Thursday, December 28, 2006

Learn the Qur'an

There is a new blog about learning Qur'an and is also has a lot of imformation and updates about Islamic classes, talks and events. do check it out.

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  • Wednesday, December 27, 2006

    Blouse at $29.00

    Our friends at OVA are having a sale. Visit them. To busy? They are online

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  • Tuesday, December 26, 2006

    Knowledge. Is windows to Truth

    The end of 2006 its almost here, but that does not mean its the end of our learning journey. Didnt the Holy Prophet says "learn from the cradle to the grave". Alhamdulilah there are servents of Allah out there who are still opening doors of knowledge for us. All we have to do is attend and listen. May Allah bless them all. Amin!

    A new way to learn, Islamic school for children from 7 till 17 all in english.

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  • Living knowledge, is not just about understanding knowledge its about living it. Al-Fathhu has their new courses out.

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  • Thursday, December 21, 2006

    New Courses from Al-Fathhu 2007

    with Sheykh Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Kassim

    A series comprehensively explaining the spiritual of our daily devotions. Based on Sheykh Tosun Bayrak’s translation of Sirrul Asrar (‘The Secret of Secrets’) by Sheykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani, this course will cover the inner dimensions of remembrance, purification of self,charity, fasting, pilgrimage and being close to Allah.

    Mondays, 8:30pm-10pm
    ($30 per month, starts Jan 15 07)

    with Ustadh Liekat Ali

    An extensive explanation of the Islamic creed. Based on ‘The Elementary Teachings of Islam’ by Maulana Abdul Aleem Siddique, this course will cover the principles of the Islamic faith. Fridays, 8:30pm-10pm
    ($30 per month, starts Jan 12 07)

    with Ustadh Ismaeil Al-Khatib

    An extensive explanation of the significance and meaning of the great classic of Islamic literature, Bidayatul Hidayah (‘The Beginning of Guidance’) by Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali. This course will examine how one should order his life in each hour to attain Allah’s pleasure as a loyal servant.

    Sundays, 12.30pm-2.00pm
    ($30 per month, starts Jan 21 07)

    with Abdul Shakur Hadi

    An introduction to the rules and essentials of Qura’nic recitation. This interactive course will assist the student in the important work of refining their pronunciation and proper recitation of the most perfect speech, the Holy Qur’an.

    Prerequisite: Students should know how to read Arabic.
    Wednesdays, 8-9:30pm & Saturdays, 5.30-7pm
    ($120 per month, starts Jan 3 2007 )
    ~ limited to 15 places ~

    For More Information Please e mail
    or call Muhsin at 91380014
    or visit

    Wednesday, December 20, 2006

    Prof. Abdul Hakim Jackson (Talk in Singapore)

    As part of the Contemporary Muslim Thought Series, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) and Darul Arqam Singapore have invited Prof Abdul Hakim Sherman Jackson from University of Michigan, USA, to Singapore from 20th to 24th December 2006.

    The highlight of his visit itinerary in Singapore is a Public Lecture. The details are as follows:

    Public Lecture

    Date : Friday, 22nd December 2006
    Time : 1945hrs
    Topic : Diversity & Tolerance in Islam
    Venue : Lee Foundation Theatre, NAFA Campus 3, Bencoolen Street, Singapore.

    Free Admission and No Registration required.

    The lectures and discussions are designed to highlight issues & focus on the need for Islamic reforms, initiatives and processes while adapting to the changing concept of a multi-religious society.

    We hereby invite you to join us in this program and would appreciate if you could disseminate the relevant information to your friends and people within your network. Indeed, the speakers’ knowledge and experience in the academic and religious field promises to make the session an interesting learning venture.
    For clarifications, please call us at telephone no 63488344 (ext. 43/34) or email to or You may also visit our website for further details. We look forward to your valued participation as we strive together in search of knowledge in this endeavor.

    Saturday, December 02, 2006

    Do-It-Yourself- Islam

    Dr Gibril Fuad Hadad comments on the statement given by Mohd Asri a Mufti from a state in Malaysia.

