THE QUR'AN INITIATIVE

A study of the Prophetic mission within the Quranic narrative

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A course for Brothers and Sisters

 

 

 

About

There are six main elements to  The Qur’an Initiative:

 

1. COMMUNITY ORIENTATED

 

In origin, all Muslims are students of Qur’an by default. So our aim is to bring people from all walks of life from academics and professionals to parents and children close together by making the Qur’an a talking point in the home and in our daily life in aid of helping the community being centred around the Qur’an.

يٰأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا قوا أَنفُسَكُم وَأَهليكُم نارًا وَقودُهَا النّاسُ وَالحِجارَةُ

O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones.

 

The Quran alludes to reading of the Quran in families and in homes in the following verse:

وَاذكُرنَ ما يُتلىٰ فى بُيوتِكُنَّ مِن ءايٰتِ اللَّهِ وَالحِكمَةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كانَ لَطيفًا خَبيرًا

And remember that which is recited in your houses of the Revelations of God and the Wisdom.

[al-Ahzab 33: 34]

 

2. BEING ALLAH CENTRIC

 

To build in the youth the ability to access the values of the Qur’an as a means to imbibing a personal relationship with Allah (سبحانه وتعالي).

Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “Study Qur’an for it will act as an intercessor on the day of judgement for its readers” (Muslim)

 

3. THE QURAN AS A COMPANION

 

To make the Quran a personal companion (murshid) so that the youth learns to think independently and refers to the values and morals of the Qur’an when he/she faces peer pressure from friends or wider harmful aspects of society. Abu Umama said he heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) say:

The Prophet ﷺ said: Recite Quran. Indeed it will come on the Day of Judgment as an intercessor for its companions.

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: اقرأوا القرآن فإنه يأتي يوم القيامة شفيعاً لأصحابه

 

4. THE QUR’AN AS CRITERION

 

Whether it’s a story of a Sahabi or from the life of Muhammad (ﷺ) we will endeavour to link it back to the sublime values in the Qur’an and Sunnah to establish to the youth that Islam is based on sound sources and clear concepts which are embodied in the Qur’an and Sunnah. This in order to simplify for the youth the clear matters of Islam from varying opinions within its branches.

تَبارَكَ الَّذى نَزَّلَ الفُرقانَ عَلىٰ عَبدِهِ لِيَكونَ لِلعٰلَمينَ نَذيرًا

Blessed is He Who hath revealed unto His slave the Criterion (of right and wrong), that he may be a warner to the peoples.

Al-Furqan ayah 1

 

5. ADVOCACY FOR THE QUR’AN

 

Every Muslim is by default a seeker of knowledge and a carrier of it, if our youth do not seek knowledge with the mind to carry it, they will be susceptible to Dawa to other than Islam given to them. Also to challenge prevalent ideas is a means of refining their understanding.

Muhammad ﷺ said,

‘ Mix with the people on the condition that your deen is not jeopardized, and be jestful with the family.’
[ Bukhari ]

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

“The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance.”

 

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مَيْمُونٍ الرَّقِّيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَاحِدِ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ وَثَّابٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ” الْمُؤْمِنُ الَّذِي يُخَالِطُ النَّاسَ وَيَصْبِرُ عَلَى أَذَاهُمْ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِ الَّذِي لاَ يُخَالِطُ النَّاسَ وَلاَ يَصْبِرُ عَلَى أَذَاهُمْ ” .

Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)

 

Another related Hadith:

O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is do not be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it, that is, read with good voices or do not take compensation for it, and whatever is in it, reflect upon it so that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the Akhirah). (Bayhaqi)

قال رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ( يا أهل القرآن لا تتوسدوا القرآن واتلوه حق تلاوته من آناء الليل والنهار ، وأفشوه وتغنوه وتدبروا ما فيه لعلكم تفلحون ، ولا تعجلوا ثوابه فإن له ثوابا ) رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان .

 

6. LEADING A QUR’ANIC LIFE

 

To develop skills in leadership, study regimes, time management, work ethics based on the values in the Qur’an.

 

Tafsir Courses

New Course: Under the Auspices of the Qurān

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في رحاب القرآن

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Weekly Quran Studies with Ustadh Moinul Abu Hamza

 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for all of the family, from parents to Hifdh students, students of knowledge in Alimiyyah and diploma courses and invaluable for duaat of all levels.

