Sunday 18th March 2018
Sun 18 Mar
07:00 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
08:00 - 09:00 Tafsir classes
Tafsir Classes with Shaykh Bahmanpour discussing the 2nd Chapter of the Holy Quran (Surah Baqarah).

View previous talks on our youtube channel:

Shaykh Bahmanpour has studied sociology at LSE and has acquired an MA in the subject from Tabatabai University, Tehran.
Mon 19 Mar
No events for today
Tue 20 Mar
19:00 - 20:00 Yoga Classes
Yoga classes for ladies are taking place at Mahfil Ali on Tuesday evenings between 7:00pm-8:00pm. The cost for a session is £5 or £20 for 5 sessions.

For more information or to sign up, please send an e-mail to:
Wed 21 Mar
11:00 - 12:00 Mother and Baby Group
Mahfil Mother and Toddler sessions are back on! Join us on Wednesday mornings for play, activities and rhymes.
18:15 - 19:15 Martial Arts
Karate & Taekwondo classes for children aged 7-15. Only £4 a session. To register, please e-mail
Thu 22 Mar
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 23 Mar
20:00 - 22:00 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Qur'an recitation and the main talk by Anita Nayyar on Mosques, equality legislation and women.

Anita Nayyar is the founder of The Equality Movement and a former gender policy advisor to Hazel Blears.

She now describes herself as a poet, senior researcher and creative director.
Sat 24 Mar
No events for today



 Says the Shaykh Abu Jafar: The Jews believe that Allah, Who is Blessed and Exalted above all, has (after creating the universe) relinquished the affair (of creation). But we say that He, Who is Exalted above all, "Every day He exerciseth (universal) power" [55, 29]. One particular affair does not distract Him from another. He quickens and kills, He creates and sustains and acts as He wills. We say: "Allah effaceth what He will, and establisheth (what He will), and with Him is the Mother of the Book (ummul-kitab) " [13, 39]. He destroys only that which exists and he creates only that which does not exist. This is not the (sort of) creation in which the Jews and those that follow them believe.

 The Jews ascribe to us this doctrine of creation and the different schismatics who oppose us follow them in this matter. Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq said: Allah never sent a prophet (nabi) until He obtained from him the covenant for restricting his worship to Him alone, and for rejecting (His) equals (nidd, p1. andad). And He, the most Exalted, retards what He wills, and advances what He wills. An instance of this is that He abrogated (previous) faiths and commands by the faith of our Prophet and his ordinances. Another instance (of bad') is the supersession of the Books by the Qur'an.

 And as-Sadiq says: He who asserts that Allah the Mighty and Glorious does something new which He did not know before,-from him I dissociate myself. And he said: He who asserts that Allah, after doing something, repents concerning it,-then he, in our opinion, is a denier of Allah the Great.

 And as for the saying of Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq, peace be on him, that nothing appeared to Allah concerning any matter, as it appeared to Him as regards my son Isma'il-verily he (Imam Ja'far) says : Nothing manifested (itself) from (the will of) Allah, Glory be to Him, concerning any affair, as that which appeared regarding my son Isma'il when He cut him off by death before me, so that it may be known that he was not the Imam after me.

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