Islamic Circles Presents:


with Sr Fatiha and others

Date: Sunday 17th July 2005
Time: 11am - 1pm
Venue: Froud Centre, 1 Toronto Avenue, Manor Park, London, E12 5JF

Allah (swt) says: "Do men think that they will be left alone on
saying 'We believe', and that they will not be tested? We did
test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who
are true from those who are false." (Al-Ankabut, 29:2-3)

With any incidents related to Muslims nowadays Muslim women are
usually the first to bear the brunt of an Islamophobic backlash.
So what does she do? Take off her hijab? Stop practicing? Stop
seeing other fellow sisters? Ghettoise herself even more or make
hijra somewhere? What practical measures can she take in these
turbulent times?

Perhaps you have been deeply affected by these events but have
not been able to share your views, feelings and concerns with
anyone properly because all the media attention has focused on
Muslim men. At the same time you are being demonised and have
become a symbol against which people can vent their frustration?

Are there any sisters' support networks that can help women who
have become victims? Are you a revert who feels alone and scared?
Do your parents or relatives want you to stop observing Islamic
openly? Have these events even put you off Islam? Or perhaps it
has strengthened your level of faith and practice such that it
now goes beyond just belief in the heart?

Do you think the climate now has become more challenging? More
importantly, will you do anything to improve yourself and the
situation around you?

"Do not try to run away from trials and tribulations, but endure
them with patience. They cannot be avoided, and there is nothing
for it but to endure them with patience, How can you expect the
whole of this world, and all that has been created therein, to
undergo change and transformation just to suit your convenience?
The Prophets (as) were the best of all creatures, yet they always
had to suffer affliction and so it is their followers, those who
tread in their footsteps as they walk along their highway,
emulating their example." (Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir Jilani)

Whatever you think, come and join this practical discussion where
fellow sisters can share experiences with one another and find
creative and realistic initiatives insha-Allah.

* Discussion is for sisters only
* Bus Routes: 25, 86, 147
* Nearest Stations: Manor Park / Ilford

For more information please contact:
Tel: 07984 652 969