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  • Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain presents on Interfaith in Modern Society and on Existence of Imam Mahdi (as)

    Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain presents on Interfaith in Modern Society and on Existence of Imam Mahdi (as)

    On Sunday 14th May, celebrating the life of Imam Mahdi (as) Shaykh Arif Abdulhussein gave a talk at the Mahfil Ali (SICM) on the topic 'Existence of Imam Mehdi (as)'. The event was well received with many community members attending the celebrations. He spoke about the logical possibility of his

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  • AMI Student Ahmer Shah delivers hawza modules virtually in Urdu

    AMI Student Ahmer Shah delivers hawza modules virtually in Urdu

    In January 2017, Al-Mahdi Institute provided virtual teaching support to Dairat al-Ma'arif, a hawza institution in Pakistan, aimed at empowering women and training them to become the torch-bearers of Islamic morals and principles in society. AMI's fourth-year hawza student; Ahmer Shah, delivered

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  • AMI's head librarian, Mohsen Najafi, attends the Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF)

    AMI's head librarian, Mohsen Najafi, attends the Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF)

    Between 3rd - 13th May AMI's head librarian, Mohsen Najafi, attended The Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) - which is held in Tehran on an annual basis. The book fair was well received with a large number of local and international people, including university students & scholars. The

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  • Research Seminar: "Human Potential in the Faith Epistle of Ikhwan al-Safa’''

    Research Seminar:

    On Thursday 18th May 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; "Human Potential in the Faith Epistle of Ikhwan al-Safa’" conducted by Dr Arzina R Lalani from The Institute of Ismaili Studies. The seminar was attended by AMI students, faculty and many interested

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  • Public Speaking Training with Maria Pattinson

    Public Speaking Training with Maria Pattinson

    Held over two sessions on the 24th April and 8th May 2017, year two hawza students received public speaking training sessions with Maria Pattinson, an award-winning professional theatre director and practitioner with international experience as a trainer and facilitator of communication in the

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  • AMI's Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani delivers lecture at the Centre for Islam and Medicine's 'Bioethics & Islam Masterclasses'

    AMI's Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani delivers lecture  at the Centre for Islam and Medicine's 'Bioethics & Islam Masterclasses'

    On 17th April 2017, AMI faculty member Dr Ali-Reza Bhojani gave a lecture on "Ijtihad in Shi'i Thought and the Scope for Ethical Reasoning in Response to Bio-ethical Challenges" at the Centre for Islam and Medicine's first masterclass.  The 2017-2018 Bioethics & Islam Masterclasses is an

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  • AMI's Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri participates in Roundtable Workshop at Edinburgh University

    AMI's Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri participates in Roundtable Workshop at Edinburgh University

    On the weekend of 6th -7th May 2017, AMI's Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri participated in a ‘roundtable workshop’, held at Edinburgh University, entitled: The Unthought in Islam: The Shi’a and Shi’ism in the Western Diaspora.  The event, chaired by Edinburgh University’s Professor Andrew

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  • AMI Student Kumail Shariff presents at ESITIS conference 2017 in Germany

    AMI Student Kumail Shariff presents at ESITIS conference 2017 in Germany

    Between 26th - 29th April 2017, AMI student Kumail Shariff presented at the The European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESITIS) conference 2017. The conference's focus was on the topic of "Religion & Politics in the Crisis of Engagement". The aim of the

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  • AMI Faculty Dr Wahid Amin participates in Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies seminar

    AMI Faculty Dr Wahid Amin participates in Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies seminar

    On Tuesday 21st March 2017, Dr. Wahid M. Amin, AMI faculty member and research fellow in Muslim Philosophical and Theological traditions, delivered a talk at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Birmingham. In his talk he explored medieval reactions to the theory

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  • Research Seminar: "Shifting discourse in the Muslim organ donation debate: reports of finding''

    Research Seminar:

    On Thursday 27th April 2017,  Al-Mahdi Institute held a Research seminar on the topic of; "Shifting discourse in the Muslim organ donation debate: reports of finding" conducted by Dr Mansur Ali, Cardiff University. The seminar was attended by AMI students, faculty and many interested members of

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