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Administrator on September 30th, 2012
Take a Journey with the PROPHET MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him) on Every First Sunday of the Month at 6pm at Makkah Masjid.
Seerah Study circles will cover:
- the life of the Final Prophet (peace be upon him) from his birth till departure
- major events in the life of the Prophet and lessons & morals from those events
- the wisdom behind the Prophet’s words and actions
- the relevance of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to our times
- the sublime character of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
The course is taught by Imam Qari Asim.
Brothers & Sisters welcome.
Studying Seerah has tremendous virtues and benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- It increases our love for the Prophet (peace be upon him) and we cannot be true believers until we love him more than everything (Bukhari).
- It increases our understanding of the meaning of the Qur’an itself. We cannot understand the Glorious Qur’an without the seerah.
- It brings about joy and peace to the heart.
- It provides us with the opportunity to explore the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who is described by Allah as the best example to follow. (Q 33:21)
- The Prophet’s life is comprehensive life and serves as a perfect model for human beings to follow in all disciplines of life, as a father, husband, cousin, brother, friend, political leader, militant leader and teacher.
- It provides a precise methodology of the revival of Muslim community (Ummah).
For further details, please see the Poster Seerah Study Circles
Administrator on September 22nd, 2012
All major Muslim organisations in Britain have converged to create a united platform by the name of “Muslim Action Forum”.
Muslim Action Forum, led by 300 of the leading Muslim Scholars and Spiritual Leaders, has organised a mass peaceful demonstration outside the US embassy in London on Sunday 23rd September 2012 at 2pm to express the Muslims’ disgust against the release of reprehensible, inflammable and despicable film.
For further details, please visit: http://www.muslimactionforum.com/connection/index.html
All Muslims are urged to participate in this peaceful demonstration and show their support for this cause.
Administrator on September 20th, 2012
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has called the blasphemous film, Innocence of Muslims, “disgusting and reprehensible”, “inflammable and despicable”
The abhorrent and inflammatory movie is a misleading film about the Muslim faith and in particular, insults Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and depicts him in a derogatory manner.
It has already provoked violence and destruction in many Muslim countries. Before any further damage and destruction is caused, the film should be banned ASAP!!
Please sign the following petition:
Administrator on September 13th, 2012
Leeds Makkah Masjid utterly condemns the release of a trailer for a video mocking the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is revered by over 1.5 billion people around the world. ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ is a vile, deeply offensive and inflammatory film, which forms part of the Islamophobia global phenomena that is aimed at hurting the feelings of Muslims, causing divisions amongst communities and provoking violence.
Muslims are understandably very upset about the derogatory depiction of their Prophet (peace be upon him) in the film but we urge all Muslims not to rise to the provocation and to make their views known in a measured, peaceful and democratic manner.
Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim MBE, said: “It is of profound concern that in recent years, attacks on the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Muslims’ sacred text, the Glorious Qur’an, seem to be on the rise. Such irresponsible and provocative actions, in the name of freedom of speech, will only divide communities and destabilize the world even further.
Muslims are not against freedom of speech but with freedom of speech comes responsibility and a need to respect the views and beliefs of others, which this film fails to do.”
Imam of Makkah Masjid, Qari Asim MBE, said, ”Just as we condemn the disgraceful film, the response of some individuals, who are fuelled by anger and hatred, is also appalling. We unreservedly condemn the killings of the American diplomats, including the US Ambassador, in Libya. We also condemn the attacks on diplomatic facilities in the Middle East.
Muslims must vocalise their discontent at attempts to belittle the honour of the Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) and stand united to defend the persona of the Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) but Islam does not permit people to cause violence, destruction or take the lives of others in the name of protecting the honour of the leader of their faith (peace be upon him).”
The life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) presents a number of instances in which he had the opportunity to retaliate against those who harmed him, but he refrained from doing so in order to enable people to see the mercy and kindness that is contained in the teachings of Islam. One hadith, states: ‘You [Muhammad] do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.’ (Sahih Al-Bukhari).
