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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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Islamic propagation in the age of new media

Abstract This article will argue that new media creates more of an opportunity for Islamic communities to carry out propagation through more than what is known as traditional media. Firstly, it will shed light on traditional media and how it makes propagation of true Islam difficult. Secondly, it will introduce …

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Reading: the habit of the free

There was a time when lack of literacy and education among the people made them defenseless in the face of deceit and manipulation by those few who had access to advanced levels of intellectual polemic. Using information and sophisticated rhetoric as a weapon, select groups could, in some cases, direct …

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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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Ayatollah Sistani issues advice to believing youth

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Greetings and salutations to the Grand Marja, Ayatullah al-Uzma al-Sayyid Ali al-Hussaini al-Sistani (may the Almighty grant him a long life). We are a group of youth studying in university and are among those who play an active role in social …

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