Book Signing Session with Shk. Habeeb Alli at the UIA Centre
Book Title: "Intimacy and the Sacred in Muslim Communities"
Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
The evening will include short readings and the opportunity to personally meet the author and purchase signed copies of his book.
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Phone: (416) 431-2244
Book Signing with Author Habeeb Alli at Understanding Islam Academy
Toronto, ON - August 22nd, 2011- Meet accomplished author, Habeeb Alli on Wednesday,
September 21st, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at UIA, #2-2570 Haines Rd, Mississauga, ON.
His new book, "Intimacy and the Sacred in Muslim Communities" talks about sexuality and
what the Quran and Hadith have to say about it.
"Oftentimes, as Muslims, we are unsure about what is halal, or sinful with regards to
romance, marriage, and sexuality. These issues have become ever more cogent in this
post-modern era where practices such as dating, and multiple partnering have become
normalized. Habeeb Alli's Intimacy and the Sacred in Muslim Communities clarifies,
educates, and explains these very pressing matters. He shows that Islam is far from
being a ‘prudish' religion, as it is viewed in some quarters, and has in fact consistently
elaborated upon these topics in core Islamic literature. His training in the East and living
in the West brings a unique Canadian context to the subject as can be seen on http://
The evening will include short readings and the opportunity to personally meet the author and
purchase signed copies of his book.
Intimacy and the Scared in Muslim Communities is now available in e-book and paperback
formats from the publisher, Iuniverse at 1-800-AUTHORS (288-4677), the author's website at
www.muslimsincanada.ca and all major online retailers.
About the Author:
Mr. Habeeb Alli is a scholar, author, poet and educator. He pursued his graduate studies in
India after completing Queen's College in Guyana. He returned to Guyana after graduating with
his Masters in Islam and Arabic Language, along with a diploma in Journalism. He resides in
Toronto with his family. Shaikh Habeeb has authored thirteen books on Islam and poetry and
continues to teach and present contemporary Islam to Canadians.
Mr. Alli is a member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians, Secretary of the Canadian
Council of Imams, Governor at the Canadian International Peace Project, and Executive at the
Canadian Guyanese Writers Association.
The author can be contacted for speaking engagements or permissions through Asheena