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Our Scholars, Our Future - Fundraiser Dinner (2018)

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The Sanad Foundation aims to progress the growth of its scholarly Islamic foundation in Australia and to sustain our current initiatives.

To do this, we're asking for our community's help to play an active part in supporting and contributing to our shared success.

This will enable Muslim Australian students of knowledge to connect with our rich Islamic tradition abroad, to pursue the path of scholarship and return to make an active contribution to the Australian Muslim Community.

When: Saturday 5 May 2018.
Arrive: 6.00pm EST
Location: UMMA Centre, 72 George St, Doncaster East VIC 3109

The evening will include:

  • 3 Course Menu

  • Keynote Speech: Aftab Malik, a global visionary and a rising intellectual star, lecturer and published author.

  • Secondary Addresses: Sheikh Abdinur Weli (Sanad Religious Advisor),
    and Sister Maryum Chaudhry (Sanad President)

About Sidi Aftab Malik

Aftab Malik is currently Guest Lecturer at the Department of Law, at the University of Sydney, Australia and a permanent global expert on Islam for the United Nations' Alliance of Civilizations. Professor John L. Esposito, one of the world’s pre-eminent scholars on the Muslim World, has called him “a first-rate scholar,” and the academic journal, The Muslim World Book Review, has called him “a rising intellectual star.”

Aftab has taught at the annual Rihla summer retreats, and is currently preparing material for his new course on post-modernism and its impact on Muslim activism today. 

His book, The Broken Chain: Reflection upon the Neglect of Tradition, explores the depth and breadth of Islamic scholasticism in regards to the veneration of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be blessings and peace. 

Between 2013 and 2015, Aftab served as the Scholar-In-Residence at the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) in Sydney. In addition to delivering public lectures, and overseeing youth-based projects, he created and taught the Positive Intellect Program; an intensive 5-week course that sought to provide the intellectual tools for young Muslims living in the West to navigate the tides and challenges of modernity.

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