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  1. "Arise and Give Warning!" - Surah Al-Muddaththir in the British Context "You, wrapped in your cloak, arise and give warning! Proclaim the greatness of your Lord; cleanse yourself; keep away from all filth; do not be overwhelmed and weaken; be steadfast in your Lord’s cause" [surah Al-Muddaththir 74:1-7] How do we warn people? What do we warn about? Who do we warn? Is it our duty to warn? How do we handle the consequences? Why are we uncomfortable to warn? How is it applicable in the UK? No doubt these are important questions that many of us would have in our minds about the command to warn people. "We think that warning is harsh and unfashionable so we only give people the good news. But we don't realise that warning is part of the good news. You strike and alert people's minds with the warning (or bad news) so that they would be eager to receive the good news. Good news alone without warning has little effect. This can be seen in the Christian tradition when the Privy Council decided that Hell fire is not an essential part of Christian belief, opposing Jesus' teachings. Fear of God should be dominant in people's minds and that is why Prophet Muhammad (SAW) started his mission with warning. We will learn this in detail in Surah Al-Muddaththir" - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Coming up this Saturday in Cambridge (and Worldwide through live on-line access), for the first time in the UK, a detailed explanation of Surah Al-Muddaththir by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi, one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world today. Please sign up today for this amazing groundbreaking explanation of Surah Al-Muddaththir.... Surah Al-Muddaththir - The Preparation for Public Duty The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford) Date: Saturday 20th April 2013 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Cambridge University and Live On-line Web Access http://courses.meoc.org.uk'>http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Testimonials "The Magnificent Journey continues... Today's seminar was yet another awesome seminar in the series with exceptional crowd and amazing insights from Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is truly a historic seminar series on the explanation of The Quran and is redefining our understanding and relationship with the Book of Allah. The emphasise of Dr Nadwi on establishing our connection with Allah and utilising the space given to us for recognising one God, is the key highlight of these seminars. Each seminar begins by strongly negating the wrong practises which have been introduced in the true teachings of worshipping one Allah and then builds on it by inviting us to ponder on the sings of Allah and get closer to our Rabb. Truly inspiring series, I would strongly recommend everybody including men, women and families to attend the Magnificent Journey Seminars as these are life changing and truly install this urge of loving the Book of Allah. The subtle nuances of the language which make the Qur'an such a powerful speech are beautifully explained by Dr Akram Nadwi in a nice balanced way keeping the things simple and interesting at the same time. His tremendous scholarships of Hadith literature and exceptional skills of Arabic language make this series a unique experience and a historic event in the city of Cambridge."- Awais Ahmed Awan, Cambridge "Jazakumullahu khayran. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity. I am so impressed by the Sheikh, subhanallah, mashaAllah. A very rare example of tradition fused with awareness of the environment and reality while not compromising God consciousness. If only there were more like him. Questions, I'm so glad we can ask them even if it's not about the sura. Yes, how else are we to learn from his wisdom and experience if we don't ask? The issues facing Muslims in the West are so many and so confusing and I just love the fact that he does not have an inferiority complex about Islam. It's really sad to see psychologically defeated scholars start throwing away tradition in the name of progress and fitting in. Sheikh Akram Nadwi gives you the sense that the real life is in the hereafter so don't have to get so tied up with the philosophies and controversies that sometimes take away our attention from the real purpose. The onus is on us, are we being pious?" - Aisha Barkatulla, Cambridge "How magnificent to have spent a weekend in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and his companions, reading and studying their ahadeeth. I feel as though I was transported to their times and have returned with renewed strength and resolve to continue the work we need to do in the ‘Daar ud-Da’wah’ we live in. I am sitting here with Ijaazah in hand feeling honoured that Allah allowed me to be a student of Sheikh Akram Nadwi and through him find some connection with some of the great scholars of our past. From his poignant scholarly anecdotes, to his emphatic exhortations, punctuated with Urdu and Persian poetry; studying with the Sheikh is a truly enriching experience. I’m actually learning a lot from him both about rectifying myself and the most important focal points for that and rectifying some of the causes of the downfall of our Ummah today. Without resorting to alienating any particular group or school of thought, the Sheikh is not afraid to