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Events Schedule

Past

Seminar: Feminism and the Concept of Madinah (part of the Guiding Lamps for Muslim Women series, hosted by The Qur’an Initiative, London – 12 August 2017)

Panel Event: Women of Faith – Channels of Peace and Dialogue (Sisters of Faith for Peace Conference, hosted with permission of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, with address by The First Lady of Ireland, Mrs Sabina Higgins, and with contributions by Sister Denise Boyle and Ms Laura Marks OBE, Mansion House, Ireland – 28 November 2016)

Speech: Female Activism (Ladies of Light Series, The Rabbani Project, London – 3 September 2016)

Speech: Developing Intellectual Capital and Women’s Rights without Feminism (Muslimah’s Legacy Event, hosted by Al-Hikma, with Yasmin Mogahed (USA), Musleh Khan (Canada), and others, London – 23 August 2016)

Lecture: Muslim Women in Muslim Society (Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland – Monday 2 May 2016)

Debate: Does Islam Need Reformation? (iERA, London – 26 February 2015) – with Dr Taj Hargey, Tom Holland, Theo Hobson, Abdullah al-Andalusi, Safaruk Chaudhry – chaired by Lauren Booth.

Debate: Islam and Feminism: Compatible or Conflicting (SOAS, London – 19 February 2016) – with Marina Mahathir (Sisters in Islam, and daughter of former Malaysia Prime Minister)

Panel Discussion: Q&A on Islam and Feminism, Social Justice, and Violence in the Qur’an (London School of Economics (LSE), London – 4 February 2016) – with Professor Muhammad Abdel-Haleem (SOAS), and Muhammad Dilwar Hussain (5Pillars) – chaired by Professor Janet Hartley (LSE).

Panel Discussion: Islamophobia and its effect on women (SOAS, London – 25 November 2015)

Debate: Islam: The Cause or Solution to Extremism? (iERA, Queen Mary University, London – 16 October 2015) – with Dr Anas Al-Tikriti, Hamza Tzortzis, Peter Tatchell, Fiyaz Mughal, Mohammed Amin, and Peter Oborne – watch the full debate here, and brief clip here

Speech: Feminist or Feminine? (The Abrahamic Foundation, Birmingham – 4  September 2015) – click here to watch.

TV Discussion: Technology and Islam (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show – 3 June 2015)

TV Discussion: Feminism and Islam (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show – 10 June 2015)

Malaysia Tour:

Seminar: Comprehending Islam’s Solutions (Bangi – 3rd May 2015)

Lecture: The Revival of Islam and the Muslim Intellect (International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan – 4th May 2015)

TV Appearance: Feminism (TV Al-Hijrah, National TV Station of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, 5th May 2015)

Lecture: The Collapse of the Gender Equality Experiment (Malaysia Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka – 5th May 2015)

Lecture: Islam and Western Civilisation – who needs to learn from whom? (International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak – 7 May 2015)

Lecture: Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses (International Muslimah Empowerment Conference (IMEC), Kuala Lumpur – 9 May 2015) Watch here.

Radio Discussion: Do Muslims Need a Feminist Interpretation of Islam? with Ziba Mir-Hosseini (BBC Radio 4, Women’s Hour – 27 April 2015)

Talk: Maryam and Asiyah (as) (Brimingham Ladies’ Tea Party – 18 April 2015)

TV Discussion: Materialism and Online Shopping (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show – 14 April 2015)

Lecture: Muslim Women and Gender Equality (SOAS University – 6th March 2015 (International Women’s Day))

Lecture: Islam or Feminism: which one can truly liberate women? (Goldsmiths University – 24th February 2015)

Lecture: Women and Leadership in Islam (Lincoln University – 19th February 2015)

Lecture: Does Islam Liberate Women? (King’s College London (KCL) – 13th February 2015)

New Zealand Tour:

Lecture: Do Muslim Women Need Feminism? (1st February 2015, Auckland University, New Zealand)

Lecture: The Ennoblement of the Human Body: The Islamic Concept of Modesty (2nd February 2015, Hamilton, New Zealand)

Lecture: The Ennoblement of the Human Body: The Islamic Concept of Modesty (4th February 2015, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Lecture: What Defines Womens Rights? (5th February 2015, Dunedin University, New Zealand)

Conference Speech: Passing the Torch: Revival of Islam (7th February 2015, “Passing the Torch” Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Conference Lecture: Women and Leadership in Islam (8th February 2015, “Passing the Torch” Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Q&A: Passing the Torch (8th February 2015, “Passing the Torch” Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Lecture: What Defines Womens Rights? (9th February 2015, Christchurch University, New Zealand

Talk: Hijab: To veil or not and why? (10th February 2015, Zayed College for Girls, Auckland, New Zealand)

Lecture: Muslim Women: Leading the Revival (Norwich & Norfolk Muslim Association – 13th December 2014)

Debate: This House Believes That Slutwalks Harms Feminism (UCL Bloomsbury Campus – 8th December 2014)

Debate: Islam or Feminism: which one can truly liberate women? with Julie Bindel (London- 28th November 2014)

Debate: This House Believes that Shariah Law is Fairer than English Law (Hampshire – 21st November 2014) with (i) Zara Faris and (ii) Abdullah Al-Andalusi for the motion; and (i) Adrienne Page QC, and (ii) a retired Judge against the motion. Recording of full debate available here. Transcript of the opening presentation available here.

