Book Club with Tawseef Khan, author of 'Muslim, Actually'
Date(s) - 03/15/2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Islamic Philosophy
- Islamic Studies
- Islamicate civilization
Date and time
Tue, 15 March 2022
15:00 – 16:00 EDT
Book Club with Tawseef Khan, author of ‘Muslim, Actually’
How Islam is misunderstood and why it matters? Join the discussion with us on the International Day to Combat Islamophobia
About this Event
Our book club is a warm and welcoming get-together, an opportunity to share ideas and connect with other people. We welcome anyone interested in the book up for discussion, but particularly those who work in civil society across Europe – and especially equality, anti-discrimination and faith based civil society organisations.
On Tuesday 15th March, the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, we’re delighted to be welcoming Tawseef Khan, human rights activist, solicitor, and author of Muslim, Actually: How Islam is misunderstood and why it matters.
Across western societies, Muslims are perhaps more misunderstood than any other minority. How did we get here? In this landmark book, Tawseef Khan draws on history, memoir and original research to show what it is really like to live as a Muslim in the West.
This book club meeting is delivered in partnership with the European Network of Religion & Belief and Faith Network for Manchester.
Sadia Akram, Steps to Recovery Advisor for Civil Society Consulting CIC in Manchester, will lead the conversation with Tawseef, followed by an open Q&A session.
‘Meticulously researched and thought-provoking… an utterly convincing treatise on Muslim identity… Even readers who consider themselves sympathetic and well informed should find food for thought in the depth of analysis Khan offers… the book’s defining characteristics are humanity and hope.’ – Business Post
TAWSEEF KHAN is a qualified solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist with over ten years of experience working on refugee and Muslim issues. In 2016 he obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Liverpool, where his thesis explored the fairness of the British asylum system. He was a recipient of a 2017 Northern Writers Award. He is a Muslim and lives in Manchester. @itsmetawseef