Reflection No. 146 on Q 16:120 – Nabi Ibrahim (a)

إِنَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ كَانَ أُمَّةً قَانِتًا لِلَّهِ حَنِيفًا وَلَمْ يَكُ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ Inna Ibrāhīma kāna ummatan qānital-lillāhi Hanīfan walam yaku minal-mushrikīn Indeed Ibrahim was a nation, obedient to Allah, upright, and he was not of the polytheists. (Sūratun Nahl, No. 16, Āyat 120) This passage praises the great Prophet of Allah, Nabī Ibrāhim (a)- the Patriarch … Read more

ALI-255: Spiritual Lessons from the Life of the Holy Prophet (s)

This course if for women only. How does the life of the Prophet (s) inspire us spiritually? How do we move from the ritual to the spiritual, and learn the true essence of the message of the Prophet (s)? This course will try to answer these questions, and discuss events from the life of Prophet … Read more

Reflection No. 145 on Q 21:107 – The Prophet (s) – a mercy to the worlds

 وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ  wamā arsalnāka illā rahmatal-lill‘ālamīn And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds (Sūratul Ambiyā, No. 21, Ayt 107) In the verse above the Holy Prophet (s) is described as a mercy to the worlds. He was sent to people (and other creatures) as a mercy … Read more

ALI-254: Qur’anic Arabic Sessions

In this ongoing course, we plan to cover deriving nouns (masdar) from verbs, Forms II to VI of Verbs and their application. Besides covering Units 30 – 34 in the textbook Access to Qur’anic Arabic by AbdulWahid Hamid, we will also draw examples from various passages of Holy Qur’an; Traditions and Supplications of the Ma‘sumeen … Read more

ALI-257: Quran Appreciation, Suras Naml and Anbiya

Children will read and discuss verses 15-44 of Sura Naml and verses 78-82 of Sura Anbiya, on the story of Nabi Dawood (a) and Nabi Sulayman (a). They will create a fold-out storybook complete with plot and characters who will speak in Quranic words. Schedule: Fridays, January 17 – March 21, 2014 from 4.15 pm … Read more

Reflection No. 144 on Q 2:21 – Worship of Allah

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O Mankind! Worship your Lord Who created you, and those before you, so that you may acquire Taqwa. al-Baqarah, 2:21 Worship of Allah is what makes the human being soar. It calms and soothes, elevates and enriches. It fulfills the true potential of … Read more

Reflection No. 143 on Q 9:128 – The Prophet (s)’s love for people

لَقَدْ جَاءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُمْ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ Certainly a Messenger has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to him is your distress, he has deep concern for you, to the believers (he is) compassionate, merciful. Sura al-Tawbah, 9:128   The Holy Prophet (s) loved people and cared … Read more