Tuesday, 14 April 2009

family day in the yarra ranges

the picturesque yarra ranges (source of the yarra river pictured above) hosted our quarterly family day out on 12/4/2009 attended by approximately 40 families from both victorian ahlus sunnah wal jamaah centres.
plenty of food to go around alhamdulillah, we had enough left over for the brothers who came in the afternoon for the mountain drive
warm up for the inevitable soccer showdown

Blog update

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Thursday, 2 April 2009

youth centre now open

BarakAllahu lahum the shura and youth committee has refurbished the bookshop and coffee lounge into an islamic youth centre.

the youth can now play table tennis, fooze ball, air hockey or just kick back, socialise and read the latest titles.

books, dvds, perfume and other products are still available.

Thursday, 19 March 2009


Sheikh Bakr Abu Zayd (May Allah have mercy on him) said, “The one who does not master the fundamentals shall never achieve,” “The who attempts to attain knowledge all at once, it shall depart from him all at once,” and it is also said, “The crowding together (of different subjects of) knowledge in one’s hearing leads one’s understanding astray.”

Therefore, it is necessary to lay the foundations in every subject that one studies by mastering a brief foundational text concerning the subject under the direction of a proficient teacher, not by himself. And he should acquire knowledge in stages.

Allah says, “And it is the Qur’an which we have divided (into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And we have revealed it by stages.” (17:106)

Sheikh Bakr also states:

The ideal in seeking knowledge is that one who learns from instructions of teachers. Knowledge should be acquired from the mouths of men, not from scrolls or books. The first way constitutes building a connection through one who speaks, and this is the teacher. The second way is through the book, which is lifeless, so how can it give you a connection?

It has been said, “Anyone who enters knowledge alone shall depart alone.” This means that anyone who who begins to seeking knowledge without a teacher shall depart from it without knowledge. Knowledge is a craft, and every craft requires a craftsman. Therefore, it is necessary to learn it from an expert teacher.

As-Safadi said:

For this reason, the scholars say, “Do not take knowledge from a Suhufi, nor from a Mushafi,” meaning: do not read the Qur’an to someone who only read from a mushaf, nor Ahaadeeth or anything else to someone who acquired knowledge of that from Suhuf (scrolls).

Al-Awza’i used to say, “This knowledge was noble, men would acquire it from one another. However, when it entered the books, those who were not qualified for it entered it.”

The one who studies the life of Imam Muslim will find that he had many teachers to who he travelled in order to learn from them. Adh-Dhahabi arranged them alphabetically and they reached two hundred and twenty teachers who he narrated from in his Sahih.

Extracted from The Biography of Imam Muslim bin Al-Hajjaj by Salahuddin Ali Abdul Mawjood - DARUSSALAM.


Saturday, 14 March 2009


The bookshop is currently closed to make way for the upcoming youth centre, however books are still currently available just contact the us and leave a message, we will be opening another dedicated bookshop in the future inshaallah.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Times of congregational prayer in the centre as of 13/03/09

FAJR - 6:15 AM

ZUHR - 1:45 PM

ASR - 5:30 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 9:30 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:30 PM

Note Fajr is moving back at the moment but we are keeping Isha a bit later still

Saturday, 21 February 2009

beach day sunday 22nd feb

the long awaited beach day for brothers is tomorrow bi'ithnillah if you haven't paid yet you can pay tonight at the centre, for more details email us or call the centre.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Payer Times in the centre as of 9/2/09

its been a while since ive updated the blog for prayer times i apologise for that

FAJR - 5:45 AM

ZUHR - 1:45 PM

ASR - 5:30 PM

MAGHRIB - please refer to calendar

ISHA - 10:00 PM

JUMU'AH - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Al Furqan beach day

Alhamdulillah, brothers from our youth committee have organised a beach day bbq at a relatively secluded beach, the date is on a sunday to be announced, i will post the flier shortly.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Camp video

Brother Abu Zayed hafithahaallah our Dawah comittee manager produced this 17MB video from our recent camp.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Points from todays khutbah

Alhamdulillah wasalatu wasalaam 'ala muhammad wa 'ala alihi wa sahbih.

Todays sermon as we would hope like the sermons in most of the muslim world was influenced by the current events in our heartland, close to the third holiest place masjid al aqsa, these events alhamdulillah have started to wake the sleeping ummah inshaallah for the better, may Allah guide us all back to the deen and forgive all our sins and give us the best success.

The khateebs main points included:
  • situation in gaza is another episode in the struggle between islam and kufr
  • khateeb used the examples from the quran to see why the oppressors are so cruel as in surat buruj verses 7&8 "And they witnessed what they were doing against the believers (i.e. burning them) , They had nothing against them, except that they believed in Allah, the All-Mighty, Worthy of all Praise!" and surat al-maidah part of verse 82 "Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) are the Jews and those who are polytheists..."
  • the issue of particularly targetting HAMAS was because they proved to be able to govern its people and give inspiration of future islamic states in the muslim lands, but their destiny in the eyes of the disbelievers was to destroy them like the islamic movements in algeria, somalia, afghanistan, chechnya and others
  • the whole situation didn't come overnight, for decades their plots were being formed including destruction of the khilafah, deals with the british, infiltrating political and media circles and silencing opposing ideas.
  • as it didnt happen overnight, it will not finish over night, the solution has to start with the muslims returning tpo their deen and calling others to it.
  • and the end will be with the army of the believers with Eisa (Jesus) peace be upon him, fighting the dajjal (false messiah) army.

Monday, 5 January 2009

2009 camp conclusion

Alhamdulillah wa salat wa salaam 'ala rasulallah

Alhamdulillah the camp went well, victorian brothers all arrived safely home by this morning and some who left early arrived sunday, may Allah reward the brothers who organised the event and the masheikh who came to benefit us with their knowledge.

There was many activities and state of origin competitions including soccer, water polo and volleyball, we also had rowboating, bushwalking and islamic lectures.

On a saddening note, the zionist aggression on gaza escalated and we had a phone link with a doctor in one of gazas hospitals, he described an alarming and tragic situation in general and spoke of the overwhelmed hospitals and lack of medical supplies and the suffering of the people.

From the day we arrived almost every salat the imam would make qunoot asking Allah to aid the muslims in gaza and around the world.

May Allah guide the ummah back to the deen and may He make the oppressors suffer in this life and the next.