Book Launch: The Sorrowful Muslim’s Guide by Hussein Amin

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November 29, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology


Join us to celebrate the launch of our new book The Sorrowful Muslim’s Guide with a panel discussion that will critically engage with the sources and explore many of the book’s important and controversial questions.

You are also invited to a reception after the talk.

Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which accompanied the Arab Spring emphasise the important and timely nature of this book which explores the interaction between the pre-modern Islamic tradition and modern supporters of continuity, reform, and change in Muslim societies. The panel will discuss some the many controversial questions that our new book raises, including the historical and ideological influences on Islamic thought, the veracity of the Prophet’s biography and his sayings, and the development of Sufism.


Nesrin Amin – Translator, MCIL MITI, Cambridge Assessment
Yasmin Amin – Translator, PhD Candidate, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Paolo Branca – Associate Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Catholic University of Milan
Abdul Rahman Azzam – Kitab Project, AKU-ISMC
Leif Stenberg – Director, AKU-ISMC


Time and Venue
Thursday 29 November 2018, 18.00-19.30
Atrium Conference Room,
Aga Khan Centre, 
10 Handyside Street, 
London N1C 4DN 


This event is free but booking is essential: 
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Contact Info: 


Layal Mohammad

Coordinator, Marketing, Communications and Professional Programmes

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

The Aga Khan University (International)

Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN

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