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

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Tajweed (Pronunciation of Quran) Class

The Quran is the literal words of Allah Almighty, holding such a high status. It demands to be recited correctly and clearly to give it full justice.

Tajweed (pronunciation) when applied to the Quran, means to give each letter of the Quran its due rights and characteristics when it is recited. This is done by observing the rules that apply to those letters in different situations throughout the Quran.

The Quran was revealed with Tajweed (pronunciation) rules applied to it. In other words, when the Archangel Jibreel (Gabriel) recited the words of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), he recited them in a certain way and he showed the Prophet (peace be upon him) the ways in which it was permissible to recite the Quran.

It is through that particular tradition it became obligatory upon us to observe those same rules so that we recite it in the way it was revealed.

Aims:
– To connect our hearts to the Noble Quran
– To learn the correct pronunciation for each letter
– To be able to apply the correct rules to every situation in the Quran

Class Instructor: Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq
Time: Wednesday 11:15am – 12pm & Friday 6:15pm – 7pm

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Sirah & Discussions

This class is more relaxed and discussion based. A chance for the ladies to get together once a week over tea and biscuits to discuss a chapter about the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and its relevance to our lives today.

Discussions cover:
– Islamic law rulings
– Differentiating from cultural and religious practices
– Common misunderstandings
– Various taboo issues

Aims:
– To become well acquainted with the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
– To learn how he dealt with struggles and obstacles in his life and find courage to deal with our own in light of his Sunnah (practices)
– To have a clear understanding of where culture and religion are separate
– To create a safe environment for discussions about topics which are not often openly discussed in our communities

Class Instructor: Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq
Time: Tuesday 9pm – 10pm

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Hifzh (Memorisation) Classes

Memorisation of the Quran is a very important and virtuous act. It is obligatory for a person to recite some aspect of the Quran during Salah. Therefore, it is incumbent upon every Muslim that they know at least short passages from the Quran by memory.

In this class, the teacher takes the students through the correct recitation of each Surah (chapter) alongside providing a short comprehensive Tafseer (commentary) of it.

The students are then given time during the class to memorise these Surahs (chapters). The chapters covered begin with the last ten of the 30th Juz (section) of the Quran and then carry on completing the entire section.

Course Aims
• To recite the Qur’an with correct pronunciation.
• To memorise short Surahs of the Qur’an
• To understand what is being recited

Class Instructor: Ustadha Afeefa
Day: Wednesday 10:30am – 12pm & Friday 6:15pm – 7:30pm

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Hadith Class

In this class we study Imam Nawawi’s compilation of 40 Hadith (Prophetic Traditions). Study the Arabic hadith and understand the commentary in English. The students are taught in a way that is relatable and easy to comprehend.
The Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“Whoever preserves forty hadith for my Ummah (nations) in the affair of their religion, then Allah will raise him up on the Day of Judgement in the company of the people of knowledge and they will be gathered in the company of the pious.”
It is for this reason that we have given great importance to this class, and ask the students to memorise the easier hadith.
Aims:
– To connect our hearts to the traditions and practices of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
– Know the 40 Hadith well enough to be able to explain and act upon them well
– Adopt the prophetic character and become exemplary members of society

Class Instructor: Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq
Time: Monday 7:15pm – 8pm

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Fiqh (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence)

The ladies Fiqh (Islamic Law) class discusses the practical Islamic laws based on the Quran and Prophetic Traditions. These laws are based on the Hanafi Madhab (School of thought). Allah (Most High) has created us so that we may worship him in the correct manner; therefore it is an obligation upon each and every Muslim to know the rules and regulations for worship. The classes cover a range of topics including:

– Tahaarah (cleanliness): Wudu (Ablution), Ghusl (Bathing), Tayammum (Dry ablution), Menstruation etc.

– Salah (Prayer): Times of Salah (prayer), Adhaan (call to prayer), Jamaa’ah (Congregational prayer), Funeral prayer etc.

– Sawn (Obligatory Fasting): The virtues of fasting, sighting of the moon, invalidators of fasting etc.

– Zakaah (Obligatory Charity): Rulings of giving charity, how to offer the obligation and to whom etc.

– Hajj (Pilgrimage): How to perform Hajj (pilgrimage), compulsion of the pilgrimage, regulations, principles, offences etc.

Course Aims
This course covers the most fundamental aspects of daily worship. It focuses on all different types of purification, requirements, and rules of fulfilling all obligatory and recommended prayers.
• To thoroughly understanding the rules of each religious obligation
• Strengthen one’s worship and connection to Allah
• To assist understanding of the significance and rules of prayer, fasting, charity etc.

Class Instructor: Ustadha Afeefa
Day: Monday 6:30pm – 7:15pm & Thursday 10am 11am

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Adab (etiquettes) Class

“Indeed he is successful who purifies it, and he has failed whoever corrupted it.” [Quran, 91: 9-10]

The recipe for success in the afterlife is to return to our Lord Almighty with a sound and purified heart.

Adaab (Etiquettes) is revolved around spiritual purification. The lessons are based on Imam Sha’rani’s book ‘Adaab as-suhbah’ (Etiquettes of companionship).
Just as purification of the body is mandatory, it is also important for the spiritual purification of the heart. In this class we learn about the diseases of the heart and how the scholars have advised us to tackle them.

Aims:
– Recognise the diseases of the heart
– To practice taqwa (God-consciousness)
– Together as a class, work on trying to better ourselves and attain proximity with Allah Almighty

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IQAMAH UPDATE FOR TOMORROW
Asr: 16:15Maghrib: 18:07
Prayer Times 17th October 2019
(16 Safar 1441)
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Begins05:5007:4713:0416:1418:1520:00
Iqamah07:0013:3017:3018:0920:00