hold a mirror up to what needs changing in our communities and in our times. I liked the balance of holistic spiritual principles and finer technical details Sheikh also discussed and his lessons are suitable for serious students of knowledge and people who are in the early stages of their journey. I look forward to future courses. I found the crèche facility to be very useful. I would have found it very difficult to attend without it. The venue was great and respected the privacy of brothers and sisters. May Allah make knowledge a proof for us and not against us. Ameen" - Fatima Barkatullah, London (Testimonial on the Forty Hadith Course) "This course has really been far beyond my expectations Sheikh Akram has given me a new perspective on the topics covered, including a lot of wisdom and bringing the topic away from the superficial discussions to the core essential foundations that need to be understood by every da'ee. It has completely change my perspective on the inner dimension of a da'ee and the outer expectations of a da'ee. I have rarely seen that depth of understanding when it comes to the dawah. May Allah bless him, increase him in knowledge and wisdom and allow all the da'ees to benefit from his wisdom and his understanding." - Steeve Brador, London More Testimonials (including videos): http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) Tel: 07736 779448 / 01223 655223 Email: courses[at]meoc.org.uk
  2. English Defence League (EDL) in Makkah? This statement may come as a surprise for many but the situation in Makkah at the time of the Prophet (SAW) was far worse than any confrontation the EDL may have had with the Prophet (SAW) and the his companions in Makkah. The Prophet (SAW) had to deal with the extremely hostile "Quraysh Defence League" (QDL) which undertook a ruthless propaganda campaign against the Prophet (SAW), his message and the believers. The situation today in the UK is not at all similar to how it was in Makkah. However there are elements within the society who seem to be inspired by the QDL. One such group is the English Defence League which appears to have taken the hatred of Islam as the core of its ideology. Others include new-atheist and some evangelical groups. No matter how persistent the QDL was, it failed to distract and derail the mission of the believers. On the contrary, they went into oblivion. But today, even the slightest appearance or propaganda from the EDL seems to really distract us. This is not surprising at all as the early believers followed the guidance that was sent by Allah (SWT) to deal with the situation. Whereas we have no clue whatsoever whether that guidance even exists let alone how we can apply that guidance. Then we look for inspiration elsewhere like any other community would do. This is when we need stop and think. Surah Al-Muzzammil is an early Makkan surah revealed to the Prophet (SAW) to give strength to his mission. One of the main aspects of this surah is how to deal with hostile elements within the society. "You [Prophet], enfolded in your cloak! Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it, half, or a little less, or a little more; recite the Qur'an slowly and distinctly: We shall send a momentous message down to you. Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words–– you are kept busy for long periods of the day–– so celebrate the name of your Lord and devote yourself wholeheartedly to Him. He is Lord of the east and west, there is no god but Him, so take Him as your Protector, patiently endure what they say, ignore them politely, and leave to Me those who deny the truth and live in luxury. Bear with them for a little while." [surah Al-Muzzammil 73:1-11] There is such deep meaning and guidance in this surah for every Muslim society and individual on how to conduct themselves in the face of opposition and hostility. The seminar coming up on Saturday by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a must for every one of us living in this society. Surah Al-Muzzammil - The Blueprint For Every Muslim The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford) Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Testimonials "The Magnificent Journey continues... Today's seminar was yet another awesome seminar in the series with exceptional crowd and amazing insights from Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is truly a historic seminar series on the explanation of The Quran and is redefining our understanding and relationship with the Book of Allah. The emphasise of Dr Nadwi on establishing our connection with Allah and utilising the space given to us for recognising one God, is the key highlight of these seminars. Each seminar begins by strongly negating the wrong practises which have been introduced in the true teachings of worshipping one Allah and then builds on it by inviting us to ponder on the sings of Allah and get closer to our Rabb. Truly inspiring series, I would strongly recommend everybody including men, women and families to attend the Magnificent Journey Seminars as these are life changing and truly install this urge of loving the Book of Allah. The subtle nuances of the language which make the Qur'an such a powerful speech are beautifully explained by Dr Akram Nadwi in a nice balanced way keeping the things simple and interesting at the same time. His tremendous scholarships of Hadith literature and exceptional skills of Arabic language make this series a unique experience and a historic event in the city of Cambridge."