Lord Sheikh, alongside Baroness Uddin, arranged a remembrance meeting to celebrate the life, achievements and legacy of the late Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn.
The meeting was held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 in the River Room in the House of Lords.
Lord Sheikh and Baroness Uddin were joined by members of Lord Adam Patel’s family, fellow Parliamentarians and others who knew him.
There were a number of heartfelt speeches given by the following:
Baroness Smith of Basildon, Shadow Leader of the House of Lords
Kate Hollern MP for Blackburn
Dr Al-Dubayan, Director General of the Islamic Cultural Centre and London Central Mosque
Dr Syed Mohiud-din MBE, British Hajj Delegation
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE DL, Muslim Council of Britain
Members of the Late Lord Adam Patel’s family also participated in the proceedings: his grandsons, Mr Faris Seth and Mr Umar Patel recited from the Holy Qu’ran and his son, Hon Ilyas Patel spoke. The Master of Ceremony was Mr Ahmed Azam.
During his speech, Lord Sheikh spoke of how he would remember the Late Lord Adam Patel. He included anecdotes and reflected on the Late Lord Adam Patel’s achievements and his dedication to Islam and social cohesion in British society. Lord Sheikh stressed that Late Lord Adam Patel was indeed a pioneer and a true role model.