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Through February

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

 

Open House Dialogue

‘Bringing the community together, breaking barriers’. Various Topics discussed in an open platform.

 Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB

Time: Every Tuesday of every month starts at 6.45 PM

Contact: 0207 604 5500

More info: https://www.facebook.com/OpenHouseDialogue/

 

Connected Histories: Muslims in the First World War

This new exhibition explores the untold stories of the more than 400,000 Muslim soldiers in the First World War, and features personal stories and loans from relatives of those who served. The exhibition has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Library of Birmingham and links historical research with personal testimony from Birmingham people whose Muslim relatives served in the First World War.

Venue: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH

Time: Mon – Thurs & Weekends: 10. 00 AM – 5.00 PM / Fri: 10.30 AM – 5.00 PM/ Exhibition runs until 5 March 2017

Entry: Free

 

Tafsir of Surah Ahzab

Commentary (Tafseer) of Chapter 33 of the Holy Qur’an By Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli

Dynamic and progressive analysis exploring a wide range of topics within the blessed chapter, including:

-The battle of the trench

-Hijab

-Salawat

-The verse of Purification (ayat Tatheer)

-The marriage of the Prophet

Venue: Boor trust building, 4 Dalston Gardens, Stanmore HA7 1BU

Time: Every Wednesday at 7.15PM

More Info:info@noortrust.org

 

1 February – 8 March

‘Islamic Art in the Mediterranean’ with Roberta Marin – COURSE

This course will examine the establishment and development of Islam in most of the Mediterranean countries as well as their rich artistic heritage. Famous caliphs and sultans will virtually welcome students to the beautifully furnished rooms of their palaces and religious complexes in Cordoba, Marrakesh, Palermo, Cairo, Damascus and Istanbul. The course will be completed with a detailed examination of the most diverse artworks produced under their patronage.

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

Fee: £185

Duration:  6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM

More info/ course outline: http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/event/islamic-art-mediterranean-course-roberta-marin/

 

2 February

What makes a ‘Faith School’ open, welcoming and diverse in a pluralist Britain?

The Woolf Institute will hold a multi-speaker event at the House of Lords, asking: “What makes a ‘Faith School’ open, welcoming and diverse in a pluralist Britain?”Speakers will include Lady Butler Sloss and Professor Lord Harries, with further speakers TBC.

Venue:  House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1A 0PW

Time: 2.00 PM – 5.30 PM

More info:  Contact Claire Curran cc640@cam.c.uk

 

4 & 25 February

Walking In Their Shoes 2017

Now in its fourth year, the annual Helping Households Under Great Stress (HHUGS) Winter Walk is back to provide relief for some of the UK’s most vulnerable families this Winter. Calling all brave souls and generous hearts: wrap up warm, defy the wintry chill and don your best walking shoes to take on our 5-mile challenge.

Bradford:  4 February at 10.00 AM – Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AL

Registration Deadline:  1 February

London: 25 February at 10.30 AM – Richmond Park, Queens Road, Richmond upon Thames, KT2 5JN

Fee: £12 Adult/13+/£7 Junior (3-12 yrs)/ Under 3’s free

Sponsorship target: £150

Registration Deadline:  19 February

More info:  http://hhugs.org.uk/hhugs-annual-winter-walk-2017

 

6 February

IMES Seminar Series: Mosaics from the late Byzantine to early Islamic period

Organiser: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Speaker: Dr Richard McClary (Edinburgh)

Venue: 16-22 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Time: 5.15 PM

 

Monks, Magi and Mosques: Religion Along the Silk Road

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali is the President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD). He was Bishop of Rochester from 1994- 2009. He was the Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan, where he has both a Christian and a Muslim family background. He was also President of the Network for Interfaith Relations (NIFCON) of the Anglican Communion. He has studied, researched and taught at a number of colleges and universities, in Karachi, Oxford and Cambridge.

He is the author of several books. His latest book is Faith, Freedom and the Future; Challenges for the 21st Century (2016).

