In 1977, Ibrahim Hewitt played to the Queen in her Silver Jubilee. In 2002, he was a guest at her Golden Jubilee in acknowledgement of his work as a leading British Muslim. So how did a trombone-playing Geordie lad with nominal faith end up making the pilgrimage to Makkah? Join him to find out.
Ibrahim Hewitt is the Head of an independent Muslim primary school in Leicester and the chairman of Interpal, the Palestinian Relief and Development Fund. From 2004-6, he was an Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain. Born into a nominally Christian family in Tynemouth, Ibrahim embraced Islam in 1981.