Happy 66th b-day Pakistan

10033May Allahs Blessing Be Upon You O Pakistan,
May You Be My Vision, My Dream, My Reality,
I was Pakistani Before I was Born
I will Stay Pakistani After My Death
My Identity Is From Pakistan
My Life Is Pakistan….

“Light in Troublesome Times”

Allah’s name I begin with, the utmost Kind, the ever Merciful.
“Light in Troublesome Times”
The present time is certainly one that revolves around reflection for the Muslims the world over. With millions gathered at the plains of ‘Arafah during the day surrounding the mount of mercy covered in simple white sheets calling upon the Lord to forgive past shortcomings and seeking divine grace for the time yet to come forth. Standing during the day in that holy land and at this very instance wandering in the valleys of Muzdalifah; each individual there must be going through moments of sheer reflection. As for Muslims all over the rest of the world, for them their feelings of joy and sacrifice on the occasion of Eid al-Adha are beginning to set in. No doubt, the Muslims are tonight engaged in contemplation and devotion no matter where they be.
That would certainly be the case in an individual capacity, yet Muslims collectively have also had the past week and months overwhelmed with sentiments and emotions enraged as an entire community has felt singled out with their beliefs, teachings and the centre of their lives becoming the object of merciless torment and provocative slander. That central figure to be the object of such grotesque onslaught is the beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace), the great one who we love so sincerely and deeply, and even more than ourselves.
The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ has incited religious hatred and deliberately attempted to provoke a population by targeting the symbol of their religious identity towards a reaction that may become the headline story for commercial and ideological media outlets. Muslims have come out into the streets in their thousands to register their protest and demonstrate their hurt and anger all over the world.
However, the film despite being full of mockery and indecent slander; nevertheless, the content of the film expounds upon dangerous and misleading narratives and the entire spectacle of the film, its release and content as well as the consequent worldwide reaction have presented a need for firm intellectual and public leadership to assist in steering the masses towards the true understanding necessary. There has not been a detailed, intellectual and credible response as of yet.
Those who are aware of the nature of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada’s work and have studied his ‘Reflections – a quest for answers to today’s questions’ will no doubt be aware of his ability to hit the nail on the head when it comes to contemporary issues of concern to the Muslim community, as well as the non-Muslim seekers of a better understanding. Many have expected since the past few weeks that Shaykh Pirzada will provide his guidance on the immediate and future matters resulting from this global episode. As such, it is with great pleasure and humbleness that I have the opportunity to present to you Shaykh Pirzada’s meaningful and publicly accessible discourse concerning this film titled ‘Reality of the Film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and Challenges of the Twenty First Century’ available in three languages; English, Arabic and Urdu.
To view in English, please click here
To view in Arabic, please click here
To view in Urdu, please click here
It is hoped this essay will be an essential read for people of all backgrounds and will contribute towards a more better and enlightened understanding in these times of confusion that we find ourselves in. It is hoped this effort represents one ray of light among many to guide us during these dark troublesome times. May Allah accept these efforts and grant Shaykh Pirzada a long and healthy life so that he may continue to bless us with his wisdom and guidance. Amin.
Bakhtyar H Pirzada al-Azhari
Vice Principal, Jamia Al-Karam
Vice President, UK Branch of the World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates

Semesterstart hos IslamAkademiet

Muhammad (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam)

I Allahs Ophøjede og Strålende Navn, Den Nådefulde, Mest Barmhjertige,

Det er med Allahs nåde og velsignelse IslamAkademiet byder jer alle velkommen til det nye semesterstart.

Torsdag d. 23. april 2009 åbner tilmeldingen til det nye semester. Denne gang tilbyder vi igen to (gratis) kurser:

KS02: Regler for Koranlæsning (tajwid), som undervises af Ustadh Tariq M. Amin,

og

HS01: Imam al-Nawawis fyrre hadith – del 1, som undervises af Ustadh Imran bin Munir.

