Date: Monday 27th January 2014 Time: 5:30 PM Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College, Trinity St, Cambridge, CB2 1TA We are extremely lucky to be hosting AbdelRahman Murphy, who will be delivering – in his naturally engaging style – a talk on ‘Spending Time with the Divine’. He will talk on how emulating the Prophet (PBUH) can help us grow closer to Allah and consequently improve our lives. For any young person, the
talk is not to be missed as it will focus on the difficulties of applying those lessons to issues that young Muslims currently face. These issues are universal, so whatever your level of knowledge is there’s something to be had for all! The spirit of the talk is caught beautifully in the following hadith, which definitely provides some food for thought: “When the slave comes towards Me a hand-span, I go an arm-length towards him. When he comes towards Me an arm-length, I go a fathom towards him. When he comes towards Me walking, I go towards him running.”
AbdelRahman Murphy’s Bio: Ustadh AbdelRahman Murphy is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Teaching of English and Religious Studies, and
is currently pursuing his Masters in Counseling and Family Therapy. His passion is working with Muslims to help improve on a personal, family, and community level. His Islamic studies background includes completing an Imam Certificate Program, designed for young leaders from America and the UK in Makkah, Saudi Arabia under the mentorship and training of qualified scholarship, as well as some time in Egypt. He has also completed some courses, in the classroom as well as individually, with scholarship in the United States, studying traditional texts along with contemporary issues. Currently he is continuing his higher studies directly with Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda and Professor Omer Mozaffar (University of
in Quran and tafseer, seerah (biography of the Prophet Muhammad), hadith, tazkiyyat al-nafs (purification of the soul) as well as topics in personal, family and community development.