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
Through to 23 June
This solo exhibition is dedicated to the influential Egyptian modernist painter Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985). ARABÉCÉDAIRE explores Abdalla’s extensive archives, looking at him both as an artist and as a researcher. This will be the first exhibition in the UK of this significant Egyptian artist. The title of the exhibition is rooted in the French word ‘Abécédaire’ meaning a visual alphabet primer. This exhibition will focus on six resonant words to examine the development of Abdalla’s visual language and political ideas through previously unseen material and archives.
Venue: The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW
More info: http://mosaicrooms.org/event/arabecedaire/
1 – 11 May
The Art of the Islamic Pattern
A two-week intensive course on Islamic Patterns. Students will be taught the basic principles of geometric design and then progress to patterns from medieval Iran/Persia, where Islamic art reached an extraordinary peak of perfection.
Venue: Hub67, 67 Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5HA
Timings: 10:00 AM – 4.45 PM (3:15 PM Tue, Thurs)
Fees: Week 1: £320 (including materials) / £160 Deposit. 2 weeks: £600 (including materials) / £300 Deposit.
More info: 07900466866 / 07906844321
The Importance of Interfaith in Terms of Social Justice
A talk by Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB
Time: 5.30 PM
Entry: Free, but booking essential
More info: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events/rowan-williams-the-importance-of-interfaith-in-terms-of-social-justice
The Art of Speaking from the Heart
The art of speaking from the heart, a monthly poetry workshop led by poet and performer Sukina Pilgrim. These monthly workshops are tailored to bring out the creative voice and reflections within you, using creative writing, group sessions and paired discussions. Open to all levels, no experience is necessary. Absolute beginners and seasoned writers welcome.
Venue: Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, London NW6 7ST, UK
Timings: 2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Noor Orphans Annual Gala Dinner
Join us for an evening of inspirational speeches, mouth-watering food, activity-packed crèche and never-seen-before auction and raffle prizes! All while we help orphans in Iraq who are suffering from critical illnesses and preventable diseases.
Venue: Premier Banqueting London, 1 Canning Road, London, Harrow, HA3 7TS
Time: 6.00 PM – 11.00 PM
More info: http://noororphansfund.org/gala2018
May 15 will mark 70 years since the mass displacement of Palestinians from their land in 1948, who remain exiled in their millions until today. Those that experienced the Nakba in 1948 have since witnessed up to four successive generations endure displacement, poverty and refugee-hood. We’re commemorating the Nakba, with keynote speaker Professor Karma Nabulsi-Will who will offer a Palestinian narrative that is often overlooked. She will look at what the Nakba was and how it impacted Palestinians at the time and how it continues to impact Palestinians. As well as this, we have Avi Shlaim, who will discuss the history of the Nakba and how it has often been mistold and what the Israel narrative has been and how it has impacted Palestinians.
Venue: Royal Horticultural Halls, The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, SW1P 2QW
Time: 5.00 PM – 9.30 PM
More info: http://www.ukislamicevents.net/#event|nakba-narratives-london|9935
A Silent Refugee
Fundraising event with guest speaker Dr Uthman Lateef. The aim is to raise awareness on how we can make a difference to the people who most need our help in Yemen, Syria and Rohingya. There will also be an auction as well as eye-witness accounts. A three-course meal will be provided.
Venue: Amba Hotel, Bryanston St, Marylebone, W1H
Time: From 5.30 PM
More info: http://www.ukislamicevents.net/#event|a-silent-refugee-a-childs-for-help-london|9947
5 & 6 May
The Fourth International Conference on Shi’i Studies
This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies.
Organiser: The Islamic College
Venue: 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW
Contact number: +44 (0) 20 8451 9993
5 – 13 May
Ramadan Preparation Seminar
Please join us for this unique and interactive seminar by Tadabbur Institute about the blessed month of Ramadan. Maximise your chances to make the best out of the month of change, development and reconnection with the book of Allah.
Venues: Sheffield, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds
Tickets: £10 (Lunch provided)
More info/Details: email@example.com
How to Eat Well in Ramadan
HSBC Muslim Network, in association with HSBC, is delighted to announce ‘How to Eat Well in Ramadan: A Nutritionist Explains’, where our guest nutritionist Sylvia Salvendy will be coming in to speak on health and well-being during Ramadan. She will answer questions, clear misconceptions and provide sample menus.
Venue: HSBC, 8 Canada Square, Floor 34, Room 17, Canary Wharf, E14 5HQ
Time: 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM
More info /booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-eat-well-in-ramadan-a-nutritionist-explains-tickets-44908567735
(TIMES) Forum 2nd Annual Post-graduate Symposium
The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post-Graduate Forum has been formed to facilitate discussion amongst Post-graduate taught and Post-graduate research students interested in any of the fields related to TIMES including theology; philosophy; history; law; politics; social policy; and the arts literature language and culture of the Islamic world.
Venue: Muirhead Tower, Main Lecture Theatre, G15, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT
Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
More info: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/theologyandreligion/
Islamic illumination introductory workshop
In this Islamic illumination introductory workshop, you will complete a small illumination with gouache gold, outline it with black ink and paint the background. You will also learn the history of Islamic illuminations and see various examples from the masters.
Venue: Cass Art Islington, 66-67 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AB
Time: 1.30 PM – 5.30 PM
More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-illumination-introductory-workshop-in-cass-art-islington-tickets-43125490503
12 & 13 May
Palestine on the Thames
Join us in marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba by exploring its meaning to many of us. The theme is ‘Nakba In My Present’ and we will be holding a number of presentations by speakers, sharing their views, feelings, experiences about what Nakba means to them. We will also host a vibrant programme including art, workshops, stalls and pop-up shops. There will be a raffle, excellent food and good discussion.
Venue: Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, NW6 7ST
Time: 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM
More info: Salah AbuEin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Author Evening: ’20 Q&As on Black Europe‘
An evening with author Stephen Small, Professor of African American Studies at University of California, Berkeley. His book puts Black people in Europe at the centre of analysis, defines and interrogates the key aspects of Black Europe, and describes and elaborates the circumstances of Black people across twelve nations in Europe. The primary focus is on citizenship and institutional racism – rather than on immigration and assimilation. An analysis of gender is at the core of the book.
Venue: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8PA
Time: From 6.30 PM
More info: http://www.ukislamicevents.net/#event|author-evening-20-qas-on-black-europe-islamic-human-rights-commission-wembleylondon|9768
14 May to 16 July
Persian Calligraphy, Nasta’liq Script
By Keramat Fathinia
This ten-week exercise-based Persian calligraphy course is a continuation of a previous course suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced levels. It is based on a one-to-one teaching method, so everyone will be given the instructions based on their own level and previous experience. You will learn the writing techniques of the Nasta’liq script during the course, and the first session will start with a general introduction to the traditional tools, materials, and various Islamic calligraphy styles.
Keramat Fathinia is a Persian calligrapher who has been teaching calligraphy for over 16 years. He has had several exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations in both Iran and London.
Venue: MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square Room: MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Fees: £250 and £20 for materials and tools.
To register visit: https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/london-middle-east-institute/short-courses/persian-calligraphy-nastaliq-script-summer-2018
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Tel: 020 7898 4330/4490
Book Launch: Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called ‘the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam’ by the BBC and this, his most recent book, completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the Muslim world.
The Woolf Institute will host the launch as part of an Iftar to ensure that Muslim attendees can also eat after evening falls. The Iftar will start at 8.30-8.45pm and the Institute’s ‘Quiet Space’ will be made available for prayers.
Venue: Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB
Time: 8.00 PM – 10.00 PM
Entry: Free, but booking is essential