Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Learn The Forty Hadith Nawawi The Traditional Way With A Muhaddith and Gain Ijazah

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This is a rare opportunity to learn the Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi in a traditional way with a real muhaddith (expert of Hadith). Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is among the very few living scholars in the world who have the shortest chains (isnad) to many of the books of Hadith. Therefore to be in his company, to benefit from his knowledge, to be enlightened by his wisdom and to be linked to the the Prophet (SAW) through him is such a huge blessing and an opportunity that cannot be missed.

"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

“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, London

Shaykh Akram Nadwi has given a short video introduction for what he will be covering in the Forty Hadith Seminar. Please click on the image above to play.

"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 Barkatulla, Cambridge

Please sign up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now with a 30% early bird discount.


Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars LONDON Presents
Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi with Ijazah
A unique opportunity to study this essential hadith collection with an extraordinary muhaddith and teacher of our time with Ijazah linking to The Prophet (SAW)

London Special Weekend Residential Seminar with Live Worldwide Online Access

Teacher: Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday and Sunday 6-7 April 2013   Time: 9:30AM - 7:00PM

Venue: Edmonton Islamic Centre, London + Live Online Web Access

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk

30% Early Bird Discount - Promotion Code: EARLYBIRD30POFF

Features: Course notes, onsite accommodation for both brothers and sisters, crèche facilities, free whole-day parking and refreshments.

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 Ijazah from Shaykh Akram for the Forty Hadith and hadith musalsal bil-awwaliyyah linking them to the Prophet (SAW).

Bonus Sessions: Brothers and sisters who stay the night will also benefit from the extended company of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi and hear some special advice on how to manage our time and balance our lives successfully between learning & implementing beneficial knowledge and meeting our other day-to-day needs.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Relevance of Jesus Christ in The Life of A Muslim

"The Prophets Ibrahim, Nuh, Salih, Hud and Muhammad (SAW) came in a certain context. They came to people who were non-believers and polytheists. It was a struggle between eeman (belief) and kufr (disbelief); between tawheed (monotheism) and shirk (polytheism). However the Prophets Zakariyyah, Yahya and 'Eesa (AS) came in a different context. They came to a people who already had guidance but they were indifferent to it. This is very similar to the context of Muslims today. Therefore the life and message of Jesus Christ is very relevant for us" - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Join us today (Sunday) for this rare seminar on Jesus Christ (PBUH) in Cambridge completely free of charge or via live online video from any city.

Jesus Christ in Islam
The Epitome of Spirituality & Saviour of Humanity


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Date: Sunday 24th March 2013   Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge Islamic Centre - Devonshire Road
4 Devonshire Road (Off Mill Road)
Cambridge CB1 2BH   Parking: Free On-Street Parking

Special Offer: FREE ENTRY    Promotion Code: SPECIALOFFER

ONLY  A FEW MORE PLACES AVAILABLE.

WORLDWIDE LIVE ONLINE ACCESS


Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/#jesus-seminar

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

English Defence League (EDL) in Makkah?

This statement may come as a surprise for many but the situation in Makkah at the time of the Prophet (SAW) was far worse than any confrontation the EDL may have had with the Prophet (SAW) and the his companions in Makkah. The Prophet (SAW) had to deal with the extremely hostile "Quraysh Defence League" (QDL) which undertook a ruthless propaganda campaign against the Prophet (SAW), his message and the believers. The situation today in the UK is not at all similar to how it was in Makkah. However there are elements within the society who seem to be inspired by the QDL. One such group is the English Defence League which appears to have taken the hatred of Islam as the core of its ideology. Others include new-atheist and some evangelical groups.

No matter how persistent the QDL was, it failed to distract and derail the mission of the believers. On the contrary, they went into oblivion. But today, even the slightest appearance or propaganda from the EDL seems to really distract us. This is not surprising at all as the early believers followed the guidance that was sent by Allah (SWT) to deal with the situation. Whereas we have no clue whatsoever whether that guidance even exists let alone how we can apply that guidance. Then we look for inspiration elsewhere like any other community would do. This is when we need stop and think.

Surah Al-Muzzammil is an early Makkan surah revealed to the Prophet (SAW) to give strength to his mission. One of the main aspects of this surah is how to deal with hostile elements within the society. 

