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  • Qasidah al-Burdah - Chapter 1 (English Commentary)

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    CANTO 1 - THE LAMENT AND COMPLAINT OF LOVE

    Commentary by Shaykh Waseem Ahmed; the co-founder of both ISNAD Institute and the Sacred Vows Introduction Service.

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  • The Essentials of Islam Play all

    Learn the essentials of purification (tahara), prayer (salah), Islamic faith (aqidah), and the recommended practices of People of the Sunnah and Congregation (along with their undeniable proofs, blessings, and rewards).

    It is obligatory upon all Muslims to learn about the core individual duties and tasks (fard al-ayn) that must be performed. Therefore, one must obtain: A sound understanding of Islamic faith (aqidah); A grasp of basic jurisprudence (fiqh) in the subjects of purification (tahara), prayer (salah), fasting (sawm), giving alms (zakat), pilgrimage (Hajj), as well as subjects that relate to your lifestyle; a rudimentary comprehension of the rules governing pronunciation during recitation of the Qur'an (tajwid); and a basic level of spiritual understanding that allows a person to purify one’s self (tazkiyah)
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    "Pay heed! Indeed upon the friends of Allah is neither any fear, nor any grief" {Surah al-Yunus}

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      Imam Muhammad Adil Shahzad speaks upon the Sultan of the Mashaikh: Khwaja Syed Nizamuddin Auliya (Allah sanctify his secrets).

      This event took place at Zawiya al-Shifa, 10 Brantdale Road, Bradford...
    • The Friends of Allah - Bayazid Bastami al-Akbar - Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes.

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      Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal enlightens us with a look at the life and times of the sultan of the arifin: Sayyiduna Bayazid Bastami (Allah sanctify his secrets and allow us to benefit from him).

      This ...
    • The Friends of Allah - Allamah Ata Muhammad al-Bandyalvi - Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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      Find out more about his life and times; including h...
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      This discourse took place at the al-Mustafa Centre, B...
    • The Friends of Allah - Imam Hatim al-Asam - Duration: 54 minutes.

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    • The Friends of Allah - al-Ghaus Mawla Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish - Duration: 21 minutes.

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      Shaykh Waseem Ahmed with a succinct insight on the 'father of the Shadhili Way', Qutb al Aqtab, Sayyiduna al-Ghaus Mawla Abd as-Salam ibn Mashish (Allah shower His Infinite Mercy upon him).

      This d...
    • The Friends of Allah - Ibn Mansur Al-Hallaj - Duration: 1 hour.

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      Mawlana Naveed Sialvi with a delightful discourse on one of the most celebrated Sufi mystics; Ibn Mansur Al-Hallaj (Allah shower His Infinite Mercy upon him).

      This discourse took place at the Al-M...
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      Mufti Mawlana Wajid Iqbal with a detailed and inspiring insight into the voice of the Sufis, the master of spiritual insight; Shaykh al-Akbar, Muhyi ud-din ibn Arabi (Allah shower His Infinite Merc...
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  • Qasidah al-Burdah - Full English Commentary (Mukhtasar) Play all

    Shaykh Waseem Ahmed expands and commentates upon each verse of Imam al-Busiri's Qasidah al-Burdah; the most celebrated and recited ode in the cosmos.

    Comprised of ten alluring chapters in praise of the final Messenger ﷺ, the Burdah is the most magnificent tribute to the best of creation ﷺ. Bask in the celestial lights that descend from its recitation; the same divine luminosity that cured its author, Imam al-Busiri, from paralysis.
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    Mawlid al-Barzanji - The Jewelled Necklace of the Resplendent Prophet’s ﷺ Birth

    Attach yourself to the noble Prophetic biography (seerah) through Imam Ja'far bin Ḥasan al-Barzanji's (Allah have Mercy upon him) masterpiece:

    Written entirely in mesmeric poetic prose, the Barzanji Mawlid is one of the most celebrated and universally accepted eulogies, which rejoices in the birth and life of the final Messenger ﷺ.

    Recited by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal, who also expands and commentates upon each verse.

    Topics covered:

    - The Prophet’s ﷺ Lineage
    - Before His ﷺ Birth
    - Preternatural Occurrences
    - His ﷺ Childhood
    - ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib and Abū Ṭālib
    - Adulthood
    - His ﷺ Marriage
    - Resolving a Dispute
    - The Annoucement of Prophethood
    - The First Believers
    - The Year of Sadness
    - The Night Journey
    - The Prophet ﷺ Presenting Himself ﷺ to the Tribes
    - The Emigration
    - The Cave
    - Surāqa
    - The Story of Umm Maʿbad
    - Madinah
    - His ﷺ Inward and Outward Perfection and Beauty
    - The Seal of Prophethood
    - His ﷺ Love for the Poor
    - Closing Supplication
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 1 - An Introduction - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

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      Imam Barzanji's introduction signals his intention: To unfold the narrative of the Prophet's ﷺ blessed biography using mesmeric poetic prose.

