Listing of Events

Through November

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

Contact: 0207 604 5500


3 & 4 November

Media in Muslim Contexts

The international conference on Media in Muslim Contexts will bring together a broad and international range of researchers, policymakers and practitioners, from a variety of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. Keynote addresses and panels feature over 40 speakers addressing themes such as media and the invention of history; media and the nation; media as vehicles of resistance; iconoclasm and image wars, satire, the impact of new media and social media, studies of media in local contexts and media and youth culture.

Venue: The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, 210 Euston Rd

Kings Cross, London NW1 2DA

Time: 9.00 AM – 4.30 PM

Fee:  Free, but limited places.

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3 November

Documentary screening: Sell-Off – The abolition of your NHS

This one-hour documentary film focuses on the ongoing privatisation and dismantling of your NHS. Join IHRC for a screening of ‘Sell-Off’ which will be followed by a Q&A with speakers including Dr Bob Gill (who featured in the film). The discussion will conclude with what we can all do about all of this. Free entry. Refreshments will be provided.
Venue: IHRC Gallery, 202 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8PA

Time: 6.30pm to 9pm
More info: Call 020 8904 4222 or


4 November

Practising Islam: Expressions of faith in the public space

The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post Graduate Forum, in collaboration with the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) is delighted to invite you to a one-day conference on the implications of expressing Islam in the public space. This one-day conference offers security personnel and public sector practitioners the opportunity to explore and understand how expressions of Islam within the public domain can be interpreted by wider society, how they affect social governance and social cohesion.

Venue: The Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, Birmingham B15 2TT

Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Fee: £69.62

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8 November

The Legal Status of Muslims in Switzerland

A Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Autumn Seminar Series with René Pahud de Mortanges from University of Fribourg speaking.

Venue: ERI building, room 144, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

Time: 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

More info: Haifaa Jawad on


10 November

‘Martyrdom in Christianity and Islam with Special Reference to Imam Husayn(a)

 Islamic College of Advanced Studies’ monthly lecture series will continue with a lecture by Dr Chris Hewer. He will explore the concept of martyrdom in both Christianity and Islamic traditions.

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

Time: 3PM

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11 November

Jewels of the Qur’an: Inspirations from those nearest to Allah

Yasmin Mogahed (USA) will seamlessly relate the examples of the Prophets (as) to relevant comparisons and situations we are all familiar with, causing us to question and deeply evaluate how we respond to each situation. Do we take a moment to differentiate between how Adam(a) and Satan both reacted to a mistake? Do we understand the true paths our lives can take if we learn to make better choices, no matter how far we have strayed?

Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Time: 6.30 PM – 9.30 PM

Fee: £21 (strictly no children under 7 years)

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12 – 14 November

Islamic Calligraphy Painting Workshop By Bin Qulander

 Barikee and Gabriel Fine Arts present a three-day Islamic Calligraphy workshop conducted by the renowned Pakistani Calligrapher Bin Qulander. His work has taken contemporary calligraphy to new heights with his unique style. Participants will learn how to paint Islamic Calligraphy on canvas. All skill levels are welcome.

Venue: Gabriel Fine Arts 15 Skylines Village, London E14 9TS

Time:  Afternoon slot: 12.00 PM – 3.00 PM / Evening slot: 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM

Fee: £200

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13 -20 November

Interfaith Week

Interfaith Week is an important time in the year for interfaith learning, interaction, cooperation and celebration. It allows communities to highlight the achievements of local interfaith and faith-based groups, and strengthen such faith initiatives to reach a wider audience, so that more people are made aware of the importance of this vital work, and are able to participate in it.

Various events will take place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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17 November

Is Islam Exceptional?

A Symposium on Shadi Hamid’s ‘Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World’.

This special public book symposium, co-sponsored by The School of Divinity and the Islamic and Middle East Studies Department of the University of Edinburgh, will include a lecture by Dr Hamid, responses from Prof Siddiqui and Dr Pierret, and a public conversation that promises to touch on vital contemporary debates on politics, international relations, Syria and the migration crisis, theology, and diplomacy. The event is free and open to the public, and is followed by a Reception in Rainy Hall.

