Silence No More: Hearing The Voices Of The Opressed
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or is oppressed". A man inquired: "O Messenger of Allah! I [understand why I would] help him when he is oppressed, but how can I help him when he is an oppressor?" He (ﷺ) said, "You can keep him from committing oppression. That will be your way of helping him." For too long, when faced with cases of abuse and mistreatment, many in our community often chose to look the other way, to brush such issues under the rug and pretend that no problem exists. Instead of gaining the support they so desperately need, victims are forced to lead a life of silence and isolation out of fear of being shunned, ignored, or ostracized. Fear. Silence. Guilt. Shame. This cannot go on any longer. These emotions must be replaced by comfort, sympathy, empathy, and support. The shackles of silence must give way to empowerment and a voice. Please join us at Masjid DarusSalam for our monthly seminar this coming Friday addressing the role of the Muslim community in curbing the crisis of abuse. Speaker: Shaykh Sa'ad Quadri
2/23/2018 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
DarusSalam Seminary Campus Benefit Dinner - Preserving our Faith
As-Salamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh! When the DarusSalam project in its current form was originally envisioned, some may have viewed it as overly ambitious or even unachievable. Yet with the tawfīq of Allāh, the hard work of our staff and volunteers, and the generous support of our community, we were blessed with a vibrant center of Islāmic learning. Now the time has come to take our vision to the next level. We are turning to you for your support. On a daily basis, DarusSalam Academy holds 98 instructional periods for over 22 classes. Currently, our campus has only 4 dedicated classrooms. If you visit DarusSalam during school hours, you will be unable to find a space of our facility that is not being used as a makeshift classroom; musallahs, lobbies, hallways, and even the funeral preparation room are currently being used as classrooms for our students. As multiple classes are added with each year, our need for expansion is dire. ***DarusSalam Seminary Campus*** Alhamdulillah, plans are well under way for Phase Two of DarusSalam: The Seminary Campus. Featuring dedicated school buildings, a gymnasium, research library and more, this facility will become home to our growing student body for decades to come, inshaAllah. This is an amazing opportunity to invest. An investment into a project of this nature will produce perpetual returns. It is a ṣadaqah jāriyah, a charitable donation that will benefit one in both this world and the next. Let us come together. Brothers and sisters, we cannot afford to lose out on this opportunity. ***Benefit Dinner with Shaykh Omar Suleiman*** Saturday, January 27, 2018, we will be holding the first Benefit Dinner for this project. We cordially invite you to join us and to be a part of DarusSalam's vision of developing spiritual and intellectual leaders who will become the torch-bearers of our deen in America, inshaAllah. Speakers Include: - Shaykh Omar Suleiman (Keynote) - Mufti Abdullah Waheed - Mufti Minhajuddin Ahmed - Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed ***Seminary Campus Benefit Dinner*** Venue: Shalimar Banquets (280 E North Ave, Addison, IL 60101) Time: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 5pm Individual Ticket: $100 Family Ticket: $200 Table of 10: $1,000 -------- We hope to see all of you there inshaAllah. Please spread the word with friends and family. Purchase your ticket today. - MasjidDS.org/Dinner Jazakallah Khair The Angels Await
1/27/2018 5:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
DS Sirah Conference 2017: Paragon of Perfection
A common complaint that is heard when addressing the sirah of our beloved Prophet ﷺ is that most literature, lectures, and conferences dedicated to the topic focus primarily on events rather than personality. While it is undoubtedly important to acquaint ourselves with the timeline of dates, incidents, migrations, and battles that took place during the life of the Messenger ﷺ, it is equally necessary if not more so to become familiar with his impeccable character and sublime conduct. This aspect has traditionally been addressed in the shama’il genre. Drawing inspiration from erudite scholars like Imam al-Tirmidhi, the aim of DarusSalam Foundation’s second annual Sirah Conference, titled Paragon of Perfection, is to reflect on the various roles of Rasulullah ﷺ, drawing lessons that can be applicable in our modern context. We will examine the Prophet ﷺ in his capacity as: - A teacher - A husband and father - An activist - A leader - A counselor - A businessman - Most importantly, a slave and worshipper of Allah “Indeed, within the Prophet ﷺ lies for you an excellent example” (Ahzab 21). Please join us to learn the example of our Beloved ﷺ and how it can serve as a guiding light for all aspects of our own lives. Please share this event with friends & family. Free Registration @ www.MasjidDS.org/sirahconference/
12/16/2017 12:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
The Art Of Marriage - Strengthening The Bonds Of Marriage
“Another of His signs is that He created spouses from among yourselves for you to live with in tranquility: He ordained love and kindness between you. There truly are signs in this for those who reflect” (Rum 21). Marriage is arguably the most crucial step a person will take in his or her life. However, we find that we exert most of our efforts to ensure that trivial things like the wedding hall, food, or invitations will be perfect, while neglecting issues of far greater priority. Please join us for our November monthly seminar on the topic of marriage, delivered by the renowned scholar Sh. Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari, who will explore the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of marriage. The following topics will be explored: Before marriage: ► What qualities to look for in a prospective spouse. ► How to go about searching for a spouse. ► Rules of interaction during engagement. ► Assisting your children in the process. ► Are forced marriages permissible? What about arranged marriages? The wedding: ► Integrals of marriage. ► Recommended actions of marriage. ► How a nikah is conducted. ► What is the role of the wali? ► How to ensure your walima is sunna-compliant. During marriage: ► Rules of interaction with one’s in-laws. ► Fiqh of sexual relations. ► Resolving marital disputes and conflicts. ► Providing children with an Islamic upbringing. Timings: November 17-19 Friday (FREE) - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday - 9:00 am - 1:15 pm For more Information - http://masjidds.org/theartofmarriage/ ------------- Shaykh Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (UK) is a traditionally trained Islamic scholar who has studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh in different parts of the world including the UK, Pakistan and Syria. His Shuyukh/teachers include his father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and others. He has received authorizations (ijazahs) in various Islamic disciplines including the six major collections of Hadith and the science of issuing religious verdicts (Fatwa). His authored works include: Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations, Elucidation of Forty Hadiths on Marriage, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam, The Issue of Shares and Simplified Rules of Zakat, and is widely known for providing answers to people’s everyday issues and comprehensive fiqh related articles; which can be found at his website www.daruliftaa.com ---- We encourage all to join us for this blessed event. For those who intend on traveling from different states, we will have information shortly regarding hotels. Jazakallah khair, Please spread this special event with friends and family. The Angels Await,
