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The Last Breath - Fiqh of Death & Inheritance Taught by Sh Abu Eesa Niamtullah November 8th, 9th 10th & 16th 17th (Double Weekend) Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ The Last Breath is a double-weekend seminar that will take you on a journey through the stages of death and immersion into the afterlife, and open your eyes to a new understanding of dealing with the grief of death. This course is taught by our knowledgeable and respected instructor Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah who will delve into the fiqh (jurisprudence) rulings surrounding the janazah (funeral prayer), burial rites, wills, inheritance, and more. His cross-cultural analysis and in-depth study of the topic makes this seminar's worth incalculable! Watch Trailer here >> “The grave calls out: O dwellers of the earth, you have focused on building a realm that will soon pass away, and you have neglected the realm to which you are moving quickly...” - Ibn al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah By the end of this seminar you will be able to: --> Comprehend the multifaceted fiqh rulings surrounding funeral rites (including: washing and shrouding the body, and janazah practices) within the context of the Sunnah of our beloved messenger (peace be upon him) --> Understand the path your soul will take once it leaves your body; in the stage of the grave, and on the day of judgement --> Know the etiquettes of visiting the graves, the Sunnah of visiting the sick, and the offering condolences to people who have lost their loved ones --> Through looking at real life examples, establish a firm grip on the intricacies of inheritance and the rulings of passing on wealth or properties to one’s family members --> Ensure that you honour those who have passed away by identifying and embracing the various Sunnah practices concerning death Immerse yourself in the serious study of topics and issues surrounding death and the passage of the soul that are often misunderstood. Take the journey towards objectively understanding some of the most emotionally challenging issues that a Muslim can grapple with... Enrol here >>> Enrol Here Stay connected and updated with us: Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/almaghriblondon Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/qshams website: www.almaghrib.org/london Qabeelat Alshams | Almaghrib Institute
The Magnificent Journey - Starting in September An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juzu Tabaarak and Juzu 'Amma) of the Qur'an, From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas, by one of the foremost Islamic Scholars and Thinkers of the Western World today The last two parts of the Qur'an contain the short surahs which were revealed in Makkah including the first revelation to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This was when the Meccan society was seeped in doubt and darkness. Allah (SWT) chose to dispel the darkness through these succinct yet very powerful surahs. The society today (although materially advanced) has somewhat gone back to the days of Jahilliya or Ignorance and therefore the power and the relevance of these short Surahs in bringing the people back to light, certainty and guidance cannot be overestimated. Furthermore, these are the Surahs which are widely read in the Prayers and memorised by many because of their short length. Therefore the effect it would have to understand these Surahs in a deep and meaningful way is immeasurable. This year long journey is undertaken with one of the foremost Islamic Scholars and Thinkers of the Western World today. It is a unique Journey unlike any other. No amount of reading books on this Surahs or listening to lectures will help as much as undertaking this Journey with a scholar of traditional training coupled with deep thinking who will bring vast amounts of resources together to make these Surahs applicable to the modern context. For the first time ever MEOC is offering a Magnificent Journey Pass that would give entry for the whole year with additional features such as free entry for the children for a limited time. The Pass is priced in a such a way that attending just 5 out 10-12 sessions would cover the cost. These seminars are now also offered online live for the international audience. The Magnificent Journey An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juzu Thabaarak and Juzu 'Amma) of The Qur'an From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University) When:3rd or 4th Saturday/Sunday of the Month Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University Schedule: Sunday 23rd September 2012 - Anglia Ruskin University 67. Surah Al-Mulk to 68. Surah Al-Qalam Saturday 20th October 2012 - Cambridge University 69. Surah Al-Haaqqah to 70. Surah Al-Ma'aarij Saturday 17th November 2012 - Cambridge University 71. Surah Nuh to 72. Surah Al-Jinn Saturday 22nd December 2012 - Cambridge University 73. Surah Al-Muzammil to 75. Surah Al-Qiyaamah Saturday 26th January 2013 - Cambridge University 76. Surah Al-Insaan to 77. Surah Al-Mursalaat Saturday 23rd February 2013 - Cambridge University 78. Surah An-Naba' to 80. Surah 'Abasa Saturday 23rd March 2013 - Cambridge University 81. Surah Ath-Thakweer to 84. Surah Al-Inshiqaaq Saturday 20th April 2013 - Cambridge University 85. Surah Al-Buruj to 89. Surah Al-Fajr Saturday 18th May 2013 - Cambridge University 90. Surah Al-Balad to 96. Surah Al-'Alaq Saturday 22nd June 2013 - Cambridge University 97. Surah Al-Qadr to 114. Surah An-Naas Sunday 21st July 2013 - Anglia Ruskin University Bonus: 1. Surah Al-Fathiha