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Canary Wharf Muslim Association [WharfMA] presents:

CHAPTER 19 - SURAH MARYAM  (MARY)
 
with Ustadh Hafiz Abdullah Muhammad*

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2012
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Idea Store Canary Wharf, Churchill Place,
Canary Wharf, London E14 5RB



Surah Maryam is the 19th Chapter of the Quran that was revealed 
prior to the first migration of Muslims to Abyssinia ( Ethiopia )
in the 5th year after Prophethood. It was sort of a ‘provision’
for the early believers in the foreign land of Ethiopia as the
Prophet’s cousin Ja’far recited the opening verses of this Surah
in response to questions put to him by the Christian king. The
Surah tells us about the story of the birth of Jesus and he spoke
in the cradle to confirm that “I am a servant of God’ and when
that was recited to the Christian king, he was convinced that
this message confirmed the teachings of Christ and he let the
Muslims stay in his land for many years. The Surah goes on to
tell us about the story of Prophet Abraham who was banished
from his homeland by his polytheist father and this story
simultaneously acts as a reassurance to the emigrant Muslims
and a warning to the polytheist Makkans.

There are many references to parents and children in Surah Maryam
and makes us think about what legacy we leave behind for our
children. In contrast to the previous Surah al-Kahf which
tackled materialism, this Surah is about spirituality. The
term Al-Rahman is used for the Creator to demonstrate His
Infinite Mercy and out of 57 times that the Divine Name is
used in the Quran, it is mostly found in this Surah.

During this session of the monthly 'Journey Through the Quran' Course,
Hafiz Abdullah MUhammad will examine each of the Four Stories in Surah
al-Kahf and discuss what lessons we can learn from these stories. We
will also find out how by reading this surah on a weekly basis we can
‘enlighten’ our lives. We will also examine the connection between the
themes discussed in this surah and Dajjal.

The surah contains important lessons that are directly relevant to Muslims
living in the West. Studying, reflecting and acting on this surah will
provide us with protection of our faith in the age of materialism and
overcome the various tests and trials of faith, wealth, knowledge and
power as illustrated by the stories in this surah.
 In this session of the monthly Journey Through the

Qur’an series, we will examine the history, structure
and guidance provided in this Surah and the
contemporary relevance.

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

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

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Limited spaces only and entrance via bookings
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For more information please contact:
Tel: 07980 556 772 / 07837 645 758
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