Interfaith Discussion: Women in Faith (SOAS University – 22nd October 2014)

Lecture: Journey Towards Islam (University College London (UCL) – 20th October 2014)

Radio Discussion: The Purity Culture (Shamaj Radio – 15th October 2014)

GERMANY Conference lecture and debate: Do Muslims Need a Feminist Theology? (‘Horizons of Islamic Theology’ Conference, held at Goethe University, Germany (Frankfurt) – September 2014) with Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University Lecturer), and guest participation from  Jerusha Lamptey (Writer and Assistant Professor at the Union Theological Seminary).

Lecture: What Defines Womens Rights? (SICM Middlesex – 27th June 2014)

TV Discussion: Honour Killings (Islam Channel, Analysis News Show – 4th June 2014)

TV Discussion: The Golden Age of Islamic Civilisation (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show – 3rd June 2014)

Lecture: The Concept of Equality, and Women in Islam (Bedfordshire University – 7th May 2014) – video coming soon

TV Discussion: Islam and Science (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show – Wednesday 7th May 2014) – video coming soon

IRELAND Conference: Great Women in the History of Islam (Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland – Monday 5th May 2014) – video coming soon

Lecture: Islam and Feminism: A New Perspective (Bournemouth University – Wednesday 12th March 2014) – video coming soon

Lecture: Women in Islam (Southampton University – Thursday 6 March 2014) – click here for video

Lecture: Islam: Revive or Reform? (Keele University – Tuesday 4 March 2014) – video coming soon

Lecture: Woman in Islam (SOAS University – Thursday 27 February 2014) – click here for video

Lecture: Islam and Western Society: A Conflict? (Hull University – 24th Feb) – video coming soon

Lecture: Will the Real Oppressed Woman Please Stand Up? (University of Kent – Friday 21 February 2014) – video coming soon

Panel Lecture: Muslims in Britain (Lincoln University – Monday 17 February 2014) – video coming soon

Conference with Lauren Booth (Journalist), Dr Laura McDonald (Deen Institute), and Sheikha Selina Begum: Muslim Women of Today: Divided by Culture, United by Faith (Nottingham University – Saturday 8 February 2014) – video coming soon

Lecture: Women in Islam: Oppressed or Liberated? (Sussex University – Wednesday 5 February 2014) – video coming soon

Radio Discussion: Women in Islam (RealTalk, 1Ummah FM, 16th January 2014) – audio coming soon

Panel Event: The Attack on Gender Segregation in Islam: a Muslim Women’s Unified Community Response (The Waterlily, London, 20th December 2013), with Yvonne Ridley, Fatima Barkatulla, Shohna Khan, and Aisha Arzi – click here for video

Lecture: The Niqab: Should it be banned in Britain? (Harrow, London, 30th November 2013) – video coming soon

Panel Debate/Discussion: Protect The Niqaab – Voices Beyond the Veil (Rochdale Town Hall, Lancashire, 27th November 2013) – video coming soon

Workshop: MDI Workshop: Presenting Islam in the West – Islamic Responses to Feminism (Global Peace and Unity Festival (GPU) 2013, 23rd November 2013)

Discussion: Are Men Our Standard? (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show, 20th November 2013) – video coming soon

Discussion: Does Islam Need Updating? A Discussion of Revival and Reformation (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show, 6th November 2013) – click here to listen

Debate/Discussion with Julie Bindel (feminist and founder of Justice for Women), Nabila Ramdani (award winning journalist), and Dr Taj Hargey: Should the Niqab (Veil) be banned in Britain? (Voice of Russia Radio, 17th September 2013) – click here to listen

Discussion: The Importance of Da’wah (Muslim World Network TV, 14th September 2013) – video coming soon

Debate/Discussion: Islam and Feminism (Islam Channel, 6th September 2013) click here for video

Discussion: Where Are Our Female Scholars? (Islam Channel, Women’s AM Show, 28th August 2013) – video coming soon

Debate with Cabinet Member for Culture, Councillor Rania Khan: Do Women Need Power? (Muslim Community Radio, July 14 2013) – recording coming soon

Lecture: The Beauty Within (London, Kanoon Towhid Centre, 16 June 2013) – video coming soon

Lecture: Understanding Women in Islam (Letchworth, 11 May 2013) – review coming soon

Debate with Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett: Do Women Need Feminism? (London, 28 February 2013) – click here for videos and transcript

Lecture: Hijab: to veil or not to veil (Kent University, 20 February 2013) – click here for video

Lecture: The Role of Women in Islam (Lincoln University, 18 February 2013) – video coming soon

Lecture: The Four Greatest Women in Islam (Brighton University, 7 February 2013) – video coming soon

Lecture: Women’s Rights in Islam (Sussex University, 28 January 2013) – video coming soon

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