Tafsir ul Qur'an
- Explanation of Surah Waq'iah
Classes held on TUESDAYS listed below at 7pm.
Starts Tuesday 22nd August.
By Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood (OTKF, CEI, Ha-Meem Foundation)
A comprehensive commentary on the 56th chapter of the Qur’an.
These classes will be drawing on traditional & comtemporary
exegeses alongside Prophetic traditions that elucidate this chapter of the Holy Qur'an.
Surah al-Wāqi’ah- ’The Event’, a mainly Meccan chapter with exception to verses 81 and 82 which are said to be Madinan the Surah has a total of 96 verses and is the 56th chapter in the Quran but the 46th by way of chronology.
It’s themes are the Day of Judgement and the recompense of believers and disbelievers. The
following can be seen as an overview of the Chapter’s structure:
Verses 1-14 States on the Day of Judgement
Verses 15-26 The blessings for the people of paradise
Verses 27-56 The companions of the right and the companions of the left
Verses 57-74 The bounties of Allah and indication of His immense bounty and ability
Verses 75-87 The Momentousness of the Quran
In covering this Surah it is hoped that it will bring a greater awareness of the ephemeral nature of this world in comparisons with the hereafter.
To equally reflect upon the bounties, of this world, in comparison to that in the hereafter.
These contrasting images are to aide in having an appreciation and gratitude for the beauty of this world, yet without becoming overly attached to it for knowing there is an eternal life of imperishable bounties and its’ preparation is this world.
Classes are intended to be interactive, allowing for questions and encourage active participation.
Brothers & Sisters welcome.
Class Dates (**note the new dates below):
Further dates to follow inshaAllah.
A specific 'Ayat Notebook' has been devised, showing both the Quranic ayat and its associated English translation with space for note taking for the purposes of this class.
If you wish to receive one (nominal fee to cover printing cost), you MUST register you details below.
About the instructor - Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood
(taken from www.hameem.org)
The impetus to his seeking sacred knowledge belongs to Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, whom he studied under during several deen intensives in the mid to late 90’s. This resulted in him journeying to the blessed valley of Hadramawt to the village of Tarim in the winter of 97.
Here he sat at the feet of the spiritual Masters and jurists including Habib Umar bin Hafiz.
In mid 98, he travelled to Morocco where he attended a monthly intensive on religious instruction as an attendee and organiser. In the winter of 98, his journeying took him to Damascus where he began a concentrated study of the Arabic language by attending the University of Damascus’ programme for non Arabs wanting to learn Arabic. While completing this programme, he arranged private tutoring to assist him in the various subject areas of the language. He also studied Shafi Fiqh, grammar, morphology and Hadith Terminology under Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.
In 99 he was blessed to meet the traditionist Shaykh Siraj ud Deen the great lover of Allah and His Messenger, who gave him a verbal license to transmit from him. In late 99 he travelled to Mauritania from Damascus to read the blessed Shaamail of Tirmidhi on Murabit al Hajj who is no less than an embodiment of the book.
In 2000, he travelled to Damascus to pursue subjects of sacred knowledge including Arabic, Aqidah, Fiqh, and Tajweed. Towards the end of the year, he journeyed to the city of Liverpool to study Hanafi Fiqh under Shaykh Siraj until the summer of 2001.
His next destination was the area of chashambarah, Istanbul to the feet of the Gnostic and friend of Allah, Shaykh Mahmood Effendi; there he studied under one of his student’s Shaykh Ehsaan Hojah Rhetoric, Grammar, Fiqh, and Aqidah. He also sat with Shaykh Muhammad Ameen Siraj in the Fatih mosque (said to be one of the last students of Shaykh al Islam Zahid al Kawthari) and studied a text in hadith terminology, who then gave him a written license to transmit from him.
2002 saw him returning to Damascus and studying under the grammarian, shafite and Quran expert Shaykh Abdul Wahaab, he completed various texts in Aqidah, logic and Tafseer. He then settled in Damascus for the next four years to study various subjects and disciplines under Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi, Shaykh Adnan al Majd, Shaykh Abdul Wahaab and Shaykh Maree al Rashid and Shaykh Khalil al Sabbagh.
In 2007 returned to the UK to become involved in the instruction of sacred knowledge and continue his studies under Shaykh Akram al Nadawi.