BeLiFS Becoming Literate in Faith Setting

The BeLiFS Team

Zahir Rafiq


Zahir Rafiq is an artist and a graphic designer. He specialises in contemporary Islamic art and website development. He has exhibited his work around the UK, most recently at the South Bank Centre in London.


He has worked with organisations such as South Yorkshire Police to produce artwork for a poster campaign and also participated in a national exhibition for Islamic Awareness Week, on the theme of "Your Muslim Neighbour.” He believes art can be used to increase tolerance and understanding between people from different cultural backgrounds. This was evident when he worked in partnership with the Rotherham Tourist Initiative to hold the first exhibition of Islamic art within a Christian Church at All Saints in Rotherham.


Zahir joined the Belifs team in March 2012. His task was to design a website that represented the four faith groups that participated in the project, presented the data collected from the families in an interactive and visually appealing format.