Friday 29 July 2011

From Fiqh of Ramadhan To The Fruits of Ramadhan

It is so important to know the purpose, wisdom and the greatness of Ramadhan. But what is more important is to act upon what Allah and His Messenger have instructed us to do in this blessed month. The actions are the fruits of Ramadhan and the success of one's Ramadhan depends on the quality and the quantity of the fruits produced. Moreover the quality of the fruits depend on how closely they resemble the sunnah or the example of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - both inwardly and outwardly. Otherwise what is produced may be bad fruits with no benefit to anyone. The Prophet (PBUH) alluded to this when he said “Many people who fast get nothing from their fast except hunger and thirst, and many people who pray at night get nothing from it except wakefulness”.

This is the reason why people should learn the detailed rulings or the Fiqh of fasting and the other aspects of Ramadhan. Without this one is sure to miss the purpose and the benefits of Ramadhan. Everyone knows that Fasting is a pillar and an obligation (fard) in Islam. But not many people know that learning about Fasting & Ramadhan is also an obligation in Islam, for "whatever leads to the fulfilment of a duty is itself a duty and what leads to the establishment of an obligation is itself an obligation".

So this is your opportunity to acquire a detailed understanding of the Fiqh of Ramadhan including preparation, fasting (sawm), charity (sadaqah), Qur'an, night prayers (tarawih), night of decree (laylathul qadr), staying in the mosque ('itikaaf), supplication (dua'), repentance (tawbah) and the concluding celebration ('eid al-fitr). You will not only learn about the outward aspects of these but also the inward aspects (state of the heart and mind) of the sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH). Last few places are left for the unique one-day seminar on Saturday Exploring the Treasures of Ramadhan by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. In addition to the Fiqh of Ramadhan you will also learn about many other treasures and secrets of Ramadhan in this seminar. (See related posts below for further details)

Exploring The Treasures of Ramadhan
Detailed Study Of Ramadhan Focusing On Purification & Self-Development
Instructor: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford University)

Date: Saturday 30th July 2011      Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge United Reformed Church      Free Parking: Cambridge University
Facilities & Features: crèche/childcare, free 2 nights accommodation for travellers, free parking

Special Offers: Buy One Get One Free, Group of 5 Discount, Scholarships, Free Non-Muslim Guest Pass

Transportation: Car sharing may be arranged for people travelling from London and other cities.


Shaykh Akram Nadwi Videos

If you have not come across Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi before you can watch some seminar clips of him below.

Legacy of Ibrahim (AS) - Universal Model for Families & Nations (one-minute video)

Marriage & Family Life in Islam (one-hour video)


"The course was extremely well organised and expertly delivered. What I find most impressive about Shaykh Akram Nadwi is not only the astounding depth and breadth of sacred knowledge that he possesses, but also his awe-inspiring humility. When sitting in one of his lectures, it becomes clear very early on that you are in the company of a scholar of great rank. The series of structured and high quality seminars fills a long unfulfilled niche here in Cambridge and so the community is very much indebted both to the shaykh and you, the organisers, for providing us with such a great and regular blessing. JazakumAllah kheiran." - Yassar Mustafa, Medical Student, Cambridge University

"Jazakumullah khair for the efforts of the MEOC for arranging these blessed gatherings of knowledge. The seminars I've attended so far have several elements that make them very special, starting from the choice of topics themselves which cater to the more profound needs of the people rather than addressing some superficial issues that seem to be more fashionable today. Even the content of the seminars and the manner of teaching by Shaikh Akram Nadwi are directly focussed towards developing a deeper understanding of these issues. In these seminars, one gets a glimpse of the years of learning that have gone into the brilliant scholarship of Shaikh Nadwi. Furthermore his knowledge seems to be blessed by an acute understanding of the needs of the Ummah. The seminar on the 'Legacy of Ibrahim (a.s.)' was exceptionally beautiful, wherein, the Shaikh in his own words confessed that he was attempting to transmit, not knowledge, but the state of his heart, to the others present. While the knowledge and the insight that one gains into the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the history of Muslims through these seminars is invaluable, I personally feel that these sessions are more than just one-day courses. I am inclined to call them gatherings of Remembrance of Allah, and we all know the blessings of such gatherings!" - Mohini Verma, PhD Student, Cambridge University

"I have been fortunate enough to attend some of the classes given by Shaykh Mohammed Akram Nadwi in Oxford and London, and I would certainly recommend them to anyone seeking to increase their understanding of the sciences of Islam. Masha'Allah, Shaykh Akram's knowledge is both broad and deep, his training is traditional, his presentation is lively and relevant to our lives today, and one feels that his intention is truly to raise the level of every Muslim. His work on the women scholars of Islam is timely and inspirational, revealing the little-known fact that many thousands of women scholars were involved in developing and maintaining the tradition of scholarship in Islam. This was the case right from the earliest community in Madina until only about 200 years ago. Shaykh Akram makes sure that his knowledge is accessible to all seekers, regardless of gender, in the most correct and generous way, and his courses thus contribute to restoring a balance and harmony. May Allah bless him and preserve him. The courses planned for Cambridge are an opportunity not to be missed!" - Aziza Spiker, Cambridge

"Of all the scholars I have had the opportunity to study with, I have found Shaikh Akram Nadwi to be the closest, in knowledge, manners and teaching, to how I would imagine some of the great Hadith scholars of the past would have been. He has a vast knowledge of Hadith and Fiqh, a down-to-earth, humble, approachable style, and great teaching ability. His classes are not just beneficial from a learning perspective, but also to marvel at the awe-inspiring wealth of knowledge of our scholars masha Allah. His 40 volume work going through the biographies of some 8,000 women scholars of Hadith is a monumental endeavour. The mere fact of its existence can be a major talking point in discussion with Muslims and non-Muslims, and is almost a stand-alone proof of Islam's unparalleled wealth of female scholarship." - Dr Omar Mahroo, Cambridge/London

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Related Posts

How To Benefit From The Qur'an This Ramadan?

The Secrets of Fasting - Revealed!

Ramadhan - The Month of Revolution

Why Is Ramadhan Dead (for most people)?

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