Reaching Muslim 2.0

Development for a Wired Urban Generation

Reaching Muslim 2.0

21 November 2007, London

Being a Real Man
Youth engagement at the Mile End Community Project, London
21 November 2007

Guest: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

An evening of informal discussion with young men, many of whom are "at-risk" or potentially "at risk" of educational under achievement, criminality and anti-social behaviour, from the Mile End area in partnership with the Mile End Community Project. Issues explored include Islamic chivalry and good adab, in a lively contemporary way, leaving plenty of time for young people to ask questions and express their views.

 

Is there a Crisis of Authority in Islam?
Lecture
22 November 2007

Speaker: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How is authority derived in Islam? Who do we follow for religious advice and guidance? Are there unique approaches for Muslims living in the West? Lecture followed by 90 minutes of lively Question and Answer session. This event was organised by The Islamic Society of School of Oriental and African Studies.

 

Alienated Youth or Outdated Institutions?
23 November 2007

In conversation: Rami Nashashibi and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Recorded conversation about innovative approaches to reaching and engaging with young Muslims; using new technologies; why is there an interest in Islamic learning? Why are community institutions not responsive to the grassroots? What does youth alienation actually mean? Recording and transcript will be made available online soon.

 

Becoming Scholars: The Challenge of Being Classical and Relevant
Ebrahim College, Whitechapel, London
23 November, 2007

Speaker: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Discussion about being a relevant and well trained scholar addressing contemporary issues; detailed discussion on the practice of jurisprudence and addressing the needs of a changing Muslim demographic. A roundtable dinner with Ebrahim College founders and adminstrators followed to discuss the current state of relevant Islamic educational institutions in the West and how they could be improved. Co-organised by Ebrahim College.

 

Friday Sermon
London School of Economics, London
24 November 2007

Speaker: Faraz Rabbani

 

Seminar: "Spiritual Awakening"
London School of Economics, London
24 November 2007

Speaker: Faraz Rabbani

Addressed through a lively presentation and conversation the notion of spirituality in Islam and proposed practical approaches of how to maintain a spiritual life in the modern world. Co-organised by LSE ISoc.

 

Reaching Muslim 2.0: Community Development for a Wired Urban Generation
Abrar House, Crawford Street, London
24 November 2007

Speakers: Rami Nashashibi and Faraz Rabbani

Topic: An evening about cutting edge social activism and new horizons in online religious learning for the Muslim 2.0. Often we hear that relevant civil activism and Islamic education are only the distant dreams of the thwarted second generation when in fact innovative and new working models are springing up the whole time in our midst. A lively Q&A session followed. Co-sponsored by The City Circle.

 

Lecture: The Most Sacred Places: The Spiritual Dimensions of Pilgrimage
Hounslow Jamia Mosque, Hounslow
25 November 2007

Speaker: Faraz Rabbani

A practical lecture about the lessons of Hajj for both those going on pilgrimage and those who are not able to go this year. Focused on patience, mercy and service to others as well as the spiritual journey to God.

 

Hip Hop Islam? A Discussion on Urban Music and Community Development
Dinner Roundtable
22 November 2007

Participants: Rami Nashashibi and 35 leading Muslim urban music promoters, artists, producers and bloggers

Rami Nashashibi opened the evening with a compelling presentation on urban music and its impact on young Muslims and its connection to African Muslim culture. He also explored the processes of cultural development. The meeting went on to discuss: the current state of Muslim urban music; what the "Hip Hop Islam" generation looks like; the role Muslim urban music play in community development; the direction Muslim urban music going; creating more opportunities for Muslim women artists and performers; and innovative ways to promote existing talent and develop new talent. A lively debate was recorded and the transcript will be made available online.
 

Meeting with Muslim Youth Helpline and other Muslim youth initiatives
23 November 2007

Guest: Rami Nashashibi 

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Reaching Muslim 2.0

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21 November 2007

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London


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