Reflection No. 150 on Q 73:19 – The Quran as a reminder

إِنَّ هَٰذِهِ تَذْكِرَةٌ ۖ فَمَنْ شَاءَ اتَّخَذَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِ سَبِيلًا Inna hādhihi tadhkirah, faman shā’at-takhadha ilā rabbihi sabīlā Surely this is a reminder; so let anyone who wishes, take the way to his Lord. (Sūratul Muzammil, No. 73, Āyat 19) The verses in Sūratul Muzammil talk about Salātul Layl, and go on to advise and … Read more

ALI-256: Spiritual and Jurisprudential Aspects of Salāt

The Holy Qur’an says: surely Salat prevents indecencies and wrongs (Q 29:45).The famous Prophetic tradition says: Salat is the pillar of religion. Most Muslims say their Salat but many find it challenging to achieve the spirituality and presence of heart which makes the salat an act of soaring to the Lord. This course will look … Read more

ALI-260: Parent Engagement and Resources

This session will look at how parents can support their children’s education at home. We will explore different websites and resources to assist young children with their secular as well as Islamic education. Instructor: Sr Sakina Dewji Schedule: Saturday, February 22, 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Recording: Slides: Click Here

Reflection No. 149 on Q 5:2 – Cooperating with Others

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ Wa-ta‘āwanū ‘alal-birri wat-taqwā, wa-lā ta‘āwanū ‘alal-ithmi wal-‘udwāni. Wat-taqqullāha, innallāha shadīdul-‘iqāb And help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely … Read more

Reflection No. 148 on Q 26:50 – Transformation through recognition of Truth

قَالُوا لَا ضَيْرَ ۖ إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا مُنْقَلِبُونَ Qālū lā dayra, innā ilā rabbinā munqalibūn They said: No harm [in it]; surely to our Lord we shall return (Sūratush Shu‘arā, No. 26, Āyat 50) When the human heart is enlightened with the Truth, all else fades into obscurity. That which mattered so much before becomes … Read more

ALI-259: Too Much of a Good Thing

Too Much of a Good Thing: the challenges of raising children of character in an age of indulgence The Academy for Learning Islam is pleased to announce the upcoming online course on Parenting. In this four week parenting course, we will explore how some well-meaning parenting practices can put children at higher risk of character … Read more

ALI-249: Quranic Sciences (Part 2)

Understanding and appreciating the Holy Qur’an requires familiarizing some of the preliminary aspects about the revelation, transmission, recording, compilation, collation, etc. of the Holy Qur’an. In this online course the participants will learn, amongst other things, role of Qur’anic sciences in understanding the Qur’an, the meaning of wahy, the revelation of the Qur’an and the … Read more

Reflection No. 147 on Q 39:42 – Sleep as a form of death

اللَّهُ يَتَوَفَّى الْأَنْفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَالَّتِي لَمْ تَمُتْ فِي مَنَامِهَا Allahu yatawffal-anfusa Hīna mawtihā wal-latī lam tamut fī manāmihā Allah takes the souls at the time of their death, and those who have not died in their sleep. (Sūratuz Zumar, No. 39, Āyat 42) The human being goes through a weak form of death every … Read more