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EVENT: Our Orphans, Our Prophet

Our Orphans, Our Prophet

Friday 23rd February, 6:30 pm
Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, Westbourne Park
With Sidi Abdullah Trevathan
Nasheeds by Muhibbe-e-Rasul
3 Course Dinner
Auction of Original Artwork
Tickets ?25 via
More info & donations via

The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “I and the one who looks after an orphan and provides for him will be in paradise like this,” putting his index and middle fingers together.

Ulfa Aid has launched an appeal to complete the Kitengela Orphanage, Kenya. This is a unique project ? neither the unpaid committee in Kenya (who have 23 years experience at the Muthurwa Orphanage), nor Ulfa Aid here, will take any ?administration? charges out of your donations. We seek to finish construction of classrooms and dormitories at this new site to give more street children a chance of rebuilding their lives.

With the month of the birth of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) soon upon us, Ulfa Aid and the Muslim Professional Network invite you to put into practice the prophetic message of caring for the orphan. Join us for an evening with Sidi Abdullah Trevathan, an opportunity to purchase original artwork, and an audience with Muhibbe-e-Rasul.

* Sidi Abdullah Trevathan is a respected academic and educationalist. He has had a variety of roles in British Muslim society, including as headmaster of Islamia Primary School. Amongst his current responsibilities is lecturing in Religious Education and Theology at Roehampton University. He resides both in London and Andalusia, where he recently hosted the forthcoming BBC documentary, ?The Retreat?.

*Muhibbe-e-Rasul are a traditional group of qasaid and nasheed singers. Their use of traditional rhythms, techniques and poetry combine to create a unique sound, rarely heard in central London.

Please donate generously at A small sacrifice by all of us here will change the lives of generations of children, who are forced onto the streets by poverty, orphaned by AIDS or abandoned by their parents.

Please forward this e-mail, and attached flyer onto your mailing list(s) and encourage everyone to attend!

Look forward to seeing you all there!

EVENT: Searching for Dad: Exploring Muslim Fatherhood

as-salamu ‘alaykum,

This is a must attend conference featuring Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, he is an amazing man of great learning, wisdom and intellect. He is a compelling and charismatic speaker and a natural story-teller and narrator. The way he structures his subject matter is masterful and compelling, he enthuses the listener with commentary and facts that one rarely hears. A truly wonderful human being who people will benefit from merely by his presence…..


An-Nisa Society, Q-News and Fathers Direct would like to invite you to an exciting conference entitled:

“Searching for Dad: Exploring Muslim Fatherhood”.

We are delighted to announce that the keynote address will be given by Dr Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, a prominent scholar and Shaykh from the US.

His keynote address has been titled,

Father versus Patriarch: The Socio-Political Ramifications of Parenthood .”

His address will explore the theological and spiritual dimensions of fatherhood as embodied in the Islamic non-gender specific concept of God and the model of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah Bless him and grant him peace). It will also focus on the nature of the nurturing father and its social-psychological and political implications — especially in terms of helping to thwart right-wing political ideologies and propensities. (For bio-data see below)

Conference aims:

  • Develop a broader understanding of Muslim fatherhood
  • Understand some of the real issues/dilemmas/barriers facing Muslim fathers
  • Provide tools and approach to working within Muslim communities
  • Looking into developing positive partnerships to take work forward

Please see publicity attached for further details of the conference.>

For booking details contact:

An-Nisa Society,
Humera Khan – Events Co-ordinator

Office: 0208 902 0100

Mobile: 0778 684 678


This event has also been financially supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Metropolitan Police, The Radial Middle Way, Islamic Relief, The International Institute of Islamic Thought.


Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah is chair and scholar-in-residence at the Nawawi Foundation, an innovative non-profit educational foundation based in Chicago. He is now teaching and lecturing across the United States and Canada, while conducting research and writing in Islamic studies and related fields. He recently completed a biography of Mohammed Webb (d. 1916), who was one of the most significant early American converts to Islam. The book was published in the UK in October by Oxford University Press and is titled A Muslim in Victorian America: The Story of Alexander Russell Web.

Dr. Abd-Allah is presently completing a second work entitled Roots of Islam in America: A Survey of Muslim Presence in the New World from Earliest Evidence until 1965 and is also updating his dissertation for publication.

Embracing Islam in 1970, Dr Abd-Allah completed his doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1978. From 1977 until 1982, he taught at the Universities of Windsor (Ontario), Temple, and Michigan. In 1982, he left America to teach Arabic in Spain. Two years later, he was appointed to the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, where he taught (in Arabic) Islamic studies and comparative religions until 2000. During his years abroad, Dr. Abd-Allah had the privilege of studying with a number of traditional Islamic scholars.

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Chillin’ in Glasgow

as-salamu ‘alaykum,

I forgot to mention the chill out session that myself, Aftab Malik [Amal Press], Waheed Rasheed of Alhambra Productions, Haider Ali [Roots Distribution, official distributor of Alhambra Productions’ material], Nabeel Turner [official tour photographer for Shaykh Hamza] had with Omar Tufail of Deen Port and his brothers Usman and Ali. It was nice just to lounge about relax and chat, discuss, exchange ideas, drink tea, shoot pool etc. Usman took some video footage of the discussions some of which will end up on Deen Port no doubt! Aftab, Waheed and I broke out into a rendition of the Burdah Shareef in the Maghribi style, it sounded good to us, but not sure how it sounded to others!

Anyway here are some pictures [from DeenPort]:

Enjoying Good Company

Eating Chips at the Chippy

The Guys


The Portal

It would be nice to hook up again some time guys! Insha’Allah.