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  • 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 [...]
  • In this issue

    29 November, 2017

    P.2>Earthquake Appeal P.4>Building Peace: The Culture of Interreligious Dialogue P.6>The Third Risalat Summer Course P.10>‘Twas the article before Christmas’ [...]


  •       ‘Istikhara’ literally means ‘looking for good’ or ‘asking for good’. In the Muslim world often consists of a religious practice performed [...]
  • To be a woman

    31 December, 2017

    Amongst the many challenges of growing up female in the 21st Century, I have found the greatest to be that of figuring out my identity as a woman.  ‘Who am I?’ [...]


  • 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 [...]
  • A few days after the joyful presence – and perhaps the sentimentality – of the child Jesus in his manger at Christmas, the liturgy of the Church invites reflection on [...]

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 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 [...]
  • The Prophet of miracles

    29 November, 2017

    The month of December marks an important date for the Christians around the world as they celebrate the birth of the Prophet Isa(a)  (Jesus).  For Muslims, Jesus is a very [...]


  • 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 [...]
  • Art

    29 November, 2017

    The Sojourn of Life This month I have travelled up and down the country rubbing shoulders with fellow artists, made art for exhibition, listened to stories of displaced [...]

What& Where

  • 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 [...]
  • What&Whre

    29 November, 2017

    Through December 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 [...]



Life & Community


  • “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 [...]
  • 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 [...]


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