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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

TAFSIR OF SURAH AL-HAJJ
Beyond the Pilgrimage

About  

As the blessed time for hajj, the annual pilgrimage approaches, what better opportunity to look to the Quran for the origin of its practice? Harness an in- depth understanding of Surah al-Hajj with BAQS specialist ONE DAY course.

"Announce the Hajj to mankind. They will come to you on foot and on all kinds of lean animals, coming by every distant road so that they can be present at what will profit them..." (22:27-28)

In this day course, learn about the Abrahamic origins of the pilgrimage and why we perform hajj. Unlock the wider meaning behind the rest of the surah and explore the plethora of other topics covered by it. The surah not only mentions the pilgrimage, but moves beyond it to discuss:

  • The Day of Resurrection: A graphic description of the Last Hour.
  • Awe-inspiring miracles of nature: Including the intricacies of in-utero development revealed by the Quran over 1400 years ago, much before modern science could do the same.
  • A just war? The specific circumstances under which Muslims are permitted to retaliate against aggressors with equal measure.
  • And much more...

Learn with friends or family! Don’t hesitate, just book your place TODAY and discover something new from the Holy Quran in a fresh and dynamic learning environment.

REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment!

Instructor  

Shaykh Ahmad Faruq
Shaykh Ahmad Faruq is currently a Muslim Chaplain at the NHS and a Board Member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS). His preliminarily studies of the classical Islamic sciences were with his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a renowned scholar specialising in Quranic exegesis (tafsir). Shaykh Ahmad Faruq completed his memorisation of the Quran and studied Arabic Language at the Institut Européen des Sciences in France. He then went on to study Arabic literature, grammar, logic, jurisprudence, theology, tafsir, hadith and other Islamic sciences with scholars in Syria and completed the BA Islamic Jurisprudence course from Ma’had al-Fath, Syria. He pursued his studies at the Faculty of Shariah & Law and graduated from Al-Azhar University, Egypt.

Date  

Saturday 20th September, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 14th September
£30 - From 15th September
£19 - Live Online Streaming*
[Course material and refreshments included]

Please select:

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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T: 07092 813 541
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* An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf of the course notes.
Recording of the course will be available to view for 21-days after the course.

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Purposes of Islamic Law

Title  

Journey Through the Quran - BOOK
An essential guidebook that unlocks the complexity of the Quran

About  

A New Release
400 Pages | Hardback | Limited Edition

Many of you are probably worried about letting time pass by without learning something new this year. You now have the opportunity to make a change by studying the Quran in your own time using the life-changing journey book.

The Journey Through the Quran book is the learning tool - available now.

A fantastic treat for yourself or a perfect gift for a loved one.

Key features:

  • Mind-maps for each chapter
  • Key stories/messages/lessons of the Quran
  • Summary and overview of all 114 chapters
  • 1000 Arabic words of the Quran
  • Quranic supplications
  • Key verses from each chapter

Terms & Conditions
- Orders will be dispatched within 10 working days.
- Deliveries will be sent to your registered Paypal postal address.
- An additional fee will be charged to any order(s) deliveries outside Britain. Please contact us before placing an order.
- BAQS/IIDR will not be liable for any damages or late deliveries occurred during shipment.
- Postage costs for returned items will not be covered by BAQS/IIDR.

Fee  

£24.99 (+ p&p)

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

STORIES OF THE QURAN

About  

The Quran is filled with incredible stories that have the power to create significant change within you. It is now known that the most effective way to teach someone is through the medium of narrative and this is precisely how the Quran’s stories illustrate important messages, principles and concepts. This is why you cannot miss this opportunity to learn about the stories of the Quran in a 2-day course.   

What you will gain from this course:

  • Learn the common struggle of all the prophets and their people
  • Discover the common traits of the nations who were destroyed
  • Understand the purpose of repetitive stories in the Quran
  • Learn the lessons from these stories which directly impact your own life positively
  • Understand the objectives behind telling these stories
  • Understand how these stories should shape your attitude

This is your chance to understand the lives of the prophets, and implement their lessons in your own life. Revel in the 'Stories of the Quran' and revive the lives of the greatest people in history. 

REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment!

Instructor  

Shaykh Hammad-ur-Rahman Fahim
Shaykh Fahim memorised the Quran at the age of 14 at Darul Ulum in Bolton (UK) and his preliminary Islamic studies were under the tutelage of his father, Maulana Ikhlas al-Rahman. After completing his A-levels, Shaykh Fahim continued his studies and gained a Diploma in Arabic Language, moving on to study Shariah at the Institut Européen des Sciences (France). He graduated from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Shariah (Egypt) with a BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Jurisprudence. He has also gained ijazah (classical certification) in several Qirat, including Hafs, Warsh and Hamzah. Shaykh Fahim has a great passion for studying and teaching Quranic subjects with a special focus on the eloquence of the Quranic language and Quranic exegesis. Currently teaches Arabic and the Quran at one of Britain's top private Islamic schools in Manchester. He is also an Executive Committee member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS).

Date  

Sat. 23th - Sun. 24th August, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£55 - Before 17th August
£65 - From 18th August
£49 - Live Online Streaming*
[Course material and refreshments included]

Please select:

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org


* An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf of the course notes.
Recording of the course will be available to view for 21-days after the course.

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

TAFSIR OF SURAH AL-FATIR
Belief & Submission

About  

Surah Fatir is a potent reminder to the believers about God’s majesty and power over all things. God addresses humankind directly, encouraging us to reflect on the abundant blessings bestowed upon us, yet warns us not to be deluded by this world.

In this surah, God Himself declares the universal law that His mercy opens up to people, thus emphasising His infinite compassion. In turn, it reminds us that it is only with God that we find true peace and tranquillity.

The study of this surah will transform the way you perceive the world around you and will encourage gratitude for the many blessings you have in your life. In short, it will put life into perspective.

Instructor  

Shaykh Ashraf Salah
Shaykh Ashraf Salah is the former Imam of London Central Mosque and the Islamic Cultural Centre. He is a graduate of Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Language and Translation, Department of Islamic Studies. He completed his MA in Islamic Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Shaykh Ashraf has delivered many educational courses covering topics such as Quran interpretation, Islamic faith and ethics, biography of the Prophet and Arabic language. He has authored several research papers including Justice in Human Relations According to the Quran and The Moral Teachings of the Quran. Currently, he is an Imam at the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments and Head of Research and Translation at a global media company based in Cairo.

Date  

Saturday 9th August, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 3rd August
£30 - From 4th August
£19 - Online live streaming*
[Course material and refreshments are included]

Please select:
An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

* An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf version of the course notes. Recording of the course wil be available to view only for 21-days [after the course].

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

DIVINE WORDS
A Two-Day Intensive Course on the Essentials of Quranic Recitation (Tajweed)

About  

Have you always wanted to perfect your recitation of the Quran? Do you worry about what and how you recite the Quran? Here is your chance to learn the rules of pronouncing the Quran’s divine words in a special two-day course in Tajweed.

Beautiful recitation of the Quran is something most of us wish we could achieve, but recitation can never be considered beautiful unless the correct rules of recitation are implemented. This is called Tajweed, the science of correctly pronouncing the words of the Quran as recited by the Prophet Muhammad (s).

In just two days you will…

  • Learn the most common rules of reciting the Quran.
  • Understand how to pronounce every letter, even the difficult ones!
  • Listen to how letters and words should be intoned, so you can achieve beautiful recitation.
  • Build your confidence to recite the Quran.

This is what some of our previous attendees said:
“Absolutely amazing. This is my first Tajweed course and it was very easy for me to understand.” – Amina Wilson

“Very well laid out with an excellent balance with practical and theoretical points. The tutor was marvellously engaging and breaks were perfectly spaced throughout the weekend. This was my first Tajweed course and it exceeded my expectations. Thanks.” – R Mirza


Instructor  

Shaykh Hafs Al-Gazzi
Shaykh Hafs Al-Gazzi is a freelance author and reciter of the Quran. He read his degree in Archaeology at the University of Leicester before undertaking an English teaching certificate from Cambridge (CELTA). He then went on to read his MA in TESOL at the University of Sunderland (UK). He has written six books on Tajweed and is currently working on his seventh.

Shaykh Hafs is a qualified reciter of the Quran who has obtained his ijazat both in the recitation of the Quran but also the various mutoon or texts such as Jazariyyah, Tuhfah al-Atfal and Salsabeel ash-Shafi amongst many others on tajweed from over 30 scholars around the world. 


Date  

Sat.19th - Sun.20th July, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£55 - Before 13th July
£65 - From 14th July
£49 - Live Online Streaming*
[Course material included]

Please select:

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

* An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf of the course notes.
Recording of the course will be available to view for a minimum of 14-days after the course.

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH THE QURAN
An overview of the whole Quran in 4 days this Ramadan

About  

Ramadan is fast approaching once again. The greatness of this blessed month is linked to the Quran – it is the month in which the Quran was revealed. For the 7th year running, BAQS brings to you its most popular course. 

  • How many of you resolve each year that you will attempt to study the Quran?
  • Can you imagine the joy you will feel when you understand what is being recited in the tarawih prayers this Ramadan?
  • Are you aware of the key messages and lessons of each surah in the Quran?
  • How can you engage with the Quran for your personal development?
  • Is there a 'crash course' on the Quran you can attend?

