Monthly Archives: September 2017

‘Take until You are satisfied’

‘Take until You are satisfied’ ‘Bring out your people from darkness into the light and remind them of the days of Allah. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.’ [Ibrahim: 5] As Ashura approaches us, with its mysteries and its grief’s, we start to reflect on the …

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Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version of Abu Mikhnaf’s account, the text of al‑Husayn’s reply is pre­served. If genuine, it represents a very early record of some of the basic articles of the Shi’i doctrine of the …

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What do Non-Muslims say about Imam Hussain (as)?

Imam Husayn (as) was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon them both, who was martyred by the evil forces of despotism. This is a collection of short quotations about him from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables from around the world. Peter J. Chelkowski Professor of Middle …

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Hajj: A Journey of Love

‘And proclaim the Hajj to all the people: they will come to you on foot and on lean camels, coming from distant places’ (22:27) That blessed season has returned once more. The tablecloth of glory begins to open, just as the lunar year comes to a close. The Divine call …

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#RohingyaGenocide: What can we do?

This week, media outlets have been shedding light on Rohingya Muslims that have been facing years of persecution and brutality. However, it amazes me that it’s taken years for them to realise that innocent Muslims are being butchered in broad daylight by the Myanmar government, it’s almost as if this was …

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Muharram 2017

Muharram is once again coming upon us and as with previous years, AIM will be hosting a 10 night programme to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as). We are pleased to announce that Shaykh Usama Abdulghani will be joining us to lecture for these nights and we have recitations …

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