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Woolwich: A developing Muslim Mind and the path to extremism

May 25, 2013


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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Analysing the various approaches to Hijab

April 28, 2012


Title: Analysing the various approaches to Hijab Location: Dar Al Islam Lecturer: Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli Date: Friday 27th April 2012 يَا بَنِي آدَمَ قَدْ أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَارِي سَوْآتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا ۖ وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ O children of Adam! We have indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shame, and (clothing) […]

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The Lantern of the Iraqi Community

May 15, 2011


It was 2003 that I remember walking into Brondesbury park hotel sitting down and seeing a lecturer on the pulpit about to deliver his speech, he was shrouded in the traditional clothing wearing his black turban to signify that he was from the bloodline of the Ahulbayt. In my mind I was elsewhere thinking about […]

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The Taboo of Tatbeer

May 11, 2011


A word filled with so much emotion and contention that each year it is discussed and each year individuals come forward with their varying opinions. Quite simply Tatbeer is the act whereby the individual sheds blood in remembrance of the tragic events of Karbala. The individual seeks to attain higher spiritual levels by putting oneself […]

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