Thursday 22 March 2012

When Musa (AS) Came To Britain...

"By no means! my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!" - Musa (AS)

“We have more claim to Musa than you”
- Muhammad (PBUH)

Musa (AS) did not physically come to Britain but his true message has reached Britain quite a long time ago. One of the core missions of Musa (AS) was to liberate the people from the slavery of the Pharaonic systems to the servitude of Allah. Despite his message why is it that people still remain as slaves to the modern world?

Today Muslims are the people of Musa (AS) as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “We have more claim to Musa than you (i.e. the Jews)”. But our hearts, minds and souls are trapped and we have become slaves to our own fears as well as to the systems of our time. We have become slaves to modern ideologies, modern ways of living, modern structures and our own egos and desires as Iqbal expresses in the following poem:

“…he gives away his soul to save his body; and although the name of God is on his lips; the object of his worship is the ruler’s might; a might which is a living, growing lie and which gives birth to nothing but more lies. It is an idol which is god to you so long as you kneel down and worship it, but which falls to the ground if you stand up to it. The real God provides both life and bread, while the false god provides bread but takes life. The real God is One; this god is in a hundred bits. The One is Providence; the other is a helpless thing. The One heals gaps; the other breeds disunity. The false god teaches men to be his slaves, divesting their eyes, ears and minds of faith.”- Allamah Iqbal

The only way to liberate ourselves from this slavery is to turn to the message of Musa (AS).
The story of Musa (AS) is mentioned in the Qur'an more than any other story for a reason. But for many, the understanding of the story is very superficial - no more than how a little child would understand it whereas the insights and lessons from the story are immense. So is it not time for us to return to the deep and profound message of Musa (AS)?

The Story of Musa (AS) in The Qur'an

Lessons for The 21st Century

By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi

Saturday 24th March 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM

Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University


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"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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