German Embassy Book Talk, 30 January, 2017

In conversation with artists Frances Blane and Darin Ahmad at

German Embassy
, London, 25 January, 2017

Eton College, Eton, Windsor 15th January 2017

MAB British Talents, Birmingham, 15th October 2016

Royal Nawab Charity Event, London, 9th October 2016


Book signing “From MTV to Mecca” at the ALEF Bookstores
Free Registration – Click Here

Monday, May 30th 2016
ALEF Bookstores
219A Baker Street
London NW1 6XE

Presenting the European Film Premiere of ‘Journey into Europe’
Directed and produced by world-renowned Muslim anthropologist Ambassador Ahmed, “Journey into Europe” provides an in-depth look at Muslim life across Europe and the attitudes and perceptions of Europeans regarding their Muslim neighbours. Click here for more information.


Notts Flyer Printable

Midsummer Night Iftar
HalalEat & Halal Food Foundation
Date: Saturday, 27 June 2015 from 19:00 to 23:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom

Midsummer Night Iftar


Charity Iftar on the Thames 2015
Date: Wednesday 8th July 2015
Time: 7pm Registration
Boat Embarkment: 19.15 sharp and return to port at 22.30
Iftar: 21.20
Docking station: Tower Millennium Pier


Stand with the Prophet

Youth Convention, Feb 14th 2015
SOAS Brunei Hall, Thornhaugh street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
For registration and more information, please visit


“Stand with the Prophet (peace be upon him) in Honor and Respect”
Location: United States of America
Dates: 16th, 17th and 18th of January 2015

Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect

“Stand Up with the Prophet in Honor and Respect”
Location: United States of America
Date: Satuday 1st February 2015


Evening With Sami Yusuf *LIVE*

Tuesday 16th September
Cadogan Hall, 18 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2RP London

Click here to read more

Sami Yusuf

Title: Salam Eid by Barclays
Date: Thursday 28th August
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP

Title: Eid Function by British Muslim Association of Merton
Date: Saturday 6th September
Time: 19:00
Venue: The ATC Hall, 192 Merton Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1EG


St. Louis, MO

When: 6 PM Friday, May 16th, 2014
Where: DoubleTree Chesterfield, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road Chesterfield, Missouri 63017
For more information click here or visit Facebook event page here

Boston, MA

When: 6 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014
Where: Hilton Boston/Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn MA 01801
For more information click here or visit Facebook event page here

Malek Jandali Live in London – The Voice of the Free Syrian Children
When: Thursday 22 May 2014, 6:30pm
Where: St. Marylebone Parish Center, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
Organised by: Syria Relief (Charity Reg. No. 1143797), Tel: 0161 860 0163
To buy tickets click here or visit Facebook event page here


From MTV to Mecca in Islamabad
Venue: Iqbal International Institute For Research & Dialogue (IRD), Int. Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)
Date: Monday 21th April, 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
Address: Lincoln Corner, Main Library (Ibn-e-Sina Library Complex), IIU New Campus

Venue: Dabistan e Iqbal
Date: Sunday 13th April 2014
Time: 6.30 pm
Address: 2 S, Gulberg II – Lahore

Venue: Imran Zahid
Date: Saturday 12th April, 2014
Time: 2.00 pm
Address: University of Management & Technology

Venue: Islamic International University Female campus
Date: Thursday 24th April, 2014
Time: 10.00 – 11.30
Address: Al-Huda International, 7 AK Barohi, Road, H 11/4,Islamabad

Venue: Islamic International University Female campus
Date: Friday 25th April, 2014
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Address: Al-Huda International, 7 AK Barohi, Road, H 11/4,Islamabad.

March 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Date: Wednesday, March 5th
Title: What I chose Islam: My Identity, My Story
Location: B62, Law and Social Sciences, Nottingham, NG7 2QD

February 2014

Time: 18:00
Date: Thursday 27th February
Topic: My Journey to Islam
Venue: Curry Student Center Ballroom, Boston
Country: United States

Islamic Society of Northeastern University

Time: 18:30
Date: Wednesday 5th February
Topic: My Journey to Islam
Venue: University of Bristol, Wills Memorial building, Bristol
Country: United Kingdom

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Time: 8:30
Topic: From MTV to Mecca
Venue: Auditorium, Islamic Information Centre (IIC)
Block 10, KCLD, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee
93200, Kuching, Malaysia

