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Awakening the Prayer


 

The prayer of the believer is the single most important form of worship and means of connection with one’s Lord. It is the medium through which the believer literally speaks to Allah and the a fountain from which one drinks on a daily basis to reinvigorate the soul and restablish one’s purpose in life.

 

I don’t know about you, but the above description of the prayers sounds somewhat alien to most of us right? The question is why? What’s missing and how can we make a change to revive the ritual?

 

Having completed Salah we should leave feeling spiritually nourished and less burdened with the guilt of sins. We should leave feeling hopeful of forgiveness and content at having had a direct conversation with our lord. But is this the case? Are we fully present in these conversations?

Salah is not a chain of random acts and phrases strung together. It is a vehicle of spiritual dialogue with our lord. Stepping onto the prayer mat is like stepping into the court of a king - the king of all kings. 

This seminar will explore the many attributes of salah. It will help bring your Salah to life and aid you on your way to total devotion and concentration in your salah

 

Day 1: Saturday 19th May 2018 11am - 6pm

Day 2: Sunday 20th May 2018  11am - 6pm

 

Location: Balham Mosque
47a Balham High Road,
Balham, London
SW12 9AW


Start Date Time Duration Fees Discounts Gender Location    
Sun - 19/01/2019 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday & Sunday Weekend Intensive £50.00 £5 (10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BEFORE 09/01/2019) Segregated Class Ebrahim College Whitechapel - SAT / SUN

Awakening the Prayer


The prayer of the believer is the single most important form of worship and means of connection with one’s Lord. It is the medium through which the believer literally speaks to Allah and the a fountain from which one drinks on a daily basis to reinvigorate the soul and restablish one’s purpose in life.

 

I don’t know about you, but the above description of the prayers sounds somewhat alien to most of us right? The question is why? What’s missing and how can we make a change to revive the ritual?

 

Having completed Salah we should leave feeling spiritually nourished and less burdened with the guilt of sins. We should leave feeling hopeful of forgiveness and content at having had a direct conversation with our lord. But is this the case? Are we fully present in these conversations?

 

Salah is not a chain of random acts and phrases strung together. It is a vehicle of spiritual dialogue with our lord. Stepping onto the prayer mat is like stepping into the court of a king - the king of all kings. 

 

This seminar will explore the many attributes of salah. It will help bring your Salah to life and aid you on your way to total devotion and concentration in your salah

 

Highlighted Questions

  • Have you ever wondered why we pray, the way we pray?
  • Why do we raise our hands to our ears and declare “Allah is great”?
  • Why do we go down on our hands and knees and place our forehead on the ground and say “glory be to my lord the highest”?
 
This course will attempt to:
  • Share the secret of how to attain khushu in the prayer
  • Explain both the outward and inward meanings of all the utterances in the prayer
  • Explain the significance of the physical motions in the prayer
  • Describe the thoughts & emotions one should experience in a living prayer
  • Provide practical advice on how to develop the prayer through the above

Shaykh Shams ad-duha


Shaykh Shams Ad-Duha Muhammad a hafiz of the Qur’an which he memorised partly in his own locality and then completed at the famous Darul Uloom in Dewsbury (Institute of Islamic Education). There he continued studying the Arabic language, Tajweed, Fiqh and other subjects that form the early years of the Dars Nizami curriculum. He then moved to Nottingham to continue his studies under shuyukh like Shaykh Fazlur Raheem, Shaykh Abdul Haq (hafidhahumaAllah, both students of the great Shaykh Hussain Ahmad Madani) and others, from whom he studied, advanced Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Ulumul hadith, Hadith and Tafsir. To complete his studies he travelled to Bangladesh in 1997 to study major hadith texts and receive ijaza under the late Shaykh Abdul Aziz Doymiri and the late Shaykh Nuruddin Goharpuri (Allah have mercy on them both) and other shuyukh, where he also came first in his graduation class. The Shaykh also holds an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of London, Birkbeck College.

Since graduation, the Shaykh worked with Shaykh Hasan Ali and others at Safar Academy during its formative years in North London and also served as Imam and Khateeb of Burdett Estate masjid where his work focussed on improving education and the youth. In September 2000, the Shaykh helped found the Mazahirul Uloom Secondary school where he worked as the Vice-Principal for two years. In December 2002, along with other respected Ulama Shaykh Shams founded Ebrahim College which has since been his primary focus and where he continues to hold a directorial role, spearheading all academic activities as well as teaching various courses. His particular teaching interests are fiqh and hadith. He is also editor of Islamique Magazine which is published by Ebrahim College on a quarterly basis.  

He is a well-known speaker in the community and is also one of the shaykhs on Islam Channel’s Islamiqa (fiqh show). The Shaykh is also currently authoring 2 books on Arabic Grammar, 2 books on Islamic creed and theology, which will soon be published insha Allah. Some work on Shah Waliullah’s stance on ijtihad and taqleed is also on going. He has also edited the translation of Ibn Rajab Hanbali’s Jami’ al-Uloom wa al-Hikam, published by Turath Publishing, and is currently working on the translations of Sharh Ma’ani al-Athar of Imam Abu Ja’far al-Tahawi, and the Qawaid fi Uloom al-Hadith and the Qawaid fi Usul al-Fiqh, of Shaykh Zafar Ahmad Uthmani. These will also be published by Turath Publishing inshaAllah

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