The last event of my tour in West Canada (before going to East Canada) will be concluded with a massive Canadian Dawah Conference in Edmonton (Alberta) on 26th Jan 2019, also organised by MYNiNK, who’ve invited me to speak alongside speakers Dawud Walid, Shaikh Fahad Tasleem and fellow Brit, Hamza Tzortzis.
At 2:00pm (Edmonton time), I’ll be delivering a lecture titled “Stuck in the Middle with you: Benefiting from the Harmony of Islamic Thought in the Chaos of a Progressively Polarized Society”.
The lecture will be about the confusion facing people in both the West, including Muslims residing there, about how to navigating the competing ideologies of the “right-wing” and “left-wing” factions. I’ll be presenting the origins of the “scale”, and how the scale was invented to “measure” the madhahib [schools of thought] withing Secular Liberalism.
I’ll be explaining how Islam doesn’t fit on either end of the scale, and what Muslims can do to navigate the politics and social spheres of a society wracked by sectarian divisions within Secular-liberalism. The lecture will help to clarify how Muslims can navigate between, and deal with, the ideologies of both the far-right (fascists, ethno-nationals), right-wing/centre-left (classical liberals, sectarian conservative Christians) and left-wing (socialists, SJWs, 3rd wave Feminists etc).
The Canadian Dawah Convention, organised by NYMiNK, and themed “Dawah is our cure”, is a day long Dawah event focusing on a number of key topics that face Muslims in the West (and generally) today.
Other speakers attending include, again, Dawud Walid, Shaikh Fahad Tasleem and Hamza Tzortzis.
Sat 26th Jan, 10:00am-7:00pm, Edmonton, 14525 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6V 0B3, Canada