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The Advice – al-Wasiyyah – Poem by Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad taught by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

My first dowrah (40 day intensive course) in Dar al-Mustafa back in 2005. I would sleep inside the room that would eventually be the same room I would study the Shafi’i fiqh manual Minhaj al-Talibeen of Imam al-Nawawi many years later.

It would be the same room which seemed to have been infested with bed bugs (aka baqq!) which not only would suck your blood, but also not allow you to sleep.

Each morning I would wake up and search for the culprit ‘baqq’ but couldn’t find where they were coming from.

It wasn’t until 40 days later, when I had to roll up my sleeping bag, that I found armies of ‘baqq’ warmly nested in the seams of the sleeping bag and inside the pillow case. I don’t think I had scratched so much and so hard before in my life.

REGISTER HERE for The Advice by Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, taught by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

The voice of the dedicated students and teachers who would walk around an hour before fajr waking us students up, with a loud and long ‘laaaaaaaaaa ilaaaaha illallaaaaaaaah….” and for those of us that wouldn’t wake up with that, a simple flick to the air conditioner (aka […]

By |2020-06-21T22:46:52+10:00June 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Advice – al-Wasiyyah – Poem by Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad taught by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

QUL College

QUL College currently runs on Fridays and Saturdays. During the current COVID-19 restrictions, classes are conducted through an online, live platform. Our class times are slightly different/shorter to the normal in-person timetable. Once restrictions are eased, we will return to in-person classes. The registration form below may include older times for in person classes – please disregard those and rely on the times listed on the this page.

Last Updated: 3pm Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Finding a nurturing environment for your child to develop in their Islamic knowledge, manners and character is no doubt the desire of every Muslim parent. In creating the ‘Ultimate Islamic Learning Experience, QUL College has very limited spots available this term for keen students.

The ages we have openings for on Saturdays are boys and girls, aged 5 to 17.

Depending on your child’s age and level, students are currently covering:

📖 Reflecting on the Quran: Tafsir Juz’ Amma, Tafsir Surat Yasin

💠 Worshipping Allah: Fiqh of the 5 Pillars of Islam, Fiqh of Transactions and Trade (al-mu’amalat)

✅ Behaving Well: Beginning of Guidance by […]

By |2020-05-19T16:57:03+10:00May 19th, 2020|Activities, Qul College|Comments Off on QUL College

QUL College Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Arrangements

Announcement to Parents

Assalamu Alaykum. I pray you and your family are well, particularly in this rapidly changing environment as a result of the precautionary measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

At QUL College, we have taken this matter with full seriousness, and to reduce any potential risks of this virus spreading amongst our students and in turn their family members, we have taken the decision to continue delivering our classes through online video conferencing.

For Term 2 (including Ramadan), you will need to register here: qulcollege.com/events

When you complete the above registration, choose your preferred class and complete the order for your children. You will be sent the private Zoom link prior to commencement of the class.

You can use either a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet/phone to enter the video meeting. We will continue to use the Zoom platform. We have performed some preliminary testing, and insha Allah hope this will be a helpful means to engage your child with QUL College, whilst not presenting any health risks.

Considering we don’t want your child to be looking at the screen for an extended period of time, we will ensure there are regular breaks in between sessions.

You can prepare by downloading the Zoom app […]

By |2020-04-24T12:21:40+10:00March 19th, 2020|Qul College|Comments Off on QUL College Goes Online Due To COVID-19 Arrangements

Shaykh Mazen Ahram (from Masjid al-Aqsa, Palestine) Sydney Tour 5-9 March 2020

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I met Shaykh Mazen Ahram from Masjid al-Aqsa on his previous visit to Sydney in 2018. Our Sacred Links group visited the Shaykh in Zawiyah at Masjid al-Aqsa in April 2019. He took us for a breathtaking tour on our night of arrival into Quds, pointing out the most amazing places in Masjid al-Aqsa.

 

We met him again at Masjid al-Khalil, wherein lies the resting place of Sayyidinā Ibrāhīm alayhissalam.

Now he is visiting Sydney and it’s time to revive the legacy of Masjid al-Aqsa, what it stands for, its place in our Islamic history, and the fact that therein is the ONLY place on terrestrial earth that has a direct opening to the heavens!

Whilst many of us consider and end up going to Umrah, visiting Makkah and Madinah, only few seriously consider Masjid al-Aqsa and its surrounds.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the company of a living scholar who was born, raised and educated in the Islamic sciences within the old city of Jerusalem and Masjid al-Aqsa.

 

Get ready for the tour of *Shaykh Mazen Ahram from Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem, Palestine

SYDNEY TOUR
5-9 March 2020

Tour Theme: “Blessings of Masjid al-Aqsa: Past, Present, […]

By |2020-05-20T13:28:54+10:00February 26th, 2020|Activities, Sacred Links|Comments Off on Shaykh Mazen Ahram (from Masjid al-Aqsa, Palestine) Sydney Tour 5-9 March 2020

Sacred Links – Umra, Makkah, Madina, Jordan, Palestine

Sacred Links in April 2020 is a Umra trip (Madinah and Makkah), followed by a special Jordan and Palestine tour where we visit some of the most sacred sites in Amman, Jerusalem and surrounding regions. This will be sure to inspire, captivate, and strengthen your links to the most sacred parts of your life and world. Join us in April 2020!

Check out the FAQ section here.

Click here for the registration form.

Click here for the registration form.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this for youth, adults, or both?

Sacred Links is open to adults, married couples, friends, brothers, sisters, and supervised children/youth. This journey would be ideal for people wanting to strengthen their connection with one another as a family, whilst at the same time experiencing the the most amazing sacred sites in Islamic history and civilisation.

2. Can I get a twin share room for me and my spouse?

Of course. Just let us know and we can advise of any additional costs.

3. I want to visit another destination after Sacred Links. Can you book additional stopovers like […]

By |2019-10-27T11:07:51+11:00October 26th, 2019|Activities, Sacred Links|Comments Off on Sacred Links – Umra, Makkah, Madina, Jordan, Palestine

Family Camp 4-7 October 2019

A camp for the whole family, in a nurturing and positive Islamic environment?

The long weekend in the October 2019 school holidays will be loaded with:

  • Daily Islamic lessons by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo
  • Basketball, tennis, mini golf, table tennis and more sports
  • Prayers and adhkar in congregation
  • Family time and relationship building activities
  • Registrations opening soon for parents, children and grandparent
  • Each family will be allocated their own, private room

Current Availability (updated 9:30pm 3/9/2019)

  • There are now * 0 * 21 of 21 family rooms (with ensuite) still available. You may still complete the form, as there is possibly an additional cabin (no ensuite) that could be made available. Or if a family cancels, you will be on the waiting list to take their room. 
  • There are now 3 4 of 4 powered sites for camper trailers and caravans still available
  • You can also either bring your own family tent and pitch it, or we can arrange to have a tent erected for you before your arrival. Let us know in the comments section when completing the application form below.

By |2019-10-27T11:08:49+11:00July 29th, 2019|Activities|Comments Off on Family Camp 4-7 October 2019