“And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” [Quran 21: 107]
Indeed, his speech, character, walk, and love were all encompassed with mercy. Until the end of time, man tries to emulate his superb example, peace and blessings be upon him. 1400 years after his death, his name is still mentioned across the world: Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Qabeelah Ittihaad is bringing a heart-touching seminar to Dearborn, MI on September 11th to 13th 2015. Al-Maghrib Institute is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating students in a social and spiritual way. It has opened Qabeelahs (chapters) in over 40 cities around the globe, including North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Over 80,000 unique students of knowledge have attended seminars, and counting. Seminars are held only during weekends, with exceptionally selected instructors who drill it down to the basis.
The Prophet’s Smile is a weekend long seminar that discusses the Shamaai’l (characteristics) of Prophet Muhammad. He is our beloved Prophet, and was a father, husband, charismatic leader and astonishing teacher. Above all he is sent as a mercy to mankind. In this extraordinary seminar you’ll study the Prophet and his character, names, mannerism, method of walking and traveling, personal possessions and wealth, taste in food and drink, and all that his heart longed for and devoted to.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad said: “None of you becomes a believer until I am dearer to him than his children, his parents and all mankind.”[Sahih-al Bukhari and Muslim]
Now ask yourself, how can you love someone without acquiring a great deal of knowledge about them? The more knowledge you acquire about his character, his patience, his affection, the more you fall in love with him. The more you learn about his mannerism with his companions, wives, and even his enemies, the more your heart yearns to emulate him. The more you become conscious of how much he cried for you and me, and the rest of his Ummah, the more you will try to fulfill his Sunnah. The more you hear about him, the further you’ll strive to work hard in this life in order to be his companion in Jannah. This weekend long seminar is a fantastic opportunity to learn methods of improving your character, bettering your interaction, and following the footsteps of the final Messenger of Allah.
Who is Shaykh Yaser Birjas?
Yaser Birjas is originally from the holy land of Palestine and was born in Kuwait. He graduated as class valedictorian with the highest honors from University of Madinah’s College of Shariah (Fiqh and Usul) in 1996. He had the honor to interact and learn from a number of highly respected scholars such as Shaikh Ash-Shanqitee and Shaikh Al-Uthaimeen (rahimahu Allah). After graduating from the University of Madinah, Yaser Birjas went on to work as a youth counselor and relief program aide in war-torn Bosnia. Thereafter, he immigrated to the U.S. where he is presently an Imam (spiritual leader and advisor) at The Islamic Center in El Paso, Texas. He is also an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute, an organization that provides trademark double-weekend seminars leading its students towards a bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies. His two most recent courses of instruction with AlMaghrib Institute are Heavenly Hues: Thematic Tasfir; which focuses on the study of the Quran through the themes that are within it; and The Blessed Standing: Fiqh of Salah which deals with the rulings and etiquettes associated with the perfection of prayer, the types of prayers, and contemporary issues regarding salah.
What do students think of The Prophet’s Smile with Shaykh Yaser?
“I absolutely loved it. Sheikh Yaser Birjas has a beautiful way of uniting the entire class in a feeling of unity and brother/sisterhood. I left the seminar feeling like I had gotten to know and love Rasulallah (SAW), and then had him taken away from me. I left with so much sorrow yet determination. It was really a turning point and moment of change for me.” (Mishal Safwan, Raleigh, NC)
“Shaykh Yaser Rocks. It is no coincidence that he is the instructor for this class teaching about the Prophet’s Akhlaaq. Not only is YB a great instructor, but he epitomizes akhlaaq in the way he interacts with the students. Excellent Seminar!” (Shakeel Shareef, Rochester, NY)
The Prophet’s Smile will begin with a Community Friday promo night at 7 pm September 11th. It’s open for anyone and everyone free of cost. Saturday and Sunday will be at a different location, and requires registration. Reserve your spot today before the class is sold out. Check out the flyer or visit the website for venue details. Join us with Shaykh Yaser Birjas and be among the ones blessed with the chance of joining this extraordinary gathering to seek knowledge about our beloved Prophet. Seats are limited, and going fast!
Husband won’t stay with the kids? No problem, we have babysitting accommodations.
Financially can’t afford it? Financial aid/scholarships are also available.
Bottom line, give those excuses a black eye. Enroll today!
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