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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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AIM held Fatimiyya Majalis at Imam Hussain Mosque

The Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM) in association with the Lebanese Youth Foundation (LYF) and the Islamic Centre of England (ICE) organised Fatimiyya Majalis commemorating the martyrdom of the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (saw), Fatima Al-Zahra (as). The program was held for 5 night at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Kilburn and …

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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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AIM holds 40th Day Memorial for Shaheed Nimr

AIM held a special memorial commemorating 40 days since the martyrdom of Sheikh Nimr on Saturday 13th February 2016 at the Islamic Centre of England. Attended by hundreds of people and with speeches by scholars, community leaders and activisits; this event highlighted the communities condemnation of the Saudi Arabia for murdering …

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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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Sheikh Nimr, the Free Man

The first time I saw him speaking was on a video posted on Youtube in early 2012. Defiant in his words, firm in his stance. A man in Saudi Arabia, an Islamic scholar, was speaking up against the corruption of the monarchy and government knowing full well he was putting …

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