11/19/2017 12:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Blissful Union - Maintaining A Happy Marriage
“Another of His signs is that He created spouses from among yourselves for you to live with in tranquility: He ordained love and kindness between you. There truly are signs in this for those who reflect” (Rum 21). Please join us for our November monthly seminar on the topic of marriage, delivered by the renowned scholar Sh. Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari, who will explore the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of marriage. ***THIS IS A FREE INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF MARRIAGE WORKSHOP*** - See Here - http://www.MasjidDS.org/TheArtOfMarriage ---- Shaykh Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (UK) is a traditionally trained Islamic scholar who has studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences including Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir), Hadith and Fiqh in different parts of the world including the UK, Pakistan and Syria. His Shuyukh/teachers include his father, Shaykh Mawlana Adam, Shaykh Yusuf Motala, Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi and others. He has received authorizations (ijazahs) in various Islamic disciplines including the six major collections of Hadith and the science of issuing religious verdicts (Fatwa). His authored works include: Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations, Elucidation of Forty Hadiths on Marriage, Birth Control & Abortion in Islam, The Issue of Shares and Simplified Rules of Zakat, and is widely known for providing answers to people’s everyday issues and comprehensive fiqh related articles; which can be found at his website www.daruliftaa.com ---- We encourage all to join us for this blessed event. For those who intend on traveling from different states, we will have information shortly regarding hotels. Jazakallah khair, Please spread this special event with friends and family. The Angels Await,
11/17/2017 7:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
The Power of Ambition: Achieving Success Through High Aspiration
The desire to succeed is one that is present in every individual, irrespective of the particular goals each individual has. If you were to ask a group of successful individuals how is it that they achieved their success, each one would have a different reply. What they all have in common, however, is this; they all had lofty aspirations. As Muslims, we are taught by Rasulullah ﷺ to strive for ihsan (excellence) in all our endeavors, be they worldly or deeni. It is not sufficient to settle for mediocrity. Rasulullah ﷺ said "When you ask Allah [for paradise], ask Him for Firdaws". This ambition is the driving force that allows us to reach our goals. Without it, success becomes impossible. Please join us this Friday, October 20 after 'Isha (7:45pm) for our monthly seminar "The Power of Ambition: Achieving Success Through High Aspirations" with Shaykh Akef Habbal. ----------- About Shaykh Akef - Shaykh Akef Habbal was born in Montreal, Canada. He graduated from a six-year program at Madrasah Khusrufiyyah in Aleppo, Syria. Thereafter he earned his bachelor's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Damascus, where he then continued to study master's level courses in theological and religious studies. Shaykh Akef then went on to study various subjects including tafsir, fiqh, nahw, and usool under various scholars in Aleppo. Upon returning to North America, Shaykh Akef began teaching Arabic and Islamic studies at various institutions. He currently serves as an Arabic instructor at DarusSalam Academy. ---------- We humbly request all to invite their friends and family to this month's Monthly Seminar. Jazakallah Khair, Asalamualaikum
10/20/2017 7:45:00 PM -05:000.0000
Signs Of The Hour: Present Day Manifestations
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم warned his followers that the Hour is near, and he foretold of certain signs that would serve as precursors to its emergence. What does it mean for the Day of Judgment to be drawing near? Why do scholars continue to warn the community generation after generation that it is approaching? Which of its signs have been witnessed already? How do current events play in Allah's plan? Please join us this Friday, September 29 for a captivating lecture on this important topic. ---- About The Speaker: Mohammed Ifdhal Khan was born in 1991 in Bangladesh and came to the United States when he was two years old. He and his family resided in Detroit where he attended public school. At the age of 12 he returned to his home country, Bangladesh, to memorize the Quran which he completed by the age of 14. He was then blessed to enroll in Darul Uloom Zakariyya , South Africa for the seven year ‘Aalim program. --- We encourage all those to invite their friends and family to this pertinent event. The Angels Await
9/29/2017 8:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Table-Tennis | Ping-Pong Tournament Volume 2!
Asalamualaikum! After so many requests, we are pleased to announce, that we will be having Volume 2 of the awaited Masjid DS Table Tennis Tournament! ► When: Sunday, 8/20 at Zuhr (1:15 athan) ► Where: Masjid DarusSalam ► Price - 10 Dollars Per Person ► Style - Singles ► Age - 13+ ► Prize - Trophies Rules: TBA Inshallah we will be providing paddles, however, feel free to bring your own if you wish! How To Enter: Please write your name in the wall of this post, and indicate to us you are playing inshallah. We will use this to make our brackets. We humbly invite you to join us and invite your friends, family. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with the community, build brotherhood, and engage in a Halal Competitive Atmosphere. Note: This is a brothers only event Inshallah ► Please post your questions below ► or call/text - 630-885-1233 (Br. Subhaan) --------- Jazakullah Khairun! Gametime!
