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  • Muslim Student Council annual conference ‘RISE UP’

    Muslim Student Council annual conference ‘RISE UP’

    1st December 2018 Students from AMI represented the Institute at this year’s Muslim Student Council conference, awards ceremony and annual general meeting held at University College London. This year's conference was titled ‘RISE UP’ and centred on the theme of establishing global justice

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  • Menstruation Laws in Islamic Texts

    Menstruation Laws in Islamic Texts

    University of Exeter 26th-27th November 2018 Menstruation laws in Islamic texts is, perhaps understandably, an overlooked topic of discussion, but nonetheless important. AMI teacher Nazmina Dhanji was invited to participate in a two-day workshop on the topic organised by Professor Robert Gleave

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  • Organ Donation and Islam

    Organ Donation and Islam

    University of Leeds 4th November 2018 Three people needlessly lose their lives daily waiting for an organ transplantation. As ethnic and religious minorities in the UK are statistically least likely to become donors, University of Leeds ABsoc held an event entitled Organ Donation and Islam to

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  • Research Seminar: Being Shia in Europe? Identity and Belonging in the Modern Age

    Research Seminar: Being Shia in Europe? Identity and Belonging in the Modern Age

    As a minority within a minority, there is a noticeable gap in research pertaining to the experience of Shia Muslims in the UK and Europe in the current climate of increasing Islamophobia post 9/11 and sectarian tensions.  Dr Emanuelle Degli Esposti presented her PhD and post-doctoral work on

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  • Civic Mass

    Civic Mass

    On Sunday 2th November 2018 Sh. Mahmood Dhalla attended Civic Mass at Metropolitan Cathedral & Basilica of St. Chad representing Al-Mahdi Institute. It is an important event in the calendar of the Cathedral as joined in by representatives of the Lord Mayor, the judiciary, service chiefs,

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  • Understanding Islam and Christianity workshop

    Understanding Islam and Christianity workshop

    The Understanding Islam and Christianity workshop brought together members of the local community to gain an appreciation of the two religious' traditions in the spirit of unity and harmonious co-existence. The study day was led by Dr Chris Hewer who comes from a background in Christian theology,

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  • BMS Scriptural Reasoning

    BMS Scriptural Reasoning

    22nd November saw 30 Baptist theological students from BMS world mission come to Al-Mahdi Institute for scriptural reasoning and lunch. BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 30 countries on four continents. The scriptural reasoning session involved texts from

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  • The Muslim Perception of Jews and Christians | Inter-Religious Symposia

    The Muslim Perception of Jews and Christians | Inter-Religious Symposia

    The Inter-Religious Symposia (IRS), which hopes to increase the understanding of other religious traditions, held its first meeting on the 5th of November 2018 to discuss how Muslims view Jews and Christians. It was attended by Rabbi Mark Solomon of the Edinburgh and Leicester Liberal Jewish

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  • Arbaeen lecture series by Shaykh Arif

    Arbaeen lecture series by Shaykh Arif

    Discovering God Through Ourselves (Arbaeen Lecture Series: 18th-22nd October 2018) ‘The One we are searching for beyond ourselves wishes to awaken within us.’ Shaykh Arif Abdul-Hussain focused his arbaeen lecture series on how we can find God through ourselves by ridding ourselves of the

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  • Research Seminar: Karbala in London: Genealogy and Continuity of Contested Expressions of Muharrum Rituals among British South Asian Twelver Shia Muslims | Dr Sufyan Dogra

    Research Seminar: Karbala in London: Genealogy and Continuity of Contested Expressions of Muharrum Rituals among British South Asian Twelver Shia Muslims | Dr Sufyan Dogra

    Disputes regarding the true Shia way of commemorating Ashura and the acceptability of self-flagellation has led to a messy legal battle for the members of one South Asian Shia mosque in South London. Dr Sufyan Dogra’s ethnographic research on the lived experience of Shia Muslims residing in

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