Why Can’t We All Just Unite on Eid?

Unity. We all need it. We all desire it. Without it, we have division, and in many cases, anger and conflict.

We pray in the same direction. We keep the same five obligatory prayers. We fast the same month. We all perform the same hajj. And the more we learn, the more we realise that in each of those matters we perform as a united body, there are clear variations.

There are valid scholarly differences of opinion on when the time for Asr prayer starts. There are differences of opinion of when the time for the throwing of stones at the jamarat starts each day during the days of tashreeq in Hajj. There are differences of opinion of when a person’s wudu would be invalidated during tawaf. There are even established differences of opinion on the start and end of the hijri months.

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The Beauty of Muhammad – Shamail Course – by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

These classes are currently on hold. If you register on the below form, we will inform you when they recommence [Updated April 2018].

Delve into the world of perfection and beauty on display in the persona and quality of the Prophet Muhammad. Join Shaykh Ahmed Abdo and immerse yourself into the world of al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyyah.

The Beauty of Muhammad – by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

Registration is essential (AND FREE). Every Thursday night, Sydney AEST time.

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Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf Melbourne Tour – Day 2 – Thursday 4 August 10:02pm

What a recitation last night of the famous Burda poem composed by Imam al-Busiri, the brilliant poet and true lover of the Messenger of Allah. Habib Kadhim attended the gathering which is usually held weekly. A powerful rendition of a poem that is oozing with love of the Best of Creation.

Habib Kadhim spoke about the story behind its composition, including:

  • the paralysis of half of the body of Imam al-Busiri
  • al-Busiri’s seeking the intercession of the Messenger of Allah to be granted recovery from his paralysis
  • how the Burda was written with love, and it has surpassed so many other poems in praise of the Prophet of Allah because of the poet’s connection with the Beloved

A recording of his talk at the Burda recitation will be made available here as well. Come back in a few hours time.