The miraculous metamorphosis that took Arabia by storm 14 centuries ago was defined by our beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings of God be upon him) as the difference between ignorance (Jahiliyyah) and illuminating knowledge. The Arabs in the days of ignorance before Islam were an anarchist tribal society marked by polytheistic idol worship. They were engulfed in drunkenness, fornication, gambling, superstition and corruption. Through 23 years of Muhammad’s (PBUH) Prophethood the whole Arabian peninsula became a well-defined monotheistic state. That Islamic state had an executive branch as well as appointed local governors and judges interpreting and applying law for society. The state was defined by piety, justice, mercy, brotherhood, family values, chastity, ethical economics and most importantly spiritual intellectualism.
In today’s ever changing world of scientific and technological advancement, the world is divided into two distinct categories. The first category of nations we may call advanced or developed nations. This category is characterized by a flourishing economy, industry, science and medicine. The second category we can call the underdeveloped nations. This category is characterized by a weak industry, low income, low education standards, and high illiteracy rates. It is well known that the vast majority of the 40+ Muslim countries fall under the underdeveloped category. So one might be hasty when making the correlation and infer that their religion has something to do with this. This is completely false since it is a historical fact that Islam gave birth to an intellectualism that laid the framework and enabled the west to develop modern science, math and medicine.
The Qur’an tells us,
“God elevates the status of people of faith as well as those who have attained knowledge above the others.”(58:11)
The Prophet Muhammad clearly obligated us to it,
“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon all Muslims.”(Tadreeb al-Rawi 214)
Our Current Educational Programs
Quran in Focus: Friday nights between the Sunset Prayer (Maghrib) and the Dusk Prayer (Isha). An in depth analysis of the Holy Qur’an based on the great commentators of our 14th century rich scholarly tradition. Using this insight and wisdom we will apply the Qur’an to our daily lives.
Soul Purification: 2pm-3pm Sundays. We will follow our scholars wisdom in extracting the parts of the Qur’an and the Prophets life that deal with eradicating ourselves of Satanic influence.
Monthly Seminars. Our next workshop will be a comprehensive look into the reality of Islamophobia/anti-Islamism movement that has flooded mass media since 9/11. We’ll look into its roots, claims and how to efficiently deal with it. The timing for this is yet to be determined.