 Venue: SOAS,   Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Time: 6:00 PM

Organiser: Brunei Gallery, SOAS in conjunction with the London Middle East Institute

Contact email: gallery@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 020 7898 4046

 

9 February

The Library of Ashurbanipal, King of the World

A 45 minutes gallery talk at the British Museum. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

-9th February 2017 by Jonathan Taylor – Museum staff

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

-16th February by Roberta Marin, the independent speaker

Venue: Room 55, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

 

 11 February

Cupcake Decorating Workshop (Sisters only)

Includes piping techniques, buttercream flowers and fondant decoration.

Venue: Unit 8, Eanam Wharf Business Development Centre, Eanam Old Rd, Blackburn BB1 5BL

Fee: £20

Time: 1.00 PM – 4.00 PM

More info: Email info@globalrahmah.org

 

13 February

IMES Seminar Series: PhD Presentations: Simon Loynes and Matthew Barber

Simon Loynes (Edinburgh) – ‘Did Zechariah ‘signal’ to his people? The case of the term way in Qur’an 19:11′ and Mathew Barber (Edinburgh) – ‘Fatimid relations with the Yemeni Sulayhids: examining the Egyptian perspective’.

Organiser: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Venue: 16-22 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Time: 5.15 PM

 

8 February

Inspirational Quotes Art Exhibition

Creative pupils from across Manchester have chosen inspirational speakers or key themes and painted over 400 art pieces for the Inspirational Quotes Art Exhibition.  The money raised will be used to build a medical centre within Za’atari camp, one of the largest refugee camps in the world.  Human Relief Foundation has proposed to build a medical centre with clinics, laboratories, x-ray room, a pharmacy, warehouses, prayer room, admin offices, washing and ironing rooms.

Venue: Sheridan Suite, 371 Oldham Road, M40 8RR, Manchester, United Kingdom

Time: 10.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Tickets: Prices to be confirmed.

More info: https://www.hrf.org.uk/events/inspirationalquotes/

 

19 February

Can we call ourselves ‘One Faith’?

A programme organised by: The Christian Muslim Forum in partnership with: The Islamic Centre of England and London Interfaith Centre.

Speakers: Dr Chris Hewer, Revd Dr Johan Parry, Dr Amina Inlos, Aliya Azam, Catriona Robertson, Sheikh Dr Shomali, Fr Laurence Hillel

Venue: London Interfaith Centre, 125 Salusbury Road,, West Kilburn NW6 6RG

Time: 12.45 PM to 4 PM

 

20 February

IMES Seminar Series: Society and housing in Late Antique and early Islamic Palmyra

 Organiser: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Speaker: Dr Emanuele Intagliata (Edinburgh)

Venue: 16-22 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Time: 5.15 PM

 

21 & 25 February

The Safavids of Iran and their neighbours

A gallery talk by Vesta Curtis and George Hart, the independent speaker at British Museum. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 68, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

 

25 & 26 February

The British Islam Conference 2017

This is a weekend event to promote collaboration and thinking around the idea of a British Islam and to encourage the development of British Muslim thought, identity and culture; to create a space for the development of networks and partnerships. Promoting an open, inclusive and forward-looking arena for debate, discussion and sharing of ideas that are rooted in the British context. But this is not an academic event; it is about using all avenues possible, including art and culture, to enhance Muslim voices. The conference will allow for a number of parallel sessions where people can showcase their ideas and thoughts relevant to the theme. Lunch will be provided on both days. Limited bursaries are available for students, please enquire. Details TBA.

Contact us at: info@nhorizons.org

https://billetto.co.uk/the-british-islam-conference-2017

 

4 March

The O2 Challenge

Climb the iconic London O2 to raise money for street children!  Bring your family and friends and join us on this exhilarating challenge as we raise money for street children in Pakistan and Kenya.  Muslim Hands is now providing shelter, regular nutritious meals, education, drug therapy and job apprenticeships for these children.

Venue: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Time:  11.15 AM

Fee: £10 online or via Donations Line on 0115 911 7222

Minimum Sponsorship:  £200

More info: https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2017/the-o2-challenge

 

3 March

Muslim Contemporary Issues (Course)

Introduction to Islam – Course tutor Dr Nehad Khanfar. Open to all. No previous knowledge in required. Course runs from 3rd March to 7th April but you can choose an individual module.

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

Time: Fridays 18.30 – 20.00

More info: call 020 84519993

Registration: shortcourses@islamic-college.ac.uk

 

 

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