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Salam everyone,

This week we were pleased to launch our newest exhibition! Scroll down for more on ‘Another Day’ or better yet stop by the IHRC Bookshop & Gallery and see the artwork for yourself!

It has also been quite a tumultuous week outside of IHRC and thus there are a number of press releases for you to look through this week. There’s news on Israel, Sri Lanka and Iraq.

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, our annual newsletter for 2014 is now available to download AT THIS LINK. It is a great chance to look back at IHRC’s work over the past year.

With Ramadan soon approaching, we have a special 15% OFF DISCOUNT for all our loyal subscribers and customers. Use the code EID2014 at the checkout.

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‘ANOTHER DAY’ EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Yesterday saw the launch of our latest exhibition ‘Another Day’ featuring Sara Russell’s photography of Palestine.

It was a great event and Sara spoke at length about her experience in Palestine – the people she met and the opression she was a witness to.

The exhibition will run until the end of September so stop by to take a look at her stunning work!

MORE DETAILS HERE. 

PRESS RELEASES

ISRAEL SHOULD TARGET SETTLERS, NOT PALESTINIAN RESIDENTS 

Israel continues to consolidate its hold over Palestinian land, making any peace talks or agreement ever more distant.

SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT BEARS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANTI-MUSLIM VIOLENCE 

Deadly attacks over the past weekend against Muslim communities in the country’s south west once again bore clear signs of government acquiescence in anti-minority violence

MISREPORTING OF IRAQ CONFLICT FANS SECTARIAN HATRED 

The sensationalist and misleading reporting of the conflict in Iraq is fanning sectarianism and diverting attention from the real causes of the crisis and harming the search for peaceful solutions.

MUSLIM WOMAN’S MURDER HIGHLIGHTS RAMPANT ISLAMOPHOBIA 

IHRC is horrified and appalled by the murder of a Saudi Arabian female student in Colchester yesterday seemingly targeted because her clothes marked her out as a Muslim.

COMMENT PIECES

BRITISH VALUES AND THE BRITISH MUSLIMS 

A statement from AbdoolKarim Vakil of King’s College London:

A mere week after the Trojan Horse Ofsted reports, following weeks of speculation still enduring and now spreading to other areas, with Peter Clarke’s investigation into the plot ongoing and his report still to come, it is not easy to gain perspective on the current moment, to rise above it, to strive for and be guided by a broader long term vision, and to define rather than be defined by events and circumstances of the hour… CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING 

Remember you can keep up with the ‘Trojan Horse’ row by visiting our updated Trojan Horse resource page complete with background information, articles, opinion pieces and more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AL-QUDS DAY 2014 

WHAT: A major national event with thousands of people coming from all over the country to show their solidarity with the people of Palestine and oppressed people everywhere.

WHEN: Friday 25 July from 3pm – 7pm

WHERE: Assembling at Duchess Street (near BBC Radio)

SHOP

Please click the title if you’d like to purchase or look at a copy. There is a 15% OFF DISCOUNT currently available – enter the code EID2014 at Checkout.

The Lost Ring: Rahma’s family is preparing for Eid and she has been looking forward to making samosas all week. Grandma, who is visiting, realises that her precious gold ring has gone missing. Suddenly, Rahma remembers wearing it while helping to make the Eid samosas. Will Rahma find her Grandma’s precious ring? Get your children ready and excited for Ramadan with this sweet tale!

Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship: Muhtar Holland has translated careful selections of Imam Al-Ghazali’s well-known Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din into English. A powerful insight into the hidden depths of Islamic rites including chapters on prayer, fasting and pilgrimage.Grounded in Al-Ghazali’s approach of heartfelt obedience to the Islamic law, this work is recommended for anyone looking to understand and develop Islamic spirituality.

An Introduction to Hadith History and Sources: Written as a textbook, this work endeavors to present the general subjects relevant to hadith and its history. Students of the genre are made to easily understand the Sunni hadith collections and the Four Books (Kutub al-Arba’ah) of the Shi’ah.

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