Listing of Events - August 2017

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

Contact: 0207 604 5500


Exhibition: Iron and Gold: The Intricate ornament of the Zuloagas

During the 19th-century, the Zuloaga family of Eibar, Spain, perfected the art of decorating iron with beautiful patterns of gold and silver. They spearheaded a European revival of the technique that led to their works being described as ‘a triumph of the metallic art’. This small display shows three of their masterpieces alongside some of the items that inspired them including flamboyant 16th-century armour, weapons and household goods from Italy, Spain, Egypt and Syria.

 Venue: Metalware, Room 116, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Time: 10.00 AM – 5.30 PM

Entry: Free


‘Return to Kurdistan’ by Richard Wilding

 Return to Kurdistan shows Iraqi Kurdistan and Northern Iraq in contemporary photographs by Richard Wilding, alongside historical photographs by Anthony Kersting. The photographs of Iraqi Kurdistan explore the region’s ancient civilisation, documenting its religious and ethnic diversity, history of persecution and renewal.

 Venue: Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The Street, University of Exeter, Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4ND

Time:  9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

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1 Aug

Book Launch: ‘Tiger and Clay – Syria Fragments’

 ‘Tiger and Clay’ is a haunting collection of poetry and memoir by Rana Abdul Fattah – a young Syrian woman, writing in exile in Istanbul. Her book deals with how it feels to be a refugee and unable to return home.  Rana can’t travel outside Turkey and will participate over Skype. There will also be a brief talk by the experimental filmmaker Juan delGado about the work of Qisetna: Syria Talking.

Venue: West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN

Time: 7.00 PM – 10.00 PM

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2 August

Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge (Muslim Hands)

 Join the Muslim Hands team in Tanzania and climb the highest mountain in Africa.

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.

Venue: Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

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Contact: 011 5911 7222


2-4 August

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, organised by the University of Oxford will take place at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford. Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion.

 Venue: University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ, Oxford, UK

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2 – 27 Aug

Becoming Scheherazade

Magic and reality collide as one British Arab navigates the voyages of Sindbad and tries to make sense of his own family’s migration to the UK. An absorbing, moving, funny tale, full of unexpected twists and turns, Becoming Scheherazade uses The Arabian Nights, tales that spared Scheherazade from the King’s axe.  Written, directed and performed by Kamaal Hussain

Venue: Venue 26, Summerhall, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, 1 Summerhall

Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Time: 3.00 PM (Not Mondays)

Tickets: £10

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4 &6 – 12 &13 August

Ben Nevis Retreat Expedition at Fort William

Interpal – Helping Palestinians in Need

Venue: Ben Nevis Drive, Ben Nevis Dr, Fort William PH33, UK

Time: August 4 at 5:00 pm – August 6 at 8:00 pm

Cost: £115

More info: or 012 7465 6985


Islamic Help – Reaching people in need

Venue: Ben Nevis Inn & Bunkhouse, Achintee Rd, Fort William PH33 6TE, UK

Time: Aug 12 at 12:00 AM – Aug 13 at 9:00 AM

Cost: £50

Contact: 07946453423

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4 & 5 August

The Muslim Women: Living in Challenging Times

An Al Buruj Press event. Facing challenges such as; identity, conformity, religious roles in the 21st century has become a much discussed and widely debated discourse. Where does the Muslim woman look for guidance and inspiration? Who speaks for Islam?  It promises to be an inspirational and informative evening!


Special guest: Ustadha Dalia Mogahed (USA)

Venues: To be Confirmed.

4 Aug – London 6.00 PM – 10.00 PM

5th Aug – Manchester2.30 PM – 6.00 PM

Fee: Free

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5 August

Yemen’s Architectural Heritage in Peril

 Speaker: Trevor Marchand, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS

 Venue: BP lecture theatre, Clore Centre for Education British Museum, WC1B 3DG Room:

 Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 Yemen possesses one of the world’s finest treasure-troves of architecture… Three of its ancient cities – Shibam, Ṣanaa and Zabid – are UNESCO World Heritage sites…Conflict and resistance, have contributed significantly to the history of Yemeni building design, town planning and civil engineering. …The lecture will take stock of the damage incurred as well as some of the current efforts to safeguard buildings and to sustain conservation programmes.


Glasgow Family Fun Day

 Give a helping hand to Street Children Worldwide

Venue: River Palace, 41 Tradeston St, Glasgow G5 8BH

Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 PM

Fee: Free entry

Contact: Jamal 07773096223

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11 Aug

Volunteer in Kashmir

Join us and make a real difference to our schools! Visit our healthcare facilities and water projects in Kashmir.  You might be a gap year student, fully qualified teacher or someone taking a career break. Your talents and skills could be used in our different projects by sharing and transferring skills to benefit others. Or you may have practical experience and professional qualifications that can be useful to developing communities.

Minimum fundraising: £3000

Deposit: £300

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11 -13 Aug

Outer and Inner Visions of Poetry

This is a weekend programme based at Cambridge Muslim College, designed for creative writers of poetry. The programme combines writing time, discussion, and readings from different genres of poetry. A tutor will discuss poetic devices and terms using poems from the Islamic literary tradition as well as English literature. Participants will have the opportunity to develop poems from predetermined prompts. At the end of the weekend, participants will have an opportunity to solicit feedback on their new writing or previous ones in one-on-one sessions with the tutor.

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

Time: 5.00 PM on 11th – 5.00 PM on 13th

Fee: £150 (includes: lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee)

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13 Aug

Organising to Challenge Islamophobia (Mend)

Hate crimes directed at Muslims nearly doubled in Glasgow between 2015-2016.  Figures released by the Scottish Government‘s Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion, show Islamophobic offences increased by 89%. Join us to find out what can you do to challenge Islamophobia.

Venue: Al-Falah Academy, 311 Calder St, Glasgow, G42 7NH

Time: 3.00 PM – 5.00 PM

More info: Contact Shaykh Zoheeb Iqbal on 07734 348 212



19 & 20 Aug

Halal Food Festival 2017

Embark on a tantalising Halal journey around the globe as you experience the world’s most delicious Halal food & drink from over 100 international exhibitors.

Venue: Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF

Tickets: £30 General 2-day entry.  Prices available for individual days as well as sleep packages at

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22 Aug

Egypt from late antiquity to the Mamluks

A 45-minute gallery talk by Amandine Merat at the British Museum. 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.


8 September

Science and Religion Conference

‘What is Consciousness and Why Observers Matter in Quantum Theory?’

This Cambridge conference, supported by the John Templeton Foundation provides an opportunity to present current research and new perspectives on consciousness and the role of the observer in fundamental physical sciences. We particularly welcome researchers working in the Foundations of Quantum Theory, the Philosophy of Physics, Neuroscience, Theology and Artificial Intelligence.

Venue:  (TBA)

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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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 the UK Halal market, providing a comprehensive business platform to connect the trade & industry with the multi trillion-dollar Global halal market.  It’s a high impact business platform showcasing the lucrative business opportunities that the global halal market presence offers and connecting halal producers, traders and business leaders looking to expand their business globally.

 Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

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