Islam:The Essentials

Islam: The Essentials by Tariq Ramadan

Islam:The Essentials

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Investcorp Auditorium
Speaker(s): 
Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: 
Professor Eugene Rogan

Tariq Ramadan will be speaking about his recently published book, Islam: The Essentials. There will be time for questions and answers directly after the lecture. Book copies will also be available for sale after the lecture at a reduced price of £6 (retail price £8.99). All are welcome, no registration is required although as seating may be limited, prompt arrival is highly recommended.

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: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution. (source: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/280082/islam/)