In these 4 days you will learn:

  • 1000 arabic words of the Quran
  • Key stories, messages and lessons of the Quran
  • Summary and overview of all 114 surahs
  • 99 personal development lessons from the Quran
  • How to benefit from the Quran in your daily life

FREE Journey Through the Quran Book [rrp £24.99]*

Enrich your understanding of this Divine Book and register now.

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who attend and complete the full course [4 days].

Instructor  

Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and an Advisory Board Member of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated over ten works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. His preliminarily studies of the classical Islamic sciences were with his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a renowned scholar specialising in Quranic exegesis (tafsir) and later with other scholars. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and also studied at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt). He is the principal instructor of the Journey Through Islamic Knowledge Series organised and delivered by IIDR.

Guest lectures
Prof. MAS Abdel Haleem
OBE
Professor of Islamic Studies (SOAS)

Dr Hesham al-Awadi
Associate Professor of History and International Relations (American University of Kuwait)

Date  

5th - 6th &
12th - 13th July, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£99 - Before 22nd June
£119 - From 23rd June

£65 - 2-day Attendance
£99 - Live Online Streaming**
[Course material is included]

Please select:

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

* When you register onto the course you will receive a free copy of the Journey Through the Quran book on the day at registration. Online Live Streaming attendees will receive a pdf version of the book.

** An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf of the Journey Through the Quran book.
Recording of the course will be available to view only for 14-days after the course.


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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

THE SECOND LIFE
Tafsir of Surah Qaf

About  

So many people today regard death as the final end to life on this earth – they believe there is only one life and that an existence after death is a mere illusion. With similar incredulity, the pagan Arabs uttered the same words fourteen centuries ago, yet Surah Qaf crumbles these notions with its reassuring verses which speak of an eternal life beyond death: A Second Life.

Uncover the eloquence and wisdom of Surah Qaf which assures us that our deeds will not turn to dust. Understand how it addresses the duality of life and death, belief and unbelief, Paradise and the Fire. And know that there is a huge difference between a life based on scepticism and one based on sound, unshakeable belief in the Resurrection, accountability to God, and the Final Judgement.

FREE places to the first 25 people who register [via Paypal] onto the Live Online Streaming of the course.*

Instructor  

Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman
Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from London as well a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree in Usul ad-Din and Usul al-Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences, France. Having completed his studies in France, Shaykh Adil Rehman continued his studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester completing his MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management, and an MSc in Global Politics from the University of London. He is currently applying for a PhD in Islamic Political Philosophy.

Shaykh Adil Rehman has been involved with Muslim youth work in the UK and Europe for a number of years and was the former President of the Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organisations (FEMYSO), Brussels, Belgium. He also teaches short courses in Arabic and Islamic Sciences at various institutions.

Date  

Saturday 7th June, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 1st June
£30
- From 2nd June
£25 - Live Online Streaming**
[Course material and refreshments are included]

Please select:

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

* The first 25 people who register [via Paypal] will be emailed to confirm their free place to the Online Live Streaming of the course. You will get a full refund of your payment on the day of the course when you login [for the full duration of the course].

** An email will be sent to you [a day before the course] containing the access details and a pdf of the course notes. Recording of the course wil be available to view only for a limited period after the course.

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH ISLAMIC WORSHIP
A 4-Day Intensive Course on Salah, Fasting, Zakah & Hajj Essentials

About  

Ritual worship or ibadah lies at the heart of the Islamic faith and practice. 'Journey through Islamic Worship' is a 4-day intensive course covering the essentials of the four practical pillars of Islam - prayer, fasting, zakah and hajj.

  • Do you know the essentials of prayer, fasting, zakah and hajj?
  • Find out how to perform each of these important acts of worship, and discover their spiritual significance.
  • Be confident in your prayer, fasting, zakah and hajj and eradicate the gnawing doubt over whether you are doing things right or not.  
  • An opportunity to have your questions answered by two leading Islamic jurists.

This course will teach you:

  • The essential legal guidelines for prayer, fasting, zakah and hajj
  • The areas of differences amongst scholars and comparing evidences
  • The spiritual dimensions of each of these pillars
  • How to live these pillars of Islam beyond their basic understanding
  • How to deal with Islamic law on a practical level (differences of opinion, following a madhab and fatwas)

This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about these important acts of worship, in an easy and accessible environment. If this is you REGISTER NOW and avoid missing out! 

Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who attend and complete the full course [4 days].

Instructors  

PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and an Advisory Board Member of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated over ten works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. His preliminarily studies of the classical Islamic sciences were with his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a renowned scholar specialising in Quranic exegesis (tafsir) and later with other scholars. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and also studied at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt). He is the principal instructor of the Journey Through Islamic Knowledge Series organised and delivered by IIDR.

Shaykh Ahmad Faruq
Shaykh Ahmad Faruq is currently a Muslim Chaplain at the NHS and a Board Member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS). His preliminarily studies of the classical Islamic sciences were with his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a renowned scholar specialising in Quranic exegesis (tafsir). Shaykh Ahmad Faruq completed his memorisation of the Quran and studied Arabic Language at the Institut Européen des Sciences in France. He then went on to study Arabic literature, grammar, logic, jurisprudence, theology, tafsir, hadith and other Islamic sciences with scholars in Syria and completed the BA Islamic Jurisprudence course from Ma’had al-Fath, Syria. He pursued his studies at the Faculty of Shariah & Law and graduated from Al-Azhar University, Egypt.

GUEST LECTURERS
Shaykh Talha Bukhari
Senior Imam at the Birmingham Central Mosque and a prominent Islamic Jurist specialising in Islamic law and tafsir.

Mufti Barkatulla

Senior Imam in London and a prominent Islamic scholar specialising in Economics and Islamic Finance.


Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who attend and complete the full course [4 days].

Date  

26th – 27th April &
3rd – 4th May, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts One Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£99 - Before 13th April
£119 - After 14th April

[Course material & refreshments included]

Paypal

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

GOD'S LIGHT
Tafsir of Surah al-Nur

About  

Surah Nur holds perhaps one of the most beloved and beautiful of Quranic parables, which is that pertaining to Allah’s divine light. The extraordinary image of His light as a glittering star within a lamp that is fuelled by an olive tree is one that conveys a sense of God’s illuminating and transcendental presence.

The parable lies at the heart of the surah and emanates throughout as other verses celebrate God’s majestic attributes and His command over all that is in the heavens and the earth.

Instructor  

Shaykha Manal El-Zayat
Shaykha Manal El-Zayat was born and raised in Germany where she studied Education and Psychology. She also has a Bachelors degree in Usul ad-Din and Usul al-Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences, France and a Masters in Islamic Studies and a postgraduate diploma in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language at SOAS, University of London. Shaykha Manal has an Ijaza in Tajweed and Jazariyah from Shaykh Ayman Swaid as well as an Ijaza in Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud from Shaykh Ayman. Shaykha Manal currently teaches Arabic, Quran and Islamic studies at Habiba Institute. In addition, she regularly advises women on Hajj issues and has been a Hajj guide for several years at Dome Tours.

Date  

Saturday 1st March, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 23rd February
£30 - From 24th February
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

MARKETING ISLAM IN THE 21st CENTURY
Art of Dawah

About  

As misconceptions of Islam and Muslims fuel the media and public discourse, we face the challenge of communicating our faith in an articulate way. Seize the opportunity to learn from master communicator Imam Siraj Wahhaj and see how you can market Islam in the 21st century.

What you will gain from this exclusive course: 

  • Expert insights of 30 years experience in community empowerment & social change
  • How to best articulate Islam to your friends and colleagues
  • Personal reflections on effective dawah: what worked, what didn’t
  • Quranic approach on 'marketing' Islam: learn the way taught in the Quran
  • Prophet Muhammad (s) as the ideal master communicator 
Instructor  

Imam Siraj Wahhaj (USA)
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is the Imam of Masjid At-Taqwa in New York and one of the most prolific speakers on Islam in the United States. Known internationally for his powerful oratory, he has appeared on many national television shows and at major Islamic conventions. Imam Wahhaj accepted Islam in 1969 and received Imam training at Ummul Qura University of Makkah in 1978. He has been Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) since 1997 and has served on the Majlis Ash-Shura (Islamic Leadership) board of New York since 1987. He has also served as a member of the Board of Advisors for North American Islamic Trust from 1989-1993 and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the American Muslim Council. He received high praise from the media and NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrol in Brooklyn, New York. Imam Siraj Wahhaj was the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the United States Congress.


This course is part of a 10 city UK & Ireland Tour with Imam Siraj Wahhaj 'Shaping Tomorrow: The Legacy of Malcolm X'

Date  

Saturday 22nd February, 2014

Time   9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue  

Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£35 - Before 16th February
£40 - From 17th February
[Refreshments included]

We are fully booked for this course!

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

TRIALS OF MUSA (as)
Tafsir of Surah TaHa

About  

Musa is mentioned more than any other individual in the Quran, for his story is an extraordinary tale that contains profound moral lessons and enduring wisdoms. Surah TaHa relates the fullest account of the life of Musa and such was the poignancy and power of its verses that it stirred the heart of Umar ibn al-Khattab and led to his conversion to Islam.

This didactic surah relates a host of familiar trials and events in Musa's life: the golden calf and the tribe of Israel, Musa's challenge to Pharaoh, the contest with the magicians of Egypt and, crucially, the discourse with his Creator. It is through Musa's tribulations that we learn many lessons in faith, especially those of endurance, perseverance, forgiveness, guidance and the glorification of God.