and 2:255 Aayat Al-Kursi Sunday 25th August 2013 - Anglia Ruskin University Bonus: Miracle of The Qur'an There will be a minimum of 10 sessions in this year long course. They can be booked individually or as a whole. http://courses.meoc.org.uk <<<<<< Click Here To Register Price: One-Year Magnificent Journey Pass - £147 (less than £13 per session) Individual Sessions Advance Tickets: Adults £25, Children £12.50, Half-Day £15 Live Online Web Access £49.50 Crèche Facilities - £15 per child for whole day. Features of the Magnificent Journey Pass: Attending just 5 sessions covers the cost of the pass. Accompanying children can attend the seminar for free. Reduced price for crèche facilities at only £10. No booking fee (payment by bank transfer or cheque) Payment in two instalments if required Limited number of passes available! Testimonials "Alhamdulillah I've attended 3 seminars of Sheikh Akram's so far, and Insha Allah I will keep coming back for more! He was introduced to me by my brother who attends his study circles regularly in Oxford. I loved the seminar on Women scholars in Islam, it was a total eye opener into what a Muslim woman's role in society is, which surprisingly (or not) goes against many cultiural and conventionally held notions of Muslim women. My other favourite one was the tafseer of Surat al Fatiha and the last ten surahs, I will not be exaggerating when I say that I truly found it mind blowing. Sheikh Akram is an absolute treasure trove of knowledge but Masha Allah he always carries himself with the utmost humility. I have already had a look at the list of future seminars and I think MEOC is doing a great job in giving the layman an opportunity to have an exciting insight into the world of Muslim scholarship with its choice of highly intellectual topics. Last but not least, its a great opportunity to meet new people of diverse backgrounds. Well done all of you and may Allah reward you for your efforts." - Dr Fathima Shyma Fazal, Boston, Lincolnshire More Testimonials: Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars (CISS): Testimonials Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) 23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH
The Fiqh of Zakat - Unravelled! Zakat is the third pillar of Islam coming even before the Fast of Ramadhan and Hajj to the House of Allah. As such, it's importance cannot be overstated. Zakat can also be the most complicated pillar of Islam, especially in modern times where wealth, investments and finance can take a variety of new forms as can the recipients. For us, living in Britain, there is the additional dimension of living as a minority. Just a few of the questions we may have include: How should we allocate Zakat? Who should have priority? Can Zakat be given to educational institutions? Can Zakat be sent to other countries or must it be spent locally? How should we organise Zakat distribution within Muslim communities in the UK? How should Zakat be calculated on investments such as stocks, pension schemes, properties etc.? Is there Zakat on any personal effects? If so, on what and how is it calculated? How is the nisab and the 'time period' determined for perpetual income/savings? Should each and every income be recorded to determine Zakat or is there an easier way? Is it better to give Zakat to individuals or to organisations? How is Zakat calculated on trade and business? Is there Zakat on jewellery? If so, how is it calculated? No doubt, there are many more questions. The answers for these questions lie in understanding the purpose and the principles of Zakat. It is this understanding that unravels the complexities of Zakat. MEOC is pleased to present the forthcoming important seminar on Zakat in association with the National Zakat Foundation (NZF). This seminar is delivered by one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the western world today: Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University.The seminar will address the important practical principles as well as the inner dimension of Zakat, which together make Zakat a spiritual goldmine (for self purification - tazkiyyah) and a miracle of Islam. Zakat - The 3rd Pillar of Islam The Inner and The Outer Dimensions of Zakat By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi When: Sunday 15th July 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Facilities: Free parking, crèche/childcare, book stalls, food stalls, free 2-nights stay at the Masjid Advance/On-line Tickets: From £18 onwards Click Here To Register Testimonials "Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a great asset to the Muslims in the UK and his 57 volume work on al-Muhaddithaat (The Women Scholars of Islam) is no doubt going to be a lasting legacy of this great man. I had the blessed opportunity of spending a day with him recently; he is one of those few individuals who in a short period of time can change your entire thinking. May Allah bless the brothers and sisters in Cambridge and those in Oxford who organise and help the Shaykh in his works." - Nasar Ishfaq, Manchester "The sincerity and piety of sheikh Akram Nadawi was a great source of inspiration for me. His great knowledge was beautifully expressed masha' Allah in a very simple way that touches everyone in the audience regardless of their marital status. I came along with a friend who is a new Muslim not intending to attend all sessions, but we ended up there all day. The emphasis on the importance of the family, how simple are Islamic rules, the distinction between our cultural heritage and the true message of Islam and his openness to answer all audience questions, in my opinion