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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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  • 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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