What’s Happening

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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Following the Example of Shaykh al-Nimr

  First was the execution of Shaykh al-Nimr. Then, there was shock. Then anger. While much of the world was still hungover from holiday spirit, the Saudi regime took a man whose lean frame and piercing gaze symbolised the stoic determination of its oppressed Shi’a minority, and they butchered him …

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Statement: AIM condemns execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr by Saudi Regime

AIM has issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sheikh Al-Nimr and the Kingdom’s continued human rights violations.  يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ ارْجِعِي إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَّرْضِيَّةً فَادْخُلِي فِي عِبَادِي وَادْخُلِي جَنَّتِي O soul that is at complete rest! Return to your Lord, well-pleased (with him), well-pleasing (Him), So …

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Palestine: A Modern Day Karbala

We have heard it before, from one angle or another, why should Shia help the Palestinians? I don’t know. Why should any human help someone who has had their house stolen, their father killed, their brother tortured to death in prison, their sister humiliated and their mother punched and slapped …

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