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  • AMI Faculty member Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani's essay published in CISS Journal

    AMI Faculty member Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani's essay published in CISS Journal

    On 18th December 2015, the Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS) published their second issue of their Shi'a Studies Journal. Included in this edition is AMI Faculty member Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani's essay entitled 'Rationality in Shi‘a Belief and Practice' Shi‘a Studies is an academic quarterly

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  • CIMS: 'Who are the Ahlal Bayt? In light of Ahl al-Sunnah Perspective'

    CIMS: 'Who are the Ahlal Bayt? In light of Ahl al-Sunnah Perspective'

    On Saturday 5th December 2015, the Al-Mahdi Institute held a CIMS meeting entitled 'Who are the Ahlal Bayt? In light of Ahl al-Sunnah perspective'. The meeting began with the recitation of Quran by Shaykh Mahmood al-Fozi which was followed by the brief introduction of the guests and members of this

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  • AMI student Anderson Al-Wazni publishes blog 'The hijab can be a feminist act'

    AMI student Anderson Al-Wazni publishes blog 'The hijab can be a feminist act'

    Part time AMI student, Anderson Al-Wazni published a blog post entitled ‘The hijab can be a feminist act’ in Oxford University Press Blog. The blog post highlights the medias impact on the public's view of hijab and whether it may actually be, for many women an empowering feminist act opposed

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  • The 2015 Doctoral Completion Grant awarded to Mr A. Weir and Mr G. A Hossaini

    The 2015 Doctoral Completion Grant awarded to Mr A. Weir and Mr G. A Hossaini

          Mr A Weir is currently at Oxford University, completing his doctorate in History and Theology. The title of his thesis is ‘Prophetic Knowledge in the English Enlightenment, 1688 - 1714’. The thesis addresses how knowledge generated by Enlightenment trends and thinkers subsumed

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  • Arbaeen lecture series 'What is the nature and purpose of human life?' by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain

    Arbaeen lecture series 'What is the nature and purpose of human life?' by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain

    From the 23rd to  the 27th of November 2015, Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein spoke about ‘The nature and purpose of human life’ as part of an Arbaeen lecture series at the Al-Mahdi Institute. They were well received with over 200 guests, students and online participates attending the respective

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  • Research Seminar: 'The hermeneutical matrix of the Ja`fari comments in Sulami’s Haqa’iq al-tafsir'

    Research Seminar: 'The hermeneutical matrix of the Ja`fari comments in Sulami’s Haqa’iq al-tafsir'

    On Thursday 4th Novemeber 2015, the Al-Mahdi Institute held a research seminar entitled "Exegesis, ontological hierarchy and spiritual alchemy: the hermeneutical matrix of the Ja`fari comments in Sulami’s (d.1021) Haqa’iq al-tafsir" by Dr Farhana Mayer (Independent scholar). The seminar was

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  • Interfaith presentation of Jyoti Sahi's paintings

    Interfaith presentation of Jyoti Sahi's paintings

    On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the Al-Mahdi Institute held an interfaith presentation of 3 spiritual paintings by artist and theologian Jyoti Sahi. The three spiritual paintings which were once displayed in the former UCA Chapel, what is now the Al-Mahdi’s multi-faith chapel were to be divided

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  • Shaykh Arif participates at #Prayingforpeace KSIMC Birmigham

    Shaykh Arif participates at #Prayingforpeace KSIMC Birmigham

    On 17th November 2015 at the Mehfil-e-Abbas, Birmingham ‘Praying for Peace’ an evening that brought together speakers and people from all walks of life, cultures and faiths to share a powerful message of peace, hope and change and to pray as a multi-faith community for all those suffering

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  • AMI Student, Anderson Al-Wazni publishes article on; 'Muslim Women in America and Hijab..'

    AMI Student, Anderson Al-Wazni publishes article on; 'Muslim Women in America and Hijab..'

    AMI student, Anderson Al-Wazni publishes article on; 'Muslim Women in America and Hijab: A Study of Empowerment, Feminist Identity, and Body Image.' Speaking about her publication, Anderson said, "I conducted a qualitative study that examined how Muslim women in America who practice hijab identify

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  • #askMuharram2015 at Al-Mahdi Institute

    #askMuharram2015 at Al-Mahdi Institute

    Held on 26th October 2015, #askMuharram2015 was an interactive discusssion and Q&A session featuring talks by Shaykh Abu Jaffar, Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain and Dr Ali-reza Bhojani. The event received a turnout of over 80 people of different Muslim schools of thought, with the aim of clearing up

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