Thursday, 23 January 2014

The “Secular Muslim" Vs The “Islamist Muslim"

Muslim communities in the UK and every other part of the world are already polarised on various issues including differences in schools of thought, ideologies, sects, languages and ethnicity. Recent events have polarised Muslims further into two groups of "Secular Muslims" and "Islamist Muslims". This division is quite unique because it is something which has the keen interest of the media and politicians as well as the wider public.The apparent defining criteria between the two groups is whether one "believes" or does not "believe" in Shariah Law, Islamic State and Jihad. The struggle between these two groups continues, somewhat violently in the Muslim world and relatively mildly in the West.

Many Muslims would not want to be identified as either "Secular Muslims" or "Islamist Muslims". But their dilemma then appears very puzzling - what should their stance be on Shariah Law, Islamic State and Jihad?. The fact of the matter is that things are not as straightforward as either "Secular Muslims" or "Islamist Muslims" would have it. To ask whether one "believes" or does not "believe" in Shariah Law, Islamic State and Jihad is too simplistic, narrow-minded, shallow and, moreover, stupid. It is as stupid as if someone were to say "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists"!

So what is the "third way"? Is it to be a "Secular Islamist Muslim"(!) ? No doubt this is a very confusing and troubling issue for many of us and it becomes even more so when some scholars and preachers who are themselves confused speak with incoherence and ignorance of the realities.

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 30% 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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