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Why Islam and Hip Hop? – 29 July

Why Islam and Hip Hop?
with Baraka Blue

8pm Sunday, 29th of July 2018
Mukha Cafe, TTDI KL

Hip-Hop has become a central thread of global youth culture, and a voice for Muslims all over the world, yet many in the Muslim majority world see a culture of immorality or Western encroachment on traditional culture and art. Come let’s explore this and more.

From Aristotle to Kitab Penawar – 24 April

Aristotle with other Hellenistic philosophers used medical models to explain philosophy. Imam al-Ghazali did so with the Islamic science of purification of the heart. From this wealth of teachings, came the tradition of modern psychology as well as Kitab Penawar. A fruit of Abdul Qadir al-Mandili, a 20th century Sumatran scholar, trained in Kedah and taught in Mecca.

From Aristotle to Kitab Penawar
Muhiyuddin al-Attas
8pm Tuesday 24 April 2018
Mukha Cafe TTDI

Muhiyuddin b. Hussein Al-Attas is completing a M.Phil from CASIS (UTM). He used to lecture at KUIS and now at Adni Pre-University where he teaches the worldview of Islam and the map of knowledge. His research interest is in S.M.N Al-Attas’ conception of the West, encompassing the origins of the worldview of the West, its philosophical, cultural and religious roots, and how this worldview is impacting the world.

Peace Meal Film Club – First Tuesdays

2017

Peace Meal Film Club

Once a month we screen a film at 8.45pm at our usual spot, Mukha Cafe in TTDI. Typically first Tuesdays of the month with refreshments on the house. Films screened will be approximately 45 minutes in length.

No tickets, no bookings.

FYI:

  • Peace Meal hosts the ongoing Q Culture Club on WhatsApp. This is where instead of committing one ‘juz’, beginners to the Qur’an contribute at least a page at a time of their convenience. On the first Tuesdays of the month those interested come and read together with some free beverage. 30 minutes only at Mukha. 8-8.30pm. You’re welcomed. Click here for more on the QCC.
  • Peace Meal Break Night will take place on the same night 8.30-8.45pm. Right before the Film Club. With food from Mukha, this is where we serve free dinner for 15 minutes only. You’re welcomed too.

Hi My Name is Science – 27 March

Looking forward. Spread the word!

Session goes until about 9.15pm. Do stay back for Q&A if you can. Though this gig is not at Mukha, that signature coffee we serve will also be in your cups at CASIS. 🙂

Professor Dr. Muhammad Zainiy Uthman obtained his B.Sc. in Astrophysics (1986) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.). After having completed his M.A. in Islamic Thought (1990) from the University of Chicago under Fazlur Rahman, he joined the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in 1991 as Junior Research Fellow at the invitation of Professor al-Attas.

Upon the completion of his Ph.D. at ISTAC in 1997, he served as Research Fellow, then as a Senior Research Fellow. He was an Associate Professor and Curator of ISTAC Library from 2002-2003 and was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship (2003-2004) where he spent an academic year at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). In 2005-2006 he returned to Oxford as Visiting Fellow at the same centre. He translated al-Attas’ The Meaning and Experience of Happiness in Islam into Malay (ISTAC, 2002).

With Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, he co-edited a book entitled Knowledge, Language, Thought and The Civilization of Islam: Essays in Honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas (UTM, 2010). He joined the Center for Advanced Studies in Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2011 and was the Director of the center from 2015- 2017. He is now serving as a Professor at CASIS teaching courses on Islamic Philosophy of Science and Technology, Major Muslim Scientists and Major Muslim Thinkers to name a few.

[Dinner] Prophet Muhammad In His Twenties – 16 March

Prophet Muhammad In His Twenties
Dinner & Talk with Shaykh Mohammed Aslam
Friday 16 March in TTDI, KL
Register by sending a message to Peace Meal on Whatsapp [Registration is closed] 

Before the revelation, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was already known, heard and trusted by many. Join us as Shaykh Aslam shares stories and meanings about his life at that age including his work under businesswoman and future wife, Khadeejah (ra).

