Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
- Session 7: Journey through the Lives of Man
- When: 1:00 pm to Salatul-Maghrib
- Where: NUR Center // 3431-F Carlin Springs Road // Falls Church, VA 22041
- Description: In this special all-day session at the NUR Center, we will read and reflect on the Barzakh and the Day of Judgment, both phases of existence in the realm of the Unseen, which constitute a significant portion of Imam al-Haddad’s text. The program will be followed by a potluck dinner! If you’d like to contribute to the potluck, please bring a main dish that will serve at least 5-8 people.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013
- Event 1: Sisters’ Only Session: Brief Talk + Q & A // 1:00 – 2:30 pm @ the Nur Center (Falls Church, VA–address above)
- Event 2: Tour of America’s Islamic Heritage Museum + Special Lecture: “Reflections on the Prophetic Example in Our Age”
- When: 4:00 pm
- Where: America’s Islamic Heritage Museum // 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE // Washington, DC 20020 (3 blocks away from the Anacostia Metro Station on the green line. There is a small parking lot beside the Museum, and additional parking is available on neighboring streets.)
- Description: We invite you to join us for a special lecture by visiting scholar, Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya. Please feel free to bring family, friends, and fellow community members! The program will be followed by a potluck dinner! If you’d like to contribute to the potluck, please bring a main dish that will serve at least 5-8 people.
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
- Final Session: Journey through the Lives of Man
- When: 6:30 – 10:00 pm
- Where: Islamic Society of Southern Prince George’s County (ISSPGC) // 5410 Indian Head Highway // Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (By the intersection of Indian Head Highway & Livingston Road, in the building across the street from McDonald’s.)
- Description: In this final session at the ISSPGC, we will read and reflect on the Fire and the Garden, both phases of existence in the realm of the Unseen, which constitute a significant portion of Imam al-Haddad’s text. A banquet dinner will be served!
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ABOUT SHAYKH ABDUL KARIM YAHYA
Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya is an interpreter for the renowned scholar, Habib Umar b. Hafiz, and a teacher of the Islamic sciences specializing in Sacred Law at SeekersGuidance and Qibla (formerly SunniPath Online Islamic Academy).
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Shaykh Abdul Karim, by the Grace of Allah, embraced Islam in 1989 in his home city. In 1996, having been inspired to study religious knowledge by the books of Imam Ghazali (Allah be pleased with him) and the call for the revival of Islamic knowledge, he traveled with his family to Damascus, Syria where he embarked on a course of active pursuit of knowledge. During his two-year stay in Damascus he focused his attention on the acquisition of an elementary knowledge of the Arabic language and Qur’anic recitation, studying the latter under the tutelage of the highly respected Shaykh of Qur’an Abu Anas (Allah preserve him) at the Rawda Mosque in Damascus.
Since 1998, Shaykh Abdul Karim has been studying at the hands of Habib Umar and his older brother Habib Mashhour, the two sons of the late Habib Muhammad Bin Salim Bin Hafiz, as well as the other teachers of Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Hadramaut, Yemen. As a student at Dar al-Mustafa he has primarily turned his efforts towards keeping the company of his Shaykhs from the noble Prophetic descendants of Ba Alawi as well as attaining knowledge of the Islamic Sciences.
Specializing in jurisprudence according to the school of Muhammad Bin Idris al-Shafi’i (Allah be pleased with him), Shaykh Abdul Karim has studied the curriculum of jurisprudence at Dar al-Mustafa all the way to the Minhaj of Imam Nawawi (Allah be pleased him). He has been given permission to answer questions according to the Shafi’i School as well as to teach jurisprudence and other disciplines by his Shaykh, Habib Umar, Allah preserve him.
Today, he spends his time with his family between Tarim, Hadramaut, and the United States. Shaykh Abdul Karim currently is a resident scholar with the Beacon Foundation located in the metro Detroit suburbs.