Combatting Extremism through Wasatiyya Workshop

Date: 14-15th April, 2018 (Friday evening arrival)
Address: The Islamic Foundation, Ratby Lane, Markfield, LE67 9SY

The Islamic Foundation (Leicestershire), in partnership with the Markfield Institute of Higher Education and the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar), invites Britain's Muslim community leaders, activists, and imams to apply for a two-day intensive course on combatting extremism through the Islamic tradition. Through a multifaceted engagement with the Qur'anic concept of wasatiyya (Islamic moderation), internationally recognised academic experts and real-world practitioners will provide an understanding of the ideological facets of extremist thinking. They will discuss important insights into the intellectual tools at the disposal of the Islamic scholarly tradition for combating extremist tendencies. Through workshops, participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on how such insights may be applied in a British context, and discover what lessons can be learnt from the Qur'an and Sunna for addressing extremism.

Main speakers:
Dr Shabbir Akhtar (Oxford University)
Dr Ataullah Siddiqui (Markfield Institute)
Prof Muhammad Khalifa Hasan (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)
Dr Hossam El Din Khalil (Hamad Bin Khalifa University)
Shaykha Khola Hasan (Imams Online)
Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury (The City Retreat)
Shaykh Usaama al-Azami (Princeton University)

Spaces are limited.
Deadline for application: 2nd April. We will endeavour to respond to all applications by 7th April.
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