- Awais Ahmed Awan, Cambridge Video Testimonials "Jazakumullahu khayran. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity. I am so impressed by the Sheikh, subhanallah, mashaAllah. A very rare example of tradition fused with awareness of the environment and reality while not compromising God consciousness. If only there were more like him. Questions, I'm so glad we can ask them even if it's not about the sura. Yes, how else are we to learn from his wisdom and experience if we don't ask? The issues facing Muslims in the West are so many and so confusing and I just love the fact that he does not have an inferiority complex about Islam. It's really sad to see psychologically defeated scholars start throwing away tradition in the name of progress and fitting in. Sheikh Akram Nadwi gives you the sense that the real life is in the hereafter so don't have to get so tied up with the philosophies and controversies that sometimes take away our attention from the real purpose. The onus is on us, are we being pious?" - Aisha Barkatulla, Cambridge http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Previous Posts Surah Al-Muzzammil - "The Ultimate Da'wah Training Course http://courses.meoc.org.uk/2013/03/surah-al-muzzammil-ultimate-dawah.html Other Upcoming MEOC Seminars Sunday 24th March (Cambridge) - FREE EVENT Jesus Christ - The Epitome of Spirituality & Saviour of Humanity http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/register.html#jesus-seminar Saturday & Sunday 6/7 April (London) Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi http://courses.meoc.org.uk/2013/03/forty-hadith-of-imam-nawawi-with.html Saturday 13th April (Birmingham) Fiqh of Love - Marriage and Family in Islam http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/blog-page_18.html Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) Tel: 07736 779448 Email: courses[at]meoc.org.uk
  3. English Defence League (EDL) in Makkah? This statement may come as a surprise for many but the situation in Makkah at the time of the Prophet (SAW) was far worse than any confrontation the EDL may have had with the Prophet (SAW) and the his companions in Makkah. The Prophet (SAW) had to deal with the extremely hostile "Quraysh Defence League" (QDL) which undertook a ruthless propaganda campaign against the Prophet (SAW), his message and the believers. The situation today in the UK is not at all similar to how it was in Makkah. However there are elements within the society who seem to be inspired by the QDL. One such group is the English Defence League which appears to have taken the hatred of Islam as the core of its ideology. Others include new-atheist and some evangelical groups. No matter how persistent the QDL was, it failed to distract and derail the mission of the believers. On the contrary, they went into oblivion. But today, even the slightest appearance or propaganda from the EDL seems to really distract us. This is not surprising at all as the early believers followed the guidance that was sent by Allah (SWT) to deal with the situation. Whereas we have no clue whatsoever whether that guidance even exists let alone how we can apply that guidance. Then we look for inspiration elsewhere like any other community would do. This is when we need stop and think. Surah Al-Muzzammil is an early Makkan surah revealed to the Prophet (SAW) to give strength to his mission. One of the main aspects of this surah is how to deal with hostile elements within the society. "You [Prophet], enfolded in your cloak! Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it, half, or a little less, or a little more; recite the Qur'an slowly and distinctly: We shall send a momentous message down to you. Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words–– you are kept busy for long periods of the day–– so celebrate the name of your Lord and devote yourself wholeheartedly to Him. He is Lord of the east and west, there is no god but Him, so take Him as your Protector, patiently endure what they say, ignore them politely, and leave to Me those who deny the truth and live in luxury. Bear with them for a little while." [surah Al-Muzzammil 73:1-11] There is such deep meaning and guidance in this surah for every Muslim society and individual on how to conduct themselves in the face of opposition and hostility. The seminar coming up on Saturday by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a must for every one of us living in this society. Surah Al-Muzzammil - The Blueprint For Every Muslim The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford) Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access http://courses.meoc.org.uk'>http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Testimonials "The Magnificent Journey continues... Today's seminar was yet another awesome seminar in the series with exceptional crowd and amazing insights from Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is truly a historic seminar series on the explanation of The Quran and is redefining our understanding and relationship with the Book of Allah. The emphasise of Dr Nadwi on establishing our connection with Allah and utilising the space given to us for recognising one God, is the key highlight of these seminars. Each seminar begins by strongly negating the wrong practises which have been introduced in the true teachings of worshipping one Allah and then builds on it by inviting us to ponder on the sings of Allah and get closer to our Rabb. Truly inspiring series, I would strongly recommend everybody including men, women and families to attend the Magnificent Journey Seminars as these are life changing and truly install this urge of loving the Book of Allah. The subtle nuances of the language which make the Qur'an such a powerful speech are beautifully explained by Dr Akram Nadwi in a nice balanced way keeping the things simple and interesting at the same time. His tremendous scholarships of Hadith literature and exceptional skills of Arabic language make this series a unique experience and a historic event in the city of Cambridge."