Sunday, 28 December 2008

supplicate for the ummah and the people of gaza in particular

with the news of large scale attacks against gaza, ongoing threats and blockades by the zionist occupation, many fresh images of the unnecessary destruction of buildings and of the suffering and abuse of the population, i bring a reminder.

do not sit back and say 'what can i do?' you can do something, are you a muslim? then at the very least you have to hate the suffering and oppression of your fellow muslims in your heart, and by your tongue you have to make duaa, supplicate to Allah to ease their suffering and hasten their mourning and remove the oppressors from our land, and supplicate that Allah unites the ummah again so we are not so weak to be abused and humiliated as we are now.

the following is a relevant excerpt from islamQA fatwa #7837 ( How can we support our brothers who are in need or who have suffered disasters?)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The relationship of the believer towards the people of faith is like that of the head to the body. The believer feels the pain of the people of faith just as the body feels the pain of the head.” (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad).

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) neatly summed up the ways in which a believer can support his fellow-believer. He said:There are different ways of supporting a fellow believer: with one’s wealth, with one’s position of

authority or power, by means of physical service, by offering sincere advice and guidance, by making supplication (du’aa’) and asking for forgiveness for them, and by feeling their pain. The level of one’s support will be affected by the level of one's faith. The weaker a person's faith, the weaker his support will be; the stronger the faith, the stronger the support. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was the greatest of all people in his support for his companions, so the more closely his followers follow him, the greater will be their support for their fellow-believers. (al-Fawaa’id, 1/171)

Saturday, 27 December 2008

camp reminder

Just a quick reminder about the camp, the bus is almost booked out, contact us ASAP if you still want to come and haven't confirmed, we are leaving on the 31st bi'ithnillah.

main points of todays sermon 26/12/08

alhamdulillah wa sallaallahu ala muhammad

Today the khateeb, may Allah have preserve him, spoke mainly about the issue of the christmas and what it is and what it means to muslims. As most of us know christmas is not part of christianity and certainly not part of islam, rather it is a pagan festival modified by the christian movement in order to ease the pagans into christianity, there is many researches, by non muslims, about this issue so i don't need to go into details here.

In the second part the khateeb, may Allah bless him, mentioned firstly about the ruling of celebrating and congratulating non muslims on their festival days and then mentioned other innovated acts practiced these days.
The khateeb quoted several scholars including imam ibnul qayyim who said: "Congratulating the disbelievers on the rituals that belong only to them is forbidden by consensus(ijma'), as is congratulating them on their festivals and fasts by saying ‘A happy festival to you’ or ‘May you enjoy your festival,’ and so on. If the one who says this has been saved from disbelief, it is still forbidden. It is like congratulating someone for prostrating to the cross, or even worse than that. It is as great a sin as congratulating someone for drinking wine, or murdering someone, or having illicit sexual relations (outside marriage), and so on. Many of those who have no respect for their religion fall into this error; they do not realize the offensiveness of their actions. Whoever congratulates a person for his disobedience or bid’ah or kufr exposes himself to the wrath and anger of Allaah."

many more similar statements were made by scholars to the same effect, for more detail on these rulings you can visit sheikh saleh al-munajids website with the following links:
http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/947
http://www.islamqa.com/en/cat/148/ref/islamqa/1130
http://www.islamqa.com/en/cat/148/ref/islamqa/11427

As for other innovated acts these include birthdays and saints feast days, the prophet SAWS instructed us on two yearly festivals, eid al fitr and eid al adha, and the weekly (lesser) eid which is jumaah (friday), and he SAWS never celebrated a persons birthday and in fact warned us in authentic narrations to not exaggerate his status as the christians did with prophet jesus peace be upon him, such innovated festivals are useless and forbidden whether it has a good intention or not as the prophet SAWS said said: “Whoever does something that is a not part of this matter of ours (Islam) will have it rejected”.

So the khutbah was alhamdulillah a timely reminder about these issues which certainly we see a lot of in the ummah and we ask Allah, Al Hadiy, to guide the ummah back to the straight way, reestablish the khilafat and assist those who are striving for that in every vocation.

