Ever wonder why we are encouraged to read Surat Al-Kahf every Friday? There must be a hidden message that Allah wants us to decipher in order for us to reconcile and change. Change our relationship with Allah, with other creation and change within.
As we ponder and reflect through Surat al-Kahf, we find peace and tranquility of the heart, mind and soul in submission to Allah. In this unique course we will study the key stories in this surah to uncover hidden gems for a spiritual revival and personal empowerment. This is not your typical tafseer course. This is a highly action oriented analysis of the key stories found in this fantastic surah.
The 4 stories we will cover include:
- The youth in the cave
- Story of Dhul-qarnayn
- Story of Musa (as) and Khidr
- Story of the 2 friends
There are number of saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet ï·º concerning the virtues of reciting Surah al-Kahf during the day or night of Jumu’ah (Friday).
(i) From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).” [Narrated by al-Daarimi]
(ii) “Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” [Narrated by al-Haakim]
All these virtues compel the believers to study this great chapter of the Quran with much thought and reflection. Join us for an in depth analysis of these stories and learn beautiful lessons for a revival of the mind and soul.
In our analysis we will draw 14 methodologies of practical change including:
- Methodology of gradual change
- Methodology of hope regardless of pain
- Methodology of analysis and solutions
- Methodology of research for actions only
- Methodology of reaching new heights
- Methodology of connecting causes and results
- Methodology of heavenly administration
- Methodology of combining the oceans
- Methodology of managing tests and trials
- Methodology of the elevation of worship
- Methodology of words leads to path
- Methodology of dialogue
- Methodology of choice between resemblance and differences
- Methodology of heavenly care
- Course Length: 16 hours
- Level: Intermediate
- Language: English
- Subject: Quran
- Course Notes:
- Course Notes:
Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
- Course Audio:
Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
- Breaks & Refreshments:
Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
- Q&A Session:
Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
- Student Participation:
Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.
Sajid Ahmed Umar
Sheikh Sajid Umar is the Chairman of AlKauthar Institute. He was born in Leicester, UK. He attended primary and secondary school and college in Harare (Zimbabwe), where he studied IT and obtained a first class degree. Having memorised the Quran at the age of 18 and successfully opening an IT business, he turned his attention towards Islamic studies. He travelled to Riyadh where he enrolled at Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University completing a University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. He continued his studies at al-Imam University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah, and a master’s degree in Judiciary (Qadha) from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-ali li’l-Qada) at al-Imam University. His Master’s Thesis was a Shariah based study of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement concept. He is now pursuing his PhD in the institute of Judiciary in Riyadh, specializing in Fiqh.
He has spent much of his semester breaks teaching various Islamic and development programs for the youth and adults worldwide. These classes ranged from lectures in Masajid, Conferences, Radio, TV and via Online mediums. He has also spent time working on syllabus and curriculum for use in Islamic schools based in the West. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Knowledge International University and a member of their Academic Management Team. His hobbies include building computers to customer specs, book collecting and reading.
Sheikh Sajid is also the ‘Director of Islamic Development’ for Mercy Mission World, AlKauthar and Student’s Guild Lecturer, Chief Islamic Editor for Little Explorers Magazine, and project manager for several media related programs specific to Islamic Satellite Channels.
Sheikh Sajid is married and has two sons, named Abdullah and Ahmed. He has a brown belt in karate, is a keen golfer, swimmer, footballer and cricketer, and has completed several articles and dissertations on the Islamic Sciences.