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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Speaker or Scholar?

How many of us choose to attend an Islamic event based solely on the person speaking? Big names draw big crowds at lectures, seminars, and discussions. It doesn’t even matter how many times we’ve heard that same lecture about unity or Hijab, if a certain speaker is there, so are …

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Debunking Free Speech

  I experienced a blast from the past over the weekend when a guy I went to Sunday school with appeared as an Islam expert on a CNN newscast about the film maligning Prophet Muhammad (S). With so many people–from government officials to academicians to local imams–championing America’s freedom of …

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Mercy to the Universe

    Assalamu alayka ya Ya Rasool Allah Assalamu alyaka ya habibi Ya Nabiyya Allah Many salutations be sent upon you O Messenger of God Many salutations be sent upon you O my Beloved O Prophet of God   Upon hearing about the films maligning Prophet Muhammmad (S), my first …

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Pride Not Prejudice

  When my kids threw a fit after I suggested they take treats to school to celebrate the Eid holiday with classmates, I threw one back. “You should be proud of you are!” I chided but in a crescendo with more colorful language and while forcefully putting dinner plates into …

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The Evils of Fornication

  The Arabic term zina means both fornication and adultery. There are many traditions which state that this is one of the greater sins; one of the sins in which the sinner will be eternally punished, unless he repents. Imams Jafar Sadiq (a), Musa Kazim (a), Ali Rida (a), and …

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Event: Imam Al-Sadiq (as) – Embodiment of Islamic Spirit

  The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) in collaboration with the Islamic Centre of England will be holding a joint event marking the martyrdom of Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (as) on Sunday 16th September 2012, 6pm at the Library of the Islamic Centre of England. The lecture entitled ‘Imam Al-Sadiq (as): Embodiment …

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Event: Do we really believe in Islamic Unity?

  The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) held a seminar as part of the AIM Platform series entitled ‘Unity and the Sectarian Divide – Do we really believe in Islamic Unity?’ with guest speaker, Sayyed Mohammed Al-Musawi, Chairman of the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League. The event took place on Saturday …

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Event: Taqlid – Why should we follow a jurist?

  The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) held a seminar as part of the AIM Platform series entitled ‘Taqlid – Why should we follow a jurist?’ with guest scholar, Sheikh Bahmanpour, who delivered a lecture and entertained a lengthy question and answer session. The event took place on Saturday 1st September …

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