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 8

THE BELIEF CONCERNING MAN'S ORIGINAL NATURE (fitra) AND HIS TRUE GUIDANCE (hidaya)

 Says the Shaykh Abu Ja'far: Our belief concerning this is that Allah has undoubtedly created man with a disposition towards (accepting) the unity of Allah. And this is (in consonance with) what He, the Mighty and Glorious, says: "The true faith of Allah, for the acceptance of which He has created man" [30, 29]. And concerning His saying, exalted is He: "It is not for Allah to lead a people astray after He hath rightly guided them, until He hath clearly shewn to them what they ought to fear" [9, 116]. Imam Jafar as-Sadiq said: (He does not lead them astray) until He informs them of what pleases and what displeases Him.

And concerning the saying of Him, who is exalted above all: "And (He) inspired it (with the consciousness of) what is wrong for it and what is right for it," [91, 8], he (Imam Ja'far) said: (That means) He made manifest to it (the soul) what (acts) are permissible and what sins are to be avoided. And He, Exalted is He, says: "Verily We have shown him the way, whether he be grateful or disbelieving" [76, 3]; and (concerning this) he (Imam Ja'far) said: (That is) We have made it (the true religion) known to him, whether he accepts it or not.

And concerning the saying of Him, who is mighty and Glorious: "And as for Thamud, We gave them guidance, but they preferred blindness to guidance" [41, 16], Imam Ja'far explained: (And this) despite their knowing (the truth). Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq was asked concerning the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious: "And (did We not) guide him to the parting of the two mountain paths?" [90, 10]. He said: (This refers to) the path of righteousness and the path of wickedness. And he said: That which Allah has kept from the knowledge of human beings is entirely set apart from them. And he also said: Allah has adduced reasons to mankind for what He has given them and what He has made known to them.

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