Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Al-Ghazali's The Calamities of the Tongue

This term we are truly blessed to be joined by Sh. Riyad Al-Nadawi who will be holding a fortnightly circle in our very own prayer room in which he will take us through the important and life-changing text of Al-Ghazali’s 'The Calamities of The Tongue'. The circle will be very brief and begin immediately after Magrib in the Prayer Room.

Sh. Riyad is a real gem in our local community - don’t miss this amazing opportunity to benefit from his presence and teaching!

The circle will be very brief and begin immediately after Magrib in the Prayer Room.

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

International Social with OxWIB

Join us for a fun social that celebrates diversity alongside Islamic Society, Asia-Pacific Society, and Africa Society! There will be bubble tea, delicious samosas and pani puri, and a henna stall.

We'll also be joined by Carol Ndosi, the founder of a startup called The Launch Pad Tanzania, and speakers from the Said Business School's Women in Leadership Alliance. They will discuss cultural clashes and constraints that women face when juggling both expectations for women in their societies and a dedication to entrepreneurship/business.

Location: Cohen Quad, Exeter College, Walton Street
Get your free ticket here: fixr.co/event/410987072

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Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Islam and Women 3

Located at the Prayer Room.

'MUSLIM CULTURE IN THE AGE OF IDENTITY POLITICS' What does it mean to be a Muslim in the west in the 21st century? How has our identity and circumstance as Muslims changed over time?
Iman Masmoudi and Hanaa Hasan.

Hanaa Hasan is the founder and editor in chief of the Qarawiyyin Project, an initiative dedicated to reviving Islamic discourse amongst Muslim women. A Middle East researcher, she is also former presenter on the Islam Channel, a student of Islamic sciences and a Quran teacher.

Iman studies Social Science at Harvard University with a special focus on Islam. She is also the founder of an ethical North African clothing line 'Tuniq' and has spoken at events previously.

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Essentials of Worship - An introduction to Islamic law

Ever wondered how Islamic law is derived? How to set about navigating the Islamic legal issues in your life? And most importantly, how you should pray, fast, and give charity properly? A one-off fortnightly class, especially organised for Oxford students and led by fantastic local scholars.



The Essentials of Worship series is a great opportunity to learn the basics of the sacred law of worship in Islam! As educated Muslim adults, it is our responsibility to learn the sacred law that pertains to discharging our obligations as Muslims and the teachings of these laws was foremost amongst the knowledge taught by the Prophets(Peace be upon them all). What is ritual purity? How should I pray and what are the conditions of a sound prayer? Scholars are in agreement that getting these elements right in our lives is the first step towards spiritual excellence and a sound relationship with Allah(SWT).

This is a unique opportunity to learn these sciences with an authentic, traditionally rooted and academically excellent scholar in a stimulating environment which will bring to the fore intellectual foundations to ensure students gain a sound and robust understanding. Classes are open to all.

Friday 18th Jan - Introduction & Foundations (Usul)
Friday 8thd Feb - Purity: Water, Wudu, Gusl and Tayammum.
Friday 15th Feb - Prayer I: Conditions of Prayer, Prayer, Imam, Travelling
Friday 1st Mar - Prayer II + Fasting + Zakaat (if time permits)

Maliki Stream (Traditionally in North and Sub-Saharan African countries):
-Sh. Sadd Al-Azhari
-Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College, 19:00




Hanafi Stream:
-Ustadh Salman Younas
-Stocker Room, Brasenose College, 19:00

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Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Muslim Pilgrimage

The Khayaal Theatre Company are an award-winning theatre and drama education group dedicated to the exploration of Muslim world literature across all art platforms: stage, radio and screen. As part of the ISoc’s ‘DISCOVER ISLAM WEEK 2019’, Khayaal will be coming to Oxford to bring Muslim Hajj literature to life. The event is open to everyone and is set to be the pinnacle of DIW 2019 – this is not one to miss!


