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New discovery on Vikings use of the word ‘Allah’ on their funeral clothes.

Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

Source – BBC News  – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41567391

One of the excavated fragments made from fine silk and silver thread discovered at the two Swedish sites, Birka and Gamla Uppsala.
Image caption: One of the excavated fragments made from fine silk and silver thread discovered at the two Swedish sites, Birka and Gamla Uppsala

Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.

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Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat

02.Jan.2018 to 07.Jan.2018

Course Registration Fee is £50. Food will be provided.

The course Islamic Studies with Spiritual Retreat, introduces students to the academic study of Islam via an exploration of major topics in Islamic Studies such as:
Islamic ThoughtReading Quran and Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Lifestyle in the WestIslamic Moral Values and Islamic History.
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Nahj al-Balaghah Studies

A Commentary on Selected Sermons of Nahj Al-Balaghah – Part 2

The Nahj al Balaghah (Peak of Eloquence) is the most famous collection of sermons, letters, commentaries and narrations attributed to Ali ibn Abi Taleb(a), the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad(s). Compiled in the 10th century CE by Sharif Razi, the book represents a rich body of Islamic knowledge. Students taking this course will be introduced to the eloquent thinking and knowledge of one of the great personality of Islam. The course, open to all, will focus on selected topics from the collection over a period of 10 weeks.
This course is designed for students of all religions who are keen to learn about the primary sources of Islam. The well-renowned scholars Dr Isa Jahangir, Sheikh Mirza Abbas, Prof Syed Milani, Dr Sheikh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour and Maulana Maqbool Hussain Alvi will deliver the lectures on selected sermons of Nahj Al- Balaghah, covering various topics such as monotheism, the hereafter, morality, wisdom, intellect, the Qur’an.

Registration is mandatory but no fee is required
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Classical Arabic Evening Course

Starting From 17.10.2017

12 Weeks – 4 days in a week – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


The Islamic College has organized a 12 weeks Classical Arabic Course for those who want to learn the language of the Islamic revelation. Classical Arabic refers to both the language of the Qur’an and of the various works produced during the early Islamic period.
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Persian Language Short Course

Starting Date: 11th October 2017

Wednesday: Beginners Friday: Elementary Saturday: Advanced

The Islamic College has organized a 12 weeks Persian Language Course for those who want to learn modern Farsi. The Course has three different Levels (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced).
This course offers an excellent opportunity to master a very important language which provides an entry into a rich and diverse culture. Since Persian has not changed significantly in over a millennium, the basic grammar for the classical and modern forms of the language is virtually the same and is relatively easy to learn.

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