Sirah (The Prophet’s Blessed Life)
Rasūlullāh ﷺ was the most handsome of men. He had the most beautiful of voices and the most truthful of speech. No eye saw anyone greater than him and no mother gave birth to anyone more excellent. His generosity was so great that it humbled kings. No one left him with a need except that he fulfilled it for them. No one asked him for anything except that he gave them it. He never said, ‘No’. Despite his majestic rank, he chose a life of simplicity and would go hungry so others could eat. He was a leader that walked behind his Companions and they loved him more than their own lives. He lived much of his life on milk and dates – and he distributed everything in his home to the poor. He played with children, showed kindness to women, honoured the elderly, and showed mercy to animals. He loved us before we came into this world and he yearned to meet before but we were born. Words and expression will come to an end but nothing can do justice to his beauty and elect character. It is a must upon all those who believer to learn about such a noble and great man ﷺ so that they can refine their characters, beauty their characters, improve their family lives, and ultimately gain a closer relationship to Allah.
Khasa’is (Prophetic Specialities)
The Prophet ﷺ was given the Qur’an. His saliva was cure, his touch was remedy, his body was fragrant, his blood was pure, his sight pierced the heavens, his speech was revelation, he was magnified beyond creation, he was protected from flaws, raised in station and chosen to be the Beloved of Allah. We shall be covering Bidayat as-Sul fi Tafdil ar-Rasul (The Beginning of the Quest for the High Esteem of the Messenger) which is a concise work summarising succinctly forty distinctive virtues and characteristics of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
Hadith: Selection of Hadith from Riyad al-Salihin
Riyad al-Salihin by al-Imam al-Nawawi is one of the most accepted and renowned works of Hadith ever compiled. We will be studying through essential and fundamental concepts of Islam which, in turn, construct the minimum level of required revealed knowledge for every single Muslim. The narrations will cover topics such as how to increase God-consciousness (Taqwa), the importance of earning halal provision, repentance, turning back to Allah and how to earn Allah’s forgiveness, improving family life, the importance of upholding family ties, the rank of those who serve humanity, and much more. Students will be honoured to study hadith which comprehensively covers every key principle of this religion. This subject will teach the seeker to reconnect to Allah through acts of virtue, honour and nobility.
Shama’il (Prophetic Description)
Anas ibn Malik said, “I never touched silk softer than the hands of Rasūlullāh ﷺ and I never smelt a fragrance more beautiful than the natural fragrance from the body of the Messenger ﷺ.” When he would touch a person, his heavenly fragrance would remain upon them and he would beautify them. When he walked the streets, his fragrance would decorate that area such that a person could tell that the Prophet ﷺ had walked on that street.
Examples of that which shall be covered: What did he look like? How did he walk? How long was his hair? How did he talk? What colour was his skin? What did his eyes look like? What was the shape of his nose? Who tall was it? What was his like with his Companions? What was he like with his wives? What was he like with children?
Commentary of Qasida al-Burda
Imam Sharaf al-Din al-Busiri’s al-Kawakib al-Duriya Fi Madih al-Khayr al-Buriyah also famously as al-Burdah is one of the most renowned poems ever penned. It has traditionally been recited in seminaries and homes across the Muslim world for centuries, and it has been accepted in the hearts of millions across the globe due to the beauty of its language, the radiance of its meanings, and the illumination of its secrets. The poem is immersed in the love, honour, and reverence of our master Muhammad ﷺ and his noble family and Companions; every line is filled with the deepest levels of devotion and veneration for the greatest man Allah ever created, and every word was written with the pinnacles of yearning and longing for his blessed proximity. Indeed, the Burdah is an ocean of blessings and goodness for all those who study it, and it is a means for cure and rectification for all those recite it.
Tue 17th Sept – Tue 17th Dec 2019
Tue 7th Jan– Tues 31st March 2020
Tue 2nd June– Tue 30th Jun 2020
Men & Women Welcome
Students must be 18+