Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Islam and Women 3

Join us as we configure ideas, context and fiqh to create a deep understanding of Women as part of, and within, Islam. Our discussion will be led by Hanaa Hasan, a highly knowledgeable researcher and teacher, as we establish foundations from which we can begin dismantling the discourse around Muslim women. From power and politics, to addressing controversies surrounding the Hijab and modern feminist movement, the Islam and Women series is here to take your un-tackled thoughts, and develop them into powerful ideas.

This session is open to all, female and male, those who are well-versed in Islamic and political discourse to those who are just beginning to confront it. Your intellectual and spiritual development is our priority so bring along your own ideas, experiences and questions.

Hanaa Hasan is a writer and speaker who has been active in the Muslim community for the past eight years. She graduated from SOAS with a BSc in Economics and currently works as a researcher specialising in the Middle East. A former presenter on the Islam Channel, she is the editor of the Muslimah Diaries, a platform run by and for Muslim women, assessing topical issues from an Islamic perspective. She is also an Aalima student and a Quran teacher.

Location TBC

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Qur’an Club

It’s back at last! This year we’ll once again be joined by Ustadh Saquab who will lead us through an in-depth and exciting exploration of Sura Al-Hajj. There’ll only be six sessions this year, so we’ll be moving at a much quicker and more focused pace than usual so be sure not to miss anything.

Q-Club is an excellent way to build your relationship with the Quran while at university– those of us veteran Q-Clubbers can testify to the transformative impact of becoming intimately acquainted with a new Sura of the Quran every year. It’s like gaining a new life-long friend - which three (or four) Suras will you leave Oxford with? Surat Al-Hajj will be one!

Sura Al-Hajj is right at the core of the Quran and as such it can easily be forgotten but it contains so much more than just news about the pilgrimage. It’s a truly unique Sura that bridges the Meccan-Medinan divide. Don’t miss this chance to study this Sura amongst an engaging and insightful group of companions!
As always refreshments will be provided.

Location: St John’s College.

 
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Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sisters’ Quran Hifth Halaqah

One of the best things a Muslim student can do while at university is memorise Quran. It’s always easier and more fun to do when you’re amongst friends who can motivate and help you long so make the most of this unique environment while you still can!

Memorising the Quran is like placing the brightest lamp in your chest which will be a source of illumination throughout your life. The Prophet(PBUH) told us that on the last day:

“It shall be said to the Companion of the Qur’an, ‘Recite [of what you have memorized] and rise up, recite [melodiously] as you would recite in the world. For indeed your rank shall be at the last Ayah [verse] you recite.”

The much-anticipated Sisters’ Halaqah will be starting this week, lead by Sister Samiha Mohsen who has been given permission by her teachers to teach what they have taught her.

Insha’Allah the Halaqah will meet every week and begin with memorising Surat Al-Hadeed together using traditional methodologies which give all students an opportunity to ensure that they know how to correctly recite the verses before committing them to memory. Please note however that the emphasis will very much be on memorisation and not Tajweed.

Date and Time: Saturday 24th November, 19:00 – 19:40
Location: Prayer Room (Sisters Only)
Facilitator: Samiha Mohsen

Sign-up link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjKZJRT2Kxtpi26qejyxm3mGdITKG_eyRG_nPu9EZhkjvnmQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

For more information please contact: samiha.mohsen@lmh.ox.ac.uk

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Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

OUIsoc Open Meeting

Got a great idea for a talk?
Got an idea of a event we probably shouldn't do again?
Got feedback on something we need to work on as a community?

LET US KNOW!

On Friday of 7th Week we will hold our Open Meeting for the term! Please come along for a review of Michaelmas Term, and to share your thoughts and join the discussion on the future direction of the ISoc i'A.

Taking place in the Prayer Room.

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Nov
22
5:30 PM17:30

Academic Advice Session & Subject Formal Dinner

With the end of Michaelmas term fast approaching, the ISoc is holding a subject meet up and advice session, followed by a formal at St Johns' college!

This is an opportunity for freshers to meet with older students studying the same subject, and gain invaluable advice and guidance on how to approach degree work and beyond, including tips on vacation revision, essay writing/problem sheet techniques, and internships/applications.

Please sign up in the form below to gain an idea of which subjects are attending, and who is attending the formal **ONLY 30 SPACES**

https://goo.gl/forms/V4bwzvL635pmYwuz2

The cost of the formal is £5, payed either in cash to a committee member, or by bank transfer to Ibrahim El-gaby (Account number: 62012045, Sort code: 602157, REF: name + FORMAL)

See you all there insha'allah!

