Mawlid al-Nabi 2015 – His Character was the Qur’an View

Our greatest source for the blessed life and noble virtues of the Chosen One, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, is undoubtedly the Qur’an. The more we increase in our Qur’anic understanding the more we draw nearer to realising our potential to know, love and obey our Dear Master.

There could be no greater way to celebrate the blessed arrival of the Prophet of mercy than studying and living the words of Allah.

We are privileged to be granted the opportunity to host one of the worlds greatest recitors, Qari Yasser Abdul Basit Abdus Samad from Egypt, son to a pious man of great achievements and international recognition in the world of Qur’anic recitation. May Allah grant eternal peace to his father and a blessed residence near to the Prophetic abode in al-Firdaus. Ameen

Join us on Sunday 11th January 2015 at the Ya Sin Institute, 2 Russell Street. The short gathering is open to brothers and sisters and will start after Maghrib (4:20) till around 7:30.

Other guests include Qari Abu Adam Akhlaq al-Azhari, Syed Haikal Muflahi and Mikhael Mala. The gathering will conclude with a talk by Ustadh Abd al-Rahman al-Azhari, Insha Allah.

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Weekly Mawlid Al-Nabi View

The chosen wayfarers of the Chosen Messenger come together to celebrate God’s greatest bounty. Every moment of Prophetic praise brings closer the heart to its beloved destination and eternal abode. The home we came from and the home we shall return to. With this conviction that the only entrance into the Divine Presence is through the door of Al- Mustafa, the community celebrates Allah’s Mercy and Grace upon humanity.

Not only is he a perfect mercy for all the worlds but he alone is our supreme guide to our Creator and Provider. Through his love and obedience alone we discover the realities of pure faith, the treasures of blessed cognisance and the sweetness of Divine proximity.

What greater means could there be to present salutations to our Master than the blessed Shimmering Light, put together by one who is a living embodiment of Prophetic Light in the modern world. A light Allah has placed in the lives of millions including many of the great scholars and Awliya of this beautiful Ummah.

The gathering will incorporate a weekly Khatm (completion) of the Qur’an. It is hoped participants can take a Juz to recite for the following week, with the final Surahs recited collectively at the gathering. On the day of reckoning, the only pain expressed by the Prophet will be for the community who abandoned the Qur’an.

We hope to start at 7.30 pm on Thursdays at 2 Russell Street, Nelson, BB9 7NZ with our first gathering of the year 1436, on Thursday 30 October. Please join the lovely team who initiated this noble practice in Nelson. May Allah bless them.

It’s open to brothers and sisters and oh yes we can anticipate some sort of food arrangements.

Al Hikmah Gateway to Islamic Scholarship View

A unique opportunity for dedicated students to excel in the Islamic sciences of Theology, Jurisprudence, Qur’an and Hadith studies and obtain proficiency in classical and modern Arabic.


       Year one (Saturday 10am-1pm)

  1. Sarf (Morphology) Study of this science will help students become confident in conjugating and recognising Arabic words and forms. A considerable amount of Qur’anic vocabulary will be covered in this module.
  2. Nahv (Syntax) Students learn to construct and analyse sentences in Arabic and translate into English. Applied syntax will mean students engage with the structure of Qur’anic sentences on a regular basis, enhancing their knowledge and experience of the blessings of the Divine Message.
  3. I’rab ul Qur’an A number of Surahs will be covered with focus on extensive Sarf and Nahv analysis of words.
  4. Conversational Arabic Students develop communication skills in Modern Standard Arabic moving from a beginners’ level to an intermediate level of expression. Medium of instruction will change from English to Arabic as the module develops, solidifying the student’s ability to converse in Arabic.

Key Texts will be provided

Imdad-us-Sarf (Etymology)

Imdad-un-Nahv (Syntax) Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada

The following are part of a series by Fahimuddin Qazi:

Easy Intro to Arabic – Part One

Easy Intro to Arabic – Part Two

Quranic Linguistics Level 1-A (Basic Morphology)

Quranic Linguistics Level 1-B (Syntax, Inflection, Morphology, Semantics)

Quranic Linguistics Level 2 (Essentials of Arabic Grammar)

Mastering Arabic 1 (Palgrave Master Series (Languages)) by Wightwick. Jane

Mastering Arabic 2 (Palgrave Master Series (Languages)) by Wightwick. Jane

Recommended Texts

A Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran by John Penrice

A Frequency Dictionary of Arabic: Core Vocabulary for learners

The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic

(Sunday 10am-1pm)

  1. Aqeedah (Theology) Students will examine classical and contemporary Islamic theological discourse with the main focus being on the three Sunni schools of theology; Athari, Ash’ari and Maturidi. The text covered will be Aqeedah Tahawiyyah. There will be a close study of the prevailing extremist ideologies, their historical and modern roots and the views of traditional Sunni scholars with their evidences.
  2. Fiqh (jurisprudence) Students gain a thorough understanding of the legal requirements of worship. Legal rulings will be explained in light of their sources. There will be some exposure to contemporary issues and the differences of scholarly opinions.
  3. Seerah (Prophetic Biography) A detailed and historical study of the Prophetic life -  the Makkah and Madina periods – drawing practical lessons and inspiration from the pure life of the Beloved of Allah. There will be a great focus on understanding the Seerah through the first primary source, the Qur’an.
  4. Hadith Studies (Propehtic Tradition) Students are grounded with the ethical and spiritual teachings of Islam through a comprehensive study of the classical Hadith text of Riyadh al-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous).
  5. Islamic History Students examine early Muslim history, the formation of the various schools of thought and key defining moments in educational, political and social realms. Students will learn to value scholarly difference of opinion in the Islamic discourse by examining the root causes of scholarly differences and their legal and theological implications.

For further information or to register email or ring 07475 423409. Click on poster. image


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