were the reasons behind the great success of the session yesterday. It was a great honour for me to attend yesterday's session and I thank Allah for giving me the unique chance to attend a session by a great a scholar to guide me through out my marriage-life." - Mona ElQazzaz, PhD Student, Cambridge University "I want to thank your organisation for arranging these series of lectures by Dr Nadwi. I have attended two of these lectures and have found them immensely enlightening. Dr Nadwi is a rare scholar of our times and although he is knowledgeable enough to talk at length on issues of philosophy, literacy or poetry, he is always keen to emphasise the practical implications of his teachings - that Islam in essence is a religion to be practiced with real actions and not confined to theory written in textbooks. MEOC has done an excellent job in the way they have taken care of all the details required of organising such events. I pray that Allah rewards all those involved in all aspects of these courses." - Dr Atiqul Baree, Portsmouth More Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html MEOC is pleased to present this important seminar on Zakat in association with the National Zakat Foundation (NZF). Launched in 2011, NZF is a groundbreaking initiative which aims to utilise Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in the UK for the benefit of local, deserving recipients. This group includes some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the aged as well as the homeless. The work of NZF covers five core areas which together form an end-to-end service for the Muslim community in the UK with respect to Zakat: Awareness, Education, Calculation, Collection and Distribution. For more information, please visit www.nzf.org.uk. NZF is an initiative of Mercy Mission UK, charity number 1122922. Click Here To Register Previous Posts Zakat - A Tax or An Investment? - The Reality of Zakat Zakat - What Is The Purpose?
MEOC posted a topic in Coming EventsThe Qur'an - How To Approach & Understand It? Firstly, the Qur'an is unlike any other book. Therefore the approach to reading and understanding the Qur'an has to be different. Realising this is critical to benefiting from the Qur'an. The Qur'an itself alludes to this in many different places. Secondly, the way Qur'an teaches and instructs is different to what we are generally accustomed to in the modern world. The Qur'an employs what Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi calls the "Immersion Method of Teaching" where the reader or listener is drawn in to be immersed in the context of the message. Understanding these two important differences of 1. approach/attitude and 2. methodology is fundamental to appreciating the Qur'an and benefit from it. Sadly many of us have no clear idea about this and therefore we do not have the thirst to drink from the fountains of the Qur'an. THE QUR'AN IS THE SOURCE OF GUIDANCE. To be not drawn to the Qur'an is one of the greatest misfortunes and calamities that can ever befall us. We read and study every other book apart from the Qur'an, which is the message from our Lord to each one of us. But how can we straight thinking people do that? So this your unique opportunity to undertake this lifetime journey with a seminar on the detailed study of the Qur'an conducted by one of the most competent and respected teachers today - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. You will come out of the seminar with a brilliant framework to study and understand whole of the Qur'an in a way that may have seem impossible in the beginning. This seminar will transform your thinking! Book your place now - only 2 days to go. The Qur'an - Book of Instructions How to Approach, Reflect & Benefit from The Qur'an By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi When: Saturday 16th June 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Cambridge University Facilities: Free parking, crèche/childcare, book stalls, food stalls, free 2-nights stay at the Masjid Advance/On-line Tickets: From £18 onwards and free entry for new-Muslims, non-Muslims and children. http://courses.meoc.org.uk <<<<<< Click Here To Register Testimonials "I thought the course was really excellent, with a speaker in command of such vast knowledge of the topic. The organisation was also very good in every way." - Helen Gramy, London "Salam alaykum, sheikh Akram's scholarly and practical approach to Islam has been inspirational and has helped improve the way in which I approach and deal with issues." - Nurudeen Afinowi, Cambridge "Jazak'Allah khair for a fabulous seminar. I truly enjoyed it and it was very much worth the trek from London to Cambridge" - Antti Kangaslahti, London "I have been to two of the CISS courses and can say with certainty that they have been inspiring to the highest degree. Shaikh Akram's style of teaching ensures that you are connected from the start, not only in terms of the relevance of the knowledge he is sharing, but also through the openness of the sessions. He not only shares the important knowledge on the topic but also encourages the questioning of all that knowledge in order to make it relevant for us in today's world. These courses have helped me to reinvigorate and renew my passion for my faith and have encouraged me to continuously seek and apply the vast knowledge there is in Islam." - Rimla Akhtar, Chairperson, Muslim Women's Sport Foundation, London More Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html http://courses.meoc.org.uk <<<<<< Click Here To Register Previous Posts Why Does The Qur'an Seem Incoherent To Many Muslims? The Secret to Understanding The Qur’an