Taking place at St John’s College.

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Reflection Upon the Life of The Prophet (PBUH)

Love of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) is a fundamental condition of our faith as Muslims. But how well do we even know him, let alone love him? What can we do to get to know him better? Insha’Allah we will come together on Wednesday evening to reflect upon the life of The Beloved Messenger(PBUH) and renew our intentions to learn more about his life and teachings.

There will be an entire programme including:

• A very brief lecture on The Prophet (PBUH)

• Group Reflection Circle

• A traditional reading from Hadith

• Student Nasheeds

Date and Time: Tuesday 20th November 19:00-20:30
Location: Prayer Room

We are still looking for students to contribute to the Group Reflection Circle. Contributions related to the Life of the Prophet(PBUH), the Seerah, the Hadith or anything to do with the Prophet’s (PBUH) life are welcome. Please don’t be shy, it’s always great to share such reflections with others!

If you would like to contribute please contact Abdullah.khalil@bnc.ox.ac.uk as soon as possible please

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Knowledge Class: The 40 Hadiths of Imam Al-Nawawi

The compilation of Imam Al-Nawawi is one of the most esteemed and cherished collections of Hadith in the entire Muslim tradition. The product of a a highly contemplative and strenuous selection from over thousands of Hadith, this unique compilation is considered by scholars as a concentrated distillation of the very foundations of Islam. Imam Al-Nawawi included only those hadith which he considered to contain a comprehensive teaching of a great fundamental of Islam. As such, studying these Hadith is one of the best ways to learn about our religion. It is truly a beautiful and life-changing collection of the teachings of our beloved Prophet(SAW).

Join us then as we continue our exploration of the 40 Hadith under the guidance of the renowned Sh. Saad Al-Azhari, a scholar who has committed a great deal of time and study throughout his life to this very collection - his insights will be priceless!

Located at the Prayer Room.

 
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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Inter-Faith Formal Dinner

Join the Oxford Jewish Society and Islamic Society for the most highly-anticipated inter-faith event of term! 
The dinner is open to everyone from all backgrounds but we do have limited seating so stay tuned for the ticket release.

Tickets will be £21.00 each and the dinner will be served in a buffet format with fish available to Halal guests and Kosher meals available to all guests who select this option.

If you have any questions, please email/message either:
Nina Morris-Evans (JSoc Inter-faith Rep)
nina.morris-evans@lmh.ox.ac.uk
or Faaria Khan (ISoc Islamic Awareness Officer)
faaria.khan@pmb.ox.ac.uk

Location: Lady Margaret Hall

 
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Nov
10
2:30 PM14:30

Careers Conference

Join students and alumni from a diverse range of backgrounds for the inaugural OUIsoc Careers Conference on the 10th of November at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College in Oxford!

The Conference will explore many relevant themes including:
- Exploring and choosing a career path
- A panel discussion on ‘Keeping Faith in the Workplace’ 
- Balancing career and family Life 

This will be followed by a networking event between 6pm-7pm where we will head together for dinner at Al-Shami.

We welcome any further contributions so if any alumni would like to speak on these discussions, please get in touch with the Alumni Chair, Ameer Ismail at ameer.ismail@merton.ox.ac.uk.

Those that are unable to attend the majority of the conference, please try to still come to the networking event! This would be a great chance for you to catch up with other alumni before the dinner inshaAllah, and it would be invaluable to have you there to pass on advice to students.


Finally, please fill out this form to indicate your preferences,
JazakomAllah khair: https://goo.gl/forms/YyrDpiYDl1YdwOM82 

This is truly not one to miss so mark your diaries and come to what is set to be an engaging and beneficial day inshaAllah!

 
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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Knowledge Class: The 40 Hadiths of Imam Al-Nawawi

The compilation of Imam Al-Nawawi is one of the most esteemed and cherished collections of Hadith in the entire Muslim tradition. The product of a a highly contemplative and strenuous selection from over thousands of Hadith, this unique compilation is considered by scholars as a concentrated distillation of the very foundations of Islam. Imam Al-Nawawi included only those hadith which he considered to contain a comprehensive teaching of a great fundamental of Islam. As such, studying these Hadith is one of the best ways to learn about our religion. It is truly a beautiful and life-changing collection of the teachings of our beloved Prophet(SAW).

Join us then as we continue our exploration of the 40 Hadith under the guidance of the renowned Sh. Saad Al-Azhari, a scholar who has committed a great deal of time and study throughout his life to this very collection - his insights will be priceless!

Located at the Prayer Room.

