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 9

THE BELIEF IN THE CAPACITY (OF HUMAN BEINGS) (al-Istitaa)

 The shaykh Abu Ja'far, may Allah have mercy on him, said: Our belief regarding this (question) is what Imam Musa b. Ja'far al-Kazim, on both of whom be peace, said, when he was asked, "Has a human being (lit. the slave) capacity?" He said: Yes, provided he possesses four characteristics-(he should be) free in respect of action; in good health; complete in the possession of limbs, and in the possession of capacity given him by Allah. Now when all these qualities coexist, then the man is said to be capable (mustati). He was asked, For instance? " and the Imam said: (Suppose) there is a man who is free to act, in good health, possessing normal limbs. It is not possible for him to fornicate unless he sees a woman. Now when he meets the woman, it may either be that he is chaste, and prevents himself (from sin) as did Joseph, on whom be peace; or that he may act freely with her and fornicate and then he is a fornicater. He cannot be said to have obeyed Allah under compulsion (in the first case); nor can he be said to have disobeyed Him by being overpowered (in the second case).

 And Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq was asked concerning the saying of Allah the Mighty and Glorious: "And they had been summoned to prostrate themselves while they were yet unhurt" [68, 43]. He said: (That is) they were capable of acting as they were commanded and of abstaining from that which was prohibited, and for this reason they were tested. And Imam Abu Ja'far (Muhammad al-Baqir) on whom be peace, said: In the Torah it is written "O Moses (says Allah), verily I have created thee and chosen thee and guided thee and given thee strength and commanded thee to obey Me, and prohibited thee from disobeying Me. Now if thou wilt obey Me, I shall help thee towards My obedience; but if thou wilt disobey Me, I shall not aid thee in thy disobedience to Me. It is for me to show kindness to thee in respect of thy obedience; and it is for Me to charge thee for thy disobedience to me".

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