Tuesday 16th January 2018
 
 
Tue 16 Jan
No events for today
Wed 17 Jan
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 sports@sicm.org.uk
Thu 18 Jan
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 19 Jan
20:00 - 22:00 Monthly Personalities
Celebrating the life of Lady Zaynab (AS)

Dinner will be served

8.00pm Salaat
8.20pm Dinner
8:55pm Qasida
9:00pm Qur'an
9.05pm Main talk by Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail
9.40pm Questions and Answers

Shaykh Mohammed Ali Ismail, from Peterborough, graduated in Law. He then went to Qum, Iran where he studied in the Hawza for ten years, specialising in Qur'an and Hadith Studies. While in Qum, he regularly taught on short courses and was Manager of the World Federation Islamic Education Board's Qum Office for three years. Having graduated from the Hawza in 2007, he went on to qualify as a professional teacher by completing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Portsmouth. He then moved to Damascus, Syria where for two years he taught and trained future Ministers of Religion at the Islamic Institute for Post Graduate Studies. Shaykh Mohammed Ali resettled in the UK in 2010 and is currently Director of Research and Publications and a lecturer and editor at The Islamic College. He also conducts Personal Development Courses in Islamic fields of study and lectures in Islamic centres.
Sat 20 Jan
No events for today
Sun 21 Jan
06:30 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Fajr salaat followed by discussing issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
Mon 22 Jan
No events for today
 

CHAPTER 27

THE BELIEF CONCERNING THE PASSES WHICH ARE ON THE ROAD TO THE GATHERING-PLACE OF RESURRECTION (mahshar)

 Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far: Our belief concerning this is that verily these mountain-passes ('aqabat) have each a specific name; some are called fard, (compulsory duty) others, amr (command); yet others, nahy (prohibition). So when a man will reach a mountain-pass called fard, and he had neglected it (in his life), he will be stopped there and the dues of Allah will be demanded of him. Now if he goes out of it by means of some good act performed by him in the world, or by the mercy of Allah reaching him, then he escapes from it and goes on to another 'aqaba. He will not cease to be sent from one aqaba to another, and be stopped and questioned regarding his short-comings in respect of each stage. If he escapes safely from all the stages, he arrives at the Abode of Permanence (daru'l-baqa'). Here he comes upon life everlasting, and perpetual beatitude, without any affliction whatever. He will reside in the neighbourhood of Allah, with the Prophets, and His Proofs (Imams), the veracious ones, the martyrs and the righteous ones from among His slaves.

 And if he is stopped at a pass, and is questioned about a certain due in respect of which he is found wanting, and neither a good action on his own part, nor the mercy of Allah reaches him, his step will stumble and he will be hurled down in the fire of Hell, may Allah protect us from it.

All these passes are on the Bridge (as-Sirat). The name of one of them is al-walaya (love of Imams). All mankind will be stopped before it and questioned as regards their love for the Prince of Believers, Ali, and for the Imams who followed him. He who will have a proper answer will be saved and will be permitted (to cross the Bridge safely). And he who is unable will tarry and be hurled down (in the fires of Hell). And (the proof) of this is the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious: "And stop them for they must be questioned" [37, 24]. And the name of another pass is Mirsad (watch) and that is on account of the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious: "Lo! Thy Lord is ever watchful" [89, 13].

Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, says: I swear by My Honour and Glory, the wrong-doing of a wrong-doer is not permissible to me.

One of the passes is called ar-Rahm (kindness); another, al-Amana (trust); another, as-Salat (prayer). There is a special 'aqaba named after each (act which is) fard (compulsory), or amr (command), or nahy (prohibition); and before each one of these the individual will be detained and questioned.

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