FROM FAITH TO TRIBE: The Epistemological Crises of the Modern Muslim with Aftab Malik
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**SA’ADAH & Rumis Cave Present**
FROM FAITH TO TRIBE
The Epistemological Crises of the Modern Muslim
with Aftab Malik
DATE: Saturday 12th December 2015
VENUE: Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Lane, Kilburn, London
TIME: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
TICKETS: £3 Pre-register (Eventbrite), £5 at the door
Islam represents a vast tradition that is rooted in mercy and beauty, themselves the outcome of understanding of the Divine.
And yet, today, Islam is increasingly seen to be synonymous with brutality and ugliness. Why has this happened and what can we do to stem this?
Join us for lecture by Aftab Malik, as we take an introspective look at the current state of the Muslim mindset. The presentation will be followed by Q& A with our guest speaker.
Biography – Aftab Malik
Aftab A. Malik is a permanent United Nations Alliance of Civilizations “global expert” on Islam. Professor John L. Esposito, one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars on the Muslim World, has called him “a first-rate scholar,” and the academic journal, The Muslim World Book Review, has called him “a rising intellectual star.”
He has written a number of articles that have been translated into numerous languages, edited a number of books and is the author of The Broken Chain: Reflections Upon the Neglect of a Tradition, about which Shaykh Hamza Yusuf calls it “the definitive statement on the nature of traditional Islamic education and the current crisis caused by its absence.”
Since 2012, Aftab has been residing in Sydney, Australia, where he has been the scholar-in-residence at the Lebanese Muslim Association. In addition to delivering public lectures, and overseeing youth-based projects, he has been teaching the Positive Intellect Program; an intensive 5-week course that Aftab created to provide the intellectual tools for young Muslims living in the West to navigate the tides and challenges of modernity.
During the five weeks, Aftab examines Muslim political history, Shariah, ethics, the development of western political history and Islamophobia.