Remembering the Beloved - Sirah Tour 2006
18th-24th March ’06
‘Remembering the Beloved’ is a national sirah tour organised by the Federation of Student Islamic societies (FOSIS) and the Islamic Institute for Development and Research (IIDR). The tour aims to highlight the different dimensions of the life of the Final Messenger of Allah – Muhammad (s). A diverse and unique line-up of local and international speakers will address topics ranging from the humour of the Prophet to the Prophetic legacy. In addition to these lectures, the programme will also include the airing of exclusive video clips, scholarly advice, recitation and poetry.
Hotline UK : 07849 786 341
Hotline Ireland: 0870 567 424
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Imam Suhaib Webb (USA)
Born and raised in the State of Oklahoma, USA. During his teens he became a Hip Hop DJ and made many records with different artists and bands. During this period of his life, he was a member of a gang and turned his back on organised religion. Suhaib William Webb accepted Islam at the age of twenty. He graduated with Honours in Education from the Central Oklahoma University and has studied Arabic and Islamic Sciences under many notable scholars. Imam Suhaib is a dynamic and inspiring speaker and is a former Lecturer at the Islamic American University (IAU) in California. He is currently studying Shariah at Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and is the author of the best selling audio CD album ‘Mothers of the Believers’.
Imam Yassir Fazaga (USA)
Imam Yassir Fazaga graduated with a BA in Islamic Studies from Imam Saud University, Fairfax VA. He also obtained a MA in Psychotherapy from California State Long Beach. Imam Yassir currently serves as the Imam of Orange County Islamic Foundation, Mission Vallejo and is the President of the Eritrean Muslim Council. He is currently producing a series of innovative lectures (due to be released late 2006) entitled ‘Free your self; Free your soul’ which explores the Islamic and psychiatric dimensions of a Prophetic invocation related to seeking refuge from anxiety, sorrow, laziness, cowardice and miserliness.
Shaykh Zakariya Siddiqi (France)
Shaykh Zakariya al-Siddiqi memorised the Quran at the very young age of nine. He studied the traditional Islamic Sciences with scholars in Algeria and later went to Egypt for ten years and graduated from Al-Azhar University. He has a MA in the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence and has recently completed a PhD at the University of Sorbonne (France). He is the Former Dean of the Faculty of Quranic Studies and Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence at the European Institute of Islamic Sciences (France). Shaykh Zakariya is a member of the IIDR Board of Scholars and the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS).
Abdur Rahman Helbawy (UK)
Member of the IIDR Board of Directors. Preliminary study of Islam and Islamic Sciences was with his father Dr Kamal el-Helbawy (Founder President of the Muslim Association of Britain) and later with other notable scholars. He graduated with a BA in Islamic Studies from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences (France) and a MA in Islamic Studies (University of London). He has extensive experience in organising educational courses for the youth and lecturing on Islam. Abdur Rahman is also Director of Dome Tours International.
Bara al-Ghannouchi (UK)
Co-founding director of IIDR. Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (University of London). Preliminary study of Islam and Islamic Sciences was with his father Shaykh Rashid al-Ghannouchi (Islamic Thinker and President of the Nahda Movement) and later with other notable scholars. Bara al-Ghannouchi has extensive experience with scouts and student movements in the UK and is currently studying Islamic Sciences with scholars of Al-Azhar University (Egypt).
S.M.Hasan al-Banna (UK)
Co-founding director of IIDR. Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (University of London) and completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). Preliminary study of Islam and Islamic Sciences was with his father Maulana Abdul Qadir (Former President of Dawatul Islam UK & Eire) and later with other notable scholars. He studied Arabic Language and Literature at the European Institute of Islamic Sciences (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt). He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence. Hasan al-Banna has translated several classical and contemporary works and is the author of the bestselling book ‘Sirah of the Final Prophet’
Venues and Dates
Saturday 18th March
Wellington Church, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Sunday 19th March
Astra Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Tuesday 21st March
Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
Wednesday 22nd March
Great Hall, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Thursday 23rd March
Roscoe Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL
Friday 24th March
Lecture Theatre 0.22, Law Building, University of Cardiff, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3XJ
The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) is a body that caters for the needs of Muslim students in further and higher education across the UK and Ireland . Established in 1962, the Federation seeks to uphold the Quranic verse: "Hold fast to the rope of Allah, all of you together, and be not disunited." [Quran 3:103] At the heart the FOSIS vision are two central aims: to represent Muslim students and to serve students. FOSIS is affiliated to the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the umbrella organisation for the majority of Muslim organisations in the UK .