Cambridge University Islamic Society invite you to Explore Islam Week – a week of talks and events aimed at members and non-members alike.
If you’ve ever wondered about Islam, Muslims or Muslim life in Cambridge then what better way to find out more and have your questions answered than by coming along to one of our events. There will be talks, an inter-faith dinner, poetry night and open prayer meeting! Refreshments will be served.
Venue: Mill Lane Lecture Room 1
Time: 7.00 pm
Timothy Winter, also known as Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, will be talking (tbc) about the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, his biography and the significance of this man to Islam and the 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.
Timothy Winter lectures at the Faculty of Divinity and is the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies. He is also the dean of Cambridge Muslim College, and was named as Britain”s most influential Muslim in 2010.
AHMED PAUL KEELER: A JOURNEY TO ISLAM
Venue: Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Cauis College
Time: 6.30 pm
Ahmed Paul Keeler began his journey to Islam 40 years ago. He was the principal organizer of the first “World of Islam” festival in 1976, a seminal event that showcased the brilliant spectrum of Islamic civilization into the Western public imagination.
He has lectured extensively in different parts of the Muslim World on this topic, recently exploring the idea of the balance between the spiritual, social and material needs of humanity required to live in harmony in the present day. Here he tells his story and reflects on his experiences of the faith.
Venue: Emmnanuel URC Church
Time: 7.00 pm
Join us for a best online casino (free!) interfaith dinner, where there will be a short talk by Shaykh Faiz Qureshi on one”s relationship with God. There will also be an informal session of group “dhikr” or remembrance of God, in which everyone is welcome to participate or just listen along.
FILM SCREENING – JOURNEY TO MECCA: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF IBN BATTUTAH
Time: 7.00 pm
We will be showing “Journey to Mecca: In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta” – One of the greatest travelers in human history, 21 year old law student Ibn Battutah sets out alone to Mecca from Tangiers in 1325 and returned to Morocco almost 30 years later. This is the story of his first pilgrimage, book-ended with never-before seen documentary footage of the contemporary Hajj.
OPEN FRIDAY PRAYERS – “JUMMAH”
Venue: Small Examinations Hall, New Museums Site
Time: 1.00 pm
Come along to Friday prayers to see how Muslims gather each week to pray in congregation. A short sermon will be followed by the prayer. Refreshments will be served! This is a great opportunity to meet with some of the Muslim student community in Cambridge. The sermon will be around 20 minutes and the prayer lasts a few minutes. We are usually finished by 1.45pm so you should have plenty of time to make it to back to lectures. All are welcome!
MEN & WOMEN BEFORE GOD
Time: 7.00 pm
Shaykha Safia Shahid will discuss how we can understand humans” relationship with God by looking at the creation of Adam and Eve from the Islamic perspective. She will relate this to ideas on what makes someone a better or worse person in Islam.
POETRY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Venue: Chadwick Room, Selwyn College
Time: 7.30 pm
Want to avoid chocolates, cheesy cards and consumerism this Valentine”s? Then join us for an evening of poetry, spoken word and mint tea this Saturday. With Cambridge’s finest slam poets and guests from Rumi’s Cave, come warm you hearts with a night of spirituality, good company and fierce rhymes 🙂
Featuring Cambridge student, historian and poet, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, and poets from Rumi”s Cave in London.
FRAMING NARRATIVES: MUSLIMS & THE MEDIA
Venue: Queen”s Theatre, Emmanuel College
Time: 6.00 pm
Remona Aly is a freelance journalist, editor and campaigns” director for Exploring Islam Foundation. Join us as she reflects on the portrayal of Muslims in the media.