"And whoever saves a life - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely." Surah Baqarah
LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE!*
Welcome to BIMA Lifesavers!
On *Saturday 30th September*, BIMA Lifesavers will be hosting a lifesavers event at Ashford and Staines Community Centre, where local Muslim Doctors & Healthcare Professionals will be teaching you how to save a life!
This event is open to men and women.
Come along after *Dhuhr Salah* @ 1:30pm, and learn exactly what to do if someone is collapsed, choking, or not breathing!
All Welcome - please register to give us an idea of numbers
Saturday 30th September - After Maghrib prayer - 6:50pm
We are pleased and honoured to announce, as part of our monthly programme, that one of the UK's leading young Islamic scholars, Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (Allah protect & preserve him), will be speaking at our September Monthly Programme.
This is a much needed talk addressing our best we uphold good, healthy and nurturing marital relationships in Islam. The intimate and often complex nature of these relationships, arguably, form the basis for a well formed and functioning society.
Come, be inspired and a make a change to your lives.
Brothers & Sisters welcome - bring the whole family!!
FREE EVENT with registration below.
Food & Drink will be served.
In order for us to cater for your needs on the day of the event, please SUBMIT the details below:
Mufti [Abu Abdillah] Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari is a young, traditionally trained scholar who studied in different parts of the world. Born in Leicester, UK, and raised under the guidance of his illustrious father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, he started learning about Islam from a very young age and memorized the entire Qur’an at a very tender age of nine. He initially studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh at Dar al-Uloom, Bury, UK, under many Shuyukh notably: Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Motala and the late Shaykh al-Hadith Islam ul Haq, and thus received authorizations (ijazahs) in various books including the six major collections of Hadith. He also received Ijazah in Hadith from the late Grand Mufti of India, Shaykh Mahmud al-Hasan Gangohi, and underwent a one year course of specialization in the science of issuing religious/legal verdicts (Fatwa).
After graduating from the Dar al-Uloom, he travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under one of the greatest living scholars, Justice (Rtd) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and others, and received authorizations. Later, he travelled to Damascus, Syria, where he increased in experience and knowledge by studying under the great Ulama there and received authorizations (ijazahs) from Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, Shaykh Dr. Abd al-Latif Farfur al-Hasani and others.
His authored books include: Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam,
Elucidation of Forty Hadiths on Marriage, The Issue of Shares and Simplified Rules of Zakat. He has also published Shaykh Zakariyya Kandahlawi’s Wujub I’fa’ al-Lihya (The obligation of growing a beard) and Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri’s Mabahith fi Aqa’id Ahl al-Sunna aka: Al-Muhannad ala‘l-Mufannad (Discussions in the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunna), both with critical analysis and footnotes in Arabic. He is also widely known for his detailed and well-researched fiqh related articles which can be found at his website www.daruliftaa.com.
The Shaykh has taught many courses and lectured extensively on a range of topics, and continues to travel regularly teaching and lecturing both in the UK and abroad. Many of his lessons and lectures are available free in the Audio Visual section of the Darul Iftaa website, including the 22 part series on Islamic Manners conducted from Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghudda’s Min Adab al-Islam, 18 part series on the Virtues & Fiqh of Ramadan and the 8 part series on the10 Things of Natural Disposition (fitra). He has also released a 19 CD audio set titled: The Fiqh of Marriage, which is widely available.
Presently, he resides in Leicester, UK. He is a teacher of various traditional Islamic sciences in Leicester, London and other locations, and a Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence (Darul Iftaa, www.daruliftaa.com). He is a Member of the Al-Qalam Shari’ah Scholars Panel (established to meet the growing demand from Muslim consumers and businesses for authentic, professional, Shari’ah based guidance), and also a advisor on Islamic Banking.
**This is a FREE EVENT - Any donations supporting our organisation are most welcome - please donate here .
Fight Night - Mayweather vs. McGregor
Following previously aired sporting events, with the intention of providing our youth with a wholesome environment and company within which to view events ordinary hosted at unsavory locations. These events also foster a greater brotherhood amongst the attendees, bridging the gap between the youth and those of senior generations.
Main Event show begins approximately 5:20am
on the morning of Sun 27th Aug UK TIME.
All seating, tasty snacks, food and drinks will be PROVIDED.
Please, however, feel free to bring any food/ drink yourselves.
