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Through September

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


3 September

Calligraphy Tour 2016

Join us on our calligraphy tour and delve into something new and exciting whilst helping our Orphans Worldwide campaign. We will be joined by the talented Samiur Rahman from House of Calligraphy who will guide you on your master class in calligraphy. The best part of the day is you get to take away a piece of beautiful artwork created by YOU and gift it to a loved one.

Venue: Hasanat College, Leigh Road, Brimingham, B8 2YH

Time: 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

Fee: £30 sign up

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The Great London Monopoly Walk

SKT Welfare proudly presents to you The Great London Monopoly Walk 2016!  Join #TeamSKT as we travel up and down the real life Monopoly board, paying a visit to each of the famous streets in London! The walk itself lasts approximately six hours (including a lunch break!)

Venue: Meeting point – Euston Station, London NW1 2RT

Time: 10.00 AM sharp

Fee: Registration £5, Sponsorship £75

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7 – 12 October

Calligraphy Course

In this non-traditional calligraphy course, students will not use reed pens and repetitive copying. Instead, they will return to the original source of Arabic calligraphy, the Kufi family of styles, and study it with a modern design approach. They will learn the essence of the letters and how it expresses itself in different styles; spacing, proportions and the uniquely Arabic concept of kashida; compositional approaches including the highly specialised Square Kufic. Each of these design notions will be accompanied by a practical exercise to anchor the theory and allow students to learn from each other. The course will culminate in a final project where the student chooses a word or phrase and creates their own composition for it.

Venue: Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

Dates: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct 5, 12

Time:  6.00 PM – 8.00 PM

Fee: £205

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10 September

Glass making, cutting and trading in the Sassanian empire

A gallery talk by Anne Haworth, independent speaker. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.  They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 52, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.


Gardens of Paradise (Lecture)

The phrase most frequently used in the Qur’an to describe the Gardens of Paradise is “Jannat tajri min tahtiha al-anhar”, ‘Gardens Underneath Which Rivers Flow’: these gardens are the archetype upon which all traditional Islamic gardens are based. They also contain some  profound spiritual symbolism.  The talk will be given by Emma Clark, PSTA.

Venue: High Wycombe Library, HP11 2DH

Time: 2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Fee: £5


15 September

Textiles of the Islamic World

Textiles of the Islamic world are wide ranging and exquisite representing many different histories and cultures through form, colour and pattern. John Gillow – who will be leading this talk – is an expert in his field and both entertaining and informed!

Venue: High Wycombe Library, HP11 2DH

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £5


17 September

History of British Muslims Symposium

Cambridge Muslim College is pleased to announce the forthcoming symposium on the history of British Muslims. Various speakers will address important historical figures and events.  Program available:  Supper will be provided.

Venue: Cambridge Muslim College, 14 St Paul’s Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EZ

Time: 9.30 AM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £10


Depression and Islamic Counselling

This short programme on Muslim mental health will address some of the core mental health difficulties experienced in the Muslim community from the perspective of Islamic counselling. The talks are open to the public for Muslims and mental health professionals. Islamic counselling based on the teaching of Islam is a therapeutic approach to working with mental health problems that has been practised in the Muslim community for 30 years Abdullah Maynard has been an Islamic counsellor for 20 years independently and with the Lateef Project. He also teaches Islamic counselling.

Venue details and booking: Email Abdullah Maynard

Time: 2.30 PM – 5.00 PM

Fee: £50

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22 September

Ethics and Islam – The Muslim Farmer

Speakers Lufti and Ruby Radwan discuss why environmental ethics are central to Islamic philosophy and practice. Learn about how a working farm in Oxfordshire operates with respect to these principles and why this is so necessary today.

Venue: High Wycombe Library, HP11 2DH

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £5


Exploring The Islamic Faith

Speaker Dr Ahmad Achtar of Heythrop College, London talks about what we really know about Islam. The conflicting messages today are confusing but the original message was so simple and emphasised peace and tolerance.

Venue: Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £5


27 September

Stories From Palestine

Event organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Venue: Desmond Tutu House, Ashgrove, Bradford BD7 1BN

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM


29 September

Islamic Buildings Restoration

Buildings from across Islamic civilisations express the countries and cultures of their origins but through them are woven basic Islamic principles and philosophy. Waleed Arafa has built buildings in far flung places and uses these experiences to convey the importance of restoration.

Venue: High Wycombe Library, HP11 2DH

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £5


1 October

Arabic and arabesques: Themes in Islamic art

A gallery talk by Carolyn Perry, independent speaker. Gallery talks last 45 minutes.  They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 34, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.


The Urban Muslim Woman Show ’16

A pioneering event that is aimed solely at promoting strong and independent female professionals, entrepreneurs, designers and students within the Muslim community. It is a celebration of the many achievements and successes of Muslim women and aims to inspire future generations with messages of empowerment and support.  The show, now in its 6th year, returns once again in London to empower women with motivating speeches; spectacular exhibitions, a dazzling runway show with Islamic designers, live entertainment, a luxury dining experience.

Venue: The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, 86 Duke St, Mayfair, London W1K

Time: 4.30 PM – 10.30 PM

Fee: Normal ticket – £49, VIP – £65 + £2.75 (booking fee)

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6 October

Pilgrims’ Progress, Pilgrims’ rest: in search of the camps on the Hajj roads to Mecca

In this talk, Claudine Dauphin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, discusses recent fieldwork investigating the archaeology of two pilgrim roads in Jordan, running 425km from the Syrian border to the Saudi Arabian frontier. Using RAF aerial photographs of 1953, and applying modern archaeological methods, the main Hajj road was plotted, and six medieval and twelve Ottoman camps and caravanserais were discovered. This study allows us to reconstruct the natural landscapes of Hajj pilgrim resting places in Jordan as ‘sacred landscapes’ – a first in Islamic landscape archaeology.

Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 4.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Fee: Free, booking essential



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