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Listing of Events

Through December

Commentary (Tafseer) of the Holy Qur’an

Conducted by Shaykh M S Bahmanpour

Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB
Every Friday starting at 7.30 PM
Contact: 0207 604 5500


 Connected Histories: Muslims in the First World War

An exhibition that explores the untold stories of the more than 400,000 Muslim soldiers in the First World War, and features personal stories and loans from relatives of those who served. The exhibition links historical research with personal testimony from people in Birmingham whose Muslim relatives served in the First World War.

Venue: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Mon – Thurs & Weekends: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM / Fri: 10.30 AM – 5.00 PM
Entry: Free


Comedy Tour for Charity

Human Appeal is aiming to warm the cockles of your heart this December with their 25 city comedy tour. As the winter cold sets in, Aamer Rahman, Imran Yusuf, Mo Amer, Guz Khan, Aatif Nawaz, Nabil AbdulRashid, Tez Ilyas will have you rolling out of your seats in laughter all night long.  Their ‘chuckles for charity’ tour is happening across the UK in aid of our winter appeal, so come and laugh your socks off for a great cause.

Dates & Venues:
Tickets: £5 (Perivale £25)
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The Syrian Crisis (talk): Andrew Mitchell MP

Mr Mitchell is a leading voice in Parliament on the Syrian crisis, serving as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Syria. In October 2016, he called in an emergency debate for protected zones inside the country.

Venue: G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Time: 5:30 PM
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Spiritual Authority of the Awliya‘ in the Shi‘I and Sufi Traditions

The Islamic College Monthly Lecture Series presents a lecture by Dr Rebecca Masterton.

Similarities between Shi‘i and Sufi doctrine have long been noted, but little analysis has been made on how and why these developed. Taking a central tenet of both, awliya‘, this lecture discusses several of its key aspects as they appear recorded in Shi‘i hadith collections, and as they appear later in one of the earliest Sunni Sufi treatises. By extension, it seeks to explore the identity of the awliya‘and their role in relation to the ‘Twelve Imams’. It also traces the reabsorption into Shi‘i culture of the Sufi definition of walaya.

Venue: Seminar room, 2nd Floor,New College Building, 133 High Road, Willesden NW10 2SW
Time: 3PM – 5PM
More info: or phone 020 84519993


3 & 4 December

Malvern Hills Trek (Extreme Walk)

This trek is a volunteer organised trek with Human Appeal and all funds raised will be going towards a pledge made for food funds for Niger. It will be carried out in The Malverns which is an area of outstanding natural beauty located in central England. The hills cover 105 square kilometres of amazing landscapes and scenery over parts of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire with the peak reaching 425m (1,394ft).

Time: Leave at 10.00 AM, arrive at 5.00 – 6.00 PM
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising target: £150 minimum
Contact: Suliman 07564630350


6 December

Open House Dialogue

Bringing the Community together, breaking barriers. Various Topics discussed in an open platform.

 Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB
Time: 7PM – 8P
Contact: 0207 604 5500
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7 December

Book Launch: ‘Palestine…it is something colonial’

The launch of Dr Hatem Bazian’s new book:  ‘Palestine… It is something colonial’. Palestine is the last settler colonial project to be commissioned in the late 19th early 20th centuries and still unfolding as we enter into the 21st Century. In centring Palestine’s modern history on settler colonial discourses, Dr Bazian provides a framework to understand and relate to the unfolding events from the late 19th century up to the present in a clear and unambiguous way.

The evening is set to feature an introduction to the Decolonising the Minds series from Amrit Publishers followed by a discussion of the book and Q&A with Dr Bazian.

Venue: P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD
Time: Starts at 6.45 PM
More info / registration: Contact Nadia +44 20 8904 4222 or email


9 & 10 December

Global Muslim Encounters: Homogenisation and Diversity across Time and Space

The 20th century is often seen as a period of increasing homogenisation within Islam. The attempted codification of Islamic law by various nation states as well as the rise of Salafism are often cited as symptoms of such a streamlining trend.This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to compare and connect such encounters as they occurred in various spatial and temporal settings since ca. 1250. Bringing together historians, art historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of comparative literature and Islamic studies who work on Islamic communities all across the globe, our aim is to analyse how Muslim travellers, scholars, state officials and migrant workers made sense of radically different forms of practical piety and religious thought they encountered while being on the move.