8/20/2017 1:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
The Battle Within: Overcoming Haram Temptations
Do you find yourself wanting to become a better Muslim but it seems like an impossible task? Are your deen and your conscience is pulling you in one direction, but society and your desires are pulling you in another direction? Is haram is too enticing and easily accessible? Please join us for DarusSalam’s upcoming monthly seminar, conducted by Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed, titled “Overcoming Haram Temptations: The Battle Within” to learn how we can become subservient to our Creator, not to our base desires and how we can avoid the forbidden in a time and environment where it is all around us. The program will take place on Friday, August 18, after the Maghrib prayer 7:50pm. All are welcome to attend. Livestreaming will be available at http://www.YouTube.com/user/MasjidDS ----- About Shaykh Mufti Kamal Ahmed Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed is a qualified Islamic scholar and university academic in the field of Islamic studies, specializing in Qur’an, Hadith, Law, History, Spirituality, and Ethics. He is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Islamic Intellectual History at the University of Oxford. Born and raised in Manhattan, he has a Bachelors from the University of Chicago and a Masters from the University of Oxford. He also traveled and spent many years pursuing an intensive full-time study of the classical disciplines of Islamic learning and was awarded formal certifications as an ‘Alim and Mufti. For the past 20 years, he has formally guided seekers on the spiritual path of becoming closer to Allah (swt) and regularly delivers talks and offers courses at universities, masjids, and institutions of learning in countries across the UK, Europe, and South Africa. The Shaykh has also established academies offering free education in classical Islamic learning and spirituality through both live and online courses for men and women around the world.
8/18/2017 7:50:00 PM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Basketball Tournament Vol. 3!
Asalamualaikum! Alhamdulillah, after two very successful previous 5v5 OutDoor Basketball Tournaments, we've recived numerous requests for another one, and with that, we announce a Volume 3! ► We will also be having a 3-Point Shootout!! ► (3 Point Shootout Registration will be on-set. It will be 5$ per person) Please post your team names in the wall of this event page. *****Spots are Limited, So Please Register Your Team Now***** ► When: Tuesday at 10 am. ► Where: Masjid DarusSalam ► Price - 10 Dollars Per Person ► Style - 5v5. ► Age - 16+ ► Prize - Trophies ►►► Refreshments will be provided. We humbly invite you to join us on the 11th. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with the community, build brotherhood, and engage in a Halal Competitive Atmosphere. Depending on how many teams register, we will dictate if the tournament will be double elimination or single. Note: This is a brothers only event Inshallah ► Please post your questions below ► or call/text - 630-885-1233 (Subhaan) --------- Jazakullah Khairun! Gametime!
7/11/2017 10:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Qur'an Khatam & Expansion Fundraiser 2017
As-Salamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. We thank Allah SWT for allowing us to witness this blessed month once again and pray that He allows us to take full advantage and derive immense benefit from it. In these last few and most blessed days, we invite you to join us for khatam of Qur’an on Friday, July 23, 2017. If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to listen live on YouTube. Please encourage for family and friends to be a part of this gathering. ------ We will also be holding our annual Khatam fundraiser on Friday, June 23 during Tarawih. Alhamdulillah, after launching the Takmil seminary program and the Tanwir immersion program, our classrooms filled with eager students. Many of them have completely dedicated themselves to Islamic Studies intending to serve the community in various capcaities. Along with the full-time programs, there is significant interest in our weekly classes. In fact, for the women's weekly tafsir program, up to 150 sisters come to attend and the space for them is insufficent. We value women's education, and desire to provide them with a facility in which they can learn. In brief, our current buidling is not adequate. We require an expansion. We are turning to the community to support this project. Your generous donations are very much appreciated and this is an amazing opportunity to invest. An investment into a project of this nature will produce perpetual returns. It is a sadaqah jariyah; a charitable donation that will benefit one in both this world and the next. Along with providing a mosque facility that serves the many needs of our thriving community, we are producing a generation of scholars who will, inshAllah, lead our community into the future and become beacons of guidance for year to come. DarusSalam is a place where all Muslims can quench their thirst of knowledge and benefit from the various programs and classes offered. The Angels Await
6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Weekly Brothers Ramdan Youth Qiyam!
Asalamualaikum! We are excited to announce, that Inshallah, throughout the month of Ramadan, we will be hosting a Brothers Youth Qiyam every Saturday! During the last 10 days, we will be having them every Even Day as well! We will have various activities, including: ► Basketball ► Ping-Pong ► Lectures ► Workshops ► Q&A ► Suhoor Provided ► Brotherhood --------- ► This is for brothers 14 and above Inshallah! Please RSVP and spread the word to your friends and family. We hope to see you there, in the company of scholars, brothers, students, and Angels. Jazakullahu Khairun, The Angels Await
6/17/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam 2017 Fundraising Dinner
Asamualaikum! Masjid DarusSalam will be starting our Phase Two Expansion very soon. Alhamdulillah, with the increasing number of programs offered we have outgrown our facility. Plans are well under way for the construction of our Academy and Community Center, which includes: -Multi-story academy buildings -Beautiful and spacious women's prayer hall -Large reference library -Technology resource center -Gymnasium -Fitness Centers for men and women -Courtyard Alhamdulillah, we are happy to announce that Mufti Abdullah Waheed (Michigan) will be joining us during this blessed night. This project is not possible without the help of Allah SWT and your generous support. Your presence is humbly requested at our first Fundraising Iftar and Dinner on Friday, June 2 at Maghrib. Please join us and be a part of DarusSalam's expansion. RSVP Here - https://goo.gl/n6qKtD
6/2/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Ramadan Workshop: Virtues, Practical Tips, and Fiqh of Fasting!
Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadan is quickly approaching. It is the month regarding which the Prophet (S) said "...the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." It is the month which serves as a spiritual rejuvenation for the entire year. To take advantage of these tremendous benefits, we must be adequately prepared. What are the virtues of this month? How did our pious predecessors spend their Ramadan? What are the fiqhi rulings pertaining to fasting and worship? With only 30 days in this blessed month, it is important that we do not enter it blindly, but with the answers to these questions. For this reason, DarusSalam will be holding a one-day Ramadan Workshop this Saturday, May 20, inshaAllah. From Maghrib (8:13pm) til 'Isha (10:00pm), Mufti Abdul Mannan Nizami and Mawlana Jamal Khalid will discuss these important topics pertaining to Ramadan. We humbly request everyone to join us and spread the word. The workshop will be open for all brothers and sisters. Light refreshments will be served. Register Here - https://goo.gl/u92nhG
5/20/2017 8:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
DS Retreat 2017: Ambassadors of Faith: Exemplifying Excellence
Mark your calendars! Our third annual 3-Day Retreat is almost here! You won't want to miss a second of this program Good and evil cannot be equal. Repel evil with what is better and your enemy will become as close as an old and valued friend (Fussilat 34). As Muslims, we have a duty to make the world around us a better place. Our religion teaches us to become proactively involved in our society, to honor our neighbors, to protect our environment, to uphold justice, and to enact positive change. If we choose to remain insular and our concern does not extend beyond the aspirations and ambitions of our immediate family, consuming and not contributing, then we have none to blame but ourselves should others view us with suspicion or negativity. Please join DarusSalam Foundation for this year’s annual retreat, entitled Ambassadors of Faith: Exemplifying Excellence in Conduct, where we will explore the pristine teachings of our religion regarding the role of a Muslim in his capacity as a family member, a friend, a colleague, a community member, and a citizen, someone who not only represents his faith through his words but through his deeds and his character. This years retreat will include: ► Lectures for Brothers & Sisters ► Q&A ► Praises of the Prophet (SAW) ► Book Sales ► I'tikaf for Brothers 18+ ► Complimentary Meals ► Babysitting ► Midnight Basketball Tournament (TBA) ► Tanwir Intensive Open House & Graduation Ceremony ► & More! We invite everyone to attend and spread the word among family and friends. Special hotel rates are available for those joining us from out of town. REGISTER FOR FREE @ http://www.MasjidDS.org/RETREAT2017
5/14/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
The Star-Spangled Believer: American Patriotism And Islam
- Can a Muslim simultaneously be devoutly religious and nationalistic? - Do these two identities clash with one another? In the current socio-political landscape, the question is often asked whether a faithful Muslim can be a true American living in a diverse milieu alongside people of other faiths and values. The reality is that the holistic and dynamic nature of the Sunnah (Prophetic practice) not only allows for that but its values mandate such. Our experience is not the first Muslim encounter with a pluralistic society. Rather, saintly luminaries and intellectuals have penned and exemplified values of nationalism and duty to one's nation. Join us Friday, April 14 after Maghrib (7:35pm) as Mawlana Dr. Mateen Khan explores this pertinent topic.
4/14/2017 7:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Tanwir Intensive Open House | 1 Year Arabic & Islamic Studies
Admissions are now open for the Tanwir Intensive! The first in-house Open House for the Tanwir Intensive will take place this Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 am at Masjid DarusSalam. The program will include presentations, a class overview, admissions information, student testimonials, live Q&A, and more. Tanwir Intensive Video ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSt07EAcOE What is the Tanwir Intensive? The Tanwir Intensive is a great opportunity for one to immerse his/her self into sacred knowledge; to realize and learn one’s religion while being present in an environment where Islām is practiced out of love. For 10 months, one will learn Arabic and the Islāmic Sciences in a way that will change them forever. Like a tree blooming after a cold and gloomy winter, with Allāh’s help and mercy, one’s soul will be refreshed and ready to walk the path of life as a successful Muslim. We encourage all to invite their friends and family to this event and benefit from the Open House inshallah. This is for Both Brothers & Sisters RSVP HERE - http://darussalamfoundation.org/tanwir/openhouse/ Lunch will be provided for thsoe who attend, We will have more Online and Physical Open Houses to come inshallah in the upcoming months for those who have made prior commitments. Jazakullahu Khairun, Assalamu’alaykum
3/18/2017 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Community Open House!
"Whoever believes in God and the Last Day, then let him honor his neighbor." - The Prophet Muhammad. The principle of loving and honoring one's neighbors is one that is shared by all faiths. In an increasingly divisive, partisan atmosphere, there is no ideal more important than this to unite our fractured nation. We need to build bridges between our communities, not walls. We need to extend the hand of goodwill and friendship, not harbor animosity and rancor toward those of our fellow citizens who may not look like us or share our faith. In this light, Masjid DarusSalam humbly invites our respected friends, neighbors, and community members to attend our Open House. Those attending will have the opportunity to learn more about the Islamic faith from the perspective of mainstream, practicing Muslims as well getting acquainted with the services and activities provided by our mosque. RSVP at http://www.DSFND.org/OpenHouse Please share with your friends, colleagues, & families.