Subhanaka rabbana wa bihamdika ashhadu anlaa ilaha illa allah astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayka.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Paintball aftermath

Alhamdulillah our first paintball experience went well today, with 24 participating brothers making two teams, i think everyone was exhausted by the time we left and everyone has at least one bruise they can show off to their families, i have heaps including 4 on my head but as the supervisor said 'this is an extreme sport', so i say a few bruises afterward doesn't spoil the great fun that one has painting your opponents orange.

thankyou to the organising brothers jazahumallahu khayran, and thankyou to the venue staff, who provided a safe and fun experience for us.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Mind Body Spirit Festival November 2008

Here is glimpse of our work at the mind body Spirit festival this past november, may Allah azza wa jal greatly reward those who participated and sponsored our presence at the event.

Video is 10mb


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Sunday, 14 December 2008

upcoming ASWJ camp 2009

for melbourne bookings, contact brother tamer, email us for his number or call into the centre.

click on poster image to view:

paintball deferred for next weekend

paintball for brothers is canceled today because of rain and shura decision, next weekend inshaallah its on, any brothers returning from hajj will also be able to participate bi'ithnillah there is still positions available, please come down to the centre to sign up or ring us.

cost is $50 for the morning and 200 paintballs, $20 for extra 100 paintballs or cheaper for larger amounts, we will probably have a bbq afterwards but that is to be confirmed transport is your own or carpool with others venue is in cockatoo about 40 mins away.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Prayer times in the centre as of 12/12/08

FAJR - 4:30 AM

ZUHR - 1:30 PM

ASR - 5:30 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 10:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

eid mubarak

Alhamdulillah wa salatallahu ala muhammad wa 'ala alihi wa sahbihi.
to my brothers and sisters in islam asalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu
to other viewers asalaamu 'ala manitaba al huda

Eid mubarak wa taqabalallahu minna wa minkum

as you can see our blog has been neglected since our blog hero and example of the best of us, abul-layth hafithahallah, has left the comfort of his family and homeland in order to seek beneficial knowledge, may Allah azza wa jal make us all sincere to Him and forgive our sins and shortcomings and make us all saaliheen.

inshaallah i will update as best i can and as regularly as i can, again our intention here is to keep our people aware of what we are doing down here, and to bring attention and support to our dawah, without diverting attention from the main ASWJ website, may Allah grant us success and reward accordingly His deserving servants.

watch this space as inshaallah shortly we will present:
  • updated prayer times at the musallah
  • mind body spirit festival report including a video of the event
  • annual camp announcement (1-4 jan 2009 in Sydney)
  • paintball skirmish this weekend 12 dec (contact us soon as deposit is required tomorrow)

jazakumallahu khayran wasalaamu alaykum.




Sunday, 23 November 2008

Mind Body Spirit Festival

28 - 30 NOVEMBER 2008 

MELBOURNE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Open 10am - 7pm daily
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Student: $13.00

Children under 14 free
All enquiries phone:
03 9276 5555

Mind, Body and Spirit Festival aims at attracting audience that seeks alternative means to gaining inner peace, self development and guidance to life general.  Our Dawah seeks to present ISLAM as the ultimate way, informing the wider community.  For discounted Ticket call Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre

Friday, 31 October 2008

Prophetic Traditions from today's 'Khutbah'

The Prophet of Allaah, Muhammad ibn Abdullaah (peace be upon him) has been reported to of said, "The thing that I fear most for you is the minor Shirk; Riyaa."

"Should I not inform you of that which I fear for you even more than the dangers of Dajjaal? It is the hidden Shirk; A person stands to pray, and he beautifies his prayer because he seeas the people looking at him."

"O People! Fear this Shirk (meaning riyaa), for it is more inconspicous than the crawling of an ant."

“The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I fought for You until I died a martyr.’ He will say: ‘You have lied - you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: ‘He is courageous.’’ And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Qur’an. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Qur’an for Your sake.’ He will say: ‘You have lied - you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: ‘He is learned.’’ And you recited the Qur’an that it might be said [of you]: ‘He is a reciter.’ And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I left no path [un-trodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake.’ He will say: ‘You have lied - you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: ‘He is open-handed.’’ And so it was said. Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.”

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Prayer Times In The Centre - Effective as of 26 November

FAJR - 4:45 AM

ZUHR - 1:30 PM

ASR - 5:30 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 10:00 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:30 PM

Thursday, 16 October 2008

SATURDAY NIGHT WITH SHEIKH ABU AYMAN BACK!

As-salaamu'alaikum,

Saturday night 'fiqh' class with Sheikh Abu Ayman for brothers is back. It will be run from Maghrib to Isha and the book being studied is Hafiz Ibn Hajar's Bulugh al Maram.
A video link up will running for the sisters in the coffee shop.

