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iERA in Focus – June 2014
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iERA in Focus – June 2014

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As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,
Welcome to the June update from iERA. This month our focus has been in preparing for the Global Dawah Day which will take place on Saturday 5th July in over 90 cities around the world! Visit Mission Dawah – Global dawah day for more info.

North America

Alhamdulillah, Global Dawah Day is only days away! Inshaa’Allah it will happen on Saturday 5th July, and will be the first ever global, united dawah effort! There are six cities in Canada that will play host to this international event:

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • London, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

We look forward to seeing you there, inshaa’Allah, wherever in the world you may be!

Research

Our Research department has been busy this month, alhamdulillah. Here are some of the highlights:

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,, we organised a two-day dawah course, as well as a one-day Dawah Mission that, masha’Allah, saw one person enter into the deen of Islam!

In Germany, we gave a lecture at a conference organised with the Council of Muslim Academics and Students.

We delivered 8 webinars:

  • Does Islam need feminism? (x2)
  • Islam: The Misunderstood Religion
  • The Corruption of the Bible.
  • Islam’s War on Oppression.
  • Self-Discovery
  • Know God, Know Good: God and Morality
  • The Islamic Response to the Problem of Evil

We gave a webinar on dawah for the Islamic Online University, with 300 participants.

Hamza Tzortzis also ran a half-marathon and raised over £3,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital

We published new essay “Is the Qur’an Pure Arabic?” It is a response to the contention that the Qur’an has foreign words, goes into linguistic borrowing and nativisation and features Islamic scholarly opinions on issue.

Inshaa’Allah we are planning a new set of webinars & research workshops for after Ramadhan.

New essay being written; “The Linguistic Miracle of the Qur’an for Non-Arabs: Epistemology of Testimony and Inference to the Best Explanation” which shows how the Qur’an is a linguistic miracle even without the reader requiring knowledge of Arabic. New essay on Qur’an and imagery is being written too.

Finance

People have signed up to leaving a legacy and we are continuing with monthly legacy clinics. Find out more at iera.org/legacy