Thursday, 20 June 2013

Why Have We Forgotten Our Destination?

There is no doubt that we as Muslims know, or ought to know, our destination - Paradise. But we act and behave as if we do not know. We have become distracted by the present, causing us to forget the future. This is similar to what Allah (SWT) describes the disbelievers in the Qur'an.

<<These people love the fleeting life. They put aside [all thoughts of] a Heavy Day.>> [Surah Al-Insan 76:27]

Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted and forget the destination? The simple answer is that we don't really believe in Paradise. It is not deeply rooted in our hearts and minds as it must be. Surah Al-Insan has come to cure this illness. It gives us a detailed description of Paradise to create a longing for it, along with a description of the provisions we need to take with us on this arduous journey.

This Saturday, get a detailed explanation of Surah Al-Insan by an expert of tafsir and hadith and one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of the Western world - Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This is an unmissable seminar for anyone concerned for their real future.

Bonus Question & Answer Session on "Doubts and Controversies about Islam"

These days, many contentious and sensitive issues related to Islam have arisen which lead to questions and doubts in the minds of many Muslims with few reliable sources to turn to for proper answers. In the forthcoming seminar on Surah Al-Insan, there will be a special bonus session giving all attendees the opportunity to have their questions answered by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi, one of the foremost scholars and thinkers of today.

Surah Al-Insan
Man The Unknown - What is His Destiny?
The Magnificent Journey Seminar Series

With Bonus Session on "Doubts and Controversies about Islam"

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013  |  Time: 9.30AM - 6PM

Venue: Cambridge University and Live On-line Web Access

Features: Course Notes, Childcare/Crèche, Free Parking, Group Discounts and Scholarship << Click Here To Register


"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

"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

"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

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Man The Unknown - Surah Al-Insan - What is His Destiny? (plus Bonus Open Q & A Session)"Doubts and Controversies about Islam" in the Light of Surah Al-Insan

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