EVENT: Searching for Dad: Exploring Muslim Fatherhood

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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For a booking form in Word format, click here: http://www.q-news.com/F_Form.




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