Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Amazing Line Up Of MEOC Seminars

The upcoming MEOC seminars in March and April by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi are as follows:

1. Saturday 9th March, London (Women-Only)

What Every Muslim Woman Must Know

Fiqh pertaining to Muslim women including extensive question and answer session and special session on Female Scholarship in Islam.

2. Saturday 23rd March, Cambridge + Online

Surah Al-Muzzammil - The Blueprint For The Caller To Islam

The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series

Surah Al-Muzzammil is a very special Surah for the Messenger (SAW) and all those who are following in his footsteps. In this Surah the Prophet (SAW) is prepared by his Lord to carry the weighty message of Allah (SWT). The Prophet (SAW) is urged to stay up in prayer during the night to receive strength, courage and wisdom to deliver the message during the long and busy periods of the day. In addition to that the Prophet (SAW) is urged to "have patience with what they (the disbelievers) say, and leave them with noble (dignity)". This Surah gives the blueprint for the caller to Islam (Da’ee) that is applicable to every time and place.

3. Sunday 24th March, Cambridge + Online

Jesus Christ in Islam - The Epitome of Spirituality and Saviour of Humanity


The message of all Prophets and Messengers is one and the same - "worship Allah who is your Rabb" - and they all came to save the humanity from the misery of this world and the destruction of the Hereafter. Jesus is no different. This seminar addresses the special feature of Jesus (PBUH) in bringing spirituality and meaning to the materialistic society and turning people's attention towards the true servitude and love of Allah (SWT).

4. Saturday and Sunday 6-7 April, London + Online

Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi - The Pearls of The Prophet (SAW) - Including 'Ijaazah


The Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi is a classical and timeless collection of the most important traditions of the Prophet (SAW) giving the essence of Eeman and Islam. It has always been considered an essential text for every student of knowledge as the understanding of these ahadith is fundamental to the belief and practice of a Muslim. This special weekend seminar on the Forty Hadith provides a unique and unmissable opportunity to study this important collection in the ideal, traditional way - with the guidance of an extraordinary teacher, true scholar and Muhaddith (an expert of Hadith) of our time, who has devoted many years to the study and research of hadith. Every student will receive a signed certificate and Ijaazah from Shaykh Akram for the Forty Hadith and hadith musalsal bil-awwaliyyah linking them to the Prophet (SAW).

5. Saturday 20th April, Cambridge + Online

Surah Al-Mudaththir - Warning for The Humanity

The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series

For more information, registration and videos, please visit the "Cambridge" and "London" pages.

"The Magnificent Journey continues... Today's seminar was yet another awesome seminar in the series with exceptional crowd and amazing insights from Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is truly a historic seminar series on the explanation of The Quran and is redefining our understanding and relationship with the Book of ALLAH. The emphasise of Dr Nadwi on establishing our connection with ALLAH and utilising the space given to us for recognising one God, is the key highlight of these seminars. Each seminar begins by strongly negating the wrong practises which have been introduced in the true teachings of worshipping one ALLAH and then builds on it by inviting us to ponder on the sings of ALLAH and get closer to our Rabb. Truly inspiring series, I would strongly recommend everybody including men, women and families to attend the Magnificent Journey Seminars as these are life changing and truly install this urge of loving the Book of ALLAH. The subtle nuances of the language which make the Qur'an such a powerful speech are beautifully explained by Dr Akram Nadwi in a nice balanced way keeping the things simple and interesting at the same time. His tremendous scholarships of Hadith literature and exceptional skills of Arabic language make this series a unique experience and a historic event in the city of Cambridge." - Awais Ahmed Awan, Cambridge

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

THE DARK & MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF JINN & MAGIC - EXPOSED!

For the very first time in the English language, Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is giving a detailed and scholarly exposition of the world of Jinn through Surah Al-Jinn, the Seerah and his own experience in a way that has not been done before. Sadly, when it comes to Jinn (spirits and demons), information and advice is readily accepted from all sorts of people, including people who have no understanding whatsoever of the Qur'an. However, the world of Jinn is not a matter for common people to claim to be experts of or give any specific advice on.

The Jinn are part of the unseen and we only know about them what Allah (SWT) and His Messenger (SAW) have told us. Therefore the only qualified people who can explain about Jinn are the people who have inherited the legacy of the Qur'an and the Sunnah left by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). They are the knowledgeable and righteous scholars of Islam.

“There are not many people that you meet and in the first hour of sitting with them you decide you love them for the sake of Allah, but for me that was the case one week ago, when I had the honour of sitting in on a course by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. The next week I was with him again and by no means did he cease to amaze me any less. When someone like Shaykh Akram speaks and explains things the way he does, you know that anyone who is not benefiting from him will look back in 10 years and think, man I totally lost out there. You may know a topic inside out but because of the depth of his knowledge and more importantly his understanding, when he explains something you are thrown back by how he explained it in a way you never heard it before. MashaAllah. These courses are essential for every Muslim. If people are sincere about seeking knowledge that will connect them to their Creator, Allah (SWT), then they will take full advantage as they will not only help one understand their purpose in life in a deeper and more meaningful way but they will also be in a strong position to articulate Islam to the people around them in a way that makes sense and appeals the the hearts and minds.” - Tariq Shaekh, iERA, London

This is your unmissable opportunity to study the reality of the world of Jinn with one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world today.

