How Islam is misunderstood and why it matters? Join the discussion with us on the International Day to Combat Islamophobia
Our book club is a warm and welcoming get-together, an opportunity to share ideas and connect with other people. We welcome anyone interested in the book up for discussion, but particularly those who work in civil society across Europe – and especially equality, anti-discrimination, and faith-based civil society organizations.
On Tuesday 15th March, the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, we’re delighted to be welcoming Tawseef Khan, human rights activist, solicitor, and author of Muslim, Actually: How Islam is misunderstood and why it matters.
Across western societies, Muslims are perhaps more misunderstood than any other minority. How did we get here? In this landmark book, Tawseef Khan draws on history, memoir, and original research to show what it is really like to live as a Muslim in the West.
This book club meeting is delivered in partnership with the European Network of Religion & Belief and Faith Network for Manchester.
Sadia Akram, Steps to Recovery Advisor for Civil Society Consulting CIC in Manchester, will lead the conversation with Tawseef, followed by an open Q&A session.
‘Meticulously researched and thought-provoking… an utterly convincing treatise on Muslim identity… Even readers who consider themselves sympathetic and well informed should find food for thought in the depth of analysis Khan offers… the book’s defining characteristics are humanity and hope.’ – Business Post
TAWSEEF KHAN is a qualified solicitor specializing in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist with over ten years of experience working on refugee and Muslim issues. In 2016 he obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Liverpool, where his thesis explored the fairness of the British asylum system. He was a recipient of a 2017 Northern Writers Award. He is a Muslim and lives in Manchester. @itsmetawseef
This little book club aims to celebrate what is happening through our civil society and faith networks, encouraging people to share and learn, and to find out the latest thinking, ideas and research – and vitally, boost connections both at an organizational level (for civil society and faith sector workers, volunteers and Board members) and also for those people and communities their organization serves.
In enabling the sharing of learning and experiences we want to generate a greater sense of social solidarity and togetherness.