Saturday, December 3, 2011

Shaykh Abdur Rahman Tahir

Gallery in Memory of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Tahir, 1929-2011

Poem on the Passing of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Tahir by Aaron Sellars

Shaykh Abdur Rahman Tahir passed away today. Verily we belong to God and to God is our return.

Fwd: One Day Before RIS Ticket Price Increases

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Date: December 3, 2011 3:56:21 PM EST
Subject: One Day Before RIS Ticket Price Increases

Assalam Alaykum,

We pray that we reach you in the highest state of imaan and the best of health. We would like to remind you that the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Canada convention will return to Toronto this winter insh'Allah. Based on pre-registration, we are expecting a record attendance this year insh'Allah.


We would like to thank you for your continued support and duas. May Allah accept our efforts and unite our hearts in His service. Please help spread the word by forwarding this email to family and friends.

RIS Organizing Team

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Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar: Pearls of Purity: Legal and Spiritual Dimensions of Purification

Pearls of Purity is a 6-CD set consisting of a series of lessons by addressing the legal rulings (fiqh) of ritual purification (taharah), according to the Hanafi school of law (madhhab). The lessons take a comprehensive look at the physical and spiritual aspects of purification, including discussions on ablution (wudu), ritual bathing (ghusl ), menstrual impurity (hayd), water, purity in food, and other related topics. Recorded at the Islamic Center of Chicago during the 2003 Annual Itikaf Program, this set draws on the Quran and Sunnah to go beyond the legal rulings of taharah and offers an in-depth commentary invaluable to any person seeking traditional knowledge.

The Fundamentals of Classical Arabic - Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar

The Fundamentals of Classical Arabic is based on a series of books that help students learn the difficult subject of Arabic verb conjugation and grammar. This classroom, based on volume one of the book series, provides a framework for studying the Arabic language, introduces Arabic word patterns, and covers the essentials of conjugating common verb and noun forms. The text of each chapter is provided in PDF format and the accompanying audio is available for online streaming or download. Click here to download all pdf/audio files as a single Zip file. All lectures are Windows Media Format.

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The Day of Ashura Striving to Come Close to the Everlasting through Extra Worship and Fasting

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Biographical Note on Ibn 'Ata' Illah

x156 Ibn 'Ata' Illah (t2.1) is Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Karim, Abu al-Fadl Taj al-Din Ibn 'Ata' Illah al-Iskandari, Sufi Imam and author of al-Hikam al-'Ata'iyya [The aphorisms of 'Ata'], one of the greatest works of the Shadhili tariqa, in which he was the second successor to Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili himself. Originally from Alexandria, he moved to Cairo, where he attracted a large following and gave public lectures that were well attended. He was a scholar in Arabic grammar, hadith, Koranic exegesis, fundamentals of law and faith, and jurisprudence; and Dhahabi notes that when he spoke at al-Azhar Mosque, he would combine the words of the Sufis with hadiths, stories of the early Muslims, and scholarly topics. Among the words he conveyed from the founder of his order were, "This path is not monasticism, eating barley and bran, or the garrulousness of affectation, but rather perseverance in the divine commands and certainty in the divine guidance." He was also the sheikh of the Shafi'i Imam Taqi al-Din Subki, whose son Taj al-Din feels that Ibn 'Ata' Illah was more probably a Shafi'i than a Maliki, as others have held. But his true legacy lies in the path he served and the disciplines he left to further it, their hearts opened to the knowledge of Allah Most High through his instruction in the mystic way, which his Hikam and other works amply attest to his profound mastery of. He died in Cairo in 709/1309 (al-A'lam (y136), 1.221-22; al-Durar al-kamina (y13), 1.273-74; Tabaqat al-Shafi'iyya al-kubra (y128), 9.23; and n).
-Reliance of the Traveler by Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller, pg. 1053.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Amid the Loin’s Grit, Tastes of the Subcontinent Bloom via Wajahat

This Week at Iqra!