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Time: 9:00
Topic:Mercy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Venue: Islamic Centre UNIMAS
94300 Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Malaysia

Friday 10 January 2014

Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Title: From MTV to Mecca
Venue: Shine Auditorium
100 Beach Road, #03-01, Shaw Tower
Singapore 189702
Facebook Event Page

Saturday 11 January 2014

Time: 19:50 – 22:00
Title: Love Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Venue: Max Atria @ Singapore Expo
Singapore Expo, #02-01, 1 Expo Drive
Singapore 486150
Facebook Event Page

Monday 13 January 2014

Time: 9:00 – 17:00 Panel Sessions at Hong Kong University

Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Public Session at Hong Kong University

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Time: 9:00 – 17:00 Panel Sessions at Hong Kong University

Time: 18:00  Topic: From MTV to Mecca
Islamic Union of Hong Kong
Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre,
7/F, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

singapore public talk

December 2013

Title: Narratives of Conversion
Date: 6th December 2013
Time: 18:45 – 20:30
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, W1H 4LP
Speakers: Yasir Suleiman, Anisa Kissoon, Jayasanthy Ananthan
Chair: Kristiane Backer


November 2013

Title: New Muslim Programme & Social Forum
  Sunday 3rd November
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: London Central Mosque


September 2013

Title: KEF Annual Dinner 
  Saturday 14th September
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradfrod, BD1 5SH

KEF Annual Dinner


Title: From MTV to Mecca + book signing + Sufi music
  Friday 20th September
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Pakistan Centre, Marley Walk, London NW2 4PU

A percentage proceeds will go Mushtaq Lashari’s Charity Jhok Aid Project

August 2013

Title: Eid event with FROM MTV to MECCA book talk and signing is at Carmichael Hall
  Sunday 25th August
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Venue: Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, G466UG.

June 2013

Title: “From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing  
  Wednesday 05/06/13
Time: 12.30 PM
Venue: BASAIRA Elderly Centre, Baldry Gardens, SW16 3DJ

Event: Fatemah Lady’s Trust Annual Dinner
 Gala Dinner
  Saturday 08th June
Time: 4pm
Venue: Thistle Hotel London Heathrow

LFT Gala Dinner Poster 2013

May 2013

Title: Journey to Islam
 11th May
Venue: London Central Mosque
Time: 3pm

Title: Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain – Female Perspectives
 16th May
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies
Time: 6pm – 8pm


Title: The Great Masjid Bake-off
  Sunday 19/05/13
Time: 12 – 5pm
Venue: London Hackney


April 2013

Birmingham TBA

Title: Maher Zain Concert
Date: 28th April
Time: 2pm
Address: TBC



March 2013

Title: ‘From MTV to Mecca’ My Journey to Islam
Date:  Tuesday 26/03/13
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Oxford Brookes University


Title: Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue – a collaboration with the Dialogue Society, SOAS and UEL
  Thursday 21/03/13
Time:  7:00pm – 09:00pm
Venue: SOAS

Title: Murabbi LIVE – Turning Vision into Reality 
Description: An evening with real visionaries, and a night of networking with talented professionals over tea, coffee and pastries. 
  Friday 15/03/13
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: BT Centre (St.Paul’s Station)

Title: Launch of Islam Awareness Week   
  Monday 11/03/13
Time: 7pm
Venue: Sheffield Football Stadium

Title: From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing 
  Wednesday 06/03/13
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Park Building, University of Portsmouth
King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DZ

Title: A Journey of Faith. What Islam is all about?  
  Saturday 02/03/13
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: King Georges Hall, Blackburn, BB2 1AA

February 2013

Title: Kristiane Backer – Author of ‘From MTV to Mecca’ 
  Friday 01/03/13
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am
Venue: Silk Hall, Bradford, UK

Kristiane Backer Event 1st March 2013

Title: “From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
 Thursday 28/02/13
Venue: Blackburn Girls School
Time: TBC

Title: “From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
 Wednesday 27/02/13
Venue: G50, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Title: From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
 Tuesday 26/02/13
Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ
Time: 6.00pm

Title: From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
Sunday 17/02/13
Venue: Cambridge University, Lucia Windsor Room,Newnham College, CB3 9DF
Time: 4pm

