Monthly Archives: October 2013

Belief in the Unseen

Those who believe in the unseen and perform the prayer, and expend of that we have provided them … (2:3) It is customary for us to call an individual believer a mumin by which is meant that he is a devout person who has faith in that he performs all the obligatory acts …

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Course on proofs for the existence of God concluded

Last week, AIM successfully concluded its 8-hour structured course entitled ‘Proofs for the Existence of God’. The course instructor, Alexander Khaleeli, offered an overview about the importance of the subject and introduced students to the most famous proofs used by theologians and philosophers followed by some of the arguments by …

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Sharing the Message of Karbala with Children

As many communities prepare to commemorate the life of Imam Hussain (as),  many questions are being asked by those in positions of power. Who will the speakers be? Where will programs be held? However, while focusing on such details, we are often  neglecting how topics such as Ashura, the battle …

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Muharram Majalis with Shaykh Hamza Sodagar

AIM and the Islamic Centre of England are proud to present this years Muharram Majalis in the English Language entitled: The Everlasting Hussaini Revolution Majlis will be delivered by Shaykh Hamza Sodagar Also featuring recitations of ziyarat and latmiyyat Venue: Educational & Cultural Centre, 100 Carlton Vale, London, NW6 5HE Dates …

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*Eid al-Ghadir*

It was in 10 A.H. and the time for Hajj. The Hijazi deserts witnessed large crowds of Muslims who unitedly chanted the same slogans and proceeded towards the same holy end. That year the sight of tie Hajj pilgrimage was much more exciting and moving than ever before. Muslims most …

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Enquiries into Islam: The reality of ‘Injury by an Evil Eye’ & ‘Good omen and bad omen’

In verse 51 of Suratul Qalam, we read: وَ إِنْ يَكَادُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لَيُزْلِقُونَكَ بِأَبْصَارِهِمْ لَمَّا سَمِعُوا الذِّكْرَ… “And those who disbelieve would almost smite you with their eyes when they hear the reminder…” In view of the above verse the question that arises is: Does injury by means of …

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The Tweeting Ayatullah

As any medical student will tell you, becoming a doctor is an incredibly tough process. Six years of medical school, years of being overworked as a junior doctor, sitting exams well your 40’s…the list of challenges goes on. Society rightly expects high standards from doctors: when it comes to protecting …

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Polygamy on the Rise in UK Muslim Community

Multiple marriages are on the rise in the U.K.’s Muslim communities—and the women are the ones seeking out second-wife status. Jamie Dettmer reports from London. Aisha laughs out loud at the thought of how her colleagues and clients would react if they knew she shares a husband. The laughter makes …

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Eid al-Adha: The Sacrifice of Ismail

The story of the sacrifice:  The Sixth holy Imam, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq is reported through correct or rather authentic traditions that he said: Archangel Gabriel came to Ibrahim on the 8th of Dhu’l-hijjah at the time of zawaal (decline of Sun from its zenith) and said, “O Ibrahim, procure water for …

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Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today. The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues …

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Tears of Repentance

  My existence is empty and full of regress. Darkness surrounds me I lay in distress A chill shivers up my lifeless bones Painless I am tortured, my body moans Running out of breath, and in despair I take a deep breath but feel no air, I feel a darkness …

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