3/11/2017 11:30:00 AM -06:000.0000
Reconnecting With Our History: Inspiration Without Complacency
Every great society shares an appreciation for the history of its people. Through becoming conversant with our history, we not only gain inspiration from the achievements and successes of those who came before us but learn from their adversities and failures. As Churchill once said, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We live in an era which, without exaggeration, could be described as one of the dark ages of our umma. However, there was once a time in which Muslims were not only connected with their religion but led the civilized world in various disciplines, both spiritual and mundane. Men like Ibn Rushd, Ibn Khaldun, and Al-Biruni were the leading thinkers, philosophers, and scientists of their age, and people would travel to centers of learning in Andalus and Baghdad for education. Please join us for our monthly seminar in which we will explore some of the achievements of these great men, not to revel in the glory of the past at the expense of improving our present condition, but rather to use them as a catalyst to, by the help of Allah, shape our future for the better. This program will take place next Friday, March 10 after 'Isha (7:45pm). We humbly request all to invite their family & friends to this event, The Angels Await, Asalamualaikum
3/10/2017 7:45:00 PM -06:000.0000
Tanwir Intensive Online Open House | Arabic & Islamic Studies
As-Salamu 'Alaykum! Admissions are now open for DarusSalam Academy's Tanwīr Intensive. Formerly known as the 1-Year Arabic & Islamic Studies Immersion Program, the Tanwīr Intensive has been growing year after year, with our current class containing 59 brothers and sisters enrolled, and we expect the number of applicants to increase this year, inshaAllah. With a limited number of seats, we encourage all prospective students to apply as early as possible. Alhamdulillah we are excited to announce the first Online Open House for the Tanwir Intensive, formerly known as the Darussalam 1 Year Arabic & Islamic Studies Immersion Program. The Tanwir Intensive is a great opportunity for one to immerse his/her self into sacred knowledge; to realize and learn one’s religion while being present in an environment where Islām is practiced out of love. For 10 months, one will learn Arabic and the Islāmic Sciences in a way that will change them forever. Like a tree blooming after a cold and gloomy winter, with Allāh’s help and mercy, one’s soul will be refreshed and ready to walk the path of life as a successful Muslim. Watch The Video Now ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSt07EAcOE The Online Open House is open for all prospective students who are interested in developing their relationship with Allah & The Qur’an to new heights. The Online Open House Will Include: ► Presentations ► Class Overview ► Admissions ► High-School Track ► Student Testimonials ► Live Q&A ► & More We encourage all to invite their friends and family to this event and benefit from the Open House inshallah. We will be livestreaming the Open House directly on our YouTube channel Inshallah, http://www.YouTube.com/user/MasjidDS We will have more Online and Physical Open Houses to come inshallah in the upcoming months for those who have made prior commitments. Jazakullahu Khairun, Assalamu’alaykum
2/18/2017 2:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Code of Courtship - Love, Marriage, & Relationships
How does one go about searching for a spouse in a halal manner? What are the limits of interaction during this process and after engagement? To what extent can prospective spouses get to know each other prior to marriage, and is there such as thing as "halal dating?" How can we distinguish love from lust, and how can newlyweds start their marriage on the right foot and set the foundation for a lasting, loving relationship? Please join us at our next Youth Qiyam entitled Code of Courtship, where we will address these issues. We are honored to host Shaykh Sa'ad Quadri, 'Alimah Sana Mohiuddin, & Dr. Haafia Younis. This event is for brothers & sisters 14 & up! We ask all to spread the word to friends, family, & colleagues so they can benefit from a night of knowledge, scholarship, brotherhood/sisterhood, fun, & food! The Angels Await, Masiid DarusSalam
2/18/2017 12:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Against All Odds: The Incredible Life Of Yusuf (AS)
A young boy, alone in the dark depths of a well. A young man, wrongfully imprisoned; his reputation besmirched. A father bereaved of his beloved son, patiently hoping for his return for many years, only to have another taken away from him. These are situations which would lead any normal person to lose hope. To give up. To despair. Yet Sayidduna Yusuf and Sayyiduna Ya`qub never lost faith. They never stopped trusting in Allah's promise. Their story is one of perseverance and yaqin in the face of immense tribulation and against all odds, and has and will remain to be a source of inspiration for posterity. Please join us in DarusSalam's Monthly Seminar, in which we will be examining this incredible story and the lessons we can derive from it. Livestreaming will also be available inshallah, We encourage all to invite their friends and family. Jazakullahu khairun
2/10/2017 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Into The Realm Of The Unseen: Black Magic & The Evil Eye
Assalamu'alaykum, InshaAllah, in this month's Monthly Seminar, we will continue to explore the realm of the unseen, shifting our focus from the world of jinn to black magic (sihr) and the evil eye (nazr). The Prophet (S) warned us of the evils of sihr and nazr and the various ways in which their effects can become manifest in those afflicted by them. Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed will cover in detail the causes for these afflictions as well as their remedies as found in the Qur'an and the Prophetic tradition. Please join us on Friday, Jan. 13th, We humbly ask to to spread the word, invite your friends and family inshallah as this is a very pertinent topic. For those who can't attend, we will be Livestreaming the event at MasjidDS.org/Livestream Jazakullahu Khairun
1/13/2017 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Into The Realm of the Unseen - The World Of Jinn (Part 1)
Throughout history man has always had a deep attraction for the supernatural and the unseen. The idea of a world parallel to our own has been an object of fascination, with each culture preserving its own tales and accounts of paranormal occurrences. As time passed on, many of these accounts were chalked up as fantasy, dismissing the idea of the unseen. As Muslims, we know that there does indeed exist a world of the unseen, and that belonging to this world are the jinn, beings created from fire that reside in this world alongside mankind. Join us Wednesday, January 4 as we explore this realm with Shaykh Hasan Ali. Shaykh Hasan Ali is widely known across the North London where he carries out a lot of voluntary work within the local community, such as local mosques and community centers, secondary schools, interfaith programs and various community events. His powerful lectures are viewed on YouTube by tens of thousands. Shaykh Hasan is visiting the US for the first time and we are honored to host him as he speaks on this unique topic. Inshallah, part 2 of this program will be on Friday Jan. 13th with Mufti Azeemuddin for the Monthly Seminar. He will be addressing Nazr, The Evil Eye, & Black Magic! Mark your calendars inshallah! Livestreaming will be at MasjidDS.org
