Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I will be teaching at the Fawakih Qur'anic Arabic Intensive in early July, in sha'Allah. Stay tuned.
The second session of the "Essentials" Workshop (i.e furud `ayn) took place last Fri. evening. We covered conviction (al-iman) and, briefly, inner excellence (ihsan). May Allah accept our efforts!

In sha'Allah, there is a intensive on the fiqh (ethics) and adab (etiquette) of financial issues, "Striving in the Path of Allah with One's Wealth," this Fri. 1-2pm @ the Harvard Islamic Society Prayer Space.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Al-hamdu li-llah. The first of two sessions of the annual "Essentials Workshop"--a brief intensive that the Muslim community at Harvard has been holding every year, at least once a year, for the last few years--took place last Fri. Although I was late again (may Allah forgive me and reward the attendees for their patience!), I think that it was beneficial. May Allah accept! Part Two will be this Fri. in sha'Allah.

As I have been presenting for years, it is a concise presentation of the personal obligations (furud `ayn) that every mature Muslim should beb aware of and perform, focused through the lens of the famous Gabrielian Hadith (hadith jibril). In the past, I have used the Hadrami Shafi`i primers al-Risalat al-Jami`a or Safinat al-Najah, in addition to the text (matn) of the hadith, but this time we focused almost exclusivley on the text of the hadith, with indicant-texts and supporting texts from the Qur'an and Sunna mention as I was able.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Al-hamdu li-llah, Shaykh Suheil Laher (MIT Chaplian) and I were able to sit down and share some food with Shyakh Suhaib Webb, who was visiting Boston this past weekend on a educational trip. We discussed some of the issues facing the Muslim community in America, particularly college-age youth.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Al-hamdu li-llah, I got a chance to catch up with Imam Siraaj Wahhaj (May Allah grant him sucess in achieving that which He loves and that with which He is pleased) at the Worcester Islamic Center. The Imam was delivering a fund raising keynote for al-Huda Academy.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Al-hamdu li-llah, I recent returned from a visit to beautiful Bellingham, WA, where I met with Mr. Monem Salam and other representatives of Saturna Capital Advisers, manager of the Amana Mutual Funds, one of the oldest shari`a compliant financial entities in the North America. I also had the pleasure of meeting Shaykh Humza Chaudhry.