- Awais Ahmed Awan, Cambridge Video Testimonials "Jazakumullahu khayran. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity. I am so impressed by the Sheikh, subhanallah, mashaAllah. A very rare example of tradition fused with awareness of the environment and reality while not compromising God consciousness. If only there were more like him. Questions, I'm so glad we can ask them even if it's not about the sura. Yes, how else are we to learn from his wisdom and experience if we don't ask? The issues facing Muslims in the West are so many and so confusing and I just love the fact that he does not have an inferiority complex about Islam. It's really sad to see psychologically defeated scholars start throwing away tradition in the name of progress and fitting in. Sheikh Akram Nadwi gives you the sense that the real life is in the hereafter so don't have to get so tied up with the philosophies and controversies that sometimes take away our attention from the real purpose. The onus is on us, are we being pious?" - Aisha Barkatulla, Cambridge http://courses.meoc.org.uk << Click Here To Register Previous Posts Surah Al-Muzzammil - "The Ultimate Da'wah Training Course" Other Upcoming MEOC Seminars Sunday 24th March (Cambridge) - FREE EVENT Jesus Christ - The Epitome of Spirituality & Saviour of Humanity Saturday & Sunday 6/7 April (London) Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi Saturday 13th April (Birmingham) Fiqh of Love - Marriage and Family in Islam Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) Tel: 07736 779448 Email: courses[at]meoc.org.uk
  4. In Defence of The Prophet - Surah Al-Qalam - The Magnificent Journey It appears to be a time of the year when some ridicule is trying to be hurled at the Prophet (SAW) and the Muslims. This is not a new occurrence but is as old as the advent of the Prophet (SAW). It is a coincidence that Surah Al-Qalam is to be explored this weekend together with Surah Al-Mulk in the first of a year-long series of seminars. Surah Al-Qalam is the response of Allah (SWT) to the ridicule and abuse made towards His Messenger - Muhammad (PBUH) by the disbelievers and the hypocrites. Like Surah Al-Mulk which starts by powerfully exalting Allah (SWT), Surah Al-Qalam starts by Allah (SWT)'s exaltation of the Messenger (SAW). Nun. By the pen! By all they write! Your Lord’s grace does not make you [Prophet] a madman: you will have a never-ending reward–– truly you have a strong character–– and soon you will see, as will they, which of you is afflicted with madness. Your Lord knows best who strays from His path and who is rightly guided. So do not yield to those who deny the truth–– they want you to compromise with them and then they will compromise with you–– do not yield to any contemptible swearer, to any backbiter, slander-monger, or hinderer of good, to anyone who is sinful, aggressive, coarse, and on top of all that, an imposter. [surah Al-Qalam 68:1-13] Oaths are often used in the Qur'an. They are connected to what follows in that Surah. In this instance, Allah (SWT) swears by the pen and what is written by the pen. Is there a relationship between the pen and what is written here in this Surah? According to Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi and others there is a very strong relationship. The oath is there to make people understand that men of letters (those who write) know for sure that what the Prophet (SAW) came with (the Qur'an) is not something a mad person or a liar or a lunatic could come up with and that the Prophet (SWT) could never be a mad person or a lunatic or liar because "you are on an exalted standard of character" (ayah #4). The rest of the Surah then elaborates on this argument. The Surah ends with: The disbelievers almost strike you down with their looks when they hear the Qur an. They say, ‘He must be mad!’ but truly it is nothing other than a Reminder for all peoples. [surah Al-Qalam 68:51-52] This Surah is as if it has been revealed to us fresh from the heavens with regards to the incidents of the past weeks. What better opportunity can we have to explore this Surah in detail and have a greater understanding of the Prophet (SAW) than to study it with one of the foremost Islamic scholars and thinkers of the Western world today? Furthermore, if one cannot attend the seminars in person they can access it live online from anywhere in the world and follow it with their family and friends. In these seminars you will study the intricate and subtle but very important connections between words and ayahs within the surahs to gain a well rounded and deep understanding of the Qur'an, which is very rare these days to find. No amount of reading books or listening to talks can compare to studying