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  • Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein presents at Imam Hasan Centre, Australia on 'Existence of God' and 'What makes Lady Fatima Zahra AS great?'

    Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein presents at Imam Hasan Centre, Australia on 'Existence of God' and 'What makes Lady Fatima Zahra AS great?'

    Celebrating the Birthday of Lady Fatima Zahra A.S, Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein was invited to present at the Imam Hasan Centre in Sydney, Australia over two days (18th - 19th March). The first program began with a workshop led by Shaykh Arif on the topic 'Existence of God, Intervention and Suffering',

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  • Research Seminar: “Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion”

    Research Seminar: “Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion”

    On Thursday 16th March 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; "Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion" conducted by Dr Jafar Morvarid of Ferdowsi University, Mashhad. The seminar was attended by AMI students, faculty and

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  • 'Why can't I be a Su-shi' film screening in collaboration with Birmingham ABSoc

    'Why can't I be a Su-shi' film screening in collaboration with Birmingham ABSoc

    On Wednesday 22nd February, AMI and Birmingham ABSoc collaborated in a film screening of the documentary 'Why Cant I be a Su-Shi' held at Birmingham University. This was followed by an exclusive panel discussion with Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein and the producers of the documentary - notably

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  • AMI partcipates in Visit my Mosque Day initiative

    AMI partcipates in Visit my Mosque Day initiative

    On Sunday 5th February, AMI participated in the nationwide initiative to open up Islamic centres for people of all faiths and none. Al-Mahdi Institute took part for the first time in the “Visit My Mosque” initiative by the Muslim Council of Britain with its “Tea & Tour” event. People

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  • AMI graduate Mahdiyah Abdulhussain awarded studentship at CIWAS - Royal Holloway, University of London

    AMI graduate Mahdiyah Abdulhussain awarded studentship at CIWAS - Royal Holloway, University of London

    Congratulations to AMI graduate Mahdiyah Abdulhussain who was awarded a one year studentship by The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at Royal Holloway, Universtiy of London. During this studentship she will be pursuing further research on 'Organ Donation in Shiite Jurisprudence'

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  • Research Seminar: "Lost in Translation: Taqlid and Marja’iyya in Shiite Islam''

    Research Seminar:

    On Thursday 19th January 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; "Lost in Translation: Taqlid and Marja’iyya in Shiite Islam" conducted by Dr Mohammadreza Kalantari of Royal Holloway, University of London. The seminar was attended by AMI students, faculty and many

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  • ''Ijtihad and Taqlid in the Contemporary World'' Symposium at AMI

    ''Ijtihad and Taqlid in the Contemporary World'' Symposium at AMI

    AMI hosted a symposium on "Ijtihad and Taqlid in the Contemporary World" on 26th - 27th January. The symposium sought collaborative responses to practical contemporary questions surrounding the topic. Invited participants presented on pre-selected themes with a view to outline, test and challenge

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  • AMI Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla hosts volunteer training session for Christian ministers at AMI

    AMI Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla hosts volunteer training session for Christian ministers at AMI

    On Sunday 22nd January AMI hosted a group of Christian ministers in training whom were preparing for the 'Journey with Us' volunteering programme to live and work overseas for up to 12 months aiding outreach work in the respective communities. Faculty member Shaykh Mahmood Dhalla was invited to

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  • AMI's Dr Wahid Amin participates in the Second Finnish Medieval Philosophy Workshop

    AMI's Dr Wahid Amin participates in the Second Finnish Medieval Philosophy Workshop

    On 26 November 2016 AMI faculty member and lecturer in Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Dr. Wahid M. Amin, participated in the Second Finnish Medieval Philosophy Workshop on the theme of Rationality in Perception at the University of Helsinki, Finland. This one-day workshop included papers on a

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  • AMI's Dr Wahid Amin presents at International Symposium at Medenivet University (Istanbul)

    AMI's Dr Wahid Amin presents at International Symposium at Medenivet University (Istanbul)

    Dr. Wahid M. Amin, Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Al-Mahdi Institute, recently presented a paper at the Medeniyet University in Istanbul during a three-day international symposium (18-20 November 2016) dedicated to the 17th-century Ottoman scholar Ṭāshküprīzādah. Although western

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