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  • AMI Research contributes to University of Exeter's conference “Responsibility, Autonomy and Truth in the Public Sphere: Christian and Islamic Approaches"

    AMI Research contributes to University of Exeter's conference “Responsibility, Autonomy and Truth in the Public Sphere: Christian and Islamic Approaches

    AMI Faculty and students participate in University of Exeter conference “Responsibility, Autonomy and Truth in the Public Sphere: Christian and Islamic Approaches”. The conference, held on the 16th-17 December 2013 at Exeter University’s Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, was the

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  • Faqih (jurist) as an engineer: A critical assessment of the Epistemological status of Fiqh

    Faqih (jurist) as an engineer: A critical assessment of the Epistemological status of Fiqh

    On the 19th of December AMI Research hosted its second research seminar of the semester led by Professor Ali Paya.   Professor Paya’s paper offered a critical analysis of the epistemological status of the ‘function’ of the jurist. Through distinguishing between science and technology, he

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  • Introducing Islam to Non-Muslims Seminar

    Introducing Islam to Non-Muslims Seminar

    On Wednesday 19th June 2013, the Al-Mahdi Institute held an innovative seminar in conjunction with Dr Chris Hewer to consider the current perceptions of Islam that exist in society today, and to explore the ways in which a more accurate and informative representation of the religion can be made,

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  • Public Discussion: Exploring Extremism in Society

    Public Discussion: Exploring Extremism in Society

    For more than a decade, inhuman and disturbing acts of terrorism have been one of the most fundamental concerns affecting our society, at both a national and international level. The most recent horrific and deeply saddening incidence occurred on our very doorstep, when Drummer Lee Rigby was

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  • Public Lecture Series by Sheikh Abbas Jaffar: Issues in Qur’anic Studies

    Public Lecture Series by Sheikh Abbas Jaffar: Issues in Qur’anic Studies

    On 30th May 2013 and 6th June 2013 the Al-Mahdi Institute invited Sheikh Abbas M M Jaffer to give a series of two public lectures at the AMI Selly Oak Campus on modern day issues facing Qur'anic studies.   Sheikh Abbas Jaffar is a part time lecturer at the Islamic College and Hawza

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  • Imamia Medics International Conference

    Imamia Medics International Conference

    On Saturday 25th May 2013, the Al-Mahdi Institute in conjunction with Imamia Medics International (IMI) held a conference entitled ‘Moral Dilemmas in a Medical Context from an Islamic Perspective’. IMI is a global medical professional organisation that derives its inspiration from the above

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  • Lecture by Shaykh Arif: The Meaning of Death

    Lecture by Shaykh Arif: The Meaning of Death

    The Al-Mahdi Institute held an outreach event on Saturday 27th April 2013. The event brought together around 50 ladies, all over the age of 40, from the local community who had requested a lecture on the topic of death. An enlightening talk was delivered by the director of the Institute, Sheikh

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  • Seminar with Professor Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad: Need to establish Hawzah in the Western Society

    Seminar with Professor Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad: Need to establish Hawzah in the Western Society

    The students and staff of Al-Mahdi Institute had a seminar on Thursday, 21st March 2013 with Ayatollah Professor Syed Mohagegh Damad, who had come to present a paper in the “Fiqhi” workshop on Fasting. Ayatollah Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad is an Iranian Shia Cleric and Reformist who has been

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