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The Hikam - Life's Wisdom: A Manual for the Path to Allah

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Sat, 6 July 2013, 10am | English
Madrasah Aljunied
Soul Ilaahi Pte Ltd
Shaykh Walead Mosaad

course

Fees: $55

This is 2 days discourse in reading the Sacred text of Hikam of Ibn Ataillah which is very important for seeker today.

Ticket is at $55.00 before 10 June 2013 and $65.00 (from 10 June 2013 onwards)

Tickets inclusive notes and light refreshment

(SEATS ARE LIMITED !!)

Tickets available at Wardah Books (58 Bussorah St, near Sultan Mosque, Bank transfer - email at [email protected] and online purchasing - http://lifewisdom.eventbrite.sg/

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Many a times, we feel frustrated that things don't go as we plan and may even end up blaming God for it. What Sidi Ibn ‘Ata is teaching us is that, God is ever with us in His Mercy and how does one advance closer to God with the proper comportment deserving as a servant and knowing what is his Lordship about. Thus the one who is the complete in servanthood is resilience in the sense of his ever wanting to improve himself and be closer to God.

The Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdom) of Sidi Ahmad Ibn Ata'illah (ra) is one of the classic texts of tassawuf. In form it is a collection of aphoristic statements in beautiful Arabic. However it is an ocean of meanings whose outer simplicity often veils one from the depth and profundity of its teachings. Many Masters of knowledge in Islamic tradition have used and recommended it to seekers down the centuries from Sidi Ibn Ata'illah's time in the 7th century of the Hijra.

Ibn ‘Ata' Illah, as a spiritual guide, is concerned in this work with the second moment of this ascent, that of way and works, so begins his book by letting the traveller know that the matter of his spiritual progress is in Allah's hands alone. Discouragement at the inevitable mistakes one makes in the path is a sign of relying on one's deeds rather than on Allah.

This will guide us to understand better our role as servant to Allah swt. It will enhance our hearts to overcome any challenges which we face daily in our life. It connects us with Allah swt at all times. Thus avoiding doing anything bad.

Biography of Shaykh Walead Mosaad

Shaykh Walead Mohammed Mosaad is an educator and researcher in the Islamic and sciences and the humanities.

Amongst his teachers are Shaykh Ahmad Taha Rayyan, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, Shaykh Said Ramadan al-Buti, Dr. Mahmud Masri, Shaykh Bakri al-Tarabishi, and Dr. Ali Hamidullah.

He has completed degrees from al-Azhar University in Cairo, the University of Liverpool, and is currently a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK, where the focus of his research is the intellectual and social history of Egypt prior to the Napoleonic invasion in 1798.

From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi as the Cultural and Education Projects manager, where he developed educational initiatives to address the needs of new Muslims, as well as initiatives to foster cross-cultural and interfaith understanding. In addition to working towards completing his PhD, he is also teaches Islamic theology at the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. He also teaches philosophy and Islamic history at a Cairo
international school.

He lectures on various topics of interest to international audiences, such as interfaith understanding and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition. He has taught or lectured in the US, Canada, Trinidad, Guyana, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Bahrain, Jordan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and the UAE.

Location

Madrasah Aljunied

30 Victoria Lane

Organisers

Soul Ilaahi Pte Ltd

Speakers

Shaykh Walead Mosaad

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