Women In Islam

Sat, 02 Feb 2019 18:30 in Discussion Forums

Date: 2nd Feb 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: 5 Birch Road, Sheffield S9 3XL

Speaker

  • Dr Chris Hewer

Abstract

The Prophet Muhammad said: "Only an honourable man treats women with honour and integrity, and only a vile and dishonorable man humiliates and degrades women." Being a Muslim is often more than a religious identity. In order to have a deeper understanding of the real role of women in Islam, diverse perspectives on gender and women in Islam, and how Islam personally treats to women, we are holding a seminar with the participation of Dr. Chris Hewer on Monday, 18th February 2019 at our community building in Attercliffe, Sheffield. We will have a special opportunity to listen to his insights and thoughts on women in Islam. The event will start at 6.30pm and will consist of two sessions and a refreshment break. We kindly invite anyone who is interested. We also believe that such events give us the opportunity to get together and get to know new people. Therefore, everyone is welcome. The event is free of charge.

Speaker Biography

Dr Chris Hewer comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since 1986, first at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Selly Oak in Birmingham and from 1999 to 2005, as the Adviser on Inter-Faith Relations to the Bishop of Birmingham. From 2006-2010, he was the St Ethelburga Fellow in Christian-Muslim Relations inLondon, with a brief to deliver adult popular education courses, study days and talks around Greater London. His current work is to teach study days and residential courses, to develop written and electronic resources and to be available for consultation.