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Muslim MOT: Navigating conflicts and temptations


Event postponed - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Following the rapid increase in cases of coronavirus in the UK in recent days, the City Circle trustees have taken the decision to suspend all events and activities involving public gatherings with immediate effect.

It is therefore with regret that we have had to postpone this talk. We hope to rearrange it for a new date later in the year.

You can find more health information and advice on the NHS 111 coronavirus service. Many thanks for your understanding and support.



Controlling the tongue is easier said than done. How do you deal with family and colleagues who are difficult? How do you avoid arguments and conflicts? And is it possible to vent without backbiting?

Lowering the gaze is another conundrum. Is it possible to lower your gaze when you are surrounded by attractive people, relentless advertising, the media, and 24/7 social media?

Shaykh Haytham Tamim explores the pitfalls and suggests practical tips on escaping the perils of the tongue and eyes as he journeys through the Main Principles of Islam, an series of talks created exclusively for The City Circle.



Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Founder of the Utrujj Foundation @TamimHaytham

Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. At Utrujj he has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated.

His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest certificates in Quran, Hadith and Fiqh.

He gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).

Shaykh Tamim has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and further afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching. He serves on numerous boards and panels.

Chair: Ben Walker, Co-Chair, The City Circle @benwuk

Additional details

Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser