Tag Archives: shia

The Problem of Cursing

December 24, 2014


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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An Analysis of the event of Saqifa

April 8, 2012


Title: An Analysis of the event of Saqifa Location: Muhammadi Trust Lecturer: Sayed Hossein Al Qazwini Date: Friday 6th April 2012 [Shakir 3:144] And Muhammad is no more than a messenger; the messengers have already passed away before him; if then he dies or is killed will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels, […]

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Peace be on the Flower

April 4, 2012


A flower whose sweet scent erased The pearl that no other could match from every river of all lands The petals ripened against times will This gift from no other given to them In the mind rooted the desire whilst the core spoke of truth and piety But men seek the tracks of above The […]

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A Canvas for Hatred – My experience with extremism

February 21, 2012


During the battle of Siffin Amir al-mu’minin heard some of his men abusing the Syrians, then he said: “I dislike you starting to abuse them, but if you describe their deeds and recount their situations that would be a better mode of speaking and a more convincing way of arguing. Instead of abusing them you […]

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Analyising the era of the Islamic “channels”

January 18, 2012


The last 3 years or so have provided the surge of the “channels” as I like to refer to them, at one moment in time there were three channels running together side by side on the sky platform. One channel solely in English and the other two having a mix of Urdu and English. Since […]

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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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