IFTAR IN THE WHARF: SEEKING THE NIGHT OF POWER - LAILATUL-QADR PDF Print E-mail

IFTAR IN THE WHARF: SEEKING THE NIGHT OF POWER - LAILATUL-QADR

With Shaykh Haythem Tamim [Utrujj Foundation]*

 

 

 

Date: Monday 14th September 2009
Time: 6.15pm - 8.15pm [Prompt start, iftar at 7.20pm]
Venue: 9/10 Jessop Square, Heron Quays, Canary Wharf, London E14 4JB

 

Ramadan is the promise of what Islam should be. Above all else,
it is the unadulterated reverence and worship of God that seeks
to glorify Him, and not our selves.

"Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'an) down in the Night of
Decree (Lailatul-Qadr). And what will make you know what the
Night of Decree is? The Night of Decree is better than a
thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rûh,
[i.e. Jibra'íl (as)] by Allah's Permission with all Decrees.
Peace! until the appearance of dawn." [97:1-5]

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saw) said " .. There
is a night (during this month), which is better than a
thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good is indeed
deprived (of something great). [Ahmad, Nisa'i and Bayhaqi]

The Night of Power (Layla al-Qadr) is the very climax of Ramadan.
Good deeds performed on that single night are equal to those
performed over a thousand months. Some commentators believe
it was the night when the Qur’an was brought down from the
Baytul Ma'mûr (Heavenly abode), for Jibra’íl to reveal in
parts to the Prophet (saw). Others say it was the night when
the Prophet received the entire Qur’an, but was asked to
transmit it as and when the occasion demanded.

The following questions often arise:
* What should I do, i.e. are their any special prayers,
specific dua or actions that one should do?
* What is I'tikâf (seclusion)? What is the purpose? Are
there any rules?
* Can women do it? Can I do i'tikâf it at home?
* When is Laylatul-Qadr? Why do most people do it on
the 27th night of Ramadan?
* What are the signs of Laylatul-Qadr? Are there signs?

*Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the primary teacher at Utrujj, and its
founder. He has studied Islamic law for over 20 years. He has
accreditation in interpretation and sciences of the Qur'an,
Prophetic sayings (hadith) and jurisprudence (fiqh) from the
scholars of Lebanon and Syria. He served as a lecturer of
comparative jurisprudence for many years at the Islamic
University of Beirut. He has also served as lecturer of
hadith and the life of the Prophet (saw) (seerah) at the
Azhar Lubnan Academy, Lebanon. As well as verifying over 20 books,
his specialities include comparative jurisprudence, principles
of jurisprudence (usool ul fiqh) and hadith. He is also a
lecturer in Islamic Finance and has been appointed on the
supervisory board of Al Qalam and Gatehouse Ltd.

All welcome and FREE 3 course iftar will be served.

Limited spaces hence via bookings only.

Islamic Relief will be fundraising for its
Ramadan Family Food Pack Programme which
offers thousands of families with enough
food to break their fast.

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