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issue 53 vol. 6 November 2017

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published by the London based Islamic Centre of England. It focuses on the activities of the communities affiliated to the Centre, reflecting a culture of openness and respect towards other religious communities both Islamic and non. The magazine is available in paper and digital format.

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“Unity ofGod – Unity in God”

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Hawza Ilmiyya ofLondon begins its fourth academic year

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Art

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Insight into Imam Husayn’s(a)struggle

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Water & Roses for Imam Husayn(a)

Editorial team Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour Amir De Martino Anousheh Mireskandari

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Contents

Monastics and Muslims in Dialogue Nairobi, Kenya, September 2-7, 2017

Hawza Opening Ceremony Saturday 9th September by Fatima Muhammad In Review: Stories, Journeys and Belonging Sharing Our Stories Belonging Black and Muslim in Britain The Islamic Garden, Stockwood Discovery Centre by Moriam Grillo by Abbas Di Palma

report by Fatima Muhammad

why's and what's ofdeath 14 The by Batool Haydar

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A hundred years after the Balfour Declaration

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Dialogue between faith and science

by Revd Frank Julian Gelli

Science and Religion Conference - The Cambridge Muslim College by Revd Frank Julian Gelli

man with golden arm 20 The by Laleh Lohrasbi Vikings and the Muslims 22 The Travel Guide to Muslim Europe by Tharik Hussain

Muhammad(s) and his love for children 24 Prophet Children Corner by Ghazaleh Kamrani

26 What & Where Listing ofEvents

Islam Today issue 53 November 2017  

A monthly magazine on faith, belief, community, interfaith, health and more...