Monday 20th August 2018
 
 
Mon 20 Aug
19:00 - 20:00 Martial Arts
Ladies Soft Karate Tai Chi

SICM is offering a unique blend of exercise and wellbeing classes, run by Junjokai. The class is suitable for ladies aged 9 to 65+ years, all fitness levels and various disabilities.

- Health & Fitneess
- Self Discipline
- Mindful Meditation
- Mind, Body & Spirit Exercise

Cost is £20 for 5 sessions or £5 for a one off session.

Please register or contact sports@sicm.org.uk for more information
Tue 21 Aug
No events for today
Wed 22 Aug
06:45 - 08:15 Eid
6.45am Dua Nudba
7.15am Eid prayers led by Shaykh Zoheir Esmail
7.40am Eid Khutbas
8.00am Refreshments
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
21:00 - 22:00 Bouldering
Bouldering sessions at HarrowWall

The sessions are run on a pay as you go basis and the cost includes entry/climbing, shoe and chalk bag hire. Cost per session is £5.


To register your interest in joining the bouldering club, click here to complete this form .
Thu 23 Aug
20:10 - 21:20 Thursday Programme
Du'a Kumayl followed by Salaat, Ziyarat and Refreshments.
Fri 24 Aug
20:09 - 21:30 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Quran recitation and the main talk by Sibtain Panjwani on The Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community Diaspora: An Exploratory Overview.

This exploratory talk will provide some reflection about the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community diaspora which is part of the global Indian community. It will begin by providing a rationale and conceptual framework used for the study and delve briefly into the circumstances under which the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheries had to migrate from India and then emigrate to East-Africa, Europe, Canada, United States of America and elsewhere. It will explore the extent of acculturation and transformation that affected the community, its current challenges and whether it is able to overcome them.


Dr. Sibtain Panjwani, former Secretary General of the World Federation of KSIMC (1996 to 2003) is the founder of The Awakening Project For KSI Muslim Community. It is a worldwide grassroots-orientated initiative that seeks participation and reform from community members themselves. Having qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester and obtained his MA in Medical Law and Ethics from Kings College London and a PhD in Law from the University of Essex, he went on to work closely with the late President - Marhum Mulla Asgherali M M Jaffer at the World Federation. After his death, Dr. Sibtain Panjwani continued to be active in Shii and wider Muslim community affairs. He also has a special interest in bioethics in Islam having taught undergraduate student at The Islamic College, London. He has published journal articles on bioethics as well as on dental legal issues. He currently operates on a freelance basis in both Muslim community life and the wider academic environment.
Sat 25 Aug
09:00 - 11:00 Bouldering
Bouldering sessions at HarrowWall

The sessions are run on a pay as you go basis and the cost includes entry/climbing, shoe and chalk bag hire. Cost per session is £5.


To register your interest in joining the bouldering club, click here to complete this form .
Sun 26 Aug
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 are on hold this week.
 

CHAPTER 29

THE BELIEF CONCERNING THE GARDEN (al-janna) AND THE FIRE (an-nar)

 Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far: Our belief concerning Paradise is that it is a permanent abode (daru'l-baqa') and an abode of safety. There is in it neither death, nor old age, nor disease, nor calamity, nor decline, nor palsy, nor care, nor sorrow, nor need, nor poverty. It is an abode of plenty, of happiness, of quiet and of nobility. Affliction shall not touch its inmates, nor weariness. In it there will be things for which the souls of men yearn and which give delight to their eyes, and they shall reside therein forever. It is an abode the inmates whereof are the neighbours of Allah, and His friends (awliya') and loved ones and the recipients of His generosity. And they are of different kinds and ranks. Among them wi1I be some who like angels will receive their favours by sanctifying and glorifying Allah and declaring His greatness. And there will be others who will find pleasure in different kinds of food and drink and fruit and comfortable couches, and fair women with beautiful, big, black eyes, and in being served by young pages endowed with perpetual youth, and in sitting on cushions and rich carpets and in dresses of silk brocade. All of them will be able to enjoy what they like and desire, in accordance with their own aspirations, which shall be granted to them by Allah.

 Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq has said: Verily mankind worship Allah in three different ways. One group among them worships Him out of desire for His Paradise and in the hope of His reward-and this is the worship of servants. Another group worships Him for fear of His Fire-and this is the worship of slaves. Yet another group worships Him out of love for Him - and this is the worship of the noble ones; these, indeed, arc the trusted ones (amin, pl. umana'). And this (follows from) the saying of Allah the Glorious and Mighty: "And such are safe from that day" [27, 91].

 And our belief concerning Hell is that it is a place of degradation or that of revenge on unbelievers and sinners. None but the polytheists will reside therein permanently. As for those monotheists (ahlu't-tawhid) who are sinners, they will be taken out of it by the mercy of Allah and the intercession which they obtain. It is related that no pain shall afflict a single one among the monotheists in Hell when they enter it: but they will only be afflicted with pain at the time of their exit from it; and these ills will be the requital of their own actions, and Allah is not "unjust towards the slaves" [41, 46].

 And the residents of Hell will be miserable indeed: it is not decreed for them that they shall die, nor shall the torment of Hell abate for them. "Therein taste they neither coolness nor (any) drink, save boiling water and pus (ghassaq): reward proportioned (to their evil deeds)" [78, 24-26]. If they ask for food, they will be fed on zaqqum. "And if they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like unto molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!" [18, 28]. And from a distant place shall they cry out and say: "0 our Lord, remove us from here. If we return (to evil) then indeed we shall be wrong-doers" [23, 109]. For a time no reply shall be given to them; then they will be told: "Go ye away unto it, and speak not (unto Me)" [23, 110]. "And they cry: 0 Master, let thy Lord make an end of us. He saith: Here must ye remain" [43, 77].

 It is related according to authentic sources that Allah will command certain persons to be put into Hell, and then he will tell the Master (malik): Order the Fire not to burn their feet for they used to walk towards mosques; nor their hands, for they used to raise them towards Me in supplication; nor their tongues, for they used frequently to recite the Qur'an; nor their faces, for they used to perform the ablutions completely, without deficiency. And the Master (of Hell) will say: 0 you miserable ones, what used to be your plight? And they will reply: We used to act (according to the commands) of beings other than Allah. Then they will be told: Take your reward from him for whom you acted.

 And our belief concerning Heaven and Hell is that they are both created things. Verily the Prophet entered Paradise, and saw the Fire, at the time of his ascension. We believe that no one goes forth from this world, until he sees his own place, either in Heaven or in Hell. And verily no true believer (mu'min) goes forth from this world without being shown the best place that he has seen in this world, and he sees also his place in the next world. Then he is asked to choose between the two, and he chooses the next world (al-akhira as dis. from ad-dunya), and at this moment he dies.

 In common parlance (when someone dies) people say: So and so has made a gift of his spirit. Now no one gives away anything, save by his own free will, unless he is compelled or constrained.

 As regards the Garden (janna) of Adam, it was one of the gardens of this world, in which the sun rose and set; it was by no means the Garden of Eternity (jannatu'l-khuld). If it were the Eternal Paradise he would never have gone forth from it. We believe that the people of Paradise reside therein eternally as a reward (for their good actions); and the inhabitants of Hell remain there forever as a punishment (for their sins). Not a single person enters Paradise except that he is shown his place in Hell and told: This was your place. Had you disobeyed Allah, you would surely have been in it. And no one enters Hell-fire, but is previously shown his place in Paradise and told: This was your place, if only you had obeyed Allah, you would surely have been in it. And these (the righteous ones) inherit (the houses in Paradise) in the place of those (i.e. the unrighteous ones and the unbelievers). And this is in accordance with the saying of Allah: "These are the heirs who will inherit Paradise. There they will abide [23, 10-11]. And the least of believers in point of rank in Paradise shall have ten times of what he had in this world.

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