Instructor  

Shaykh Hammad-ur-Rahman Fahim
Shaykh Fahim memorised the Quran at the age of 14 at Darul Ulum in Bolton (UK) and his preliminary Islamic studies were under the tutelage of his father, Maulana Ikhlas al-Rahman. After completing his A-levels, Shaykh Fahim continued his studies and gained a Diploma in Arabic Language, moving on to study Shariah at the Institut Européen des Sciences (France). He graduated from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Shariah (Egypt) with a BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Jurisprudence. He has also gained ijazah (classical certification) in several Qirat, including Hafs, Warsh and Hamzah. Shaykh Fahim has a great passion for studying and teaching Quranic subjects with a special focus on the eloquence of the Quranic language and Quranic exegesis. Currently teaches Arabic and the Quran at one of Britain's top private Islamic schools in Manchester. He is also an Executive Committee member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS).

Date  

Saturday 1st February, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 26th January
£30 - From 27th January
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

LIVING AFTER DEATH
An Islamic Perspective on Bereavement

About  

If one thing alone is certain, it is that every soul will taste death. Yet this certainty is still beset with uncertainties: What is the soul’s journey after its last breath? What are the burial rites? What is the correct sunnah of dealing with death?

Loss of a loved one is a universal experience and this test of faith has a huge impact on ourselves and on our families. This course aims to prepare you for that impact and will guide you on how to deal with the intricacies of bereavement using profound lessons from the Quran and Sunnah.

The course includes:

  • Lessons from the Prophetic response  
  • Duas and dhikr for grief
  • Understanding the psychology of grief
  • Reward for losing a child – miscarriage, stillbirth or later in life
  • The permissible and impermissible (e.g. anger, wailing, visiting graveyards, etc.)
  • Lessons from the death of Prophet Muhammad (s)


Instructor  

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala
Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala is one of the leading Muslim healthcare chaplains in the UK. He is the Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, located in an area with one of the highest Muslim populations in the UK. He started providing spiritual care to patients on a voluntary basis in 1998, prior to his appointment as the first person from a minority faith to head a chaplaincy service in the NHS. He is a regular trainer on national chaplaincy courses and was elected to the Council of the College of Healthcare Chaplains in 2003. He has served as a mosque Imam in Seven Kings, Essex and East Ham, London and also worked as a full-time Imam at the high security Belmarsh prison. Shaykh Yunus is originally from Blackburn and is a graduate of Darul-Uloom, Bury and Al-Azhar University, Cairo. He is a frequent speaker at Islamic events and youth meetings. Imam Yunus was recently announced the Healthcare Hero/NHS Employee of the Year 2010 at the HEAL Awards (Healthcare, Excellence and Leadership), hosted by 24/7 Media Group.

Date  

Saturday 18th January, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts One Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£35 - Before 12th January
£40 - From 13th January

[Course material and refreshments included]

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

THE BETRAYAL
Tafsir of Surah al-Hashr

About  

Surah al-Hashr relates and reminds the believers of the different events and issues that emanated from the exile of Banu Nadir. It relates the plot to murder the Prophet (s) and his actions in dealing with the perpetrators.

Although this surah deals with the issues pertaining to treachery and treason it reminds us of the evils of jealousy, malice and enmity. It reminds Muslims to appreciate life and to ponder on the virtues of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). Furthermore, it relates the beautiful names of Allah thus emphasising and reinforcing that Allah is Mighty and that He is the Knower of the seen and the unseen.


Instructor  

Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman
Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from London as well a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree in Usul ad-Din and Usul al-Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences, France. Having completed his studies in France, Shaykh Adil Rehman continued his studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester completing his MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management, and an MSc in Global Politics from the University of London. He is currently applying for a PhD in Islamic Political Philosophy.
Shaykh Adil Rehman has been involved with Muslim youth work in the UK and Europe for a number of years and was the former President of the Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organisations (FEMYSO), Brussels, Belgium. He also teaches short courses in Arabic and Islamic Sciences at various institutions.

Date  

Saturday 4th January, 2014

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£25 - Before 29th December
£30 - From 30th December

[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH HADITH
A 4-day intensive course on Prophetic traditions covering all six major works of Hadith 

About  

Prophetic traditions or ahadith form the second major body of knowledge in Islam and is at the core of Islamic teaching. However, hadith literature has been much debated across Muslim and non-Muslim audiences alike. This course will provide a unique overview of the theory, history and development of the science of hadith. The major part of the course will focus on a detailed study of 200 selected Prophetic traditions exploring topics such as belief, worship, character, marriage, friendship, the hereafter, morality, love, leadership, signs of the Day of Judgement, self-discipline, conflict resolution and other topics which impact our daily lives.

Drawing upon classical Hadith works including the six major collections - Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Nasai, combined with contemporary research in ethics, psychology and leadership, Journey through Hadith aims to leave its participants with an authentic and authoritative understanding of Prophetic traditions and their relevance in the 21st Century. Two of the Western world's most prominent Islamic scholars of Hadith will also deliver presentations as guest lecturers.

Instructors  

Principal Instructor
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and a member of the Steering Committee of Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated several works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir (a renowned Islamic scholar and Hanafi jurist) and later with notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt). He is also the principal instructor of Journey through the Sirah, Journey through the Shariah and Journey through Sufism courses organised and delivered by IIDR.

Guest lecturers
Shaykh Iqbal Ahmad Azmi
(UK Islamic Academy)

Shaykh Dr Yusuf al-Judai
(European Council for Fatwa and Research)


Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participants who attend and complete the full course [4 days].

Date  

Sat. 30th – Sun. 1st &
Sat. 7th – Sun. 8th December, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Engineering Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£99 - Before 17th November
£119 - From 18th November
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

REDEFINING A WAY OF LIFE
Tafsir of Surah al-Ahzab

About  

Surah Ahzab depicts the beginning of long lasting legacy for the Muslim community: when the Islamic character of both community and state had crucially begun to take shape. With large numbers embracing the new faith, a new system was about to be established.

The surah imparts the Islamic framework for society through a social re-organisation of family and community life. This is intriguingly conveyed using the account of the battle of the ditch to specify guidelines on social interactions within the growing Muslim community.

This surah also addresses the prophet directly, bringing to light issues pertaining to the family of the prophet, rights of adopted children, marriage, behaviour with the prophet and the honouring of his wives.

Instructor  

Shaykh Mostahfiz Gani
Shaykh Mostahfiz Gani has a Bachelors degree in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences Humaines, France. He later completed his MA in Islamic studies at the University of Birmingham. Shaykh Mostahfiz has worked as a Youth Coordinator at Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin and Arabic language and Islamic studies teacher at Al-Hijra School, Birmingham. He has recently completed his Primary PGCE at Kingston University and is pursing his PhD on Ibn Ashur & Maqasid al-Shari’ah.

Dates  

Saturday 2nd November, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End ]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 27th October
£30 - From 28th October
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

PARENTING IN THE 21st CENTURY

About  

With each new generation come new challenges – ’Parenting in the 21st Century’ offers a dynamic and vital guide for parents, helping them to navigate these challenges with the best possible outcomes. This seminar covers a wide range of topics including: embracing family values, balancing work and family, bridging the generation gap, family healing, the teenage challenge, dealing with modern day technology, creating harmony in your home, and much more.

This programme caters for all parents and parents to be – for those recently married as well as those contemplating marriage. This invigorating and practical seminar is most importantly an authentic response to the issues humanity at large is experiencing.

Instructors  

Edris Khamissa (South Africa)
Edris Khamissa is an international consultant in Education and Human Development. He began his career as an English teacher. His passion and expertise for the subject culminated in his nomination as the Chairman of the English Society of South Africa. He embraced the Muslim School Movement in 1987 and has since been a head teacher of three schools.

Mr Khamissa has conducted numerous workshops in Australia, US, Canada, UK, Middle East, Nigeria and throughout South Africa. He is one of the founding members of AMS-South Africa, and an advisory member of IBERR.

His expertise is in self development and curriculum design. His creativity made him a dynamic lecturer at the International Peace University of South Africa (IPSA). He also conducts in-service training for business corporations. He is a parenting expert and marriage counsellor, and conducts workshops on these topics.

Guest lecturer
Dr Abdul Bari

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is an educationalist with a PhD and PGCE from King's College London and a Management degree from the Open University. He has worked as an Air Force Officer, Researcher in Physics, Science Teacher and now works as a SEN Specialist in London. He advises the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), and London Mayor's Office on community and faith issues.

Dr Abdul Bari is a Former President of the Islamic Forum Europe (IFE) and the Former Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and Chairman of the East London Mosque. He writes extensively on youth and community issues and is author of ‘Building Muslim Families’ and ‘The Greatest Gift: A Guide to Parenting.’

Date  

Sat.19th - Sun.20th October, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£55 - Before 13th October
£65 - From 14th October
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

HARMONY BETWEEN FAITH & BEHAVIOUR
Tafsir of Surah al-Saff

About  

In a society where many divorce faith from action, where people say one thing and then do another, and where there is a lack of harmony between belief and behaviour, Surah Saff is as relevant as ever. The surah instructs Muslims to adopt genuineness and sincerity in their faith and to struggle with their lives in the cause of God. It is addressed to Muslims from three perspectives of faith: those with weak faith, those who entered Islam with a false profession of faith and those who were sincere in their faith.

