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).

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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 Ja'far may Allah have mercy on him: disputation (jadal) concerning Allah is prohibited, because it leads to that which does not befit Him. And Imam Jafar as-Sadiq was asked concerning the saying of Allah the Mighty and Glorious: "And that thy Lord, He is the goal" {53, 43]. He said: When conversation turns towards (a discussion of) Allah, then refrain (from speech). And as-Sadiq used to say: O son of Adam ! If a bird were to eat your heart it would not satisfy it! And as for your sight - if the eye of a needle were to be placed upon it, it would be darkened. And you desire (despite such insignificance) to know the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth! If you are truthful here is the sun, one of Allah's creations; fill your eye with it, and then it will be as you say.

 And vain disputation is prohibited concerning all matters of faith. The Prince of Believers, on whom be peace, has said: He who seeks after religion by disputation will become a heretic (zindiq).

 And Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq has said that the people who indulge in vain disputations (ashabul-kalam) will perish, and the Muslims will be saved. Verily the Muslims are noble (najib, p1. Nujaba). Now as for controversy against opponents by means of the word of Allah and the Prophet and the Imams, or by means of the significance of their sayings, it is allowed without restriction to him who is well-versed in theology (kalam). But is not permitted (mahzur) to him who is not well-versed in it and totally forbidden (muharram).

 And Imam Jafar as-Sadiq said: Controvert the people with my sayings, and if they overcome you by argument, it will be I who will be controverted, not you. It is related from him that he said: Speaking in (defence of) the truth is better than silence in respect of falsehood. And it is related that Abul Hudhayl al Allaf said to Hisham b. al-Hakam: I wish to have a controversy with you on the condition that if you overcome me, I shall adopt your faith; and if I overcome you, you must accept mine. Hisham said: you have not dealt justly with me. Nay, I will have a controversy with you on the condition that if I overcome you, you will accept my faith; but if you overcome me, I shall refer it to my Imam (for a proper answer).

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