With Shaykh Babikir Ahmed Babikir (Rumi's Cave, Ulfa Aid )
Saturday 29th October - 6pm
It gives us great pleasure to host a truly inspirational teacher who has been serving Islam in the UK and abroad unflinchingly for decades.
Within modern societies, it is becoming more apparent how deeply our relationships within family units, circles of friends and associates are degrading and becoming increasing dysfunctional.
Our beloved Shaykh Ahmed Babikir will be addressing our community on the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation. He will share Prophetic advice on how best we can reconcile our differences and take steps to 'make-up' and repair long lost relationships.
A critically important topic that hits hard at the heart of every community.
Come, be inspired and a make a change to your lives.
Brothers & Sisters welcome - bring the whole family!!
Dinner will be served. (REGISTER BELOW to allow us to adequately cater to your needs).
Shaykh Babikir Ahmed Babikir (taken from http://www.sheikhbabikir.com/)
Sheikh Babikir was born in Sudan. He descends in lineage from Sayyiduna al-'Abbas ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib (رضي الله عنه) through his father and Sayyiduna Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (رضي الله عنه) through his mother.
Sheikh Babikir completed his studies of traditional Islamic Sciences under many great Scholars and Sheikhs of Africa and the Middle East. He studied, through authentic chains of transmission, the sciences of Tafsir (exegesis), Aqida (theology), Hadith (prophetic tradition), Seerah (the life and way the Prophet ﷺ), Maliki Fiqh (jurisprudence), Ta’wil-ahadith (dream interpretation) and Tasawwuf (sufism). As a young man, he was initiated into the Sammaniya tariqa (sufi order) and later, he was granted the most honourable Ijaza (authorisation) of becoming a spiritual guide by the grand-sage Sheikh al-Fatih Qaribullah (رحمه الله). He went on to receive Ijazas from other spiritual luminaries such as Sheikh Salih al-Jaʿfari (رحمه الله), Sheikh Nazim al-Haqqani (رحمه الله) and Sheikh Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki (رحمه الله). A sign of his rare prestige is the Ijaza he has received from many renowned scholars in Dalial al-Khayrat, a book of Remembrance of Blessings upon the Chosen Prophet ﷺ.
Arriving in Britain in 1977, Sheikh Babikir has been working hard to promote Islam’s spiritual message in the UK. He began organising programs at London Central Mosque in Regent's Park, and in Muslim Welfare House in North London, where he first met His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The Sheikh served for some time as a member of the board for Mosaic (a charity founded by the Prince of Wales) at the request of His Highness.
Upon settling in London, Sheikh Babikir was instructed by his Sheikh, Sheikh al-Fatih Qaribullah (رحمه الله), to serve as a teacher and guide. He completed a B.Ed degree in Mathematics at Greenwich University as well as a Certificate in Personnel Management and Diploma in Administrative Management.
Up until recently Sheikh Babikir was working as the Imam and spiritual director at the Islamia Schools Centre, founded by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) in 1983. Whilst there, he provided teacher training and assisted in educational workshops and conferences.
Sheikh Babikir is the Director and Founder of Rumi’s Cave, a vibrant community hub in North-West London, as well as Ulfa Aid, a global humanitarian relief charity. Loved by many for his warm manner and wise counsel, he continues to spread his message of compassion and mercy with an unmistakable charm across the UK and abroad.
Night of Remembrance - Reviving the Art of Inshad
With Sheikh Muhammad and Abdullah Adel (Amman, Jordan)
**FREE EVENT with online registration
Wednesday 19th October - 730pm
Invited Special Guests & Scholars include:
Shaykh Mustafa Styer, local Scholars & Students of Knowledge
**PLEASE REGISTER BELOW**
We are delighted to announce that Sheikh Muhammad and Abdullah Adel (Amman, Jordan), masters of the art of Inshad will be blessing our community. Invited special guests and scholars will also be in attendance delivering short reminders.
We would like to encourage families to attend and enjoy an uplifting evening of spiritual odes, reminders and Prophetic blessings.
Refreshments and sweets will be served during the event.
Parking: Please note that the ASCC car park has limited space. Additional unrestricted free street parking is available on Short Lane, marked on the map.
Please avoid parking on Harrow Road. For full details on how to get to the venue can be found on the website http://www.ascc.uk.com/contact.html this includes a Transport for London journey finder.
A new CD production by the The Adel Brothers entitled 'The Mantle of Praise', which is a full rendition of the Qasida Burda will be available. In addition the recordings of Songs of Presence Vol 1: On the Shore, Vol 2: Wading the Sea, - Vol 3: Marvels of the Deep will all be available in a unique MP3 format.
For more details see http://www.songsofpresence.com/en/album#/section0
Brothers & Sisters welcome - bring the whole family!
Please REGISTER BELOW to allow us to sufficiently cater for our guests.
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