This one day intensive will explore how a Muslim must demonstrate consistency between their conscience and their action, and how their appearance must not fundamentally differ from what they conceal within their hearts.

Instructor  

Shaykh Shoket Aksi
Scottish born Shaykh Shoket Aksi studied Arabic and Islamic Studies in Saudi Arabia and then studied Islamic Law for four years in the European Institute of Human Sciences in France. He taught Arabic at Glasgow University for two years and is currently a Throughcare worker with offenders from BME communities at HMYOI Polmont where he has been working for the last five years. He is also radio presenter on Glasgow's longest running Asian community radio station and is a board member and teacher at Al-Meezan - Scotland's only Muslim women's institute. Shaykh Shoket is an Honorary Chaplain at Glasgow University and was given the position as the Honorary Muslim Chaplain for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.


Date  

Saturday 5th October, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 29th September
£30 - From 30th September
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

DIVINE WORDS
A Two-Day Intensive Course on the Essentials of Quranic Recitation (Tajweed)

About  

Tajweed, the art of reciting the Quran with articulation is an essential science derived from the Quran that has sadly become something of a lost tradition especially in the UK. Many Muslims were not taught to recite the Quran with the correct rules of Tajweed and thus may alter not only the beauty of Allah’s words, but also their meaning in their recitation.

Imam Ibn al-Jazari – the 14th/15th century scholar who was the authority on Tajweed – mentions that the one who continues to recite the Quran incorrectly after being given the opportunity to rectify his/her mistakes or learn Tajweed is one who may be falling into sin.

Tajweed is divided into two parts; the theoretical rules and the practical application of these rules (oral). This course will cover the theoretical rules of Tajweed. Students will then be able to apply these rules within their recitation insha‘Allah.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to Tajweed (i.e. history, famous works written, importance, etc)
  • Rules of Nun Sakinah and Tanween
  • Rules of Meem Sakinah
  • Rules Laam Sakinah
  • Rules of Raa
  • Rules of Laam (in the name of Allah)
  • Rules of Qalqalah
  • Rules of Madd
Instructor  

Shaykh Hafs Al-Gazzi
Shaykh Hafs Al-Gazzi is a freelance author and reciter of the Quran. He read his degree in Archaeology at the University of Leicester before undertaking an English teaching certificate from Cambridge (CELTA). He then went on to read his MA in TESOL at the University of Sunderland (UK). He has written three books on Tajweed and is currently working his fourth.

Shaykh Hafs is also a Qari (reciter) of the Quran and delivers courses worldwide on the science of Tajweed. He studied the science of Tajweed and recited to more than thirty scholars of the Quran from Egypt, Syria, UK and India – some of whom are considered the top scholars in their fields. He has Ijazah in his recitation of the Quran and also has Ijazah in many of the texts or poems of Tajweed including Jazariyyah, Tuhfah al-Atfal and Salsabeel ash-Shafi amongst many others. 


Date  

Sat.24th - Sun.25th August, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£55 - Before 18th August
£65 - From 19th August
[Course material and refreshments included]

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH THE QURAN
- An overview of the whole Quran in 4 days this Ramadan

About  

Ramadan is fast approaching once again. The greatness of this blessed month is linked to the Quran – it is the month in which the Quran was revealed. For the sixth year running, BAQS brings to you its most popular course. 

An overview of the whole Quran in 4 days in Ramadan

  • How many of you resolve each year that you will attempt to study the Quran?
  • Can you imagine the joy you will feel when you understand what is being recited in the tarawih prayers this Ramadan?
  • Are you aware of the key messages and lessons of each surah in the Quran?
  • How can you engage with the Quran for your personal development?
  • Is there are a ‘crash course’ on the Quran you can attend?

Register for Journey through the Quran and enrich your understanding of this Divine Book.

In these 4 days you will learn....

  • 1000 Arabic words of the Quran
  • Key stories, messages and lessons of the Quran
  • Summary and overview of all 114 surahs
  • 99 Personal development lessons from the Quran
  • How to benefit from the Quran in your daily life 

"The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it." [Bukhari]

Don’t miss out!! Join us in this amazing journey!! 

Instructors  

Principal Instructor
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and a member of the Steering Committee of Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated several works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir (a renowned Islamic scholar and Hanafi jurist) and later with notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt). He is also the principal instructor of Journey through the Sirah, Journey through the Shariah and Journey through Sufism courses organised and delivered by IIDR.

Dates  

Sat 13th - Sun 14th &
Sat 20th - Sun 21st July, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Map of venue

Tickets  

£65.00 [2nd weekend attendance]
[Course material included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law

Title  

FAITH, WEALTH, KNOWLEDGE & POWER
Tafsir of Surah al-Kahf

About  

Surah al-Kahf is well known for containing some of the most fascinating stories in the Quran. With each story comes a powerful message that illustrates the Faith of the Companions of the Cave; the Wealth of the Man with the Two Gardens; the Knowledge of Musa and Khidr, and the Power of Dhul Qarnayn.

We may be aware of these stories, but what do they really teach us? How are they relevant to us today? How do they guide us through life’s tests?

The vivid accounts point us towards a central theme – the purification of faith, while the main purpose of the surah is to make faith the basis for the evaluation of concepts, ideas, practices and values.

Key lessons to be covered:

  • Learn how to approach the seeking of knowledge for the sake of Allah
  • Learn about the trials of authority, wealth and children and how to overcome them for the sake of Allah
  • Gain appreciation of the importance of good company while seeking the pleasure of Allah
  • Understand the relationship between the themes discussed in Surah al-Kahf and the Dajjal
Instructor  

Shaykh Hammad-ur-Rahman Fahim
Shaykh Fahim memorised the Quran at the age of 14 at Darul Ulum in Bolton (UK) and his preliminary Islamic studies were under the tutelage of his father, Maulana Ikhlas al-Rahman. After completing his A-levels, Shaykh Fahim continued his studies and gained a Diploma in Arabic Language, moving on to study Shariah at the Institut Européen des Sciences (France). He graduated from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Shariah (Egypt) with a BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Jurisprudence. He has also gained ijazah (classical certification) in several Qirat, including Hafs, Warsh and Hamzah. Shaykh Fahim has a great passion for studying and teaching Quranic subjects with a special focus on the eloquence of the Quranic language and Quranic exegesis. Currently teaches Arabic and the Quran at one of Britain's top private Islamic schools in Manchester. He is also an Executive Committee member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS).

Date  

Saturday 8th June, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Engineering Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 – Before 2nd June
£30 – After 3rd June
[Course material and refreshments included]

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

MIND YOUR MANNERS
An Islamic Perspective on Etiquettes & Manners

About  

Adab, or manners, is an integral part of the development of a sound Islamic personality. The beauty of a civilisation is manifested in the values and manners embodied in the interaction of its people. But sadly, we live in an ‘adab-less’ society where parents are disrespected, teachers are not given due credit, and elders are not honoured. Even the very basic manners of social etiquette are not observed.

Many Muslims, especially the youth, are not intentionally ‘ill-mannered’, but they are ignorant of what manners truly are. We live in human societies that emphasise material progress and fail to even consider the role of ethics, spirituality and character-building – all of which are manifested in manners. We need to remind ourselves that adab should be enshrined in our personalities.

Enlighten yourselves with this unique course on Islamic Manners, primarily based on a book written by one of the most outstanding scholars of the 20th century, Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and to be taught by his eldest son Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah. 

This course will discuss essential adab and covers the following areas based on the book:

  • Importance of Appearance
  • Entering and leaving a house
  • The manners of eating and drinking
  • The manners of conversation
  • Social manners
  • Dealing with non-Muslims
  • Visiting a sick person
  • Condolences
  • Manners of Travelling
  • Manners with 'New Media'


Instructor  

Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah (Canada)
Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah is the eldest son of the late Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah; a great shaykh and renowned Islamic scholar in the fields of Hadith, Fiqh, Adab and Da'wah. Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah studied various Islamic Sciences under the guidance of his father and teaches Fiqh (Hanafi), Tafsir and other Islamic disciplines. He also holds a MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is also a frequent khatib and speaker at various mosques, centres and conferences in North America. 

Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah has authored and translated a number of books in Arabic and English including the forthcoming 'Prophet - The Teacher'. He is the former chair of Toronto-Islamic Centre of Downtown Toronto, a former chair of the Islamic Community Centre of Ontario and the former director of ISNA-Canada and Muslim American Society. Shaykh Zahid Abu Ghuddah is currently residing in Canada since 1991.

Date  

Sat.16th - Sun.17th February, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts One Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£59 - Before 10th February
£69 - From 11th February
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

OVERCOMING DIFFICULT TIMES
Tafsir of Surah al-Ankabut

About  

This world presents a web of trials beyond which lies our success or failure – Paradise or the Fire. The challenges of today’s society parallels that which confronted the Prophet, peace be upon him – many people are still caught up in the worship of this world and refuse to acknowledge their Lord in any meaningful way.

The Quran is an abiding miracle which has protected our community in every crisis and will continue to do so. No book has the same power of bringing about a connection between a human and their Lord.

Surah Ankabut speaks of belief and religious oppression. It also refers to the duties required by faith, which tests peoples’ true mettle. To believe is not a simple utterance; rather it means steadfastness in the face of adversity, and the fulfillment of one’s duties.

