Islamic Summer Courses: Arabic
تعليم تجويد القرآن
Introducing the basic rules of Quranic tajwīd for beginner students who wish to recite the Qurʿān according to the legislated modes of recitation.
June 26 – July 21, 2023Monday – Thursday, nightly, 1930-2030More details TBA
Islamic Summer Courses: Arabic
تعليم اللغة العربية
Foundational Arabic for beginner students introducing nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, common words and phrases as well as basic grammatical structure.
June 26 – July 21, 2023Monday – Friday, nightly, 1930-2030More details TBA
True fulfillment of the meaning of the testification that:
«لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ» وأن «مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ ٱللَّٰهِ»
‘There is nothing worshipped in truth except for Allāh’
in one’s heart,
belief in the truthfulness of these words
and bearing witness to this with sincerity
all stipulate that one worships Allāh alone. His worship will be out of recognition of His extreme sublimity, in a state of awe, fear of His punishment, love of Him, hope for His reward, seeking to exalt Him while putting one’s complete trust in Him. His heart must be filled with this to the extent that he…
The correct opinion [in this matter] is what is narrated in some wordings of the ḥadīth: ‘Tanning [the hide of an animal] is through its lawful slaughtering.’ The word used is ‘slaughtering’ which only purifies the animal that is permissible for eating. For example, if you were to slaughter a donkey [impermissible for consuming], and you proclaimed the name of Allāh on it, and allowed the blood to run, this would not be termed lawful slaughter. Based on this, we say:
The hide of any animal which is ḥarām for us to consume, even if that animal is considered pure while alive, is not purifi…
“In these latter times, it has become rampant among people to refer easily to individuals as being ‘Imām’. It has even gotten to the point where the one being given this title is from among the smallest person of knowledge. This is a matter that, had it not been for the extreme effects such titles hold, would have been considered insignificant. However, these titles have an effect as a person may hear an individual described as an imām and henceforth emulate his opinions. Despite the fact, this person is not deserving of such emulation.
This is also like the widely dispersed saying concern…
The one who delivers [the message of Islām] from Allāh must support his [mission] by having knowledge of the message itself and truthfulness with regards to it.
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751 AH)For only the one who is described with the characteristics of knowledge and truthfulness could ever be amenable for a station of delivering [this message], narrating [from the Prophet (ﷺ) and passing laws [of Islamic jurisprudence]. He must be knowledgeable of that which he is delivering and truthful with regards to it. He must also have a praiseworthy path [in life], a commendable legacy and be just …
Truly, it is permissible for those other than the prophets-(may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon all of them)- to fall into error, be it minor or major. Even if this individual is considered from among the steadfast affirmers of truth [the Ṣiddīqīn] or martyrs or the righteous. This is because what the perpetration of sin obligates [from punishment] may not occur due to:
Sincerely seeking forgiveness
Deeds of righteousness that expiate [sin]
The occurrence of an expiating catastrophe
or simply by the Will of Allāh and His Mercy.
As such, it is im…