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Lecture Schedule

Dates Speaker Title
Monday 10th September to Thursday 13th September Shaykh Luqman Ali and Eleanor Martin with Khayaal Theatre Imam Husayn in the Eye of Prophethood, Divine Conversation and the Story of Edhi
Friday 14th September Syed Hasnain Bukhari Karbala: the Sunni Perspective
Saturday 15th September Qari Asim The centrality of Imam Husayn (AS) in Islam
Sunday 16th September to Thursday 20th September Professor Seyed Mohammad Ghari Fatemi Ethical Theories, Right Based Ethics and Virtue Ethics

Shaykh Luqman Ali and Eleanor Martin - Monday 10th September to Thursday 14th September

Imam Hussain in the Eye of Prophethood
Peace be upon You O Heir of Nuh, the Prophet of Allah (a.s)
We explore the formative impact and legacy of the story of Prophet Nuh on the life and martyrdom of Imam Hussain through dramatic storytelling by Mohammed Sesay and reflections by Luqman Ali.

Imam Hussain in the Eye of Divine Conversation, Madyan to the Duel with Sorcery, Pt 1
Peace be upon You O Heir of Musa, the Interlocutor of Allah (a.s)
We explore the formative impact and legacy of the story of Prophet Musa on the life and martyrdom of Imam Hussain through dramatic storytelling by Eleanor Martin and reflections by Luqman Ali.

Imam Hussain in the Eye of Divine Conversation, Pestilence to The Exodus, Pt 2
Peace be upon You O Heir of Musa, the Interlocutor of Allah (a.s)
We explore the formative impact and legacy of the story of Prophet Musa on the life and martyrdom of Imam Hussain through dramatic storytelling by Eleanor Martin and reflections by Luqman Ali.

Legacy of Imam Hussain in the Story of Edhi
We explore the inspirational impact and legacy of the story of Imam Hussain on the life and mission of Abdul Sattar Edhi through dramatic storytelling by Adil Javed and reflections by Luqman Ali.

Format of Proceedings:

  • Introductory talk by Luqman Ali (10 mins)
  • Dramatic storytelling by Khayaal Theatre (30 mins)
  • Reflections by Luqman Ali (10 mins)

Syed Hasnain Bukhari - Friday 14th September

Shaykh Shafi will be speaking about Imam Hussain (AS) is the representative of the forces of good, from the first Prophet (AS) to the Final Prophet (SAW). Imam Hussain is the flag bearer of truth, justice, love and humanity.

Qari Asim - Saturday 15th September

The centrality of Imam Husayn (AS) in Islam. Qari Asim will discuss the importance of Imam Husayn (AS) through prophetic traditions and Islamic history from a Sunni perspective

Professor Seyed Mohammad Ghari S Fatemi - Sunday 16th September - Thursday 20th September

The set of talks will begin by looking at Contemporary Ethical theories including Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Ethics of Care and Right based Ethics. The focus will then m ove towards Right Based Ethics and Virtue Ethics in detail.

Session 1: Contemporary Ethical Theories: Looking at Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Ethics of Care and Right based Ethics

Session 2: Right Based Ethics: The First generation of rights; Negative rights: Islamic Considerations

Session 3: Right Based Ethics: The Second generation of rights; Welfare rights: Islamic Considerations

Session 4: Right Based Ethics: The Third generation of rights; Solidarity collective Rights: Islamic Considerations; The Fourth generation of rights; Biotechnology & new technologies: Islamic Considerations

Session 5: Virtue Ethics: A brief introduction and Islamic Virtue Ethics