We would like to invite you to the following:
Islamic Circles Presents:
REFLECTIONS ON 7-7 LONDON
Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad (Cambridge University)*
Sidi Naeem Abd al-Wali (Tucson, Arizona)*
Reverend Brian Lewis (Church of England)*
Date: Friday 15th July 2005
Time: 6.45pm - 9pm
Venue: The Froud Centre, Romford Road (on the corner with 1 Toronto Avenue),
Manor Park, London E12 5JF
*Born Timothy J. Winter in 1960, Abdal Hakim studied at the prestigious Westminster School in London,
UK and later at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with first class honours in Arabic
in 1983. He then lived in Cairo for three years, studying Islam under traditional teachers at Al-Azhar,
one of the oldest universities in the world. He went on to reside for three years in Jeddah, where he
administered a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur
al-Haddad and other ulama from Hadramaut, Yemen. In 1989, Sheikh Abdal Hakim returned to England and
spent two years at the University of London learning Turkish and Farsi. Since 1992 he has been a
doctoral student at Oxford University, specializing in the religious life of the early Ottoman Empire.
In 1996, he was appointed University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Sheikh Abdal Hakim is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali
Ihya Ulum al-Din. He gives durus and halaqas from time to time and taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali
at the Winter 1995 Deen Intensive Program in New Haven, CT. He appears frequently on BBC Radio and
writes occasionally for a number of publications including The Independent and Q-News International.
He lives with his wife and children in Cambridge, UK.
* Sidi Naeem Abdal-Wali is an American convert to Islam who has
studied Islamic sciences in Istanbul for over eight years with
some of the finest scholars including Shaykh Mahmud Effendi and
Shaykh Ihsan Khoja. He has focussed his efforts exclusively in
the traditional methodology studying classical texts in Aqeedah,
Fiqh and other subjects to an advanced level. Sidi Naeem studied
in Madinah and Istanbul. He is a scholar of Hanafi Fiqh and
teaches extensively from the Maktúbát of Imam Rabbani. He is
currently the director and main instructor of the Al-Kawthar
Institute in Tucson, Arizona.
HOW TO GET THERE :
Buses: 25, 147, 86
Nearest Tube: East Ham (District Line)
Nearest Rail: Manor Park (From Liverpool St)
Road: From the A406 (North Circular), turn off at Ilford and go
towards Central London along the A118 (Romford Road). The Froud
Centre is located on the 4th intersection on the right.
Rail: Come out of Manor Park station onto Station Road. Cross over,
turn right and walk to the main traffic lights. Turn left at this
junction onto Romford Road. Walk 300 metres up the road. The Froud
Centre is located on the 5th intersection on the left.
Tube: Come out of East Ham station, cross over to the opposite side
and catch the 147 bus. Ask the driver to drop you off on Romford Road
near the petrol station. When you exit the bus turn left and walk
100 metres up the road. The Froud Centre will be on your right.
For more details contact:
Tel: 07092 032 136 / 07092 032 763
Wassalaam 'alaikum wa rahmatullaah.
Admin - Islamic Circles
- Islamic Circles is a community-based initiative that has been running at
the Froud Centre since January 2001. We hold Islamic lectures and Arabic
classes on a weekly basis, and also organise with a wide range of regular
events and activities, including short courses, seminars, workshops on
issues relevant to the Muslim community, social gatherings like Eid parties,
matrimonial services and events and much more.