    The function of Saudi-trained clerics is to propagate Do-It-Yourself
    Islam. Since irony is terra incognita to them, they may even do so in
    the name of reclaiming Islam from the clerics. They also mention
    "reform," "renewal," "Qur'an and Sunna" in the same ironic/absurd
    vein since we all know that DIY

    Islam spells chaos, not reform, not renewal, and certainly not
    Qur'an and Sunna. But how appealing to TV viewers, internet
    surfers, and DIY Muslims everywhere!

    Allah Most High said He had raised the Ulema above the non-ulema in
    rank; but Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, the 35-year old Mufti of the
    Malaysian state of Perlis, wants each Muslim to be his or her own mufti.
    Our Holy Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, said that Allah Most
    High reserves the understanding of the Religion to those for whom He
    desires the greatest good. But Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin says:
    "Religion deserves to be understood by everybody."
    Evidently, he finds Allah and His Prophet conservative and in need of
    renewal. "Overhaul," as he puts it.

    Asri dismisses the Muslim ulema but admires Turkish picturebook author
    Harun Yahya. Asri mocks the traditional Malay ustaz for teaching the
    jurisprudence of snow in snowless Malaysia rather, he claims, than teach
    prayer to new Muslims. Many a professional with poor Arabic are better
    read in Islam and "might have memorised more hadith," Asri
    suggests, than a traditional scholar of Qur'anic commentary. Asri
    has a doctorate, he is a mufti. It must be true. After all, he witnessed
    a traditional preacher confuse the aedes mosquito with AIDS once. This
    is what Asri, a Malaysian Salafi, would like you to believe is the state
    of things in Muslim Malaysia. Then there is all this talk about the need
    to "kill off ideas and understanding. "

    Asri thinks light of "the scholars of old" but much of
    "science today." He actually says: "The Quran speaks
    many times of the greatness of God in the signs that we see all around
    us. The scholars of old could not grasp such verses thoroughly, but
    science can do so now." "They" are reactionary while
    "Islam puts forth arguments." The subversion of persons by
    abstractions is only one of the many ironies of the grammar of islamism.
    A much greater irony, of course, is that islamism is the greatest threat
    to Islam today. Machiavelli himself could not dream up worse perversion
    than what a mufti in the most ostensibly advanced Muslim society on
    earth can stand up before Muslims and teach nowadays.

    A few days ago the young "leader" of a group named
    "Tawhid and Jihad" shot Syrian border guards as he attempted
    to make his way into Lebanon, then, rather than get arrested, blew
    himself up with an explosive belt. It does not take an Einstein to
    divine the slippery slope that leads from "youngest-ever"
    muftis preaching revisionism, to 28-year old "Tawhid and
    Jihad" suicides in our times. It is a fact that the Islamic podium
    in Southeast Asia is now dominated by the Ikhwan al-Muslimin. If
    so-called Progressives want you to do away with your Muslim identity,
    so-called Salafis teach you to do away with yourself. The suicide is
    spiritual and intellectual as well, since they convince their blind
    followers that they are "thinking for themselves" and
    according to "Qur'an and Sunna!"

    The rule of boys and the podium of the ignorant are among the signs of
    the end of times predicted by our Holy Prophet, upon him blessings and
    peace. Islamist Islam can be compared to an adolescent Hulk alternately
    throwing huge, uncontrollable tantrums and sermonizing incoherently at
    his parents, the neighbors, their dog, and everything else in the world.
    How can we best treat this confusion and extract it from our midst? Two
    steps seem paramount for people of Islamic learning and educated lay
    Muslims alike, although respective emphases differ:

    1. Acknowledge the odd good point each newfangled movement may forward,
    and expose the endless errors and incoherences that dominate their
    discourse. This requires greater knowledge and representation of what
    they themselves claim to speak for, namely, the main and ancillary (e.g.
    logic and language) sciences of the Qur'an and Sunna as taught by
    Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama`a.

