The Prophetic Character

Perhaps the most important Khutba (sermon) delivered, as it covers a topic which is completely practical and can be followed in everyday life. It covers references from the Quran about the greatness of the Prophetic Character. It covers traits and habits which the Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) possessed.

Please view the PDF attachment for full sermon.
the-prophetic-character PDF

Attachments

Read More

Goal of Life for a Muslim

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear ”  [Quran, 2:286]

Every Muslife-goalslim should set goals to achieve in life, without it, life can become meaningless and empty. That is why Muslims should ponder of the question that are they simply created to solely eat, drink, marry and die, or is there a greater goal and objective behind the meaning of a successful human being?
Many Muslims in history set goals and achieved great heights. Imam al-Bukhari, Umar bin Abdul Aziz and Mohammed al-Fatih reached great heights in their lifetimes through setting targets and reaching their goals.

Therefore this week’s Friday khutba (sermon) is primarily aimed at how important education is to achieve such goals and ambitions and how each individual can convert each everyday act into an act of worship.

Please view the PDF attachment for full sermon.
goals-of-life PDF

Attachments

Read More

Scientific miracles of the Qur’an

This Khutba (sermon) looks into the scientific discoveries that were mentioned in the Quran long before science shed light on them. Discoveries such as:

  • Details about the embryo development in the womb
  • Description to the structure of Mountains
  • Origins of the universe

Please view the PDF attachment for full sermon.
scientific-miracles-of-the-quran PDF

Read More

Hadith (Prophetic Traditions)

The religion of Islam is fundamentally based upon two prime sources: The Quran and Prophetic Tradition. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is seen as the ideal role model to emulate within the Muslim faith, it is therefore, incumbent upon every Muslim that they learn about this ideal role model, his traditions and apply his practices and values.

In this class, the famous commentary on the 40 Hadith collections titled: “Al Ar’baeen an-Nawawiya” is taught. The great Hadith scholar, Imam Nawawi has collected 40 Hadith (Prophetic Traditions) on all the important aspects of Islam. He mentions that he has only included authentic narrations in his work along with explanations to the difficult words and concepts in the traditions. Students will have an opportunity to go through the classical Arabic text of the classical book and then receive an in depth commentary of each tradition.

Aim of this book:
To familiarise students with the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as they journey through the book. Practices and advice on compassion, kindness, mercy and forgiveness will all be explored. Students will therefore have sound knowledge about each tradition and a wealth of morals and values that they can adopt in their lives and become exemplary members of society. They will also have opportunities to critically evaluate certain traditions of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and question why and how events unfolded throughout the Prophet’s life.

Class instructor: Imam Mohammed Hammad
Time & Day: Tuesday after Maghrib prayer

Read More

Controlling one’s Tongue

“Glad tidings to the one whose tongue is moist with the remembrance of Allah” [ Hadith ]

What is the most important organ of the body? Is it the heart? Is it the brain? Or is it the skin?

Allah has created many organs in our bodies but one organ in particular has been created as the smallest yet the most lethal – the tongue –

A person’s speech can either make or break him. Therefore the Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) placed great emphasis upon using one’s tongue in a correct and upright manner.

This khutba (sermon) deals with using one’s tongue in an upright manner and how powerful words can affect people.

Please view the PDF attachment for full sermon.
controlling-the-tongue PDF

Attachments

Read More

Family Unit in Islam

“And Allah has made for you from yourselves mates and has made from your mates sons and grandchildren, and has provided for you good things” [Quran, 16:72]

Islam has paid great attention to protecting and taking care of the family.

The family is the nucleus of the society. That is why it is important to have one that is coherent, stable and able to assume its responsibilities in maintaining and promoting societal values, customs and traditions. Such a task lies primarily with the parents, who should set a good example because children tend to follow their parent’s footsteps.

Today’s children will be men and women, the citizens of tomorrow. The fabric of the society will be made of these individuals. Whatever lessons they learn today, they shall put them into practice tomorrow. If their upbringing today is perfect, the society of tomorrow shall be flawless. And if today’s generation follows a faulty program of training, it is imperative that tomorrow’s society will be immoral and dissolute.

This weeks’ sermon focuses on the importance of a healthy working family unit in Islam and how family influence shapes a child’s future.

Please view the PDF attachment for full sermon.
family-in-islam

Attachments

Read More

Kids Classes

Education
Kirkcaldy Central Mosque aims to provide a higher quality of education for all ages through its enhanced Islamic studies programme.
The Mosque has recently reviewed its Islamic Studies programme for its students and has devised a new comprehensive syllabus in order to provide a higher degree of education. We envision our new syllabus and modern method of teaching to increase visual, creative and active learning of all students.

