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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

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    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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  • Research Seminar: "The Law of Honour-Killing: A British Innovation in the Criminal Law of the Indian Subcontinent" - Dr Tahir Wasti

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    On the 12th of April Dr Tahir Wasti (SOAS, LaWise Solicitors) presented on "The Law of Honour-Killing: A British Innovation in the Criminal Law of the Indian Subcontinent" Dr Wasti started off with the history of honour killings in legal systems such as the Laws of Manu (1500 BC), Assyrian and

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  • AMI faculty Dr Wahid Amin and Shaykh Tajri present at BRAIS 2018

    AMI faculty Dr Wahid Amin and Shaykh Tajri present at BRAIS 2018

                On 9th - 11th April 2018, the British Association for Islamic Studies held their fifth annual conference at University of Exeter, inviting Research fellows from around the globe to represent a broad range of backgrounds and sub-disciplines within Islamic Studies. The

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  • Research Seminar: "Why so many rules" - Dr Morgan Clarke

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    On the 22nd of March 2018, Dr Morgan Clarke presented a research seminar on “Why so many rules? Thinking about the reasons and consequences of legalistic approaches to religious ethics”. The seminar started with Dr Clarke speaking about his own research in the fields of Islam and Bio-ethics

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  • CIMS: 'Tawassul (Intermediation) in the light of the Islamic Tenet of the Sole Authority of God'

    CIMS: 'Tawassul (Intermediation) in the light of the Islamic Tenet of the Sole Authority of God'

    On Saturday 17th March 2018 the Centre for Intra-Muslim Studies held a discussion on 'Tawassul (Intermediation) in the light of the Islamic Tenet of the Sole Authority of God'  presented by Dr Khuram Bashir from Green Lane Mosque for the Sunni point of view, followed by a presentation from the

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  • SSF: The Authenticity & Efficacy of Dua Tawassul and Dua Nudbah

    SSF: The Authenticity & Efficacy of Dua Tawassul and Dua Nudbah

    On Sunday 4th of March 2018, the Shia Scholars Forum held a discussion on “The Authenticity & Efficacy of Dua Tawassul and Dua Nudbah” at Al-Mahdi Institute. The discussion commenced with a presentation by Shaykh Ayyub Rashid who looked into the nature of Dua and to whom Dua must be done.

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  • Visit by Asha Centre to learn more about Islam

    Visit by Asha Centre to learn more about Islam

     On 29th January 2018, a group of 33 from all over Europe attended the Al Mahdi Institute to find out more about the Institute and to meet its director Shaykh Arif to talk about the spiritual, mystical side of Islam. The visit was facilitated by the Asha Centre which aspires to create a special

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  • Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain & Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla represent AMI at the Birmingham Council of Mosques inauguration

    Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain & Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla represent AMI at the Birmingham Council of Mosques inauguration

         On the 11th January 2018, the Birmingham Council of Mosques (BCM) was launched at the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham. The Inauguration was presided by many dignitaries including The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and representatives

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  • AMI hosts Interfaith Family Fun Day in association with Penny Appeal

    AMI hosts Interfaith Family Fun Day in association with Penny Appeal

    On Saturday 9th December 2017, AMI hosted an 'interfaith family fun day', celebrating Christmas, Hanukah and Milad un Nabi. The event was sponsored by Penny Appeal to raise money for the East Africa Crisis Appeal and was a great success.  The evening aimed at family fun and unity began at 4.30pm

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