Muslim Women in the Workplace (Guest Ustadha Ameena Blake) @ London Farringdon London

Details

When:
August 18, 2018 @ 2:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Cost:
£8.45
Where:
Farringdon London
London EC1M
UK
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DESCRIPTION
Throughout Islamic history women have been in the forefront of society, taking active part in communal life in a variety of different roles, not only as mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. One of these roles involved being part of a workforce that drove local, regional, and national economy. Not only were women active community members and philanthropists, they were encouraged and well respected.

Many of us do not realise that by being part of the workforce today, we are effectively giving dawah through being who we are and how we are. Although many sisters are at odds with how to balance their work and spiritual identities, can they be one and the same or do they need to be separate? There are also the issues of creating that balance between work and familial responsibilities. Life as single Muslim, a carer, or a married woman with or without children each brings its on sensibilities.

Join us for a rich discussion on the challenges and values of Muslim Women in the Workplace and the ways in which we maintain our Islamic etiquette. We are honoured to have as a guest speaker, Ustadha Ameena Blake who will talk to us about the topic at hand through an Islamic perspective. For all that we do in life, it is always good practice to check in with our faith and remind ourselves of the Islamic principles.

Please note that this is a sisters’ only event and for security purposes venue details will only be disclosed to sisters who confirm their place.

Light refreshments are available and any sisters interested can join us for dinner to continue discussions at a local restaurant after.

The venue is a short walk from Farringdon Station (Thameslink, Metropolitan, Hammersmith&City and Circle lines) and St John’s Street bus stop. There may be some limited on-street parking, although it’ll be on a first come first serve basis pending availability.

From South Yorkshire, UK; Ameena Blake embraced Islam in 1992.

Her Academic qualifications include undergraduate in English Studies, Post Graduate in teaching and MSc in Leadership and Management. She is currently finishing a Masters in Islamic Studies at MIHE, Leicester. Ameena has studied Islam under various Shayukh from 1994 onwards including Dr Jamal Badawi and Shaykh Abdul Aziz Atiq, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi, Dr Ataullah Siddiqui and Shaykh Faisal Manjoo.

Ustadha has been active in dawah since 1997. Roles have including on Mosque Board of Trustees as chair, Vice President of MAB and Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and Head teacher of a girls Islamic school. Currently she is the national director for Eden Houses UK, a charity running Muslim friendly women’s refuges chain of supported houses for women and children in need.

She lectures about Islam nationally and internationally and is also active online. She specialises in topics including tazkeeyah and spiritual lectures, women in Islam, living dawah, Seerah, Qur’an and Sunnah and Shariah having appeared at conferences, fundraisers and events including universities across the UK, Shariah University Kuwait, the Grand Mosque, Kuwait; Stockholm Mosque, Sweden and Spain. She gives regular lectures online and has appeared on channels including Sky TV, Islam channel, BMTV, BBC, Al Jazeerah, Kuwaiti TV and Iqraa TV.

Pass the Mic Sis is an event series providing a platform for Professional Muslim Women to support, learn, and network with each other within a series of business oriented sessions. Considering the current social, political, and economic climate rather than relying on others, we need to unite in order to represent our own voices, rising above the negative press we are often given. We do so in a positive and engaging manner befitting the etiquettes of our faith. We aim to gain confidence, share our skills, and learn from each other’s experiences within a professional setting.

Ultimately it’s about owning our own voices through unity in sisterhood. Our aim is to attract professional Muslim women across industries at various stages of their careers. In shaa Allah.

If you share this vision of positive enlightenment and self-development then why not join us at our next session?

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID required although we request sisters are 18 years or above and are the those whose names are on tickets.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We will publicise this within the event description as it may vary depending on venue location.

What can I bring into the event?

Your thoughts on the topic at hand.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may email: admin(at)passthemicsis(dot)com

What’s the refund policy?

Generally our events are free. Occasional priced tickets are non-refundable.

Pass the Mic Sis is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit and does not benefit financially from any ticket sales. We aim to ensure as many of our events are inclusive for all sisters without the need to pay a fee, although on rare occassions we may need to place a small fee for guest speakers.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Digital format is fine.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes in good time.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No as most of our events are free and only on occasion will we charge for specific guest speakers.

Pass the Mic Sis is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit and does not benefit financially from any ticket sales. We aim to ensure as many of our events are inclusive for all sisters without the need to pay a fee, although on rare occassions we may need to place a small fee for guest speakers.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

No.

For security reasons we ask all attendees to ensure they obtain a ticket to confirm their place. You must contact the organiser if you would like to transfer your ticket to someone else by providing both yours and their full name in good time prior to the event. Approval is at the descretion of the organiser.

Priced tickets are non-refundable. The Organiser will not enter any financial transactions between individuals. This is not negotiable.

Pass the Mic Sis is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit and does not benefit financially from any ticket sales. We aim to ensure as many of our events are inclusive for all sisters as possible without the need to pay a fee, although on rare occassions we may need to place a small fee for guest speakers.