Undervisningen begynder i uge 19.

Sidste frist for tilmelding er torsdag d. 14. maj, men bemærk at der er begrænsede pladser! Dem der tilmelder sig først, får først plads.
Besøg lektionskataloget på http://www.islamakademiet.dk/ for detaljeret information om kurserne.

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Sommersemestret 2009

A Cocoon of a Butterfly

A man found a Cocoon of a Butterfly. One day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the Butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the Butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the Cocoon. The Butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the Butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the Butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

What this man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting Cocoon and the struggle required for the Butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the Butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the Cocoon.

Moral: Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. And we could never fly. Freedom and flight would only come after the struggle…

I was there, sitting…

I was there, sitting in a corner of your life, observing your comings and goings, your painful falls, your leaps of joy and hope. I was there, sitting in a corner of your life, observing you live as a small child, cry like an adult, suffer like a human being…

I saw your solitude, I would have liked to be your brother. I would have liked to know everything about you, to understand you, to accompany you, to listen to you, to speak to you… I would have wanted to feel you, to feel you deeply, to forefeel you. I was sitting in a corner of your life, sad for your sadness, powerless… strong out of my love. I would have liked to be your brother. I saw your solitude.

I was sitting and I saw your prayers, I heard them without always having understood them. You did not talk about yourself expect through others: you prayed the poor, the oppressed, the abandoned. You prayed them as much as you prayed for them. I was sitting in a corner of your life, I saw your solitude… I would have liked to be your brother.

A stranger… that does not like what the people like and that the people end up liking. It was this teaching, of course, and we loved you so, so much… and your solitude. I prayed to understand, cried of not grasping. I observed your comings and goings sitting in a corner of your life

A passer-by. You were a passer-by, a brother, a friend. I knew nothing of your pains, nothing of your joys, nothing of your wounds. Nothing of you. I was sitting in a corner of your life, I would have liked to be your brother and I met your solitude… I remembered the hermit’s story who knew and said nothing. That companion of Moses who refused the questions. He taught him patience and humility, the question without the response, togetherness and solitude, doubt and certainty, love and detachment…

I was sitting in a corner of your life, I observed you. I had a thousand question, you had but one answer. I wanted to speak, you were speaking the silence. You were so near and yet so far. I looked for your being and you taught me the meaning. Saint Augustine distinguished between two sufferings; you taught me two loves. I liked not knowing how to love you for I learned to love beyond this love. No one is enough for anyone, isn’t it?… In a corner of your life, I observed this love.

You loved. I loved you. I observed your prayers, I leaned closely to the whispers: We ask You for Your Love, the love of those whom You love, deeds which will allows us to attain Your Love… and you cried and you smiled. I was sitting in a corner of your life, I would have liked to be your brother, I saw your solitude, I liked your freedom.

I liked your strength and I pray that He welcomes your fragility. No one, ever, is enough for anyone. I remained there, sitting, in a corner of your life.

– Tuesday 21 June 2005, by Tariq Ramadan –

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak 

Imorgen lørdag den 13. oktober 2007 (1. Shawwâl 1428) fejres ‘Id al-Fitr. ‘Id skal fejres imorgen istedet for idag (fredag den 12. oktober 2007) – hvorfor – dette forklares meget sageligt i et indlæg skrevet på bloggen Den velbetrådte vej  

Linket til indlægget er: ‘Id al-fitr d. 13. oktober 2007

Alle muslimer ønskes en glædelig ‘Id al-Fitr. Må Allah (subhanahu wa t’ala) acceptere alle muslimers ‘ibadah og hasanah. Må Allah (subhanahu wa t’ala) give os alle sammen styrken til at følge den rette kurs. Ameen

Velkommen

I Allâhs Navn, Den Barmhjertige og Nådige

Må Allâhs fred og velsignelser være med Hans elskede sendebud Muhammad, samt hans familie og ledsagere.

As-salamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

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Walaykum As-salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

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