Monthly Archives: November 2012

Muharram 2012 with Shaykh Usama Abdulghani

  The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) and the Islamic Centre of England held nightly Muharram Majalis for 2012 entitled: Reliving Karbala with Lectures delivered by Shaykh Usama Abdulghani from the Hawza Ilmiyya of Qum. The lecture series went on for the first 12 nights of Muharram and also featured recitations of Ziyarat, Masa’ib …

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Resist Like Hussain

  I  finally get how “Everyday is Ashura and every land is Kerbala” after reading Naomi Klein’s international bestseller Shock Doctrine earlier this year. In this meticulously documented book, Klein laid out how extreme acts of violence perpetrated against populations around the world are not so random after all. She says they’re …

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Intolerance: The Enemy Within

  Racial, ethnic and ideological intolerances, as well as the often more destructive yet rarely highlighted frictions that arise from inter-state politics and rivalries have all featured in one way or another during our lifetimes—always with calamitous results. In recent times, western media outlets have zoomed in on Islamic radicalism …

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Stand Up and Speak Out

  Though she’s had her name smeared, her car egged and her phone pranked, a non-Muslim friend of mine continues her battle against Islamophobia, serving as an inspiration for Muslims who claim to be custodians of the truth but increasingly don’t dare speak out for fear of repercussions in a …

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