1/4/2017 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
DS Sirah Conference 2016: In The Footsteps Of The Beloved
“Indeed, there is an excellent example for you in the Messenger of Allah” (Ahzab). For those among you who have struggled with the following: - The loss of a loved one. - Dealing with spouses, children, parents, and neighbors. - Conducting yourself in the workplace, business, and the marketplace. - Holding on to your values and principles in an unwelcoming environment. - Trying to achieve a goal against all odds. There are answers for you in the illustrious life of our Prophet ﷺ. Just as our Creator sent us guidance in the form of Scripture, he sent us a practical example of this guidance manifested in a human being: Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ. Due to this reason, as Imam Zayn al-`Abidin mentioned, our pious predecessors would learn the biography of the Messenger ﷺ just as they would learn surahs of the Qur’an. Please join us at Masjid DarusSalam as we journey through the various stages of the Sirah of our beloved role model ﷺ, from his birth until his parting advice to his community. Speakers ► Mufti Minhajuddin, Mufti Azeemuddin, Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri, Mawlana Ahteramul Haque, Mawlana Sohail Bengali, Mawlana Sa'ad Quadri Join us for this FREE conference and spread the word! Free Registration @ www.MasjidDS.org/sirahconference/
12/17/2016 12:00:00 PM -06:000.0000
Unbreakable Faith: Maintaining Hope In The Face Of Islamaphobia
- How do we practice and stay firm on our faith as a minority group? - How do we integrate in this society without completely assimilating and losing our identity? - How do we deal with Islamophobia and increasing hostility? - How do we raise proud Muslim children when our values and faith are viewed with suspicion? - How do we build bridges with our non-Muslim friends, colleagues, and neighbors? As anti-Islamic rhetoric grows, we see the reality of our Prophet's (S) words when he said that holding onto iman will be like holding onto burning coal. It is during these trying times that we must remain steadfast and unwavering in our faith, resisting the urge to fade into the background in hopes of going unrecognized. Join us for our monthly seminar as Mufti Minhajuddin and Brother Ahmed Rehab addresses these critical questions This event will also be livestreamed at DSFnd.org and YoutTube.com/MasjidDS
11/18/2016 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Presents: DS Youth | The Mercy of Allah (SWT)
Asalamualaikum, Alhamdulillah, after numerous requests, we are excited to announce that Masjid DarusSalam will be having a weekly Youth Program every Friday Inshallah. ► Inshallah every week an interactive Halaqah will be conducted. Alongside with the Halaqah, food, sports & other activities will also occur. (5$ Suggsted Fee To Cover Food Inshallah ► Our first Halaqah will be given by Mufti Azeemuddin, in which he will be speaking about: "The Mercy of Allah (SWT)" Inshallah, this Weekly Program currently is for Brothers only, however, we are hoping to start a DS Sisters Youth Program as well Inshallah. More details to be announced for the Sisters Youth Program Inshallah. We sincerely ask everyone to invite as many individuals as you can as there are many pertinent topics that the Youth are facing with today in Today's society. DS Youth hopes to have an atmosphere where the Youth can strengthen their Iman and have fun with their fellow peers. Jazakullahu Khairun, Asalamualaikum
9/30/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Table-Tennis | Ping-Pong Tournament
Asalamualaikum! After so many requests, we are pleased to announce, that we will be having our long awaited Table Tennis Tournament! Alhamdulillah, to accomodate our academy students, we purchased two additional state of the art table tennis tables, giving us a total of 4 Tables. We will have access to all of these tables to make this tournament epic Inshallah! ► When: Sunday, 8/28th at Zuhr (1:15 athan) ► Where: DarusSalam Foundation ► Price - 5 Dollars Per Person ► Style - Singles ► Age - 14 ► Prize - Trophies Rules: TBA Inshallah we will be providing paddles, however, feel free to bring your own if you wish! How To Enter: Please write your name in the wall of this post, and indicate to us you are playing inshallah. We will use this to make our brackets. We humbly invite you to join us on the 28th. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with the community, build brotherhood, and engage in a Halal Competitive Atmosphere. Note: This is a brothers only event Inshallah ► Please post your questions below ► or call/text - 630-885-1233 (Subhaan) --------- Jazakullah Khairun! Gametime!
8/28/2016 1:15:00 PM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Basketball Tournament Vol. 2!
Asalamualaikum! Alhamdulillah, after a very successful previous 5v5 OutDoor Basketball Tournament with over 16 teams, we've recived numerous requests for another one, and with that, we announce a Volume 2! ► We will also be having a 3-Point Shootout!! ► (3 Point Shootout Registration will be on-set. It will be 5$ per person) Please post your team names in the wall of this event page. *****Spots are Limited, So Please Register Your Team Now***** ► When: Sunday at 9 am. ► Where: DarusSalam Foundation ► Price - 10 Dollars Per Person ► Style - 5v5. ► Age - 16+ ► Prize - Trophies ►►► Snacks & refreshments will be provided. We humbly invite you to join us on the 14th. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with the community, build brotherhood, and engage in a Halal Competitive Atmosphere. Depending on how many teams register, we will dictate if the tournament will be double elimination or single. Note: This is a brothers only event Inshallah ► Please post your questions below ► or call/text - 630-885-1233 (Subhaan) --------- Jazakullah Khairun! Gametime!
8/14/2016 9:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Annual Hajj Seminar: Journey of a Lifetime!
Asalamualaikum! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Hajj Seminar on August 13th after Zuhr at Masjid DarusSalam Inshallah. This is a very important and beautiful seminar for all brothers and sisters. Whether if one is performing Hajj this year, has already has performed Hajj, or is intending to perform in the future, this seminar is for everyone inshallah. We kindly ask you to please spread the word of this seminar with all your friends and family. We hope to see you and your friends and family in this blessed gathering with fellow brothers, sisters, & angels. Asalamualaikum!
