Category: Past Events
Speakers: Dr Rabia Malik
Date: 15 Jun 2012
Time: 18:45 - 20:30
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
The Quran says 'And among His wonders is this:He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you might incline towards them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you: in this behold there are messages for people who reflect' (Surah 30, verse 21)
Gender dynamics in the Muslim community seem to be highly fraught, manifesting in high rates of divorce and people finding it hard to find compatible marriage partners. In this talk Dr Rabia Malik will reflect on some of the contemporary challenges facing Muslim men and women and consider ways in which we can learn to work together better honouring the diversity with which Allah created us and the tenderness that He has placed between our hearts.
Dr Rabia Malik is a Family Therapist. She co-leads a specialist service for minority ethnic communities called the Marlborough Cultural Therapy Centre, based in an NHS clinic in London. She has worked extensively with Muslim individuals, families and communities for the past ten years. Her doctoral research was on 'The Cultural Construction of Depression Amongst Pakistanis'. She has written several papers in the field of mental health and ethnic minorities and trained professionals nationally and internationally. She offers some private practice. Rabia was Chair of The City Circle from 2009-2011, and she has been a Trustee and Advisor to Muslim Youth Helpline.
Free entrance. All welcome. No reservation needed. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30.