Forthcoming Kitaba book launch events of ‘Guide to visiting Makka and Madina’

in conjunction with several organisations including IST, WEC, South Wales Islamic Centre, Path to Salvation (PTS), Bristol Muslim Cultural Society and Quran Academy, Bristol will be presenting a seminar on ‘The People of the Bench and Modern Society’ followed by the launch of Kitaba’s latest book, ‘A Guide to visiting Makka and Madina’, written by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed, foreword by Imam Zaid Shakir.

The events are crucial to our understanding of building an inclusive society and serving all those who are marginalised in the community. Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed will present key biographies of the Ahl al- Suffa (People of the Bench), with specific reference to potential lessons for modern society from the early generation of Muslims on treating the marginalised within our communities.
Honoured guest speakers, including Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti (Oxford) will present a seminar on ‘Blind role models in Islamic History’, in Glasgow and Dr Asim Yusuf (Director of Path to Salvation course), will present a synopsis on ‘Guide to visiting Makka and Madina’ in Cardiff. The latter presentation will explore the nature and layout of the book and also introduce the next Kitaba trip to Umra. The book is a key step in moving towards inclusion and accessibility for the visually impaired and Blind Muslims who want to truly experience the Pilgrimage to the sacred lands.  This book is not simply another guide to Makka and Madina but specifically caters for those who are considered Ahl al- Suffa.

Free entry to all events and open to both women and men. The book will be available to purchase on the day for £8.50. We look forward to seeing you there!

For further information please contact
Further details regarding each venue/times for Glasgow, Cardiff and Bristol are enclosed below:

GLASGOW 18th June 2011
Woodfarm Community Centre
Thornliebank Robslee Road
Glasgow Area
G46 7HG
Time: 7:15pm
Tel: 07815176630

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CARDIFF 25th June 2011
South Wales Islamic Centre
Alice Street
CF10 5LB
Time: 6:30pm

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BRISTOL 26th June 2011
Qur’an Academy Bristol
Abingdon Road
BS16 3NY
Time: 2pm
Tel: 0117 952 1802 or 952 1803

Date Posted: 14/06/2011

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