Spaces are limited:

Brothers: There are only 50 seats in the brothers classroom. Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. My regular students of two years get first priority. There is space for another 10 brothers to stand.

Sisters: There are 50 seats for sisters. Ustadha Nasima Umm Hamza (my wife) will also be there to conduct the interactive sessions after.

Recording and Live Streaming:

There will be recordings which will be uploaded every quarterly period. Live-streaming is only limited to the students who have already applied who either live outside of London or are sisters with children who may not be able to attend.

Course Outline:

This is a weekly study of the Qurān set up from the grassroots of the community.

The study will include a direct translation and explanation in English. The format of these Halaqaat will be a pure process between myself, a mushaf and fellow students. In a typical lesson I will read the Ayaat in Arabic then translate and discuss the central ideas found in these passages in relation to life’s affairs in light of classical and contemporary commentaries.

Course Aims:

-To taste the miraculous and inimitable beauty in the language and meanings in the Quran
-To gain an overall understanding of the Quran Al-Kareem in its themes and narratives
-To build a conceptual framework of Islam which allows one to see the internal consistency and coherence of the Quran
-Learn ahkam related to personal, family affairs under the wider framework of working to revive our Ummah
-Gain a familiarity and basic level of knowledge of word usage, grammar and sentence structure of the Quran.
-Understand the Quran from the perspective of an idea and method
-Develop critical thinking by studying the answers provided by Western materialistic creeds and systems through the lens of the Quran
-Train you to have balance between family, community life and the Dawah.
-Study various ahadith in detail in relation to the ayaat of Quran.
-Since we’ll have some overview of the Quran we will gain a brief overview of how Usuli principles were derived from the Quran

Course Length:

Each lesson will be 1hr to 1h:30mins in length. There will be a time during for Q&A towards the end. We are hoping we can cover front to back of the Quran but we want to make clear, there can be a temporary or even a permanent cancellation depending on other extenuating factors.

Course Outcome:

-Every student gains a framework from which they can approach the Quran on practical level that is built on a sound basis.
-Students of knowledge and duaat will learn the breadth and limitations one has when taking general lessons from the Quran.
-I also hope the younger generation see this work and appreciate how necessary it is to reverse engineer concepts of Islam back to the Quran and Sunnah and thereby building a closeness with Allah (SWT) and taking this approach forward as a result.

Course Y1:  Al-Fatiha – The Gateway To The Qur’an

Al-Fatiha: The Gateway to the Quran

Course outline:

Term 1 Lesson 1:

0-The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.1
1-Framework: Ayaat related to As-Shaksiyyah & Al-Mujtama’iyyah
2-Framework: Fikrun kulli and juz’i
3-Framework: The universal law of Allah (swt). Khalq and Amr: The relationship between the creator and different created things.
4-Types of common invocations الجُمَلُ المَنْحُوتَة mistakes and correct use
5-Framework: Following The Prophetic mission according to The Quranic narrative” i.e to study the Quran in line with the Seerah

Term 1 Lesson 2:

0-The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.2
1-Framework: “Constants and events”
2-Framework: Objectives and ideal
3-Framework: The role of the intellect and intellectual humility
4-A simplified, definition of Quran
5-Framework: The emergence in schools of grammatical thought: Basran vs Kufans
6-Iraab of Basmalah (grammatical construction)
7-The various meanings of the Basmalah
8-Meanings of baa that can’t be used?

Term 1 Lesson 3:

1- The Basran and Kufan school’s tahleel of the Basmalah.
2- The use of Basmalah by the Prophet in daily life civil contracts, and international relations.
3- How the Basmalah was used by The Quraysh idolators, yes that’s right.
4- A mapping of the thought process within the Basmalah itself from sensation, thought to action.

