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What & Where Through May 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

Through to 23 June Exhibition: ARABÉCÉDAIRE This solo exhibition is dedicated to the influential Egyptian modernist painter Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985). ARABÉCÉDAIRE explores Abdalla’s extensive archives, looking at him both as an artist and as a researcher. This will be the first exhibition in the UK of this significant Egyptian artist. Venue: The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW More info: event/arabecedaire/

1 - 11 May

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generations endure displacement, poverty and refugee-hood.

Venue: Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB Time: 5.30 PM Entry: Free, but booking essential More info: whats-on/events/ 5 May

Speakers: Professor Karma Nabulsi-Will Avi Shlaim Venue: Royal Horticultural Halls, The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, SW1P 2QW Time: 5.00 PM - 9.30 PM Tickets: £25 More info: http://www.ukislamicevents. net/#event|nakba-narratives-london|9935

The Art of Speaking from the Heart

A Silent Refugee

The art of speaking from the heart, a monthly poetry workshop led by poet and performer Sukina Pilgrim. These monthly workshops are tailored to bring out the creative voice and reflections within you, using creative writing, group sessions and paired discussions. Open to all levels, no experience is necessary. Absolute beginners and seasoned writers welcome.

Fundraising event with guest speaker Dr Uthman Lateef. The aim is to raise awareness on how we can make a difference to the people who most need our help in Yemen, Syria and Rohingya. There will also be an auction as well as eye-witness accounts. A three-course meal will be provided.

Venue: Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Ln, London NW6 7ST, UK Timings: 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM Fee: £15 Website:

The Art of the Islamic Pattern A two-week intensive course on Islamic Patterns. Students will be taught the basic principles of geometric design and then progress to patterns from medieval Iran/Persia, where Islamic art reached an extraordinary peak of perfection. Venue: Hub67, 67 Rothbury Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5HA Timings: 10:00 AM – 4.45 PM (3:15 PM Tue, Thurs) Fees: see the website. Booking: More info: 07900466866/ 07906844321

Join us for an evening of inspirational speeches, mouth-watering food, activity-packed crèche and never-seen-before auction and raffle prizes! All while we help orphans in Iraq who are suffering from critical illnesses and preventable diseases. Venue: Premier Banqueting London, 1 Canning Road, London, Harrow, HA3 7TS Time: 6.00 PM - 11.00 PM Tickets: £50 More info:

5 & 6 May The Fourth International Conference on Shi’i Studies - The Islamic College This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies. Venue: 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW Website: https://www.islamic-college. Contact number: +44 (0) 20 8451 9993 5 - 13 May Ramadan Preparation Seminar

2 May

Nakba Narratives

The Importance of Interfaith in Terms of Social Justice A talk by Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury. For


Noor Orphans Annual Gala Dinner

Venue: Amba Hotel, Bryanston St, Marylebone, W1H Time: From 5.30 PM Fee: £25 More info:

islam today

May 2018

May 15 will mark 70 years since the mass displacement of Palestinians from their land in 1948, who remain exiled in their millions until today. Those that experienced the Nakba in 1948 have since witnessed up to four successive

Please join us for this unique and interactive seminar by Tadabbur Institute about the blessed month of Ramadan. Maximise your chances to make the best out of the month of change, development and reconnection with the book of God.

Islam today issue 59 may 2018  
Islam today issue 59 may 2018