Venue: Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Fee: £50 / £25 (student/unwaged)
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10 December

Islamophobia Conference 2016

Themed: The Environment of Hate and the Police State, this conference organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission will include speakers such as Rob Ferguson, David Miller, Arzu Merali, Nisha Kapoor, Les Levidow and Prof. Gus John.

Two panels of experts will look at how education, the legal system and the PREVENT / Counter-terrorism regime coalesce to create an environment of hate that facilitates the operation of a de facto police state.

Venue: P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD
Time: 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Entry: Free. Registration required.  Lunch will be served.


11 December

Master class in Islamic Geometric Design

Join this master class to learn how builders and craftsmen across the Islamic world executed their designs. Even though specific eras and regions had different visual styles, they all applied the same design rules. Learn how to understand and draw patterns, using only a ruler and a pencil. Author and educator Eric Broug will show you the techniques and the design rules that have been used for many centuries. Using dozens of photos and illustrations from Islamic art and architecture, he will enable you to develop a profound understanding of how patterns were made. No prior skill or experience is needed. Just bring your curiosity and creativity.

Venue: Ben Johnson’s Studio, 10 Dalling Rd, London W6 0JB
Time: 9.30 AM – 4.30 PM
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12 – 16 December

Islamic Spain Heritage Tour

Leeds ISOC is teaming up with Islamic School Tours to offer a special trip to Al-Andalus, where Islamic Rule lasted for over 800 years. With so much to see and learn, the participants will be travelling to the cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada. The tour is being organised by Islamic School Tours on behalf of Leeds ISOC.

Deposit: £150 (non-refundable)
Payments: £145 and final payment of £120 (£420 in total)
Provisional  itinerary:
Booking and more info:


16 – 21 December

Islamic Spain Heritage Tour

University of Sheffield Islamic Circle present Al-Andalus Islamic Spain Tour with Islamic School Tours. IST specialises in educational Islamic Tours for schools, universities, masjids and private groups.

Deposit: £150 (non-refundable)
Payments: £145 and final payment of £100 (£395 in total)
Provisional  itinerary:
Contact: Br. Isa Nawaz 0753 818 6051 / Sr. Tayaba Haider 07732 502 287
Booking & info:


16 – 18 December

FOSIS Winter Conference 2016

Since its inception in 1963, the Federation of Student Islamic Societies Conferences has hosted some of the greatest speakers, including Ahmed Deedat and Malcolm X, bringing together generations of Muslim leaders.This year’s #BEAHERO three-day winter conference will highlight the importance of both historical and modern day heroes and heroines!

Venue: FOSIS, 38 Mapesbury Rd, London NW2 4JD
Time:  4.00PM – 6.00PM
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17 December

Winter Walk: Winter Aid for Refugees

Organised by Global Rahmah Foundation, this 32 mile walk from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackburn is aimed at raising funds to aid refugees through the upcoming months of bitter cold.

Meet up time: 9.00AM
Registration: £10
Minimum target: £75
Registration: or call 01254 503311
Head office: Unit 8, Blackburn Development Centre, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn BB1 5BL


22 December

Book reading: The House of Ibn Kathir

Join Nazia Jalali for a reading of The House of Ibn Kathir – The Competition Begins… Protagonist Yusif is attending a new boarding school and it’s his first time away from home. The Dar Al-ilm Academy seemed to be the ideal place for him to pursue his studies and achieve one of his lifelong ambitions – to memorise the Qur’an, or so his parents had decided. However, just when he thought he was settling in, Yusif finds himself with more on his hands than he had bargained for. When mysterious events start happening around the school, it begins to seem as if Dar Al-ilm has more in store for him than he had ever imagined!  Suitable for independent readers, from 8 years up.

Venue: IHRC Bookshop & Gallery, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA
Time: 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM
Free, but limited spaces. Booking required.
Email:  or call Kamal :020 8904 4222




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