Thursday, 29 May 2008

The Essentials of Islam: Fiqh for Beginners

Assalaam alaykum,

Alhamdulilah, the dates and venue have been confirmed for the Fiqh Class.

Start Date: Monday, 16 June, 2008.
Time: 6-8 pm
Venue: Room 547, Chaucer Building, City Campus, Nottingham Trent University
Finish Date: Before Ramadan insha'Allah

Requirements: Pen, paper and a copy of the book Ar-Risalah Al-Jamiah, translated as the Essentials of Islam and available from, and preferably a translation of the Qur'an and a copy of the Jibril Hadith.

Topics: Beliefs, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj, and basic Halaal and Haraam

Brother and Sisters welcome!

Assalaam alaykum,

Mahdi Lock
Notts New Muslims

Monday, 19 May 2008

Ar-Risalah Al-Jamiah

Assalaam alaykum,

Alhamdulilah, before the class starts I was wondering who would be interested in buying a copy of the text Ar-Risalah Al-Jamiah, translated into English by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Fredericks.

The text is available from for £2.99, but I've spoken with Brother Naeem Ali and I will insha'Allah be ordering 20 copies of the book and distributing them for £3.50 to cover shipping costs, which will be approximately £10 altogether.

If you're interested please let me know asap by email: As I write 7 copies have already been reserved, so there are only 13 left!

Assalaam alaykum,

Mahdi Lock
Notts New Muslims

Online Shafi'i Fiqh

Assalaam alaykum,

I pray this message finds you all in good health and iman, amin!

If any of you are interested in learning Shafi'i fiqh (i.e. how to make wudu, pray etc.) then please visit

You will need to register with Paltalk, which is free of charge and the section of the text (Al Muqaddimah Al Hadramiyyah (Arabic only)) for each week can be downloaded from the same website.

Al Muqaddimah Al Hadramiyyah is the third text on the Shafi'i fiqh curriculum (visit but Insha'Allah a class on Ar-Risalah Al-Jamiah, which is the first text, will be starting here in Nottingham next month, and with Allah alone is every success!

Assalaam alaykum,

Mahdi Lock
Notts New Muslims

Topic: Shafi Fiqh
Book: Al Muqaddimah Al Hadramiyyah
Teacher: Shaykh Sayyid Issa bin Yahya Al-Husainy Al-Ninowy
Date: To start on Friday 16/5/2008 (and then weekly Insha Allah)
Time: USA Eastern Time 6:30pm / UK summer time 11:30pm / Malaysian time 6:30am (Saturday morning)
[please be patient as the Shaykh has a class before that and may be slightly delayed]
Place: Internet teaching using paltalk
Room: Alhaqq Fiqh Shafii Class

The text (in Arabic only) can also be downloaded from the website.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

1st Day of Jamad al-Uwla

Alhamdulilah, the crescent was sighted clearly over Nottingham at sunset on Tuesday, the 6th of May. Rabi' Al-Akhir is counted as 29 days and we have now entered the month of Jamad Al-Uwla. The 29th of Jamad Al-Uwla, which is the next moon sighting day, will fall on Wednesday the 4th June, and with Allah alone is every success.

For further details on moon sighting please read the articles at

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Travelling Around Fes

Alhamdulilah, Brother Idris Watts, who lived in the beautiful city of Fes, Morocco for over five years, has compiled a short guide for those of you who are interested in visiting. Please visit

I myself spent one year in Fes to study Arabic, and I would definitely recommend it to new Muslims and newly committed Muslims who want to study Arabic and learn more about the Deen in a relaxed and calm environment, and with Allah alone is every success!

Friday, 2 May 2008

Your body's many cries for water

For those of you who suffer from asthma I would highly recommend visiting the website and reading 'ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus.' I read the book and, alhamdulilah, I have not used any asthma medication for over four months. Please read the following extract, copied from the website, and ask yourself if you are indeed drinking enough water. For a general understanding of the topic, please read the book 'Your Body's Many Cries for Water.'

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Dr. F. Batmanghelidj

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