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Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 2)

Let’s talk Palestine! The past has become an obstacle in the eyes of the so-called mediators of peace, but to forget the past means forgetting the future; hence while it means nothing to some, it means everything in the eyes of the occupied and the oppressed people. Now I do …

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Let’s talk Palestine! (Part 1)

In the following month, Zionists and their sympathisers are celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was signed – a declaration that legitimised the oppression of the Palestinians. A declaration that essentially allowed the Zionist state of Israel to emerge on a land already belonging to Palestinians. A mere 67 …

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‘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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The Beauty in Evil

‘Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness]’ (30:41) As followers of the Beloved Messenger striving to prepare …

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AIM hosts seminar with Ayatollah Mohsen Araki

AIM was proud to host a seminar with His Eminence Ayatollah Shaykh Mohsen Araki entitled Challenges and Duties of Muslims in the West on Tuesday 25th July 2017. The event was chaired by Saeed Shehabi; and overwhelmingly over a hundred individuals from different backgrounds participated in the seminar. Many Scholars …

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The Conduct of Imam Al-Redha (as)

Usually, the poor who cannot afford to enjoy the pleasures of life are held in contempt or just tolerated by the society. But those who assume a hermits’ simple austerity in spite of wealth and power are the real saints. The Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet adopted a peculiar policy. …

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6 thought-provoking quotes by Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a revolutionary leader who had an unyielding commitment to freedom and justice. Below we have selected six quotes for us all to reflect upon:   1.”I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those doing the oppressing.”      2. “You don’t …

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Men and Women in Islam

No difference between men and women “If we adopt a comprehensive outlook, we see that there is no difference between men and women. Certain privileges have been granted to women and certain other privileges have been granted to men and this is based on their natural characteristics which Allah the …

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