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'Islamic law and the challenges of modernity' by Salah al-Ansari

In this lecture Salah Al-Ansari will give an introduction to the fundamentals of Shariah and the major themes of Islamic jurisprudence then explore some of the challenges which arise in using Islam to formulate new responses to the political, scientific, and cultural challenges of modern life.


This event is co-organised with the Arab Humanists!

Throughout the Muslim World, there are calls for re-Islamisation of the legal systems, either for the strict application of the Shari'ah or for a return to the roots or the principles of the Shari'ah (Maqasid al-Shari'ah). In this lecture Salah Al-Ansari will give an introduction to the fundamentals of Shariah and the major themes of Islamic jurisprudence then explore some of the challenges which arise in using Islam to formulate new responses to the political, scientific, and cultural challenges of modern life.

Salah al-Ansari is a Senior Researcher in Quilliam’s Theology and Outreach department and lecturer in Islamic studies Muslim College London. Salah worked as a visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Heythrop College, University of London where he produced a PhD on Muhammad Abu Zahra and Islamic Modernism. He is a graduate in Classical and Modern Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Sheikh Salah was appointed an Imam and teacher at the Central London Mosque and then worked in a number of mosques in London, Margate, Woking and Basingstoke, where he has led extensive inter-faith activities on national and international levels. Salah is featured in Arabic and mainstream media outlets including BBC Arabic TV, Sky New Arabic, France 24, TRT, Aljazeera, al-Ghad al-Arabi, BBC Radio 4, the Independent and The Times.

Doors open at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m

Please arrive early to enjoy a glass of wine from our charity wine bar and mingle.

All profits from the wine bar will go to the speaker's chosen charity.

Please note, we charge a token entrance fee of £3 to help towards the hire of the venue and equipment.


Speaker(s):

Mr Salah al-Ansari | talks

 

Date and Time:

16 November 2016 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/
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Organised by:

Central London Humanist Group
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