SubhanAllah! Can this be… Surely not?! These are the thoughts that resonated the minds of many as a gasp of surprise emanated in the seminar room. The whole audience gasped at the sight of…
This is the exact sound I heard in the last moments of the Fiqh of Love seminar at Qabeelat Fawz (Midlands UK). We were mesmerised with such a beautiful surprise that the whole audience were left speechless.
As the final minutes of Fiqh of Love enveloped us, a ray of sadness overtook the audience – as usual someone was crying, and to no surprise it was a sister! As pleased as we were to have been blessed with the presence of our dear Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, the feeling of mild remorse kicked in knowing we would part and the direct passing of knowledge would be cut off. Back to work we shall go, the hustle bustle of life shall begin, and until we and time permits – life shall continue as per normal.
This is the beauty of AlMaghrib seminars, the experience, the students, the teachers, the volunteer crew affect you due to either their resolve to study and pass on the beneficial knowledge. It’s absolutely mesmerising, leaving you wishing for more. As behind each face is a desire for change, and every individual has a story to be told which is worthy of listening too.
Ok let’s rewind…
What was the surprise?! Alhamdulillah the week in between the seminar – Niche Hero was in town. A leadership seminar geared towards a unique set of people who will get out of their comfort zones and move forward to take action and establish their own worldwide projects to benefit humanity. The 6 day seminar was taught by none of than Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef, the founder of AlMaghrib Institute.
Let the secret spill, after 4 months of planning of how we’re going to persuade a certain somebody to come to the Midlands, Uk, du’a and continuous set backs – we hit rock bottom and thought, it’s not going to happen –
Alhamdulillah ‘alaa kulli Haal. We said to ourselves; “We tried O Allah, we tried.”
Then on the last day as I sat there thinking of what was to come of the next steps to taking the da’wah forward in my community… Lo and Behold the Ameer, Br. Ali Sajaad steps up and none other than Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef walks in followed by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Faqih, then by Br. As’ad Lath – The Uk representative for AlMaghrib. Closely followed by Br. Mahmud Khan the Ameer of Qabeelat Barakah the Manchester branch for AlMaghrib, and Br. DhulQurnayn Luqman, the Ameer of Qabeelat Mass the Bradford branch for AlMaghrib.
Imagine you were there… And this was your Qabeelah!
As you can imagine… What a blessing for us and our community! The President and Vice President side by side, all for the sake of Allah!
Some may say:
Why do you want Shaykh Muhammad to come?
Everyone is blessed with certain individuals that have inspired change in their lives. For many of us when we were young, as much as we loved Islam we didn’t envision what our future holds and alhamdulillah through AlMaghrib many lives have undergone prosperous change. We wanted to gift our audience, our community with wise words, something they could benefit from, and we at Qabeelat Fawz wanted it from the best.
I want to end on the note
Many months ago, I wished to learn from Shaykh Muhammad as I wanted to attend Niche Hero in a bid to make a difference, so I remember that day, when I sat down and made solid du’a. “Oh Allah do not deprive me from learning from Shaykh Muhammad, as I want to benefit from the knowledge Allah has bestowed him with.”
The power of du’a is amazing, the power of du’a is mesmerising, hence, increase in your Ibaadah and focus on your du’a and success will be yours.
Oh yeah, alhamdulillah – Only at Qabeelat Fawz!
Ameerah of QFawz
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