By Azhar Aslam
We are gathered here to talk about Islam and Free Society … for many Muslims and non Muslims alike, these two words are truly antithetical Islam above any other meaning has always meant freedom from tyranny of any kind and in any form. In the first short three sentences of Surah Fateh Allah lays down the foundation of individual liberty, freedom of choice, equality, justice and rule of law.
Islam positively and actively promotes these principles and makes these the very foundation of social justice and freedom from tyranny.
…. But once in a very distant past this was not so …
Dr Azhar Aslam FRCS(G), FACS, FEACS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Specialising in Cosmetic Surgery .
Dr Aslam trained in Surgery for ten years; out of which five and a half years was in Plastic Surgery in the NHS. Pursuing his chosen speciality of Plastic Surgery, he was awarded a scholarship by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, which took him to Louisiana, USA, for a Fellowship in 1996. He furthered his expertise in Cosmetic Surgery, training and working in America , Mexico and Germany, obtaining a Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 1999.
Azhar continued to work in the NHS, finally working as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester, where he helped set up a specialist hand unit. He left the NHS in 2000 to work privately and has since built up a private Cosmetic Surgery practice in Harley Street, London. Azhar works from other clinics located across the UK as well. He has worked actively with the Department of Health, IHA and expert groups to improve the regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry. He has worked as panel advisor to the European Academy for Cosmetic Surgery and was the Academic Secretary of the British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons.