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  • In this issue

    3 July, 2018

    P.3 The Allamah Tabatabai Award 2018, P.4 Shi‘a scholars discuss guidelines for an effective work, P.6 On Emptiness; Christian perspective, P.8 How to Empty Ourselves, P.10 [...]
  • In this issue

    28 May, 2018

    >P.3 Together on the Wings of Unity >P.6Reflections from fellow participants >P.7Wings of Unity: History, Methodology & outcomes >P. 10Toddlers & Taqwa: a [...]


  • When we speak about orthodoxy and heterodoxy in relation to a particular faith, it is not to point out the subjective responsibility of those who failed to accept the [...]
  • We are living in an important period in the history of humanity where we witness many suffering. However, we also see many signs of hope. Meetings such as this are a great [...]


  • Music in religion

    28 May, 2018

    One does not naturally think of traditional nuns of the Order of St Benedict as popular singers, yet the sisters from a rural Missouri monastery, The Heart of Mary, have [...]
  • Hermits against War

    29 April, 2018

    The definition of a hermit is that of a person living in solitude. When one considers that the harshest and most-dreaded punishment that can be inflicted on a prisoner is [...]

Community News

Children Corner

  • God’s blessings

    3 July, 2018

    As you know, Imam Ali’s(a) words of advice in the form of sermons or letters have been gathered in a book called Nahj ul-Balagha. Here, in Children’s Corner, we try to [...]
  • As we mentioned before Imam Ali’s(a) words of advice given to the people of his time are equally relevant today. That is why here, in Children’s Corner, we have randomly [...]


  • Art

    3 July, 2018

    Art as process Two years ago, I shared that I was beginning my training in Art Psychotherapy. This is the practice of using art and creativity, both right brain activities, [...]
  • Art

    28 May, 2018

    It is always interesting to ponder the notion of life as a journey. A journey of such depths that it can be described as a psychological negotiation of time and space that [...]

What& Where

  • Through July Tafseer of the Holy Qur’an Conducted by: Shaykh M S Bahmanpour Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB Time: Every Friday starting at [...]
  • List of Events

    28 May, 2018

    Through June Tafseer of the Holy Qur’an Conducted by: Shaykh M S Bahmanpour Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB Time: Every Friday starting [...]


  • Up to 4 years of age At The Masjid (Learning Series) By Umm Tariq Illustrated by Heather Greenwood Compass Books (2010) Despite the growth of good quality children’s [...]
  • If you’re anything like me you might have switched off the telly after watching the BBC’s latest Islamophilic-offering ‘Muslims Like Us’, in the midst of some serious [...]


  • Lifesaving skin replacement

    31 December, 2017

    Hassan is only 9 years old, but he has suffered much more than a lifetime. Every single day, especially the first seven years, his life was overshadowed by a deadly disease. [...]
  • The man with golden arm

    30 October, 2017

    James Harrison is the Australian donor whose blood has saved millions of lives over the world including almost all of the Australian babies at risk of developing Rhesus [...]


  • Aiming to provide a broad platform for scholars working in the field of Shiʻi Studies, the Islamic College, in partnership with the Islamic Centre of England, organised its [...]
  • How to Empty Ourselves

    3 July, 2018

    This topic might not seem to be a common way for Muslim ethicists and spiritual masters to discuss spirituality. I tried to find something similar like a direct translation [...]
  • On Emptiness

    3 July, 2018

    Emptiness is a very rich concept in Christian spirituality. One of the most famous passages in the New Testament about emptiness is from St Paul, where he speaks about Jesus [...]


Life & Community

  • Lessons in Learning

    3 July, 2018

    The month of Ramadan is a time of reflection and I’ve had plenty of that to do in the past four weeks! Those of you who follow my articles may be aware that my major [...]
  • On 5th May 2018 the “Imam Mahdi” Islamic Centre of Rome officially began its religious and cultural activities. The Opening ceremony started in the early afternoon with a [...]
  • This year I realised that Ramadan-decor has become a ‘thing’ and I’m not sure how I feel about it. A part of me likes the idea of preparing for this holy month [...]
  • An Experiential Education

    29 April, 2018

    Every year, as Ramadan approaches, we tend to become a little introspective.  What will the month hold for us? How much have we really changed since the last one? Will this [...]
  • Mummy First

    28 March, 2018

    Parenthood is hard.  Motherhood is even harder. No amount of mental preparation helps you to deal with the actual physical and emotional investment your child will demand [...]


  • Nestled at the foot of Shara Mountain in a typically serene location on the outskirts of the town of Tetovo is the idyllic complex of the Arabati Baba Tekke – the [...]
  • A Parisian Paradise

    28 May, 2018

    The Grand Mosquee Paris is in Paris’ Latin Quarter, south of the River Seine, close to the city’s Botanical Gardens. It is the French capital’s little slice of Moorish [...]
  • Someone once said, “When you have visited the Alhambra once, you spend the rest of your life waiting to go back…” Few phrases better sum up Europe’s most famous [...]


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