Islam: The Essential Introduction

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Islam: The Essential Introduction

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD
Speaker(s): 
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Convenor: 
Sally Dunsmore, Festival Director, FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Tariq Ramadan has been invited to speak as part of the Financial Times Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Entry is by ticket only, tickets available at: http://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/literature-events/2017/Tuesday-28/islam-the-essential-introduction 

Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. Tariq aims to provide a straightforward introduction to Islam and explain in clear language its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution. All are welcome.