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Public Lecture: “Women and Youth in Saudi Arabia: The Current Realities” by Ms. Ni‘mah Isma‘il Nawwab

Co-organisers:  International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia and Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)

Speaker: Ms. Ni‘mah Isma‘il Nawwab, an International noted English poetess, writer, editor, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 02:00pm

Venue: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

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About the Speaker

Ms. Ni‘mah Nawwab is an International noted English poetess, writer, editor, photographer, activist, keynote International lecturer, Women & Youth Empowerment Leader. She has been nominated No. 6 Most Extra Ordinary 100 Muslim Women Past and Present. She is descended from a long line of scholars from Mecca, and is based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Her latest top-seller has been ranked #2 on Amazon and reviewed by acclaimed scholars and artists such as Seyyed H. Nasr, Shems Friedlander, Mohamed Zakariya, Sami Yusuf, Tayyibah Taylor and numerous others.
Her activities cover lectures, book signings, readings, as well as workshops (writing, poetry, journalism, combinations of readings and interactive lectures or forums with music).

Ms. Ni‘mah’s lecture themes are: Women in Islam, Pluralism, Youth in the Middle East, The Role of Media in the Middle East, Women and Youth  Empowerment, Youth Dialogue, Dialogue and Debate, Youth Leadership, the Hajj, as well as social customs and topics related to the Middle East and Saudi Arabia's Past and Present, Sufism and Mawlana Rumi.

Among her previous works are The Hijaz – Mecca: life past and present realities; The Hajj Journey; Social Customs– Hijazi Weddings Past and Present; The Literary Movement of Saudi Female Writers, Poets and Novelists; Women in the Middle East and Arabia: Challenges and Realities; Women and the so-called Arab Spring; Professional Lives of Women in the Middle East; The Role of Women in the Middle East Media; and Youth in Saudi Arabia – Realities. [website: www.nimahnawwab.com]



2:00pm – 2:30pm Registration of participants

2:30pm – 2:35pm Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator, Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam bin Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

2:35pm - 2:40pm Opening Remarks by Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman and CEO, IAIS Malaysia

2:40pm – 3:40pm Presentation by Ms. Ni‘mah Nawwab

3:40pm – 4:40pm Open discussion and Q&A session

4:45pm Concluding remarks by the moderator and adjourn the seminar


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Media Coverage of the event


Article published in Berita Harian (in Bahasa Malaysia)


Contact Information

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