Do you have questions about living as a young Muslim in secular Britain?
Maybe you feel you?re missing out on job opportunities because your colleagues carry on work discussions in the pub - should you join them? Or do you want to support a political party in Britain but worry that its policies conflict with Islam?
Or perhaps you want to set up a business but aren't sure about how to avoid interest?
Shariah TV is a groundbreaking new discussion series on Channel 4, tackling the real issues of living a Muslim lifestyle within secular British society. People aged 18-35 are invited to join our studio audience to seek advice and clarity on personal dilemmas from our panel of highly respected Imams and Islamic experts.
The five-part series provides a unique opportunity for both Muslim viewers and those of other faiths to see Islam examined in an honest, sensitive and unsensationalised way, and is a chance to unravel confusions that people may have about Islam. The five programmes will cover the following topics:
Programme 1: Perceptions of Islam
Confronting and clarifying Islam and its common misunderstandings both within and outside Islam, e.g. media misrepresentation, stereotypes, etc.
Programme 2: Family Islam
Issues of relationships, marriage, interfaith relationships, Shariah law versus civil law, children, education, etc.
Programme 3: Consumer Islam
Financial issues, e.g. interest, Islamic finance, careers, women working, and the 'cultural' issues, e.g. music, films, TV, youth behavior.
Programme 4: Citizen Islam
Muslim involvement in British society, politics, police, army, foreign policy, etc.
Programme 5: Faiths encountering Islam / Islam encounters others
An interfaith dialogue with other religious figures and audience members.
The success of the series depends on good, practical questions from the studio audience that are based on real personal experiences
If you are between 18 and 35 years, and have an issue or a problem - large or small - that you'd like clear, uncomplicated and realistic advice on from our panel of highly respected Imams and Islamic experts, why not ask it on Shariah TV?
If you?d like to get involved or find out more, email email@example.com providing contact details and a brief explanation of your dilemma or question that you?d like to put to the Panel. Alternatively, call Jo on: 020 8950 4426 or visit our website.
Filming will take place on Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th April and Sunday 25th April at Channel 4 studios near Watford - you only need to be available for one of the dates. All travel expenses and hospitality will be provided.