Term 1 Lesson 4:

1- Concluding remarks about the Basmalah
2- The benefits (fadaa’il of Qur’an) Hadith No.3
3- Framework: Makki and Madani Surahs
4- The names and overview of Surah al-Fatiha
5- Introduction to the meaning of Al-Hamd

Term 1 Lesson 5:

1- Concluding remarks about the Basmalah
2- The benefits (fadaa’il of Quran and Al-Hamd) Hadith No.4
3- Framework: Signs of Makki and Madani Surahs
5- The names and overview of Surah al-Fatiha

Term 1 Lesson 6:

1- Hamd, Alif laam: Types
2- The noun ‘Hamd’
3. The laam of istihqaaq
4. The estimated Khabar
5- The Type of sentence: Informational and Emotional
6. Absence of emphasis can be emphasis.
7. Shukr & Madh and their types
8. Meanings of Rabbi Al-Aalameen with al-Hamd
9. Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem without Atf?
10. Malik, Yaum and meanings of Dayn
11) Praise and thanks emanate from a sense of being beholden and indebtedness.
12) Reverential indebtedness and material debt that come from the secular and colonised mindset.

Term 2 Lesson 1:

1- Hamd in our daily lives
2- Virtues of the Quran – as a true companion in this life and intercessor in the next (we missed this, its for this week now) Hadith No.5
3- Extra detail on two characteristics creating a third without waw al-atf
4- Extra detail on definitions and knowing thing e.g His Names & Attributes
5- The linguistic root of Rahma (Judhoor)are linked to the womb (Rahim)
6- Rahmaan & Raheem – A mini lesson on Morphology (sarf), Seeghah Al-Mubaalaghah

Term 2 Lesson 2:

1- Virtues of the Quran – as a true companion in this life and intercessor in the next
2- Rahma and Sariqah: The nurturing and restricting of Islamic Law
3- Al-Hamd for al-Maalik
4- Yaum Ad- Deen – The day of settling accounts
5- A simple definition of Ibadah (lingustic and legal)
6- Sentence structure: Worship and reliance or Allah (swt) exclusively
7- The significance and importance of the Nūn as a sign of Mudaari

Term 2 Lesson 3:

1- The meaning of Malik and the basics of dhaat and siffaat in relation to Allah (SWT)’s names and attributes
2- An introduction to Balaghah in particular the linguistics style of Iltifaat (grammatical shifts) and its various types from change in the addressee (Mukhaatab) tenses, case endings.
3- Ibadāh and Istiānah
4- Hidayah and the different means within the command form (seeghatu Al-Amr)
5- Istiqaama and people of Ni’mah

Term 2 Lesson 4:

An evening seminar with Ustadh Saffaruk Choudhury in relation to types of Tafsir of Quran based on Surah Maryam. S. Z. Chowdhury: BA, AKC in Philosophy, MA, MPhil. Currently doing a PHD in Sufism. Published books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/B00J3O…/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Term 2 Lesson 5:

1- The virtues of the Quran: Hadith Studies
2- The psychology of the Maghdoob (Yahud) and Dāleen (Nasarah) in All-Fātiha in relation to enjoining good, forbidding evil and politics according to Ibn Taymiyyah (RH)
3- The origins of “Ameen”
4- An overall summary of the Al-Fatiha as a key to every Surah.

 

Course Y1:  Al-Baqara – The Hundred of Al-Baqarah

How much of the Syllabus we have covered so far in ‘The Hundred of Al-Baqarah’

Course outline:

COURSE Y1: AL-BAQARA – THE HUNDRED OF AL-BAQARAH COURSE OUTLINE:

TERM 1

TERM 1 WEEK 1: The Concept of Madinah & The Nation State
1- Madinan and Makkan Surahs
2- The addressees of Madani verses
3- The Renaissance
4- The Reformation
5- The Enlightenment
6- The Industrial Revolution
7- The difference between progress and revival
Instructor: Br. Shahid Rupon is a student of Arabic and Usul ul Fiqh. He graduated History and Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

TERM 1 WEEK 2:
1- Clearing before adorning Takhliyyah qabla at-Tahliyyah
2- Mukhaatabun-naas ‘alaa Qadri ‘uqoolihim
3- Summary of last week
4- Fada’il of Surah al-Baqarah:
5- Location and Compilation of Surah Al-Baqarah:
6- Thematic Structure of Surah Al-Baqarah
7- The Detailed Structure of Surah Al-Baqarah

