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  • In this issue

    2 October, 2018

    P.3 Winners of the Imam Redha(a) art competition announced! p.4 The Kawthar Learning Circle 3rd Annual Summer Retreat P.6 Open Doors to Knowledge and Faith P.8 The Tough [...]
  • In this issue

    31 July, 2018

    P.3. Education, Organisation and Public Relations P. 4 Marja’iyya… Is it relevant today? P.6 A Heavenly Wedding P.8 Trying to give up P.10 Relationship & Sex [...]


  • The subject of justice points us first and foremost to God himself. In the Old Testament, God describes himself to Moses as: “I am who I am”. Throughout the Old Testament [...]
  • An employer and employee discuss a monthly payment rate, and the employee agrees to the proposed salary. Some months later, the employer discovers that her employee’s [...]


  • I have divided this brief introduction into three parts: .The ways in which Christians understand and approach the Bible (Minds) .The ways in which Christians use the Bible [...]
  • 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 [...]

Community News

Children Corner

  • One World, One Planet

    1 October, 2018

    Animal extinction Day by day, the world’s population increases. All these people need somewhere to live! Therefore, human beings have moved into wild places where only [...]
  • Just Married

    31 July, 2018

    Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum This month we celebrate a joyous occasion, a wedding anniversary, commemorating the marriage between the ‘best of daughters and mothers’ [...]


  • Art

    1 October, 2018

    Art is often used as a tool to build bridges between communities. It is a means to encourage unity and a reminder of the oft-used saying: we share more that unites us than [...]
  • ART

    31 July, 2018

    Looking forward Over the next month or so there will be a variety of artistic outcomes which not only reflect personal story and experience but also give us a glimpse of how [...]

What& Where

  • Listing of Events

    1 October, 2018

    8 October A Literature for All Its Citizens: Aesthetics of Co-Existence in Israel/ Palestine This current research project and manuscript in progress is the first chronicle [...]
  • Listing of Events

    31 July, 2018

    Through August 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • Bright weather, warm smiles and heartfelt salams filled the room as the Hawza Ilmiyya of England opened its doors to prospective students on Open Day last Saturday. A record [...]
  • The Kawthar Learning Circle (KLC) held its Social Wilayah Summer Retreat from 3-6 August 2018 at the Cap-Saint-Jacques regional park in Montreal, Canada. The Social Wilayah [...]
  • The birth anniversary of Imam al Redha(a) and Lady Masuma(a) were celebrated at the  Islamic Centre of England on Sunday, 28 July 2018. At the end of the programme, the [...]


Life & Community


    1 October, 2018

    When I was in high school, we had an excellent English teacher who taught us what the skeleton of a good piece of writing should be. “You must always have an introduction, [...]
  • The Tough Muslims of Kargil

    1 October, 2018

    Nestled in the Zaskar Range of the Himalayas, Kargil is one of world’s coldest permanently inhabited places. Renowned globally for its snow-capped peaks and sprawling [...]
  • “Verily the heart of a youngster is like an empty plot of land … whatever is planted there will take root” – Imam Ali(a) As parents, the thought of having to talk [...]
  • Trying to give up

    31 July, 2018

    “You will never attain piety until you spend out of what you hold dear…” (Holy Qur’an, 3:92) The other day, my husband complained to me: “You are always busy [...]
  • A Heavenly Wedding

    31 July, 2018

    Those who knew Ali, the son of Abu Talib(a), sensed the usually brave champion was feeling particularly shy and hesitant. All of Madinah had heard the Prophet Muhammad(s) [...]


  • Brussels’ Oriental Gem

    1 October, 2018

    Amidst the urban sprawl of Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, there is a large patch of pristine greenery in the city’s European quarter. There, perched on the very [...]
  • The Tough Muslims of Kargil

    1 October, 2018

    Nestled in the Zaskar Range of the Himalayas, Kargil is one of world’s coldest permanently inhabited places. Renowned globally for its snow-capped peaks and sprawling [...]
  • The Sons of Cordoba

    31 July, 2018

    The city of Cordoba in central Andalusia, Spain, was one of the most enlightened cities in the medieval world under the Muslim Umayyad rulers. Its streets had lighting, there [...]


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