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The Origins and Early Development of Shia Islam

The division of the community of Islam into Sunni and Shi’i branches has commonly been explained in terms of purely political differences. Its origins have been attributed to basically political partisanship with regard to the leadership of the Umma, a partisanship which later exploded into conflict in the civil war …

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Casey Coffee with a Muslim event aims to promote tolerance

A CASEY-first event that aims to unite Muslims and non-Muslims is being held this month in a bid to ease tensions and help tackle Islamophobia. Muslim woman Inaz Janif, a Casey teacher, will hold a “coffee with a Muslim” event at the Hampton Park Uniting Church. She said Islamophobia was …

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Muslim woman’s hijab pulled off by a man in London

A Muslim woman’s hijab was pulled off allegedly by a man in a vicious assault in London, amid a spike in hate crime incidents following a series of terror attacks in the UK. Aniso Abdulqadir was waiting for a tube at Baker Street station on 16 July when she says …

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30,000 Muslims to gather in Hampshire countryside this weekend

More than 30,000 Muslims are gathering in Hampshire this weekend. They will gather near Alton to listen to keynote addresses from Caliph on July 28-30. The convention will see Muslims pledge peace and loyalty to Britain with the memory of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester still fresh …

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Grenfell Tower Vigil

On the 27th July there was a multi-faith vigil for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. After lighting of candles, Mrs Aliya Azam, representing the Al-Khoei Foundation made the opening remark  “United in sorrow and grief, we gather as one community. The fire that rages from the early hours …

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Priest condemns selfie-taking tourists disturbing worshippers

A senior priest at England’s most-visited parish church has condemned “disrespectful” tourists who enter simply to take selfies. Worshippers have found themselves surrounded by groups of visitors posing for photos just feet from where they are praying. Officials have now stepped in to try and prevent tourists encroaching on people’s sacred space …

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Shia Islam: Imam Ḥusayn /24

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥusayn The third Shīʿa Imam, Ḥusayn, was the second son of ʿAlī and Fāṭima. He was born in 626 AD. He was named in a ceremony similar to the one held for his elder brother Ḥasan in the presence of …

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