Please join us for a dinner celebrating the holy month of Ramadan and the festival of Eid. All are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Time: 19:30 to 21:30 (Talk at 19:45; dinner will be served promptly at 20:00)

Venue: Kanishka, 17-19 Maddox St, London W1S 2QH

Dress Code: Festive/national attire or business casual

Cost: HCUK members (plus one guest per member at the same price) £50; Non-HCUK members £60. Price includes a 3-course dinner and mineral water. Cash bar is available for mocktails or other beverages.

Please use the following link to sign up at your earliest convenience. Registration will close on 26 April. No refunds will be issued after 26 April. Email to let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have.

We hope many of you will join us for what promises to be a lovely evening. We look forward to seeing you then!

Faisal Ali Bio:

Faisal Ali has delivered numerous sessions, seminars, and outreach events in the capacity of a religious educator for the Shia Ismaili Muslim community globally, including in the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Having served in numerous leadership positions within the community, Faisal has also established several youth initiatives and international youth camps under the aegis of various National Councils for the Ismaili Muslims.

Professionally, Faisal practices as a RIBA chartered architect, and is a director of a London-based Architecture and Interior Design studio specialising in the super-prime residential sector. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Westminster; his Professional Diploma in Architecture  from London Metropolitan University, and Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice from the University of Greenwich. Faisal’s final thesis focused on the broader questions of what constitutes “Islamic Architecture”.

Talk Overview:

Brief and historic overview of Eid ul Fitr, its overarching principles and how it is commemorated by some 1.6 billion Muslims around the world today. Faisal will also touch upon the values that this festival (and the preceding month of Ramadan) embodies for Muslims, drawing parallels with other faith traditions as well as attempting to demonstrate alignment with modern British values.