Saturday 18th November 2017
 
 
Sat 18 Nov
No events for today
Sun 19 Nov
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.
08:00 - 09:00 Tafsir classes
There is NO tafsir class
09:30 - 12:30 Tuition Classes
Tuition classes
Every Sunday, Tuition classes for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be taking place for years 9-13.

For more details, visit http://www.sicm.org.uk/tuition - or email tuition@sicm.org.uk
09:45 - 13:00 Husayni Madrasah
Classes in Quran, Arabic, Fiqh, Islamic History and Current Affairs for children aged 3 and over.


For more information, visit http://www.husaynimadrasah.co.uk
Mon 20 Nov
No events for today
Tue 21 Nov
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: yoga@sicm.org.uk
Wed 22 Nov
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 23 Nov
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 24 Nov
20:00 - 22:00 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Qur'an recitation and the main talk by Mabrur Ahmed and Rahima Begum on "The silent genocide in Burma"


Rahima Begum - Founder and Director of international human rights organisation Restless Beings, Rahima Begum has been actively campaigning for the past decade on human rights abuses across the world. Having previously been employed by SOAS University in London, Rahima is now an independent artist and illustrator and her work spans globally. Rahima has worked tirelessly for communities without voice and has been recognised as one of the most powerful and inspiration British Bangladeshis in the BBPI list 4 years consecutively.

Mabrur Ahmed - Founder and Director of international human rights organisation Restless Beings, Mabrur Ahmed is regarded as one of the key Rohingya experts in the EU. He has delivered policy recommendations at the Houses of Parliament as well as spoken at over 20 universities in short lectures, seminars and conferences. A previous Head Master of a private independent school in England, Mabrur is also an education consultant and has established a number of schools internationally.
 

CHAPTER 41

THE BELIEF CONCERNING THE ALIDS ('alawiya)

Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far, the mercy of Allah upon him: Our belief concerning the Alids ('alawiya) is that they are the progeny of the Messenger of Allah, and that devotion to them is obligatory, because it is the requital of his apostleship. Says Allah, Exalted is He: "Say (0 Muhammad, unto mankind): I ask of you no requital therefor, save loving - kindness of (my) kinsfolk" [42, 23]. The acceptance of sadaqa is forbidden to them, because it is the dirt contained in the hands of the people. And there is no purification for them (the people) save what they give to their (sadat's) slaves and slave-girls, or to one another. But as for the khumus, this is permitted to them in lieu of the zakat, which was forbidden to them.

And our belief concerning those (sadat or 'alawiya) who act sinfully is that they will be punished doubly, and those who do good acts among them will receive a double reward. They are all equal to one another in view of the Prophet's saying, when he looked at the sons of Abu Talib, namely 'Ali and Ja'far Tayyar: Our daughters are like our sons, and our sons, like our daughters. Imam Ja'far said: He who disobeys the religion of Allah and be-friends His enemies or shows enmity towards His friends, complete dissociation (bara'a) from him is obligatory (wajib), whoever he may happen to be and to whichever tribe he may happen to belong.

The Prince of Believers, 'Ali, told his son Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiya: Your courtesy, due to innate nobility, is more excellent than mere noble lineage. Imam Ja'far said: My devotion (walaya) towards the Prince of Believers is more dear to me than my descent from him. Imam Ja'far was asked concerning the family (al) of the Prophet Muhammad, and he replied that the family of Muhammad were (those close relations who were) forbidden to him (the Prophet) in marriage.

And the Glorious and Mighty says: "And verily We sent Noah and Abraham and placed the prophethood and the Scripture among their seed; so among them is he who goeth right but many of them are evil-livers" [57,26].

Imam Ja'far was asked concerning the saying of Allah the Mighty and Glorious: "And then We gave the Scripture as inheritance unto those of our servants whom We elected. But of them are some who wrong themselves and of them are some who are lukewarm, and of them are some who outstrip (others) through good deeds, by Allah's leave" [35, 32]. He said: By those "who wrong themselves" (zalim) are meant those who do not recognize the right of the Imam; and by "the lukewarm (middling, fair)" (muqtasid) are meant those who know his right; and by those "who outstrip (others) by good deeds, by Allah's leave" are meant the Imams.

Imam Ja'far was asked by his son Isma'il: What will be the condition of the sinners among us? He said: "It will not be in accordance with your desires, nor the desires of the People of the Scripture. He who doeth wrong will have the recompense thereof, and will not find against Allah any protecting friend or helper" [4,123].

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir in a lengthy tradition says: There is no relationship between Allah and any one else. Verily the person most liked among them in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing, and one who acts most obediently to Him. I swear by Allah, no man can approach Allah, the Mighty and Glorious, except through obedience. We possess no immunity from the Fire, and not one of us has an argument which will prevail against Allah. He who is obedient to Allah is a friend to us; and he who is disobedient to Allah is an enemy to us. No one can reach (us) except through piety and good deeds. And Noah said: "My Lord! Lo! My son is of my household! Surely Thy promise is the truth and Thou art the most just of Judges. "He said: 0 Noah! Lo! He is not of thy household; lo! he is of evil conduct, so ask not of Me that whereof thou hast no knowledge. I admonish thee lest thou be among the ignorant. "He said: My Lord! in Thee do I seek refuge (from the sin) that I should ask of Thee that whereof I have no knowledge. Unless Thou forgive me and have mercy on me I shall be among the lost" [11,47].

And Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq was asked concerning the saying of Allah the Mighty and Glorious: 'And on the Day of Resurrection thou (0 Muhammad) seest those who lied concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is not the house of the scorners in Hell?" [39, 60]. He said: (This refers to him) who claims to be Imam, without being one, even if he were an Alid and a Fatimid. And Imam Ja'far told his companions: There is no difference between you and those who oppose you save "that which is concealed" (al-mudmar). He was asked: And what is "that which is concealed"? He said: That which you call absolution (bara'a). Now as for him who opposes you and his neighbour (jar), seek absolution in respect of him even if he were an Alid and a Fatimid.

And he (Imam Ja'far) spoke to his companions concerning his son 'Abdu'l-lah: He does not follow (the religion) which you follow, and verily I have nothing to do with him. May Allah the Mighty and Glorious have nothing to do with him.

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