AIM News

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

A Muslim’s Response to Amy Chua’s Parenting Advice

Written by Shaista Yusufali When Amy Chua’s now infamous article entitled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” appeared in the Wall Street Journal, it created a furor of discussion and criticism. Though born in America, she considers herself to be a typical “Chinese mother”, and puts forth the thesis that children …

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Ashura Awareness 2011 Begins

Ashura Awareness Campaign 2011 has started and is underway. Ashura Awareness is a nationwide campaign to distribute Islamic literature to the general public, raising particular awareness on the revolution of Imam Hussain [as]. Inaugurated by AIM in 2005, it has since provided hundreds of thousands of leaflets and this year …

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Eid Al-Fitr Announcement 1432

In His Name the Most High Salaamu Alaikum Warahmat Allah, Eid Mubarak from AIM! The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) would like to extend the warmest of felicities on the blessed occasion of Eid Al-Fitr. May Allah [swt] accept the worship of believers in all parts of the globe, safeguard the …

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The Status of Reason

Islam regards reason as one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on human beings. It is by means of reason that we understand ourselves and the world around us. It is by means of reason that we realise the necessity of investigating our origin and the One who has …

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Humility When Speaking

One of the most important discussions in the science of Akhlaq relates to the method of speaking with people and the way that one interacts with individuals of various classes and strata, and in addition, observing the principles and manners of etiquette related to other people. There are even some …

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The Secret Wars of the Saudi-Israeli Alliance

As an old Chinese proverb says, crisis can be used as an opportunity by some. Tel Aviv, Washington and NATO are taking advantage of the upheavals in the Arab World. Not only are they fighting against the legitimate aspirations of the Arab people, they are manipulating the Arab geo-political landscape …

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Imam Khomeini Conference 2011: Thoughts & Legacy

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) and the Islamic Centre of England have organised a conference to mark the demise of the Father of the Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini (RA). Entitled ‘Imam Khomeini: Thoughts & Legacy’, the conference will be held at the Islamic Centre of England, London on Sunday …

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Hijabi? Putting Pictures on Facebook?

Ever seen a Hijabi posting her most beautiful pictures on Facebook? I have. And it’s completely beyond my understanding. Before everyone concludes I’m an extremist of some sort, I’ll admit that I’m on Facebook too, and at some point, I have also posted my pictures up. But that’s when I …

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Nakba Remembrance Day 2011

The 15th of May is a day of remembrance. Around the world, we remember the systematic displacement and massacre of the Palestinian people. In their honour, we take note of the necessity of safeguarding the sliver of impoverished land that has been left to the survivors. We pay tribute to …

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The Peak of Virtue

In conjunction with the Lebanese Welfare Community and the Kawthar Youth Project, the AhlulBayt Islamic Mission has organised an Islamic seminar to mark the life and teachings of the Lady of Light, Sayyida Fatema Al-Zahra (A). The daughter of the Holy Prophet (S) stands as a towering and matchless personality, …

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Palestinian Unity and the New Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the Hamas-Fatah deal in Cairo was both swift and predictable. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both,” he said, in a televised speech shortly after the Palestinian political rivals …

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The Islamic Viewpoint of the World

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ “Oh believers! Do not Let your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any one acts this way, the loss is his own.”[1] وَأَنفِقُوا مِن مَّا رَزَقْنَاكُم …

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US Intervention in Syria

Despite genuine popular Middle East/North Africa uprisings, Washington’s dirty hands orchestrated regime change plans in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, and Syria as part of its “New Middle East” project. On November 18, 2006, Middle East analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s Global Research article headlined, “Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The …

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Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa

Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallels the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the …

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An Aged Student

Sikaki was a skilled artist and artisan. With great expertise and interest, he made such a nice and beautiful inkpot that it could be presented to the king. He expected that, appreciating his artistic skill, the king would encourage him as far as possible. So, with countless hopes and thousands …

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Qana: A Lesson Still Unlearned

With his now infamous Washington Post op-ed , Richard Goldstone has publicly swallowed the excuse that has become so trite that it could serve as a tag line for the Israeli military: ‘it was a regrettable mistake’. The Israeli public relations team has cultivated a rhetoric so distorted that it …

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