TERM 1 WEEK 3:
1- Recitation of Al-Baqarah
2- Hadith: The Intelligent Person
3- Themes and Structure
4- ALM – brief introduction to Muhkaam & Mutashaabihaat
5- The Huroof Al-Muqatta’aat (The disjointed letters)
6- Tafseer of ALM via Sabr and Taqseem (A deductive process)

TERM 1 WEEK 4:
1- Hadith on beneficial knowledge
2- The Hadith of non-beneficial knowledge
3- Types of Openings in The Quran
4- Overview of the Broken/Disjointed letters
5- Continuing The Sabr & Taqseem of the Broken Letters

TERM 2

TERM 2 WEEK 1:
1- The need for Adab in our times
2- ’This’ or ‘that’ book in your hands or in the heavens?
3- The perfect and complete book
4- Laa Rayba Feehi – Healthy and unhealthy doubt. Ilm, Dhann, Shak, Rayb

TERM 2 WEEK 2:
1- Laa Rayba Feehi and removing preconceived notions
2- The need for Guidance (Huda)
3- Qualities of Human beings to be Muttaqoon
4- The Mantuq and Mafhoom of Muttaqoon

TERM 2 WEEK 3:
1- Naseeha patience in seeking knowledge
2- Linking to the ‘Concept of Madinah’ with Hudan and Muttaqi
3- Qualities of Human beings to be Muttaqoon
4- Definition of Imaan (Belief) and Ghayb (Unseen)
5- Inferring things beyond the sensed world

TERM 2 WEEK 4:
1- Imaan bil-Ghayb The potency of belief in the Unseen that makes Human beings Transcend
2- The difference between Iman and Shariah
3- The importance of Salah being connected to Iman

TERM 3

TERM 3 Week 1:
0- Introduction the mechanics of Nifaaq
1- The difference between Iman and Shariah
2- The importance of Salah being connected to Iman
3- Zakaat and the basics of economic theory in a single ayah
4- The Quranic narrative started before the Quran
5- Yaqeen & the Akhirah perspective
6- Overview of all Balāghi (Rhetorical) devices for the Muflihoon (successful one)

TERM 3 Week 2:
0- Introduction: Building a Quranic Generation
1- Outcome of differentiating between Iman and Sharia
2- Linguistic Feature: of Singular, Duals and Plural
3- Rizq and Infaaq and the basics of economic theory in a single ayah
4- The Quranic narrative started before the Quran
5- Yaqeen & the Akhirah perspective
6- Overview of all Balāghi (Rhetorical) devices for the Muflihoon (successful one)

TERM 3 Week 3:
0- Introduction: Building a Quranic Generation
1- Who are the ‘they’ who disbelieve
2-Al-Kufr linguistic roots of Ka-Fa-Ra and the effect of “Inna”
3-Kuffaar are inverse of the traits of the Muttaqeen
4- Warning (Indhaar) to Mankind and the Kuffār

TERM 3 Week 4:
0- Introduction: Basic lines of Iman and Kufr are a source of confusion & Hadith on taking friends
1- Supporting the Prophet (pbuh) and censure of the Kafir
2- Al-Kufr regarding the legal (shar’i) meaning of a Kaafir
3- Al-Kufr in regards to actions
4- The legal framework of Shariah is concern with the apparent
5- Al-Kufr and the ‘Concept of Madinah’, citizenship and the Islamic constitution of the future.
6- Balagha: Hearts, Hearing and Sight sentence structure and word usage.

TERM 3 Week 5:
0- Aims of TQI and Nasiha for Ramadan
1- A seal over hearts: Between predestination and free will (The Majaz & Haqiqi)
2- Al-Kufr in relation to the ruling system
3- Al-Kufr and the ruler and ‘kufr doona kufr’
4- The third archetype: Three types of Al-Munafiqoon
5- An-Nifaq from the “Power Perspective”
6- An-Nifaaq & the private and public Muslim

TERM 4

TERM 4 WEEK 1:
Introduction to Uloom Al-Tafsir based on Ustadh Saffaruk’s paper: Qur’an Methodologies of Abu Bakr al-Jassas -A Case-Study into Understanding Tafsir.
Instructor: S. Z. Chowdhury: BA, AKC in Philosophy, MA, MPhil PHD. Currently doing a PHD specialising in Khurāsānian Sufism.

