"Knowledge is from the sustenance of Allah: He Bestows it upon whomsoever He pleases" Muhammad b. Ismail Al-Bukhari
From the very onset of Islam, knowledge was emphasised and made available to all. The Arab tribes before the advent of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) were ignorant and devoid of any useful characteristics to such an extent that the superpowers of the time would ignore them, counting them amongst the useless.
Alhumdu'lillah, Allah All Mighty raised their levels to such extents that the Sahabi radiallahu anhum became pillars of knowledge, virtue and great character. May Allah bless the Ummah with the same thirst for knowledge and action.
Unfortunately in today's society we have many wonderful opportunities to gain knowledge but something is missing, we do not like to apply the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) into our lives.
Abingdon Muslims focus on short talks with very sharp realistic points which force each individual to think, ponder and really apply the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) into our lives.
"Let us sit and believe (ie. increase our Imaan) for a while" Mu'adh to the companions on increasing Imaan
Currently there are 3 short talks over the week:
"In the heart there is hardness which can only be softened by remembrance of Allah, may He be exalted. So the slave must treat the hardness of his heart with the remembrance of Allah, may He be exalted" Ibn al-Qayyim (d.751H/1350CE)
In the future Insha'Allah we would like to begin a zikr gathering after Isha Salah on a Thursday.
Please make dua for the Ummah & pray that Allah shall enable our efforts to flourish into something excellent for the generations to come.