"I recently attended the Tafsir of Surah Nuh. Whilst I had heard much about Shaykh Akram, this was my first class with him. The first thing that you cannot help but appreciate is how the Shaykh hooks you with his connection to knowledge, in a pure sense, there was no need to employ any speaking tactics to keep the attendees engrossed. The Shaykh, made every point relevant, to connect the text with our lives today and our response to get closer to our Creator. Indeed the Shaykh mentioned countless gems that he mentioned offhand but when contemplated on, really struck a chord in the heart. It was also great that the Shaykh was very open to questions, however sensitive, and tackled them head on, without compromising the principles of our faith, exemplifying that Allah azza wa jal has not only blessed him with knowledge, but also wisdom. I don't say this lightly, I genuinely believe, if you have the opportunity to study with the Shaykh, and you don't take it, then you have missed out on tasting the fruits of the knowledge of the Scholarship of our time and land" - Umer Suleman, South London


Reserve your seat today - only 4 days to go!

Surah Al-Jinn
The Mysterious World of Spirits & Demons

The Magnificent Journey

An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juz' Tabaarak and Juz' 'Amma) of the Qur'an, From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas, by one of the foremost Islamic Scholars and Thinkers of the Western World today.

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013     Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access

http://courses.meoc.org.uk   << Click Here To Register

Written Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html

"Jazakumullahu khayran. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity. I am so impressed by the Sheikh, subhanallah, mashaAllah. A very rare example of tradition fused with awareness of the environment and reality while not compromising God consciousness. If only there were more like him. Questions, I'm so glad we can ask them even if it's not about the sura. Yes, how else are we to learn from his wisdom and experience if we don't ask? The issues facing Muslims in the West are so many and so confusing and I just love the fact that he does not have an inferiority complex about Islam. It's really sad to see psychologically defeated scholars start throwing away tradition in the name of progress and fitting in. Sheikh Akram Nadwi gives you the sense that the real life is in the hereafter so don't have to get so tied up with the philosophies and controversies that sometimes take away our attention from the real purpose. The onus is on us, are we being pious?" - Aisha Barkatullah, Cambridge


Video Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/blog-page.html

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Jinn, Black Magic and Exorcism - What Is The Reality?
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Monday, 11 February 2013

Jinn, Black Magic and Exorcism - What Is The Reality?

<<On the day He gathers everyone together [saying], ‘Company of jinn! You have seduced a great many humans,’ their adherents among mankind will say, ‘Lord, we have profited from one another, but now we have reached the appointed time You decreed for us.’>> [Qur'an 6:128]

<<We sent a group of jinn to you [Prophet] to listen to the Qur 'an. When they heard it, they said to one another, ‘Be quiet!’ Then when it was finished they turned to their community and gave them warning.>> [Qur'an 46:29]

<<Men have sought refuge with the jinn in the past, but they only misguided them further.>> [Qur'an 72:6]

There are so many stories of "Jinn Possession", "Black Magic" and "Exorcism" in the Muslim communities. However very few know what the reality of these situations are. Very often gullible people are exploited for profit by charlatans who pretend to be religious. But what is even more disturbing is to see some religious people carrying strange beliefs about the Jinn because of ignorance, here-say, legends, tradition, culture and "experience".

No doubt there are so many confusing questions about the Jinn. But who do we turn to for answers? Do we go to "professional exorcists" or to knowledgeable and pious Islamic scholars who are the inheritors of Prophets and Messengers?

Allah (SWT) revealed Surah Al-Jinn to the Prophet (SAW) as guidance on this matter. Therefore the forthcoming seminar on Surah Al-Jinn by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an unmissable seminar for those wanting real answers about the Jinn.


Surah Al-Jinn - The Mysterious World of Spirits & Demons

The Magnificent Journey

An Amazing Journey Through The Last Two Parts (Juz' Tabaarak and Juz' 'Amma) of the Qur'an, From Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An-Naas, by one of the foremost Islamic Scholars and Thinkers of the Western World today


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2013     Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access

http://courses.meoc.org.uk   << Click Here To Register

Written Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/testimonials.html

"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 Qur'an, 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 57 volume work going through the biographies of some 8,500 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


"I recently attended the Tafsir of Surah Nuh. Whilst I had heard much about Shaykh Akram, this was my first class with him. The first thing that you cannot help but appreciate is how the Shaykh hooks you with his connection to knowledge, in a pure sense, there was no need to employ any speaking tactics to keep the attendees engrossed. The Shaykh, made every point relevant, to connect the text with our lives today and our response to get closer to our Creator. Indeed the Shaykh mentioned countless gems that he mentioned offhand but when contemplated on, really struck a chord in the heart. It was also great that the Shaykh was very open to questions, however sensitive, and tackled them head on, without compromising the principles of our faith, exemplifying that Allah azza wa jal has not only blessed him with knowledge, but also wisdom. I don't say this lightly, I genuinely believe, if you have the opportunity to study with the Shaykh, and you don't take it, then you have missed out on tasting the fruits of the knowledge of the Scholarship of our time and land" - Umer Suleman, South London

"Jazakumullahu khayran. I can't thank you enough for the opportunity. I am so impressed by the Sheikh, subhanallah, mashaAllah. A very rare example of tradition fused with awareness of the environment and reality while not compromising God consciousness. If only there were more like him. Questions, I'm so glad we can ask them even if it's not about the sura. Yes, how else are we to learn from his wisdom and experience if we don't ask? The issues facing Muslims in the West are so many and so confusing and I just love the fact that he does not have an inferiority complex about Islam. It's really sad to see psychologically defeated scholars start throwing away tradition in the name of progress and fitting in. Sheikh Akram Nadwi gives you the sense that the real life is in the hereafter so don't have to get so tied up with the philosophies and controversies that sometimes take away our attention from the real purpose. The onus is on us, are we being pious?" - Aisha Barkatullah, Cambridge

Video Testimonials: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/p/blog-page.html

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