Title: “From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
 Friday 22/02/13
Venue: Copthorne Hotel Slough Windsor 400 Cippenham Ln. SL1 2YE, Slough
Time: 7.15: Door Open and Drinks,
7.30: Presentation and Intellectual challenge
8.15: till Late Dinner and Networking
By Invitation Only

Title: “From MTV to Mecca” book talk and signing
  Tuesday 12/02/13
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Auditorium, Art and Design Building, University of Liverpool

January 2013

Date: Thursday 25/01/13
Location: The O2
Official Site: Love Muhammad
Facebook Event: Love Muhammad

Love Muhammad

December 2012

Date: Saturday 15/12/2012
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Mauj Mela, Manchester
Facebook page: ‘An Outstanding Event with Kristiane Backer

Date: Saturday 15/12/2012
Town Hall, Manchester

Date: Tuesday 18/12/2012
Legacy of the Torch – an evening of sharing, reflection and motivation
Eton Dorney, London
[Download PDF flyer]

Date: 21/12/12 – 26/12/12
Islamic Conference, Toronto, Canada

Date: Monday 10/12/2012
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: University of Bradford, Great Horton Road
Facebook: The Radiant Heart

Date: Monday 03/12/2012
Time: 7pm
Where: Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton road, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 6PP
Don’t Talk About Muhammad – Kristiane Backer & Dr Shamim Miah


Date: Wednesday 05/12/2012
Time: 6:30pm
Facebook Event Page



Date: Sunday 09/12/2012
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Fundraising dinner for Gaza

Date: Saturday 01/12/2012
Time: 2pm – 9pm
Facebook event page
United for Change – Making the World a Better Place


November 2012

Date: Sunday 25/11/12
“A Conversation with Kristiane”

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form Centre
Barden Lane, Burnley BB10 1JD
Time: 12pm – 2pm

Register: or SMS 07870 100 590

Date: Friday 23/11/12
Walthamstow, Town Hall

Tuesday 06/11/12
Sharjah bookfair, U.A.E

Date: Tuesday 6 November, 11am-12noon
Event at Dar Al Adaab, Dubai Literary Festival
Title: MTV to Mecca

Date: Wednesday 7 November, 9am – 12 noon
Opening Ceremony

Date: Wednesday 7 November, 6pm – 7pm
Event at Sharjah International Book Fair
Title: Cultural Journalism and its place in the Political World
Speaker: Kristiane Backer, Nassir Iraq, Saad Juma’a, Irfan Hussain
Chair: Khalid Al Jasmi

Date: Friday 02/11/12
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Facebook event page 
Eid in the Wharf


Date: Saturday 03/11/12
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Facebook event page 
Eid al-Adha Dinner, Birmingham


Date: Saturday 03/11/12
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Facebook event page
Book launch, The Hubb Art Centre


October 2012

Date: Saturday 27/10/12
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Facebook event page
Himmah Eid Festival
“Supporting Homeless and destitute people in Nottingham”


Date: Wednesday 24/10/12
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Facebook event page
Hosting conference on “An Overview of the Arab Spring & the Role of Turkey”

Date: Sunday 21/10/12
Time: 6.30pm
Pakistan Community Centre
Park hall, Reading

Date: Thursday 18/10/12
Time: 7pm
Barking and Dagenham Reading Festival Barking Learning Centre
Close to Barking underground station on the district line

Date: Saturday 13/10/12
Time: 6pm
Hosting the Fundraising Annual Gala Event at the London Marriott Hotel


06/10/2012 – 2pm
Rolex Books, Wilmslow road, M14 5SU, Manchester

06/10/2012 – 6pm
Al Mizan Dinner Nawaab Restaurant, Manchester

14/09/2012 – 6:45pm to 8:45pm
City Circle, Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place

17/09/2012 – 4pm
Waterstones Manchester, 91 Deansgate

18/09/2012 – 7:30pm
Book launch at Leeds Makkah Mosque 

19/09/2012 – 6:30pm
The British Muslims Heritage Centre Manchester

21/09/2012 – 7pm to 10pm
Eid Dinner at Anams Restaurant in Bradford. For details click here

Kristiane Backer ‘My Journey to Islam’ at LSE
Kristiane Backer ‘My Journey to Islam’ at LSE

Inspired By Muhammad
Environment – Kristiane Backer