<<You [Prophet], enfolded in your cloak! Stay up throughout the night, all but a small part of it, half, or a little less, or a little more; recite the Qur'an slowly and distinctly: We shall send a momentous message down to you. Night prayer makes a deeper impression and sharpens words–– you are kept busy for long periods of the day–– so celebrate the name of your Lord and devote yourself wholeheartedly to Him. He is Lord of the east and west, there is no god but Him, so take Him as your Protector, patiently endure what they say, ignore them politely, and leave to Me those who deny the truth and live in luxury. Bear with them for a little while.>> [Surah Al-Muzzammil 73:1-11]

There is such deep meaning and guidance in this surah for every Muslim society and individual on how to conduct themselves in the face of opposition and hostility. The seminar coming up on Saturday by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a must for every one of us living in this society.

Surah Al-Muzzammil (The Enfolded)
The Blueprint For Every Muslim
The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013      Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk
 
Testimonials

"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

Video Testimonials

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"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 Barkatulla, Cambridge 

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Previous Posts
Surah Al-Muzzammil - "The Ultimate Da'wah Training Course"

Other Upcoming MEOC Seminars

Sunday 24th March (Cambridge) - FREE EVENT
Jesus Christ - The Epitome of Spirituality & Saviour of Humanity

Saturday & Sunday 6/7 April (London)
Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi

Saturday 13th April (Birmingham)
Fiqh of Love - Marriage and Family in Islam

Surah Al-Muzzammil - "The Ultimate Da'wah Training Course"

There are so many da'wah training courses and workshops conducted across the UK. Although they may have some benefit, almost all of them focus on very superficial things such as methods, techniques and arguments. Therefore, the results we see are also superficial with no real substance. If these training courses and workshops are of so little use and even harmful, then how does one train to be a da'i or caller to Islam?
"The duty of da`wah is a high and difficult obligation. It should not be undertaken carelessly, but after the most careful preparation. The da`i must be knowledgeable about the religion, be regular and comfortable in the practice of it, and develop a strong relation with God. He or she must make time to be still, as in solitary prayer at night, away from the day’s business (al-Muzzammil), so that he or she can receive and gather the inward strength to believe profoundly and to speak from that profound belief. Stillness is necessary whenever you contemplate any serious, difficult task; it allows you to gather your forces so that you become clear about your resolve to perform that difficult task. After this stillness and being with God and praying to Him, the da`i is better prepared to ‘arise and warn’ (al-Mudaththir)." - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Surah Al-Muzzammil teaches us how Allah (SWT) Himself trained His chosen Messenger - Muhammad (SAW) - to be the best da'i the world has ever seen. The focus of this teaching is entirely different - it is deep, profound and highly spiritual. It operates on an entirely different plane such that Allah (SWT) becomes his or her guide in every step that they take.

<<So have fear (taqwa) of Allah; and Allah will teach you.>> [Qur'an 2:282]

Surah Al-Muzzammil is one of the earliest Surahs to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in preparation for the great mission that was ahead of him. This is the same preparation that we need to be callers to Islam. Why do we not take the lesson?

Surah Al-Muzzammil (The Enfolded)
The Blueprint For Every Muslim
The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013      Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Two Amazing Seminars This Weekend (Including A Free Seminar)

Saturday 23rd March 2013

Surah Al-Muzzammil (The Enfolded)
The Blueprint For Every Muslim
The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2013      Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live Online Web Access

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk

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.

Sunday 24th March 2013  (FREE ENTRY)

Jesus Christ in Islam
The Epitome of Spirituality & Saviour of Humanity


By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Date: Sunday 24th March 2013   Time: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

Venue: Cambridge Islamic Centre - Devonshire Road
4 Devonshire Road (Off Mill Road)
Cambridge CB1 2BH   Parking: Free On-Street Parking

Special Offer: FREE ENTRY & REDUCED ONLINE ACCESS TICKET

Promotion Code: SPECIALOFFER

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).

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/#jesus-seminar

Friday, 1 March 2013

Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi with Ijazah - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi - London & Online

Forty Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi
Including Ijazah from a Muhaddith

A unique opportunity to study this essential hadith collection with an extraordinary muhaddith and teacher of our time with Ijazah linking to The Prophet (SAW)

London Special Weekend Seminar with Live Worldwide Online Access

Teacher: Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday and Sunday 6-7 April 2013 Time: 9:30AM - 7:00PM

Venue: Edmonton Islamic Centre, London + Live Online Web Access

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk/#40hadith-seminar

Early Bird Discount: 30%  Code: EARLYBIRD30POFF  Save: £18/ticket

Special Online Discount: 20%  Code: SPECIAL20POFF  Save: £12/ticket

Features: Onsite accommodation for both brothers and sisters (if required), crèche facilities, free whole-day parking and refreshments.

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).

Bonus: Those who stay over would be able to enjoy the company of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi with some special advice on how to manage our time and balance our life between learning beneficial knowledge and managing our daily activities.