I had the pleasure of presenting Islam on behalf of 877-Why-Islam to a gathering of West Point Military Academy Cadets and other officials on behalf which was highly appreciated. One gentleman from the US Attorney General’s office remarked to me, “Every school in NJ should receive this presentation.”
The late Shaykh and undisputed master of Quranic recitation Mahmoud Khalil al-Husary visited the Islamic Center of Jersey City in 1978 along with the late Shaykh Abdel-Halim Mahmoud. These are original photographs, never before published, submitted to me by a dear friend, whose father took the pictures himself. Shaykh Abdel-Halim died 9 months after these pictures were taken while Shaykh al-Husary died 2 years later, may Allah have mercy on them both.
I had the honor of presenting my new Tajweed bookChildrens Bequest to Shaykh Khalid al-Juhaym from Kuwait on 8/19/10 at the 96th St Masjid. After reviewing it briefly, he was extremely pleased and remarked, “By Allah, this is the best gift I have received!”
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce to all who tune in for glimpes into Ilm Summit, that we had to leave today, unexpectedly, due to a family emergency. Please make duah for my younger sister who underwent heart surgery today.
I am going to miss everyone at Ilm Summit. It is said that knowledge makes its students like family.
اﻠﻌﻟﻡ ﺭﺤﻡ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺍﻫﻠﻪ
Insha’allah I plan to to post the notes from some of the more beneficial sessions here in the near future.
Today we were graced with the visit of Imam Nasir Jangda, a scholar and imam of the Hanafi legal school who presented to us Hanafi fiqh from an insiders view, including a perspective on the Deobandi movement. As Shaykh Yasir Qadhi himself admitted, it was indeed an eye-opener for all of us. Imam Nasir was literally flocked by individuals fielding endless questions, many of which were answered. You can download one of his handouts here: The Deobandi Movement.