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Winter Gathering 2017: Money, Money, Money


Friday 10 — Sunday 12 Nov 2017, 16:00 — 14:00


Sarum College, Salisbury

Fellows and friends of the Muslim Institute are invited to book their places now for the Ninth Annual Muslim Institute Winter Gathering. This year the theme is 'Money, Money, Money'. Speakers and sessions will explore, interrogate and problematise the concept of money from the rise of the halal pound to the act of charitable giving and even alternatives to our capitalist economy.

As before our base is Sarum College, which offers friendly, comfortable accommodation in single, twin and double rooms, mostly en-suite, and all halal catering. The weekend - inclusive of accommodation, all meals and refreshments from registration at 4-6pm on Friday 10 November through to lunch on Sunday 12 November - is FREE for Fellows. PLEASE NOTE ACCOMMODATION AT SARUM COLLEGE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Non-Fellows will need to arrange and pay for their own accommodation, as well as pay a booking fee of £50.

We reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of £50 as appropriate.


Friday, November 10th

4-6pm              Registration

 7-8pm              Dinner

8.00pm            Welcome from Ehsan Masood, Chair of Trustees

8.05-10pm       Opening Keynote:

What’s Wrong and What’s Right with our Financial System?

Speaker: Steve Keen, Chair of Economics at Kingston University and author of Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?, Chair: Iqbal Asaria


Saturday, November 11th

9.30-11.00      Philanthropy or Akhuwat? Economically Empowering the Marginalised

Speakers: Aneeqa Malik, Akhuwat; Mohammed Abdul Aziz, The Aziz Foundation, Chair: Merryl Wyn Davies

 11.00-11.30     Coffee Break

11.30-1.00       Meet the ‘Haloodies’: When halal food went from the fringes to the mainstream

Speaker:  Dr Imran Kausar, CEO at Haloodies, Chair: Halima Gosai Hussain

 1.00-2.00         Lunch

2.00-3.30         The Samadites: How an unlikely group of British Muslims transformed Islamic finance into a trillion dollar industry

Speaker: Harris Irfan, Managing Director Cordoba Capital and author of Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance, Chair: Mufti Barkatulla

 3.30-4.00         Coffee Break 

4.00-5.00         Knights of the Raj: How the Bangladeshi community pioneered one of the UK's first Muslim economies: laying the foundations for Britain's 'curry culture' 

Speaker:  Mohammed Ali, Chair: Hassan Mahamdallie

 7.00-8.00         Dinner

8.00-9.30        Saturday Night Entertainment: Open mic


Sunday, November 12th

9.30-11.00    Does Capitalism owe a Debt to Islam?

Speaker: Benedikt Koehler author of Early Islam and the Birth of CapitalismChair: Anuf Ajaib

 11.00-11.15     Coffee Break

11.15-12.30     Charity Begins Where?

Speaker: Jehangir Malik, Chief Executive, Muslim Aid, Chair: Shanon Shah

12.30-1.00      Final Session:  Introducing the programme for 2018 and closing remarks from Samia Rahman, Director of Muslim Institute

 1.00-2.00         Lunch & Departure

For further information and to secure your place please email [email protected]