Sponsor a symposium
A number of private academic symposia have been organised to date, in different locations around the UK, attended by up to 50 scholars of different backgrounds.
It has covered topics such as: the methodology of ijtihad, the role of women in society, Islamic finance in the UK, pluralism, the collection & utilisation of zakat in modern times, the relationship between Islam and politics, adoption and fostering in Islam, Islam and Human Rights, and Domestic and Relationship Abuse.
SAMPLE BBSI SYMPOSIA TOPICS
ADOPTION AND FOSTERING: A two-day workshop on the issues around adoption and fostering by the Muslim community in the UK, leading to the production of evidenced guidelines and religious encouragement to Muslim families, which is now in use by charities and local authorities.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND ISLAM: A weekend academic symposium where a draft PhD thesis on the subject of human rights and Islam was presented for comments and discussion by the ulama present. The ulama were educated and were also able to enrich the research with inputs from the Islamic legal tradition.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A multi-professional conference, involving male and female scholars, Imams, researchers and social workers looking at the causes, manifestations and consequences of domestic violence and relationship abuse. Guidelines for scholars to lead conversations and seek assistance.
You can request (sponsor) a specific symposium by emailing the BBSI….
You should request a symposium (seminar):
- You want to understand the impact of Halal and Haram in areas of concern
- You want to understand the classical and contemporary issues of Fiqh like Zakat, Fasting, and Hajj.
- You want to formulate policy for your organisation/charity and seek to explore collective guidance from scholars