As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
This week at Iqra, Imam Khalil Abdur-Rashid will give a talk on "The Prescription for Community Life in the Quran". This talk will feature an analysis of the Quranic verses which directly and indirectly describe communal interaction and responsibilities. Imam Khalil will explain how the implementation of the verses enhance Muslim communal life at Iqra specifically and how they inspire us to rise to Allah's expectation of us of being the best ummah in general.
Imam Shair will be traveling this weekend. His class is canceled for this Saturday. The program itinerary for this Saturday is as follows: 
2:30 - 3:30  Islamic Law and Ethics
3:30 - 3:45  Asr Prayer
4:00 - 4:30  Quranic Recitation (part 1)
4:35 - 4:50  Break for Maghrib Prayer
5:00 - 5:15  Quranic Recitation (part 2)
5:30 - 6:30  Arabic Language & French Table
7:00pm       Dinner
8:00pm       Talk by Imam Khalil

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Qad Kafani Ilmu Rabbi sung by Abdal-Hakim Murad

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Retreat with Shaykh Mokhtar January 2012!/event.php?eid=325593214134315&ref=m_notif&__user=769633054

Sarah Sayeed: The NYPD And Muslims In New York

Sarah Sayeed: After 9/11 and War, Building Paths for Co-Existence

American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

Tariq Ramadan: Egypt at a crossroads

TJ Winter: The Prophet (PBUH) & His Wives - Part 4

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TJ Winter: The Prophet (PBUH) & His Wives - Part 3

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TJ Winter: The Prophet (PBUH) & His Wives - Part 2

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TJ Winter: The Prophet (PBUH) & His Wives - Part 1

Via Rayad from a while back :) Check out this video on YouTube:

Qasida Muhammadiya With English

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Rabia Khedr - "The Prophet's Marriage to Khadijah: A Contemporary Model"

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An Intro to Islamic Finance - A Weekend Seminar with Taha Abdul-Basser

عبد السلام الحسني في سوريا وفي بيت الشاغوري

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Intelligence Squared Debate @NYU The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion

Guess what the vote on this was...

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Monday, November 28, 2011

CUNY students protest tuition hikes

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The Script - We Cry

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Shaykh Khalil Abdur-Rashid's Supplication at Khalid and Priya's Nikkah

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Khalid Latif.Marriage in Islam-Last part. Norway

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SHAYKH ABDAL HAKIM MURAD (Can Liberalism Tolerate Islam? Part 2- Norway

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SHAYKH ABDAL HAKIM MURAD (Can Liberalism Tolerate Islam? Part 1- Norway

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Cambridge Mosque is Moving on Vimeo

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Video of Shaykh Hamza teaching from 'Ajab al-Qalb (Wonder of the Heart) at the Rihla 2011 in Bursa via Yusuf :)

2012 Firm Foundations SeekersGuidance Retreat: SoCal, March 24th - 28th

"One God, Many Names" by Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

I keep coming back to this article....especially when I see people talking or writing as if Allah is another God...

This paper addresses the primordial origin of the divine names of God in order to establish the equivalency of the Biblical ‘God’ to Islam’s ‘Allah’ and the need for American Muslims to embrace both. While Muslims affirm that they worship the ‘God of Abraham,’ recently America’s religious right has denied this common ground. This point is aided by English-speaking Muslims’ avoidance of the word ‘God,’ due to an erroneous assumption that ‘Allah’ alone carries legitimacy.
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Virtues of the Sacred Month of Muharram, Its First Ten Days, and the Day of `Ashura

"Muslim voters hard to predict in 2012"..

There is no god but Allah, English song - Sh. Muhammad Abdul-Haqq Mendes

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Dr. Umar closing remarks live now

THE MANTLE ADORNED Imam Busiri’s Burda

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Dr. Umar Faruq Abdullah - Marriage as a cosmic ideal and social reality

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