      Recited and commentated by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal.

      ...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 2 - The Prophet’s ﷺ Lineage - Duration: 8 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 564 views
      Strung together like pearls on a necklace, the noble lineage of the Prophet ﷺ is narrated in this section. How noble a genealogy, purified by Allah Most High!

      Recited and commentated on by Shaykh ...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 3 – Before His ﷺ Birth - Duration: 7 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 271 views
      This chapter depicts the manifestation of his ﷺ Muhammadan reality; in both body and soul, as well as in form and meaning.

      Recited and commentated on by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal.

      O Allah! Perfume...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 4 –His ﷺ Blessed Birth - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
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      The moment for time’s thirst to be quenched drew near, and exclamations in the joyous news that arrived in quick succession: The chosen one ﷺ has indeed been born and happiness has established itse...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 5 – Preternatural Occurrences - Duration: 8 minutes, 42 seconds.

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      At the time of the birth of the final Messenger ﷺ, preternatural matters of the unseen realm occurred; an announcement of the arrival of the chosen and elected one.

      Recited and commentated on by S...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 6 – His ﷺ Childhood - Duration: 16 minutes.

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      The final Messenger ﷺ developed the most perfect of qualities from childhood. His ﷺ sheer presence granted his ﷺ milk mother - Sayyidah Halima Sadia - the best of fortune and riches; in this world ...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 7 – Abd al-Muttalib & Abu Talib - Duration: 10 minutes.

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      At the age of four, the final Messenger's ﷺ noble mother passed away leaving him in the care of his ﷺ grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib, and then his ﷺ uncle, Abu Talib.

      Recited and commentated upon by...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 8 – Adulthood - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

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      At the age of twenty-four, the final Messenger ﷺ travelled to Busra, an event which saw a Christian monk affirm his Prophethood.

      Recited and commentated upon by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal.

      O Allah!...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 9 – Resolving a Dispute - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

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      When he ﷺ reached the age of 35, the Quraysh rebuilt the Ka'bah and it was the final Messenger ﷺ who placed the black stone back into its designated place.

      Recited and commentated upon by Shaykh ...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 10 – The Announcement of Prophethood - Duration: 7 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
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      According to the most reliable narrations, the final Messenger ﷺ annouced his Prophethood at the age of 40, with Allah sending him to the Universe as a 'bringer of good news' and as a 'warner'.

      Re...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 11 – The First Believers - Duration: 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 7 months ago
      • 216 views
      In this chapter, Imam Barzanji mentions the noble companions who were the first to embrace Islam'.

      Recited and commentated upon by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal.

      O Allah! Perfume his ﷺ noble grave wit...
    • The Barzanji Mawlid Part 12 - The Night Journey & The Heavenly Ascent - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 133 views
      In this chapter, Imam Barzanji poetically covers one of the greatest miracles of the Prophet ﷺ; al-Isra wal Miraj.

      Recited and commentated upon by Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal.

      O Allah! Perfume his ﷺ...
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    Parenting is one of the most important roles in Islam. The soul of any child is like an uncut precious jewel entrusted into the care of the parent.

    As the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "all of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock. A man is the shepherd of the people of his house and he is responsible. A woman is the shepherd of the house of her husband and she is responsible. Each of you is a shepherd and each is responsible for his flock".

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    Essential Islam presented an evening with the honourable al-Haaj Muhammad Owais Raza Qadri, the crownless king of present day sana khawans around the world,

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    This event took place at Victor Street Masjid in Bradford on the 5th April 2013 with al-Haaj Owais Qadri as the chief guest of honour. Together we showed our support and solidarity for the Syrian people, who are suffering as we speak.

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      ••● Welcome O the Month of Illumination ●••

      You have set in O month of Rabi! Your new moon has appeared;
      the moment for time's thirst to be quenched has drawn near...

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      The Prophet's ﷺ birth revealed the purity of his ﷺ elemental nature,
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      Brilliant Bursts of Lights in the Remembrance of Blessings on the Chosen Prophet ﷺ!

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    • The Friends of Allah - Imam Hatim al-Asam ***PROMO*** - Duration: 42 seconds.

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      Shaykh Waseem Ahmed, of Al Huda Zawiya, is to speak upon the siddiq of his time; Imam Hatim al-Asam (Allah shower His Infinite Mercy upon him).

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