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Rumi's Kitchen

Meet: Sofia Rehman - A Treasury of A'ishah

Join us for an evening of conversation regarding Sofia Rehman's new novel. You will have the opportunity to purchase a copy after the event!

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Meet: Sofia Rehman - A Treasury of A'ishah
Meet: Sofia Rehman - A Treasury of A'ishah

Time & Location

17 Aug 2023, 19:00 – 21:30 BST

Rumi's Kitchen, 120 Craven Park Rd, London NW10 8QD, UK

About The Event

ʿAisha bint Abu Bakr (RA) has been an inspiration and paragon for Muslims since the first generation of Believers emerged. Hailed as a guiding light, a fount of wisdom and a purveyor of the Prophetic mission, Aisha’s words have illuminated Islamic thought in all its branches. This book compiles 40 of her insights and statements in the categories of Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Theology (ʿaqīdah), Politics (siyāsah) and Heart Softeners (al-raqā’iq) with commentary for the contemporary Muslim seeking spiritual and moral direction as they traverse through daily life and its challenges and possibilities.

An author and educator. Sofia Rehman is the founder and co-ordinator of Leeds Lit Book Club, which is now in its 8th year. During the global pandemic, she launched the Islam and Gender Read along with facilitating readings of academic texts penned by Muslim female scholars in conversation with a global virtual audience and has been featured by Vogue Arabia, Refinery29 and The Independent. She is the author of A Treasury Aisha bint Abu Bakr (Kube, 2023) and the forthcoming title Engendering the Hadith Tradition: Recentering the Authority of Aisha, Mother of the Believers (Oxford University Press, 2023). She is a contributor to a number of anthologies including Mapping Faith: Theologies of Migration edited by Lia Shimada, Cut From the Same Cloth? Edited by Sabeena Akhtar and Violent Phenomena: 21 Essays on Translation edited by Kavita Bhanot and Jeremy Tiang. You can connect with her on Instagram @Sofia_reading where she talks about all things related to books, faith and academia.

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