Shelina Zahra Janmohamed: Love Retreat, 2012 Lecture Series

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

On February 2012, as part of the double bill with Shaykh Alaeddin Elbakri, our da’wah team also hosted Shelina Zahra Janmohamed.  Shelina Janmohamed is the author of “Love in a Headscarf”, a humorous and irreverent memoir about growing up as a Muslim woman.  She writes regularly for EMEL magazine.  She also writes for the Times Online; the National, which is based in the UAE; and has written for the Guardian and Comment is Free.

She has travelled with the British Foreign and Commonwealth office to Darfur, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Qatar and Turkey under its programme to build links with British Muslims and encourage dialogue.  She is a creator and organiser of social and cultural events for young British Muslims, as part of creating a new British Muslim culture and identity, and the host of the annual “Eid in the Square” event which is held in Trafalgar Square.  She is a trustee of the Windsor Fellowship which encourages minority ethnic students to excel in education and employment.


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