Monday to Friday, the first class beginning from 4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Quran classes are carefully divided and are designed for following type of learners:

1) Beginner: Learning the Arabic alphabet and basic word structure of the Quran
2) Advanced: Practicing the recitation of the Quran after passing the beginner stage.
3) Memorisation (Hifz): Memorising the Qur’an.

The minimum age of admission is 5 years.
Note: Students will only be admitted into a Hifz class after a rigorous test on fluent recitation skills.
Classes and courses are also available for adults (male & female) on various topics, combining both contemporary issues and traditional sciences, such as –

1) Combating Extremism
2) A Muslim’s Identity in the 21st century
3) Interfaith Harmony
4) Islam in Great Britain
5) Religious Tolerance
6) Role of Mosques
7) Aqeeda (Beliefs)
8) Islamic History
9) Fiqh (Islamic law)
10) Seerah (Life of the Messenger peace be upon him)Kids Classes and courses
Many more areas of Islam are also covered in depth; updates of our ladies classes are available on our Facebook page.

Read More

Fiqh (Islamic Law)

“ If you do not know, ask people who know the scripture.” [Quran, 21:7]

Fiqh (Islamic Law)

Fiqh (Islamic Law) is the study of rules and regulations for worship. It is the most important subject to study because it enables a person to worship Allah (Most High) in the correct manner according to how the Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us.
At the Kirkcaldy Central Mosque, we teach a popular text titled: Islamic Way Of Worship by the erudite scholar Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada. The book is compiled in an easy and accessible manner covering the 5 pillars of Islam, with all the rules and regulations to carry them out correctly.
The following topics are covered:

1. Taharah (cleanliness)
This includes rules pertaining to Wudhu (ablution), Ghusl (Bathing) and Tayammum (Dry Ablution).

2. Salah (Prayer)
This includes the study of the Adhaan (call to prayer), the Fard (obligatory prayer), the traveller’s prayer, Janazah (Funeral) prayer and other important prayers.

3. Sawm (Fasting)
This includes all the rules relating to a fasting person and its importance. The rules for I’tikaaf, (Ramadhan spiritual retreat for 10 days) is also studied.

4. Zakaah (Obligatory Charity)
This includes all the rules pertaining to the obligatory charity one must donate towards those who are poor, and those who are entitled to it.

5. Hajj (Pilgrimage)
The method performing the minor pilgrimage (Umrah) and Hajj (greater pilgrimage) are covered in detail along with their virtues and importance.

The class is conducted in an open and relaxed manner enabling students to ask questions openly and commence discussions. Practical exercises are also demonstrated alongside the theory information for maximum learning.

Class instructor: Imam Mansoor
Day: Tuesday
Time: Immediately after Maghrib prayer

Read More

Aqeeda (Creed & Articles of Faith)

Aqeeda is an area of Islamic scholarship which covers the fundamental beliefs a Muslim must have. It is extremely important that a Muslim knows his / her beliefs because many of them are conditions for being Muslim. In this class, core beliefs are explained along with references from authentic sources such as the Quran and Prophet Traditions.

The core beliefs covered are of the following:

– Belief in Allah
– Angels
– Heavenly scriptures
– Prophets
– Destiny
– Day of Judgement
– Afterlife

Aim of the book
Students will be prepared to know the above beliefs in Islam. These beliefs are vital for their religion to stay intact. Students will be taught these beliefs along with their authenticated evidences and reasons to why they must acknowledge them.
Each section is carefully explained in a comprehensive manner by conveying the mainstream view of Islamic Theology. This ultimately will provide students to become well-grounded in their fundamental core beliefs.

Class instructor: Imam Mohammed Hammad
Day / Time: Tuesday after Maghrib prayers

Read More

Dhikr Night

Once a week on Wednesday evenings, the Muslim women in the community come together to Praise God and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him)

It is important to wash our spiritual hearts from sin and diseases at least once a week through the remembrance of Allah. We gather in the mosque to recite prophetic litanies to call on the mercy, guidance and light of God to enter our lives.

The Dhikr is a mix of Shadhili, Chishti and Ba’lawi recitation styles. We decorate the hall in a beautiful layout with wonderful scents around the room and sing our hearts out in love for Allah.

Lead Dhikr reciter: Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq
Time: Wednesday 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Read More