For more details please phone 9548 1770

23 November 2008

Sheik Muhammad Omran Saturday Night - Hadeeth Class is seated by Sheikh Abu Talha, the circle of knowledge continued as ussual, following the Sheik's absence, trip overseas - understanding our present day events, how one is to relate, following to the Islamic teachings.

Our Sheikh will commence his class this Saturday, insha'allah.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Day Light Savings is Here!! - PRAYER TIMES IN CENTRE

FAJR - 6:00 AM

ZUHR - 1:30 PM

ASR - 5:00 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 9:00 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

PRAYERS TIME IN THE CENTRE

FAJR - 5:00AM

ZUHR - 1:00PM

ASR - 4:00 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 8:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:OO PM

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

EID MUBARAK!

as-salaamu'alaikum,

It is official.

The Board of Imams have announced Eid will be tomorrow (Wednesday 1st of October).

May Allaah ta'ala bless and accept from you all!

was-salaamu'alaikum

Monday, 22 September 2008

Thursday, 18 September 2008

BROTHER'S IFTAR

Just a reminder that Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre will be holding the Friday and Saturday night 'Brother's Iftar' from 6pm with Taraweeh Prayers for families from 8:30 pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to come and worship.

PRAYER TIMES IN THE CENTRE

FAJR - 5:15 AM

ZUHR - 1:00PM

ASR - 4:00 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 8:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:OO PM

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Monday, 8 September 2008

PRAYER TIMES AS OF MONDAY 8th OF SEPTEMBER

FAJR - 5:30 AM

ZUHR - 1:00PM

ASR - 4:00 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 8:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:OO PM

Sunday, 7 September 2008

VIDEO - Annual Iftar

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Ramadan Timetable - Week 2 of Ramadan

Sunday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by the Amir of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah Association of Australia (Victorian branches), Abu Talha.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Monday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with the annual Al-Furqan Islamic Quiz.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Tuesday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Br. Abu Abdullah (KSA).

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Wednesday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Amir Abu Talha.

Imam:- Br. Abu Abdullah (KSA).

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Thursday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with the annual Al-Furqan Islamic Quiz.

Imam:- Br. Abu Abdullah (KSA).

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Friday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Br. Abu Abdullah (KSA) and brothers iftar.

Imam:- Br. Abu Abdullah (KSA).
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Saturday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30pm) with a talk by the Amir of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah Association of Australia, Sheikh Abu Ayman and brothers iftar.

Imam:- Br. Ameer as-Sooree (KSA).

Saturday, 6 September 2008

SATURDAY IN THE CENTRE

Saturday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30pm) with a talk by the Amir of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah Association of Australia, Sheikh Abu Ayman.

Plus, special Annual Al-Furqan Iftar for local Imams and Islamic Personalaties.
Brothers welcome to come, break fast, enjoy a wonderful meal and worship Allaah together (In shaa Allaah).

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

Friday, 5 September 2008

Reminder for TONIGHT

Friday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Abu Abdullah (KSA) and brothers iftar*.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

*All food will be provided for. Jazaakumullaahu khayran!

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Ramadan Timetable - Week 1 of Ramadan

Sunday - First night of Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by the Amir of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah Association of Australia (Victorian branches) Abu Talha.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Monday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with the annual Al-Furqan Islamic Quiz.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Tuesday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Abu Abdullah (KSA).

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Wednesday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Abu Talha.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Thursday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with the annual Al-Furqan Islamic Quiz.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Friday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30 pm) with a short talk by Abu Abdullah (KSA) and brothers iftar.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

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Saturday - Taraweeh prayers (after Isha at 8:30pm) with a talk by the Amir of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah Association of Australia, Sheikh Abu Ayman. Plus, special Annual Al-Furqan Iftar for local Imams and Islamic Personalities.

Imams:- Sheikh Abu Umar (Iraq) & Br. Hamid Musa (KSA).

TARAWEEH WILL COMMENCE TONIGHT

aS-Salaamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullaah,

Taraweeh prayers will commence tonight after Salaat al-Isha (8:30pm) in the Centre. The first ten days of Ramadan will be led by Sh. Abu Umar (Iraq) and his student Br. Hamid Musa (KSA). Haamid being the first ever Imam for Taraweeh in the Centre (may Allaah accept from them). Both men Allaah Ta'ala has blessed with memorisation of the whole Qur'aan.