Shaykh Mohammed Aslam memorised the Quran from an early age, after which he embarked on a path of seeking sacred knowledge. He ultimately travelled to Damascus where he undertook extensive private studies as well as enrolling in one of the most prestigious Islamic institutes in the world, Mahad al-Fath al-Islami seminary from where he graduated after six years of full time study with some of the greatest scholars in the world.

On returning to the U.K, he enrolled in Post-graduate studies at the same time as serving as Imam Khatib of one of the largest mosques in Birmingham. Shaykh Aslam established The City of Knowledge Academy which serves as a bustling hub of educational activity as well as also advising various community and grassroots projects around the city.

The Qur’an Culture Club Meet – First Tuesdays

A simple get together typically first Tuesdays to read the Quran for the beginners. For the others, a gathering to increase our relationship with the Qur’an. Help spread the word. Do invite others you know who are interested. Share and forward the good word 🙂

The Qur’an Culture Club. This is where anyone come and read at least a page of the Qur’an. Each take a turn, largely meant for beginners who are not fluent in recitation. The QCC is mostly active on its Whatsapp group of more than two years now where people read a page a time, at their convenience. This is the monthly meet for those interested.

To join the WhatsApp group, send a message to Peace Meal +6019.334.5466

The above is the poster/bunting we put up at the QCC Meet, typically first Tuesdays of the month at Mukha Cafe, TTDI. Keep a lookout for it if you come. 

 

How Would Omar Handle Rojak

At the time of Sayyidina Omar al-Khattab’s Caliphate, the Islamic empire had grown widely including a diverse set of peoples. Naturally issues came up, along with doubts and challenges by this a fierce defender of justice. The information is there so this evening will be about deriving knowledge for understanding and applying today’s..rojak.

Dr. Hellyer is an analyst and scholar. He authored The Other Europeans and A Revolution Undone. More on him at www.hahellyer.com

One Hour Book Night: Knowledge for Action

Season 9 (2017)

Season 8 (2017)

Season 7 (2016)

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Season 6 (2016)

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Season 5 (2015)

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Season 4 (2015)

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Season 3 (2014)

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Season 2 (2014)

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Season 1 (2014)

Time to bring out the book. 8pm sharp. Thanks to Surau of Bangsar Shopping Centre, they will serve light refreshments, so don’t worry about rushing dinner before coming. 🙂

By the way, leading the class is engineer, businessman and community leader, Mr. Abdul Rahman bin Ali. He has taught this book in various classes for some years now and will be connecting it with his experience working in KL, Singapore and Europe. He is the organizer of the Annual Symposium for the Scholarship of Imam Al-Haddad.

Nusantara as Amazon – 30 November

We know the Malay World was a famous trading centre. It imported, exported but also produced. This evening we will look at its output and the extent of its network and impact.

Nusantara as Amazon
Muhiyuddin al-Attas
8pm Thursday 30 November 2017
Mukha Cafe TTDI

Muhiyuddin b. Hussein Al-Attas is completing a M.Phil from CASIS (UTM). He used to lecture at KUIS and now at Adni Pre-University where he teaches the worldview of Islam and the map of knowledge. His research interest is in S.M.N Al-Attas’ conception of the West, encompassing the origins of the worldview of the West, its philosophical, cultural and religious roots, and how this worldview is impacting the world.

Raising Kids with Books, Tech & Nothing – 16 Novemer

Despite what we know, what we have these days, many still say, ‘things were different/better/simpler before.’ What is making the difference? Is it what we have, or what we do, or how we see? This evening will be a discussion about these things with someone familiar with the science of the head and the heart. The tradition and the modern.

Omar Mahmood was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychobiology and Arabic. He then traveled overseas to study traditional Islamic Sciences at Dar al-Mustafa, in the Yemeni valley of Hadramawt. His studies focused on jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, and sciences of the heart. After returning to the States, he completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is currently employed as a neuropsychologist. He serves as a national advisor for MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and is a Board Member of Access California Services (a non-profit social services agency assisting Arab and Muslim communities in southern California).