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Abdul Hamid Bashir

  • Islam
  • Ghana
  • Male
  • Ghana
  • Western Africa
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Founder, Al-Islaah Center

Sheikh Kishk has a decade of experience as an imam, teacher and sscholar, calling to Islam an and dispelling misconceptions about Islam. With he founded the Al-Islaah Center, a think tank to propagate peacebuilding, tolerance, conflict management, capacity building and interfaith dialogue. He also heads the Islamic Ummah of Ghana, an NGO focused on educating Muslims and non-Muslims on the need for peaceful coexistence for socio-economic development. He holds a master’s degree in Islamic law and is currently pursuing a PhD in Islamic law, ethics and politics.

Sheikh Kishk wants to see a world where people live peacefully irrespective of their religious differences and are awarded opportunities regardless, and he has traveled across Africa to emphasise the need for peaceful coexistence. He is a member of the Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism and of the African Union Interfaith Dialogue Forum.

Sheikh Kishk has a decade of experience as an imam, teacher and scholar, having focused much of his career on dispelling misconceptions about Islam.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Religious Leaders against Election Violence, peace before, during and after the 2020 Ghanaian general elections
The project is about using the soft power of religion in ensuring peaceful elections in Ghana. the project took us to 7 regions of Ghana to meet religious leaders to pick their peace messages towards the 2020 Ghanaian general elections on videos and then uploading them on social media for a wider reach. We visited religious leaders from two major religions in Ghana; Islam and Christianity, we considered the sectorial differences within the religions to get a balanced representation. The other part of the project was symposiums and seminars, we organised two major ones in the cities of Accra and Takoradi, were we invited religious leaders to speak on the theme of the project. It wasn’t a close door event as such the public was also invited. Another segment of the project was community based advocacy on the theme, we entered the slums, ghettos, mosques, churches to speak on the theme, for this section we have lost count of how many of this we executed.