8/13/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
DarusSalam Youth Summer Boys Camp!
Asalamualaikum! DarusSalam is pleased to announce a Youth Summer Camp for males over the age of 13! Boys will be attending the MYSTL (Muslim Youth of St. Louis) Annual Summer Camp! Below are a list of the activities! Camp Activities include: ► Camp Talent Show ► Rafting ► Sports ► Bonfires ► Inspirational sessions with guest scholar Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed Camp this year will take place from Sunday, July 31st to Tuesday, August 2nd at Ozark Outdoors in Leasburg, MO. Please read the NewsLetter for more information! ► http://goo.gl/1kxIGY ► The registration deadline this Friday July 15th, so reserve your spot today! ► Students, Teachers, & Adults from Chicago will drive collectively Inshallah ► Students can register via - https://guestlistapp.com/events/416514 ► The cost for camp is $100. Financial assistance is available. If you require financial assistance, please feel free to call: 630-885-1233 ► For questions or concerns, please call or text Subhaan Ashrafi 630-885-1233 Jazakullahu Khairun! We hope to see you there Inshallah!
8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Qur'an Khatam & Masjid Expansion Fundraiser
As-Salamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. We thank Allah SWT for allowing us to witness this blessed month once again and pray that He allows us to take full advantage and derive immense benefit from it. In these last few and most blessed days, we invite you to join us for khatam of Qur’an on Sunday, July 3, 2016. If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to listen live on YouTube or Mixlr. It is with great happiness we also announce the plans to expand the Masjid due to the growing needs of our community. The plans include constructing two multi-story dedicated school buildings, including a large reference library, labs, and gymnasium. We humbly request your help in accomplishing these needs. We will hold our annual fundraiser on Sunday, July 3 during Tarawih. Your donation will be a source of tremendous reward, the likes of which will only be fully realized on the Day of Judgement. For your convenience you may visit www.DSFnd.org/donate or send donations via Chase QuickPay/ClearXchange (Bank of America, Capital One P2P Payments, FirstBank Person to Person Transfers, U.S. Bank Send Money, Wells Fargo SurePay) to firstname.lastname@example.org. With the help of your generosity, Allah SWT has allowed DarusSalam Foundation to thrive as a center of religious, educational, and social services for the entire community. Alhamdulillah, since the opening of DarusSalam Foundation just three years ago, Allah SWT has bestowed countless blessings upon our Masjid. Here are just a few of those blessings: ► In April 2016 our annual retreat drew in over 2,500 guests from all over the country. ► In May 2016 we celebrated the graduation of our 1-Year Arabic & Islamic Studies Immersion and Hifz-ul-Qur'an Programs. ► Since 2013 we have had over 80 graduates in the 1-Year Arabic & Islamic Studies Immersion program. ► DarusSalam Foundation’s fully accredited High School Program is available to students of our full-time 'Alimiyyah Program. ►We are also very excited to announce that our flagship 1-Year Arabic & Islamic Studies Immersion Program is now open to sisters, along with the High School Program. We thank Almighty Allah SWT for granting us the opportunity to serve His deen in whatever capacity we have been able, and we are truly grateful to you for being a sincere supporter of our efforts. Jazakullah Khairun
7/4/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Brothers Ramadan 2016 Youth Qiyam!
Asalamualaikum! We are excited to announce, that Inshallah, throughout the month of Ramadan, we will be hosting a Brothers Youth Qiyam every Saturday! We will have various activities, including: ► Basketball ► Ping-Pong ► Advice ► Workshops ► Q&A ► Suhoor Provided ► Brotherhood --------- Speakers/Theme ► TBA --------- ► This is for brothers 15 and above Inshallah! Please RSVP and spread the word to your friends and family. We hope to see you there, in the company of scholars, brothers, students, and Angels. Asalamualaikum!
6/25/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
DarusSalam Academy Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony!
Asalamualaikum! We cordially invite you and your family to attend the "Fourth Annual Hifz and 1 - Year Arabic and Islamic Studies Immersion Program Graduation" on Saturday, May 21st, at DarusSalam Masjid. There will be a special sisters only program at 5:30pm and the main program will begin at 6:30pm inshAllah. A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP now so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. All are invited! DarusSalam Academy - Fourth Annual Hifz and 1 - Year Arabic and Islamic Studies Immersion Program Graduation Jazakullah Khairun!
5/21/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Masjid DarusSalam Basketball Tournament!
Asalamualaikum! In honor of DarusSalam Foundation recently establishing a brand new out-door full-court basketball facility, by the Grace of Allah (SWT), we would like to have our first Basketball Tournament! Inshallah, we have plans to build an Indoor Gymnasium in the upcoming future, however, for this occasion, the Tournament will take place at our brand new rennovated Out Door Basketball Court. ► When: Sunday After Zuhr. 1:30 PM ► Where: DarusSalam Foundation ► Price - 5 Dollars Per Person ► Style - 5v5. ► Age - 16+ ► Prize - TBA ►►► Food and refreshments will be provided. We humbly invite you to join us this Sunday. This will be a great opportunity to spend time with the community, build brotherhood, and engage in a Halal Competitive Atmosphere. --------- Inshallah, as we get teams, and decide an official gameplan, (3v3 or 5v5), all rules and schedules will be announced. Jazakullah Khairun! Gametime!
