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  • 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 [...]
  • 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 the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful ‘The Word of God’ plays a significant role in our lives. Although it may not have actually played this role [...]

    31 July, 2018

    The relationship between art and the religion in Islam has been a complex one down the centuries. Such a wealthy variety of expressions and tendencies can be viewed as a [...]


  • 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

  • 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’ [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]
  • 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, [...]

What& Where

  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • ‘The relevance of the Marja’iyya was the topic of two lectures delivered at the Islamic Centre of England on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Jafar [...]
  • 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 [...]


Life & Community

  • “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) [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


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