with a qualified scholar and a teacher of this calibre even for a short time. So please sign up without delay to begin Your Magnificent Journey with the Qur'an. This is an opportunity one can hardly miss. Please watch what the attendees say about these seminars: . The Magnificent Journey 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 By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University) Starting: Sunday 23rd September 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 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 RegisterPrice: Individual Sessions: Advance Tickets: Adults £25, Dual Ticket £20, Children £12.50, Half-Day £15 Live Online Web Access £49.50 Crèche Facilities - £15 per child for whole day. Annual Pass: Magnificent Journey Attendance Pass - £147 (less than £13 per session) Magnificent Journey Online Pass - £297 (less than £25 per session) Features of the Magnificent Journey Pass: Attending just 5 or 6 sessions covers the cost of the pass. Accompanying children can attend the seminar for free. Reduced price for crèche facilities at only £10. Payment in 2 or 3 instalments if required Guaranteed places Limited number of passes available! Testimonials Video Testimonial: Hammad Buriname (France) Tariq Pandor (Birmingham) "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"Alhamdulillah I was fortunate enough to attend the first of the Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars which attracted many from within Cambridge and without, both young and old. Sheikh Akram Nadwi is a true gem within the Muslim community here in the UK; with such a wealth of knowledge, he kept us engaged and gave us a sound introduction into the Sciences of Hadith. I came away from the course reignited in my pursuit for knowledge. I look forward to attending most, if not all, future courses throughout the year inshaAllah and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to get acquainted with the Islamic sciences. " - Maria Alfaradhi, PhD Student, Cambridge University More Testimonials: http://courses.meoc....als.html<br /> Previous Posts The Great Intercessor - Surah Al-Mulk - What is The Secret? How To Sharpen Your Thinking With The Qur’an? The Magnificent Journey - Starting in September WassalaamMuslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) 23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH Tel: 07736 779 448 or 01223 655223
  5. The Great Intercessor - Surah Al-Mulk - What is The Secret? The Prophet (PBUH) said: "Verily there is a Surah in the Qur'an which has 30 Aayaat. It intercedes for a person till he is forgiven. That Surah is tabaarakalladhiy biyadihil mulk (Surah Al-Mulk)". [Tirmidhi] The Prophet (PBUH) gave this good news to those who regularly recite and reflect on Surah Al-Mulk. Surah Al-Mulk is one of the most powerful surahs in the Qur'an. But what is the secret behind the power of this surah? The Surah starts by describing the greatness, power, dominion and sovereignty of Allah (SWT) and goes on to describe the natural world, hinting that there is a great connection between the two. Then, two types of people described - those who are losers and those who are winners. They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned (used our minds), we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire,’ [surah Al-Mulk 67:10] But there is forgiveness and a great reward for those who fear their Lord though they cannot see Him. [surah Al-Mulk 67:12] Is this the key to the message of this surah - that we should develop our minds to see Allah (SWT) although the eyes cannot see Him; that we should use our minds and reflect on the Ayaat (signs) of Allah (SWT) both in the Qur'an and in the universe; and how does Surah Al-Mulk help us to achieve this? Why would the Prophet (SAW) would not go to sleep until he recited Sural Al-Mulk every night? How does Surah Al-Mulk give us safety and security in the grave? Why is Surah Al-Mulk the great intercessor? This is your opportunity explore Surah Al-Mulk and the rest of the last 2 Juzu of the Qur'an in the forthcoming seminar series - The Magnificent Journey starting on Sunday 23rd September 2012. The Magnificent Journey 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 By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University) Starting: Sunday 23rd September 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 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 RegisterPrice: Individual Sessions Advance Tickets: Adults £25, Dual Ticket £20, Children £12.50, Half-Day £15 Live Online Web Access £49.50 Crèche Facilities - £15 per child for whole day. Annual Pass Magnificent Journey Attendance Pass - £147 (less than £13 per session) Magnificent Journey Online Pass - £297 (less than £25 per session) Features of the Magnificent Journey Pass: Attending just 5 or 6 sessions covers the cost of the pass. Accompanying children can attend the seminar for free. Reduced price for crèche facilities at only £10. Payment in 2 or 3 instalments if required Guaranteed places Limited number of passes available! Testimonials Video Testimonial: Hammad Buriname (France) Tariq Pandor (Birmingham) "As a non Muslim (currently!) I have been delighted by the whole experience of the MEOC lectures and have found them so helpful in my studies and 'quest for the Truth'. I had been doing lots of reading and studying and had started to read the Qur'an and this lecture seemed to come at