The British Islam Conference is not a typical conference. It was specifically created to be a safe place to debate and collaborate, to respectfully listen to what some may think are controversial ideas and challenge ourselves.
There is no set theme, except for the concept of “a marketplace of ideas” where each speaker sets up their stall to share their ideas which are discussed and debated with the audience. We always try to ensure the conference is as inclusive and as open a platform as possible.
The parallel sessions offer plenty to absorb and enjoy and are designed to be short, punchy presentations that can stimulate debate and discussion. Presenters speak for their own ideas and do not represent the views of New Horizons in British Islam.
Attendees are free to pick and choose which sessions to go to, dip in and out of sessions, or not attend sessions at all!
Day 01 full schedule
February 23, 2019
- 10:30 (Registration)
- 12:15 (Lunch)
- 14:45 (Break)
- 16:30 (Break)
- 18:15 (Drinks reception)
Naved Siddiqi (Chair)
Aina KhanHow not to get married
Raya al-JadirWhen your relationship status is dictated by your disability
Nafhesa AliStorying relationships: Can we go Fifty Shades of Grey?
Rashad AliThe place of rationality in revelation: The science of hadith
Chris HewerFazlur Rahman: How to interpret the Qur'an
Henna RaiVAWG and Islam
Jasvir SinghWhen Guru Nanak visited Mecca
Madinah JavedWomen and the recited Quran
Shuruq NaguibGendering Islamic studies
Asim Hafiz interviews Hadis ef. PašalićFireside chat: European Islam in light of the Bosnian experience
Anita NayyarIf Rasulullah were alive today he would be a Vegan
Kamran ShezadGreen Jihad: Our struggle to protect the environment
Fatimah AshrifWorkshop: Reading your own love story
Hussein KesvaniFollow Me, Akhi: Muslim identity and social media
Aisha PhoenixThe politics of dress: Muslim women negotiating campus life
Irum Shehreen AliBrexit and BAME Britain: Investigating the impact
Jagbir Jhutti-JohalSikh and mistaken identities
Christine Hough, Mohammad Hanif & Tariq MahmoodFaith, culture and injustice
Susannah Pickering-SaqqaINGOs pushing at the boundaries of development: The case of Islamic Relief
Mark ChaterFrom tolerance through respect towards understanding: How changes in RE can promote a religiously literate society
Naved SiddiqiTeaching Islam in Jewish schools
Shehana Udat: Introduction to 'Colour and Pattern' arts exhibition
Day 02 full schedule
February 24, 2019
- 09:15 (Registration)
- 11:00 (Break)
- 12:45 (Lunch)
- 15:15 (Break)
- 17:00 (Close)