One of my main characters is a British born Pakistani with strict Muslim parents. I don't plan on having his faith play a HUGE role in my story, but i would like to be reasonably accurate with the information i do apply to the story in regards to his faith, so i just wanted to know; 1. I plan on having the father be a 'person of stature' in the muslim community. Is there a name for this? I'm not sure if i want him to be an Imam, but is there perhaps a name for somebody who is highly regarded in the community? 2. As a Muslim aged 10-16 in the story, I want one of his main themes to be battling between the life of a typical Londoner, and his parents pushing for him to be a Strict Muslim. What sort of Classes(I'm not sure thats the right term to use) or Studies, would a Muslim such as his father try and push for him to do? Is there a generic set of rules that i can refer to when writing more about him? By this, i am talking about maybe Arabic/Urdu lessons etc 3. Although i do not want the father to be perceived as racist, i DO want to write him as 'pushing' for his son to play a bigger role in the community. What would be some LOGICAL arguments he might make that would make for his son not to hang around with a typical London boy with a Christian background? 4. When writing about this. Is there any particular areas of the religion i should stay away from? While i want to touch on religion in the story, i don't want it to play a hugely serious role, as it is likely to offend people. But religion does play an important part of my characters identity, so it's important to mention it. Thanks in advance for the help guys!