Wednesday 29 January 2014

The Rise of "Political Islam" - A Curse or A Blessing?

Whether it be about the activities of Jamat-e-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh or the Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (Muslim Brotherhood) in Egypt or the Hizb Ut-Tahrir and its offshoots in the UK, "Political Islam" is always in the news. These groups and parties are generally seen as a threat to the establishment or as a menace to the public and a cause of radicalisation of young Muslims. Consequently they are either outlawed or suppressed in many countries.

Muslims are divided about themSome see them as their heroes who are carrying out the mission of "establishing the Shariah", bringing back the power and glory of the past, challenging the establishment and ultimately re-establishing the Khilafah that was lost in 1924 as some claim. Others see them as a lost cause and a reactionary movement not dissimilar to any secular political organisation in their goals and methods except superficially, creating even more problems for the Muslims and hindering the spread of the message of Islam. Yet others see them as dangerous entities whose ideologies are an inspiration to many militant organisations such as Al-Qaeda and Jam'atul Jihad.

So what is the reality? Is "Political Islam" rooted in the teachings of the Prophets and Messengers of God or is it rooted in the teachings of modern muslim revivalist leaders such as Syed Qutb and Abul A'la Maududi? How do we know whether the rise of "Political Islam" is a curse or a blessing for the Muslims? No doubt this calls for a deeper understanding of the Islamic view on Shariah Law, Islamic State and Jihad.

Coming up on the 8th of February in London & Online Worldwide is a key seminar that explains the whole issue of Shariah Law, Islamic State & Jihad in a way that has never been explained before in the English language. Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi will address these issues head-on in the light of Qur'anic paradigms, prophetic thinking, historical lessons and current context. 

The 20% early bird discount ends today. Please book your tickets now for attendance either onsite in London or online worldwide.

Cambridge Islamic Sciences Worldwide Presents
Shariah Law, Islamic State & Jihad
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 8th February 2014 | Time: 9.30AM - 6.00PM

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Online: Worldwide - Live & Recorded Access

A groundbreaking seminar on the current developments in the Muslim and Western worlds in the light of Quranic paradigms, Prophetic thinking, historical lessons and current context, delivered by one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world today.

“The principal reason for the waste of the effort of the Muslims, whether they are fighting or not fighting, is that they do not have a clear and comprehensive plan.” - Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

The seminar covers:

  • The portrayal of Shariah Law, Islamic State & Jihad in The Qur’an
  • The Prophet peace be upon him as the leader of the Muslim Society
  • The early Muslim Khilafat and their role in the society
  • History of Islamic Empires from the Abbasids to the Ottomans
  • Analysis of traditional Islamic revival movements
  • The decline of the Muslims and the rise of the West
  • The effect of colonialism on the Muslim mindset
  • Analysis of modern Islamic revival movements - Ikhwanul Muslimeen, Tabligh-i-Jamat, Jamat-e-Islami, Hizb at-Tahrir, Salafi based movements and Sufi based movements
  • Analysis of modern day conflicts in Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Kashmir and other places
  • Clash of civilisations and Islamophobia in the West - a myth or a reality?
  • Muslims and democracy - compatible or a contradiction?
  • Muslim society in a secular state - is this possible?
  • Islamist-Muslim and Secular-Muslim - who are they?
  • What is the role of Muslims in the West?
  • What is the future for Muslim in the the West?
  • What is the way forward for the Muslims in the East?
  • What is the “Comprehensive Plan” for the Muslims?
Special Offer: Early Bird Discount, Student & Group Tickets
30% Discount - Ends 23/01/2014 [Code: EARLYBIRD01]
20% Discount - Ends 30/01/2014 [Code: EARLYBIRD02]
10% Discount - Ends 06/02/2013 [Code: EARLYBIRD03]


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