Tafsir of Surah Al-Fateha and Q & A session in Belfast Islamic Centre by Ameer of Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland

February 8, 2014

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On the 7th February 2014 after Isha prayer Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri delivered a detailed lecture on the Tafsir of Surah Al-Fateha in Belfast Islamic Centre.

The Shaykh was invited by the Management of Belfast Islamic Centre to spend the day with the Muslim Community of Northern Ireland. The Shaykh during the day delivered 2 lectures on Jumah. Due to the popularity of these lectures in the evening a high number of attendees participated in the Halaqah of Tafsir of Surah Al-Fateha by Shaykh Muhammad Umar.

The Halaqah commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran of the verses of Surah Al-Fateha by Qari Abbas Ali Khan. The lecture of Shaykh Muhammad Umar started at 8pm and was supposed to be 45 minuted but the audience enjoyed the thought provoking and enlightening speech so much that it was extended for another 45 minutes. The Shaykh’s lecture ended at 9:30pm and a Q & A session was held for another hour in which many brothers asked various question related to Islam to the Shaykh.

The Shaykh started the lecture by highlighting the uniqueness of the revelation of the Holy Quran compared with previous Divine revelations. The Shaykh gave first a detailed talk on the importance of Tafsir of the Holy Quran and the different sciences that are required for one to understand and apply the verses of the Holy Quran.

The Shaykh then mentioned that the reason he chose the Tafsir of Surah Al-Fateha for the lecture was that this is a Surah that is recited many times during the day by believers. This is why it is important to specially have studied the Tafsir of this Surah. Also the Tafsir of this Surah will inspire and motivate many to study the Tafsir of many other Surah’s of the Holy Quran.

The Shaykh explained the various meanings of “Ta Awwuz” and “Tas Miya” and then explained the verses of Surah Al-Fateha. This was for many the first time to listen to such a lecture which discussed in dept the meanings of Al-Fateha.

After the lecture a Q & A session was held in brothers asked questions related to Tafsir, Fiqh, Self Purification, Marriage and the concept of Jihad. The Shaykh answered all questions in detail in the light of Quran and Sunnah.

The brothers thanked the Shaykh for visiting Belfast Islamic Centre and enlightening them with his wonderful speech and requested that he visits Belfast Islamic Centre on regular basis so the Muslim Community of Northern Ireland can benefit from the knowledge and experience that Almighty Allah has bestowed upon Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri.

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