Ustadh Fahad Al-Tahiri, the teacher who is giving the Arabic classes, is also going to be offering other classes, insha-Allah.
As I mentioned before (all times are in UAE time):
1) Sarf Level 1 is from 6:30-7:30am every day.
2) Sarf Level 2 is from 8-9pm every day.
As for the other classes which start from Sunday, insha-Allah:
1) Tawheed (Four Fundamental Principles, Three Fundamental Principles, Ten Acts Revoking Islam, Book of Monotheism) is from 6:15-7:15 pm every day.
2) Principle and Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge is from 7:30-8:30am every day.
[As far as I know, these intensive courses will only be for about 2-3 weeks. I’ll reconfirm, insha-Allah.]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Study tawheed and you’ll see the difference it makes in your life.
Also, I would really recommend this teacher because:
1) He knows what he is talking about.
2) He is very humble, masha-Allah. He doesn’t talk about what he is unsure of.
3) He always quotes references from the Quran, ahadeeth and the scholars’ statements.
4) He explains everything in a simple way.
What do you need to do?
1) Go to WIZIQ and register for a free account.
2) Search for Fahad Al-Tahiri.
3) You’ll see his future (public) classes at the bottom of his profile and his past classes below that.
4) Click on the class name and then join the class.
5) When the time for class comes, simply go to the class and launch it.
6) If you cannot attend the class, then you can always download the recording (which is some WIZIQ like thingy) later (about 2-4 hours after the class).
I’d still advise you to try to attend because then you can always ask him questions during the class.
Again, this is an ideal opportunity, especially for those in the UAE.
Please forward this to all those who might be interested (and also to all those who might not be interested).
Here’s the direct link for the first Arabic class:
Note: If you are unable to take the class, you should be able to download a recording after the class, insha-Allah.
Again, I would really, really, really recommend that all of you take these classes, even if you have studied sarf before.
I’ve studied sarf before as well but there were so many gems that I came across in Ustadh Fahad’s classes, masha-Allah.
Markaz Al Huda is offering a short intensive course on the Fiqh of Dawah and Ibaadah. It’s being taught by Brother Muhammad Salah (of Al-Huda TV fame).
Please see the flyer below for more information:
[Click on the flyer to enlarge it.]
Note: The course is not free (sorry). It’s AED 200 per person.
Also, the last date for registration is the 8th. It seems that there aren’t many spaces left so if you’re interested in joining the course, please hurry!
Please pass on this information to all our sisters in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman (especially those that keep complaining about the lack of classes around!).
I mentioned here that the classes would start tomorrow (Wednesday).
However, the teacher just sent out a message stating that it would start on Thursday morning, insha-Allah.
Level 1 is at about 6:20 am everyday for a few weeks.
Level 2 is at 8pm.
For all those who work or study in the UAE, this is an IDEAL opportunity for you. The classes are after Fajr and BEFORE you leave for work or university (for most people anyway).
We can keep saying “We really want to learn Arabic” but the proof is in the pudding.
If we don’t take advantage of such a fantastic opportunity then I think it means that we really weren’t serious about learning Arabic.
Please take these classes (you can even do it as a family!) and stick with them until they end, insha-Allah.
And please tell everyone about these classes.
[Update: It’s going to start on Wednesday and not Monday as originally stated. The teacher said he would send us a detailed schedule. When he does, Ill post it here, insha-Allah.]
Isn’t that what everybody’s been waiting for?
Well, it’s here.
A sister (may Allah reward her greatly) has put up all the details here.
Some random points:
1) Sarf = Verb conjugation. Studying sarf was what really opened up the Arabic language for me.
2) The teacher is really excellent, may Allah preserve him and reward him greatly. He’s very patient and explains things in depth.
3) He’s from the UAE which means:
a) He’s one of our own! [Sorry but Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.]
b) All the times mentioned are UAE time, which means I and my fellow denizens of the UAE don’t have to beat our heads trying to figure out all the EST/AST/GMT business.
4) The classes start Wednesday at 6:15 am.
To all those who are truly interested in learning the Arabic language: Do NOT miss this opportunity. You might never get such a great chance again.
Just think of how it’ll feel to understand the Quran next Ramadan….
A nice little heart softener for today so that we can reflect on the Mercy of the Lord of the Worlds:
[Note: Such heart softeners are supposed to do just that: soften hearts, which means that we need to INCREASE in our love and obedience to Allah, rather than keep chirping that cop out excuse of “Allah forgives everything” every time we disobey him.
Reading this hadeeth should make us realise what a merciful Lord we have and that should make us increase in worship out of gratitude and hope.]
Well, I’m not really one for dua requests but this piece of news really took the wind out of my sails.
Who’s the dua for? Well, let me summarise her story first so that you understand:
She’s someone who has lost two of her three children (both in their early twenties). They died within two years of each other.
The first (a boy; I knew him in university) died in a car accident. The second (a girl) died of cancer.
As for the third child, he is alive, alhamdulillah but she is being tested with him in other ways. (Sorry, it’s personal so I will not elaborate.)
I was supposed to meet her many years ago through a common friend yet ironically I ended up meeting her quite recently through a sister that I met on this blog!
You’d think that with two children having died that she would be a shadow of her former self. On the contrary, she was a jolly woman who gives Islamic classes. She praised Allah for aiding her through her trials and never uttered any words of blame.
When I saw her, I finally understood a statement that I had heard about gratitude to Allah showing on one’s limbs.
Today, she is facing another test. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer a few days ago, and will have an operation in two weeks.
I was shocked and both the sisters (the one that was supposed to introduce us and the one that eventually did do that) were speechless with horror.
I request all of you to PLEASE pray for her husband’s swift recovery and to pray that things are made easy for her.
Please don’t pray like you’re praying for two strangers, rather pray as though you are praying for your own friends or family members.
May Allah cure her husband and make things easy for her. Ameen.
Yes, more Muharram articles to whet your appetite.
Here’s a nice one about Aashoora:
[Note: The addition about this being the day that the ark of Nuh (alaihissalam) settled on Mount Judi is not authentic.]
Praise be to Allaah,
‘Aashooraa’ in History
Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Aashooraa’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allaah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Moosa fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Moosa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 1865).
“This is a righteous day” – in a report narrated by Muslim, [the Jews said:] “This is a great day, on which Allaah saved Moosa and his people, and drowned Pharaoh and his people.”
“Moosa fasted on this day” – a report narrated by Muslim adds: “… in thanksgiving to Allaah, so we fast on this day.”
According to a report narrated by al-Bukhaari: “… so we fast on this day to venerate it.”
A version narrated by Imaam Ahmad adds: “This is the day on which the Ark settled on Mount Joodi, so Nooh fasted this day in thanksgiving.”
“and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day” – according to another report also narrated by al-Bukhaari: “He said to his Companions: ‘You have more right to Moosa than they do, so fast on that day.”
The practice of fasting on ‘Aashooraa’ was known even in the days of Jaahiliyyah, before the Prophet’s mission. It was reported that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The people of Jaahiliyyah used to fast on that day…”
Al-Qurtubi said: “Perhaps Quraysh used to fast on that day on the basis of some past law, such as that of Ibraaheem, upon whom be peace.”