Venue: Elizabeth Templeton Room, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX

Time: 5.30 PM – 7.00 PM

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18 November

Rio Three Peaks Challenge

This November join Muslim Hands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, climbing the three peaks of Rio de Janeiro!  Funds raised will go towards supporting street children around the world. A unique opportunity to travel to Rio da Janeiro, Brazil to climb the three monumental peaks of Pedra Da Gavea, Vidigal Favela and Corcovado in just 12 hours! If you think you have what it takes to complete this exhilarating challenge, register now and start training!

Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fee: Registration: £250, Minimum sponsorship: £2500

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The City Circle Seminar: US Elections: What’s next for the world?

 Americans will be going to the polls on 6 November to choose not only a President but also to determine control of the Senate and House of Representatives. Their choices will have a major impact on global economic performance. So how do we measure the health of economies around the world? We have become trapped by the idea of Gross Domestic Product as the simple measure of success but how do we develop alternatives that will help us reduce inequality and respond to climate change? In this talk, our panel will analyse the US election results and assess the potential repercussions for the rest of the world.

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP

Speakers: Shaheen Pasha, TBC

Time: 6.45 PM – 8.30 PM

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19 November

Drugs and Alcohol and Islamic counselling with Abdullah Maynard

Use of alcohol or drugs can interfere with a Muslim’s ability to see the reality of their relationship with God. Regular use can affect all aspects of life by changing one’s intentions (niyyah), the thing we are judged upon. But what underpins drug or alcohol use and addiction and how is this as well as the drugs or alcohol use addressed therapeutically within an understanding of Islam?

Abdullah Maynard has been an Islamic counsellor for 20 years independently and with the Lateef Project. He also teaches Islamic counselling.

This workshop is run in conjunction with Birmingham Health Exchange and the Birmingham NHS CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) as part of primary care mental health provision.

Venue details and booking: Email Abdullah Maynard

Time: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Fee: £50

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Love of The World: Why Can’t I Get What I Want?

An Evening Seminar with Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed (USA) on the topic of living in the dunya with our hearts, and why it hurts us. The definition of dunya is something temporary and imperfect and goes against everything we are made to yearn for. God put a yearning in us that can only be fulfilled by what is eternal and perfect. By trying to find fulfilment in what is fleeting, we are running after a hologram…a mirage.

 Venue: The Bradford Hotel (Formerly Hilton), Hall Ings, BD1 5SH

Time: 2.30 PM – 6.30 PM

Fee: £25 (No children under 7 yrs)

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20 November

Breaking Barriers: Does our Faith have a Monopoly on Truth?

Breaking Barriers brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims in Edinburgh to learn more about each other’s faith and scripture through a process known as ‘Scriptural Reasoning’. In this special Interfaith Week meeting, we will explore what our scriptures have to say about the truth-claims of other religious traditions.

Venue: Annandale Street Mosque, 43-45 Annandale St, EH7 4AZ

Time: 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

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22 November

Is there a crisis in Muslim masculinity?

Exploring the construction of Muslim masculinity in contemporary times and its impact. A Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Autumn Seminar Series with Alyas Karmani, STREET-UK, speaking.

Time: 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

Venue: ERI building, room 144, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

More info: Haifaa Jawad on


 26 November

Shine for Syria

 Join Muslim Hands for a 5-mile night walk to help Syrian refugees this winter.  Five years on and the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate. Millions of ordinary Syrians have lost their loved ones and have fled from the rubble of what was once their homes. With your support, Muslim Hands will continue to provide food, warm clothing, blankets and heating throughout the winter months in refugee camps in Lebanon.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Time: 5.00 PM – 9.00 PM

Fee: Minimum sponsorship: £200

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29 November

Questions in the history of Muslim education

A Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Autumn Seminar Series with Talal Al-Azem, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies speaking.

Time: 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM

Venue: ERI building, room 144, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

More info: Haifaa Jawad on


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