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  • In this issue

    27 February, 2018

    p.4 Jerusalem, History, Theology and International Law P.8 Visit My Mosque Day P.10 Mumma Knows Nothing P.12 Art P.14 The danger of socialising the religion P.16 The Sermon [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • The Sermon of Fadak

    27 February, 2018

    This month we celebrate the auspicious birth of Lady Fatima(a), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad(s). Lady Fatima is a paragon of an ideal daughter, wife, and mother. She is [...]
  • Religion is a spiritual attitude and a way of life adorned by voluntary surrender, faith and piety. Social life also is part of human life and therefore religion endorses it [...]


  • St Mary, the mother of Jesus

    27 February, 2018

    Christ taking Leave of his Mother’ is the moving subject of a colourful painting by German artist Albrecht Altdorfer. It can be admired in London’s National Gallery. It [...]
  • 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 [...]

Community News

Children Corner

  • As we said last month, we will be talking about a few educational sermons of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb(a).  He was taught by the Prophet Muhammad(s) himself so his words and [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • ART

    27 February, 2018

    Spring is in the air. Or so they say. At a time when we can easily experience a range of seasons in one day, it’s easy to remain sceptical about the prospect of [...]
  • 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 [...]

What& Where

  • Listing of Events

    27 February, 2018

    Through March 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • ‘Visit My Mosque Day’

    27 February, 2018

    Visit My Mosque is a programme in which mosques and Islamic centres open their doors to the wider non-Muslim community in order to fill the gap of unfamiliarity that some [...]
  • ‘Jerusalem belongs to all three Abrahamic religions and must be free and open to all of them’  Speakers in the academic conference of Jerusalem (al-Quds) History, [...]
  • 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 [...]


Life & Community

  • Mumma Knows Nothing

    27 February, 2018

    It’s official.  I have a rebellious, independent-minded child. This is an unexpected turn of events for me.  It’s not that I had expectations of a mild, [...]
  • 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. [...]


  • The bright August sun winked at me every time it caught Lutfi’s large, tinted sunglasses. He gave me a toothless grin, before lifting his walking stick to tap the brown [...]
  • 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 [...]


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