- 4:45am - Arrive and offer Sunnah prayers before Fajr
- 5.00am - Pray Fajr prayer in congregation
- 515am - Short Reminder (Naseehah) given
- 520am/ Approximately - Main Event will be aired onto Projector Screen via Sky Sports Box Office Live.
Kindly car share as much as possible, due to limited onsite parking.
Arrive in time for congregational prayer.
Plenty of offsite parking available on Short Lane (5 min walk)
Please register your details below to allow us to sufficiently meet your needs.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Look forward to seeing you all inshaAllah.
Saturday 25th March - After Maghrib Prayer - 6.27pm Jamm'ah
Shaykh Muhammad Ameen (Al-Hikmah School)
Many in our communities are struggling with the torrents of this world, all the while losing hope in the mercy of the Lord of the Worlds.
A inspiring talk looking at the boundless mercy of Allah.
Bring the entire family.
Dinner will be served.
Shaykh Muhammad Ameen
Shaykh Muhammad Ameen graduated from the Jamiat-ul Ilm wa Huda in Blackburn. He had a great affinity to the noble language of Qur'an and proceeded to further his study of the Arabic language by travelling to Damascus Syria. There he studied with some of leading scholars of our time.
Returning to the UK, Shaykh Muhammad Ameen took an active role teaching various communities around London.
He delivers regular Khutbahs & talks around the UK and is an active volunteer of Ummah Welfare Trust.
He is currently the Head Arabic Teacher at Al Hikmah School in Luton.
Seerah Arts & Crafts
Tue 4th April 2017 | 10.30am - 1.30pm
A morning of Seerah stories, arts and crafts. With snacks and singing.
For ages 4 - 8yrs, all children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
STROKE AWARENESS WORKSHOP
**Thur 23rd March - 5pm**
FREE EVENT - Delivered by:
Stroke Association (UK's Leading Stroke Charity)
The Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity changing the world for people affected by stroke.
More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. More people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke.
Stroke Association have been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.
Noahs Ark are pleased to be hosting Stroke Association for this much needed workshop.
Make every effort to attend.
With Shaykh Samir Al-Nass
Thursday 30th March - After Maghrib prayer (7.36pm Jamm'ah)
We are truly honoured and privileged to be hosting our dear teacher and beloved Shaykh Samir al-Nass.
Shaykh is conducting a tour around the UK and as part of his period in London, ASCC are extremely grateful to be hosting him inshaAllah.
Join us for an insightful talk on the 'The History of Qir'aat'.
An exclusive lecture on the history of the Islamic science of Quranic Recitation - Qir'aat, delivered by a renowned scholar who has mastered the 10 variant recitations of the Holy Qur'an.
Come, be inspired and a make a change to your lives.
Brothers & Sisters welcome - bring the whole family!!
Light refreshments will be served. (REGISTER BELOW to allow us to adequately cater to your needs).
A truly unique opportunity to sit at the feet of a traditional scholar. Make every effort to attend and benefit.
About Shaykh Samir-al-Nass
Shaykh Samir al-Nass was born in Damascus, Syria, where he studied at the College of Medicine of the University of Damascus. He went on to study in the United States where he qualified in internal medicine.
The Shaykh has studied under some of the great ‘ulama of the Levant (Shaam) and the Arabian peninsula. He has a traditional license to teach (ijazah) in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of the Shatibiyyah and the Durra from Shaykh Muhammad Sukkar. He received an ijazah in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of Tayyibah from the Egyptian Shaykh Ahmad Mustafa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, himself a student of Shaykh Abd al-Aziz al-Zayyat of Egypt. Shaykh Samir has a traditional license to teach (ijazah) in Islamic law (fiqh) and theology and creed (‘aqida) from the previous Mufti of Syria, Shaykh Abu Yusr Ibn `Abidin, Shaykh Lutfi al-Fayumi, and the late Hanafi Mufti, Shaykh Adib al-Kallas.
Shaykh Samir was honoured to study hadith in Mecca with the great Indonesian-Meccan Shaykh Yasin al-Fadani, and with Shaykh Nur ud-din `Itr of Syria. He also has an ijazah in Prophetic traditions (hadith) from the late Shaykh `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din of Aleppo, Syria.
The Shaykh teaches Qur'anic recitation (tajwid) after fajr prayers daily in the blessed mosque of Shaykh Ibn `Arabi, a post given to him by his Shaykh and father-in-law, one of the illustrious Shaykhs of Quran in the Levant (Sham), the late Shaykh Muhammad Sukkar. Shaykh Samir has been teaching at various Islamic studies intensive courses in England and North America since 2000.
