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AIM News
AIM is a Shia Islamic organisation empowering people through educational and recreational activities.

Occasions in the Islamic calendar

There are numerous Holy occasions within the religion of Islam which have been subject to both celebration and commemoration. These occasions all hold unique reasons for their observance, and it should be highlighted that Shi’a Muslims differ from their Sunni brothers in that they observe many days of mourning, sadness and …

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Can a Sayyida marry a non Sayyid?

Often it is the case that cultural tendencies take a precedent over Islamic jurisprudential and social norms. An example of this is the cultural practice of not marrying a Sayyida woman to anyone but another Sayyid man. This practice is usually witnessed more frequently in the Indo-Pakistani community. Although the …

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Is Islam against desire and pleasure?

‘They ask you what is permitted to them? Say: all good things are permitted for you…’ (Qur’ān 5:4) Islām is here to show man the way to prosperity. The Creator of man – who knows him better than he knows his very own self – gave man religion (Islām). By …

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Fundraiser for Muslim Community in Myanmar

We have started a fundraiser for the Muslim Community in Myanmar. We have set a target of £3000 which would be our humble contribution to this community. The money will go towards the following: The Community in Myanmar do not have any Ahkam book in their language, so we would …

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The Two Types of Taqwa (Part 1)

Shaheed Mutahhari in his “Dah Goftar” discusses a profound concept that should be subject to attentive examination by all believers– especially those seeking spiritual refinement. He says taqwa is of two types: A taqwa of weakness (تقوای ضعف) and a taqwa of strength (تقوای قوت). Sometimes a person has taqwa …

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Meeting with Shaykh Myo Khaing Soe from Myanmar

The AIM branch in Qum had the honour of meeting Hajj Shaykh Jamal Hussein, who is also known as Shaykh Myo Khaing Soe in Burmese. He is from Myanmar situated in South-East Asia bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. The respected Shaykh has been studying in the holy city …

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AIM: We need decisive response to the rise of fascism

In a brief statement issued today, the Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission said as follows: ———- AIM calls for a clear and decisive response to the rise of fascism in the United States. We have very serious concerns about the influence of right wing extremism and believe it is imperative that everyone …

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Faith in God

Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – their Lord will guide them because of their faith (Surat Yunus verse 9) Imam Khomeini defines Faith, as the “divine light that makes the heart a subject of divine manifestations, as narrated in the Hadith al-Qudsi “Neither can the earth …

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AIM’s letter to the Church for Christmas 2016

The Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM) wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and sends a Christmas Card with a letter to the Churches of different denominations in the UK. The text of the letter is available below:   In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful, To our dear friends of the Christian …

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Donations needed for AIM Muharram Majalis

  In His Name, the Most High Salaamu Alaikum Warahmat Allah, This fundraising campaign is a great opportunity for members of the public to contribute towards the most important event in our calendar, Muharram. As with every year, AIM is holding Muharram Majalis in the English language and we are …

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