Learn The Essence of The Qur’an – The Last 11 Surahs

This Sunday is the concluding class of the 2-year long Magnificent Journey Seminar Series covering Juz’ Tabarak and Juz’ Amma of the Qur’an. The last seminar will feature the explanation of the last 11 surahs of the Qur’an from Surah Al-Humazah to Surah Al-Naas.

As it is the concluding class Cambridge Islamic Sciences is pleased to offer a 50% discount to celebrate the completion. Please book in advance for either attendance onsite in Cambridge or online Worldwide.

“The surahs revealed in Makkah are the roots, setting the foundations of the Religion and the surahs revealed in Madeenah are the branches, the explanation of the former.” - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

These last 11 surahs are the shortest in the qur’an, yet they are the most powerful. Almost like a summary of the most important and essential teachings of the Qur’an, these surahs include Surah Al-Ikhlas – equal to 1/3 of the Qur’an. The depth and weight of these concise surahs is unimaginable. You will see this Sunday – insha allah – why the Qur’an can truly benefit only people who think and act, not lazy people.

Juz’ Amma – The Core of the Qur’an – Last 11 Surahs

Tafsir of Surah Al-Humazah to Surah Al-Nas

Magnificent Journey Series

Date: Sunday 31st August 2014   Time: 10AM – 6PM

Primary Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University

Online: Worldwide Live and Recorded @ Home

Special Offer: 50% Discount    Tickets: From £10.00

Short Video Introduction: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTU7grs3R0w

Registration: www.cambridgeislamicsciences.com


Other Seminars Coming Up

Sunday 7th September 2014 – London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Dallas + Online

Al-Muqaddimah – An Introduction to History
Ibn Khaldūn Al-Ḥaḍrami (732-808 AH)

Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts Diploma

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Weekend 13th & 14th September 2014 – London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Dallas + Online

Kitab al-Risāla fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh
Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence
Muhammad ibn Idrīs al-Shāfi‘ī (150-204 AH)

Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts Diploma

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You can join the full diploma programme with recordings of missed classes by clicking on the image below. You will receive over 50% discount compared to booking individual classes.


Cambridge Islamic Sciences Worldwide in association with Cambridge Islamic College

Al-Muqaddimah – An Introduction to History

Al-Muqaddimah – An Introduction to History | Ibn Khaldūn Al-Ḥaḍrami (732-808 AH) 
An Introduction to History

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dean of Cambridge Islamic College)

This work records an early view of universal history. Some modern scholars regard it as the first work on the philosophy of history and a pioneer in such disciplines as sociology, demography, historiography, cultural history, and economics. It also deals with Islamic theology, law, political theory and the natural sciences of biology and chemistry. Ibn Khaldun wrote the work in 1377 as the Preface or first book of his planned world history, but already in his lifetime it became regarded as an independent work. The course will provide a critical introduction of the work.

Date: Saturday 7th September 2014  |  Time: 9:30AM – 6:30pm

Primary Venue: Queen Mary University of London
Satellite Venues: Birmingham, Manchester, Dallas Texas
Online: Worldwide Live and Recorded @ Home
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Please enrol now for this amazing course or the whole series at 50% discount.

Make The Best of Ramadhan – Free Resources & Seminar This Saturday

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

Free parking and crèche facilities

Online Worldwide: Live & Recorded Access

Enrol at www.CambridgeIslamicSciences.com

The Football World Cup is Fixed – Muslims Claim

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

Registration: www.cambridgeislamicsciences.com


“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

Surah Al-Rahman – Special Ramadhan Seminar


Surah Al-Rahman

“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)

Course Details

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


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

Registration: http://www.cambridgeislamicsciences.com

Hidden Treasures of Sahih Muslim – This Saturday


Sahih Al-Bukhari is well known as the most authentic book after the Qur’an and it has some of the most comprehensive and brilliant commentaries written in the history of Islamic scholarship.

Sadly Sahih Muslim has always been in the shadows of Sahih Al-Bukhari, although in some respects it surpasses the superiority of Sahih Al-Bukhari. Therefore the scholarly attention it has attracted is not adequate in comparison. This is one reason why Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Dean of Cambridge Islamic College) has embarked on an ambitious project to write a comprehensive commentary on Sahih Muslim (in the Arabic language) in par with the best commentaries of Sahih Al-Bukhari, bringing out the many hidden treasures that have not been discussed in most popular commentaries.

“The Sahih of Muslim has been served by several commentaries, notably those of Qadi `Iyad and Imam al-Nawawi. However, these commentaries are mainly concerned with matn (text) not isnad (chain), and in important respects they failed to understand the methodology and technical critique deployed by Muslim in his selection and arrangement of hadiths. Accordingly, neither was able to defend Muslim’s work against criticisms of what he included or excluded. Also, both commentaries added chapter divisions and headings– something that Muslim himself did not do – and, in doing so, they preferred an argument that suits the thinking (and needs) of jurists rather than hadith specialists and, secondly, altered the priorities that Muslim accorded to certain narrations over others. Our presentation will show the wisdom of Muslim’s own ordering of the material and its methodology.” - Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Coming up this Saturday is a one day semimar (in English) on Sahih Muslim by none other than Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi himself. This is part of the year long historic ‘Diploma in Classical Islamic Texts’ programme. Students can either register for these seminars individually or join the full programme and receive a 50% discount.

Date: Saturday 14th June 2014

Diploma in Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Historic One-Year Diploma Programme

16 Classical Islamic Texts Covered in 20 Classes

from April 2014 to March 2015


Primary Location: Queen Mary University of London

Satellite Locations: Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham,

and Dallas (Texas, USA)

 Online Worldwide: Live & Recorded Access

Recordings Available for Missed Classes

Register Now @ www.CambridgeIslamicSciences.com


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Muslim Women, “Honour Killing” and Islam

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.