Student/Child tickets cost £5 and Standard tickets cost £8.
Tickets can be purchased via QPay.
Tickets are limited so purchase yours early to avoid missing out!
We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Essentials of Worship - An introduction to Islamic law

Ever wondered how Islamic law is derived? How to set about navigating the Islamic legal issues in your life? And most importantly, how you should pray, fast, and give charity properly? A one-off fortnightly class, especially organised for Oxford students and led by fantastic local scholars.



The Essentials of Worship series is a great opportunity to learn the basics of the sacred law of worship in Islam! As educated Muslim adults, it is our responsibility to learn the sacred law that pertains to discharging our obligations as Muslims and the teachings of these laws was foremost amongst the knowledge taught by the Prophets(Peace be upon them all). What is ritual purity? How should I pray and what are the conditions of a sound prayer? Scholars are in agreement that getting these elements right in our lives is the first step towards spiritual excellence and a sound relationship with Allah(SWT).

This is a unique opportunity to learn these sciences with an authentic, traditionally rooted and academically excellent scholar in a stimulating environment which will bring to the fore intellectual foundations to ensure students gain a sound and robust understanding. Classes are open to all.

Friday 18th Jan - Introduction & Foundations (Usul)
Friday 8thd Feb - Purity: Water, Wudu, Gusl and Tayammum.
Friday 15th Feb - Prayer I: Conditions of Prayer, Prayer, Imam, Travelling
Friday 1st Mar - Prayer II + Fasting + Zakaat (if time permits)

Maliki Stream (Traditionally in North and Sub-Saharan African countries):
-Sh. Sadd Al-Azhari
-Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College, 19:00




Hanafi Stream:
-Ustadh Salman Younas
-Stocker Room, Brasenose College, 19:00

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Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Election Night

ISOC ELECTION SEASON IS HERE!

It is that emotional time of the year again when the ISoc mantle is handed over from one committee to another! Please do come along, enjoy the free pizza and have a say about how you would like ISoc run next year.

ISoc not only plays an important role in serving the spiritual needs of Muslim students but also helps foster an amazing sense of community and friendships that last a life time. Thus, it's really important to have your say in how you think ISoc ought to be run and play a part in shaping its future by voting for a new committee.


PLEASE NOTE:
- The location and timing is as stated here and is different from that stated on the newsletter
- You will be sent the names and manifestos of people running insha'Allah, so please do consider them carefully and be ready to ask any questions you may have on the day.
- There’ll also be an opportunity to reflect on the committee's work over the past year.
- As we will vote on 20 positions, we will do our utmost to make the voting process as efficient and quick as possible. Thus, we will start at 6:30pm sharp - be there at least 10 minutes earlier to not miss the hustings for the role of President.

Please make sure you arrive on time so we may start promptly (and so as to not miss out on the free pizza!).

Location: Fitzhugh Auditorium, Cohen Quad, Walton Street

 
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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Academic Advice Session

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.

Taking place at St John’s College.

 
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Feb
8
12:15 PM12:15

Open Friday Prayers

For our Salah (Prayer) Pillar Event for ‘DISCOVER ISLAM WEEK 2019’, the ISoc will be hosting a large open afternoon Friday Prayers. The event is open to everyone and will be great opportunity to witness our weekly congregational prayers and to listen to the sermon. The prayers will then be followed by a free lunch provided by the ISoc – the perfect way to celebrate the end of the week!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Location TBC

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Beyond Words: A Divine Legacy

The Beyond Words - UK team will be coming to Oxford especially for the ISoc’s ‘DISCOVER ISLAM WEEK’ to deliver an exceptional event that will take the audience on an enlightening journey through the Qur’an. Their performance will couple Arabic recitation with contextual narration to create an atmospheric learning experience for everyone, regardless of whether you understand Arabic or not. This will be a very special event and everyone from all faiths is invited to attend to learn more about the stories of the Qur’an and the beauty of its language.
We’re really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there!


