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Book Launch: The Pursuit of Happiness in Islam- Free Event

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Join us for a talk with Dr Haidar Bagir, Indonesian author and spiritual guide,

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Love, Islam and The Pursuit of Happiness

6–7.30pm, Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Al-Manar Muslim Cultural Centre

244 Akham Road, W10 5YG

FREE EVENT (No booking required)

Doors open at 5:45pm

If you’re coming by tube, the nearest stop is: Westbourne Park

Parking is available but there are limited spaces!

Al Manar, The Muslim Cultural Centre – London W10 5YG

ABOUT THE EVENT

How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next?

What does Islam say about love and the pursuit of happiness?

How can we gain true happiness in this life before the next?

Find the answers in this eye-opening talk, that will show you how to create meaning in your daily life and become an intimate of God, by one of Indonesia’s most prominent living spiritual teachers.

Through touching stories, humorous anecdotes, and profound insights into the spiritual realm that draw on sacred Islamic teachings, Dr. Bagir shines a brilliant light on to the importance of happiness and love in Islam.

Following the talk Dr Bagir will be signing copies of his book: Islam, the Faith of Love and Happiness, published by Kube.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book will be available for the first time during the event for £7.99. It is an eye-opening guide that shows us how to create meaning in our daily lives and become intimates of God.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

“This message is vitally important in our dangerously polarised world.” – Karen Armstrong

“Islam: The Faith of Love and Happiness offers an antidote […] by presenting the heart of Islam.” – John L. Esposito

“This practical book presents the inner depths of Sufi teachings.” – Prof Komaruddin Hidayat

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

HAIDAR BAGIR is an influential Islamic scholar and spiritual master based in Indonesia. He earned his MA from Harvard University, and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Indonesia. He has been listed among The 500 Most Influential Muslims by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for several years in a row. He has written a number of popular books, his most recent being “Learning to Live from Rumi”.

 

To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact: rohail.sheikh@kubepublishing.com

 

 

Eid Fun Day at the Islamic Foundation

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Don’t miss the chance to be part of this amazing event, organised by the New Muslim Project, Leicester.

This event and the Dawud Wharnsby workshops are taking place on the same day. For people coming to the workshop, discounted tickets to this event are available.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Tickets are available on the door:

£6 per adult

£5 children 5-15 yrs

£2 children 4yrs and under

With tickets to a Dawud Wharnsby event £4 (children under 4 free)

If you would like to book in advance, please contact ruqaiyah@islamic-foundation.org.uk

The Power of Song: Recording a Moment

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Be part of a memorable and rare two-hour workshop with Dawud Wharnsby, where you will reflect, write, and record your own work.Dawud Wharnsby

The first hour of this wonderful workshop walks attendees through unique writing experiments, helping them build their own poems, songs, raps and stories – but more importantly: helping them build their confidence and creative writing skills. A course with no “right” or “wrong” answers, Wharnsby helps participants to dig deep into their imagination to unleash feelings, emotions and creativity in ways they might have never attempted to try before.

Dawud challenges young writers to look at “writing” in a whole new way. This workshop is more about self discovery, self esteem and understanding our responsibilities to our world, than it is about “rhyming”, “meter” and “metaphor”. Major themes include: overcoming learning disabilities, acceptance of differences, celebration of uniqueness, music as a tool for social change and assessing inner strengths and weaknesses.

The second hour of the workshop sets out to record a song, composed collectively by its participants. Workshop attendees will be required to drum, clap, click, stomp and chorally sing, rap, hum or chant their way through the recording of one of the poems completed in the first hour. Together, the group will enjoy first hand experience with multi-track recording under the direction and engineering of Mr. Wharnsby himself.

Come prepared to be creative!

 

Event Details

Venue: Markfield Conference Centre, MCC, Ratby Lane, Markfield, Leicester, LE67 9SY

Date: Sunday 10th of August 2014

Workshop 1: (Ages 9-14)  10.00am – 12.00pm |  Booking details →

Workshop 2: (Ages 15 – 150)  2.00pm – 4.00pm  Booking details →

Workshop price: £30 for one person to attend workshop 1 or 2 PLUS admission to the evening nasheed concert

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As each workshop will be run and recorded by Dawud only 15 people will get the opportunity to be part of each session. This is to ensure that each participant receives as much personal attention as they need exploring their ideas and crafting their poems. It will also guarantee each person the chance to be part of the recording in the second hour.

All equipment, rhythm instruments and direction will be provided.

 

Eid Fun Day Extravaganza

To complete your day why not join in the Eid Day Extravaganza for Muslim families on 10 August.

Anybody buying a workshop ticket will also be eligible for discounted tickets prices:  £4 (under 4s go free)

The event is being held in the same place, so we recommend any groups coming to the workshop join in the family fun.

See what happened at the Eid Day 2013 


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