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The Problem of Cursing

December 24, 2014

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Scrolling through my Facebook feed I stumble upon a status showing a prominent Shia scholar condemning the cursing of Islamic figures and companions. No doubt this is something that resonates with logic, with over 20 comments I decided to delve into the discussion. In the last 10 years the topic of cursing has seen itself […]

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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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An outlook on smoking & the community

November 7, 2012

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Smoking is a habit that one finds is rife within the Arab culture in my last visit to Iraq I found it very difficult dealing with smokers, not only was it 50 degrees but it was found to be the norm to smoke inside a vehicle. Many of my peers unfortunately are bound by this habit […]

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A brief analysis of social media platforms

October 14, 2012

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Its 8am and I am on my way to work let me take out my iPhone and tweet away, oh wait what shall I say today? Shall I greet all my followers, shall I post a famous yet powerful saying or complain about the delay on the jubilee line. Social Media today plays a massive […]

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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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10 timeless laws of Iraqi Muharram Majalis

January 29, 2012

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Disclaimer: This post is not intended to disrespect the majalis in any way or form, the Majalis are an important feature of Shia faith as they keep the flame of Imam Hussain (as) alive year in year out. They serve as a means of reminding us of truth from falsehood. This post is a light […]

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Iraq – A Photo speaks a thousand words

January 23, 2012

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The saying is such a cliché but so often holds true none more so than this morning whilst enjoying breakfast with Al Fayha in the background. I’ve seen this sight so often but this was too much so ridiculous that I thought I had to take a picture. The photo below is of a news […]

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The Struggle for Marriage: Analysing the methods

January 3, 2012

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The passing of Yousef Zayni has instilled in us all a deep sense of shock and perhaps will not become real  until we realise and experience the reality that we will no longer see the beautiful face of Yousef. His passing away has sent shockwaves throughout the community and left many in tears, social media […]

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