Understanding the Attributes of Allah

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Understanding the Attributes of Allah


1st 4 Education Presents a one-day course on understanding the Attributes of Allah under Shaykh Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed. A reading of Jawhara at-Tawhid of Imam Ibrahim al-Laqqani will also be done inshaAllah.

A unique opportunity to learn about how Sunni Islam from the days of the Salaf to the Khalaf understood the Attributes (Sifat) of Allah, with evidences and quotes by the founder of this website, Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed:

Jawharat al-Tawhid, translated as The Gem of Islamic Theology, is one of the approved and accredited texts of the Sunni Creed in the Ashari school. Written as a poem to facilitate memorizing it and to make it more enjoyable and appealing for young students. This was a method widely used to teach and convey knowledge in the past and is still used in some schools till today. It was composed by Imam Ibrahim al-Laqani al-Maliki (1041 H) upon a gesture from his Sufi mentor. Due to its high value and wide acceptance, many commentaries were written to elaborate and explain the meanings it had within.

The course will cover the scholarly acclaimed "Jawhara al-Tawhid" of Imam Ibrahim al-Laqani, a text widely taught throughout the world.

The poem sets out the tenets of Tawhid (the foundation of Faith) in a way that allows students to understand the intricacies of the Creed. It is therefore regarded as a foundational, yet detailed – primer in becoming acquainted with the science of Scholastic Theology (Ilm al-Kalam).

Topics include:

The importance of seeking sound knowledge (the issue of al-lsnad & Ijaza)

Who are the Ahlus Sunnah wa'I Jama'ah?

How do the Ahlus Sunnah wa'I Jama'ah understand the Attributes of Allah?


Date: Sunday 28th October 2018

Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Open to Ulamā, Ālimahs and serious students of knowledge. Suitable for non-Alims (brothers & sisters) who have a strong desire to learn more about Sunni creed. Written ijāzah available upon request (and full attendance). Brothers and sisters welcome (strict segregation will be observed)

Course fee/Admission:

£15 includes course materials, Lunch & Light refreshments will be available through the duration of the course.

Online registration mandatory

Venue:

1st 4 Education
Windsor Park Community Centre
20 Warwall
Windsor Park Estate
East Beckton
London E6 6WG

Transportation:

Buses: 173 | 366 | 376 | 101 | 262 | 474 | 300 Trains: Beckton and Cyprus DLR Stations

For more Information:

Email: info@1st4education.co.uk Telephone: 020 3411 5354

Additional Information:

A Ijaza will be granted to those who request it at the registration stage and attend all the sessions ensuring strict punctuality. Please note the Ijaza is only for transmitting the Jawhara at-Tawhid of Imam Aibrahim al-Laqqani.

The Ijaza will contain the Sanad (Chain of Transmission) from Shaykh Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed back to Imam Ibrahim al-Laqqani to transmit the text


The work

Jawhara at-Tawhid is translated as the Jewels or Divine Unity. It is a famous work on 'Aqida by Imam Ibrahim al-Laqqani al-Maliki.

The author

Burhanud-Din Ibrahim ibn Ibrahim al-Laqqani (exact date born is unknown but is likely to be before 960 AH). He was born in Egypt. He followed the Maliki Madhab in fiqh and Ash'ari in aqida

His Shuyukh:

From the Shafi'is:

i) Muhammad al-Bakri al-Siddiqi
ii) Muhammad al-Ramli
iii) Ahmed ibn Qasim al-Abbadi
iv) Nurud-Din al-Ziyadi

From the Hanafis:

i) Ali ibn Ghanim al-Maqdisi
ii) Muhammad al-Nahriri
iii) Umar ibn Nujaym

From the Malikis:

i) Muhammad al-Sanhuri
ii) Taha al-Safati
iii) Ahmed al-Minyawi
iv) Abdal Karim al-Barmuni

His hadith teachers:

i) Salim al-Sanhuri al-Maliki
ii) Muhammad al-Bahnasi
iii) Muhammad al-Wusaymi al-Shafi'i
iv) Yahya al-Qarafi al-Maliki

His most well known students are around 23 in number. He compiled some 16 works of which 4 were incomplete. The most famous work being his Jawhara al-Tawhid. He died in 1041 AH/1631 CE


The teacher

Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a resident of the UK who initially studied the Islamic Sciences for more than 5 years under the late Muhaddith and Hanafi Faqih, Shaykh Abdal Haleem (d. 2004).

He studied Arabic with the Egyptian linguist, Dr Muhammad Fathy.

