Delivered by Ustadha Selina [Beacon Institute]*

Date: Tuesday 15th December 2009
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB

As we start to break off for the Christmas holidays, it is
an excellent time to reflect on the story of Maryum (AS),
mother of Isa (Jesus (as)) . The Quran is one of the few
religious texts that not only contain stories of women
but also a whole chapter dedicated to women - Sura An-Nisa.

The Quran  informs us of her piety and nobility.  Maryum (AS)
was chosen by Allah (SWT) to show the Mankind her miraculous
pregnancy and the miraculous birth of Isa (AS) without a father. 

And thus  Allah (swt) says: “Verily the likeness of Isa (Jesus)
before Allah is the likeness of Adam.  He created him from dust,
then (He) said to him: “Be!”- and he was”. (Al-Quran: 59:3)

Can women of our time be pious like Maryum (AS) and her mother?
Can Dua (supplication) provide pious spouse and children?
Can professional women become wives, mothers and pious women
while working?

Inshallah this short intensive course has been arranged to
cover the following:

To provide the authentic accounts of Maryum’s (AS) life story,
piety and nobility, and the miraculous birth of Isa (AS)
without a father.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course the participants should have:
•Full accounts of Maryum’s family lineage, birth and childhood.
•Full accounts of Maryum’s upbringing, piety and nobility.
•Full accounts of Maryum’s miraculous pregnancy
•Full accounts of Isa’s miraculous birth
•Full accounts of infant Isa’s testimonial of his mother’s nobility

Course Topics:
•Introduction to the story of Maryum (AS)
•The mother of Maryum (AS) and her birth
•Maryum (AS) under the care/guardianship of Zakaria (AS)
•Maryum (AS) the chosen woman
•The informing of Angel to Maryum (AS) of the arrival of Isa (AS) with descriptions
•The descending of Jibril (AS) to Maryum (AS) in human form
•The blowing of JIbril (AS) into Maryum (AS) and her pregnancy
•The miraculous birth of Isa (AS)
•Maryum (AS) returning to community with Isa (AS) and the accusation against her.
•The miracle: infant Isa (AS) testifying his mother’s nobility “I am the servant of Allah”
•Lessons from the story

*Ustadha Selina is a rare young female scholar of Islam. She graduated with a
Bachelors degree in Primary Education from London, and then went on to complete
a Diploma in Arabic Language and subsequently a Bachelors degree in Usul-Ad-Din
and Usul-al Fiqh in Arabic medium from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences
in France. While studying Shariah she also completed an intensive Tajwid course
on Ibn al-Jazari, a classical Tajwid text, and studied Tajwid extensively under
a number of Tajwid scholars. Ustadha Selina had been teaching Tajwid, Aqidah,
Fiqh andother Islamic Sciences in UK in various courses, in particular, taught in
Tartil courses (Beautifying recitation), Itqan courses (Perfecting recitation),
Nafar Courses (Understanding Islam) and in Knowledgeseekers courses (Islamic
Sciences) since last 5 years. She is currently teaching Arabic for Life Long
Learning Programme and Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Programme for London
Borough of Tower Hamlets.  She also delivers talks on education and on
various Islamic issues at university campuses, Mosques and Islamic
Centres. She is married with 2 children and currently lectures at the
Beacon Institute in London [].

The course is open all, men and women.
Limited spaces only and via bookings.

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