The Muslim Institute and Inclusive Mosque Initiative introduce this discussion on the place that converts and reverts have in Muslim communities; and indeed where they find themselves in relation to mainstream British communities.
How can we support converts to Islam? What do converts need from “heritage communities”? How can we give better support to people who are new to Islam/Muslims? Do we idealise/pressure converts?
The Muslim Institute announces an exclusive talk by Safra Project's Tamsila Tauqir MBE entitled 'Women's same-sex sexuality and Islam'.
This presentation will focus on the issues affecting Muslim women with same-sex attractions and the interplay of multiple identities including gender, faith, sexuality and race. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Safra Project was founded in 2001, a voluntary organisation addressing issues affecting Muslim women (religiously/culturally identified) with same-sex attractions.
Students are invited to join us for the inaugural session of the Muslim Institute Student Division on Thursday 14 March from 6-7.30pm.
Come along to find out more about the Muslim Institute and how to become involved. This informal event will provide an overview of the work of the Muslim Institute as well as give attendees the opportunity to suggest ideas for future MISD projects.
The event will take place at the Muslim Institute office:
This month, Qur'an and Human Being hopes to engage with the concept of Adam in the Qur'an. Adam is seen as the model of the highest human aspiration which is to achieve a fulfilling life on earth. We will explore how to achieve the state of Adam.
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For the January class of Qur'an and Human Being, we hope to explore the idea of the 'Bismillah to Bismillah (B2B) reading', which is the technique of reading the sura as a whole entity. Convened by Farouk A. Peru, the seminar will take place on Wednesday 16 January 2013 from 6.30pm to 8pm.
As usual, the session will take place at the Muslim Institute office: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London N1 6AH.
Following on from the hugely successful inaugural session of the Qur'an and Human Being course, convened by Farouk A. Peru, we are delighted to announce the next presentation on 18 October at the Muslim Institute office.
This course aims to understand the Qur'an as a living text with a view to extracting wisdom for life.