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Administrator on August 28th, 2010
It gives us a great pleasure to announce the starting of Quran classes for sisters at Makkah Masjid. Insha-Allah, these Quran classes will be held everyday from 28 August – 9 September 2010, between 2.00 – 3.30pm.
Adults and young are welcome to participate in these Quran learning classes to improve their Tajweed, Qirat, pronunciation and recitation of the Holy Quran.
Venue: Makkah Masjid
Dates: 28 August – 9 September 2010
Time: 2.00 – 3.30pm
These classes will be taught by a sister teacher.
These are taster classes. If successful, we will hope to continue them in future, insha-Allah.
Administrator on March 30th, 2010
Recently, Makkah Masjid team has started producing a quarterly newsletter to highlight the good work that goes on at Makkah Mosque and its affiliated organisations.
You can find the first issue below:
Administrator on July 19th, 2009
On the 27th of Rajab every year, Muslims celebrate Al-Isra Wal Miraj, the Night Journey to the Heavens, event in which the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem and from there he went beyond the seventh heaven until he reached the presence of Allah Almighty and witnessed the glorious countenance of the Lord of the heavens and the earth.
To celebrate this miracolous night journey, the following programmes will be held on Sunday 19th July 2009 at:
1) Woodsley Community Centre, between 11 – 12.30pm for the youth;
2) Makkah Masjid between 11.30 – 1.30pm exclusively for sisters; and
3) Makkah Masjid after Asr prayer (7:30pm) open to all brothers and sisters. Talk will be given in Urdu and English.
Part of the objective of organizing such events is to encourage our youth, our sisters and elders to participate by reciting the glorious Quran, reading nasheeds and naats in praise of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and delivering shorts talks on Islam.
During these programmes, the events that took place during this miracolous night journey will be explored and the importance of the gift of Miraj (salah, namaz, prayer) will be highlighted.
After Maghrib prayer, 10:00pm, Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim will deliver his talk at Leeds Radio station 107.3fm regaring the meeting that took place between Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) on the night of Miraj.
Administrator on September 16th, 2008
Click on the following links to download the Ramadan course slides.
Conditions of Fasting
What Invalidates Fasting
You can find many more course slides on Purification, Prayer, and the blessed life of Holy Prophet (PBUH) by clicking here.
Administrator on September 3rd, 2008
During the blessed month of Ramadan, courses will be held to learn the fundamental teachings of Islam. These courses will be held on weekends between Asr and Maghrib prayers. The contents of these courses includes: Purification and Cleanliness, Rulings of Fasting, and How to Pray.
These courses are open to brothers and sisters. After the course, Iftari will be provided at the Masjid to open the fast.
For further details, see the poster below:
Administrator on July 24th, 2008
Following the huge success of the Sunday classes, this Summer, insha-Allah, we will be holding Islamic classes on Saturdays as well.
The main purpose of weekend classes is to further the Islamic knowledge and etiquette of our youth.
The topics that will be covered include: recitation of the Holy Quran & Tajweed rules, life of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), morals and manners in Islam, Arabic language and fundamentals of Islam regarding purification and cleanliness, performing Salah (prayer), and the rules relating to the obligatory fasting (Sawm).
Saturday classes will start on 26th July at Woodsley Centre (64 Woodsley Road, LS3 1DU), between 12pm – 2.30pm. Young boys and girls over the age of 10 are welcome.
Saturday classes will continue to run at Al-Madina Masjid (31 Brudenell Grove, LS6 1HR) between 11am – 1pm
Weekday Arabic and Quran classes are also running between 4pm – 6pm at Al-Madina Masjid.
Click here to view Weekend classes study materials.
Administrator on July 24th, 2008
On the 27th of Rajab every year, Muslims celebrate Al-Isra Wal Miraj event, in which the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) traveled from Makkah to Jerusalem and from there to the seventh heaven until he reached the presence of Allah Almighty and witnessed the glorious countenance of the Lord of the heavens and the earth.