TERM 4 WEEK 2:
0- Conceptual Frameworks
1- A legal definition of Quran
2- Sealed eyes and covered hearts
3- The eloquence and penetrative meaning of Min-An-Naas
4- A discussion of An-Nifaq from the “Power Perspective”
5- An-Nifaaq & the Private and public Muslim & Identity Politics
6- Modern day pitfalls of iNfaaq and cases studies

TERM 4 WEEK 3:
1- Descriptions of Minor and Major Nifaaq (Ayah 8)
2- The harmony (insijaam) of the Islamic Shakhsiyyah compared to the Disbeliever and Munaafiq (Ayah 8)
3- Internal and external influencers of Nifaaq (Ayah 9)
4- Rewiring the sincere/hypocritical mind of the Social Justice Activist and Treating self deception (Ayah 9)

TERM 4 WEEK 4:
1- The Islamic Activist & Alertness to Deviation and Compromise (Ayah 9)
2- Diseased Hearts: A spiritual Disease (ayah 10)
3- They perceive not, so they know not (Ayah 11-13)
4- Profitless sale leading to bankruptcy (14-16)
5- To not benefit from Islam leads to Nifaaq (17-20)
6- The mental landscapes of fire and rain (19-20)

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Instructors

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Ustadh Moinul Abu Hamza

 

Moinul Abu Hamza is a regular contributor and editor of Siyasah Press and founder of The Quran Initiative. He is an active Dawa carrier, writer and Khateeb in London. He began his studies in the UK and continued his studies in Arabic, Tafseer and sharh of hadeeth and Tajweed in Egypt. He has studied Qira’aat in Al-Azhar Masjid and Ma’had Ma’sarawy and attained accreditation from Sheikh Ma’sarawy Al-Azhari, and is currently teaching Qira’ah in Hafs an Assem. He has recently achieved an Alimiyyiah Qualification under the tutelage of Sheikh Akram Nadwi in Al-Salaam Institute.

Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah

The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.

Additional information about Ijazaat

He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK

1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi
2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari
3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah

He attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez

1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani
2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani
3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah
4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah
5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani
6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani
7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay
8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli
9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi
10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)
11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)

He attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah

* الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.

 

 

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Ustadha Nasima Umm Hamza

 

Nasima Umm Hamza holds a degree from Queen Mary University in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, is a qualified teacher, and recently graduated with distinction in her Licence in Islamic Scholarship (Alimiyyah) from Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Her dissertation was on ‘Clay and the Origins of Life’.

She is currently an Islamic Studies and Arabic Teacher in an Islamic Primary School. She is a mother of three, an active dawah carrier and instructor at The Quran Initiative. She began her studies in the U.K. and continued her studies of Arabic, Tafseer and Sharh of Hadith in Egypt before graduating with with Al-Salam Institute. She has studied Tajweed with teachers from the UK and Egypt and has attained accreditation from the Ma’had of Shaykh Ma’sarawy Al-Azhari. She also currently teaches tajweed and qira’ah in Hafs ‘an Aasim.

Additional information about the ‘Alimiyyah

The Shahada al-‘Alimiyyah has been translated as ‘Licence in Islamic Scholarship’ and is the most distinguished accolade awarded by the Institute. Students will spend a minimum of two years under the tutelage of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi perfecting their studies in the Islamic Sciences. After the two years, students will be entitled to sit their final exams which will be in Arabic, which will then signify the completion of the ISP and grants the student full authorisation in Islamic Scholarship (shahadah). This is in addition to the ijazat received throughout the ISP upon completion of certain texts of fiqh and hadith, and those issued on our Sacred Sciences Journeys.

