Listing of Events

What & Where

Through August
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 – 17 August
Islamic Patterns Summer Intensive
London Studio Directions has organised a summer school, a 1, 2 or 3 week intensive programme. It is open to students who are new to Islamic patterns, as well as those with some previous experience.
Venue: Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ
Time: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fees: £320 – £560
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4 August
Zip Wire Challenge 2018
It might be the closest experience you get to flying without going up in an aircraft! Enjoy the thrill of taking on Europe’s fastest and longest zip line at Zip World in Bethesda, North Wales. The funds you raise will go towards supporting our pioneering Children’s Eco Village in Tanzania.
Venue: Islamic Help, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 8UR
Time:9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Registration: £30
Fundraising target: £300
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8 August
How To Survive Homeschooling
Brooke Benoit is a magazine editor who, dissatisfied with her own education, originally unschooled herself in the 1980’s. She currently unschools her seven children, preferring the radical democratic or Sudbury-style of home educating. Hear about her experience and meet other like-minded individuals! This is your chance to network with other mums and dads, learn how to look after yourself and have some fun too!
Venue: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
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10 & 12 August
How to Survive
This world is full of trials and tribulations. In an ever changing world, Muslims are challenged and exerted in ways like never before. With all the modern day challenges and daily obstacles faced, how do Faith and God help us to maximise our capabilities and strengths? Drawing on Islamic principles and practical advice, this course offers a refreshing insight into not only surviving, but thriving in the maze that is this Dunya.
Speaker: Dalia Mogahed
Venue: London and Manchester (TBC)Time: 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Fee: FREE (Reservation compulsory at
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11 August
Abseil the Orbit
Muslim Hands has a new and exciting challenge for YOU to take part in at London’s iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Descend 80 metres above the ground as you abseil down the UK’s tallest sculpture.
Venue: ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, E20 2AD
Fee: £20
Fundraising target: £354 for your very own annual orphan sponsorship
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11-12 August
Halal Food Festival
A truly global mouth-watering celebration of the world’s most delicious Halal food & drink from over 100 international exhibitors, plus shopping and entertainment for the perfect summer day out. Whether you’re a well-dined halal gourmand, a newfound halal foodie, or are simply looking for a good time with friends and family, there is something for everyone at the London Halal Food Festival.
Venue: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping, E1W 2SF
Time: 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Fee: £5 – £20
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Summer Sleepover
The First ever Summer Sleepover at the Islamic Centre. Activities, BBQ & Outdoor Discussion Circle, FIFA Playstation matches, 5-A-side Football tournament and a lot more.
Brothers only. Group 1: 12-16 yrs, Group 2: 17-21 yrs
£20 per person (including Activities, Food and ov… more

12 August
Leap of Faith, Love: Perspective from a Muslim Woman
Love, marriage and family life are arguably the most important milestones of our lives. But they are also a leap of faith – a journey that requires careful planning right from the onset, important decisions at every turn and ongoing perseverance in order to achieve a truly prosperous marriage – success does not come overnight!
Speaker: Dalia Mogahed
Venue: Bradford (TBC)
Time: 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Fee: FREE (Reservation compulsory)More info:|leap-of-faith-love-ustadha-dalia-mogahed-bradford|10286

16 August
Egyptian Feast
Chef and cookery writer Anissa Helou serves up an Egyptian meal to remember in this special supper club. The evening celebrates Helou’s forthcoming cookbook, Feast, on food of the Islamic world.
Venue: The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SWTime: 7.00 pm
Fee: £35
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18 August
Muslim Women in the Workplace (SISTERS ONLY)
Join us for a rich discussion on the challenges and values of Muslim women in the workplace and the ways in which we maintain our Islamic etiquette. Ustadha Ameena Blake will speak about the topic at hand through an Islamic perspective.
Venue: Farringdon, EC1M (venue to be disclosed only to attendees)
Time: 2:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Fee: £8.45
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25 August
The Waterfall Trail
Take part in an exhilarating and beautiful trek to the top of a waterfall nestled in the beautiful mountainous regions of Wales. Transport is included for all participants from East London only. You will need to meet at the Islamic Help London office off Whitechapel Road.
Venue: Islamic Help, 7 Davenant Street, London, E1 5NB
Time: 6.15 pm
Registration: £30
Fundraising target: £200
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31 August
Wilderness Survival Day
Could you survive a day in the wilderness with nothing but your skills, determination and the natural resources around you? Put yourself to the test with our Wilderness Survival Day, a one-day course which will see you based at a woodland camp and tasked with activities like creating an emergency shelter, foraging for food and lighting fires, all to see if you can make it through the day without cracking.
Venue: Islamic Help, 19 Ombersley Rd, Birmingham B12 8UR
Time: 6.00 am – 8.00 pm
Fee: £30
Min Fundraising: £300 towards Children’s Eco Village in Tanzania.
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1 September
Animals in the Qur’an (Qur’an Study Group)
The Qur’an tells us that animals are living creatures like us. In the narratives of the Qur’an, many animals are mentioned such as the Hoopoe in the story of the Solomon, the snake in the story of Moses, the big fish in the story of Jonah and the dog in the story of the Companions of the Cave. In this seminar, we will contextualise all references to animals mentioned throughout the Qur’an.
Venue: Birkbeck University, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Time: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Fee: £15 – £100
More info: OR|animals-in-the-quran-the-quran-study-group-london|10241

5 September
UK Islamic Finance Week 2018
IFN Europe Forum once again returns to London – this time for a full week in conjunction with leading European regulators, global standard-setters, world leaders and UK and European Islamic finance practitioners. Working closely with the UK authorities and hosted in tandem with the UK government’s annual Global Islamic Financial Investment Group, the event will comprise a full one-day event along with a series of additional events, breakout sessions and focus groups throughout the following week.
Venue: Mansion House, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH
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