Saturday 28 April 2012

The Power of The Shahadah - Revealed

"If one really knows the Shahadah they would not fear anyone or anything but Allah. Today Muslims seem to be fearing and having hope in everything but Allah. The key to the Shahadah lies in Surah Al-Ikhlas and Surah Al-Kafirun" - Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi

From the individual level to government levels, our trust, hopes and fears seem to be misplaced. The hopes and fears of Muslim nations lie in NATO and The West more than in Allah. Individuals place their trust in jobs, families, education and governments more than in Allah. This is a clear sign that the shahadah has not taken root either at the individual or community level. For the slightest problem we turn to other than Allah for help despite them being feeble and weak.

<<O People! Here is a parable set forth! Listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, ye call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! and if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition!>> [Qur'an 22:73]

This is in contrast to people mentioned in the Qur'an in whose lives the shahadah had taken root.

<<Men said to them: "A great army is gathering against you"; and frightened them. But it (only) increased their Faith. They said: "For us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best disposer of affairs.">> [Qur'an 3:173]

What is it about the shahadah that they knew and understood that we do not know or understand? Why is their attitude to the shahadah different to ours? How can we develop that attitude and understanding of the shahadah?

This is the last opportunity to register for a life-changing seminar tomorrow, to have the power and secrets of the shahadah revealed by one of the foremost Islamic scholars in the western world.

La-ilaaha-illallah - The Call of All Prophets
The Way To True Servitude To Allah

By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi

When: Sunday 29th April 2012     Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University




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