Additional information about Ijazaat

She attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in the UK

1. Shaykh Mohammed Akram An-Nadwi
2. Shaykh Muhammad Ziad bin Omar al-Tuklah - Kitab al-Ikhlas wa-al-Niyah of Ibn Abi al-Dunya and Juz al-Ansari
3. Shaykh Muhammad Ayyub Surti; senior student of Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri and possessor of one of the highest and unique Hadith isnads in the United Kingdom - Ijazah for al-Awail al-Sunbuliyyah

Shee attained Ijazaat Amma & Samaa’ from the following shuyoukh in Al-Maghrib from the city of Rabat and Fez

1. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Kattani
2. Shaykh Badr al-Din al-Kattani
3. Shaykha Nuzha Kattaniyyah
4. Shaykha Nurul Huda Kattaniyyah
5. Shaykh Jafar al-Kattani
6. Shaykh Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Kattani
7. Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al-Jay
8. Shaykh Muhammad al-Siqalli
9. Shaykh Imam Abdur Rahman al-Kattani (possessor of the highest isnads in the world) Ijaza samaa’ (hearing) of the entire Shamail of Tirmidhi
10. Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Fasi al-Fihri (Khatib of Jami al-Qarawiyin)
11. Shaykha Bahiyyah al-Qutbiyyah (107 years old and student of Imam Tahir Ibn Ashour)

She attained Ijazaat from the following scholars from Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Madinah Al-Munawwarah

* الشيخ رحمة الله بن عبد الغني البرماوي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ حامد بن أحمد بن أكرم البخاري سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخة منيرة بنت جمال سنبل سمعنا منها الحديث المسلسل بالأولية وأوائل الكتب الستة والدارمي والموطأين وبر الوالدين.
* الشيخ علي بن سالم بن سعيد الحضرمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية
* الشيخ عبد الله التوم سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الرحمن بن حسين الموجان الغامدي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالمحبة والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد الوكيل بن عبد الحق الهاشمي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والحديث المسلسل بالعين والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات
* الشيخ عبد القيوم بن عبد الغفور السندي سمعنا منه الحديث المسلسل بالأولية والأوائل السنبلية كاملاً وعوالي الغيلانيات.

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New Course: In the Auspices of Prayer

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Islamic Studies with Ustadh Moinul Abu Hamza

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for all of the family, from parents to Hifdh students, students of knowledge in Alimiyyah and diploma courses and invaluable for duaat of all levels.

Spaces are limited:

Brothers: There are only 50 seats in the brother’s classroom. Seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. My regular students of two years get first priority. There is space for another 10 brothers to stand.

Sisters: There are 50 seats for sisters. Ustadha Nasima Umm Hamza (my wife) will also be there to conduct the interactive sessions after.

Recording and Live Streaming:

There will be recordings which will be uploaded every quarterly period. Live-streaming is only limited to the students who have already applied who either live outside of London or are sisters with children who may not be able to attend.

Course Aims:

This is a weekly study of the Qurān set up from the grassroots of the community.

The areas that will be covered:

i. A distillation of Salah from its essentialisation in political matters to its proper context within the struggle for Allah’s Deen. We will be separating the western influenced paradigms related to Salah from the correct concept of Takhashu, Khushu to Qurba, Taqarrub etc.

ii. An explanation of various tafaseer in relation to the seriousness and importance of maintaining one’s Salah and the destruction that lays ahead of one that abandoned it to the grave sin one earns in negligence towards it.

iii. A discussion on the wujoob of Salah in relation to ruling from an Usuli perspective in conjunction with other obligations.

iv. A seerah discussion explaining the vital link Salah has to the work for revival, as our succour and our source of strength. The significance of the wudu, to the ruku, Sajda and tahiyaat.

v. We will earn how to attain a khushu’ in Salah that his wholly consistent with ones khushu’ in life whilst gaining some understanding the inner states of khushu’, khawf, iftiqaar, khawf, taqwa.

Course Outline % Online Access:

Part 1 : https://youtu.be/LNFd5IWLLaM?t=2m50s

Introduction

1 – Aims of course

2 – Importance of Salah

3 – General concepts of Islam

i) Study of the Human condition/problem

ii) Definition of comprehensive Ibadah/solution

iii) individual obligations and communal obligations

iv) Questions and Answers

 

Part 2 : https://youtu.be/LNFd5IWLLaM?t=1h40m32s

Outer dimensions of Salah

1- Detailed concepts of Ayni and Kifayah duties

2 – Hadith on Knots from Saheeh Ibn Hibban

3- Routes cause of abandonment of Salah

4 – Salah as symbol of ibadah in life

BREAK FOR SALATUL-ASR

 

