A Mawlid with Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi: 15/03/2009

Sallam alaykum.

In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds
Peace and salutations upon His Beloved Messenger





Mawlid Al Mustafa: A Gathering

of Love


Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi Al Hassani

Shaykh Idris Watts

Qasidas By: Manaqib

Date:  Sunday 15th March 2009

Time: 6:30pm


Madni Jamia Masjid
101 Thornbury Road
(off Killinghall Road)

Futher information: www.icea.org.uk / events@icea.org.uk / 07852189425

All welcome

*Special arrangements for sisters

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Great Speeches: Robin Cook’s Resignation Speech

Sallam alaykum.

These are the words of a man that stood by the truth and held on to his principles.

To read the transcript click here.

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Sallam alaykum.


invites you to


In times when the challenges facing the Muslim community have gained
increased prominence in the wider community and media; it has become
imperative that there are forums where young Muslims can discuss these
issues amongst themselves in a conducive environment, openly and honestly.

We must discuss the issues facing us, propose solutions, challenge our
ideas and move forward together.



Shaykh Idris Watts
Dr. Atif Imtiaz

Sunday 15th February

Victoria Primary School
Cartmel Rd
BD21 2RD

Buffet meal and refreshments provided.

Limited spaces – Attendance via booking only

To book your place please send your name, tel. number, and email address.

e: info@abuzahra.org
t: 07506 724582
Supported by Safer Communities, Bradford District

Abu Zahra Foundation

Located in Keighley, a small northern England town, Abu Zahra
Foundation was founded in June 2001 to convey the fundamental and
intermediate Islamic Sciences, in accordance with the Prophetic
example in a way that is relevant to Muslims living in the West.

Over the last five years the Foundation has organised one-day
intensives and short courses on various subjects.  We have also
facilitated public lectures from some of the finest scholars in the
West.  Our resident scholars have also spoken at many conferences and
taught at din-intensives up and down the country.  Other initiatives
have included working with schools offering workshops on the basic
tenets of Islam, Public Lecture Series, Outdoor Activities Programme,
Healthy Lifestyle Programme, Day Excursions and Sports.

Members of the Foundation have also reached out to the non-Muslim
community through the media and Inter-faith forums.  We are committed
to fostering community cohesion and dialogue with other faith

Shaykh Idris Watts

Born and raised in Kent, Muhammad Idris Watts accepted Islam in 1998
in the first year of his Arabic Language Degree at the University of
Leeds. Shaykh Idris graduated in 2002 from the University and moved to
Fez to continue his religious studies. He attended classes at the
Qarawiyeen University in the Old City for the next four years covering
subjects such as Fiqh, Aqidah, Classical Arabic and Tajwid.

He returned to England in 2007, and recently took up the full-time
post of Resident Scholar at the Abu Zahra Foundation.

Dr. Atif Imtiaz

Dr. Atif Imtiaz has been living and working in Bradford for most of
his life. He currently works for the NHS as part of the Equality and
Diversity department providing leadership and direction to the
organisation. He has completed a PhD in Social Psychology from the
London School of Economics. Dr. Imtiaz is also involved with Clement’s
Gate and Spiritual Tree, two Islamic organisations based in Bradford
which focus on Islamic culture.

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White, Welsh and Muslim

Sallam alaykum.

Interesting programme.

Omer Williams and his brother Stuart are both Welsh Muslims. They have converted to Islam and are part of a growing UK trend.

Stuart and his convert wife Kate are expecting their first baby, believing their child will be the first white Welsh-born Muslim. Omer’s wife Shereen, meanwhile, experiences Islamophobia first-hand on the streets of Cardiff.

Watch it on BBC iPlayer.

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Gaza Humanitarian Crisis: Appeal Video

Sallam alaykum.

Something which Mark Thompson and the BBC should watch and contemplate over.

To donate please go to:

Islamic Relief.

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Poem: The Tasbi

Sallam alaykum.


The beads of the tasbi
Are the tears of the Sufi

The ticking of the tasbi
Is the heartbeat of the Sufi

The fragrance of the tasbi
Is the breath of the Sufi

The string of the tasbi
Is the rope of the Sufi

The weight of the tasbi
Is the lightness of the Sufi

And the smoothness of the tasbi
Is the road of the Sufi

© Adnan Tariq 04/12/2008

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Words of Wisdom: Imam Al-Ghazali

Sallam alaykum.

“Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual.”

Imam Al-Ghazali

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