We must not let extremists, whether those who use artistic means or violence, control the political or religious discourse. It is vital that there is a robust approach to dealing with all forms of extremism so that such reprehensible and offensive materials are not produced, and irresponsible and disgraceful responses to them do not take place again in the future.
People of all faiths and no faith must work harder to counter hatred and develop mutual understanding and respect so that neither profoundly offensive works presenting prophets in a derogatory manner are produced, nor violence and bloodshed is caused in the name of faith,” said Qari Asim MBE.
Administrator on September 24th, 2011
In modern times, many ways of thinking and understanding have emerged. As a result, many divisions have arisen amongst the Muslim community.
It is imperative on Muslims to learn about the true understanding of the faith of Islam as explained by traditional scholars, often referred to as Ahlus sunnah wa’l Jama’ah, and then practice them.
A FREE 12 week course is being offered by Leeds Makkah Masjid, starting from Sunday 25 September 2011, around some of the most hotly debated topics pertaining to Aqa’id (beliefs).
The course will be delievered by Qari Muhammad Asim, Imam of Leeds Makkah Masjid.
The following keys topics will be covered in this course. The purpose of this course is not to “prove” who is right/wrong rather to enhance one’s understanding of the debates that exist around these topics.
- Black Magic & Jinn
- Seeking assistance form other than Allah
- Status of the Prophet, including issues relating to Nur & Bashr
- Saying “Ya Rasulallah” (peace & blessings be upon him)
- Ilm—e-ghaib and Hazir & Naazir
- Visiting Graves
At the end of each topic, there will be a Q&A session.
Brothers and sisiters are welcome.
Date: Every Sunday
Time: After Maghrib prayer
Venue: Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1JY
Administrator on February 24th, 2011
Makkah Masjid is pleased to announce the launch of two booklets, 24 Hours: 100 Actions & Seeking Allah’s Protection complied by Imam of Makkah Masjid and published by Deen Foundation.
24 Hours: 100 Actions by Qari Muhammad Asim
The crown of creation, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is a role model for all Muslims. Every activity in his life was guided by his main objective of living and sharing Allah’s religion for a happy life on Earth and in the Hereafter. His words and actions have been preserved to guide everyone to live a balanced and successful life in this world and attain salvation in the Hereafter.
There are thousands of actions/sunnahs of the Noble Prophet (peace be upon him) that can be performed. Deen Foundation is pleased to launch the publication of a pocket sized booklet containing some of the ahadith which can easily be followed in our daily lives without any difficulty. The booklet provides guidance on every waking moment; from the moment one awakes in the morning to the moment one goes to sleep and all that comes in between, such as eating and drinking, getting dressed, going out to work or study, dealings with one’s family and neighbours and hygiene and appearance.
The pocket sized booklet has been designed so that brothers and sisters can easily remind themselves of these sunnahs in whatever situation they find themselves in. The selected ahadith are a combination of positive actions that should be consciously followed and basic principles that should form part of one’s subconscious mind. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has said: “At the time of corruption, if one revives the Sunnah, one will be rewarded to the equivalent of one hundred martyrs in Islam.” [Baihiqi]
Sponsored by Al-Haqq Education Trust (Leeds, UK).
The booklet is distributed FREE for Isal-e-Thawab of Professor Imam Hafiz Fateh Muhammad (ra), Malik Muhammad Amin and family.
Seeking Allah’s Protection by Qari Muhammad Asim
In today’s fast paced life, when everyone is in search of short cuts to success without suffering any physical and financial loss, we seem to forget the One who controls our affairs. We tend to forget the Prophetic guidance, which has been laid down for us so that we gain peace of mind and remain under the protection of our Lord by staying in touch with Him throughout the day and night.
There are hundreds of supplications made by the Noble Prophet (peace be upon him) seeking Allah’s help in every situation that we face. Deen Foundation is pleased to launch the publication of a pocket sized booklet consisting of some of the ahadith which tell us what we should recite in the morning and evening to save ourselves from any harm and remain under the protection of the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth. The pocket sized booklet has been designed so that brothers and sisters can recite these words while walking, driving, relaxing, waiting around, working at shops or offices. If a person cannot recite in Arabic, then he should at least try to read the translation so that he can derive some benefit from it.
