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Eid in the Wharf 2013

Posted: 15/10/2013
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The Association of Muslim Lawyers with prestigious magic circle partner Clifford Chance is proud to present on the 1st of November from 6:30pm its standout event of the year: Eid in the Wharf 2013. Set in the impressive Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf this annual event will celebrate professional Muslims contributing to a thriving and diverse City of London. An evening of light entertainment, with a captivating speaker, eloquent recitation and spiritual commentary, comedy, poetry and nasheed. This signature celebration will be a relaxed affair with three course hot canapés and refreshments along with the added attraction of networking with a guest audience

note: This event is now sold out and we are no longer taking bookings


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Shariah Law: Islamic Finance, Sources, Uses and Current Issues

Posted: 08/10/2013
Islamic Finance

Click here to download the full flyer

Non-members £35, Members £24.99

Speakers: Mustafa Hussain, Partner Corporate Group, Islamic Finance, Taylor Wessing LLP, Imam Qazi, Partner, Foot Anstey Solicitors

The seminar is aimed at both those seeking a beginner’s introduction to Islamic law and those wanting to understand how its concepts are used in the modern market. 

Note: Bookings by reservation through website only and limited places

Non-members £35
Members £24.99

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Are Muslims Empowered By Knowledge

Posted: 17/09/2013

Read! In the name of your Lord (Quran 96:1)

In today’s society, Muslim participation and intellectual achievement is at an all time low. Our influence and presence in the circles of wider society are rarely found, so what is holding us back? 
In the Islamic faith and practice, Muslims are encouraged to seek knowledge and pursue education in all areas of life. But are Muslims aware of this duty? Do we value knowledge as we should? Do we take heed of the opportunities presented to us to gain education and empower ourselves to become active members of society? Are we empowered by the knowledge we gain or have access to?

Are Muslims Empowered by Knowledge? Join Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) for a series of talks by Prof Tariq Ramadan, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad + more. 
Visit:  www.amek.eventbrite.co.uk or call 0208 453 7176

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The Niqab issue for a defendant

Posted: 16/09/2013

A response to recent events from Amjad    Malik    QC. President of AML.   

When HH Judge Peter Murphy at Blackfriars Crown Court in The Queen v D (R), questioned whether the person wearing a full face covering, the niqab   , was in fact the named female defendant on the indictment, who was appearing in court and represented, it was felt by some that a minor difficulty was being turned into an un-necessary problem in the administration of criminal justice.

There was no real difficulty in establishing the identity of the defendant at this Plea and case management hearing. The hearing at which a defendant will enter a plea of not guilty or guilty to the offence charged. The issue raised was the identification of the defendant. Namely, whether the person appearing at court and entering a plea to the offence charged was in fact the same person who had been arrested and charged with the offence...

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AML Networking Evening - 6 pm on 27th June 2013 at Sidley Austin

Posted: 19/06/2013

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to an exclusive networking evening on Thursday 27th June 2013 which is kindly hosted from 6 pm onwards by Sidley Austin LLP at Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA.

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A joint statement from The Association of Muslim Lawyers and representatives of London's religious groups (Faith Forum) in response to the recent suspected arson attacks:

Posted: 11/06/2013

We, as representatives of nine of London's faith communities, stand united in solidarity in our disgust at the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, the suspected arson attacks on an Islamic centre in Muswell Hill and a Muslim school in Chislehurst.

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The Guide has been produced to help law enforcement agencies and Muslims who find themselves caught up in such operations – to raise awareness of the issues that arise together with a recommended action plan to serve as an information pack in what is inevitably a very difficult time for all involved.

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The independent asylum commission conducted its review of the UK asylum system between October 2006 and July 2008. Ifath Nawaz, President of AML and Sir John Waite, Co – Chaired the Commission which has now completed its work and has produced over 180 recommendations to safeguard people who seek sanctuary here, while restoring public confidence in the UK’s role as a place of sanctuary for those fleeing persecution.

Full reports please go to Legal Resources link.

Across Culture and Religion – Belief in the Law

Speakers were: His Honour Justice Stephen Silber, Pregna Patel of Southall Black Sisters, Professor Mark Hill QC of Cardiff University and Barrister at Pump Court Chambers