Instructor  

Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman
Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from London as well a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree in Usul ad-Din and Usul al-Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences, France. Having completed his studies in France, Shaykh Adil Rehman continued his studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester completing his MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management, and an MSc in Global Politics from the University of London. He is currently applying for a PhD in Islamic Political Philosophy.
Shaykh Adil Rehman has been involved with Muslim youth work in the UK and Europe for a number of years and is currently the President of the Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organisations (FEMYSO), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. He also teaches short courses in Arabic and Islamic Sciences at various institutions.

Date  

Saturday 2nd February, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Laws Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 27th January
£30 - From 28th January
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

THE SACRED GUIDANCE
Tafsir of Surah ar-Ra'd

About  

The heart often feels lost and the mind confused in a world that directs us towards a life without belief and without God. We need guidance to navigate our way though these confusing complexities. Surah Ra’d takes the human heart on a grand tour of the universe, encompassing the hidden and the apparent, great and small, present and eternal. It presents vivid parables, didactic stories of ancient generations, and paints scenes from the Day of Judgement which will bring joy for some and misery for others. Surah Ra’d provides clarity for those wavering hearts, guiding them towards the Truth.

Instructor  

Ustadh Adam Jamal
Ustadh Adam Jamal is a student and teacher of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Originally from Texas (USA), he has travelled extensively in pursuit of Islamic Knowledge. He graduated with a BA in Islamic Studies and Shariah from Europeen Institute of Sciences and Humanities (IESH) in France and has studied under various scholars in the UK and abroad - including Darul Uloom, Blackburn and Egypt. Ustadh Adam Jamal is a former teacher of Islamic Studies at a private Islamic school on a Caribbean Island and is the founder of iArabic.

Date  

Saturday 5th January, 2013

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 30th December
£30 - From 31st December
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH SUFISM

About  

Sufism – or Islamic spirituality – is at the core of the ethical teachings of Islam. However, Sufism is much debated across Muslim and non-Muslim audiences alike. This course will provide a unique overview of the theory, evolution and practice of Islamic spirituality. Practical dimensions of the Islamic paradigm for personal and spiritual development will be explored with a focus on topics such as sincerity, integrity, self-delusion, arrogance, jealousy, envy, love, hate, patience, anger, miserliness and self-discipline. Drawing upon the Quran,
Hadith and classical sufi literature including the works of Ibn al-Mubarak, Ibn Ataillah, al-Ghazali, al-Qushayri, al-Gilani and al-Zarruq - combined with contemporary research into ethics, psychology and neuroscience, Journey through Sufism aims to leave participants with an authentic and holistic understanding of Islamic spirituality.

Instructor  

Principal Instructor
SHAYKH SM HASAN AL-BANNA
SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and a member of the Steering Committee of Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated several works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir (a renowned Islamic scholar and Hanafi jurist) and later with notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt).

Date  

8th-9th & 15th-16 December, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts One Building
[entrance from Mile End Road]
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£99 - Before 25th November
£119 - From 26th November
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

FAITH IN ALL ITS GLORY
Tafsir of Surah al-Muminun

About  

Surah al-Muminun elaborates upon the qualities of the believers. It declares that all those who are blessed with faith in Allah have indeed succeeded and have attained salvation. Total success refers to every action, in every situation and in every realm – be it in the temporal life (business, politics, collective or personal matters) or be it in moments of death or the hereafter – a believer succeeds everywhere. This indeed is the fruit borne by faith.


Instructor  

Shaykh Hammad-ur-Rahman Fahim
Shaykh Hammad-ur-Rahman Fahim is currently a teacher of Arabic & Quran at one of Britain's top private Islamic schools in Manchester. He is also an Executive Committee member of the British Academy of Quranic Studies (BAQS). Shaykh Fahim memorised the Quran at the young age of 14 at Darul Ulum in Bolton (UK) and his preliminary Islamic studies were under the tutelage of his father, Maulana Ikhlas al-Rahman. After completing his A-levels, Shaykh Fahim continued his studies and gained a Diploma in Arabic Language, moving on to study Shariah at the Institut Européen des Sciences (France). He graduated from the prestigious Al-Azhar University in the Faculty of Shariah (Egypt) with a BA (Hons) degree in Islamic Jurisprudence. He has also gained ijazah (classical certification) in several Qirat, including Hafs, Warsh and Hamzah. Shaykh Fahim has a great passion for studying and teaching Quranic subjects with a special focus on the eloquence of the Quranic language and Quranic exegesis.

Date  

Saturday 3rd November, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 28th October
£30 - From 29th October
[Course material and refreshments included]

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title
 

ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
& Self-Development

About  

Psychology is everywhere: politics, religion, relationships, shopping, car design, advertisement and architecture. Psychology is powerful and the influences of psychology many times goes by unnoticed.

Islamic Psychology and Self-Development is a unique course specifically designed to introduce you to a faith-centric and ethical approach to psychology. This course will cover:

  • Introduction to what is psychology
  • Major Muslim contributors to psychology
  • Psychology of Islam
  • Islam's attitude toward mental illness
  • Possession or obsession ‘concept of jinn’ & mental illness: reality or myth?
  • Foundations of Islamic psychology
  • Psychology of oppression
  • Psychology of terrorism
  • Psychology of liberation
  • Islamic psychology and principles of self-development
Instructor  

Imam Yassir Fazaga (USA)
Imam Yassir was born in Eritrea in Northeast Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 15. He has a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia; and received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counselling from the California State University of Long Beach. Imam Yassir serves as the Religious Leader of Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF) in Mission Viejo, California. He is also the Director of Mental Health Department at Access California Social Services Agency in Anaheim.

Imam Yassir is listed in the "Who is Who among America's Teachers" where the best students choose their best teachers and was recently featured in the Today Show on "Spirituality in America". He was one of the co-hosts of weekly “WiseLiving” TV program and a regular guest speaker on Peace TV.

Date  

Sat. 20th - Sun. 21st October, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

G O Jones Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End]

Tickets  

£89 - Before 7th October
£99 - From 8th October
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

VERACITY OF THE PROPHET (s)
Tafsir of Surah an-Najm

About  

Surah an-Najm is a chapter that has as its declared aim to defend the veracity of Prophet by connecting his message to the heavens. A chapter that unveils the indescribable experience of a human receiving revelation and travelling the unseen realms. A chapter that appeals to the mind and the soul, and seeks to awaken humankind from its spiritual lethargy and slumber. Its revelation sent shockwaves in Meccan society and 14 hundred years later it still does so.

This chapter, entitled an-Najm sometimes translated as ‘The Star’, stands as a testament to the power of persuasion and the effectiveness of eloquence....

In this course you will:

  • Learn the art of persuasion.
  • Explore the interface between tafsir and translation, thereby unearthing the benefit and disadvantages of Quranic translations.
  • Delve into the rich and detailed commentary of this chapter through an engagement with the most preeminent classical and modern Quranic commentators.
  • Appreciate the contextual considerations that are a prerequisite to properly understanding the Quranic text.
  • Be given an insight into how varying and competing opinions in tafsir are weighed up and preference given to one over the other. [Tarjih fi al-Tafsir]
  • Understand the theory of rhetoric and see one of the most potent examples of its use in human history unfold in front of you.
  • Provide a context and appraisal of the infamous ‘Satanic verses’ from both a hermeneutical and historiographic perspective.
  • Uncover the most succinct manifesto of the prophetic teachings anywhere in the Quran.
Instructor  

Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed
Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed is a Sunni theologian and scholar. A graduate in Geopolitics and Arabic from the University of Glasgow, in 1993 he left to travel and study with a wide array of leading scholars and theologians in various countries in the Muslim world. In the process, he read Turkish language at the University of Ankara in Turkey and as part of his formal Islamic training; he graduated from the Fat’h Islamic Law College in Damascus, graduating from the prestigious 6-year program with a distinction of merit, achieving overall first position in his year of graduation from the college.

In the summer of 2009, he co-founded the Solas Foundation which focuses on offering quality and transparent religious consultancy in the areas of Islamic ethics and education. He is the author and educational director the iSyllabus Islamic studies program.

He is a regular panellist on shows such as BBC One’s “The Big Question”, BBC radio 4’s religious analysis programmes, and is a contributor to national Scottish newspapers and magazines. He is currently engaged in research into the effect of textual hermeneutics and environment on Islamic legal ethics, and is working on a study and translation of an early juristic text by the Spanish philosopher Averroes. He also serves as an advisor to various Muslim educational organisations in the United Kingdom and is actively involved in interfaith work, as well as wider social issues, lobbying on climate change and combating poverty.

Date  

Saturday 6th October, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 30th September
£30 - From 1st October
[Course material and refreshments included]

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

BOUNTIES FROM ALLAH
Tafsir of Surah an-Anfal

About  

Surah al-Anfal was revealed after the victory for Muslims at the battle of Badr, it gives us an understanding of the Divine Decree and its relationship with human effort. Allah [swt] makes it clear in the surah that the victory with which Allah had honoured the Muslims was Divine recompense for the steadfastness displayed by the Muslims during the preceding years of persecution and hardship.

Most of the subject matters in this surah are connected with the battle of Badr in which the disbelievers met their sad end in defeat and Muslims succeeded in scoring a victory. The victory awarded to the Muslims in that occasion was divine, in return for their steadfastness and perseverance all through the previous year; it also affirms that this was an affirmation of God’s promise of victory.

