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Confidential (Tafsīr Sūrat’l-Nūr)
- Course Outline
Behind the doors, where people sleep,
Knock before you enter with peace
For you might see, what no eye should see,
As lowered gazes take a peak
Beneath the chatter, words do creep,
Of lies and slander up gossip’s creek
Before the darkness, there is a light,
But only for those who stand by right
Taught by Shaykh Kamal El Mekki
'Umar bin al-Khattab (Radiallahu anhu) sent to his governor in Al Kufa instructing him to have the women of the city memorize Sūrat’l-Nūr.
Rumours, Lies & Gossip
In a world filled with overly dramatic reality TV shows and celebrity gossip magazines, we are a people who are obsessed with other people’s business!
They heard it through the grapevine, that So and So is going through Such and Such and without even a second thought they have completely dragged someone’s name though the dirt.
It’s not always easy to think the best of someone, especially when it seems as though the facts are against them.
So how do we as Muslims understand our approach to problems caused by rumors and suspicion?
When it’s all about what he says and she says, what does Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala say?
Allah says, “Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of one another and say, ‘This is an obvious falsehood’.”
BETRAYAL | DECEIT | SCANDAL
Imagine you are approached and informed that your spouse was having an affair!
The person whom you loved, protected and cherished had gone behind your back and committed the most heinous of crimes. Even the mere thought might cause your blood to boil, never mind the gossip which was quickly spreading throughout your community.
Now place yourself in the position of our noble Prophet Muhammed (salalahu alayhi wa salam) during the incident of the Ifk, where the honour of his beloved wife Aisha (Radiallahu anha) was being called into question.
Why didn’t the Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa salam) just end the accusation against Aisha by saying she didn’t do it?
Why did he not defend her by proclaiming her innocence?
And why didn’t her own father Abu bakr (Radiallahu anhu) defend his daughter during the slander?
With all the ingredients of a blockbuster movie, learn more about the way in which Muhammed (salalahu alayhi wa salam) handled the entire situation and get a better insight into one of the biggest trials of early Islamic history.
Would you like to attain the Light discussed in Surah Nur?
Join the class as we explore:
- The Guidance from Allah
- The Light of Allah and the Light of Guidance.
- The signs and Creation of Allah.
- The promise of the upper-hand.
- Manners with the Prophet (salalahu alayhi wa salam).
LIGHT UPON LIGHT
Just as when the sun comes out people turn off artificial light sources; when Allah offers His guidance we turn off other sources of guidance. But that doesn’t mean we turn off our intellect. Shaykh Kamal El Mekki will teach students to recognize the difference between intellect, which always agrees with the Quran and Sunnah, and personal opinions, or desires.
“He is very funny and makes time pass fast mashallah :) but at the same time he helps you think critically about the material and gives you many examples and analogies that you could never forget :)” - Faduma Osman, Toronto, ON
Become of those who learn from the Book of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and gain practical insight into implementing the Qu’ran into your everyday life.
When you take this seminar you will learn about:
- The punishment for fornication.
- The consequences for those who accuse others of zina and provide no witnesses.
- Why fornicating men and women and the Muslims were forbidden to have any marriage relations with them.
- The Law of Li'an (the oath of condemnation)
- The importance of people’s reputation, and guarding the tongue.
Did You Know?
The rules in Sūrat’l-Nūr are used as guidelines for cell phone etiquettes and photography!
There are specific Islamic rules and etiquettes for visiting someone’s home!
When you knock on someone’s door, you are to stand to the side and not in front of the door!
There are times of the day when your own family members or children should seek permission before entering upon you!
The rulings for Hijab change for a woman once she becomes old!
“This was my FIRST AlMaghrib class and may I say, that it has been one amazing experience. Sheikh Kamal did an amazing job teaching this course. I really hope to put what I've learned to use, insha'Allah. Am I taking the next course insha'Allah? Already counting down! BarakAllahu fee everyone who helped make this class a wonderful one.” - Jihan Al-Halali, Washington, DC
A TASTE of LIGHT
Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala begins this Sûrah with:
"(This is) a Sûrah which we have sent down and which we have enjoined, (ordained its legal laws)."
But aren’t all Surah’s sent down? And aren’t the laws of every surah ordained and obligatory? So why begin the surah like this?
Verse three says:
"The adulterer marries not but an adulterous or a Mushrikah and the adulteress none marries her except an adulterer or a Muskrik."
Is this a prohibition? What if someone repents from that sin can they still marry a virgin?
Is all fornication equal?
No! There are five types that are worse than others. What are they?
Do you know how difficult it is to be convicted of zina in an Islamic court?
Practically impossible! Why put conditions that are so difficult? Who would get punished then? Find out the wisdom.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Sharia”?
If you answered, “the prescribed punishments”, then you need to take this course to find out why that was the first thing that came to mind. The Sharia is far more than that; but why do people only think it’s all about punishments?
Study a single weekend intensive course on one of the most intense suras in the Qu’ran with one of AlMaghrib most intense instructors: Shaykh Kamal El Mekki
Black Belt of Dawah
With decades of experience in the Dawah scene, Shaykh Kamal combines his ground-breaking teaching style with his own dash of humour, certain to leave students feel at ease & entertained, but above all skilled and empowered.
He has been dubbed the Black Belt of Dawah and is known best for his workshop "How to Give Shahadah in 10 Minutes", and his powerful AlMaghrib class “Shahadah” a practical approach to the art of Dawah. His lectures and online videos (targeting contemporary challenges) have also gained popular fame and positive impact among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Educated at the hands of numerous prominent Islamic scholars from across the world, Shaykh Kamal also has dynamic experience in the secular world.
“I don't have enough words and superlatives to describe Sheikh Kamal, the best instructor ever masha'Allah! His style of teaching and the wealth of experience is amazing. His sincerity and hard work during the course was incredible.” - Najeebullah Hakimy London, UK
Learn from Instructors who are among the best ... period. We are determined to provide our students with instructors who take professionalism, effectiveness and expertise to the max. Along with tremendous knowledge, our instructors are also engaging and exciting, so that our seminars will provide you with some of the most interesting days you’ve ever spent learning Islam.
In this single weekend seminar, we'll give you what we believe is the best, most important information to help you enact Islam in the best way. You will leave the seminar with specifics you can apply and teach to others immediately.
Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says:
"And We have certainly sent down to you distinct verses and examples from those who passed on before you and an admonition for those who fear Allah."
Give Your Excuses a Black Eye
Tafsīr of Verses #1-64