To celebrate this journey, a programme will be held at Al-Madina Masjid on 29th July 2008, between 4 – 6pm. Part of the objective of organizing such events is to encourage our youth to participate by reciting the glorious Quran, reading nasheeds and naats in praise of the Holy Prophet and delivering shorts talks on Islam.
Please make time to attend this event to encourage children.
Administrator on October 26th, 2007
Eid-ul-Fitr 2007 Lecture (Khutba) delivered at Leeds Makkah Mosque by Imam Hafiz Asim.
Who gains from our acts of worship: Allah or His servant? Why are we ordered to pray, fast, give charity and be good to other human beings? For whose benefit the rules and laws are set down?
The prescribed acts of worship seek to strengthen our relationship with the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth so that we attain inner peace and are in harmony with ourselves and our surroundings. When the relationship is strengthened, a Muslim’s outlook on life changes and he surrenders himself to the will of Allah and Allah showers His blessings on him abundantly. Eid-ul-Fitr is a day when Allah showers His blessings on Muslims for completing the fasts and performing additional virtuous deeds during the month of Ramadan.
Administrator on August 25th, 2007
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has said: “Shaaban is my month”.
Fasting in the Month of Sha’ban
This is a month of asking for forgiveness of sins, fasting, giving alms and charity. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) used to observe fasts in this month more than any other month, excluding the month of Ramadhan. The companion Usama ibn Zaid, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam: “Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Sha’ban so frequently that I have never seen you fasting in any other month.” The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “That (Sha’ban) is a month between Rajab and Ramadan which is neglected by many people. It is a month in which an account of the deeds (of human beings) is presented before the Lord of the heavens and the earth, I wish that my deeds be presented at a time when I am in a state of fasting.”
The night of Deliverance (Laylatul-bara’ah)
This is the night falling between 14th and 15th day of Shaban. There are certain traditions of Prophet (peace be upon him), which indicate the significance of this night; human beings are attended by distinct Divine mercy in this night. ‘Aishah Siddiquah, mother of the believers (radi-Allahu anha) is reported to have said: Once the Prophet, (peace be upon him), performed the late night prayer (Tahajjud) and made a very long sajdah until I feared that he had passed away. When this thought came to my mind, I touched his thumb and the thumb moved, I returned to my bed. Then I heard him saying while prostrating: ‘I seek refuge of Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and I seek refuge of Your pleasure from Your displeasure, and I seek Your refuge from Yourself. I cannot praise You as You deserve to be praised. You are exactly as You have defined Yourself.’ Thereafter, when he raised his head from prostration (sajdah) and finished his prayer, he asked me, ‘Do you know which night is this?’ I said, ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’ He said, ‘This is the middle night of Sha’ban. Allah looks upon His slaves in this night and forgives those who seek forgiveness and bestows His mercy upon those who pray for mercy but keeps those who have malice (against a Muslim) as they were before, (and does not forgive them unless they eradicate the malice from their hearts).’
In another hadith the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “This is the middle night of Shaban. In this night Allah frees a large number of people from the fire of hell, more than the number of the hair growing on the sheep of the tribe Kalb.” Kalb was a tribe which had a very large number of sheep at that time. The hadith refers to the sheep of that tribe to large number of people that are delivered from the Fire due to their sincere repentance in this night.
However, the ahadith also point out that in this night Allah does not even look at a person who associates partners with Allah, or at a person who harbours malice in his heart (against someone), or at a person who cuts off the ties of kinship, or at a man who leaves his clothes extending beyond his ankles (as a sign of pride), or at a person who disobeys his parents, or at a person who is a habitual drinker.”
In this night, a Muslim should seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty, recite the Holy Qur’an, perform dhikr (recitation of the name of Allah) in this night, recite Salah (durood) on Prophet Muhammad, sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
On the 15th of Sha’ban, the day immediately following the Night of Bara’ah, it is mustahabb (advisable) to keep optional fast. As it is noted above, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) regularly observed fast in this month.
Administrator on March 27th, 2007
Insha-Allah, the course material for the weekend classes will be available on this website.
Click here to go the the relevant page. Alternatively, you can click on the ‘Weekend classes’ link on the right-hand menu to go to the page.