List of Events

What & where

Through June

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 June

Muslim Women and Radicalisation

An exploration of Muslim women’s involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. Dr Katherine Brown (University of Birmingham) examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. She also examines how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s rights and Muslim communities in the UK.

Venue: Hay Festival, Good Energy Stage

Time: 10.00 AM

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1 & 2 June

Be The Change Nationwide Iftaar Tour

This Ramadan, Penny Appeal is organising the perfect Iftaar for you and your family with an enlightening evening of spiritual reflection and traditional Nasheeds. The perfect way to break your fast and experience a traditional Islamic Iftaar in your home town surrounded by your community and the traditional sounds of home.  All proceeds go to Hifz Orphans campaign.


1st June – Taiba Lounge Leicester, 62 Evington Valley Rd, LE5 5LJ

2nd June – Crown Banqueting, 7 Upper Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4EG


Time: 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

Tickets: £10

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6 & 13 June

IUS – Weekly Ramadan Iftars 2018

 Speakers: 6th June – Sheikh Javad Shomali –Using Qur’an in everyday life

13th June – Sheikh Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali – Understanding God’s Mercy

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, Edgware Road W1H 4LP

Contributions are welcome:

More info: 07806511378

10 June

Al Quds Day Walk (IHRC)

Join the Justice for Palestine Committee’s annual event to march in support of the oppressed people of Palestine.

Venue: Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London, 30-32 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5DZ

Time: 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM

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12 June

Persia after Alexander the Great: decline or revival?

A 45-minute gallery talk by Vesta Curtis, British Museum. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 68, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

13 June

Workshop: People of the Book – People of Books

This workshop aims to supplement and expand on Auerbach’s ‘Mimesis’, addressing how faith and fiction slip into perceptions and representations of historical reality. Papers will focus on the Qur’an as literature (responding to Auerbach’s reading of Mark as literature); Beckett and quietism; medieval women’s literature; Jensen’s ‘Gradiva’ and Freud’s ‘Moses’.

Venue: Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB

Time: 11.30  AM – 6.00 PM

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Late Ottoman New Media: Journal Reading and Visuality During the Hamidian Era (1876-1909)

Dr Ahmet Ersoy, Associate Professor, Department of History, Boaziçi University, Istanbul and 2017-2018 Senior Fellow, Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations, Koç University, Istanbul

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Time:7:00 to 8:00 PM

Contact email:

 Tel: 07714087480

23 June

Al-Noor Annual Boat Race

The race is an event established by the Al-Noor Foundation at Fairlop Waters in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is open to all schools, faith groups, charities and corporate organisations and aims to unite the community whilst giving people the opportunity to raise money for charitable causes that are close to their hearts, by simple registering for a boat (17 people max) and participating in the race.

Venue: Fairlop Waters, Forest Road Barkingside, Essex, IG6 3HN

Time: 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Boat rentals: £750 – £1000 (No previous experience required)

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24 June

Moving stories: a Refugee Week special event

Come to the British Museum for a day of performances, films and workshops to celebrate Refugee Week, presented in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts. 2018 marks 20 years of Refugee Week celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Get involved and find out about the positive contributions refugees have made and continue to make to the UK.

Venue: Great Court and galleries, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 11.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

Hyderi Cup 2018

This 5-a-side football tournament annually supports the Martyrs Appeal in Pakistan and Iraq.

Venue: Goals Manchester, 3 Irish Town Way, Manchester, M8 0RY

Time: 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £20 per player, £15 per sub

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29 June – 1 July

Charity Trek for Rohingya

Ben Nevis charity trek to raise money in aid of Rohingya refugees.

Registration Fee: £75

Fundraising target: £200

More info:   Contact Zakir on 07889 636200

30 June

Challenging Islamophobia in Schools

MEND, Muslim Engagement and Development, would like to invite you to an afternoon of Islamophobia training for teachers and employees in the education sector.  We will be presenting our Islamophobia PHSE materials which centre around bullying, hate crime and playground Islamophobia.  Help us to roll out these important materials to schools in Birmingham.

Venue: MEND Office, 28 George Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9RG

Time: 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Entry: Free

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1 July

Islamic Education Expo

Highlighting some of the best service providers in the Islamic Education field, this is an event in which you will find all your needs catered for under one roof. If you are connected to a Muslim Supplementary School, Mosque, Weekend School, Tuition Centre or home-schooling, then this event is certainly for you.

Venue: Birmingham Central Mosque, 180 Belgrave Middleway, Highgate, B12 0XS

Time: 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Entry: Free (paid workshops available at £22.15 each)

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HHUGS Sisters Bootcamp 2018

A sweat-breaking, muscle-aching boot camp of fun, energy and total dedication! Enjoy a comfortable female-only environment and day of fitness hosted by qualified instructors from Safari MMA. HHUGS (Helping Households Under Great Stress) invites you to join sisters for a fun, active and energetic boot camp for a great cause.

Venue: Safari MMA Manor Park, Emaan Fitness, Unit 7, 56-62 Church Road, Manor Park, E12 6AF

Time: 11.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Registration fee: £20

Fundraising target: £250

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Riding a Donkey Backwards (Children’s Storytelling Event)

Why would a man ride a donkey backwards? Who would spoon yoghurt into a river? And what’s the use of painting a blank picture? Get ready to find out as Khayaal Theatre and Sean Taylor romp through 21 riotous riddles and stupendous stories all about the ancient Muslim folk character, Mullah Nasruddin. Children 6+ will love watching these traditional Islamic tales being brought to life by an award-winning company that captures their humour, wisdom and relevance to the times in which we live.

Venue: City Hall, Centenary Square. BD1 1HY, Bradford. West Yorkshire.

Time: 3.00 PM

Fee: £3

Suitable for: Ages 6+ years

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5 July

Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Taster Evening

This part-time Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) explores Middle Eastern societies, religions and cultures and the history of Islam. It enables students to develop or improve their Arabic language skills and progress to a range of degrees in the Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies department at the University of Leeds.

Venue: Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT

Time: 5.30 PM – 8.00 PM

Entry: Free

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