Throughout the Quran there are stories and parables; their lessons are pivotal in drawing us closer to Allah [swt] and living our life for His sake. Not only does this surah discuss military and warfare. It also gives the framework of relations between Muslims and the community.

Instructor  

Shaykh Muhammed Zaqir
After graduating from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) in Politics and Economics, Shaykh Muhammed Zaqir studied in Damascus, Syria for 8 years at the Prestigious Abu Noor Institute and studied several classical disciplines of Islamic knowledge at the hands of some of the most prominent holders of the tradition. He has also been blessed with the opportunity to spend time in the illuminated city of Tarim, Hadramaut; where he studied at the eminent Institute Dar ul Mustafa, under the qualified hands of some of the most illustrious guides of knowledge. Being classically trained in the sacred sciences he has attained formal ijazahs in various Islamic Disciplines.

Date  

Saturday 1st September, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Arts Two Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 26th August
£30 - From 27th August
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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marriage
Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

A FATHER'S COUNSEL
Tafsir of Surah Luqman

About  

The major part of Surah Luqman is devoted to the words of the sage whose name it bears. It is related that the Quraysh asked the prophet [saw] about Luqman [as], waiting to learn about him, and this surah was revealed to him in response to their request. It contains the essence of his wisdom in the form of advice he gave to his son which was full of profound benefit. Luqman [as] the Sage had more insight in to the truth summarises the eternal truth in the most succinct manner for the benefit of his son and also left it as a noble legacy for all subsequent generations.

The advice of Luqman [as] to his son begins with
• Foundation of all knowledge - the recognition of the Unity in Allah;
• Parents – they are the outward source of human existence and it is vital for the health of any society that children show great honour and respect;
• Right Actions – This one counsel alone would be sufficient for a whole lifetime of right actions;
• Warning against Pride – the fountainhead of all the destructive vices of the heart; and
• Practical ways of eliminating it.

All the advices taken – contain all that a human being needs and is such that, if put in practice, it is sufficient to enable someone to live a complete and fulfilled life. The Quran mentions it so that we may benefit from the wisdom it contains, and certainly wisdom is what the believer seeks.

“Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding.” [12: 111]

Instructors  

Imam Sadrul Alam
Imam Sadrul Alam is a graduate of Darul Uloom al-Arabiyya al-Islamiyya (Bury,UK) - a renowned British Islamic educational seminary. For a period of six years, Imam Sadr studied various classical Islamic disciplines including Arabic language, Literature, Hadith, Aqidah and Tafsir. He also attained ijazah in the Sihah Sitta [the six major canonical Hadith collections]. Imam Sadr later pursued his advanced studies in Ulum al-Quran, Ulum al-Hadith and Aqidah in Damascus, Syria where he was a student of Shakyh Abdul Jalil Ata. Imam Sadr is currently teaching Tajwid and classical text of Shamail Tirmidhi in London and is also involved in the publication of an Islamic magazine for children.

Date  

Saturday 9th June, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue  

Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 3rd June
£30 - From 4th June
[Course material and refreshments included]

Paypal

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marriage
Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

BEFORE YOU SAY 'I DO'
& After you have!

About  

Attention all singletons and married couples…

Are you looking to get married? Are you finding it difficult to find your Mr Right and Miss Right? Are you getting married and don’t know how or what to prepare for this new venture in your life? Are you married and want to learn about how to have happiness and love in your relationship?

In this unique two-day course you will learn about what you should know before you say ‘I do’ and what to do if you already have! Take this course and prepare to be amazed at what Islam says about building relationships.

In this course you will learn…

  • How to organise your family life
  • The nature of relationships between men and women
  • The pressures in getting married and not marrying for the wrong reasons
  • All about relationships between men and women in Islam
  • What makes Mr Right right , and Mr. Wrong wrong
  • Knowing yourself is more important than who you want
  • The right relationship and empowerment to avoid the wrong types
  • Why marriages fail and how to save a failing marriage
  • Sexual intimacy - its place in a marriage and addressing the myths
  • The art of loving and being lovable
  • The distinction between Islam and culture in issues of relationships
  • Surviving the loss of love/marriage

This course is for you, if:

  • How to organise your family life
  • You are single or married
  • You are thinking of getting married or looking for a spouse
  • You are married and you and your spouse want to equip yourselves in how to make better relationship decisions
  • You want to learn about what Islam says about relationships and marriage
  • You are a parent and want to understand how to deal with relationship issues that your children will and are facing

What will I get from this course?

  • Practical examples of understanding relationships
  • An understanding and appreciation of what Islam teaches about romantic love
  • A greater appreciation of your spouse and your marriage
  • An understanding of what causes marriages to fail and how to avoid it
  • Tools to determine compatibility
  • Knowledge that will empower you to create a happy and loving relationship
Instructor  

Imam Yassir Fazaga (USA)
Imam Yassir was born in Eritrea in Northeast Africa and moved to the United States at the age of 15. He has a Bachelors Degree in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia; and received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counselling from the California State University of Long Beach. Imam Yassir serves as the Religious Leader of Orange County Islamic Foundation (OCIF) in Mission Viejo, California. He is also the Director of Mental Health Department at Access California Social Services Agency in Anaheim.

Imam Yassir is listed in the "Who is Who among America's Teachers" where the best students choose their best teachers and was recently featured in the Today Show on "Spirituality in America". He was one of the co-hosts of weekly “WiseLiving” TV program and a regular guest speaker on Peace TV.

Dates  

Sat. 26th - Sun. 27th May, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Francis Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]
Map of venue

Tickets  

£69 - All
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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marriage
Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

JOURNEY THROUGH SHARIAH
An Intensive Course on Islamic Law

About  

Following on from our ground breaking course Journey through the Quran, and Journey through the Sirah, IIDR in partnership with the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) and supported by the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) brings to you another unique course – Journey through Shariah.

The Shariah is perhaps the most misunderstood Islamic concept across all audiences – Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This course aims to provide a unique overview on what the Shariah represents, its aims and objective, legal authority and conformity, why differences of opinion exists, the necessity of Shariah.

Drawing upon classical Islamic legal texts and contemporary research into ethics and law, this course aims to leave its participants with an authentic and authoritative understanding of the Shariah.

In these 2 days you will learn about:

  • Definitions of Key Terms & Concepts
  • Origin and Evolution of Shariah
  • Overview of the Key Features of Shariah
  • Evidences & Sources of Islamic Law
  • Introducing the Four Legal Schools (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanbali)
  • Understanding Legal Rulings
  • Seven Theories Underpinning Islamic Law
  • Legal Conformity:  The Question of Following a Legal School (madhab)
  • Legal Authority: Who has the Right to Hold a Legal Opinion?
  • Fatwas and Muftis
  • How Language Impacts Law
  • Text and Context: The Methodology of Jurists
  • Differences of Opinion: Reasons and Ethics
  • Maqasid al-Shariah or the Philosophy of Islamic Law
  • Five Major Legal Maxims
  • Case Studies: Music, Mortgage & Organ Transplantation
  • Shariah and Ethics
  • Shariah in the 21st Century

An experience you will treasure forever.
Don't Miss Out!!

Instructors  

Principal Instructor
SHAYKH SM HASAN AL-BANNA
SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) and a member of the Steering Committee of Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate research at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has authored and translated several works on Islamic history, law, thought and spirituality. He holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir (a renowned Islamic scholar and Hanafi jurist) and later with notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humanities (France) and the University of Alexandria (Egypt).

Guest Lecturers
PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN
Professor of Islamic Studies, Oxford University

DR JASSER AUDA
Deputy Director, CILE

Dates/Time  

Friday 27th April, 2012                                   6.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April, 2012      9.00am – 6.30pm

Venue  

G O Jones Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£69 - Alll
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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marriage
Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

PROPHETIC LEADERSHIP
A Sirah Based Analysis for Today’s World

About  

How do you make a decision when you are stuck between a rock and a hard place? How willing are you to neglect your integrity in order to gain influence and resources? Do you measure success physically or metaphysically?

At a time when the world is demanding good leadership, and the Arab Spring is shedding its old leaders, this one day training course will give you a practical insight into the leadership of Muhammad (saw) by analysing key events in his life, and exploring how he managed multiple stakeholder demands and achieved incredible success while maintaining the highest levels of integrity, something that few leaders can claim today.

The course combines scholarly research in Islamic sciences and Management sciences, and fuses classical sources with contemporary models to provide powerful analyses on authentic leadership, which will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the higher standards that must be pursued by leaders at all levels, in order to create a more just and harmonious world.  

The course will cover several key topics including:

  • 10 exceptional leadership qualities that make a difference
  • Moral & Ethical Leadership (featuring exercises on ethical dilemmas)
  • The ‘Wise Owl’ political intelligence & integrity model
  • Humility & Servant-Leadership
  • The Situational Leadership Model & the Sirah

Who is this course for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Managers/ Directors
  • Community leaders/workers
  • Political leaders
  • Businessmen & women
  • Any person who is responsible for other people in some way
Instructors  

Shaykh Abdur Rehman Helbawi
Shaykh Abdur Rahman Helbawi’s preliminary study of Islam and Islamic Sciences were with his father and later with other notable scholars. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Islamic Studies from the Institut Européen des Sciences Humanies, France and a MA in Islamic Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  He ha recently completed his further studies at Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Shaykh Abdur Rahman has extensive experience in organising educational courses and lecturing on Islam. He is also the Director of Dome Tours International.

