The Fifth International Conference on Shi’i Studies

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ICAS PRESS LATEST PUBLICATION – Arabic Morphology An Introduction

Arabic Morphology An Introduction

Classical Arabic is the liturgical language used by an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims. As the language of the Qur’an and Hadith, Classical Arabic has served as the lingua franca of Islamic learning throughout the centuries. It is through mastering this language that one gains access to the primary Islamic texts and other treasures of Islamic heritage and civilisation.

Arabic Morphology: An Introduction is a translation of Sarf-i Muqaddamati, a Persian work that has been popular with both seminary and university students for decades. The book is often studied as a precursor to its unabridged version, Sarf-i Sadih, the translation of which ICAS Press has published under the title Arabic Morphology Made Simple. With its clear style, helpful exercises, and bilingual glossary of technical terms, this textbook provides students with an excellent start to their learning of Arabic.

About the author

Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i (b. 1948) received his education at the Muntaziriyyah (Haqqani) Islamic School in Qum. A prominent student of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Bihishti (d. 1981) and Ayatollah ‘Ali Quddusi (d. 1981), he succeeded them as the principal of Muntaziriyyah and later followed in their footsteps as the principal of the Shahidayn Islamic School. He has also served as the principal of Jami‘at al-Zahra’, an Islamic seminary and university for women in Qum.


Author: Sayyid Muhammad Rida Tabataba’i

Cover: Paperback

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Event at Islamic College

This event will take place at the Islamic College on 19th March 2019

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The God Debate – Part 2: Science, Religion and Philosophy

At the heart of our existence burns a question: ‘Why am I here?’ It is a question each of us must answer if we are to puzzle out our place in the Cosmos. But then why is the Cosmos here, or anything for that matter? Why is there something rather than nothing? Theists say that God is the best explanation of our existence, but is this just a comforting thought or can this claim be supported with evidence? Is there any proof that God exists?

This course aims to familiarize students with the main arguments for God’s existence, their relative strengths and weaknesses, and possible atheist counter-arguments to them. It will look at the contributions made by leading proponents of both theism and atheism and take into account the latest relevant scientific theories.

CALL FOR PAPERS – The Fifth Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies

The Fifth International Conference on Shi’i Studies 2018

Date: 27th – 28th April 2019
Location: The Islamic College, London, UK

The Islamic College invites abstracts to be submitted for its fifth conference specialising in the flourishing field of Shi‘i studies. This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to share their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies.

More information about the topics and abstract submission details can be found on the main conference page.

Video Highlights from The Third International Conference on Shi’i Studies

Milad al-Nabi Event

Milad al-Nabi Event at the Islamic College

The Islamic College cordially invites you to join us for our annual Milad-un-Nabi celebration to mark the birth anniversary of Muhammad (s).  This joyous occasion cherished by Muslims worldwide provides us with the opportunity to stop and reflect on the life and legacy of our blessed Prophet as a revered symbol of Islamic piety and devotion, and bask in the light of his graceful personality. This noble, fully realized human being, a teacher of mankind and a mercy to the whole world is an integral focus point of devotion, admiration and love but also a source of solace, inspiration and fountainhead of unity for the Muslims all over the world.

Every year the Islamic College selects a thematic focus for the celebration, be it one of the Prophets noble character traits, his unique place in the hearts of Muslims, exemplary life he led or the astonishing legacy he left us with. This year we have decided to focus on the concept of freedom and liberation of human kind this extraordinary human being brought about and left behind as one of his most enduring intellectual and spiritual legacies.

Students were invited to contemplate on the following verse of the Holy Qur’an “(Prophet)removes from them their burdens and the shackles that were upon them” (Al-Araf 157) and contextualise it in light of their own introspection on the subject. Islam is a religion of beauty that finds the highest expression of its inner realities in the arts and for that very reason our students were asked to express their contemplation in this format and touch the heart of others using the creative medium of their choice.

We hope that you will grant us the pleasure of your company and give us the opportunity to showcase some of their creative works during the evening replete with reflective scholarly sessions, Qur’anic recitations, Nasheeds and student-led contributions as we celebrate the life of Allah’s Beloved – Muhammad His Servant, His Prophet and His Messenger.

The event will be held at The Islamic College, 133 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SW on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6 pm

Pre Hawza Luton

Allhamdolilah great news for Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and surrounding communities.

The Islamic college Hawza section is starting a Pre-Hawza program in Luton from January 2019.

Traditional Hawza texts will be taught by esteemed Ulema. Limited places available,

Semester 1:
13th Jan 2019 to 28th April 2019
Semester 2:
18th Aug 2019 to 22th Dec 2019

Time: 3:00 pm to 6 pm (Every Sunday)
Fee: £110/year (2 Semesters)
Venue: The Stockwood Park Academy Rotheram Avenue Luton LU1 5PP

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis so register early to avoid disappointment.

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