the perfect time.The whole experience has been well organised, welcoming and informative and the depth and breadth of knowledge of Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akran Nadwi is truly inspiring and motivating. Excellent course delivery with suitable breaks allowing for reflection and brief stretch of legs, plus useful and interactive question and answer sessions.The two lectures I have attended thus far have benefited me enormously and I look forward to more God willing." - Sarah Jarman, Bedford (Sarah is now a Muslim) "The course was simply amazing, it was a lot of information to take in but was definitely worthwhile. As for Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi, words cannot serve justice for explaining how humble yet knowledgeable he is. Alhamdulillah I went with my whole family and intend to attend all of his future courses InshaAllah" - Rahee Ahmed, Law Student, Kent University More Testimonials: http://courses.meoc....als.html<br /> Previous Posts How To Sharpen Your Thinking With The Qur’an? The Magnificent Journey - Starting in September Wassalaam Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) 23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH Tel: 07736 779 448 or 01223 655223
  6. How To Sharpen Your Thinking With The Qur’an? "One must worship Allah (SWT) with their mind, body and spirit (heart). Thinking is the 'Ibaadah (worship) of the mind" - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Despite all the advances in education, science and technology, the level of thinking of people has fallen drastically. The people do not think anymore - they either don't have the time to think or they do not know how to think. If at all they think, their thinking is very shallow and narrow - i.e. very superficial. But what differentiates humans from animals is their ability to think deeply and broadly. If man does not think that way he becomes like an animal or even worse, as described in the Qur'an: We have created many jinn and people who are destined for Hell, with hearts they do not use for comprehension, eyes they do not use for sight, ears they do not use for hearing. They are like cattle, no, even further astray: these are the ones who are entirely heedless. [surah Al-'A'raaf 7:179] They will say, ‘If only we had listened, or reasoned (used our minds), we would not be with the inhabitants of the blazing fire’ [surah Al-Mulk 67: 10] How do we become people who think and how can we sharpen our thinking? No doubt it is only through engaging with the Qur'an intimately that we can become people who think. Qur'an urges us to think, reflect, ponder, explore, see, hear, read, research and imagine. It also teaches us how to do these with the advice and the examples of the greatest of thinkers of all time such as Ibrahim (AS) - the beloved of Allah (SWT) and Muhammad (SAW) - the messenger of Allah (SWT). The last 2 Juzu of the Qur'an are the ideal places to start as the Surahs therein are succinct, yet with very deep and profound meanings that would shake and change the thinking of the people. The forthcoming seminar series - The Magnificent Journey - is an essential guide in that direction. It is starting coming Sunday 23rd September 2012 with Surah al-Mulk and Surah al-Qalam. The Magnificent Journey 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 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 RegisterPrice: One-Year Magnificent Journey Pass - £147 (less than £13 per session) Individual Sessions Advance Tickets: Adults £25, Dual Ticket £20, 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. Payment in 2 or 3 instalments if required Guaranteed places Limited number of passes available! Testimonials "Jazakumullah khair for the efforts of the MEOC for arranging these blessed gatherings of knowledge. The seminars I've attended so far have several elements that make them very special, starting from the choice of topics themselves which cater to the more profound needs of the people rather than addressing some superficial issues that seem to be more fashionable today. Even the content of the seminars and the manner of teaching by Shaikh Akram Nadwi are directly focussed towards developing a deeper understanding of these issues. In these seminars, one gets a glimpse of the years of learning that have gone into the brilliant scholarship of Shaikh Nadwi. Furthermore his knowledge seems to be blessed by an acute understanding of the needs of the Ummah. The seminar on the 'Legacy of Ibrahim (a.s.)' was exceptionally beautiful, wherein, the Shaikh in his own words confessed that he was attempting to transmit, not knowledge, but the state of his heart, to the others present. While the knowledge and the insight that one gains into the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the history of Muslims through these seminars is invaluable, I personally feel that these sessions are more than just one-day courses. I am inclined to call them gatherings of Remembrance of Allah, and we all know the blessings of such gatherings!" - Mohini Verma, PhD Student, Cambridge University "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 More Testimonials: Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars (CISS): Testimonials Muslim Education & Outreach Cambridge (MEOC) 23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH Tel: 07736 779 448 or 01223 655223
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