Nabeel Al-Azami
Nabeel Al-Azami has a Bachelors degree in Management and his Masters degree in Human Resources from the University of Manchester. He went on to professionally qualify from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), and is also a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Nabeel Al-Azami is a senior HR professional and Leadership Development expert, he won the Chairman’s Leadership award twice, while working at one of the largest automobile companies in the world. He is also the co-founder of Murabbi Consulting. Nabeel has privately studied Arabic and elements of Islamic sciences with numerous scholars in the UK and abroad. He has written several research papers in the field of Islam and Management.

Date  

Saturday 24th March,2012

Time   9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue  

Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£35 - Before 18th March
£40 - From 19th March
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

A PLEA TO ALLAH:
Tafsir of Surah al-Mujadalah

About  

At the outset of this surah mention a woman pleads with the Prophet (saw) about her husband and urged him to suggest a way out of the difficult situation.

Surah Mujadalah is a surah which is short, yet full of wisdom. The Quran declares in several places that family matters have great importance in the sight of Allah and it is reiterated in this surah for all those who believe.

This surah is concerned with:

  • Family life.
  • Social etiquettes such a etiquettes of sitting in gatherings and the disapproval of whispering amongst two people in front of others.
  • Pointing out the criterion of sincerity of faith which the righteous believers should observe.

Join us in the study of the amazing surah!

Instructor  

Shaykh Adil Rehman
Shaykh Mohammed Adil Rehman has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from London as well a Diploma in Arabic Language and a Bachelors degree in Usul ad-Din and Usul al-Fiqh from the Institut Europeen des Sciences, France. Having completed his studies in France Imam Adil Rehman continued his studies at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester completing his MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management and MSc in Global Politics from the University of London. He is currently applying for a PhD in Islamic Political Philosophy. Shaykh Adil Rehman has been involved with Muslim youth work in the UK and Europe for a number of years and is currently the President of the Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organisations (FEMYSO), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to this he also teaches short courses in Arabic and Islamic Sciences at various institutions.

Dates  

Saturday 4th February, 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Laws Building - Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 29th January
£30 - From 30th January
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

THE EXCEPTIONAL BURDEN:
Tafsir of Surah Hud

About  

Abu Bakr (ra) once asked the Messenger of Allah (saw), what had given him his white hairs. He replied, “Hud and its sisters turned my hair white”. The question arises as to what it is about Surah Hud in particular that made it exceptionally burdensome.

Surah Hud provides strong incentives and gives stern warnings. The incentive of enjoying the best in this life and in the life to come for those who respond positively to the call to submit to God alone. It also warns against forfeiting all that is good in this life or in the hereafter, and threatens immediate or deferred punishment for those who turn their backs on the divine message.

Instructor  

Ustadh Adam Jamal
Ustadh Adam Jamal is a student and teacher of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Originally from Texas (USA), he has travelled extensively in pursuit of Islamic Knowledge. He graduated with a BA in Islamic Studies and Shariah from Europeen Institute of Sciences and Humanities (IESH) in France and has studied under various scholars in the UK and abroad - including Darul Uloom, Blackburn and Egypt. Ustadh Adam Jamal is a former teacher of Islamic Studies at a private Islamic school on a Caribbean Island and is the founder of iArabic.

Dates  

Sat. 14th January 2012

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

BANCROFT BUILDING
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 8th January
£30 - From 9th January
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

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T: 07092 813 541
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Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Women of the Quran

About  

Allah reminds us that the Qur'an's verses and accounts of past people provide many examples and much advice: "In their histories there is certainly a lesson for men of understanding. It is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it and a distinct explanation of all things and a guide and a mercy to a people who believe." (12:111)

Allah mentions the devout women who submitted to Him from the depth of their hearts so that believers could learn about their exemplary character traits and then emulate them. Also, these verses speak of women who persist in their unbelief despite being invited to believe, and thus distance themselves from His mercy.

In this unique course, you will learn the good character examples of the devout Muslim women mentioned in the Quran and reveal the features of those unbelieving women who became lost in denial. You will understand several important lessons from those who either could not or would not comprehend the superiority of faith despite being under the protection of Prophets.

Join us in unravelling the key successses to the Women of the Quran, and how you too can reach these lofty heights.


> Invitation open to Males & Females!!

Instructors  

Shaykha Manal El-Zayat
Shaykha Manal El-Zayat was born and raised in Germany where she studied Education and Psychology. She also has a Bachelors degree in Islamic Studies form the IESH in France and a Masters in Islamic Studies from SOAS, University of London. Shaykha Manal has an Ijaza in Tajweed and Jazariyyah from Shaykh Ayman Swaid as well as Ijaza in Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud from Shaykh Ayman. Shaykha Manal is also an active member of Young Muslims Germany.

Shaykha Nacira Sebouai
Shaykha Nacira Sebouai was born and brought up and educated in France. After completing her formal French education Shaykha Nacira attended the Institut Européen des Sciences Humaines, in France where she completed the 4 year Shari’ah programme. After completing the Shari’ah programme she came to the UK where she has completed a diploma in Legal method and worked with Bindmans Law Firm. Shaykha Nacira is a qualified TEFOL teacher and has been teaching Qur'an for eight years. She has been active in dawah from an early age.

Ustadha Jusna Ali
Ustadha Jusna Ali graduated from SOAS (University of London) with a BA in Geography and History and went on to pursue her Islamic education and subsequently gained a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Abi Noor in Damascus, Syria. She also studied privately with scholars in Damascus in areas such as Fiqh, Aqida, tajweed and Balagha. Ustadha Jusna has an Ijaza in Tajwid from the late Shaykh Muhiuddin Qurdi (Damascus). Ustadha Jusna has been teaching English as a second language (ESOL) for over 10 years and taught at the British Council in Syria for 6 years. Currently she is teaching adults confidence building and other social care and Arabic language.

Dates  

Sat. 19th - Sun. 20th November, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Bancroft Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Journey through the Sirah

About  

An intensive 4 day course on the life, teachings and legacy of Prophet Muhammad (s).

Following on from our ground breaking course Journey through the Quran, IIDR brings to you another unique course – Journey through the Sirah. The Quran describes the life and personality of Prophet Muhammad (s) as the best of role models. His life embodied the ethics and values of the Quran. His message was one of love, mercy, justice, freedom and equality. Join us in this journey and explore the dynamic teachings and legacy of the greatest human being to walk this earth.

In these 4 days you will learn:

  • 100 Self development lessons from the Sirah
  • Overview of all 63 years of the Prophet's life
  • Prophet Muhammad’s life through the prism of the Quran
  • Prophet Muhammad as a teacher, husband, father, entrepreneur, leader and spiritual guide
  • Relevance of the Prophet’s life and teachings in the 21st Century
Instructors  

Principal Instructor
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR). He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of the classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir (a renowned Islamic scholar and an authority in Tafsir, Sirah and Islamic spirituality) and later with other notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humaines (France) and at the University of Alexandria (Egypt). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate studies at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is the CEO of a global publishing and media company. Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has translated several classical and contemporary works on Islamic history, thought and spirituality and is the author of the international bestseller Sirah of the Final Prophet (s) – a book which he wrote at the age of sixteen.

Guest Scholar
Shaykh Babikar Ahmed Babikar

Dates  

Sat. 10th – Sun. 11th &
Sat. 17th – Sun. 18th December, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

G O Jones Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£99 - Before 30th November, 2011
£119 - From 1st December, 2011
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Honoured Women
Tafsir of Surah an-Nisa

About  

Surah an-Nisa deals extensively with matters relating to women and their rights and obligations. The main objective of this Surah is to teach the you the ways that unite a people and make them firm and strong. Introducing stability into the family, which is the nucleus of a community.

The various discourses revealed by Allah (swt) in this Surah deals with these different issues.  However, the main discourse of this Surah is how you should mould your collective life in accordance with Islam.  In particular:

  • How to organise your family life
  • The nature of relationships between men and women
  • The rights of orphans
  • The distribution of inheritance
  • The moral principles of economy
  • How to resolve family conflicts
  • Man’s attitude towards Allah and the society

Over 20 key topics have been selected from Surah an-Nisa, which you will study over the course of the weekend.

Instructor  

Shaykh Fahimul Anam
Shaykh Fahimul Anam has a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and Marketing from London, and a Diploma in Arabic Language and subsequently a Bachelors degree in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences Humaines, France. Shaykh Fahim s a young scholar of Islamic Shari’ah who has been teaching, Aqidah, Fiqh, Usul-al Fiqh, Family Life, Tajwid and other Islamic Sciences in UK in various courses over the last 5 years.  He is currently working for Muslim Mediation Service and HM Prison Service as an Imam and is the Director of Beacon Institute. He also delivers talks on various Islamic issues at university campuses, mosques and Islamic centres.

Dates  

Sat. 1st – Sun. 2nd October, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Laws Building - Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£49 - Before 25th September
£59 - From 26th September
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

The Greatest Victory:
Tafsir of Surah al-Fath

About  

Surah al-Fath opens the doors of Victory to the Muslims, a victory which did not come at the end of a war, but as a result of a peace treaty: the treaty of Hudaibiyah

This Surah describes the favours bestowed on the believers, in this world and the next, for remaining faithful and steadfast. As for those who held back from joining the Prophet of Allah (saw) on his journey, it explains how they should be responded to in the future, and for Muslims not be discouraged or angered by the weakness and faults of the community.

