The First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are of the most blessed days in the entire Muslim Calendar and are on par with the last 10 nights of Ramadan in their importance and virtue.
Allah (SWT) refers to these days when He says in His Book:
‘By the Dawn, And ten nights …’ [Qur’an 89, 1-2]
He also mention these as the ‘appointed’ days in the following verse:
‘Remember Allah through the appointed days…’ [Qur’an 2:203]
The Mufassirin (Commentators of the Qur’an) generally state that the above verses relate to the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Continue reading The First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
Dear Brother and Sisters,
Assalamu ‘Alaikum & ‘Eid Mubarak.
I hope and pray that you are well.
I come to you with an appeal for my local Masjid / Community Centre.
We have a small Masjid / Community Centre on the Ground Floor of our Housing Estate. It acts as a hub for the local community where we gather for the Five Daily Prayers, Jum’uah, Tarawih and ‘Eid Prayers. In addition to this we have a Childrens Maktab to teach Qur’an, Supplementary School to assist young people with their Education, Advice Surgery for people on Benefits and much more. Continue reading Dorset Community Association – Appeal
Samiul Alam Rajon – R.I.P
© JASHIM ALI – 15 July 2015
Words can’t describe
The way we feel
The hurt, the disgust
It’s so unreal
You begged for mercy
And they had none
You asked for water
And of you, they made fun
Tied to a pole
And beat with a rod
Sixty plus injuries
All this you endured
The news has shook the world
How humanity can sink so low
We will avenge your death
Let those perpetrators know
Your cries weren’t unheard
Cos now the Angels are your friends
The pain is no more
Cos you’re a martyr in the end
Rest in Peace my brother
You’re in a better place
May your family find Sabr
Knowing that you’re now safe
Justice will be served
For the world is now behind you
And let this be a lesson
For anyone else in their shoe
Ramadan – A Time for Devotion
The following is the transcript of a talk that I was asked to give at the Weavers Community Forum Iftar gathering on Sunday 12 July 2015. Although the talk did not happen due to time restrictions and late coming of guests, I am sharing it here for all to benefit insha Allah. Continue reading Ramadan – A Time for Devotion
Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq
Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq completed her classical ‘Aalimah course in the UK, topping both male and female students in every exam she took! She gained bessings from part time courses under Sheikh Atabec Shukurov Nasafi and Shaykh Burhan. Whilst studying she was appointed a role as a teacher and spiritual counsellor for reverts by her Ustadh. After graduating she was 1 of 3 students gifted a scholarship for Al Azhar university in Cairo.
Once her Intense Arabic Grammar course was completed she returned to the UK to teach Islamic theology at City Hasanat College, whilst completing her Businesses Management diploma and also continuing to study under the guidance of Shaykh Zain ul Aqtab Siddiqui at the Suyuti Institute
She is a co-founder of Dust To Diamonds, a Da’wah and Counselling Organisation, which can be found on YouTube.
Ustadha Iffet has achieved so much in a few years; her only wish is to study, teach, and serve the Ummah of Rasulullah SallAllahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam.
Shaykh Haytham Tamim
Source: http://www.utrujj.org/about_us.php & http://alqalam.org.uk/panel-members/shaykh-haytham-tamim/
Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the primary teacher at Utrujj, and its founder. He has studied Islamic law for over 20 years. He has accreditation in interpretation and sciences of the Qur’an, Prophetic sayings (hadith) and jurisprudence (fiqh) from the scholars of Lebanon and Syria. He served as a lecturer of comparative jurisprudence for many years at the Islamic University of Beirut. He has also served as lecturer of hadith and the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) (seerah) at the Azhar Lubnan Academy, Lebanon.
As well as verifying over 20 books, his specialities include comparative jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence (usool ul fiqh) and hadith. He is the director of the “Shariah Solutions Ltd” A consultancy firm in Islamic Finance and is on the Shari’ah supervisory board for Gatehouse Bank PLC (London), He has delivered numerous courses and lectures in Islamic finance including an annual conference with leading Islamic finance scholars.
He provides counselling and independent consultancy services for Muslim and non-Muslim organisations both in person and via the internet. He has appeared on both Islam Channel and Shari’ah TV channel. He has been a guest speaker on Islamic radio stations throughout the UK responding to questions on Islamic law and living Islam in the modern context. He has also delivered a range of seminars and courses on Islamic Finance.