Shariah Law & What it would look like
Hi, This week is Discover Islam Week! Have you ever been curious as to what the Shariah Law is and why there is such a negative connotation regarding it? Join us at Thursday 01/03/18 at LTB1 to find out. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!
3/1/2018 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
How muslims pray
Have a muslim friend? Wondered how they pray? Generally want to know more about Islam? Enjoy a free meal and get a live demonstration along with a walk through on how muslims pray! Muslims, if you invite a non-muslim friend you can enjoy a free meal and so can they. Non-muslims the meal is completely free! Come down to the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Wednesday 6:00pm 28/02/18
2/28/2018 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Rekindle your Eman
Ever felt like you’re having an Eman dip? That after being a very active, productive Muslim – praying on time, reading Qur’an frequently, always looking forward to doing good deeds – you are becoming lazy and that your enthusiasm to perform the same way is fading? Essex ISOC is here to help! Ustadh Asim Khan & Shabbir the Poet will help you rekindle you eman by sharing beautiful reminders and some words of poetry! Food & refreshments will be included too!
2/22/2018 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Islam, Atheism & Evolution
The Essex Islamic Society would like to invite everyone to a talk on Islam, atheism and evolution. Renown speaker Saboor from IERA will show thee Islamic stance on atheism and evolution. Everyone is welcome to join (Muslim/Non-Muslim).
2/19/2018 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
The Problem of Evil
The Islamic society would like to invite you to a thought provoking talk on the philosophy behind why there is evil in the world. This is a great opportunity to take a break from studying so come and relax while enjoy some refreshments. The talk will be delivered by special Guest Speaker Murtaza Chaudry from IERA!
12/6/2017 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Essex ISOC Charity Dinner!
Asalaam alaykum! Essex ISOC Annual Charity Dinner is back! Complete with a 3-course meal, Qur'an recitation, reminders, an auction, and entertainment throughout the evening! We will be joined by special guests, Faisal Choudhry, and our ex islamic society president. TICKETS: £12 EARLY BIRD: £9 You can purchase tickets from any member of the ISoc Committee and on our stall on square 3! --- *Why are we doing this?* 15,000 Muslims fleeing into Bangladesh every day, due to the atrocities they have been facing in Myanmar, just to end up stuck at the border with no help or support. After walking for days from their villages – hiding in jungles, crossing mountains and rivers. They arrive hungry, weak and sick. Now over 500,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh in about 30 days, living in very poor conditions at the border in cramped makeshift camps. Muntada Aid has launched an emergency appeal to provide essential aid to the desperate Rohingya families fleeing the oppression and seeking hope and safety in Bangladesh. They are focusing on providing emergency food packs and tube wells as it is currently the greatest need and they also assess the situation for more long-term needs. Your donations are bringing them back hope and dignity, without these packs, they literally have nothing to eat, they will remain starving or have to beg to survive. More info about the Charity Week initiative can be found on: http://www.charityweek.com/ More info about Muntada Aid and the work they do can be found on: http://www.muntadaaid.org/
10/27/2017 5:30:00 PM +01:000.0000
Ramadan Iftar and Taraweeh
Asalaamu Alaykum, As many of you know we hold Iftar every night for the community during Ramadan. We want this tradition to continue as it brings the whole community together from professionals to students. After breaking the fast we will pray Maghrib salah, then have iftar (dinner) together. There will also be tea & coffee. We will pray Taraweeh after Isha, inshAllah. All daily salah's, iftar and Taraweeh will be conducted in room 5.300. For anyone who wants to volunteer during Ramadan, please register through this link: https://www.essexisoc.com/2017/04/07/ramadan-volunteering/ Let's break the fast together, Insh'Allah!
6/10/2017 12:00:00 AM +01:000.0000
Final General Meeting
All members are requested to come. Your chance to voice your opinions and find out what is in store. ‼ *FINAL GENERAL MEETING* ‼ 23/03/17 7PM Room LTB 3 This is the final general meeting for all members of the Islamic society. Everyone is encouraged to come along Agenda: 🚩 Review of the year 🚩 New committee 🚩 Plans for next term 🚩 Feedback forms
3/23/2017 7:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Discover Islam Conference 2017
The Annual Conference is back! We invite all of our non muslim friends to attend this FREE conference where we have invited world renowned speakers to deliver talks on the hottest topics. The conference also includes a FREE lunch so how could you miss out? With the current political climate it is super important for everyone to really understand the position of Muslims in the 21st century. Check out the line up on the poster of this event. Register your place at the conference here: https://www.essexisoc.com/2017/02/12/discover-islam-conference/
2/18/2017 11:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Discover Islam Week 2017
2/18/2017 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Open Friday Prayer Service
We invite everyone to come and see how Muslims conduct their Friday Prayer services This will definitely be a great experience for those who have never attended one. Open to all Males - room 5.300B Females - room 5.300A
2/17/2017 12:50:00 PM +00:000.0000
Free Dinner With Muslims
We would like to invite all non muslim to join us for an awesome free dinner in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Bring as many people as you like Just before the dinner we will be holding a demonstration of the Islamic prayer and what it means in the prayer room. Giving you a chance to look around our place of worship and learn what we do here. Please register here for your free food: https://www.essexisoc.com/2017/02/10/discover-islam-week-dinner/
2/15/2017 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Rationality of Islam by Mohammad Hijab
We invite all of our non muslim friends to attend this lecture where Mohammad Hijab will be explaining how Islam is rational. Do you think you can challenge him? Come along and hear him out and answer back with comments of your own in the Q&A session at the end of the talk.
