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IHRC recently released an open letter to the Muslim community in the UK detailing the need for a clear stance on the extremist group ISIS. An important read for the togetherness of the ummah, we hope you’ll take a read below and share it with others.

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OPEN LETTER TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN THE UK

PRESS RELEASE:

OPEN LETTER: BRITISH MUSLIMS MUST FRAME AN INDEPENDENT CHALLENGE TO ISIS 

The chair of the Islamic Human Rights Commission has sent an open letter to fellow members of the Muslim community in Britain exhorting them to adopt a principled and clear stance on the extremist group ISIS.

OPEN LETTER TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN THE UK 

The rise of the organization calling itself the Islamic State (IS) in regions of Syria and Iraq, known locally as Daesh, poses another huge challenge to the global Muslim ummah.

While the group may masquerade under an Islamic guise and claim legitimacy for its actions in Islamic precepts it is clear to most Muslims that their actions neither befit nor represent the noble aims of our religion.

Click here to continue reading… 

PRESS RELEASES

BOOK LAUNCH: CONVERSATIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL THOUGHT 

“Conversations in Postcolonial Thought” by Katy Sian takes the form of conversational interviews with some of today’s leading scholars of race, ethnicity and gender to illuminate the politics of postcolonial societies.

PANEL DISCUSSION – CREATIVE AGENCY AND COMPROMISE 

The discussion will feature young Muslim women expounding on their experiences in the world of art. With different backgrounds and viewpoints, their collective voices should provide a revealing look at the compromising situation Muslim women are faced with when they step into this space.

IHRC IN MEDIA

UK TO STOP UK MILITANTS RETURNING 

Britain is to introduce tough new laws against radicalised British nationals flighting abroad. Al Etejah TV interviewed Massoud Shadjareh to discuss

UK ANTI-TERROR MOVES DEMONIZE MUSLIMS 

Arzu Merali is interviewed by Press TV on the new British counter-terrorism measures

EVENT REPORT

SHEIKH NIMR DEMONSTRATION

Report from a demonstration that took place in front of the United Nations on 13 November 2014

UPCOMING EVENTS

CREATIVE AGENCY AND COMPROMISE 

WHAT: Informal panel discussion featuring Romina Khanom – whose work is currently featured in ‘Layers of Paradise’ (exhibited at the IHRC Bookshop & Gallery) and a number of other young women with backgrounds in the art world. They’ll be discussing the compromises Muslim women are forced to make in a space that seeks to pigenhole, homogenise and often tokenise them.

WHEN: Thursday 27 November from 6.45pm

WHERE: IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

This event will be streamed live HERE so make sure you tune in! Send in your comments and questions via Twitter or Facebook

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘CONVERSATIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL THOUGHT’ BY KATY SIAN 

WHAT: We’re hosting the launch of this new book which

offers a series of 12 conversational interviews with a diverse set of postcolonial thinkers from across the globe in the social sciences and humanities

WHEN: Friday 28 November from 6.45pm

WHERE: IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

This event will be streamed live HERE so make sure you tune in! Send in your comments and questions via Twitter or Facebook  

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WORKSHOP – PROTEST 

WHAT: If you protest or ever think of protesting, come to this workshop and learn how to prepare to protest, what to do during a protest and what issues to watch out for.

WHEN: Tuesday 2 December from 6.30pm

WHERE: IHRC Gallery & Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

Check out all the upcoming dates for our Autumn/Winter 2014 Know Your Rights Workshop Series. CLICK HERE! ()

INSTITUTIONAL ISLAMOPHOBIA 

WHAT: A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim community

WHEN: Saturday 13 December from 2 – 6.30pm

WHERE: Rooms MAL 414 and 415, Birkbeck University of London

RSVP by emailing ashiya[at]ihrc.org

This event will be streamed live HERE so make sure you tune in! Send in your comments and questions via Twitter or Facebook

Would you like to book a place on the ‘Critical Muslim Studies’ course being held in Granada by The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues? All the information you need is HERE. 

SHOP

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The Black Jacobins: In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent black republic outside Africa. Only three years later, the British and Americans ended the Atlantic slave trade.

The Masnavi (Book One): Rumi’s Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called ‘the Koran in Persian’. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi’s poem is often funny as well as spiritually profound.

Motherhood In Islam: This exceptional and thorough scholarly study deals with a primal and universal relationship between motherhood and the Islamic religion, relying on the basic sources of Islam: the Qur’an, Hadith, and Fiqh, as well as numerous original Arabic sources

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