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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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27th Anniversary of Shaheed Arif Al Hussaini

In the Honour and remembrance of the Great Leader of Unity, Martyr of Pakistan Shaheed Arif Hussain Al Hussaini (r.a.) The 27th Anniversary will be held at the Islamic Centre of England. Note. This programme is in relation to our important responsibilities in the eyes of The great Shaheed Arif …

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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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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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Muslims Are Britain’s Top Charity Givers

Muslims are among Britain’s most generous givers, topping a poll of religious groups that donate to charity, according to new research. Muslims who donated to charity last year gave an average of almost £371 each, with Jewish givers averaging just over £270 per person. (£1=247.826 NGN) Nearly one in ten …

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