Re-thinking the Muslim Community

Part of: Planting Seeds Forum

Al Manaar - The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre
244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG
Saturday, 10 Aug'13 13:00
- Saturday, 10 Aug'13 16:30

Re-thinking the Muslim Community

A critical reflection on the challenges of community building with:

Usama Canon (USA)

Keynote address from Founding Director of Ta'leef Collective, California

Dr Husna Ahmad, Farooq Murad, Muddassar Ahmed and Dr Anas Altikriti


"...what is our community going to look for 10, 20 or even a 100 years from now? It's about creating spaces that allow the core to be normal, and the normal to be core." - Usama Canon

At the heart of our rapidly changing world, the very notion of community is evolving; and, like most of the world, at the heart of Muslim communities is an increasingly disenfranchised generation. What are the challenges of inspiring and instituting a communal spirit in our ever more inter-connected world? How best can we prepare the next generation of Muslims who inherit a world fraught with difficulties on every level? Join our panel for a post-Ramadhaan candid conversation reflecting on the very notion of what the Muslim community is and what we can do to help shape and move it in the best direction possible. This interactive event seeks to specifically target change-makers, community leaders, activists and those involved in grassroots organisations. It will be a unique opportunity to critically evaluate where we are headed as a Muslim community and learn from best practice around the world. We look forward to welcoming you, and please do extend this invitation to others in your circles. The video clip below features our key guest reflecting on themes we will discuss.

REFLECTIONS with Usama Canon | "The Semi-Sacred Space" from Ta'leef Collective on Vimeo.

Speaker Bios

Usama Canon -

Anas Altikiti -

Farooq Murad -

Dr Husna Ahmad -

Muddassar Ahmed -

**Please note this event will be filmed**

The event is supported by Human Appeal; (charity number 1005733) working across the globe to strengthen humanity’s fight against poverty, social injustice and natural disaster. Through the provision of immediate relief and establishment of sustainable development programmes, Human Appeal works to invest in real effective solutions, investing in local communities and initiatives also. Visit -

The event is run in partnership with The Cordoba Foundation, City Circle, Beyond Boundaries, Faith Regen Foundation, Radical Middle Way, National Zakat Foundation, Rumi's Cave and is kindly being supported by the US Embassy.

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