Category Archives: Blog

Jamia Al-Karam hosted an Open Day for Mosque & Madrasa Pupils.

On Wednesday 17 April 2019, Jamia Al-Karam hosted its first open day for mosque and madrasa pupils from across the country. The open day provided an opportunity for the attendees to visit the historic campus of Eaton Hall, see the work and activities of Jamia Al-Karam, learn about its history and objectives, and to meet […]

Islam Between Reality & Challenges” – WOAG UK Seminar.

Al-Azhar Alumni UK is the UK Branch of the World Organisation for Al-Azhar Graduates situated at Eaton Hall, in Retford, Nottinghamshire. In order to further the mission and vision of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, the UK Branch has started the process of a series of intellectual seminars under the auspice of the Grand Imam, Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb […]

New Academic Year 2018-19 Begins at Jamia Al-Karam

On Monday 3 September 2018, under the direction of the founder and principal of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, the new academic year 2018-19 began at Jamia Al-Karam, marking the beginning of the 34th consecutive year of education, training and nurturing of Jamia Al-Karam. An inaugural assembly took place in which Shaykh Pirzada […]

End of Year Graduates Ceremony held at Jamia Al-Karam

The end of year graduates ceremony was held at Jamia Al-Karam on Thursday 2 August 2018, featuring the awarding of certificates to the students who graduated this year, as well as meaningful discourses delivered by the Principal, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, and the Vice-Principal, Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari. Students graduating by completing the 3-year Foundation […]

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar at Lambeth Palace

On Wednesday evening, 18th July 2018, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, hosted a reception at Lambeth Palace with the Grand Imam, Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb Shaykh al-Azhar, to celebrate the first successful programme of ‘The Emerging Peacemakers’ Forum’. The Emerging Peacemakers’ Forum is jointly organised by Lambeth Palace, The Muslim Council of Elders, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif […]

The Qur’an Summer Camp – A 2-week residential programme

‘The Quran Summer Camp’ will be taking place from the 6th-17th August 2018 At Jamia Al-Karam, Eaton Hall, Retford, DN22 0PR Presented by Jamia Al-Karam, Al-Azhar Alumni UK & Darul Qurra, under the guidance and supervision of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. The 2-week residential programme of intensive study and training will be focussing primarily […]

23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide – Memorial week

This week is the Srebrenica Memorial Week marking the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in which the European Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered “unimaginable savagery” at the hands of General Ratko Mladic’s forces. More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were massacred in the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World […]

Annual Alumni Summit held at Jamia Al-Karam presided by Shaykh Pirzada

On Saturday 28 April 2018, Jamia Al-Karam hosted its annual alumni and graduates get-together event at its campus of Eaton Hall in Retford. Graduates since 1988 and Imams and young scholars from across the country, from Southampton to Dundee, and from Norway and overseas attended the event. It was indeed a blessing to see such […]

Shaykh Pirzada at Alumni Conference of DMG Bhera Sharif

Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada recently travelled to Pakistan to attend the two-day international alumni conference of Dar-ul-Uloom Muhammadia Ghausia in Bhera Sharif, Pakistan, that took place on 21st and 22nd April 2018. The conference saw the graduation of 480 scholars who completed their studies at the institution in 2017 and 2018, and hundreds of […]