The supplications contained in this booklet are divided into three parts: (1) those supplications that are to be recited in this morning and evening; (2) comprehensive Qur’anic and sunnah supplication/du’a; and (3) salutation/darood on the beloved Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him).
A medicine tends to only work when a patient also considers his diet and refrains from eating those things which will harm him. Similarly, those who refrain from sins will experience the full benefit of supplicating to Allah. If they occasionally make a mistake and commit a sin, they immediately turn to Allah and seek forgiveness from Him. Therefore, it is important to avoid committing sins in order to achieve the benefits of reciting these prayers and remain under the protection of the Lord.
The booklet is distributed FREE for Isal-e-Thawab of Professor Shaykh Hafiz Fateh Muhammad, Malik Muhammad Amin and family.
Administrator on February 14th, 2011
To express happiness, demonstrate joy and delight at the blessed birth of the Last and Final Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Muslims of Leeds, as always, will be holding a number of Eid Milad-un-Nabi events at Makkah Masjid and Madina Masjid.
Spend the Day with the One that You Love the Most
On 14th February 2011, Muslims of Leeds will be spending the day with the one that they love the most – one and only prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). All day long at Al-Madina Jamia Masjid on Brudenell Grove Leeds, Muslims will be doing zikr and fikr and sending slawat/salutations and durood on the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
After the maghrib prayer on 14th Febraury 2011, to mark the night of the blessed birth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) (i.e 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal night), a special gathering of children and adults will be held at Al-Madina Jamia Masjid where talks will be given in honour and praise of Rasullullah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
The main Milad-un-Nabi event will be held on Saturday 19 February from 4pm to 7.30pm to celebrate the birth, life and legacy of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Talks will be given by Scholars of Islam and Nasheed/ Na’at will be sung by renowned Na’at Khawan.
Key Guests will include:
1. Qari Najum-ul-Mustafa - Qari of National Assembley, Pakistan
2. Syed Sabih-ud- Din Rahmani, QTV – http://sabihrehmani.niceboard.biz/forum
3. Allamah Khurshid Alam Sabri – Ummah channel
4. Sahibzada Mustafa Raza Khan, Manchester University
5. Pir Habib-ur- Rahman Mahboobi, Bradford
People of other faiths shall also share their thoughts about the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
All brothers and sisters are warmly invited to what will, insha Allah, be a spiritually uplifting and blessed gathering.
As always, separate facilities will be provided for sisters. Refreshments will also be provided.
It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) came out one day and said, “Yesterday I saw [something] astonishing …I saw a man from my community who was dragging himself on the ṣirāṭ [bridge over hellfire in the hereafter] one time and crawling another time, then the prayers he sent upon me took him by the hand and made him firm on the ṣirāṭ until he crossed it.”
Administrator on December 26th, 2010
End of a year and begining of a New Year is time for reflection and hope. It is time to renew one’s pledge with Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
LOVE OF ALLAH, THE MOST HIGH
According to the Glorious Qur’an, the love of Allah shall increase by following in the footsteps of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim sets out the following 10 ways to enhance one’s love of Allah:
First: Reciting the Glorious Qur’an, reflecting and understanding its meaning and its intent.
Second: Drawing closer to Allah through optional(nafal) deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory duties.
Third: Being continuous in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah, with the tongue, the heart and the limbs, under all circumstances. The more continuant the dhikr, the more love develops and intensifies.
Fourth: Giving precedence to what pleases Allah over personal desires and pleasures.
Fifth: Contemplating and deliberating over the Names and Attributes of Allah.
Sixth: Recognizing and remembering the favors and bounties of Allah – both manifest and hidden.
Seventh: To be humble and submit to the will of Allah – and this is the greatest matter.
Eighth: To be in seclusion reciting the Qur’an, seeking Allah’s forgiveness and repenting to Him, during the last third of every night, which is the time in which Allah descends to the lowest heaven.
Ninth: To sit in the gatherings of the true and sincere lovers of Allah, reaping the fruits of their speech, and not to speak except if there is benefit in it and that you know that such talk will increase you in goodness and that it will benefit others as well.
