Tuesday 24th October 2017
 
 
Tue 24 Oct
19:00 - 20:00 Yoga Classes
Yoga classes for ladies are taking place at Mahfil Ali on Tuesday evenings between 7:00pm-8:00pm. The cost for a session is £5 or £20 for 5 sessions.

For more information or to sign up, please send an e-mail to: yoga@sicm.org.uk
Wed 25 Oct
18:15 - 19:15 Martial Arts
Karate & Taekwondo classes for children aged 7-15. Only £4 a session. To register, please e-mail sports@sicm.org.uk
Thu 26 Oct
20:00 - 21:00 Thursday Programme
Salaat followed by Du'a Kumayl
Fri 27 Oct
20:00 - 22:00 Friday Programme
Salaat followed by Qur'an recitation and the main talk by Tay Jiva on "Adoption and fostering in Muslim communities"


Tay Jiva is the Fostering and Adoption Manager for Penny Appeal.
Sat 28 Oct
No events for today
Sun 29 Oct
06:30 - 08:00 Salaam Centre Meeting
Fajr salaat followed by discussing issues relating to The Salaam Centre. All are welcome. Breakfast will be served.
08:00 - 09:00 Tafsir classes
Tafsir Classes with Shaykh Bahmanpour discussing the 2nd Chapter of the Holy Quran (Surah Baqarah).

View previous talks on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/sicmtv

Shaykh Bahmanpour has studied sociology at LSE and has acquired an MA in the subject from Tabatabai University, Tehran.
09:30 - 12:30 Tuition Classes
Tuition classes
Every Sunday, Tuition classes for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be taking place for years 9-13.

For more details, visit http://www.sicm.org.uk/tuition - or email tuition@sicm.org.uk
09:45 - 13:00 Husayni Madrasah
There is NO Husayni Madrasah today due to the half term break
Mon 30 Oct
No events for today
 

CHAPTER 14

THE BELIEF CONCERNINC THE THRONE (arsh)

Says the Shaykh Abu Jafar: Our belief concerning the Throne (arsh) is that it is something which is carried or supported by the whole of creation. And arsh according to another interpretation is knowledge (ilm). And as-Sadiq, on whom be peace, was asked (the meaning of) the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious: "The Beneficent One, Who it established on the Throne" [20,4]. He said: He is equidistant from everything, and not a single thing is nearer to Him than another. Now that 'arsh, which is supported by the whole of creation, is borne by eight angels, each possessing eight eyes, each eye as large as the world. One of the angels is of human shape and he asks Allah to provide daily bread for the sons of Adam. The second is of the shape of a bull, and he asks Allah to provide daily bread for all beasts. And the third is of the shape of a lion, and he asks Allah to provide daily bread for all beasts of prey. And the fourth is of the shape of a fowl, and he asks Allah to provide sustenance for all birds.

 Today there exist four angels, but when the Day of Resurrection comes, they will become eight in number.

 The 'arsh which means knowledge is borne by four amongst the ancients and four amongst the later ones; the former ones are Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, on all of whom be peace; and the later are Muhammad, Ali, Hasan, and Husayn, the blessings of Allah upon them. This is what has been handed down from the Imams by a reliable chain of authorities concerning the Throne and its bearers.

 Now the reason why these persons became the bearers of the 'arsh, that is the knowledge (of Allah), is that the ancient prophets, who lived prior to our Prophet Muhammad, namely, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, brought four different faiths. It was through these that the true knowledge passed to them (i.e. Muhammad, Ali, etc.). Similarly the true knowledge was transmitted after Muhammad, by Ali, Hasan and Husayn to those amongst the Imams who came after Husayn.

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