Saturday, July 04, 2009

Concerning Tariq

Its no secret that MJ adores Tariq Ramadan. I honestly think he is the leading intellectual in the Muslim World today. So you can imagine how excited I was when Ilm SA asked me to M.C Prof Tariqs youth session in two weeks time. Its always an honour to work with these guys.

I have alot of love for ILM SA because Fatima and crew pull out all stops when it comes to conferences and workshops etc. I have been to my fair share of conferences (because of the field im in) but very few actually stack up to Ilm SA's ones. Its a pity I missed this years 'From Medinah to the Millennium' conference but im hoping by plugging Tariqs workshop they will give me a set of the DVD's.

Just a bit about the programme (i'l get into the details in future posts)

Thursday the 16th July is the Ladies only programme

Friday the 17th is the Youth Session and the Topic is 'From Darkness to Light: What is the way forward for young Muslims seeking Allah'. There will also be a screening of the American documentary 'New Muslim Cool' Heres a link to the website. Ive seen bits of it already so I cant wait to see it in its entirety.

Saturday and Sunday is the main conference and will be held at the UKZN Senate Chamber. I know some bloggers are coming in from Cape Town and Grahamstown just for the conference, and I honestly think its worth it. I'm not just saying this because I hope i'l get free DVD's, but because I had the privilege of meeting Professor Ramadan two years ago, and it really changed my outlook on so many internal dilemmas I used to have.

Booking is essential as there is limited seating. You can confirm your place by calling 076 871 7696, and dont forget to tell them that you found out about it from MJ's blog and maybe i'l get those conference DVDs :D



Fatima Asmal said...

Thanks man MJ! Um, I'm considering the DVDS.
Anyone wanting more info can visit the temporary blog set up at
See you guys there :)

M Junaid said...

I cant wait :)