Upcoming Events

Live for Allah Together, Not for One’s Self Alone

The UK Launch of the Sila Initiative

Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Sunday, September 1, 2019

with Dr. Fareeha Khan and Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor

Free events. Advanced registration required here.




To the Mercy and Presence of Allah

“Whosoever shall work even an atom’s weight of good shall see it, and whosoever shall work even an atom’s weight of evil shall see it.” (Qur’an 99:7-8)

According to the commentators of the Qur’an, when God promises in the Qur’an that each person shall see the fruit of his actions, what is meant is that he shall see this now, in this world, even before he shall in the Next. Unfortunately, we live in a materialist age, where the focus is on physical cause and effect. What about the increase that comes from doing an action that may seem on the apparent level to be “putting oneself down”? What about the baraka(blessing) that comes from sacrificing for others what is in fact rightfully yours? What about the power of dua (supplication)?Join us for this program to understand why we no longer feel the presence and mercy of Allah in our lives, and what we can do to remedy this situation.

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: 2:30-6pm

Speakers: Dr. Fareeha Khan, Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor

Venue: London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX

Cost: Free

Family-Event, Registration Required

Conquering Alienation:

Reconnecting, Finding Home

“Verily in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest.” (Qur’an, 13:28)

Alienation: a state of feeling isolated, estranged

It is common for the modern person to feel alone. We may feel as if we live aimlessly, without purpose. This is truly tragic, because according to a long-term Harvard study, the greatest factor that aids longevity is having a “point” or purpose in life. As British Muslim women, what is our purpose in life? How does our religion direct us to live wholesomely? How do factors in society, such as liberal, feminist, and atheist thought challenge the fulfillment of our goals? Join us for a program of interactive lecture and discussion in which Dr. Fareeha Khan from the Sila Initiative helps us to make sense of these important matters.

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019

Time: 2:30-6pm

Speaker: Dr. Fareeha Khan

Venue: London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX

Cost: Free

12+ Women-Only, Registration Required Here

Dr. Fareeha Khan holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She is currently serving as President of The Sila Initiative, and has studied with Islamic religious scholars, among them Sheikh Nuh Keller, Umm Sahl, Sheikh Ashraf Muneeb, and Sheikh Faraz Rabbani. She is also affiliated as an independent scholar with Willamette University and serves as Advisory Editor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law. She is married to Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor and they currently reside in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor is a pathologist trained at Yale University and the Mayo Clinic. He has been blessed with being able to benefit from many pious ‘ulama (religious scholars), including Mawlānā Abrar al-Haqq and Sheikh Dr. Hafeezullah.


Register here. For more information on any of the above events, contact us.

Past Events

Ustadha Noura Shamma
Southern California
December 7, 2018 – December 8, 2018
Recalibrating: Setting the Right Course
The Supportive Circle: The Prophetic Model for Families
Deen Connect with Youth

Dr. Fareeha Khan
Islamabad, Pakistan
November 8, 2018
A Call to Devotion: Reading the Qur’an as a Modern Muslim

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Farmington Hills, MI
October 6, 2018
The Ties That Bind Us

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
September 27-30, 2018
Lectures on:

    • The Fatigue of Gender Competition
    • The Ties That Bind Us
    • Conquering Alienation: Reconnecting, Finding Home
    • A Call to Devotion: the Intellectualization of the Qur’an and Sunnah
    • Women’s Q&A

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Louisville, KY
September 22, 2018
The Ties That Bind Us

Ustadha Noura Shamma
Dallas, TX
December 2017
Lectures on:

    • Paradigm Shift: The Power of Language and Recalibrating Our World View
    • On the Edge: In the Face of Doubt, How Do We Prevail with Faith?
    • Importance of Scholarship for Women
    • The Golden Chain
    • Developing Our Relationship with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him

Ustadha Umm Sahl
Online Web Seminar Series
Questions & Reflections

Ustadha Umm Sahl, Ustadha Noura Shamma, and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Online Web Seminar Series
On Being a Muslim Woman

Dr. Fareeha Khan
Online Web Seminar
August 25, 2013
Holding Fast to the Rope of Allah: Lessons from Minority Muslims

Ustadha Umm Sahl
Orlando, FL
January 2013
Divine Love & Wisdom: Lessons from Revelations for Our Times