ALC - Module 2

ALC2Module 2

Know the Kernel of Islam: A Practical approach to understanding the deeper aspects of Tawheed.

Summary

These interactive three sessions are aimed at deepening our understanding of Tawheed.
Tawheed is the essence of Islam and may simply mean that God is one. However, it should not be taken in a numerical sense for this understanding of tawhid would not rationally rule out the existence of more than one God. Rather, the concept of tawhid implies the infinite, simple, indivisible and unrivalled essence of God which renders any supposition of associates for God to be rationally impossible.
Moreover, God is depicted in the Qur'an with two different faces. In one face He is the most high and the most inaccessible and nothing resembles him. In the other face He interacts with and is connected to His creation. He is closer to men than their jugular vein, He loves them and men may even obtain the status of being His friends. How can we understand this duality of transcendence and immanence of God at the same time.
People of ma'rifah not only believe in tawhid but live it. Living tawhid means that the heart submits to the supreme reality of existence and harmonizes its will with the overwhelming will of God.
Each of the above issues, namely, Tawheed in essense, Tawheed in actions, and Tawheed in worship will be discussed in one session of the course respectively.

Instructor

Shaykh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour

Instructor Profile

Shaykh Mohammad Saeed Bahmanpour, raised in Iran, studied at Queen Mary College London, the London School of Economics and the Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran. He has been editor of several cultural, religious and political magazines, a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge and the principal of the Islamic College. His latest book, The Idols Will Fall, was published in 2009. A graduate of the Qum Seminary who is known for his tafsir lectures, Shaykh Bahmanpour is currently based at the Islamic Centre of England promoting inter and intra-faith activities.

Dates

3 week module to be conducted on Saturdays 17th, 24th & 31st January 2015.

Time

5:30pm-7:00pm (to include Q&A)

Venue

Al Mahdi Centre

Course fee

£30 for the entire module.
Students receive a 40% discount.
Subsidies available upon request (in confidence).
Donations requested.

Registration

Participants are required to register by sending your Name, Contact Number, Email and the date on which the course fees have been paid to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Limited places available. Your place will only be secured upon receipt of your required details by email or a hardcopy alongside payment of the non-refundable course fees. Places will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

Al Mahdi Centre
Fontley Road
Titchfield, Fareham
Hampshire. PO15 6QR
England

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