 
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Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Islam and Women 2

Join us as we configure ideas, context and fiqh to create a deep understanding of Women as part of, and within, Islam. Our discussion will be led by Hanaa Hasan, a highly knowledgeable researcher and teacher, as we establish foundations from which we can begin dismantling the discourse around Muslim women. From power and politics, to addressing controversies surrounding the Hijab and modern feminist movement, the Islam and Women series is here to take your un-tackled thoughts, and develop them into powerful ideas.

This session is open to all, female and male, those who are well-versed in Islamic and political discourse to those who are just beginning to confront it. Your intellectual and spiritual development is our priority so bring along your own ideas, experiences and questions.

Hanaa Hasan is a writer and speaker who has been active in the Muslim community for the past eight years. She graduated from SOAS with a BSc in Economics and currently works as a researcher specialising in the Middle East. A former presenter on the Islam Channel, she is the editor of the Muslimah Diaries, a platform run by and for Muslim women, assessing topical issues from an Islamic perspective. She is also an Aalima student and a Quran teacher.

Location TBC

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Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Plight of the Uyghurs

A United Nations panel estimated earlier this month that China has detained as many as 1 million Uyghurs in internment camps. Many are subject to political indoctrination and torture, held without any charge or any terms of release. Despite the rich history of Islam in the region, stretching all the way back to 934, there is a systematic attempt from the Chinese government to wipe out the indigenous population. Join us as we discuss the region’s past, present and future. 

Dilly Hussain is the deputy editor of 5 Pillars and has written in Uyghur newspapers and magazines in Turkey on the issue. He is an established political commentator, making regular appearances on Sky News, Channel 4 News, BBC Look East, BBC South, BBC One, Islam Channel, Russia Today and BBC radio stations discussing Middle East and North African politics, and domestic topics concerning British Muslims. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, a columnist for the Middle East Eye and Pakistan Today, and a freelance contributor for Al Jazeera English, the Ceasefire Magazine and the Foreign Policy Journal.

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Charity Dinner and Auction

Come along to the highlight and final event of Charity Week, the Charity Week Dinner and Auction! Join us for a night solely dedicated to raising money to help afflicted communities around the world. An all you can eat buffet and an auction featuring artwork kindly donated by members of the community. This event is open to everyone, including family and friends so make sure to invite them too!

A portion of ticket sales with be going straight to Islamic Relief to help orphans and needy children, and fund a number of sustainable projects around the world. Donations will go towards seven of their projects; they will provide emergency relief for families in Syria, help prevent child trafficking in India, improve access to education in Somalia, Mali & Afghanistan, and help protect at-risk children in Pakistan & South Africa.

Be sure to buy your ticket *ASAP*, ticket price is £22.
http://ouisoccharityweekdin.getqpay.com

If you're interested in donating artwork for the event, please get in touch! You can email Lennaert (Lennaert.woudt@bnc.ox.ac.uk)

Venue: First Floor Restaurant
Date: Sunday 28th October, 6pm
Dress code: Formal/traditional

See you all there!

 
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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Aphorisms of Ibn-Ataillah

Sacred Knowledge Class: The 40 Hadiths of Imam Al-Nawawi

The compilation of Imam Al-Nawawi is one of the most esteemed and cherished collections of Hadith in the entire Muslim tradition. The product of a a highly contemplative and strenuous selection from over thousands of Hadith, this unique compilation is considered by scholars as a concentrated distillation of the very foundations of Islam. Imam Al-Nawawi included only those hadith which he considered to contain a comprehensive teaching of a great fundamental of Islam. As such, studying these Hadith is one of the best ways to learn about our religion. It is truly a beautiful and life-changing collection of the teachings of our beloved Prophet(SAW).

Join us then as we continue our exploration of the 40 Hadith under the guidance of the renowned Sh. Saad Al-Azhari, a scholar who has committed a great deal of time and study throughout his life to this very collection - his insights will be priceless!

Taking place at the Prayer Room.

 
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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Graduate Research Colloquium

Join us this Monday 22 Oct at Daubeny Labs, Magdalen College, for a series of presentations that shed light on the research our peers are undertaking here at Oxford. Talks start at 19:30.

We pray salah together. We eat together. We even fast together. How many of us are aware about what our brothers/sisters do day in day out? Now is your chance to find out inshaAllah!

The talks will be delivered to a non-specialist level, so do not be deterred if you are unaware of the subject area – all are welcome and this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one another. Undergraduates, Fellows, non-University students are also welcome - just bring your intellectual enthusiasm with you!

No registration necessary. Contact the Grad Events Officer on hannah.rana@magd.ox.ac.uk for any queries.

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