A note for sisters wanting to attend the prayer. It is requested that they do not bring children with them as the facilities to accommodate such are not available.

Jazaakumullaahu khayran

waS-Salaamu 'alaikum wa Rahmatullaah
Abul Layth

Saturday, 30 August 2008

PRAYER TIMES IN THE CENTRE

FAJR - 5:45 AM

ZUHR - 1:00PM

ASR - 3:45 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 8:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:OO PM

VIDEO: PREPERATION FOR RAMADAN - 14 mins +

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Last Saturday night as part of his series on "Preperation For Ramadan", Sheikh Abu Ayman continued by addressing the brothers in the Centre. Above is a short snippet of that talk. For more information and lectures on Ramadan please visit www.SheikhOmran.com

Friday, 29 August 2008

RAMADAN TIMETABLE


Please click on pic to enlarge

Thursday, 28 August 2008

SPECIAL UPDATE :: Confirmation for Start of Ramadan - EMAIL FROM ICV

Dear All,

Assalamu`alaikum

The Islamic Council of Victoria has been advised by the Victorian Board of Imams that the first day of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan will be Monday 1st September, 2008. The first Tarawih prayer will therefore commence the night before on the August 31st.

The ICV executive committee, staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a very blessed Ramadan.

Kind
regards,
Wassalam

admin@icv.org.au
www.icv.org.au

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

PRAYER TIMES IN THE CENTRE

FAJR - 5:45 AM

ZUHR - 1:00PM

ASR - 3:45 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 8:00 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:OO PM

Sunday, 24 August 2008

DR. IBRAHIM DREMALI VISITS AL-FURQAN


Those brothers who attended the pre-Conference talk of Dr. Ibrahim Dremali.


Dr. Ibrahim Dremali explaining the first chapter of the Qur'an, Surat ul Fatiha.


Stay tuned as the audio lecture of this inspirational and knowledge packed lecture will be uploaded soon (In shaa Allaah).

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR

as-salaamu'alaikum,
Just a short video of some of the renovations that have been under way and will be (bi'idhnillaah) finished by the month of Ramadan.

video

Sheikh Abu Ayman


Born in Amman, Jordan on the 13th of June 1957, Sheikh Mohammad Jamal Omran Al-Qurayshi Al-Hashimi, descendant of the family of our beloved Rasulullah (SAW), had the love of preaching Islam in his blood. Both his father and grandfather were fluent in the Qur'an.

He is a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah and has studied with some of the biggest scholars of our time including Sheikh al-Albaanee, Sheikh Mukhtar Shanqeetee and Sheikh ibn Baz (may Allah shower mercy on them) just to name a few.

Sheikh Abu Ayman is the Secretary General of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah Association of Australia.

For more information, please visit -

www.aswj.com.au

www.sheikhomran.com

http://sunnahfollowers.net

PRE-RAMADAN ACTIVITIES

As preparation for Ramadan, the brothers and sisters of Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre are putting a lot of time and effort into renovations. The prayer area, bookstore and coffee lounge already look fantastic but hopefully just in time for the Blessed Month the place will look even better, so all who come can feel even more relaxed and enjoy the spiritual Ramadan experience in Australia.

Anyone interested in donating money or their services to the Centre, please contact us on (03) 9548 1770 or drop into the Centre during one of the scheduled prayer times.

PRAYER TIMES IN THE CENTRE

as-salaamu'alaikum,
Below are the current prayer times in the Centre for brothers. Please, continue checking for updates and for the Ramadan time table (In shaa Allaah).



Fajr:- 6:00 pm

Zuhr:- 1:00 pm

Asr:- 3:30 pm

Maghrib:- According to calendar

Isha:- 8:oo pm

Jumu'ah:- 1:00 pm


Thursday, 21 August 2008

What is the origin of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah?

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Allah says (interpretation of the meaning), “The mosques of Allah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day; perform As-Salaah (Iqaamat-as-Salaah), and give Zakah and fear none but Allah. It is they who are on true guidance” [al-Tawbah 9:18]

Ibn Majaah narrated from Jaabir ibn Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow’s nest or even smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.”



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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Where Are We?!


Al-Furqan

Islamic Information Centre

5 Wardale Road,
Springvale South
Victoria - 3172
Ph. (03) 9548 1770

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