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  • In this issue

    30 January, 2018

    P4: United uner the mantel of the Prophet P6: Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet P8: Wings of Unity: Effective and Affective Dialogue P10: Artificial Intelligence – The [...]
  • In this issue

    29 December, 2017

    P.3 Visits to Canada, Scotland and the Netherlands-Report on Dr Shomali’s various visits p.6 ‘Seeing the face of God in other religions’- Trinity Lutheran Church [...]


  • Considering the recent attention Ofsted has drawn to Muslim schoolgirls who wear the hijab, the Islamic covering, it is important to have a proper understanding of hijab and [...]
  • One cannot deny the benefits that a person can obtain by consulting a professional psychiatrist but one should underline the difference between the spiritual aspects of our [...]


  • There is a small card that Pope Francis distributed around the Vatican over Christmas. It shows a small Japanese child carrying his dead brother on his back. ‘The fruits of [...]
  • The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

    31 December, 2017

    Did Jesus have a wife? Five years ago a tiny papyrus scrap in the Coptic language appeared to suggest he did. It bore the incomplete words: ‘Jesus said to them, my [...]

Community News


  • 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 [...]

Children Corner

  • The Creation

    30 January, 2018

    As you may know Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb(a) was the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad(s) and his successor and the first Imam of Shi‘a Muslims. He was taught by the Prophet [...]
  • The nurse of Karbala

    31 December, 2017

    Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum This month we are celebrating the birth of a special person, Lady Zeinab(s). She was an important person in the event of Ashura, when Imam [...]


  • Art

    30 January, 2018

    I have spent the last two months visiting a Palestinian gallery in the centre of London. A stone’s throw away from St Pancras International, the P21 gallery is an exciting [...]
  • Art

    30 December, 2017

    Turning Over A New Leaf Winter is seen as a time of dormant emergence. The leafless trees we have lived with for months now begin to represent a normalcy that will soon be [...]

What& Where

  • Listing of Events

    30 January, 2018

    Through February 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 [...]
  • Listing of Events

    31 December, 2017

    8 January Combating Terrorism: Lessons from Iraq Iraq has cleared ISIS from its territory, but many foreign terrorist fighters have returned to their countries including [...]


  • The group ‘Wings of Unity’ met again for the fourth round. There were about twenty Catholic Christians and Shi‘a Muslims at the Sophia University Institute of [...]
  • December 2017 marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad(s), the Prophet of mercy. The Islamic College in London commemorated the occasion on December 6th with a magnificent [...]
  • The Sparkbrook Masjid and Islamic Centre in Birmingham organised a conference last December titled “Unity of Ummah in the light of the Sirah of the Prophet of Islam”, [...]


Life & Community

  • You, Me and Him

    30 January, 2018

    When we look back at the past, we can often pinpoint certain circumstances or events that stand out as times of awakening, as ‘eye-openers’ that changed our [...]
  • Could we see Artificial Intelligence declare itself a new god? Where does Islamic theology stand on AI and as it starts to take over many human vocations, could Islamic [...]
  • ‘Tis the Season to be jolly…’  Almost anyone living in the West, or having any exposure to it, can finish off that jingle.  The world has shrunk and what once was [...]
  • On Saturday 9th September 2017, coinciding with the auspicious event of Ghadeer Khum, the Hawza Ilmiyya of London held its opening ceremony for the 2017-18 academic year. [...]
  • My experience of this journey to the Islamic Republic of Iran started with a mild anxiety and fear. By the way the media constantly portrayed Iran, in the back of my mind, I [...]


  • Deep in the forests of northeast Bulgaria, where green, grassy hills come tumbling down from the Romanian border, there lays an intriguing holy man revered by both Muslims [...]
  • “Kayf int?” enquired the middle-aged Maltese woman as she greeted her friend. “There, did you hear it that time?” I ask in a hushed tone. My 7-year-old daughter looks [...]
  • No Picture

    Albania’s medieval mirage

    29 November, 2017

    Wandering around Berat’s old town is like stumbling across a medieval mirage. Tiered, snow white, Ottoman houses cling to gentle slopes either side of the River Ossum. The [...]


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