Cooking & Looking at Islamic Malay History with Muhiyuddin Al-Attas
A few stories of our past are often heard till today. Some makan plain nasi others tambah their own kari. Some understand it clearly others find it blurry. This get together will explain who are they, how it happened and now how to clear it up.
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.
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.
Back again this year!
Also feel free to start similar groups with your family, friends and colleagues. They may be near you or randomly around the world. Use whatever suitable platforms you like, be it emails or Facebook. 🙂
To the members who will be joining our WhatsApp group for this: near the end of Ramadhan, we will host a Khatam (Completion) celebration with some sweets and drinks. Details to be announced to you via WhatsApp.
Rehan Khan was born in Wimbledon, in 1971 and is now based in Dubai with his wife and two children. Rehan penned his first ‘novel’ at the age of nine and has been writing ever since. As a child he loved listening to swashbuckling tales of heroism and valour, as well as dabbling in science fiction. Whilst attending the Oxford University Summer School for Adults in 2010 he started scribbling notes around courage and valour. This became the beginnings for the Last of the Tasburai, his debut epic fantasy novel. During the day, Rehan is the Regional Consulting Director in the MENA region for a FTSE 100 corporation, and is also a Professor of Management at an international business school.
Khalina Khalili is a mother of three teenagers and author of “The Camel’s Journey.” Her “Kids and Science Series” are soon to be published by Dar al-Andalus(InshaAllah) comprising of ten stories that portray the Islamic approach towards nature for ages 6 months to three years old. She is currently doing her Ph.D. in Islamic Philosophy at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Islam, Science and Civilization(CASIS), UTM.
Beats & Beans is back. This time around we will be doing a mixture of tunes from a few regions. Come. 🙂
Living Right with Earth, A night with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah & Imam Afroz Ali. 8.00pm Sunday, 8th of May 2016
at Pusat Komuniti HAK, Sg Penchala.
What does it mean to realise our connection to each and every creation in existence? How would knowing this help us choose a life that promotes peace, harmony, and fulfillment, not just for ourselves, but also for our community, society, and environment?
Join us as we discuss and explore what it means to live right on this planet we all call our home. Dr. Umar Faruq and Imam Afroz Ali will be sharing insights on the connections we all share, as well as the physical, social, and spiritual dimensions we navigate through on a daily basis to to keep these connections healthy and balanced.
Shaykh Mouhamadou Mahy ibn Aliyu Cisse is a Muslim, teacher, and consummate spiritual guide to millions around the globe. His lifestyle and teaching methods reflect the principles of the Qur’an and the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
An accomplished scholar, known for his erudition and the simplicity of his lifestyle, his patience and compassion have made him particularly popular among younger students and spiritual aspirants, while winning him the admiration of his peers and elders as well.
A life under the tutelage of family members who would be counted among West Africa’s most renowned scholars, combined with the rigorous training of al Azhar University, the world’s most prestigious Islamic educational institution, and years of experience as a teacher of a diverse community of students from around the world have provided the Shaykh with a uniquely broad perspective that is especially relevant today.