Now you too can learn about the virtues, actions, thoughts, and features of a true believer which are explored in this Surah.

Join us in the study of this remarkable surah, by registering online.

Instructor  

Shaykh Mostahfiz Gani
Shaykh Mostahfiz Gani has a Bachelors degree in Usul-Ad-Din and Usul-al Fiqh from the Institut Européen des Sciences Humaines, France. He later completed his MA in Islamic studies at the University of Birmingham. Shaykh Mostahfiz has worked as a Youth Coordinator at Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland in Dublin and Arabic language and Islamic studies teacher at Al-Hijra School, Birmingham. He has recently completed his Primary PGCE at Kingston University and is pursing his PhD on Ibn Ashur & Maqasid al-Shari’ah.

Dates  

Saturday 10th September, 2011

Time   9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue  

Queen Mary, University of London - Law Building,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 – Before 4th September
£30 – From 5th September
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

Terms and Conditions Apply

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Being Different!!
Tafsir of Surahs al-Jumuah, al-Munafiqun & at-Taghabun

About  

Throughout the aforementioned surahs Allah teaches you and warns you against the pitfalls of previous nations and how you can be different from them. What do you know about Allah’s warning and how do you differ from the previous nations?

This is a unique line-up of three significant surahs, all very different but with many common themes.

During the course of this event and the tafsir of these unique surahs you will:

  • Find out the similitude Allah liked a donkey laden with books
  • Understand the comparison with the Sabbath of the Jews and the Friday prayer of the Muslims
  • Explore what actions were so grievous that the Prophet (s) supplication for forgiveness is not answered and why?
  • Learn about what can lead someone to becoming a loser?
  • Protect yourself by understanding how much harm can someone afflict upon you?
  • Learn which two factors can distance you from the remembrance of Allah?

Join us in the study of these remarkable surahs, by registering here.

Instructor  

Professor Muhammad Abdel Haleem
Professor Abdel Haleem was born in Egypt, and learned the Quran by heart from childhood. Educated at Al-Azhar, Cairo, and Cambridge Universities, he has taught Arabic at Cambridge and London Universities for many years, including courses in advanced translation and the Quran. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Islamic Studies at the school of Oriental Studies and African Studies, University of London. His most recent publications are Understanding the Quran: Themes and Style (2001) and An Arabic-English Dictionary of Quranic Usage, with E. Badawi (2007). He is the Editor of the Journal of Quranic Studies and the London Quran Studies series.  In 2004, Oxford University Press published Professor Muhammad Abdul Haleem's translation of the Quran which is considered by many as one of the most authoritative Quran translations in the English language. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition for his services to Arabic culture and literature. 

Imam Ahmad Faruq
Imam Ahmad Faruq’s preliminarily studies of Islam and the Islamic Sciences were with his father Shaykh Muhammad Abdul Qadir, a renowned scholar of the Quran specialising in Quranic exegesis (tafsir). Imam Ahmad Faruq completed his memorisation of the Quran and studied Arabic Language at the Institut Européen des Sciences in France. He then went on to study Arabic literature, grammar, logic, jurisprudence, theology, tafsir, hadith and other Islamic sciences with scholars in Syria and completed the BA Islamic Jurisprudence course from Ma’had al-Fath, Syria. Imam Ahmad Faruq also pursued his studies at the Faculty of Shariah & Law and graduated from Al-Azhar University (Egypt). Currently, he is working as a Muslim Chaplain for the NHS.

Dates  

Saturday 2nd July, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Law Building, Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 – Before 26th June
£30 – From 27th June
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Journey Through the Quran
- An overview of the whole Quran in 4 days this Ramadan

About  

Ramadan is fast approaching once again. The greatness of this blessed month is linked to the Quran – it is the month in which the Quran was revealed. For the 4th year running, BAQS brings to you its most popular course. 

An overview of the whole Quran in 4 days in Ramadan

  • How many of you resolve each year that you will attempt to study the Quran?
  • Can you imagine the joy you will feel when you understand what is being recited in the tarawih prayers this Ramadan?
  • Are you aware of the key messages and lessons of each surah in the Quran?
  • How can you engage with the Quran for your personal development?
  • Is there are a ‘crash course’ on the Quran you can attend?

Register for Journey through the Quran and enrich your understanding of this Divine Book.

In these 4 days you will learn....

  • 1000 Arabic words of the Quran
  • Key stories, messages and lessons of the Quran
  • Summary and overview of all 114 surahs
  • 99 Personal development lessons from the Quran
  • How to benefit from the Quran in your daily life 

"The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it." [Bukhari]

Don’t miss out!! Join us in this amazing journey!! 

Instructors  

Principal Instructor
Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna
Shaykh Hasan al-Banna is the founding director of the Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR).
He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Arabic & Law (SOAS, University of London) and went on to complete the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). His preliminary study of the classical Islamic sciences was under the tutelage of his father Shaykh Abdul Qadir and later with other notable scholars in the UK and abroad. He studied Arabic language and literature at the Institute Européen des Sciences Humaines (France) and at the University of Alexandria (Egypt). In addition to pursuing his postgraduate studies at Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence, he is the CEO of a global publishing and media company. 
Shaykh Hasan al-Banna has translated several classical and contemporary works on Islamic history, thought and spirituality and is the author of the international bestseller Sirah of the Final Prophet (s) – a book which he wrote at the age of sixteen.

Guest Scholars
Shaykh Dr Akram Nadwi
Professor MAS Abdel Haleem

Dates  

Sat 13th - Sun 14th &
Sat 20th - Sun 21st August, 2011

Time   9.15am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road,
London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£60 - All
Limited weekend rate!
[Course material included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Purifying Your Wealth
- All About Zakah

About  

Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR) presents a one-day intensive Essential Fiqh Series course on…

Zakah is not just a form of charity or alms-giving or tax. Nor is it simply an expression of kindness; it is all of these combined and much more. It is not merely a deduction of a certain percentage from one's property, but an abundant enrichment and spiritual investment.

It is not simply a voluntary contribution to someone or some cause, nor a government tax that a shrewd clever person can get away with. Moreover, it is a duty enjoined by God and undertaken by Muslims in the interest of society as a whole.

The Quranic word Zakah (is mentioned 82 times in the Qur’an) it not only includes charity, alms, kindness, official tax, voluntary contributions, etc., but it also combines with all these God-mindedness and spirituality as well as moral motives.

  • How many of you are aware of the conditions of Zakah?
  • When you are obligated to pay?
  • Do you know what are the requirements and how do you calculate the amount you should give?
  • Can you give Zakah in the UK?
  • Are you searching for piety and nearness to Allah?

Attend this course to understand and find out more in the company of one of the leading scholars in Islamic Finance.

Instructor  

Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatullah
Mufti  Barkatullah is senior imam of Finchley mosque in London and a prominent Islamic Shariah law scholar with a strong background in economics and finance. He received his MPhil in Informatics from the University of Wales (UK). He acquired a Mufti (diploma) in Islamic law and Fazil (Bachelor of Islamic Studies) from the Islamic University, India. He is a member of the Shariah supervisory boards for several UK financial institutions. As a broadcaster and maintainer of Islamic Helpline, he has wealth of experience in Islamic financial issues in Europe.

Dates  

Saturday 18th June, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

London, UK

Tickets  

£25 - Before 12th June
£30 - From 13th June
[Course material and refreshments included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law
Title  

Life’s Events:
Tafsir of Surah Ar-Rum

About  

British Academy of Qur'anic Studies (BAQS) presents its Monthly Quranic Seminar, a one-day intensive course on...

Surah ar-Rum is one of the most outstanding evidences of the Quran being the Word of God and the Prophet Muhammad (saw) being a true Messenger of Allah.

The surah outlines the close relation between people’s situations and life’s events; the past, present and future in human life and universal laws. This shows that every little action, event, growth, consequence, setback and victory are all closely linked, and subject to an accurate law. In all these, the final decision rests with God: “All power of decision belongs to Allah before and after.”  (v.4) This truth is confirmed time after time in the Qur’an, because it is the basic truth in the Islamic faith which gives rise to all concepts, values and standards.

The discourse begins with the theme that the Romans have been overcome and the people the world over think that the empire is about to collapse, but the fact is that within a few years the tables will be turned and the vanquished will again become victorious.

When God showers His mercy in the form of Revelation and Prophethood, it also gives a new life to mankind and causes it to grow and develop and flourish.

Instructor  

Imam Jilani Miah
He has a degree in English and Arabic from Westminster University, London and two diplomas in Arabic from France and Syria. In Syria he completed a four year Islamic law programme in the Institute of Al-Fath in Damascus. This was an intensive course in which he studied in detail many texts both classical and contemporary, dealing with most of the major Islamic disciplines such as Qur'anic exegesis, Hadith studies, Islamic theology, law, literature, poetry and contemporary Islamic thought. His private tuition with notable scholars included several classical texts in Arabic grammar, Islamic law, Maqasid al-Shariah and Jurisprudence.

Dates  

Saturday 14th May, 2011

Time   9.00am – 6.30pm
Venue  

Law Building
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
[nearest tube station: Mile End station]

Tickets  

£25 - Before 8th May
£30 - After 9th May
[course material included]

An email confirmation of your payment shall be emailed to you directly by Paypal. Please bring a printed copy of your payment transaction on the day of registration. Tickets will not be sent out by post.

T: 07092 813 541
E: info@iidr.org

Purposes of Islamic Law