Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tendency of Rationalizing the Laws of the Shariah

"Why do we have to pray five times a day?" "Why are dogs and hogs regarded unclean (najis)?" "Why is an animal slaughtered in a non-Islamic way forbidden (haram) and unclean?" These are but a few of the many questions asked by our youngsters about the laws of the Shari’ah. …

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Ramadhan Series: Ahl Al Dunya

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) in conjunction with Muhammadi Trust organised a series of Majalis during the month of Ramadhan with special guest from the Hawza Ilmiyya of Qum, Hujjat Al-Islam Sheikh Usama Abdul Ghani. The Sheikh delivered a series of 6 lectures in the English language on the title …

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Imam Mahdi Conference: The Allegiance

On Sunday 16th August 2009, the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) in conjuction with the Islamic Centre England held an event marking the birth anniversary of the Awaited Saviour of humanity, Imam Al-Mahdi (ATF). The event was entitled ‘The Allegiance’ and was held at the Islamic Centre in Maida Vale. We …

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The Generous and Pious

Forty years of the life of Imam Ali ar-Ridha (peace be upon him) had passed, and he still had no son to inherit the Imamate. On the tenth of Rajab, in the year 195 AH, the followers of Imam Ridha were blessed with the auspicious birth of the sole heir …

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Hardship, a Cause of Awakening

Considering the harmful effects of neglectfulness and the intoxication of arrogance, on the one hand, and the numerous moral lessons taught by misfortune, on the other, it can be said that failure and misfortune are relative insofar as they contain great blessings; they contribute fruitfully to the building of man’s …

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