- Feb 25th , Mar 4th, Mar 18th
- Noor Trust, 4 Dalston Gardens, Stanmore, HA7 1BU
- £20 for all 3 sessions
Noor Islamic Education is excited to present a brand new course just for ladies, with Ustadha Fatemah Megjhi. Based in Vancouver, Canada we are honoured to have her collaborate with Noor Islamic Education for this series of courses on Feminine Spirituality and Quranic tafsir, exclusively for women.
Ustadha Fatemah Meghji completed her BA in English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia, after which she left to study in the hawza seminary. She studied at Jamiat al-Zahra for approximately six years and completed the masters program in Qur’anic Tafsir and Qur’anic Sciences. She is currently an instructor at Mizan Institute. She has been teaching in a professional capacity for several years and previously served as the Islamic Director at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy. Her current projects include a book on human evolution in the Shi’ite tradition, and her research interests include usul al-tafsir, Qur’anic hermeneutics, postmodern ethics, and women in the tradition.
In this three-part series, we will examine various aspects of femininity and the representation of women in the Qur’an.
Saturday February 25th
Quranic Narratives on Domestic Abuse: Examining the Story of Sayyidah Asiyah: In this session, we will analyze various Quranic passages that depict women who are subjected to domestic abuse and the actions taken by Allah (swt) to assist them. We will specifically focus on the story of Sayyidah Asiyah (a) and her treatment at the hands of Pharaoh, as well as examining pre-Islamic practices such as dihar and their historical context.
Saturday March 4th
The Quranic Perspective on Feminine Spirituality: A Study of Sayyidah Maryam: In this session, we will undertake a comprehensive analysis of the Quranic account of Sayyidah Maryam, specifically in relation to her upbringing in sacred spaces. We will consider the statement “the male is not like the female” and its implications for feminine spirituality. We will also explore whether there are distinct differences in the way that women and men approach spirituality and if there are unique potentials for women.
Saturday March 18th
Misogyny in the Islamic Tradition: A Critical Analysis: Building upon the foundation established in the previous sessions, we will employ a methodological approach to investigate whether the Islamic tradition is inherently misogynistic. We will also examine the process by which scholars analyze various hadith that speak negatively about women and the implications of their findings. What is the process by which scholars look at hadith and is the Islamic tradition inherently misogynistic given the presence of some of these traditions?
The course will be held at Noor Trust, 4 Dalston Gardens, Stanmore, HA7 1BU.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Open to: Women 18+
Please note: children cannot attend.
We look forward to seeing you there Insha’Allah!