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Solidarity and Spirituality in Imam Hussain’s (a) Movement

Speech by: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali


Saturday 29th Jan 2011 at 2:00 pm

Shiraz Mirza Trust Manor Park Hall,

Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AU

The Event:

This event focuses on the message of ISLAM according to the SHIA belief, promoting interfaith diversity, knowledge sharing & Islam Awareness. Ashoora is the 10th day of the 1st Islamic Month when Prophet Muhammad’s (s) Grandson Imam Hussain (a) along with his family and friends, gave their lives to protect ISLAM.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali, is a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum and has also both BA and MA in western Philosophy from the University of Tehran.  He has earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Manchester.  He is currently a Minister of Religion. His publications include Self-Knowledge (Tehran, 1996), Ethical Relativism: An Analysis of the Foundation of Morality (London, 2001), Shi’a Islam: Origins, Faith and Practices (London, 2003), Discovering Shi’a Islam (Sixth edition: London, 2006) and Principals of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Methodology of Fiqh (Qum, 2006).  He is also co-editor of Catholic-Shi`a Engagement: Reason and Faith in Theory and Practice (2006) & Catholic-Shi`a Dialogue: Ethics in Today`s Society (2008).  Dr. Shomali is Editor-in-Chief of Message of Thaqalayn, a quarterly journal of Islamic Studies, published by the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly.



2:00 pm                Refreshments and Registration

2:15 pm                Recitation from the Holy Quran

2:20 pm                Narration from the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

2:30 pm                Recitation of Poetry

2:45 pm                About Gate of Knowledge Foundation

2:50 pm                Speech by Dr. Shomali (10 min Q&A at end)

4:00 pm                Recitation of Mourning Poetry

4:15 pm                Event Close


Organised By:

Gate of Knowledge Foundation