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  • AMI hosts Progressive Christian Network (PCN) for discussion and tour

    AMI hosts Progressive Christian Network (PCN) for discussion and tour

    On Monday 13th November members of the Progressive Christian Network (PCN) were welcomed by Al Mahdi Institute students and staff for a lunch and discussions. The PCN is a network which works to promote and support open and contemporary Christian understandings. Members come from all denomination

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  • AMI hosts arbaeen lecture series on 'God through the eyes of Hussain' by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein

    AMI hosts arbaeen lecture series on 'God through the eyes of Hussain'  by Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein

    From 1st to 5th November 2017, Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein spoke about ‘God through the eyes of Hussain’ as part of an Arbaeen lecture series at the Al-Mahdi Institute. They were well received with maximum attendance of 300 guests, students and online participates attending the respective

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  • Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadhlallah, son of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadhlallah, visits Al-Mahdi Institute

    Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadhlallah, son of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadhlallah, visits Al-Mahdi Institute

    Currently on a visiting research fellowship at Al-Mahdi Institute; Dr Sayyed Jaafar Fadhlallah, son of late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadhlallah, has been actively involved in AMI's events and activities whilst also teaching on the Four-year Hawza programme. During his stay, Sayyid

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  • SSF: Karbala in the midst of History and Narrative: Typology of Genres of Maqatil

    SSF: Karbala in the midst of History and Narrative: Typology of Genres of Maqatil

    On Saturday 14th October 2017, the Shia Scholars Forum held a roundtable discussion on the topic 'Karbala in the midst of History and Narrative: Typology of Genres of Maqatil' at Al-Mahdi Institute. On the premise of distinguishing between history and narrative of the event of Karbala, Shaykh

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  • Research Seminar: "Gender Violence and Qur’ān 4:34: An Interpretive Analysis between Tradition and Modernity''

    Research Seminar:

    On Thursday 19th October 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; “Gender Violence and Qur’ān 4:34: An Interpretive Analysis between Tradition and Modernity” conducted by Shaykh Mahmoud Ali Gomaa Afifi from Lancaster University. The seminar was attended by AMI

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  • AMI Student Anderson Al-Wazni published in The Muslim Vibe on 'Islam and climate change'

    AMI Student Anderson Al-Wazni published in The Muslim Vibe on 'Islam and climate change'

    Part time AMI student, Anderson Al-Wazni published an article in The Muslim Vibe entitled ‘Islam and climate change: why we need an Islamic response now!’. The article examines global warming issues alongside climate change policies in the US and the principle need for an Islamic response. The

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  • AMI Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla presesnts at NHS 'End of Life Matters' event

    AMI Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla presesnts at NHS 'End of Life Matters' event

    On Thursday 7th November, Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla was invited to present at an NHS event on 'End of Life Matters'. The event comprised of presentations from local professionals (law firm, funeral undertakers), medical team, and faith representatives which included Christian, Sikh and Quaker. There

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  • AMI Student Anderson Al-Wazni published on Oxford University Press blog on 'Pushed to extremes: the human cost of climate change'

    AMI Student Anderson Al-Wazni published on Oxford University Press blog on 'Pushed to extremes: the human cost of climate change'

    Part time AMI student, Anderson Al-Wazni published a blog post entitled ‘Pushed to extremes: the human cost of climate change’ in Oxford University Press Blog. The blog post examines the recent US elections and the impact of climate change policies on undocumented immigrants, Muslims,

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  • Dr Sarfraz Jeraj delivers a seminar on Mental Health Awareness for AMI students and faculty

    Dr Sarfraz Jeraj delivers a seminar on Mental Health Awareness for AMI students and faculty

    On Thursday 5th October 2017, Dr Sarfraz Jeraj delivered a seminar on an 'Introduction to Mental Health - What to look out for and what to do' for the benefit of AMI students and faculty. The seminar aimed to raise awareness of the issues surrounding Mental health and covered the following

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  • AMI Student Glen Moran presents paper at three international conferences on the topic 'Science in Religion'

    AMI Student Glen Moran presents paper at three international conferences on the topic 'Science in Religion'

    In July 2017, AMI student Glen Moran presented research papers at three conferences on the topic of 'Science in Religion'. He was invited to present his paper entitled ''Apes, Sheikhs and Darwin. The evolving construction of evolution amongst British Muslims'' (click title for abstract) at the

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