Tenth: To stay clear of all those causes which distances the heart from Allah.
Adapted from Shaykh Ibn Qayyim’s Madarij-us-Saalikeen
AHADITH ABOUT THE LOVE OF THE PROPHET (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
Sayyiduna Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, ‘None of you will believe until I am more beloved to him than his children, his father and all people.’ (al-Bukhari, Muslim & an-Nasa’i)
Sayyiduna Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him)said, ‘There are three things which cause anyone who takes refuge in them to experience the sweetness of belief – that Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to him than anything else; that he loves a man only for Allah; and that he dislikes the thought of reverting to disbelief as much as he would dislike being cast into the Fire.’ (al-Bukhari & Muslim)
‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) told the Prophet (peace be upon him), ‘I love you more than anything except my soul which is between my two sides’ The Prophet replied, ‘None of you will believe until I am dearer to him than his own soul.’ ‘Umar said, ‘By the One who sent down the Book on you, I love you more than my soul which is between my two sides.’ The Prophet said, ”Umar, now you have it!’ (al-Bukhari)
Administrator on August 4th, 2009
Insha’Allah Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller will be delivering a lecture on Tasawwuf on Wednesday 12th August 2009. The lecture will start at 7.30pm and finish before Maghrib prayer.
Makkah Masjid is a purpose built masjid that was opened in August 2003. It is a three storey building, with the lower floor dedicated specifically for sisters’ use. The masjid has a total capacity of approximately 25000. For this event, brothers will be accommodated in two large halls on the ground and upper floor. Map for Leeds Makkah Masjid
Very good facilities are provided for sisters. There is a separate side entrance which leads directly to the sisters area. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the masjid, or telephone the mobile number as on the poster for the event.
Sheikh Nuh Keller is one of the most authoritative voices of traditional, moderate Islam in the English-speaking world. He embraced over 30 years ago and since then he has devoted himself to the service of Islam.
Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller has a wide following of students including in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, and Australia—as well as Turkey, Pakistan, and the Middle East.
In addition to teaching Sufism, Shaykh Nuh has written several books and articles on a wide range of subjects. Perhaps his most important work to date is the voluminous Reliance of the Traveler, an annotated English translation of ‘Umdat al-Salik, a Shafi’i legal work by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d.769/1368). It contains over six thousand legal rulings, and was the first English translation of an Islamic legal work to be certified by al-Azhar University.
For further details about Sheikh Nuh Keller and his work, please click on the following links:
Tasawwuf is a branch of Islamic knowledge which focuses on the spiritual development of a Muslim. The goal of Tasawwuf is complete submission to the Shariah and Sunnah in order to attain purification of the heart and soul and to develop a deep and strong connection with Allah.
Data Uthman Ali al-Hujwiri (d. 465/1072) states that “Tasawwuf is not composed of practices (rusum) and sciences (‘ulum), but it is akhlaq.”
Wa Llahu lahu ul-haqqi wa huwa yahdis-sabil.
Hasbuna Llahu wahdahu wa ni’mal-wakil.
Wa salli ‘ala Sayyadina Muhammadin
wa aalihi wa sahbihi ajma’in
wal-hamdu li-Llahi rabb il-’alamin.
Truth belongs to Allah; it is He who shows the way.
Allah, alone, suffices us, and what a fine guardian is He!
Blessings upon our Master Muhammad
and his Family and Companions altogether
and praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
Administrator on March 8th, 2008
Alhamdullilah, we are honoured again for the auspicious occasion of Rabi-ul-Awal. The month of the birth of the Essence of Mercy, the most beloved of Allah, the last and final Messenger Muhmammad Mustafa (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has started! Makkah Masjid invites everyone to celebrate and rejoice on this favour of Allah.
In Celebration of the Beloved (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa-Alihi Wasalam), Jalsa Milad-un-Nabi will be held on Sunday 9 March 2008 after Zuhr prayer at 1:30pm.
Let us pray as much as we can and send salutations upon the beloved of Allah to express our love for our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).