Mar 23 2013 – UK – Film: “Fez: City of Saints”
Organizer: Radical Middle Way
After premieres in LONDON, TORONTO, and KUALA LUMPUR, this unique documentary film comes to BRADFORD.
About the Film:
In March 2011, on the eve of the ‘Arab Spring’, leading Islamic scholars convened in the ancient city of Fez for a summit seeking hope and a new vision for the future of the Muslim world. Among the international participants in this historic summit chaired by Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah was Habib Umar bin Hafiz, a prominent scholar and founder of the renowned Dar al Mustafa Seminary in Tarim, Yemen.
It was Habib Umar’s first trip to the Maghreb. The film captures his travels and responses as he journeys through a land brimming with spirituality, knowledge and history. From the serene courtyards of University of Qarawiyyin to busling souk streets, from walled city of Fez to the mountainous sanctuary of Moulay Idris, the film shares the spiritual secrets of the places and their stories.
The beauty of the great city of Fez, founded by descendants of the Noble Prophetﷺ, is shared by a visitor, Habib Umar, who is himself a descendant of that great household. The result is a moving meeting of two traditions that form the very core of great Islamic narrative.
FILM TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9OknoZczE&feature=player_embedded
Venue: NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM IMAX BRADFORD BD1 1NQ
When: SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2013 DOORS OPEN – 5.30PM
Introduced by Shaykh Idris Watts
Q&A with Film Director and Producer
Qasidas by The Keighley Munshids
Further info: 07967 354 764
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