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 33

THE BELIEF CONCERNING THE EXTENT (mablagh) OF THE QUR'AN

 Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far: Our belief is that the Qur'an, which Allah revealed to His Prophet Muhammad, is (the same as) the one between the two boards (daffattyn). And it is that which is in the hands of the people, and is not greater in extent than that. The number of suras as generally accepted is one hundred and fourteen. And according to us ad-Duha (The Morning, Sura 93) and a lam nashrah (The Solace or Have We not expanded, Sura 94) together form one sura; and a lam tara kayfa (The Elephant, Sura 105) and li-ilafi Quraysh (Quraysh or Winter, Sura 106) together form one sura.

And he who asserts that we say that it is greater in extent than this (the present text) is a liar.

And that which is related (in tradition) Concerning the reward for reciting every sura of the Qur'an, and the reward of him who completes the whole of the Qur'an, and the permissibility of reciting two suras in a raka (unit of prayer), and the prohibition of reciting the Qur'an between the two suras in a rak'a of the fard prayer is the verification of what we said concerning the Qur'an and that the extent of the Qur'an is (no more than) what is in the hands of the people. And similarly what is related concerning the prohibition of reading the whole of the Qur'an in a single night, and that it is not permissible to complete the recitation of the Qur'an in less than three days is (also) a verification of what we have said.

On the contrary we say that so much of revelation has come down, which is not part of the Qur'an, that were it to be collected, its extent would undoubtedly be 17,000 verses. And this, for example, is like the saying of Gabriel to the Prophet: Allah says to thee, 0 Muhammad, act gently with My creatures, in the same manner as I do. Or his (Gabriels) saying: Be careful of the bitter hatred of the people and their enmity. Or his (Gabriels) saying: Live as you desire, for verily you shall die. Love what you will, for verily you shall be separated. Act how you will, for verily you shall be faced with it. The nobility of man is his prayer by night; his honour is refraining from injury to human beings. Or like the saying of the Prophet: Gabriel never ceased enjoining me (to use) the tooth-brush (siwak) until I feared it would chafe (my gums) or make me toothless. And he (Gabriel) never ceased enjoining me (to be good) to the neighbour until I thought he would make him my heir; and he never ceased enjoining me about the wife, to the extent that I thought it would be improper to divorce her; and he never ceased enjoining me about the slave, until I thought that he would fix a period within which he should be freed. Or like the saying of Gabriel, when the battle of the Ditch (Khandaq) was over: 0 Muhammad, verily Allah, Exalted and Blessed is He above all, commands yon not to say the asr (afternoon) prayer, except with the Banu Qurayza. Or like his saying (the Prophet's): My Lord commanded me to deal gently with the people, in the same manner as he asked me to perform the obligatory acts. Or like his saying: Verily we prophets were ordered not to speak to people except in accordance with their intelligence. Or like his saying: Verily Gabriel brought a command to me from my Lord, which cooled my eyes and brought joy to my breast. He (Gabriel) said: Verily Allah the Mighty and Glorious says that Ali is the Prince of Believers, and the leader of those having a whiteness on the forehead, wrists and ankles (from the effects of ablution and prayer). Or like his saying: Gabriel came to me and said: O Muhammad, verily Allah the Blessed and Exalted, has given Fatima in marriage to 'Ali in front of His Throne ('arsh), and made select angels bear witness to the marriage. So marry her to him in this world and make the select amongst your people bear witness to it.

There are many such (traditions), all of which are revelations, but do not form part of the Qur'an; if they did, they would surely have been included and not excluded from it. The Prince of Believers ('Ali), when he collected the Qur'an and brought it, said to them: This is the book of Allah, your Lord, as it was revealed to your Prophet; not a single word has been added to it or omitted from it. They said: we have no need of it; we have with us what you possess. So he ('Ali) returned saying: "But they flung it behind their backs and bought therewith a little gain. Verily evil is that which they have gained thereby" [3, 184].

 Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq has said: The Qur'an is one; it was revealed by One to one single Prophet. And the difference (in readings) is due only on account of different transmitters (rawi, pI. ruwat).

Wherever there occurs in the Qur'an the like of the saying of Him Who is Exalted above all: " If thou ascribe a partner to Allah thy work will fail and thou indeed will be among the losers!" [39, 65], or the like of His saying: "That Allah may forgive thee (0 Muhammad) of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come" [48, 2], or like His saying: "And if We had not made thee wholly firm thou mightest almost have inclined unto them a little. Then had We made thee taste a double (punishment) of living and a double (punishment) of dying.." [17, 76-77] and verses resembling these, - our belief concerning them is that they were revealed within the meaning of (the well-known proverb) - "Thee do I mean (0 beloved), but hear, 0 (thou) neighbouring lady".

 And wherever there occurs in the Qur'an the particle aw, that is, "or", the person to whom the ordinance refers has an option. And wherever there occurs in the Qnr'an the expression ya ayyuha'1-ladhina amanu "0 you who believe", this is in lieu of the expression in the Torah, ya ayyuha'l-masakin, "0 you miserable ones". Every verse of the Qur'an, which begins with the expression ya ayyuha'l-ladhina amanu (" 0 you who believe"), refers necessarily to 'Ali b. Abi Talib as their leader (qa'id) and prince (amir) and the most noble and the first among them. And every verse which directs the way to Paradise applies to the Prophet or the Imams, the blessings of Allah upon them all and their partisans and followers. And every verse which points the way to Hell refers to their enemies and opponents. If the verses deal with the account of those mentioned earlier (i.e. prophets and Imams) then whatever of good there is in them will be applicable to the righteous; and whatever of evil, to the evil-doers. Among the prophets none is better than the Prophet Muhammad, the blessings of Allah upon him, and among the awsiya' (plenipotentiaries) none is better than his (the Prophet's) plenipotentiaries, and among the communities none in reality is more excellent than this community- the partisans (shi'a) of the People of his (Prophet's) House, and none else. And among the wicked, none is more wicked than those who are their enemies and opponents.

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