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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sayyidah Zaynab: For those who do not know

The recent events of violence between Muslims have led towards a new focal point: the shrine of Sayyidah Zaynab (a). This occurs within the context of a simmering stand-off between two outlooks. On the one hand, the ‘takfiri’ Muslim who is intent on destroying Islamic symbols that connect the conscience …

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AIM statement on Woolwich attack: What we feared has happened

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) sends its condolences to the family of Drummer Lee Rigby; the victim who was horrifically murdered yesterday in Woolwich, London. Although the details are still unclear, yesterday’s attack bears the classic hallmarks of sickening crimes committed by individuals and groups that adhere to an extremist …

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A Life of Service: Honouring Imam Ali (as)

The English vocabulary while expansive suddenly finds itself too poor to produce sufficient words to describe the character of Imam Ali (as). The examples of his piety are an endless ocean that scholars have devoted their time to seeking. His worship remains the summit of submission to God and his …

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We are Equal, but not the Same

The Islamic tradition states that men and women are equal, but different, in the eyes of Allah. The term equality is a loaded term that has been used by politicians and social activists to support their own personal agendas. What does it mean when Islam states that the two genders …

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