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Listing of Events - July /Agust 2017

Through July

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

Contact: 0207 604 5500


2 July

Shubbak Festival of Arab Culture: Survival of the artist

From Palmyra to the old city of Aleppo, the destruction of ancient sites has been widely reported in the media. This one-day symposium, presented by the Mosaic Rooms and as part of the Shubbak Festival of Arab Culture at the British Museum, addresses the challenges artists, individuals, institutions and commentators face in times of unprecedented challenge. It is divided into three sessions, and looks at the themes of censorship, artists at risk and heritage destruction. Sessions will include presentations from each of the participants, panel discussions and audience Q&As.

Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum

Time: 10.00 AM – 5.30 PM

Tickets:  £20


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Digital workshop: Explore Islamic patterns

Craft a repeating geometric pattern inspired by the objects in the Islamic world gallery. Use smartphones to explore beautiful and complex patterns, and then create your own using design software.  Sessions last up to 120 minutes. To secure a place sign up on the day of the session at the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre.

Venue: Samsung Centre, the British Museum

Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM & 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Fee: Free, limited places

Age: 7+ years


7 – 9 July

Finding strength within the storm

Islamic Society of Britain will be looking at the topic of wellbeing: spiritual, physical and emotional. Discussions will take place on the Prophetic diet, exercise, self-care, positive thinking, the importance of gratitude and Dhikr as well as looking at mental wellbeing issues such as the effects of Racism and Islamophobia on our youth, low self-esteem, anxiety, exam stress, grief, negative body image, depression and eating disorders.

Venue: The Islamic Foundation, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9 SY

Time: 7 July 6.30 PM – 9 July 5.00 PM

Fee: £62

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8 July

Nigeria Muslim Forum UK Youth: Young Professionals Eid Dinner

Celebrate Eid in style with our biggest ever Youth event. An evening of fun, entertainment and plenty of laughter as we gather together to celebrate Eid with an African twist.  With our headline act, Comedian Nabil Abdul Rashid! An event not to be missed.

Venue: Eastern Pearl, 250 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 0BG

Time: 5.00 PM – 11.00 PM

Tickets: £25

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8 & 9 July

Palestine Expo 2017

The biggest social, cultural and entertainment Pro-Palestinian event in Europe, in a year of immense significance for Palestine.  Will include: Exhibitions – International Speakers – Interactive Zone – Gallery – Conferences – Knowledge Village – Food Quarter – Student Hub

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London.

Time: 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Tickets: £30 (Adults both days) / £10 (Children both days)  / other packages available

For Sponsorship and stall bookings contact:


11 – 16 July

Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat

The course ‘Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat’, introduces students to the academic study of Islam via an exploration of major topics in Islamic Studies such as: Islamic Thought, Reading Qur’an and Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Lifestyle in the West, Islamic Moral Values and Islamic History.

The course is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the academic and Hawzah programs of the Islamic College.  There will be 24 hours of teaching and the rest of the time will be spent on visits to Islamic centres and London attractions.

Venue: The Islamic College, 133 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SW

Fee: Free.  Food and Accommodation will be provided.

Registration: online:  OR via email:


14 – 16 July

Be The Change – UK Tour

This Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) convention is an attempt by the youth to help overcome new challenges of communication and integration. The convention aims to promote stronger ties through reviving the Islamic tradition of education, tolerance and introspection, and across cultural lines through points of commonality and respect.


14 July – The Principal Manchester, The Ballroom, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA

15 July –  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP

16 July –  indigo at The O2, Millennium Way Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0AX

Fee: £20

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15 July

Scafell Pike Challenge (Human Relief Foundation)

Join us for a climb up the highest mountain in England in aid of Syrian refugees! Trek Scafell Pike and see the magnificent views and beautiful scenery. Transport will be available from Bradford.

Time: 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM

Registration fee: £20

Target: £100

Contact:  Mustafa on 07943542392 or email


18 July

Faith, affiliation, identity – Muslim-Jewish-Christian relations in theory and practice

A Woolf Institute program.

Speaker: Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner

Venue: Edith-Stein-Kreis, Herz Jesu Kirche Weimar, Germany

Time: 7:30 PM


27 – 30 July

1st UK Muslim Scout International Jamboree

2017 will see the first ever Muslim Scout International Jamboree to be held in the UK!  A jamboree is a huge gathering of Scouts from across the world for the purposes of fun, learning, adventure and friendship. This year, MSF would like to invite you to join us in discovering “Planet Earth” at the 2017 Muslim Scout International Jamboree. For the first time, over 1,000 Muslim scouts from across the globe will come together for four unforgettable days of cultural exchange, learning, peace, and friendship.

Venue: Kibblestone Campsite, Kibblestone Road, Oulton, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8UJ

Fee: £50

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30 July

Muslim Instashop Expo

Join us at the First Muslim Instashop Expo held in Birmingham! Bringing together Great Muslim Enterprises from across the U.K!  Supporting and Celebrating the Journey of Small to Medium Enterprises within the Muslim Market!

Venue: West Bromwich Leisure Centre, Moor Street, West Bromwich, B70 7AZ, Brimingham.

Time: 11.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Entry: Free

More info: call 07712 229704 or follow @M_Instashop on Instagram


2 August

Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge

Now in its 8th year, join the Muslim Hands team in Tanzania and climb the highest mountain in Africa to help feed orphans & needy children!  Rising almost 20,000 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and has been nicknamed “the roof of Africa”. Set across the stunning Serengeti plains, participants can expect to encounter anything from rainforests, moorland, alpine deserts and glaciers.   *Only 15 places available

Venue: Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Registration fee: £300

Fundraising target:  Min £3500

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4 – 6 August

Seminar for Arabian Studies 2017

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international forum that meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922).

Venue: The British Museum

Time: 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Fee: All three days £100, concessions £75, full-time students £50

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5 August

Yemen’s architectural heritage in peril – The MBI Al Jaber Foundation Public Lecture

Yemen possesses one of the world’s finest treasure-troves of architecture, displaying a wondrous array of vernacular styles. Three of its ancient cities – Shibam, Sana and Zabīd – are UNESCO World Heritage sites.   In this lecture, Trevor Marchand, SOAS, will take stock of the damage incurred as well as some of the current efforts to safeguard buildings and to sustain conservation programmes. He will also address factors – in addition to military conflict – that represent perhaps more enduring challenges to the survival of Yemen’s architecture and traditional building practices.

Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM

Fee: Free, booking essential

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Tandem Skydive to #KickTheThirst

A Human Relief Foundation campaign to raise funds to provide water for those in need throughout Africa. Conquer your fears and sign up to the Sky Dive to #KickTheThirst. Tandem Skydive (female instructor available), 15,000 ft.

Registration: £200

Fundraising target: £720

More info: Contact or 0161 312 3434


5-6 August

The Making of A Leader: Empowering Leadership with Prophetic Values

In this unique, practical and action-oriented course, you will learn how to become a dynamic leader through empowerment in key elements of your personality.

Venue: London, UK (tbc)

Time: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Tutor: Edris Khamissa

Fee: £60

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31st Oct – 2nd Nov

World Halal Expo 2017

Showcasing a convergence of an Ethical Lifestyle with ‘Halalonomics’, the World Halal Expo is a two-day International Halal Trade & Tourism exhibition for the Global Halal industry to meet the key players of UK Halal market, providing a comprehensive business platform to connect the trade & industry with the trillion dollars Global Halal market.  A high impact business platform to look at the lucrative business opportunities that the global halal market presence offers and to cater to the needs of the halal producers, traders and business leaders looking to expand their business globally.

Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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