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By kind invitation of Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, we welcome you to join us in our discussion:

"Hijab: Religious Obligation or Choice?"

With expert panelists:
Pragna Patel, Founding Member of Southall Black Sisters & Centre of Women against Fundamentalism
Yasmin Rehman, Board Member of Centre for Women's Justice
Ahlam Akram, Basira Founder/Director, Journalist for Women's Rights

Wednesday 18th April from 4:30PM - 6PM

House of Lords, Room G
Parliament Square

(Entrance Black Rod Gardens)

The event is free, though you will need to Register Here

Tuesday 5th December: “Commit, Act, Demand”

Protecting women’s dignity – an international responsibility

The National Alliance of  women’s  Organization, In partnership with Basira, for Universal Women’s rights  “Commit, Act, Demand: We CAN End Violence Against Women” will be a fascinating discussion and meeting.  

The event at 10.30-1  will be held at the Bahai National Office, 27 Rutland Gate, SW7 1PD. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,uk

 The Hijab

Please join us for an informal and insightful talk on the Muslim hijab, its historical background and its contemporary proliferation. Hear our special guest Yasmin Amin unveil this topical issue. There will also be time for audience interaction before and after the presentation with an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas. Refreshments will also be available.

About our special guest: Yasmin Amin is currently a PhD student of Islamic studies at Exeter University's Arab & Islamic Institute, researching 'Humour and Laughter in the Ḥadīth'. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo in 2006 and an MA in Islamic Studies also from the American University in Cairo in 2010. Her research covers various aspects of the early Muslim Society and Culture as well as the original heritage texts of Islamic history, law and Prophetic traditions.

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