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

(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


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Reviving the Islamic Spirit (click below for an outdated trailer)


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

Convention: December 28 – 30, 2007

Knowledge Retreat: December 23 – 27, 2007


  • 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