    2. Reconnect our professionals and graduates about their own scholarly
    tradition so they can tell gold from plastic and tin. This necessitates
    firsthand connection with a traditional, non-Wahhabi teacher as well as
    pursuing the reform of the soul. TV muftis, websites and picturebooks
    are a delusion. So is party activism.

    Asri says he believes "two movements will influence the minds of
    Malaysians in the future: one is the Salafiyyah movement. The second...
    is that of liberal Muslims." Malaysians should beg to differ one
    and all. Surely their heritage is richer than to blinker its sons and
    daughters into a bankrupt alternative. What do the accomplished elders
    and their graduates and communities say? Where is the voice of the
    Muslim majority in Malaysia? They are best qualified to silence those
    who think contemporary Malaysians must be (how horrible to say!) either
    Wahhabi-Salafis or liberal-progressive s.

    May we learn and re-learn, calmly and methodically, to differentiate
    between authentic voices of Reason and Learning on the one hand, and, on
    the other, immature voices promoting rebellion and self-destructive

    Allahumma! Arina al-haqqa haqqan wa-urzuqna ittiba`ah, wa-arina
    al-batila batilan wa-urzuqna ijtinabah.


    GF Haddad

    Learn to Recite The Holy Qur'an

    Recite the Qur’an within 3 months!
    Jointly organized with Al-Markaz Arabic Language Centre

    This is a helpful twice-weekly class that will guide students from level zero till the basic rules of Tajwid. Students should be able to recite the Qur’an in only 3 months! Register Now! Limited to 15 students per class!

    Commencement and Intakes
    There are two intakes:
    Intake 1 – starts Monday 18th December 2006
    Intake 2 – starts Wednesday 20th December 2006

    Schedules and Venues
    Intake 1 – Mondays & Fridays 8pm – 9.30 pm
    @ Al-Markaz Arabic Language Centre, 58 Bussorah Street (above Wardah Books)

    Intake 2 – Wednesdays 8pm – 9.30pm, Saturdays 5.30pm – 7pm
    @ Al-Fathhu Traditional Learning Centre, 19A Bali Lane

    $15 per session (inclusive of textbook and exercise book)

    About the Teacher
    Bro. Abdul Shakur Hadi studied Arabic and Islamic studies at Abu Nour Institute and Damascus University in Damascus, Syria for over two years. He has more than 6 years of experience teaching Qur’an reading and Tajwid to those who have little or no knowledge of reciting in both English and Malay.

    For Information and Registration
    Contact: Zuraimi Naharudin (Al-Markaz): 81127976
    Mu’hsin Kalimiyah (Al-Fathhu): 91380014
    Abdul Shakur Hadi: 98768083


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  • Saturday, November 04, 2006

    Blossoming of Sufi Women

    Blossoming of Sufi Women
    A Talk with Sister Zaiab Hayden
    Al-Fathhu Traditional Learning Centre

    What is the Path of Love? How do we feel this Love? What does it mean to be loved by Allah especially our times? In this session Sister Zaynab Hayden will share with us the importance of having spirituality in our daily lives. She will also share her experiences being with Sufi Saint Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. InshaAllah this will motivate us to travel on the Path of Love and blossom into Sufi women.

    About Sister Zaynab
    Sister Zainab Hayden is a devoted student of the Sufi Sheikh Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral) for the past 35 years, and one of the original students who met the Sheikh upon his initial arrival to the United States in 1971. Sister Zainab is a speaker and teacher for interfaith gatherings hosted at the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship, as well as a lecturer on Sufism and Death and Dying  classes offered at local Colleges and Universities in the Philadelphia area.Sister Zainab and her husband are the Co-Director’s of the Janaazah Committee at the Mosque of Sheikh M.R.Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.Sister Zainab is married to Muhammad Lateef Hayden, and have three sons. She and her husband are involve in publishing the works of Sheikh Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral). 

    Al-Fathhu Traditional Learning Center
    19a Bali Lane
    Monday 13 Nov 8.00 pm
    E-mail: Website:
    Call: Muhsin 91380014
    Ladies only event. Admission is Free