Listing of Events

Through July

Commentary (Tafseer) of the Holy Qur’an

Conducted by Shaykh M S Bahmanpour
Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB
Time: Every Friday starting at 7.30 PM


1 July

Dua Abu Hamza

Recitation of Dua Abu Hamza by Sheikh Hassan Roushandel followed by Iftar.
Venue: Kanoon Towhid, 30-32 Southerton Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PH


2 July

Ramadan Calligraphy Tour

Join the calligraphy tour this Ramadhan and delve into something new and exciting whilst helping ‘Orphans Worldwide Campaign’. You will be joined by Samiur Rahman from House of Calligraphy who will guide you on your master class in calligraphy and you get to take away a piece of beautiful artwork created by YOU.

Venue: Hasanat College, Leigh Road, Birmingham, B8 2YH
Time:  Starts at 10.00 AM
Fee: £30
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The 1916 Arab Revolt

July 2016 marks the centenary of the Arab Revolt, made famous to British audiences through the involvement of T E Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia. In this study day a panel of experts will explore the many perspectives on the reasons and course of the Revolt. Chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford.
In association with the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation.

Venue: The British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre
Ticket:  £28
Ticket Desk: (0)20 7323 8181


3 July

Al Quds Day 2016

Organised by the Quds Committee of the IHRC, people from all over the country will be uniting for the freedom of the oppressed in Palestine and beyond.  The rally will march through the busy streets of London to Grosvenor Square.  Speakers include:  Michel Warschawski – Israeli Anti-Zionist Activist, Aadam Siciid Muuse – NUS Black Students and Mick Naiper – Scottish PSC.

Venue: Assembly at Duchess Street
Time: Starts at 3.00 PM
More info: email


Through 3 July

Building Bridges Shared Spaces Festival Bristol

The interfaith project Salaam Shalom was founded in 2006 with the intention of promoting greater familiarity and understanding between Muslims and Jews, as well as the wider communities that they are part of.  The art exhibition Shared Spaces is a recent offering from the project. In its second year, this presentation of artworks from Jewish and Muslim artists is a powerful example of how art can be used to build bridges where contact or connection is not always straightforward.

The ultimate aim of the project is to promote a more tolerant and socially cohesive society by encouraging dialogue between different communities; Salaam Shalom is proof that the Arts are a fundamental building block in this process.

Venue: The Grant Bradley Gallery, St Peters Court, 1 Bedminster Parade, Bristol, BS3 4AQ
Time: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM
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I AM with Them: A Photographic Manifesto for the Refugees

Photographer Anne A. R. follows the lives of thousands of refugees – mostly from Syria – from the Greek Island of Lesbos en route to Germany, giving voice to her subjects while capturing their fears, courage and hopes.  Anne A. R.’s photographic manifesto restores their identity, dignity and humanity.

Venue: Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris


English lecture every night of the holy month of Ramadan

Leturer by Sheikh A Haneef

Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QBm
Timeone hour before Iftar, followed by prayers and iftar


9 July

Lotus, sun and Yogi: from the Indus to Islam

A gallery talk by Hilary Lewis Ruttley, independent speaker and founding director of Calm Energy Yoga. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.  They are given by museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 56, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM
Fee: Free, drop in.


Through 10 July

Calligraphy and Calligraphic Art of Pakistan

The exhibition highlights valuable works of the most famous contemporary Pakistani calligraphers. Arabic script, used from the outset in the text of the Qur’an in its most refined form, has a unique place in classical Islam, even being found in the architecture of mosques and other types of buildings where it acquired an important decorative function that integrated Arabesque ornamental styles.  As an art form, calligraphy continues to be enriched and progressively developed over time as Pakistani calligraphers find inspiration in tradition while bringing their art to present-day audiences.

Venue: Museo Nazionale d’Arte “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome


14 July

Lecture: Sicily under Muslim rule

Alex Metcalfe of Lancaster University, presents an illustrated introduction to the cultures and peoples of Muslim Sicily between the 9th and 11th centuries.  During this little-known but pivotal period, the island became an independent colony of Arab Muslim North Africa in which settlers from the Islamic world intermingled with the Byzantine Greek population in an increasingly multilingual, inter-confessional and multicultural space.  Among its many legacies was the great cultural and political metropolis of Palermo which came to be one of the largest and wealthiest cities in Europe.

Venue: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Time: 1.30 PM – 2.30 PM
Fee: Free, Booking essential


15 – 17 July

FOSIS 53rd Annual Conference

The FOSIS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of Muslim students in the UK – it’s the place where the next generation of Muslim leaders come together under one roof for three days to discuss the future of our Federation and our community.  This year the conference is set around the Seerah of the Prophet(s) and is titled “The Pathway of the Prophet”. We aim to revive our relationship with the seerah through relating lessons from the seerah to today’s society.

Venue:  University of Manchester
Tickets: £25
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16 July

Sky Dive for Africa

Event organised by Islamic Help Volunteers.

Venue: Ombersley Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 8UR
Time: 5.00 PM
Fee: £70
Fundraising Target: £500


18- 20 July

Shifting Cultures and Rituals in the Medieval Mediterranean

Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner will be giving a paper called ‘Muslim Norms in Jewish Writing’.

Venue: Konstanz, Germany
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25 July – 1 August

Summer Equestrian Leisure Retreat (Sisters Only)

Escape to the country at Pennybridge House for three days or a week with Al Buraq Club. This prestigious property, set in eight acres, makes the perfect venue for an equestrian orientated vacation. Unwind in a feminine environment with full spa and leisure facilities… win enviable luxury prizes in our contests and saddle up for a fun – packed range of equine activities! Riders of all levels are welcome, even beginners.

Venue: Pennybridge House, Wadhurst, East Sussex, UK
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