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What & Where Through February 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

1- 22 February Course: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World

The Gap Between Us This is the first UK solo exhibition by artist and film-maker Basma Alsharif, featuring three key works from different periods of the artist’s practice. It is a homage to the Gaza Strip, Ouroboros follows a man through five different landscapes, upending mass-mediated representation of trauma. Venue: The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW More info: events/category/exhibitions/list/

1 February

The latest addition to the range of specialised and fascinating courses taught by our Islamic Art & Architecture expert Roberta Marin. Venue: Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE Time: 4 weeks Fee: £130 More info: uk/courses/modern-and-contemporaryart-from-the-arab-world/#collapse

2 February

Diverse Approaches to Mental Health This seminar celebrates the first year of partnership between Muslim Networks in Public Health England, NHS Improvement and the Department of Health. Time: 12:00 PM - 2.30 PM Venue: Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, SE1 8UG London Entry: Free More info: activity/activity_details/3703

Film Screening: ‘Taq Kasra’: Wonder of Architecture Directed by Pejman Akbarzadeh, Taq Kasra: Wonder of Architecture is the first-ever documentary film on the world’s largest brickwork vault. Taq Kasra was in serious danger of ISIS attacks in 2015-2016 and this was the main motivation for documentary maker Pejman Akbarzadeh, based in Holland, to travel to Iraq twice and film the arch before it was potentially destroyed.


Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG Time: 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM Entry: Free More info: https://www.soas.

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February 2018

Young Muslim change-makers The Muslim charity sector is stronger than ever, attracting thousands of volunteers and millions of pounds every year. Join us as we discuss topics related to ethics, sustainable growth and the desire to create change. Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP Time: 6.45 PM - 8.30 PM Details: Free entrance Contact:

5 February IMES Research Seminar: Arianne Shahvisi

7 February Imaging the Politics of the Refugee Crisis Featuring: Issam Kourbaj (Syrian Artist in Residence at Christ’s College) and Simon Bainbridge (Editor of the British Journal of Photography’s 2016 The Migration Issue). Anyone who donated to the American Civil Liberties Union in the wake of Trump’s election was given a digital copy for free, making it a highly politically charged documentary photography compilation. Venue: Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT Time: 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM Entry: Free More info: http://www.crassh.

8 February Author Evening: ‘Great Muslims of the West – Makers of Western Islam’ with Muhammad Mojlum Khan The GREAT MUSLIMS OF THE WEST is a unique, inspiring and authoritative study of the history, culture and heritage of the Western world from an Islamic perspective. This book argues that Islam – like Christianity – has always been a Western religion and culture. Venue: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8PA Time: 6:00 PM Entry: Free More info:

10 February Conference: The New Colonialism: The American Model of Human Rights IHRC is convening a conference to unmask the more systemic problems that undergird US

Problematising Migrant Domestic Work in the Middle East: A Philosopher’s Perspective. A free seminar by guest speaker, Dr Arianne Shahvisi (University of Sussex).

Exceptionalism. This conference will focus on the Americanisation of Human Rights, and the praxis of human rights, arguing that they have become a tool of US-led foreign policy rather than a transformative discourse that seeks to liberate

Venue: Room G2, 19 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD Time: 5.15 PM

individuals, groups and indeed large sections of society who are oppressed by unjust systems.

Islam today issue 56 february 2018  
Islam today issue 56 february 2018