5/15/2016 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
DS RETREAT 2016: Faith Amidst Turbulence: Calibrating Our Compass in Contemporary Times
Mark your calendars! Our second annual 3-Day Retreat is almost here! You won't want to miss a second of this program, where we will explore the many topics discussed in Surah Al-Kahf “There shall come a time in which the person who remains steadfast upon his faith will be like the one holding on to a burning ember” (Tirmidhi). Since the advent of modernity, the ummah has been in a state of collective and perpetual disarray: politically, socially, economically, and most crucially, religiously. Maps have been redrawn, and long standing institutions and traditions of our community have been excised and replaced, opening the way for ideologies and worldviews alien to those our faith upholds. Moreover, for the first time in our history, Muslims are immigrating in massive numbers and living as minorities among non-Muslim majorities. How do we explain the social and political upheaval in the Islamic World? How do we hold on to our traditions in a time when we are witnessing a radical global shift in ethics and values? How do we practice our faith in a secular environment where religiosity in general is viewed as a vestige of more primitive times and our faith in particular is viewed with contempt? These critical issues will be addressed in this year’s DarusSalam 3-Day Retreat, entitled Faith Amidst Turbulence: Calibrating Our Compass in Contemporary Times. Join us for this FREE retreat and spread the word! More info and registration @ www.DSFnd.org/Retreat2016
4/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Youth Qiyam: What's Love Got To Do With It? Love, Relationships, and Gender Issues
Assalamu'alaykum! We're very excited to announce our second youth qiyam program on February 12th. Alhamdulillah, there was an amazing turnout at our previous qiyam and we want this one to be even better, inshaAllah! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the topic of the night will, of course, be about love. Everybody loves to love, but oftentimes our perception of true love and what it means becomes misconstrued. Whether we're in high school or college, we are constantly bombarded with the pressures of romance and temptations of the opposite gender, be it through movies, TV, music, or friends and peers. Allah SWT created us with natural inclination towards eachother, but how do we deal with it properly? How is love defined in Islam? What are our limits when dealing with the opposite gender? How do we control our emotions? Join us Friday, February 12th at 7:30pm as Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi of California answers these questions and more! There will be food, games, and Q&A! Sisters will also get to spend time with a female scholar Brothers: 7:30pm - 1:30am Sisters: 7:30pm - 12:00am Open to all youth ages 16-25 This will immediately follow our monthly seminar: "What is Love? Reviving Our Love for Allah" at 7:30pm. See you there and spread the word!!
2/13/2016 12:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
The Story Of Isa (AS) - The Islamic Perspective
Rasulullah (S) said, "Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one." [Bukhari] Asalamualikum! We invite you to join our Monthly Seminar in which Maulana Kamil Uddin will be sharing beautiful gems on The Islamic Perspctive of the Story Of Isa (AS). This event will also be livestream if one is not able to make it. Livestrink link ► http://www.dsfnd.org Please share this invite event with your friends and family. We hope to see you there Inshallah, The angels await. Asalamualaikum!
1/15/2016 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
Surah Luqman Tafsir
Imagine a father's advice imparted to his son in confidence. Neither of the two could have foreseen that this scene would be witnessed by anyone else, yet due to the sincerity with which the lessons were conveyed and the sagacious wisdom they comprised, these words were immortalized in the Book of Allah and remain a source of guidance and edification for posterity until the end of time. Join us as Mufti Azeemuddin Ahmed covers the tafsir of Surah Luqman, every Tuesday after isha (8pm) inshaAllah
12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
DarusSalam's Youth Qiyam
Assalamu'alaykum! DarusSalam is pleased to announce our very first Youth Qiyam program. Take a break from the stresses of finals week as we spend the night in the company of our scholars and friends. In addition to our regular instructors, we are honored to host Mufti Abdur Rahman Waheed of Michigan, as well as Maulana Sa'ad Quadri and Alimah Sana Mohiuddin of Milwaukee. Spread the word among your family and friends and be sure to join us to benefit from a night in the masjid. There will be food, a halaqah, q&a sessions, du'a, and other activities. Don't miss out! This program is open to brothers and sisters ages 16-25. The Sisters' program will end at 12am, and the brothers' will end at Fajr. It will follow our seminar: "Maintaining Our Identity: Staying Strong in the Face of Islamophobia". More info at fb.com/events/145798905783992/ See you all there! Jazakumullahu Khairan
12/12/2015 12:00:00 AM -06:000.0000
Seminar: Maintaining Our Identity in the Face of Islamophobia
- How do we practice our faith as a minority group? - How do we integrate in this society without completely assimilating and losing our identity? - How do we deal with Islamophobia and increasing hostility? - How do we raise proud Muslim children when our values and faith are viewed with suspicion? - How do we build bridges with our non-Muslim friends, colleagues, and neighbors? As anti-Islamic rhetoric grows, we see the reality of our Prophet's (S) words when he said that holding onto iman will be like holding onto burning coal. It is during these trying times that we must remain steadfast and unwavering in our faith, resisting the urge to fade into the background in hopes of going unrecognized. Join us for our monthly seminar as Mufti Abdur Rahman Waheed addresses these critical questions The seminar will be followed by our first Youth Qiyam for brothers and sisters ages 16-25. More info at fb.com/events/994742530585649 This event will also be livestreamed at DSFnd.org and YoutTube.com/MasjidDS
12/11/2015 7:30:00 PM -06:000.0000
The Journey of our Souls - November Seminar
► What happens to you when you leave this world? ► Where do you go? ► What will be your condition? This is the story of your end and the beginning of a new world called Barzakh. Plase Join The Masjid DarusSalaam Foundation for our latest monthly seminar as we follow the soul on its journey through the afterlife; from the moment of death onwards, its various states, and what you can do to make death and your life in Barzakh as easy and comfortable as possible, inshaAllah. ► Speaker: Maulana Sohail Bengali The event is COMPLETELY free so please spread the word, share this page, and invite your friends. For those who can't attend or do not live in the area, this event will be LIVESTREAMED! The Livestream and later uploaded video will be on our website. See Here ► http://darussalamfoundation.org/ Jazakullahu Khairun
11/13/2015 8:00:00 PM -06:000.0000