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That Word..

December 8, 2013

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Others have spoken or written about this word, it seems to be one that brings about emotion and a demeanour of defence. As if one is entering a battlefield where the soldiers are ones own brother and sister and the war booty is that of moral superiority. Too often there are topics of interest or […]

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Woolwich: A developing Muslim Mind and the path to extremism

May 25, 2013

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I remember a scene often. I was 17, and about to enter a debate, ready to win, carrying a pile of books under my arm (many of which I had not read). Its a scene I continue to look back on when considering my own development into researching the religion I follow. At 17 the […]

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The 6 layers of communication stakeholders in a Relationship

March 19, 2013

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Communication is a concept that is key to any relationship this blog aims to shed light on the various stakeholders and examine briefly how each stakeholder may be involved.  The approach I have taken is to think of each stakeholder as a layer starting with the inner most layer and finishing with the final layer, using […]

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The Flower and the Bee

December 15, 2012

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The flower loved by the Bee its petals no longer dancing with colour I bring my body close to see so my eyes speak to my senses for they refuse to register the sight and this smell new to me opens up my thoughts this is not the flower in my painting? so how can […]

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Love and Relationships – The affect of ‘Hollywood Love’

October 7, 2012

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This blog is a transcript of Brother Hassanain Rajabalis lecture that was posted on the YouTube link here which discusses the development of a typical individual who faces the pressures of the ‘Hollywood’ perception of love and the potential effect it could have on his life.  —- Imagine you meet a girl and say ‘Hi’ and […]

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A visit to Samara and Sayed Arifs story

August 12, 2012

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SO we departed for the city of Samara where the tenth and eleventh Imams are buried, the journey is roughly a four hour drive from the city of Karbala. Samara is a predominately Sunni city roughly 60 miles north of Baghdad, it is perhaps most known for the terrorist attacks that took place there back in […]

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The Benefits of taking a sandwich year (Gap Year)

August 5, 2012

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In a time where youth unemployment in the UK is at an all time high it is paramount that one equips themselves with the best ammunition in order to raise  themselves above the rest when it comes to job hunting.  There are many great ways in ensuring you have done your best  and the taking […]

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Ramadhan Arrives

July 19, 2012

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You have arrived as a measure of peace to calm my restless soul that even now desires the ill its roots are planted in my mind and like weed hard to part in my thoughts it continues to grind I see my heart turning dark and no longer do I need to peek as these […]

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A story of determination – Exams and illness

June 17, 2012

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It was bang in the middle of the exam period and I had been revising non stop, each person has their tactics and as for mine I would normally revise in the University library between the hours of 8am to 6:30pm. I remember the morning struggle for the same seat in the corner of the […]

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The characteristics of helping out in the community

April 23, 2012

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So you want to give back to your community, you want to help others and improve yourself at the same time. You feel that by helping out you are fulfilling your duties and gaining  sense of self-gratification. Helping out in the community comes in various forms from those who organise trips and activities to those that […]

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