2/14/2017 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Eman Revival Week 2017
2/10/2017 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Prayer For Aleppo - Square 3
The Islamic Society in collaboration with the Student's Union and Society Guild are holding a mass prayer on square 3 for those who are suffering in Aleppo. The situation in Aleppo has become so dire that it is being called a second holocaust. Men women and children are mindlessly being murdered. Do the least you can by coming out this Friday evening in support of the prayer the members of the Islamic Society make. **ISHA SALAH BEING HELD ON SQUARE 3 AT 6PM** Everyone is urged to come out and show support!
12/16/2016 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Thursday Sunnah Fast - Free Iftar Dinner
Join the Islamic Society for our last event of the term! Revive the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by fasting on Thursday. In return you will recieve unimagineable blessings from Allah and also a free Iftar meal from the Islamic Society. Please register for your free food on the link below: https://www.essexisoc.com/2016/12/08/thursday-iftar/
12/15/2016 3:49:00 PM +00:000.0000
The Soft Hearts - A Talk By Ustadh Bashir Goni
The Islamic Society invites you to enjoy a heart softening lecture by our local teacher, Ustadh Bashir Goni as we end our first term. Also on the night will be Quran recitation, Poetry and Refreshments. LTB 04 7PM 13/12/16 Ustadh Bashir Goni - Studied Arabic Grammar in Syria, Graduated in Islamic Theology from Darul Uloom Bolton in 2006 and completed masters in Islamic Studies in Markfield Institute. For the past 9 years Ustadh Bashir has been working as a Chaplain and Imam for the Prison Serivice and teaches at Qalam Academy in Colchester which he founded.
12/13/2016 7:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Islamophobia: Causes & Cures
As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month the Essex Islamic Society have taken the initiative to educate students and staff at the Univeristy of Essex about Islamophobia is, what causes it and how it can be cured. The first step to challenging oppression is to be educated about it, so take this step and support the Muslim community in defeating the problems it faces by learning from us directly. 22/11/2016 LTB8 6PM See you there!
11/22/2016 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Charity Week Essex 2016
Essex Islamic Society present to you our biggest project of 2016 - Charity Week. In conjunction with all other Islamic Societies around the world, Essex Islamic Society is aiming to raise an enormous amount of funds for orphans and needy children. Charity Week is run by Islamic Relief so all donations will 100% go directly to the projects Islamic Relief are doing around the world. This is not any ordinary fundraising, be prepared to see some crazy on campus soon! Like our page to stay updated as we roll out all the events
11/6/2016 12:00:00 AM +00:000.0000
Charity Week Dinner & Auction
Join the Islamic Society for a night of food and fundraising! To end off Charity Week we are holding a dinner where there will be speeches from special guests, performances from poets, a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet and an auction with some amazing items up for grabs. All proceeds will go directly to the orphans and needy children Islamic Relief are working with around the world. So please help us raise as much funds as possible. Buy your early bird discounted ticket at our stall on Square 3 all week for £9 or pay £12 at the door. There are limited seats so get your ticket early.
11/4/2016 6:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Muslim Victims of Atlantic Slave Trade - Black History Month
University of Essex Islamic Society in collaboration with University of Essex Student's Union presents to you an unforgettable Black History Month event - Muslim Victims of the Atlantic Slave Trade. This seminar delivered by the Islamic Historian Adnan Rashid will explore the events that took place during the Atlantic slave trade from a very unique perspective, the perspective of the Muslim slaves. Thursday 27th October Doors open 18:00PM LTB 4
10/27/2016 6:00:00 PM +01:000.0000
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 'The best of fasting after Ramadhan is fasting Allah's month of Muharram." Reported by Muslim, 1982 Join the Islamic Society for a FREE iftar dinner on Tuesday 11th October at Maghrib time 18:14PM. Brothers & Sisters are welcome. Venue brothers: room 5.300B Venue sisters: multi faith chaplaincy prayer room
10/11/2016 6:00:00 PM +01:000.0000
Freshers' Week 2016
Essex Islamic Society has put together a fun filled fresher's week for everyone to attend with something happening every single day! These events are open to all whether you are new students, current students, staff members or even our beloved members of the community so note down the dates to ensure you dont miss out. All (except Jumpstreet*) events are FREE to attend, yes that means FREE FOOD! *To attend Jumpstreet trampoline park you must sign up on the link below and be willing to pay £10 cash on the day. Limited availability. https://goo.gl/forms/wZ4ZHwejxgP1YUBG3 Register your details for the Welcome Dinner so we know how much food to order. It's all FREE! https://goo.gl/forms/t9EkYVKMddXeX1HD2
10/8/2016 12:00:00 AM +01:000.0000