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)
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.
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.
- 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
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".
This seminar looks at how to raise upright children in the spirit of the Qur'an and the Prophetic Sunnah in modern times.
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,
He is known for his melodious voice and unique style of expressing his great love and respect for the Holy Prophet, the best of creation, Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ.
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.
Please continue to support the people of Syria with your duas, thoughts, support and kind donations.