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Breitbart and the malignant attack on Shaykh Hamza Sodagar

Breitbart, a right wing news network infamous for insensitive, Islamophobic, sexist, fear-mongering and women-objectifying headlines, with bureaus in London, Jerusalem and Texas, published yet another baseless piece, this time against Shaykh Hamza Sodagar in the first few days of Muharram.  The article written by Raheem Kassam maliciously targeted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar …

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Obituary: Mawlana Sayyid Shamim Al-Sibtain Rizvi

The Shia Muslim community in the United Kingdom recently lost a scholar and community leader. Mawlana Sayyid Shamim Al-Sibtain Rizvi, who has died age 83, was the founder of the S.I. Education Society in the United Kingdom, and was a prominent scholar of the Shia Islamic faith. Sayyid Shamim Al-Sibtain …

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Idara-e-Jafariya bans worshippers from performing ‘Tatbir’

A Shia mosque in south London has banned a group of worshippers from self-flagellation with blades in a bloodletting mourning ritual, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. After a legal battle lasting two years Idara-e-Jafariya in Tooting announced on Wednesday that it had arrived at an “amicable agreement” to settle a long-running …

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