In a world where mono-culture exists in almost every aspect of our lives, the unique and blessed roles of each gender is not only blurred but also lost to a monoculture of bland sameness. This lecture will address the nobility of being a man and a woman.
Gender is a unique gift. But with the gift comes responsibilities that fulfil each other’s rights. Gender is less about equality and more about balance, equity and completeness, because men and women are different. On the one hand, equality for access to education, for example, must be upheld. But, women are disadvantaged in a mainly patriarchal world, and as such must be given a greater priority and facilitation to fill the unfair gap, be equitable to their needs by additional effort over and beyond what may be granted to men, in order that there is a just and balanced completeness.
The eminent Shaykh Dr. Umar Faruq Abdallah will present on the very important topic of chivalry. What is chivalry in Islam’s Tradition? Does it still exist? Dr. Umar will shed light on the importance and need for Islamic chivalry.
Imam Afroz Ali will focus on a modern problem of a lacking manhood, break many misconceptions of being a man in contemporary society, and what some key paradigm shifts we need to make in order to reorient the male toward being a man.
Shaykh Dr. Umar Faruq Abdallah embraced Islam in early 1970 and is the scholar in residence at Nawawi Foundation based in Chicago, USA. Click here to read Dr. Umar’s full bio.
Imam Afroz Ali is the founder and scholar in residence at Al-Ghazzali Centre based in Sydney, Australia with centres in Kuala Lumpur, New Zealand and South Africa. Click here to read Imam Afroz’s full bio.