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An Affront to Religion and Humanity: Statement on the London Attack

Devastating news started to emerge from London early last night with yet another terrorist attack on British soil. Seven individuals have been killed with many more injured, some critically, at the landmark London Bridge and the Borough Market as a result of the evil actions of barbaric suicidal murderers last night. This is simply evil […]

We Stand Together in the National Spirit: Statement on the Manchester Attack

The nation has woken up this morning to the terrible news of the attack in Manchester last night that has left 22 innocent people dead with many more injured, including young people and children. This sick and evil crime is strongly condemned. Thoughts, condolences and prayers are with the victims and their families. The Vice-Principal […]

Vice-Principal attends the Al-Azhar International Peace Conference in Cairo

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar hosts Pope of the Vatican for historic conference Al-Azhar University held its International Peace Conference on 27-28 April 2017, hosted by the Grand Imam, Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb Shaykh al-Azhar, with keynote attendance of Pope Francis from the Vatican in Rome. Representatives from numerous countries and faith communities also participated. In his […]

Shocked and saddened at death of Evha Jannath at Drayton Manor Theme Park

The tragic death of Evha Jannath, 11, from Leicester at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Tuesday 9 May 2017 has shocked and saddened everyone at Jamia Al-Karam. On the same day, students from Jamia Al-Karam were on recreational trips to Alton Towers and to Drayton Manor. Around 15 minutes prior to the tragic incident, the […]

Renowned Prof Dr Mujeeb Ahmad visits Jamia Al-Karam

On Wednesday 19 April 2017, the renowned historian of South Asia and author of numerous academic works, Dr Mujeeb Ahmad, visited Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada at Jamia Al-Karam. During the visit, he had the opportunity to tour the campus of Eaton Hall, see the projects of the institution and address the senior students, before […]

Religious Knowledge & Giving Zakat in the UK – Declaration by 313 Scholars

In a moment calling for attention from the community, three hundred and thirteen scholars, masha’ikh and Imams of the United Kingdom have issued a collective and formal declaration titled ‘The issue concerning religious knowledge and the giving of zakat in the United Kingdom’. The declaration provides a detailed analysis of the issue of zakat in […]

Westminster attack: Statement from the British Muslim Forum

Following the tragic events in London, the British Muslim Forum, which is chaired by the Principal of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, issued the following statement. Westminster attack: We stand united in condemnation and resilience The British Muslim Forum strongly condemns the terror attack that took place on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at […]

The Vice-Principal speaks at Retford’s Religious Tolerance Conference

On Saturday 11 March 2017, Retford’s second Annual Religious Tolerance Conference was held at The Well Conference Centre. It was attended by the Vice-Principal, Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari, as well as a group of senior students of Jamia Al-Karam. Speakers at the conference included Cllr Jim Anderson (Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council), Prof John Coffey (University […]

First Imam of the Norwegian Armed Forces – Major Najeeb Naz

Graduate of Jamia Al-Karam, Major Imam Najeeb Ur Rehman Naz, appointed as the first and only Field Imam to the Norwegian Armed Forces In an historic and landmark development, the Norwegian Armed Forces appointed its first ever Field Imam, whose role was formally inaugurated in a special ceremony held at Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway, […]

On the passing away of Hazrat Pir Muhammad Alauddin Siddiqui (ra)

Words of condolence from Jamia Al-Karam As the world comes to terms with the passing away of his eminence, Shaykh-ul-Alam Hazrat Pir Muhammad Alauddin Siddiqui (Allah have mercy on his soul), we share in this pain extending condolences to all, in particular his family. Verily we are for Allah, and to Him we are to […]