Stepping into Adulthood 2019 (Unity Family Services) @ Glasgow Al-Meezan


March 23, 2019 @ 2:15 pm – 5:45 pm
44 141 427 7001
1 Rowan Rd
Glasgow G41
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This unique event has returned due to popular demand!

Unity Family Services brings you a free, unique and unmissable opportunity for Muslim children and parents to learn about physical and emotional changes of children stepping into adulthood, as well as an insight into the Islamic perspective that goes with such a crucial life stage.

A series of interactive workshops will be held for young boys, girls (P6, P7 & S1 ONLY) and their respective parents.

-Physical Changes
-Emotional Changes
-Islamic Perspective

This valuable information will be taught and discussed by local experts in their field who are active and influential figures in the Muslim community. Sessions will be separate for boys, girls and parents, with children receiving sessions by same-gender teachers (see biographies below). The sessions will be informative, interactive and informal, with plenty of opportunity for questions (including those that can be asked in private).
Children and parents will both receive handouts, so key information is not forgotten. All this in less than half a day – spaces are limited, so register without delay!

Please note – no creche facilities are available.


To register, email and provide the following details:

1. Name of child
2. Age and school year-group of child
3. Name of accompanying adult

– Please note, children cannot attend without one or both parents or a suitable guardian, and adults cannot attend without bringing a child.

– Limited spaces. First come, first serve.

– Free event. Includes course materials and refreshments.
– Suggested donation of £10 per child.


2.15pm Registration
2.45pm Programme starts
4.25pm Break for refreshments and Maghrib
4.50pm Programme continues
5.45pm Close


Shaykh Hassan Rabbani
Shaykh Hassan Rabbani is a Graduate of Al-Azhar University. He has completed an M.A in Islamic Studies and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and Glasgow. He currently serves as a religious consultant to various mosques and organisations in Glasgow. He teaches the iSyllabus and currently serves as the Muslim Chaplain of Heriot Watt University. He has also completed a COSCA in counselling and therapy.

Ustadha Tayyiba Ahmad
Tayyiba Ahmad completed her BA (HONS) LLB from Brunel University. She went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course and training, qualifying as a Barrister which she worked as for several years, focusing on Family Law. In 2007 she took a sabbatical and travelled to Tarim, Yemen, were she studied for a number of years in Dar al Zahra taking sacred knowledge from illumined teachers. Dar al Zahra was established by and is under the guidance of Habib Umar bin Salim bin Hafidh. She returned back to the UK in 2016 with her family, where they try to make a meaningful contribution to the community around them.

Dr Aman Durrani
Dr Aman Durrani is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. He has been involved in youth and community voluntary work with Muslims for over 20 years. He has held senior leadership positions at a local and national level with the Young Muslims, Glasgow University Muslim Students Association (GUMSA) and the Islamic Society of Britain. He is currently undertaking the iSyllabus Plus Advanced Course.

Dr Sadia Mohammed
Dr Sadia Mohammed is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist working in a specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) within the NHS. She has experience of assessing and managing children & adolescents with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems, which also involves working with their families. Sadia has been involved in Islamic activities since her own adolescence and has successfully completed the iSyllabus Diploma Course. She has taught on the iSyllabus for Schools programme and has recently started mentoring secondary school pupils. She is married with two children.

Dr Nazim Ghouri
Dr Nazim Ghouri is a Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow. He is also a trustee for Unity Family Services. Nazim’s clinical work includes dealing with teenagers who have puberty-related problems. He has completed the iSyllabus Plus Advanced Course. He has been involved in student, community and professional work for nearly 20 years, with particular interests in educating the community in the areas of health and learning Islam, including publishing work in leading medical journals relating to Islam and ethnicity. He has overseen the running of this event in previous years and previously delivered sessions to boys for Young Muslims on puberty and on ritual purification.

Dr Sahira Dar
Dr Sahira Dar is a Glasgow-based GP Partner with a special interest in Lifestyle Medicine. She is a partner at the Pure Remedy Well-being Clinic and is a Master NLP Practitioner. Sahira is married, has three children and has completed the iSyllabus Plus Advanced Course. Sahira is involved in a variety of Islamic and charitable organisations in the local community and has experience in engaging with the youth in our community. Her particular interests are in educating our community in matters of health and Islam especially when related to Women’s Health. She is currently on the executive committee of the Glasgow branch of Islamic Society of Britain and is regional co-ordinator for the British Islamic Medical Association.