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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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  • SOAS Presentation by Shaykh Tajri

    SOAS Presentation by Shaykh Tajri

    In September 2018, Shaykh Muhammed Reza Tajri was invited to participate in a and present his research in a two-day conference, which took place at SOAS, University of London. The conference theme was based around a three nationwide research project, involving four British universities and funded

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  • The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School

    The Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School

    In August AMI student Sekou and AMI graduate Sister Farhana attended the Oxford Muslim-Christian Summer School, the aim of which is a residential week of shared study between Muslims and Christians, in which we explore our differences with integrity and respect. The programme is designed for men

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  • Birmingham Senior Citizens visit to Al-Mahdi Institute

    Birmingham Senior Citizens visit to Al-Mahdi Institute

    On Tuesday 7th August 2018, The Birmingham Senior Citizen group of the KSIMC of Birmingham visited Al-Mahdi Institute to know more about what the Institute does and have a relaxing day out. The visit began with a tour of the Institute which included a tour of the scenic gardens and the library.

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  • SSF: Designation or Nomination of Imam Ali

    SSF: Designation or Nomination of Imam Ali

    The Shia Scholars Forum held their 3rd meeting on the 28th of July on the Topic of 'Was Imam Ali designated or nominated' led by Dr. Sayed Mohammed Fatemi Ghari at Al-Mahdi Institute. Dr Fatemi investigated the following questions 1) What are the different theories on Imam Ali's Imama and

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  • AMI signs agreement with University of Birmingham for Masters in Islamic Studies

    AMI signs agreement with University of Birmingham for Masters in Islamic Studies

    After months of planning, meetings and paperwork; AMI signed an agreement with the University of Birmingham (UoB) to allow its students to obtain a Postgraduate MA in Islamic Studies in the final year of the Hawza programme. This means, students who successfully complete the first three years of

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  • AMI Graduation 2018 and 25th Year Jubilee

    AMI Graduation 2018 and 25th Year Jubilee

      On Saturday 7th July 2018, Al-Mahdi Institute held a Hawza Graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of graduates and the 25th Year Jubilee anniversary of the Institute. Having completed an intensive four years of study on the Four-year Hawza Programme, it was finally time to recognise

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  • The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād

    The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād

      Al-Mahdi Institute presents its 6th annual fiqhī workshop on “The Past, Present and Future of Shīʿī Ijtihād” on the 5th-6th July, 2018. This fiqhī workshop at the Al-Mahdi Institute sought to facilitate scholarship by directly addressing questions that analyse the developmental

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