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    30 October, 2017

    p.3 “Unity of God – Unity in God” Monastics and Muslims in Dialogue Nairobi, Kenya, September 2-7, 2017, p.6 Hawza Ilmiyya of London begins its fourth academic year [...]
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    2 October, 2017

    P.3 Sunni and Shi‘a brothers in faith, travel to Iran- by Dr Muhammad Adrees,   p.6 UK Shi‘a scholars and preachers discuss ways to present Islam – by Fatima [...]

Faith

  • While thousands of Muslims marched through London and different parts of Europe to protest against ISIS and terrorism and to commemorate the event of Karbala on the Day of [...]
  • For many of us, death is a reality we prefer not think too much about.  Yes, we know we all have to do die and we are all aware of the verse of the Holy Qur’an that [...]

Interfaith

  • ‘I hate the name of that street. I can’t bear being anywhere near it!’ Afif, a Palestinian Christian businessman, told me. He has good reasons. Balfour Street, in [...]
  • The fifth gathering of monastic men and women and Shi‘a Muslims took place in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2017. The previous four meetings in Rome (2011), Qom/Isfahan [...]

Community News

Review

  • 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 [...]

Health

Children Corner

  • Dear Children, Assalam Alaikum One of the most memorable characteristics of the Prophet(s) was his love and affection for young children.  Prophet Muhammad(s) believed that [...]
  • Every year around this time Shi‘a Muslims around the world commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husayn ibn Ali(a). The events of the last days of the life of  Prophet’s [...]

Art

  • ART

    30 October, 2017

    In Review: Stories, Journeys and Belonging “A Journey of Love crystallises the human and aspirational traits of Imam Husayn.” As Arbaeen approaches it is hoped that a [...]
  • ART

    2 October, 2017

    Exploring Contemporary Muslim Art, Culture and Heritage in Britain Last month I attended a conference organised by the Muslims in Britain Research Network. The event invited [...]

What& Where

  • What&Where

    30 October, 2017

    Through November 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

    2 October, 2017

    Through October 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 [...]

Reports

  • 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. [...]
  • The fifth gathering of monastic men and women and Shi‘a Muslims took place in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2017. The previous four meetings in Rome (2011), Qom/Isfahan [...]
  • Faith & Learning

    2 October, 2017

    Representatives of Muslim and Christian faiths gathered at Saint Augustine church in Kilburn, northwest London, on 9 September 2017, for an interfaith forum. The ornately [...]

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Life & Community

Places

  • The Vikings and the Muslims

    30 October, 2017

    Last month saw the fascinating claim by Annika Larsson of Uppsala University in Sweden that patterns thought to be Viking on funeral clothing could be Kufic inscriptions [...]
  •   You have to work extremely hard to reach this forgotten gem of European Muslim heritage. The Bender Fortress sits in a harsh little corner of Eastern Europe, close to [...]
  • The little town of Woking in Surrey, England, sits just outside London’s motorway belt, the M25, surrounded by thick woodland with an idyllic canal running through it. It [...]

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