Al-Madina Institute presents
A Call to the Believers
A Thematic Commentary on Selected Verses from the Quran
Shaykh Sadullah Khan
Shaykha Zainab Alwani
June 20-21, 2009
ADAMS Center, Sterling, Virginia
Whenever I read the Qur'an, the sound of the Call from my Lord would penetrate my heart, with His saying:
"O you who believe!"
-Shaykh Ahmad Fathu'llah Jami
When we hear the verses calling the believers in the Qur'an, "O you who believe", does it truly penetrate our heart? Are we called to attention, and do we contemplate the meanings of these verses and their significance? In His Wisdom, Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala speaks directly to the community of the believers throughout the Qur'an with this call. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala addresses us with commands concerning our relationship with Him, our relationship with the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our acts of worship, our moral and family responsibilities, and socio-political and economic affairs. In these verses, we find a clear overview of our duties as believers, as both individuals and as a community:O you who believe!...Observe your duty to Allah, with the devotion that is truly due to Him, and do not die except as those who have surrendered.
Seek help through patience and prayer, surely Allah is together with those who are patient.
Spend from what We have provided for you, before a day comes when there will be no trading, nor friendship, nor intercession.
Be staunch upholders of justice, witnesses for Allah, even though it be against yourselves...
Come gain a deeper understanding of these and other verses in the Qur'an at Al-Madina Institute's course, "A Call to the Believers". Embark on an exploratory journey towards greater comprehension and understanding of the words of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, by joining our two esteemed scholars in this ground-breaking course. Shaykh Sadullah Khan
is currently the Executive Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of Irvine, California. Originally from South Africa, he was a student leader active in the anti-apartheid struggle. Shaykh Khan has been a public speaker since the age of 12, a public reciter of Quran since age 6, a chanter of melodious odes in praise of the Prophet since 8, and an experienced teacher at colleges and universities in South Africa and the USA. He completed studies in Law at University of Durban, South Africa, Journalism (UK) and Islamic Studies at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Shaykha Zainab Alwani
has a PhD in Islamic Studies. Her research interests have focused on Islamic studies (Fiqh & Usul al fiqh), and Family and Women's issues. She has developed Qur'anic models through various courses towards building "Qur'anic family structure". A few of her publications include: Al-Ghazali and his Methodology in Fiqh Legislation, Aisha's Commentaries and Their Methodological Premises in Hadith Sciences, What Islam Says about Domestic Violence: A Guide for Helping Muslim Families, and others. Currently, she teaches Islamic and Arabic Studies along with the Culture of Middle East at Northern Virginia Community College NOVA and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She has developed courses in Arabic Studies examining the link between Islamic Philosophy, language and the culture at previous institutes. Dr. Alwani also teaches Women and Family in Quran at GSISS. She is a Board Member on different academic, educational, and social organizations.
Don't miss this opportunity to journey towards a greater spiritual awakening by gaining deeper knowledge of the words of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, in