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The Fingerprints of God

  ‘ We certainly show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that it is the Truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?’ 1 Introduction We go about our daily lives …

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Young Muslims urged to give blood during Muharram

Young British Muslims are being urged to mark the holy month of Muharram by giving blood in Manchester. Muharram is a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhammad. In an extreme demonstration of their faith, devout Shi’a Muslims makes themselves bleed on …

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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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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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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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Cutting Relations with Family

The institution of family is one of the most sacred of establishments to mankind from a human as well as from a moral and religious perspective. No one can dispute the value and superiority of blood relations which unite two individuals together as they recognize that the blood which run …

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There Is No Such Thing As Radical Islam

Last night I came across an extraordinary piece by Earl Cox in the Jerusalem Post: “Radical Islam is, in truth, the Normative Islam”. Mr Cox cites half a dozen instances of “Islamic terrorism”, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon killings and Woolwich, claiming “the Islamic definition of peace is to see the …

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