Part 3 : https://youtu.be/LNFd5IWLLaM?t=2h2m14s

Constants of Salah in the Quran

1 – Millatu Ibraheem: belief, prayer and struggle

2 – Meaning of Hanifiyyah (turning from everything to Allah (ﷻ)

3 – Meaning of Islam (submission) obedience to Allah (ﷻ)

 

Part 4 : https://youtu.be/LNFd5IWLLaM?t=2h21m42s

Inner dimensions of Salah

1 – Indicating meanings of Salah

i) Praying ‘haneefan wa musliman’

ii) Times of prayer

iii) Place of prayer

2 – The prayer

i) Takbeer

ii) Thanaa

iii) Al-Fatiha

iv) Rukoo

v) Sajdah

vi) At-Tashahud

 

Part 5 : https://youtu.be/LNFd5IWLLaM?t=3h8m33s

The real meaning of Khushoo’

1 – Khawf, Khashya and Khushoo’ in the Quran (Surah Mu’minoon)

2 – Intravenous link between Struggle and Salah

3 – Incomplete and false Khushoo’

4 – Examples of the Sahaba and Tabi’een
Vimeo Online Access:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/inthevastauspicesofsalah
Audio Access:
https://soundcloud.com/moinul-abu-hamza/in-the-vast-auspices-of-salah-the-quran-initiative

 

A special Thanks to Omar Hisham and his team for the recitation provided for my class. Also our apologies for missing some of the smaller aspects that were skipped due to time constraints.

 

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Witnessing the seasons of our lives | For hearts that listen (BSL)

A Tafsir dedicated to the deaf and hearing impaired community.

 

Post event thoughts:

Witnessing the seasons of our lives | For hearts that listen (BSL)

The Qur’an Initiative meets Al Isharah

I’ve just left the London Muslim Centre after one of the most amazing nights answering aqeedah questions of the deaf community. I never imagined they could raise sensitive questions about the abilities and disabilities in relation to guidance, predestination and free will and how we understand Allah (SWT)’s justice and how each of the senses are different together, separately and how they are different in this life and the next.

It opened up many topics I’ve thought about of which I’ve had no-one to share with in regards to how Allah (SWT) exalts some senses over others interchangeably in the Quran and their connection with the mind and the soul.
Tom, the official translator/interpreter for Friday Jumuah kept up almost word for word which was amazing. Saying he’s a ‘nice guy’ doesn’t do him justice. May Allah (SWT) bless him, I really wanted him to revert to Islam so I tried to get him to translate bits I thought would move him as well.
I’ll write more about this later as I’m tired, or just post up the video, but I’ll say this, I really think we should give shukr for what we have. I really think we should give shukr for what we have. People who cannot hear a thing were so thoughtful compared to hundreds of people who hear like animals but don’t listen and think like human beings.

I started the talk speaking off script and from the heart about how I was humbled to be asked, honoured to be in front of this unique audience, embarrassed that I had come to communicate with them -not knowing their language, and shy to move my hands in case I said anything silly.
With not being able to hear, read or pray anywhere near as easily as we do, you could see that they have spent effort in thinking about Allah (SWT) ‘s role for them in this life.

They asked questions about the ghayb ‘unseen and unheard’ in relation to what happens after death. So explaining the role of the mind and the role of senses in relation to the sensed and un-sensed world took us to new dimensions.
I mentioned in the class that headlessness is from a blind and deaf heart. The senses are tools that are ranging in ability and diversify further based on those with a contemplative heart who see and really see, those who hear and really hear. But the sound heart is based on what we do with the ayaat of Allah (SWT)’s book and the ayaat of this world.

A question was asked about whether they could answer the questions in the interrogation of the two angels if they could not hear. This really got to me. Before answering I felt shameful of how I have been heedless of my blessings. I told them they will hear and see in a way that is far beyond the limits of the dunya. The dunya body is similar, but nowhere near as advanced as our newly created bodies in Jannah.
If I’m not mistaken, there were couples separated on either side. I wondered, ‘how do they imagine Jannah?’ To speak to each other or use sign language in the ease of each other’s silence like they did in the Dunya? Allah (SWT) knows best.

Jazākallahu Khayran to Al-Ishaarah for inviting me. And Jazākallahu Khayran to Yusuf Islam.

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