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 7

THE BELIEF CONCERNING DESTINY (qada) AND DECREE (qadar)

 Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far: Our belief concerning this is the reply of (Imam Ja'far) as-Sadiq to Zurara when he was asked: What do you say, O my Leader, concerning destiny (qada) and decree (qadar)? He said: I say that when Allah will collect the slaves on the Day of Resurrection, He will ask them concerning what He had enjoined on them, and will not question them concerning what He had destined for them.

 Now discussion about (Allah's) decree is prohibited; for the Prince of Believers, when questioned about the decree replied: It is a deep sea, do not enter into it. Then the man asked him a second time and he replied: It is a dark path, do not traverse it. Then he asked him a third time and he said: It is a secret of Allah, do not speak about it. And the Prince of Believers, on whom be peace, said concerning the decree (qadar): Lo! Verily, qadar is a secret of Allah's secrets, and a veil of Allah's veils, and a guarded thing within Allah's guarded thing, being raised within the veil of Allah concealed from Allahs creatures and sealed by the seal of Allah. Among the things within the knowledge of Allah, it has priority (over all others). Allah has exonerated His slave from its knowledge, and elevated it beyond the ambit of their perception and reason. They cannot attain to (a knowledge) of its divine nature, or its eternal power, or its refulgent greatness, or the glory of its oneness; for this (knowledge of qadar) is a raging sea, exclusive to Allah, the Mighty and Glorious. Its depth is the distance between the heavens and the earth; its width, the distance between the east and the west; it is dark as a starless night; full of snakes and fishes, which at one time come up to the surface, and at others go down into the bottom of the sea. At the bottom (of that sea) there is a shining sun. It does not befit any one to seek knowledge of it (the sun), except the One, the Matchless, the Everlasting. He who tries to seek knowledge of it, contravenes Allah in His command, and disputes His sovereignty, and probes into His secret and His veil. And (thereby) "He shall incur the wrath of Allah: Hell shall be his abode and wretched the journey thither" [8, 16].

 And it is related that once upon a time the Prince of Believers, on whom be peace, avoided a slanting wall and went to the other side. He was asked: O Prince of Believers, do you run from the destiny (qada) of Allah? He replied: I run from the destiny (qada) of Allah to His decree (qadar).

And (Imam Ja'far) as-Sadiq was asked concerning charms (ruqya, p1. ruqan), whether to some extent they avert Allahs decree (qadar). And he replied: They form part of (Allahs) decree.

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