He has also received various forms of classical warrants of authorisation known as Ijaza from more than 100 learned scholars of various Muslim lands:

From Syria:

The Hanafi faqih and aqida specialist, Shaykh Wahbi ibn Sulayman Ghawiji al-Albani (died on February 21st 2013 aged 90), The Aqida specialist, Shaykh Adib Kallas (d.2009 aged 89), The Hanafi faqih and Qari, Shaykh Abdar Razzaq al-Halabi (d. 2012 aged 87), The Mufti of Halab, Dr Ibrahim al-Salkini (died in 2011), Shaykh Ahmed al-Habbal (d. 2009 aged over 100) and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish al-Khatib (d. 2011 aged over 100). Amongst his living Shuyukh are the Muhaddith of Syria, Dr. Nurud-Din Itr and Shaykh Muhammad Fu’ad Taha (aged over 100).

From Lebanon:

The late Shafi' Muhaddith, Shaykh Hussain Usayran (d. 2005 aged 94) of Beirut and the latters pupil, the Muhaddith, Dr Yusuf al-Mar'ashali.

From Morocco: Shaykh Tihami ibn Muhammad al-Wazzani (d. 2009, aged 138 Hijri years), the late female Muhadditha, Sharifa Nafisa al-Kattaniyya (d. 2006), Shaykh Hasan al-Isma'ili (d. 1430 AH, aged 125), Shaykh Abdar Rahman al-Kattani who is the son of the Hafiz of his age, Abdal Hayy al-Kattani. Shaykh Hasan al-Ghumari and Dr Muhammad Hamza al-Kattani.

From the Hijaz (Makka and Madina)

Shaykh Malik ibn Umar ibn Hamdan al-Mahrasi, Shaykh Muhammad Nadir al-Arkani al-Makki (died aged over 130 in 2011), the late Burmese Musnid in Hadith, Shaykh Salih al-Arkani, the foremost Muhaddith of Madina, Muhammad Awwama.

From Jerusalem:

Shaykh Dr. Ali al-Abbasi - Imam of Masjid al-Aqsa who leads Fajr & Isha Salah.

From Yemen:

Shaykh Abdar Rahman al-Hibshi (b. 1314 AH and still alive in 1434 AH, aged around 120) and al-Qadi Mustafa Bounmi (b. 1338 AH).

From Jordan:

Shaykh Yusuf Utum (born in 1890/1307 AH, currently aged 123) and Shaykh Shuayb al-Arna’ut (b. 1928 )

From Egypt:

Shaykh Usama al-Taydi al-Hanafi and Shaykh Awad Ibrahim al-Azhari aged over 100

From Tunisia: The late grand Mufti of Tunisia, Shaykh Kamal Ju'ayt (d. 2012 aged 90)

From India: Shaykh Nasir Ahmed (b. 1335 AH), Sayyid Salman al-Hussaini and the late Shaykh Ahmed Ali al-Surati who lived in Leicester and died in 2011 aged around 95.

From Bangladesh: the late Shaykh and his paternal grandfathers younger brother, Muhammad Asaddar Ali (d. 2005 aged over 100), Shaykh Abdus Subhan al-Sunamgonji and Shaykh Ahmed Shafi'i.

The shortest chain he possesses back to al-Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (d. 852 AH) is from a stupendously short 6 links (via Ijaza li ahl al-Asr) only, from the late Hanafi Shaykh, Kamil ibn Yasin al-Kalabadhi.

On the secular front he has qualified with a First Class Honours degree in Applied Chemistry attaining first position in his class with a subsequent Doctorate in the same field. He has also worked as a Researcher in the Chemical industry. In his spare time he compiles various Islamic articles for mainly internet distribution. Of the largest two works he has written are one in defence of 20 rak’ats of Taraweeh exceeding 300 pages and his latest piece is regarding the authenticity of a narration from Malik al-Dar describing a certain event that occurred during a drought in the time of the second caliph, Umar ibn al Khattab (ra) in more than 200 pages.

Currently, he is working on writing a bulky work on the matter of where the hands should be placed in Salah with an analysis of practically all known narrations on this specific matter. This work will by Allah’s decree also show some rare narrations that have not been quoted by most of the Muhaddithin of the past and have been discovered by means of painstakingly collecting rare Arabic manuscripts from some Muslim lands. In this regard, he is also a collector of Arabic manuscripts and to date holds more than 5000 from all over the world.

Many of his articles and books are due to be published for free distribution on a website known as darultahqiq.com

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