What we're about

Hi All,

This meetup is for those who self identify as Muslim but feel that they don't necessarily fit in with traditional stereotypes and expectations of certain members of the wider Muslim community. It is also for anyone, Muslim or not, who would want to meet and hang around with us.

This is designed to be a judgment free zone where you can meet like minded people who may not adhere to the 'stricter' interpretations of what a 'good Muslim' should be like - this is not about your lifestyle choice so if you

- drink

- smoke

- take drugs

- don't eat halal

- are gay

- are open to inter-faith relationships

- are just into smooth 80's rock ballads or the early works of Britney Spears

it makes no difference to us. Even if you're not into any of the above but don't care that others are, then we would welcome you to join us.

This is also designed to be an international group and so we welcome those from all areas of the world be they Arab, South Asian, African, East Asian or European.

Being a liberal Muslim can be tough as you may no longer be able to identify with the community you grew up with since you have different values. At the same time you may struggle to integrate with new communities because you may still be viewed as 'Asian' "Arab" or "Muslim' and finding people that have the same understanding of different cultures may be difficult.

To make it clear, this group is NOT about 'us vs them' and we have no interest in engaging in a theological or moral debate about what Muslims should or should not be like, it's all about finding cool people to hang out with who have a fuller understanding of what it is like to have been brought up as a Muslim - judgement free zone please!

IMPORTANT NOTE - Members who are unable to respect the above ethos of the group will be given a polite reminder to do so, but we will unfortunately have to remove those that repeatedly make other members uncomfortable with their actions.

Upcoming events (2)

Saturday social - Pt 1 - Shisha at Mia Lounge

Mia Lounge

Hi all, A belated happy new year to you all. Given it's been a while since our last event and the fact we've gained a lot of new members, we're running a double header this coming Saturday... so part 1 is a re-run of our successful shisha afternoon (in a warm and indoor location!) New people come to every Meetup event plus friendly regulars who are always welcoming so you'll have plenty of opportunity to meet new and interesting people, network, find a potential partner or just have a good old smoke.... There will be a slightly different RSVP policy for this event in that priority will be given to regular attendees and new members (i.e. those who have RSVP'd for other events before but not turned up may be moved to the waitlist). The format is as per usual - the friendly hosts will introduce you to everyone, especially people we think you'll get along with, and will ensure you have a person to share a shisha with. Non-smokers are welcome to join too. Don't worry if you're a little late, we'll save you a seat. So you know who to expect, we generally aim to have an even split between ladies and gentlemen at our events and ages range from 20's to 40's. Given our group ethos they hail from a wide range of nationalities, religions and backgrounds. Location: Regents Mia. The closest station is Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) Directions (Google Maps): https://goo.gl/maps/URxupJc9JcH2 Time: 3:00pm 1 Shisha is usually priced at £15-25 (we can always find someone to share with you if you don't want a whole shisha to yourself). They sell food and drinks and they do accept credit cards You can pay at the end or when you order (which we would generally recommend to avoid any confusion). Please meet us inside - upstairs and to the left in the alcove. Feel free to ask the staff and they can direct you if needed Get ready for a great time out! :o)

Singles Mingle for professionals, aged (25 - 50)

Needs a location

Hi all, I know it’s short notice and I have not updated the venue or the event. However, I have exhausted my efforts in trying to find a venue that will allow our group in. I was initially planning to book a venue, but unfortunately we didn’t hit the numbers. I am going to postpone this event to the end of February, as I have found a venue that can provide halal food too. I will start selling tickets end of next week and hopefully sell enough by the event day! Apologies, I just want it to be enjoyable for everyone and it’s so difficult finding somewhere that caters halal. On the brighter side, I believe Archie is going to post an event for Sat 26th, so there may still be somewhere to go! Apologies once again. Please inbox me if you want to have a little scream and swear at me. I can handle it and will fully understand. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

Past events (41)

CANCELLED Pre-new year shisha Meetup

Mia Lounge

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