In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

“Oh God! Send blessings, peace, and benedictions on our Master Muhammad: the opening of what was closed, the seal of what preceded, the aid of Truth by Truth, the guide to Your Straight Way, God’s blessings and peace be upon him, his Family, and his Companions as befits his exalted position and grandeur!” – Shaykh Ahmad al-Tijani, may God be pleased with him

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

umyyad5.jpg
(the minaret of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, whence Muslims believe the Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him, will descend.)

During our last halaqah, we talked about the Prophet Jesus, on him be peace, and the Antichrist in Islam. Insha’ Allah, two very beneficial resources that one should consult for more information are

insha’ Allah we pray that they are beneficial.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

muhammad.jpg

(ahem… pardon the three month lapse in updates)

Masha’ Allah, as many of you know, the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) has some very interesting events planned out, not least of which was the highly successful event, The Mosquers.

Another event, scheduled for October 2008, is Beyond Borders, an event “showcasing the creative talent of Muslims in Edmonton.” Submissions may include photography, artwork, poetry, and live performance. Given that Old Scona people tend to be geeky, this opportunity is perfect to flaunt those talents!

Related: Islam and the Cultural Imperative by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Reviving the Islamic Spirit (click below for an outdated trailer)

ris1007.jpg

Reviving the Islamic Spirit 2007 — Family Matters: The Basis of Civil Society

Convention: December 28 – 30, 2007

Knowledge Retreat: December 23 – 27, 2007

Speakers:

  • Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah
  • Dr. Tareq Suwaidan
  • Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
  • Imam Warith Deen Mohammed
  • Imam Zaid Shakir
  • Dr. Jamal Badawi
  • Dr. Abdal Hakim Jackson
  • Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui
  • Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
  • Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
  • Shaykh Abu Aaliyah Surkheel Sharif
  • Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad
  • Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • Dr. Jamillah Karim
  • Pamela Paul
  • Qari Sheikh Abdelkarim Edghouch

Wow.

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

namaz

In his seminal work Ihya’ `Ulum ad-Din (‘The Revivification of the Religious Sciences’), Imam al-Ghazali discusses the spiritual subtleties of ritual devotion. Much of his insight has been compiled and translated in Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship, whence the following is extracted:

The Prayer

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

adhami.jpg

Shaykh Abdallah Adhami, a leading Muslim scholar in the West, recently published a calm, reflective essay on apostasy laws in Islam. The article touches on several issues that any Muslim would do well to reflect upon. Ma sha’ Allah, I think as Muslims we really need to raise the level of our discourse to what the shaykh so eloquently demonstrates.

Religions Oppressive? Look to the Sources

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.