Saturday, December 3, 2011
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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.
- RIS Canada 2011 ticket price increases after Sunday December 04, 2011. Buy tickets now at discounted price
- Knowledge Retreat Registration Now Open
- RIS on Facebook – Spread the word
- An Evening of Gratitude – Appreciation Dinner with Our Scholars Dec 22nd at Royal York Hotel
- Book Hotels at discounted rates
- Bazaar almost Sold Out
- Watch "Spirit of RIS 2011" video
- Check out the Speaker and Artist List
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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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.http://sacredlearning.org/pearls-of-purity/category
Available for purchase here: http://www.al-rashad.com/Fundamentals-of-Classical-Arabic-With-CD_p_2472.html
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.
Friday, December 2, 2011
At the 3rd Annual QARS Conference on January 22, 2011, Brother Ahmad James (aka Baraka Blue) recited an original poem entitled “Heaven’s Door (Nothing More)” in praise of our beloved Prophet (SAWS).
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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.Read Full Article