'Gilded Leaf with an Inscription in thulth "God Alone", Ottoman 19th century. Image: Naser D. Khalli Collection of Islamic Art ©Nour Foundation

Understanding Islam

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The lectures series offers a fascinating examination of Islam, defining the religion from its origins to its journey into the 21st century.

05-03, 18.30 – 19.45: What is Islam? The Prophet and his Teachings
Dr Sheikh Zaki Badawi, Tim Winter and Dr Charles Tripp as Chair

11-03, 18.30 – 19.45: Mosque and State – Relationship to Civil Society
Professor James Morris, Dr Azzam Tamimi and Professor Azim Nanji as Chair

21-03, 18.30 – 19.45: Islam in Asia – Its Expansion Beyond the Middle East
Professor Hugh Kennedy, Karim Raslan and William Dalrymple as Chair

15-04, 18.00 – 19.15: Islam in International Relations
Professor Fred Halliday, Steven Simon and Sir Peter Wakefield as Chair

22-04, 18.30 – 19.45: Women and Islam – The Doctrine and its Practices
Professor Carole Hillenbrand, Professor Haleh Afshar and Dr Sami Zubaida as Chair

01-05, 18.30 – 19.45: Islam and Business – Islamic Doctrine and Practice in Business and Banking
Professor Rodney Wilson, Iqbal Khan and Ian Edge as Chair

07-05:, 18.30 – 19.45: Muslims in the West – Problems of Adjustment in the 21st Century
Professor Jørgen Nielsen, Fuad Nahdi and Baroness of Uddin of Bethnal Green as Chair

14-05, 18.30 – 19.45: Islamic Art and Architecture – What Makes Islamic Art Islamic
Professor Robert Hillnebrand and Dr Khaled Azzam as Chair

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