Saturday 25th February - After Isha Prayer - 7.30pm Jamm'ah
Shaykh Dr. Ridhwan Saleem (Principal of Ha Meem College)
For many, historic accounts of the spread Islam is a controversial topic. The multiplicity of sources, the orientalist perspectives, western influences and our inability to access the primary sources, makes discovering the true history of Islam a daunting task.
The aim of this talk is to highlight some of the important elements one should consider when reading the history of our beautiful faith, its major turning points and influential personalities.
Why is it important to study our history? From which sources? How did they influence our current state?
Bring your families for an enlightening and timely talk.
Brothers and sisters are welcome. Dinner will be served.
This talk is the precursor to a future series of lectures which will be taking a broad sweep of the major historical personalities and events of time period beginning with the Hijra of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in 622CE right up to the end of the 20th century CE.
**FREE EVENT - Register below to allow us to cater for you.
Shaykh Dr. Ridhwan Saleem
Shaykh Ridhwan graduated in Medicine from Kings College London in 1997. During his clinical training, he commenced his pursuit of Islamic knowledge attending the circles of the spiritual master, Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani, and sitting at the feet of the prolific thinker and scholar, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, with whom he completed several texts including the Ajerumiyya in Grammar, Sanusiyya in Aqeedah, and al-Naseeha al-Kafiya of Sidi Ahmad Zarruq. During this time, he also had the blessing of studying some of the Hikam of Ibn `Ata-illah with Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller.
After his graduation and pre-registration training, Shaykh Ridhwan decided to pursue Islamic knowledge full-time and was able to do so with the help of a supportive wife who shared his commitment to Islamic study. They lived for over a year in Liverpool, where Shaykh Ridhwan sat on a daily basis with the Hadith-Master, ‘Allamah Shaykh Siraj al-Islam Chawdry (may Allah protect him), studying Hanafi Fiqh and Tafsir of Quran. Shaykh Ridhwan later asked for Shaykh Siraj’s permission to teach, which he granted.
Following his sojourn in Liverpool, Shaykh Ridhwan continued his studies for several years in the blessed ancient city of Damascus at the feet of notable individuals. His studies were supervised by the erudite scholar, Sayyid Shaykh Muhammad al-Ya’qoubi al-Hassani, who issued him several written ijaazas (licences) to teach the sacred sciences. During his time in Damascus, Shaykh Ridhwan benefited from private classes with several distinguished scholars, including Shaykh Khaleel al-Sabbagh and Shaykh Mur`i al-Rasheed. He had daily classes with Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab Najib in his small mosque in the old souq in the Maghribi quarter of Damascus.
He had the blessing of being taken by Shaykh al-Yaqoubi to sit with some of the spiritual giants of Damascus, many of whom have since returned to Allah ta`ala. These notables included the late Shaykh Ahmad Habbal, the Sayyid, Shaykh Taj al-Deen al-Kittani, and the late Shadhili Master, Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shagouri. He heard the musalsal Hadith al-Rahma from Shaykh al-Shaghouri and received the blessing of the Shaykh holding his subha in his hand along with his own and mixing them together while smiling at Shaykh Ridhwan.
While in Damascus, Shaykh Ridhwan was a regular attendee at the public classes and Friday sermons of the shining beacon of Ahl al-Sunnah in the Arab world, Shaykh Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti. He also met the esteemed Shaykh personally and asked for, and was granted, his blessing and special supplication for the work of the deen in Britain.
Through the grace of Allah subhanahu wa `ta`ala, Shaykh Ridhwan visited the late celebrated scholar of Damascus, Shaykh Adeeb al-Kallas, and, for the blessings of his spiritual connection, requested his Ijaza to teach the religious sciences. Shaykh Adeeb looked at him and immediately granted his permission.
During his time in Damascus, Shaykh Ridhwan lived for several months under the shade of the Mosque of Shaykh Muhyudin Ibn `Arabi, which connects to the Shaykh’s grave, and had the blessing of praying in the mosque on a daily basis.
Shaykh Ridhwan is a medical practitioner, currently specialising and working in field of general adult psychiatry.
