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Graduation of 25 Alims and Alimahs on Annual Urs Conference

The 18th Annual Urs Conference commemorating the life, legacy and achievements of the erudite Sufi scholar, Zia-ul-Ummat Justice Pir Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari (1918-1998), was held at Jamia Al-Karam in Retford on Sunday 17th July 2016. Hundreds of Imams, scholars and guests from around the UK and abroad attended the gathering with keynote speaker being […]

Vice-Principal attends the Tijaniyya Annual Conference In Luton

The Vice-Principal, Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari, yesterday evening (Saturday 23 July 2016) attended and spoke at the Tijaniyya Annual Conference held at the Crescent Hall in Luton. The event was presided by Shaykh Ahmad Tijani Ali Cisse who is counted as the 13th most influential Muslim in the world, a scholar of Al-Azhar and head of […]

Jamia Al-Karam hosts its Alumni Eid Dinner at Eaton Hall

On Sunday 10 July, Jamia Al-Karam welcomed its graduates and former students of the Faculty of Dars Nizami for a special Eid dinner with the founder and principal, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. Graduates representing various generations of students and year groups from 1985 to 2015 gathered together for a session of gratitude and reflection, […]

Memorial Day – Remembering Srebrenica twenty-one years on

Today is the Srebrenica Memorial Day marking the Bosnian 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 War. We call on all […]

Jamia Al-Karam graduates and former students serving a community near you

Jamia Al-Karam has educated, inspired, nurtured and trained hundreds of young Muslims, British Imams as well as male and female Islamic scholars. Today these graduates and those who studied at Jamia Al-Karam during the past thirty years have entered various professions and serve their communities in numerous ways. Some names of graduates and former students […]

Ramadan Sponsor A Scholar Appeal is launched to raise much needed funds

LIVE TELETHON – MONDAY 20 JUNE 2016 – 9.30 PM – ISLAM CHANNEL URDU (SKY 851) Donate today :  Online: www.justgiving.com/SponsorAScholar | Call us: 01777 706441 It has been more than three decades since the establishment of Jamia Al-Karam with its humble beginnings in 1985; that is thirty-one years of its longstanding and dedicated services to […]

Shaykh Pirzada hosts Friends of Al-Karam Dinner at Jamia Al-Karam

On Sunday 29 May 2016, Jamia Al-Karam held an intimate Friends of Al-Karam dinner which was attended by supporters and well-wishers of the institution who have continued to help it progress over the past three decades. The occasion saw elders and members of the younger generations all gather for a day of reflection, lunch and […]

Maulana Bostan al-Qadiri – Influential British Muslim elder passes away

Having served the religion of Islam and the British Muslim community since 1962, the dedicated and influential scholar and elder of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama‘ah community in the United Kingdom, Maulana Muhammad Bostan al-Qadiri (ra), has today passed away. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (Indeed we are for Allah and to Him we return). […]

Muslim View interviews Shaykh Pirzada on 30 years of Jamia Al-Karam

The year 2015 marked thirty years of Jamia Al-Karam, which was founded in 1985 by Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. Initially set up as a small educational endeavour in Milton Keynes, the institution moved to its present location at Eaton Hall in Retford in 1995. Today Jamia Al-Karam plays an important role in nurturing, educating […]

‘The Peril of Insanity’ – The Vice-Principal’s statement on recent tragic events

THE PERIL OF INSANITY – WE ARE ONE FAMILY! Once again we find ourselves struggling to cope with our heartfelt pain, grief and deep sorrow at the unfolding terror and indiscriminate violence committed in numerous parts of the world. How quickly we forget that we are one human family. We have become so distanced from […]