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  • Birmingham Senior Citizens visit to Al-Mahdi Institute

    Birmingham Senior Citizens visit to Al-Mahdi Institute

    On Tuesday 7th August 2018, The Birmingham Senior Citizen group of the KSIMC of Birmingham visited Al-Mahdi Institute to know more about what the Institute does and have a relaxing day out. The visit began with a tour of the Institute which included a tour of the scenic gardens and the library.

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  • SSF: Designation or Nomination of Imam Ali

    SSF: Designation or Nomination of Imam Ali

    The Shia Scholars Forum held their 3rd meeting on the 28th of July on the Topic of 'Was Imam Ali designated or nominated' led by Dr. Sayed Mohammed Fatemi Ghari at Al-Mahdi Institute. Dr Fatemi investigated the following questions 1) What are the different theories on Imam Ali's Imama and

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  • AMI signs agreement with University of Birmingham for Masters in Islamic Studies

    AMI signs agreement with University of Birmingham for Masters in Islamic Studies

    After months of planning, meetings and paperwork; AMI signed an agreement with the University of Birmingham (UoB) to allow its students to obtain a Postgraduate MA in Islamic Studies in the final year of the Hawza programme. This means, students who successfully complete the first three years of

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  • AMI Graduation 2018 and 25th Year Jubilee

    AMI Graduation 2018 and 25th Year Jubilee

      On Saturday 7th July 2018, Al-Mahdi Institute held a Hawza Graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of graduates and the 25th Year Jubilee anniversary of the Institute. Having completed an intensive four years of study on the Four-year Hawza Programme, it was finally time to recognise

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  • The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād

    The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād

      Al-Mahdi Institute presents its 6th annual fiqhī workshop on “The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād” on the 5th-6th July, 2018. This fiqhī workshop at the Al-Mahdi Institute sought to facilitate scholarship by directly addressing questions that analyse the developmental

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  • 2018 Retreat with Shaykh Arif in Pakistan

    2018 Retreat with Shaykh Arif in Pakistan

    From the 2nd - 6th May 2018 Shaykh Arif led a Spiritual retreat in the picturesque Swat Valley in Pakistan. The six hour journey from Islamabad, and somewhat isolation from the busy main cities provided a perfect ambience for the spiritual retreat. The daily programme would start with some

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  • AMI Big Iftar 2018: Environment across the faiths

    AMI Big Iftar 2018: Environment across the faiths

      Building on the success of previous years, Al-Mahdi Institute hosted its 4th Big Iftar event on Friday the 1st of June 2018. The aim of the event was to invite people of all faiths and none to participate and experience an Iftar with people of all religious and cultural backgrounds. In

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  • CIMS Panel: The Human Face of Islam in Response to Contemporary Anti-Islamic Sentiments

    CIMS Panel: The Human Face of Islam in Response to Contemporary Anti-Islamic Sentiments

    On Saturday 30th of June, The Centre for Intra Muslim Studies (CIMS) hosted a panel discussion titled ‘ The Human Face of Islam in Response to Anti-Islamic Sentiments’ at Al Mahdi Institute, Birmingham. The discussion was chaired by Shaykh Jaffer Ladak, who started off the discussion by a very

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  • The Inter-Religious Symposia hosts its inaugural meeting on 14th May 2018

    The Inter-Religious Symposia hosts its inaugural meeting on 14th May 2018

    The inaugural meeting of the Inter-Religious Symposia held on Monday 14th May 2018 was well attended and invigorating. Members of Muslim, Jewish and Christian persuasions with expertise on a variety of academic disciplines spoke openly with authority and passion as the conversation developed. The

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  • Research Seminar: "The Hijab Controversy in Modern Iran" - Dr Lloyd Ridgeon

    Research Seminar:

    10th May 2018 - Dr Lloyd Ridgeon of Glasgow University presents on 'The Hijab Controversy in Modern Iran', looking at the social response to it in Iran through time and particularly through the lens of two clerics. The hijab has been a major feature of politics in Iran ever since serious contact

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