Category: Past Events
Speaker: Sheikh Haytham Tamim, Dr Adel Baluch and Dr. Noreen Khan Kassem
Date: 13 July 2012
Time: 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
The most amazing time in the year is upon us. Within weeks, we welcome the most anticipated month of repentance, mercy, and great reward. There is no more marvellous time in a Muslim’s life than Ramadhan. Sadly, before we know it, we’ll be binging on Eid sweets and wishing we did more.
In this talk, Sheikh Haytham Tamim will share with us how we can prepare for holy month and make the most of its limited and fast-fleeing days. This talk will help us maximise our gains from the great month.
The talk will be followed by a brief reminder on the health implications of fasting long days. A doctor will give advice on how we can sustain our bodies and retain energy to be able to gain from all the spiritual opportunities.
Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the chairman, founder, and primary teacher at Utrujj (http://www.utrujj.org). He has studied Islamic law for over 20 years. He has accreditation in interpretation and sciences of the Qur'an, Prophetic sayings (hadith) and jurisprudence (fiqh) from the scholars of Lebanon and Syria. He served as a lecturer of comparative jurisprudence for many years at the Islamic University of Beirut. He has also served as lecturer of hadith and the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) (seerah) at the Azhar Lubnan Academy, Lebanon.
As well as verifying over 20 books, his specialities include comparative jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence (usool ul fiqh) and hadith. He is the director of the "Shariah Solutions Ltd" A consultancy firm in Islamic Finance and is on the Shari'ah supervisory board for Gatehouse Bank PLC (London), He has delivered numerous courses and lectures in Islamic finance including an annual conference with leading Islamic finance scholars.
Dr Adel Baluch is a London based GP. He has publications in the medical literature and has also spent time in cancer research.
He has experience of working within the ethnically diverse inner city and Greater London populations and has therefore gained insight into the conditions and challenges affecting these communities.
Dr. Noreen Khan Kassem is a hospital doctor with training in surgery. She is also a medical writer and has written and edited for numerous global publications, including a monthly health and nutrition column. Additionally, Noreen is interested in humanitarian medicine and previously worked as a medical liaison for an NGO affiliated with the UNHCR in Damascus, Syria.
Free entrance. All welcome. No reservation needed. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30.