AN EXPLANATION OF SURAH AL-MAIDAH (HE TABLE-SPREAD) PDF Print E-mail

 

Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents:

AN EXPLANATION OF SURAH AL-MAIDAH (HE TABLE-SPREAD)

with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad*

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2010
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB

Surah al-Maidah (‘The Table-Spread’) is the 5h chapter of the Qur’an
and one of the last Surahs to be revealed.  It is named after the
story of the Feast (Maidah) connected with the Disciples of Jesus
that appears at the end of the Surah.  The Surah is named after this
story because it is an anecdote that sums the whole Surah's focus,
covenants. It also shows that when a person accepts to enter into
a covenant with Allah, they are expected to fulfil their obligation
or else endure severe consequences.

Surah al-Maidah complements the discussion in the previous Surah on
social obligations.  This Surah starts with the command to ‘fulfil
the covenants’ (v.1) which not only encompasses covenants between
people, but also covenants between Allah and His servants. The Surah
then draws many analogies from the history of the People of the Book
who did not honor their covenants with Allah.  Believers are requested
to study the consequences of such deviations and avoid falling into
the same mistakes as previous nations.  It is for the central
theme of this chapter that it is also given the name Surah
al-‘Uqood (Covenants).

All welcome - Notes included
Please bring a copy of the Quran and a pray mat with you.

Attendance of previous sessions not necessary
and no pre-requiste knowledge required.

Cost is £10 per session and to confirm your place
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Limited spaces only and entrance via bookings
to guarantee places and spaces offered on a
first come first basis.

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