Advices: Connecting to the Qur’an

Advices: Connecting to the Qur’an   The Qur’an is the banquet of Allah ﷻ. A banquet that each and every person has been invited to. How does one ultimately benefit from the splendour, beauty and company that the Qur’an provides? How does one develop a closer and more meaningful relationship with the Qur’an? For those seekers…

Dowra Reflections 4: Imam Al-Hadaad

Dowra Reflections 4: Imam Al-Hadaad

  Dowra Reflections 4: Imam Al-Hadaad   In the final installment, our beloved teacher, Moulana Khalil Hendricks shares his account of visiting the homeland of one of Islam’s great scholars, Imam al-Hadaad. Along with Mualima Radia Bawa Hendricks and their family, they have travelled to the blessed city of Tarim, Yemen to immerse themselves in The Dowra, a 40-day Islamic…

Dowra Reflections 3: The City of Light

Dowra Reflections 3: The City of Light

  Dowra Reflections 3: The City of Light   And the journey continues! Our beloved teacher, Mualima Radia Bawa Hendricks and her family, have travelled to the blessed city of Tarim, Yemen to immerse themselves in The Dowra, a 40-day Islamic Studies programme taking place between 26 June-03 August 2018 (12 Shawwal-21 Dhul Qa’dah 1439). “It was said that even the streets…

The Dowra 2018

Dowra Reflections 1: Journey to Tarim

  Dowra Reflections 1: Journey to Tarim   As many of you may know, our beloved teacher, Mualima Radia Bawa Hendricks and her family, have travelled to Yemen to immerse themselves in 24th annual summer Dowra, a 40-day Islamic Studies programme held at Dar-ul-Mustafa in the blessed city of Tarim between 26 June-03 August 2018 (12 Shawwal-21 Dhul Qa’dah 1439). “It was…

[Watch] "The Light Within" - Strong Ummah Conference

[Watch] “The Light Within” – Strong Ummah Conference

  Strong Fathers, Strong Mothers, Strong Ummah Conference   Watch our Director, Mualima Radia’s speech titled, “The Light Within”, presented at the Strong Ummah Conference held by the Light Upon Light Women’s Foundation (LULWF) between Friday 6 April –  Sunday 8 April 2018 at Portia Primary School, Cape Town. This event shared inspiring and practical talks from an array of…

Self-Sanctification – Where to Start?

Sanctification of religious sites, times and rituals have for centuries been upheld and respected. A certain internal state of purity, physical dress code or a particular manner of behaviour and demeanour often accompany most of these sacred observances. Those who dare to venture into the area of disregard and abandonment of these observances stand the chance of being negatively branded or labelled by the vast majority, sometimes unable…