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  • Research Seminar: "Translating Al-Kafi: how to make a classical Shii text accessible to 21st century readers"

    Research Seminar:

    On the 10th December 2014, the Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research Seminar with Professor Oliver Scharbrodt from the University of Chester on the topic of; "Translating Al-Kafi: how to make a classical Shii text accessible to 21st century readers." The seminar had a high turnout and was attended

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  • #sharinghussain | 30.11.14

    #sharinghussain | 30.11.14

      On the 30th November 2014, The Al-Mahdi Institute held an Intra-faith event called #sharinghussain with the aim to bring together different schools of thought to disseminate the different perspectives of Hussain ibn Ali (as). With an impressive turnout of around 50 people coming from London,

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  • Shaykh Arif speaks on "An existential approach to Islam and human rights" at ILM, Durham University

    Shaykh Arif speaks on

      On the 4th of December 2014, AMI's Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain spoke about "An existential approach to Islam and human rights" as part of a series of Research Seminars held at the Islam, Law and Modernity Centre (ILM) at Durham University. The centre was established with the purpose of

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  • Shaykh Arif sheds light on 'How to live our lives: A religious view on Contemporary Society.'

    Shaykh Arif sheds light on 'How to live our lives: A religious view on Contemporary Society.'

      On the 22nd November 2014, AMI's Sheikh Arif Abdulhussain attended an Intra-faith conference in Utrecht, Netherlands to shed light on the topic of; 'How to live our lives: A religious view on Contemporary Society.'  Organised by Desjia; an organisation encouraging Intra-faith discussion in

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  • AMI participation in Multicultural Festival in Poland

    AMI participation in Multicultural Festival in Poland

      On 24 May 2013 the Al-Mahdi Institute in collaboration with the Muslim Unity Society took part in a multicultural festival in the Polish city of Lublin. Activities included lectures by Rafał Berger (MUS), Arek Miernik and Syed Aliraza Naqvi (AMI), as well as an Islamic calligraphy exhibition

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  • AMI Switzerland: The Re-appearance: Christian - Muslim Perspectives

    AMI Switzerland: The Re-appearance: Christian - Muslim Perspectives

      The Re-Appearance from Christian's and Muslim's views was the title of the Al-Mahdi Institute’s first outreach event in Switzerland. It was held in Uitikon near Zürich on the 23rd of June 2013, the 13th of Shaban 1434, two days prior to the birth anniversary and in honour of the

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  • Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake and the IARF staff visit AMI

    Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake and the IARF staff visit AMI

      The Al-Mahdi Institute hosted Rev. Yoshinobu Miyake Sensei, the chief Shinto Priest from Japan and the staff and members of International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF) on Saturday, 6th July’13.  IARF has over ninety affiliated groups, spread over twenty countries, with a wide

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  • Round Table Discussion on Sunni-Shia Dialogue

    Round Table Discussion on Sunni-Shia Dialogue

      AMI Outreach Officer Farhana Kapasi attended ESRC funded roundtable discussion on Sunni-Shia dialogue and its impact on Islamic Education on Britain on Tuesday 27th August 2013. The discussion was part of a project of the University of Derby – “Collaborative Partnerships between

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  • Shaykh Arif at IUS Manchaster, Ramadhan Majaalis 2013

    Shaykh Arif at IUS Manchaster, Ramadhan Majaalis 2013

      Once again during the Holy Month of Ramadhan, Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain of Al-Mahdi Institute delivered lectures at the IUS Manchester Majaalis programme started on Saturday 27th July 2013 for 7 nights where he shared his knowledge through the lectures as well as Q & A sessions. The

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  • Scriptural Reasoning

    Scriptural Reasoning

        AMI Outreach Officer Farhana Kapasi attended Scriptural Reasoning at the University of Cambridge on 28th August, 2013. This session was organised by Cambridge University Interfaith Programme which brings together an international group of students from Islamic, Christian and Jewish

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