Date: Saturday, 21st Jan 2017
Time: 3 – 6pm
Fee: *£5/7 – pay on the door
January Talk- ‘Nature and Spirituality’- An in-depth look at the interconnected relationship between nature , environment and our spirituality. How can we reconnect to nature and strengthen our relationship with Allah? and how can we use the Quranic and Prophetic teachings to redefine and fulfil our divine given role of stewardship?
The talk will also explore the growing importance of the application and relevance of the Islamic Principles of Oneness, Reverence for Nature, Stewardship and Service.
Rabiah studied western Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster and has been a qualified herbalist since 2008. After her degree she travelled to Ghana, where her time spent with a local traditional herbalist re-ignited her love for nature and relating to plants from a spiritual worldview. In recent years her experiences with using herbs in her practice has further developed her passion for the symbiotic relationship between nature, humans and spirituality.
Rabiah is a practicing Muslim and her faith forms an integral part of how she relates with nature and her practice. In 2010, she co-founded ‘The Rabbani Project’ a not for profit community collective that is dedicated to the exploration of creativity, nature and spirituality.
She was accepted on the Spiritual Ecology Fellowship by St Ethelburgha’s in September 2016 and has been involved in an intensive 9 month program exploring the concept of nature and faith. The fellowship has involved close work with Native American activist Tioakisin Ghosthorse, Monastic activist Adam Bucko and the teachings of Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
She is currently living in London where she practices Herbal Medicine whilst hosting community herbal walks and workshops.