By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dean of Cambridge Islamic College)
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Assalaamu ‘Alaykum Warahmathullahi Wabarakaathuh
Please find below 4 articles by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi relating to Ramadhan, Charity and Unity of Muslims. These are invaluable resources to make the best use of Ramadhan InshaAllah.
Don’t Waste Ramadhan: http://bit.ly/DontWasteRamadhan_DrAkramNadwi
Purpose of Ramadhan: http://bit.ly/PurposeOfRamadhan_DrAkramNadwi
Charity in Islam: http://bit.ly/CharityInIslam_DrAkramNadwi
Unity and Solidarity: http://bit.ly/UnityAndSolidarity_DrAkramNadwi
This is also a quick reminder for the the upcoming seminar this Saturday on three of the most powerful surahs in the Qur’an – Surah Al-Qadr, Al-Bayyinah and Al-Zalzalah. This would make the perfect start for this Ramadhan especially with Surah Al-Qadr which describe the revelation of the Qur’an in the month of Ramadhan on the Night of Qadr (laylat al-qadr).
We are also pleased to extend up to 50% discount for both attendance onsite in Cambridge and online worldwide. So please make use of this rare opportunity to deeply connect with the Qur’an right from the beginning of Ramadhan.
Surah Al-Qadr, Al-Bayyinah and Al-Zalzalah
By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Date: Saturday 28th June 2014 Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm (BST)
Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University
Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA
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World Cup fever is all over the world. Everyone is glued to their TV and computer screens, watching with so much passion and enthusiasm. Every goal scored or opportunity missed evokes strong emotions among the spectators, although they know they have no control or influence whatsoever over the proceedings. They believe that the players and referees are running the game. However, do the players and referees really run and control the game? The Football Word Cup is a performance by actors just like in any theatrical performance. It is fixed and the outcome is pre-determined!
This may sound like some conspiracy theory but it is not. Similarly many of the things we think we have control over are not controlled by us.
<<Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.>> [Surah Al-Qadr 97:1-5]
So if every matter is already determined, then what do we have to do?
Coming up this Saturday is the seminar on Surah Al-Qadr, Al-Bayyinah and Al-Zalzalah which explains in great detail about
- the revelation of the Qur’an, Allah’s Power and Decree [Surah Al-Qadr]
- the state of people who believe in this (“best of creation”) and those who disbelieve in this (“the worst of creation”) [Surah Al-Bayyinah] and
- the last day when everyone will be shown what they have earned. [Surah Al-Zalzalah]
<<So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it. And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.>> [Surah Al-Zalzalah 99:7-8]
As we approach the month of Ramadhan, could there be anything more special than to study these surahs with one of the best teachers of the Qur’an? Please enrol now with up to 50% Ramadhan discount.
Surah Al-Qadr, Al-Bayyinah & Al-Zalzalah
Magnificent Journey Juz’ Amma – The Core of The Qur’an
By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi
Date: Saturday 28th June 2014 Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University, Sidgwick Site
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA
Free Onsite Parking and Creche Facilities
Online: Worldwide @ Home
Ramadhan Special: Up to 50% Discount
“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
“I recently attended the Tafsir of Surah Nuh. Whilst I had heard much about Shaykh Akram, this was my first class with him. The first thing that you cannot help but appreciate is how the Shaykh hooks you with his connection to knowledge, in a pure sense, there was no need to employ any speaking tactics to keep the attendees engrossed. The Shaykh, made every point relevant, to connect the text with our lives today and our response to get closer to our Creator. Indeed the Shaykh mentioned countless gems that he mentioned offhand but when contemplated on, really struck a chord in the heart. It was also great that the Shaykh was very open to questions, however sensitive, and tackled them head on, without compromising the principles of our faith, exemplifying that Allah azza wa jal has not only blessed him with knowledge, but also wisdom. I don’t say this lightly, I genuinely believe, if you have the opportunity to study with the Shaykh, and you don’t take it, then you have missed out on tasting the fruits of the knowledge of the Scholarship of our time and land” – Umer Suleman, South London
“So which of the favours of your Lord would you deny?”
By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi [Dean of Cambridge Islamic College]
Special Ramadhan Weekend Seminar in London and Online Worldwide
A unique opportunity to study this amazing surah with an extraordinary teacher
Ijaza/Certificate of Attendance for the seminar
Date: Saturday 12th July 2014 – Sunday 13th July 2014
Time: 10:00AM – 7:00PM (BST – British Summer Time)
Surah Ar-Rahman takes its name from the surah’s opening words: “It is Ar-Rahman (the Lord of Mercy) who taught the Qur’an. He created man and taught him to communicate”. Surah Ar-Rahman is a majestic surah, breath-taking in its vivid imagery and striking in its reminders. All of creation is in obedience and worship of Allah. We could never measure the mercy and blessings of Allah. Most significantly, this surah clearly demonstrates that Allah sending the Qur’an is a manifestation of His Divine Mercy and Favour to mankind. Ramadhan is coming to us. It is the month of mercy. It is the month of Qur’an. It was this blessed month that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chose for the beginning of revelation. What better time to study Surah Ar-Rahman than during Ramadhan?
This seminar will cover the following:
- The reason behind the revelation of this fascinating surah
- The beautiful relationship between Allah’s name ‘Ar-Rahman’, the revelation of the Qur’an, the creation of man and human speech
- The mystery of all of Allah’s creation worshipping Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala
- The perfect balance in nature and its implications for mankind
- The manifestation of Allah’s Mercy in creation
- The reasons for mankind’s denial of Allah’s favours and blessings
- Science in the Qur’an – Is it true or is it all made up?
- Jinn and Mankind – what is their relationship?
- The “Face of Your Lord” – How to understand Allah’s names and attributes
- Free will and divine destiny – How do they link together?
- A description of the Last Day and it’s signs
- A detailed explanation of Hellfire and Paradise and their people.
Standard Ticket Prices
London Onsite Ticket £75.00
Live Online Ticket £75.00
Live Online + 30-Day Recorded Access Ticket £99.00
CHILDREN UNDER 16 GO FOR FREE.
Special Discount Ticket Prices
40% Discount – Tickets from £45 – Ends 22/06/2014 (Extended)
30% Discount - Tickets from £52.50 – Ends 29/06/2014 (Extended)
20% Discount - Tickets from £60 – Ends 09/07/2014
10% Discount - Tickets from £67.50 – Ends 11/07/2014
It is sad and shocking to hear recent reports from Pakistan of the cold-blooded killing of a Muslim woman in broad-daylight, in front of the high court, by her own family for marrying someone against their wishes. It is even more shocking to hear that there are many Muslims who actually approve of such killings. This certainly is not an isolated incident. It stems from a problem that is deep rooted in Muslim societies. The problem is much worse than what we can hear and see. Many more Muslim women are dying in spirit and are being “buried alive” by their families.
<<When the baby girl buried alive is asked for what sin she was killed>> [Qur'an 81:8-9]
“God has given girls qualities and potential. If they are not allowed to develop them, if they are not provided with opportunities to study and learn, it is basically a live burial.” – Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi, the Dean of Cambridge Islamic College, explains the root causes of this behaviour, its manifestations and possible solutions in a short but profound talk discussing the legacy of female scholarship in Islam.