Friday 8 November 2013

Throw Away Your Veils This Saturday with Ibrahim (AS)

Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi says:

"This man, whom God Himself has praised in the Qur’an as His khalil, is the exemplar of perfected determination to know God, to be fully in His presence. This determination is expressed in what we may call, figuratively, the opening of various curtains (or veils):
  1. The Cultural Curtain: seeing through the world of his father and his people generally, who are worshippers of natural phenomena (his challenging and breaking of the idols, and demonstration of their falsity);
  2. The Natural Curtain: seeing through the scale and majesty of natural phenomena, which are impressive yet bounded within large conditions, like time and space, whereas the God that Ibrahim seeks is unbounded (his discontent with moon and stars and sun, “I love not those that set”);
  3. The Human Curtain: seeing through the fear of what the world or other people may do to him on account of his faith in God (the rightness of that faith is demonstrated when the fire (literal fire, and the fire of the human rage against him) is rendered powerless to harm him);"
    The above quotation is an extract from the notes to the extraordinary seminar on Ibrahim (AS) coming up on Saturday in Cardiff and Online Worldwide InshaAllah. The day long seminar will include the following topics:

    Session 1: Introduction to the Seminar

    - Importance of Studying about Ibrahim (AS)
    - Why is he the Greatest Thinker ever?
    - Ibrahim (AS) and Other Thinkers and Philosophers

    Session 2: Biography of Ibrahim (AS)

    - Myths and Facts about Ibrahim (AS)
    - Ibrahim (AS) in the Bible and in the Qur’an
    - Other historical details about Ibrahim (AS)

    Session 3: The Millah (Creed) of Ibrahim (AS)

    - What is the Millah of Ibrahim?
    - Why is it highlighted in the Qur’an?
    - What is its significance to the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?
    - Ibrahim (AS) as the imam (leader and example) of iman - faith and belief

    Session 4: Hanifiyyah & Muslim

    - The meaning of “He named you Muslim”
    - The meaning of “Ibrahim is a Hanif”
    - Ibrahim (AS) as the imam (leader and example) of islam - submission to God
    - How does this relate to us?

    Session 5: Major Components of the Legacy of Ibrahim

    - Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
    - Salah - The Daily Prayers 
    - Hajj or Pilgrimage to Makkah

    Session 6: The Will of Ibrahim & Yaqub (AS)

    - What is the Will of Ibrahim?
    - What is its significance to the modern world?
    - Conclusion

    Sign up today for this extraordinary seminar on Ibrahim (AS) by one of the foremost thinkers and scholars of the Western world today. If you cannot attend in person at least sign up for online access. This is an essential seminar for every Muslim (and non-Muslim too).

    Cambridge Islamic Sciences Seminars Cardiff and Muslim Council of Wales Present


    The Universal Model for Families and Nations

    By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi (Oxford)

    Date: Saturday 9th November 2013 Time: 10AM - 5PM

    Venue: Cardiff University, Wallace Lecture Theater
    South Wing Entrance, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT

    Online: Worldwide Live & Recorded Access

    Tickets: Attendance: £10 (including lunch) | Online Worldwide: £25

    Special Offers: 
    1. Free Entry for University Students (prior registration & student ID required)
    2. Free Recorded Online Access when you sign up for Live Online Access (save £25)
    3. Reduced Price for iLEAD - Muslim Council of Wales Delegates

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