DOORS OPEN: 6.00pm
EVENT RUNTIME: 6.30-8.30pm
LOCATION: Pembroke College, Oxford

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Essentials of Worship - An introduction to Islamic law

Ever wondered how Islamic law is derived? How to set about navigating the Islamic legal issues in your life? And most importantly, how you should pray, fast, and give charity properly? A one-off fortnightly class, especially organised for Oxford students and led by fantastic local scholars.



The Essentials of Worship series is a great opportunity to learn the basics of the sacred law of worship in Islam! As educated Muslim adults, it is our responsibility to learn the sacred law that pertains to discharging our obligations as Muslims and the teachings of these laws was foremost amongst the knowledge taught by the Prophets(Peace be upon them all). What is ritual purity? How should I pray and what are the conditions of a sound prayer? Scholars are in agreement that getting these elements right in our lives is the first step towards spiritual excellence and a sound relationship with Allah(SWT).

This is a unique opportunity to learn these sciences with an authentic, traditionally rooted and academically excellent scholar in a stimulating environment which will bring to the fore intellectual foundations to ensure students gain a sound and robust understanding. Classes are open to all.

Friday 18th Jan - Introduction & Foundations (Usul)
Friday 8thd Feb - Purity: Water, Wudu, Gusl and Tayammum.
Friday 15th Feb - Prayer I: Conditions of Prayer, Prayer, Imam, Travelling
Friday 1st Mar - Prayer II + Fasting + Zakaat (if time permits)

Maliki Stream (Traditionally in North and Sub-Saharan African countries):
-Sh. Sadd Al-Azhari
-Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College, 19:00




Hanafi Stream:
-Ustadh Salman Younas
-Stocker Room, Brasenose College, 19:00

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Come Dine with ISoc

Get ready because the much-anticipated Come Dine with ISoc is back and this time, it’s for ISoc’s ‘DISCOVER ISLAM WEEK 2019’!


Everyone from all faiths and cultural backgrounds are invited to join the Islamic Society for a free dinner in our Prayer Room. Come along to meet Muslim students, find out more about our faith and the month of Ramadan as this event shall be our Sawm (fasting) Pillar Event following our theme ‘The Five Pillars and Beyond’.

We would also like to encourage attendees to trying fasting for the day, similar to what Muslims do in the month of Ramadan where they abstain from food and drink (including water) from sunrise to sunset. Since we are currently in the Winter months, the entire fast will only last 9 hours and so will hopefully be manageable for all - we’re sure you’ll enjoy the experience! Please note sunset is set to precede the event so make sure you break your fast with something before coming!

Please sign up via this link by the evening of Tuesday 29th January.
All ISoc attendees must bring at least one non-Muslim guest!

There will be a recommended donation of £3 on the night.
See you then!

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Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Oxford Muslim Student Research Conference 2019

Academia: The Sacred Pursuit of Knowledge

The inaugural Oxford Muslim Student Research Conference 2019 (OMSRC 2019) will be taking place on Saturday the 19th of January 2019 at Worcester College.

The conference aims to attract all students and academics from around the University. Keynote talks from high profile academics will be delivered and dedicated workshops to help boost your skills in research and academia will be held by experienced researchers. In addition, a number of research presentation across disciplines will be given by some of our graduate researchers as well as a poster exhibition.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are pleased to announce that Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad will be our keynote speaker for this years conference. He is the Dean and Aziz Foundation Professor at Cambridge Muslim College as well as the Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University.

POSTER EXHIBITION

While the deadline for submitting an abstract for an oral presentation is now over, the opportunity to present a poster at the conference is still open. If you would like to present a poster about your research (open to both Sciences and Humanities), please email hannah.rana@magd.ox.ac.uk

For any general queries please contact imran.naved@sjc.ox.ac.uk

The conference cost of £5 includes a halal lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

The conference is open to all. To register for the conference, please click below:

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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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