EVOLVE IN CONVERSATIONS

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In collaboration with Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research we will be having meaningful 'conversations'  with young adults to understand about more about themselves and Islam. The sessions are open to anyone (Muslim or not) between the ages of 16 to 25 years old who would like to learn, discuss and talk about Islam in a non judgemental, open space.

COVID-19 - These monthly sessions will take place online via Zoom until further notice

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What is Evolve in Conversations about?

  • They are topic based interactive workshops (see list below)

  • Allow you to have conversation about Islam in a non-judgemental open space

  • A place to ask questions and get answers to help gain perspective and organise your thoughts

  • An opportunity of finding meaning through conversations

Interested?

  • You need to be between the age of 16 - 25 years old.

  • Have an open and curious mind. 

  • Be willing to ask questions and seek answers.

Register

It's simple, just send us an email or follow us on Instagram and we'll send you the Zoom link to join.

 

Feel free to send us any questions you may have about the session format or anything else. We'll be more than happy to answer them.

 

Questions?

Why does God ask us to worship Him?

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Friday 15 January 2021

8pm

Questions about the rationale behind worship often arise among those sceptical of faith. It has even stirred doubts in many believers who have been worn down by its relentless repetition, or who have simply lost hope in ever having it answered to their satisfaction. These questions usually involve incorrect assumptions about the nature of God and where the benefits of worship lie. Join us for what will be an insightful conversation 

How can we be sure the Prophet ﷺ was a prophet?

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Friday 19 February 2021

8pm

Muslims accept Muhammad ﷺ as the last in the long series of messengers sent by God to communicate the message of monotheism and good works to humanity. But why Muhammad ﷺ and why was he sent at the time he was? Let's examine some reasons why the time and place were right for the final Prophet ﷺ to appear.

How can we control our emotions and reactions?

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Friday 19 March 2021

8pm

Being more present in prayer, having more control over our wandering minds and desires is something every believer want to achieve. So the question is what exactly can we do and how can we achieve this? How can we become more mindful in all aspects of our lives, spiritual and temporal? Join us to discuss techniques that can help in the practice of exercising mindfulness, in the Islamic context of muraqabah. To understand how we can help train our minds to become more disciplined and can thereby enhance our regular worship and daily activities.

How can you make this Ramadan the best one yet?

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Friday  9 April 2021

8pm

2020 was a year of much uncertainty which has forced us to live our lives with a new 'normal'. So how will we make Ramadan fit in with the new norms and what can we do to make this Ramadan the best one yet? This discussion will help us to train our  outlook to get the best experience this Ramadan and ensure we are not missing out.

Why did Allah create us with different personalities?

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Friday 21 May 2021

8pm

The Prophet Muhammad  ﷺ described personality differences as being rooted in
the creation process of Adam. There is an interesting connection between the
qualities of the earth and the qualities of the human being. With the diversity in our personalities does this affect the way we practice our faith or is Islam a uniform religion. Let us explore why Allah created us with different physical qualities as well as different personalities.

Why does Allah want us to repent?

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Friday 18 June 2021

8pm

By allowing us to repent is Allah giving us a free pass to commit sins so we can turn back to Him? Is there a deeper reason why Allah wants us to do this? Allah loves it when we repent so join this discussion to gain a deeper understanding of how repentance can brings us closer to Allah.

Why does God allow evil to exist?

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Friday 16 July 2021

8pm

“Why is there pain and suffering in the world?” No one is alone in wondering why evil exists. Is this question tied to a larger understanding of why we ourselves exist. Can those who inflict evil on others ever get the justice they deserve? Come together to delve deeper and explore what the answer to this question will lead to.

Did Islam spread through violence?

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Friday 20 August 2021

8pm

Today 1.8 million call themselves Muslims. If Islam was not spread by the sword or by forced conversation then how did it spread so far and wide. Join us to learn how non-Muslims were exposed to the message of Islam and why many of them embraced it after being exposed to  Islam. This discussion we will discover some aspect of history and contextualise why Islam is seen the way it is today

Do we need Hadith?

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Friday 17 September 2021

8pm

If the Quran is complete then why do we need Hadith?  What is Hadith and how much should it influence he lives of Muslims? To understand this question we need to recognise the vast literature in Hadith and the lengths and efforts the scholars had to go through to preserve them. By not fully understanding what the chain of transmission entails, we cannot fully value what Hadith is. In this conversation we will delve in this topic and expand your appreciation of Hadith literature

Why do bad things always happen to me?

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Friday 15 October 2021

8pm

Feeling trapped within the confines of the same problem over and over again is both soul-crushing and overwhelming. Whatever the problem is, it can be emotionally exhausting to face the same issue day in and out, sometimes year after year. How can one break the cycle of negativity? Join us in this conversation where you will gain a greater understanding of your thoughts and emotions. Identify what your stressors are and how you can combat these without succumbing to negative feelings

Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research aim to address relevant topics head-on with the help of the foremost experts in this space. Evolve Initiative is thrilled to be collaborating with them to utilise the great resources they offer to the Muslim community. Their work concentrates in the following areas:

  • Dismantling Doubts

  • Nurturing Conviction and 

  • Inspiring Contribution

To find out more about the amazing work they do click on the link in the icon

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