He is the Founder and Principal of the Ha Meem College, and Co-founder and Chair of Lady Nafisa Independent School for Girls. He continues his specialist Islamic studies periodically in private classes with Shaykh Akram al Nadwi in Oxford. He lives with his wife and four children in Hounslow, West London
Alim Degree (Shahada Alimiyyah), issued by Shaykh Akram al Nadwi, al-Salam Institute, endorsed by Nadwatul Ulema, India (1434/2013):
Traditional handwritten Ijaza issued by Shaykh Muhammad al Ya’qoubi of Damascus (1426/2005):
Saturday 28th January - After Isha Prayer - 6.30pm Jamm'ah
Shaykh Talal al-Azem (Director of OTKF)
Everyone agrees that education is the foundation of a healthy community. But are all educations equal?
Do all forms of education equally provide our young with the knowledge, experiences, and orientation they need to mature into responsible and intelligent adults in the contemporary world?
What do we stand to lose if community is taken out of education?
To address these questions, this talk shall be devoted to the Prophetic Sunnas of attachment and of community in a truly Islamic education.
<<A short Fundraising Presentation will also be given on behalf of Wilaya Trust - your help & assistance here would be greatly appreciated>>
For more detail see - www.wilayatrust.org
FREE Event - REGISTER BELOW.
Bring the entire family.
Dinner will be served.
Shaykh Talal al-Azem
Shaykh Talal al-Azem was born and raised in the USA and graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he studied History and Near Eastern Studies. Thereafter, he studied full-time the classical disciplines of Islamic learning in Syria. For ten years, he was under the tutelage of prominent scholars including Mufti Shaykh Adeeb Al-Kallas, Shaykh Khalid Al-Kharsa and Shaykh Mahmoud Al Misri. His interests include law, ethics and the disciplines of the classical Muslim education.
He completed his MA & Phd at the Oxford University and is an Arabic & Islamic History lecturer at the same institute.
He has edited many works and authored a work of his own entitled "Prayer of occasions", a book describing optional prayers that can be offered for related circumstances
He is the director of Oxford Traditional Knowledge Foundation, an institute dedicated to offering traditional knowledge of Islam and ways of living.
Saturday 31st December - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
- Shaykh Burhaan Khandia (CEI, Saalik, Secondary school teacher) &
- Ustadh Novid Shaid (Author & English Teacher, Aylesbury - novid.co.uk)
Bring your children and yourself for an interactive evening of poetry following by a talk for parents highlighting some critical concepts on nurturing our children in these modern times and effective ways to inculcate love of Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon).
Bring the entire family.
Light refreshments (fruit snacks and juice) and Dinner will be served.
Ustadh Novid Shaid will be bringing his most recent publications. They will be available to purchase.
Highly recommended! Titles include:
'The Prophet's Time in Rhyme' - A narrative poem telling the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him)
'Short Stories - Vol.1' - Short stories exploring Islamic themes, presenting characters and situations that resonate with contemporary culture and Muslims
**TO HELP US CATER FOR OUR CHILDREN & ADULTS, PLEASE REGISTER BELOW***
We are deeply honoured to host both Shaykh Burhaan & Ustadh Novid during the holiday period.
Shaykh Burhaan Khandia
Shaykh Burhaan Khandia has studied for a year with the ulama of India (Ajmer Sharif) where he began his memorization of the Qur'an.
He is the son of Qari Ismaeel Khandia whom is one of the leading teachers of Qur'an in the city of Derby. Qari Ismaeel is renowned for his service of the deen and the service of the community. He was charged with Shaykh Burhaan Khandia's education in religious affairs including fiqh, aqidah, tafsir and hadith from an early age by virtue of his being his father.
Shaykh Burhaan returned to England in 2002 and to visit his family. He soon travelled to Yemen where he studied for three years under the theological scholars and spiritual masters of Hadramaut including Habib Omar Bin Hafiz.
Ustadh Novid Shaid
Novid Shaid is an English teacher and pastoral manager from the UK. He has worked for fourteen years in state secondary schools and he shares short stories and poetry on his website: www.novid.co.uk.
His first published work is the supernatural thriller novel, "The Hidden Ones".
Novid has worked as an A-Level English Literature examiner and has also given advice and consultancy to Muslim schools in London. For his BA in English Literature, he majored in Early Twentieth Century British Fiction and Nineteenth Century American Literature. For his PGCERT in English Studies he focussed on critical approaches to William Blake and a comparative study of Seamus Heaney and Eavan Boland.
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