Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thawr Institute's Comprehensive Guide to Ramadan

Thawr Institute Presents

Thawr Institute’s Comprehensive Guide to Ramadan

Saturday, July 31st Dhuhr - `Isha’

At Thawr’s New Full-Time Location:

4033 Aurora Ave, Seattle, WA 98103

A Day-Long Session Covering the Legal and Spiritual Traditions of the Month of the Qur’an

Guest Speakers Include:

Alim, Hafidh, and Master of the Ten Cannonical Recitations of the Qur’an

Qari Suhayl bin Yusuf Mangera:Detroit, MI

The Walking Madrasah

Shaykh Junayd Kharsani Los Angeles, CA

Local Speakers Include: Shaykhs Fadhl Hasan & Hamzah Maqbul

Sisters are Welcome * Admission is Free * Registration is Required

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Speaker Bios:

Qari Suhayl bin Yusuf Mangera

Qari Suhayl Mangera grew up in the United Kingdom. He completed the memorization of the entire Qur’an at Darul-Uloom al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in Bury, England. After completing his secondary education, he then travelled to Gujrat, India where he enrolled at the famed Islamic learning institute, Darul Uloom Falah al-Darayn. There, he completed a six-year course in advanced Islamic Studies, culminating in a study of the Sihah Sittah in Hadith.Qari Suhayl graduated in 2005. He was also granted Ijazah in the Qira’at Sab’ah (Seven Recitations) by the world renowned Qari Siddiq (may Allah preserve him).He currently resides in Farmington Hills, MI with his family and three children where he serves as the head Imam and Director of Islamic Studies at the Tawheed Center of Farmington Hills. Shaykh Sohel is also an active member of the UCD (Ulama Council of Detroit).

Shaykh Junayd Kharsani

Shaykh Junaid was born in South Africa in 1975. He memorized the Holy Qur’an at age of 15. His higher studies began at the Madrasah ‘Arabiyyah Islamiyyah in Azaadville, South Africa where he immersed himself in the study of Arabic, fiqh, hadith, the Qur’an, and related sciences. Soon after graduating in 1996, he began teaching hadith and tafsir at Islahul Muslimeen a seminary in Durban. Shaykh Junaid has long been involved in the work of da’wah and has served as a social worker and leader for a number of communities. He is currently Imam at Masjid Jamat Islam in Inglewood, California. He is also the founder of the Riyadhul Uloom Institute in Torrance, CA.

Shaykh Fadhl Hasan

Shaykh Fadhl studied at the Madrasah Arabiyyah Ash-Shafiyah in Gujrat, India for 7 years. He also completed his Hifdh in South Africa. Shaykh Fadhl is distinguished by having met some of the shining luminaries of Islamic knowledge and learning of the past century, including Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Zakariyya Kandhelwi and Shaykh Masihullah Khan of Jalalabad. Being Imam in Bellevue for the better part of a decade, Shaykh Fadhl is one of the senior `Ulama’ in Washington State. As the Imam of the Bellevue Masjid, he teaches Qur’an and tajweed classes in addition to teaching at the Medina Academy. He has worked closely with MSA’s and the community at large. In addition he has been the forefront in leading the Seattle community towards a better understanding of Islam by conducting workshops, lectures, and courses of `ilm.

Shaykh Hamzah Maqbul

Shaykh Hamzah was born in Whittier, CA. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. After graduation, Shaykh Hamzah went on to pursue traditional Islamic studies, which took him to Syria and Egypt where he studied the Arabic language; Morocco, Mauritania, and the UAE, where he studied the madhab of Imam Malik, grammar, usul al-hadith , and the two renditions of the qira’ah of Imam Nafi ‘, Warsh and Qalun; and Pakistan where he had the opportunity to study tafsir, usul al-hadith, hadith, ‘ilm al-rijal and Hanafi fiqh. All of these studies culminated in him receiving an ijazat al-tadris, literally meaning “a license to teach” the classical texts such as the hadith of such books as the Muwatta’ of Imam Malik, the Sihah al-Sittah (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasa’i and Ibn Majah), and the Sharh Ma’ani al-Athar of Imam al-Tahawi. After his return Shaykh Hamzah has served as an Imam in various localities in the Washington and California areas. These endeavors have lead him to the realization of dispersing Islamic Traditions which have resulted in the establishment of Thawr Institute.

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