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What & Where 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 6 September

Card Making Workshop

Get creative and make your own greeting cards at this informal card-making workshop. Blank cards, envelopes, textured and coloured paper are provided, as well as Arabic words written on the spot by calligraphy tutor Joumana Medlej. Cut, assemble and paste to make your own highly personal cards for any occasion. Venue: The

Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE Time: 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM* Fee: £15 * You can come and leave at any time within the duration of the event however booking is essential. 7 - 1 3 September

Atlas Mountains Trek 201 7

Join us and trek the highest summit in North Africa to raise funds for displaced families in Iraq. Travel through villages and meet the locals on your way up. Take in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Also, spend one day sightseeing in the city of Marrakech. Human Relief Foundation - 2 Claremont, Bradford BD7 1BQ, UK Fee: £300 Target: £1500 More info: london@hrf.co.uk Venue:

9 September

Tour de Salah @ London

Now in its fourth year Tour de Salah, the biggest organised Muslim bike ride in the UK, is a unique physical and spiritual challenge like no other! Cycle across the capital stopping at iconic mosques and enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way. - Choose from four routes covering 15km, 30km, 60km or a whole 100km - Pick a charity partner or fundraise for a charity of your own choice

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- Group rides for all abilities - Female-only groups also available

1 4 September

Venue: Palmers

The Circulation of Contemporary Iranian Literature

1 1 - 1 5 September

A roundtable discussion with Houshang Moradi Kermani (writer), Ahmad Dehghan (writer), Afshin Shahneh Tabar (publisher of Candle & Fog) and the American translators Caroline Croskery and Paul Sprachman.

Green Mosque, 30 Oakthorpe Rd, London N13 5JL, UK Registration: £30 More info: http://tourdesalah.org.uk/

European Muslim Network Summer School (Germany)

The EMN Research Academy brings together a multi-disciplinary and international group of 40 to 50 students, researchers and members of civil society. It offers the participants the opportunity to study and discuss questions pertaining to Islam and Muslim life in general and Islam and Muslim Life in Europe, in particular, encompassing culture, politics and issues of identity in the European context with distinguished experts in this field from academia and the grassroots level. These topics will be dealt with in a historical as well as a systematic perspective focusing on the vision of the future of Islam and Muslims in Europe’s fabric. Venue: Airport Hotel Global, Germany Time: All Day Fee: 850 Euros (including meals and multi-

bed accommodation) More info: http://www.beehive.so/activity/ activity_details/3593 1 4, 21 , 28 September & 5 October

History of Carpets from the Islamic World

This course will be fully dedicated to the history of carpet production in the Islamic world. Through the analysis of the most iconic carpets held in famous museums and collections in Europe and abroad, you will become familiar with threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as with patrons and places of manufacture. The history of the carpet trade from the Islamic world to Europe, mainly Italy, and an excursus in the history of carpets’ representation on the paintings of the most celebrated Renaissance artists, will complete the course. Venue: The

Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE Time : 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fee: £130 More info: http://www.arabbritishcentre. org.uk/courses/islamic-art-architecture/

Laetitia Nanquette (University of New South Wales, Sydney) Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Contact email: vp6@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4330 Moderator:

1 5 September

Monuments of Faith and Power: Yemen’s Religious Architecture

With the advent of Islam, Yemen became an important centre of Islamic learning and architecture. Since the 7th century, succeeding dynasties constructed mosques, madrasas (educational institutions) and mausoleums whose architecture drew on the country’s ancient heritage and on new elements which reveal the impact of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean trade as well as ties with regional powers such as Egypt and India. This lecture will examine the style and iconography of Yemen’s religious architecture in order to show the diversity of designs, techniques and materials that reflect the country’s diverse geography and its rich history. Moreover, it will show the distinctive elements that render this architecture unique in the Islamic World. A lecture by Noha Sadek, Independent Scholar, Paris. SOAS,Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre Time: 6:00 PM -7:00 PM Venue:

20 September

Living histories: works on paper by contemporary Arab artists

A 45 minutes gallery talk by Venetia Porter, 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.

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