Welcome to Student Review…

Who Are We?

Welcome to Student Review, a landmark student publication for Ahmadi Muslim youth, seeking to present fresh perspectives on the contemporary secular and religious landscape. 

Remembrance of God – Pt. 2

The following is part 2 in a series on creating a relationship with God Almighty. Part 1 can be found here. Waathila (ra) narrates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said that Allah the Almighty says: “I treat my servant in accordance with his understanding and expectation

Remembrance of God – Pt. 1

“Therefore remember Me, and I will remember you; and be thankful to Me and do not be ungrateful to Me.” [2:153]  The Remembrance of God is perhaps the most important and fundamental reason for our entire existence. Here’s why. There is nothing that can bring true

Connections with the Divine

As a student, I often find myself sitting in a lecture, surrounded by hundreds of other students. All are eager, all relentless to attain the top marks, secure the best internship, and land the best job. The competition is fierce; everyone’s future uncertain. Our modern

The Web of a Believer – A Student’s Reflection on a Quranic Verse

The case of those who take helpers beside Allah is like unto the case of the spider, who makes for herself a house; and surely the frailest of all houses is the house of the spider, if they but knew! [29:42] This verse is from

A Word of Advice

Before he died, Imam Bashir Rafiq sahib, formerly the Imam of the London Mosque, wrote a message of guidance to his children. This message contains deep wisdom and pertinent advice, and thus has been republished with permission from his son on Student Review for the

Life Lessons from Refugees Pt.2 – Student Talk

The following is Part 2 of the transcript of a ‘Student Talk’ delivered by Damir Rafi at the AMSA Student Retreat 2016. For Part 1 click here. Whilst spending time with these asylum seekers and refugees, I noticed that despite their sufferings and hardships, the kindness that

Life Lessons From Refugees – Student Talk

The following is Part 1 of the transcript of a ‘Student Talk’ delivered by Damir Rafi at the AMSA Student Retreat 2016.  When I was younger I used to wish I could have a superpower. Perhaps the power to fly, or to teleport or to travel through

What Star Wars Taught me about the Real Dark Side

What do Voldemort, Emperor Palpatine, and Sauron have in common? Well ok, zero marks if you said they’re all villains. Ten marks if you said that Sauron and Voldemort have rather a lot in common (rings/horcruxes, Death Eaters/ Ringwraiths…). But there’s something else about these

Why Do We Dream?

In September 2015 AMSA UK held its very first ‘Student Retreat’- a weekend away for Ahmadi Muslim students at Jamia Ahmadiyya UK. This talk was part of the weekend’s ‘Student Talk’ session, where speakers gave personal and original messages about faith and spirituality. In this

Brexit: A Student Perspective

For many, the momentous referendum decision to leave the EU is still sinking in. Three weeks on, having had time to reflect, four Ahmadi Muslim students provide their views on the events of the past few months and their potential implications for the future.

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