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Graduation Ceremony (Jalsa)

Nawal Academy cordially invites you to the Graduation Ceremony

Presided by

Hazrat Mufti Nawalur Rahman Sahib

 Damat Barakatuhum


Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

Founder of Darul Qasim

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Director of Darul Iftaa Institute, UK

Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri

Education Director at MSI

On Saturday, July 7, 2018

after Asr Salah (6:00 PM)


MEC Banquet Hall

8601 N. Menard Ave., Morton Grove, IL

For more information, please call

630-373-3131 or 773-573-7628

We are looking forward seeing you there Insha Allah!

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Weekend Classes by Maulana Namazi

Following are the subjects taught by Maulana Uwais Namazi:

Arabic Literature

Students will read through a broad range of literature with an attempt to consolidate previously acquired learning and improve reading, writing and possibly speaking skills. Ideal for students looking to improve their Arabic beyond grammar and syntax (nahw+sarf).

Suggested materials: al-qira’at al-rashidah, al-manthurat, al-mukhtarat.

Ṣafwat al-Tafāsīr (Summary of Great Tafsir works)

Readings of selected chapters and passages from the Qur’an via this work. Students will be expected to prepare the text for reading, discuss any difficulties therein, then engage with topics mentioned in verses.

The course is primarily aimed at Arabic students, to apply and consolidate their grammatical learning, though others are welcome to join. It is to supplement the Arabic Literature class/course.

Al-Fawz al-Kabir (An Introduction and Approach to the Qur’an)

This work broadly pertains to what is now referred to as ulum al-qur’an or usul al-tafsir, it is unique in many ways, it is part introduction and summary of the Qur’an and part a proposal on how one ought to go about approaching the Qur’an.

Whilst this course is directed at Alimiyyah students and will thus be conducted as such, others are welcome to join and engage as passive students.

Al-Hidayah & Jami’ al-Tirmidhi

Students will read through selected chapters from Vol. 1 of al-Hidayah (taharah, hajj, zakat etc.), analyse Hanafi arguments, counter-arguments and hermeneutics therein, then view these in broader context of Hadith literature and contrast them with arguments and hermeneutics of other legal schools. This will be achieved via Jami’ al-Tirmidhi, a unique work which pays attention to verdicts and positions of various Sunni legal authorities and their schools.

Whilst this class is tailored for Alimiyyah students, others are welcome to join as passive/auditioning students.

Class Timings:

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If you are interested in this program, please submit an online registration form.

For payment, please select Dawrah Hadeeth Weekends.

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Ramadan Classes For Ladies Only

Classes from 3rd – 20th Ramadhan 1438

(Most likely Monday, May 29th, 2017)


Zaadut-Talibeen 3:00PM-3:45PM CST

Insha’Allah Muftia Ayesha Malik Sahiba damat barakatuha will be giving a commentary of the book “Zaadut-Talibeen.” Classes will be Monday & Wednesday from3:00PM-3:45 PM Chicago Central time. This class will be free of cost and will be available for anyone who is interested in taking part of these blessed gatherings. These sessions will be offered in English.

*This class is strictly for females. If you are interested please send a request at

Riyadh-us-Saliheen 11:00AM-12:00PM CST

Insha’Allah, Alimah Erum Qazi Sahiba Madde Zilluha will be giving a commentary of selected Hadeeth from the renowned book “Riyadhus Saliheen.” Classes will beMonday to Thursday from 11:00AM-12:00 PM Chicago Central time. This class will be free from cost and will be available for anyone who is interested in taking part of these blessed gatherings. These sessions will be offered in Urdu.
*This class is strictly for females. If you are interested please send a request at


Shimail Tirmidi 3:00PM- 4:00PM CSTInsha’Allah, Alimah Amatur Raheem Yumna Sahiba Madde Zilluha will be giving a commentary from the book “Shimail Tirmidhi.” Classes will be Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Chicago Central time. This class will be free of cost! These sessions will be offered in English.
*This class is strictly for females. If you are interested please send a request at

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Brother Junaid Jamshed has passed away in Pakistan

‎إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

اللهم اغفر له وارحمه وعافه واعف عنه وأكرم نزله ووسع مدخله واغسله بالماء والثلج والبرد ونقه من الذنوب والخطايا كما ينقي الثوب الأبيض من الدنس. اللهم اجعل قبره روضة من رياض الجنة. اللهم ادخله الجنة بغير حساب. آمين.

Brother Junaid Jamshed has passed away in Pakistan. We humbly request everyone to keep him in your Duaas.

Nawal Academy classes will not be in session today.

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Jalsa Khatme Bukhari

Nawal Academy cordially invites you to Jalsa Khatame Bukhari Shareef.

Insha Allah, Hazrat Mufti Nawalur Rahman Sahib Damat Barakatuhum will be teaching the last lesson of Sahih Bukhri.

Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri Sahib madde zilluhu
And other scholars.

Insha Allah, on Sunday May 29, 2016 after Asr Salah (6:15 PM)


ICC of Des Plaines 480 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

For more information, please call

630-373-3131 or 773-573-7628

We are looking forward seeing you there Insha Allah!

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Registration 2016-2017

Registration 2016-2017– Classes will begin after Eid-ul-Fitr (July 13th, 2016)

We are now offering the following classes:

  • Hifz ul Quran- One on one basis
  • Nazirah with Tajweed- One on one basis
  • 5 years Alim/Alimah program
  • Monday to Thursday







  • Saturday & Sunday (Arabic with explanation in English)






  • Saturday & Sunday (Arabic with explanation in Urdu)






1. Download the form

2. Fill your information

3. Send it to a mailing address along with the payment

Hurry, don’t miss this golden opportunity.

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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Occurrence of Significance:

  1. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) accepted the repentance of Sayyidina Adam (Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise.
  2. Allah extinguished the fire in which Sayyidina Ibrahim (Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrod.
  3. Allah granted deliverance to Sayyidina Moosa (Alayhis Salaam) and the Bani Israel from the tyranny of Fir’oun.
  4. After the floods, the ark of Sayyidina Nooh (Alayhis Salaam) settled on Mount Judi.
  5. Sayyidina Ayyub (Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health (from leprosy)
  6. Sayyidina Yusuf (Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya’qub (Alaihis-Salaam)
  7. Sayyidina Yunus (Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish
  8. Ashura is also the day when Sayyidina Dawud (Alaihis-Salaam) was forgiven
  9. The kingdom of Sulaiman (Alaihis-Salaam) was restored
  10. Sayyidina Isa (Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah

These are mentioned as what scholars have determined as the specialties of that day

in Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq, Sayyidina Abdul Qadir al-Jilani.

Practices To Be Observed On The Day of Aashura.

Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu ‘anh) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

  1. To fast on the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram. [Sahih Bukhari and Muslim]
  2. This is a nafl fast.
  3. The act of fasting is sunnah.
  4. To spend freely on one’s family.

Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “He who will be generous on his family on the day of Aashura, Allah Ta’ala will be generous on him for the entire year. [Tabrani, Baihaqi].

Rewards For Fasting On The Day Of Aashura.

Abu Qatada (Radiyallahu ‘anh) relates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

All minor sins of the past year will be forgiven. The major sins are forgiven only when sincere Tawbah is made.


To Refrain From The Following In Muharram And The Day Of Aashura:

  1. To incur debts so as to spend on one’s family.
  2. To be wasteful and extravagant in one’s spending.
  3. To make Taziah. (Religious processions).
  4. To read Mirthiya and Shahadat Nama (obituary on the martyrdom of Husain (radhiyallahu anhu). Or to cry, tear one’s clothes etc.
  5. To make sweet drinks with the belief that it would quench the thirst of those martyred in Karbala.
  6. To prepare khitchra (food cooked with lentils) with erroneous beliefs.
  7. To light fireworks.
  8. To believe that a child born in the month of Muharram is prone to misfortune and likewise to believe a marriage in this month will bring ill-fortune is not in accordance with Islamic beliefs.

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Dhul Hijjah

Dhul Hijjah is the final month of the Islamic calendar. Hazrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) relates that Rasool Allah (SAW) said: “The month of all the months is Ramadan and the month with the most honors is Dhul-Hijjah.
The month gets its name from the fact that the blessed pilgrimage of Hajj occurs in this month and because the Hijjah (Islamic word for year) ends with this month as well. The fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj, is performed in this sacred month.

Significance of First 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Quran: Wal Fajar. Wa Layaalin ‘ashr. Suratul Fajr, Verses 1 and 2 translation: By the dawn; By the ten nights (i.e. the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hîjjah).
Hazrat Abu Huraira (RA) narrates that Rasoolullah (sallahu alayhi wassalaam) said:
“On no days is the worship of Allah desired more than in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the Ibaadat of each of these nights is equal to the Ibaadat of Laylatul Qadr.”(Tirmidhi and Ibn-e- Maajah)

Day of Arafat (9th Day of Dhul Hijjah)
Sayyiduna Qatada (radhiyallahu anhu) reports from Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wassalaam):
“A person that fasts on the Day of Arafat, Rasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says he has great hope that this would be a compensation for the person’s past and future sins.” (Muslim)
By past and future sins are meant minor sins. Therefore, it is extremely important that one fast on this day.
Rasoolullah (sallahu alayhi wasallam) has said: “The most acceptable dua is that which is made on the day of Arafat, and the best dua which the Prophets before me and I have said is:
لا الہ الا اللہ وحدہ لا شریک لہ لہ الملک و لہ الحمد و ہو علی کل شئی قدیر

Increase the Rememberance (Zikr) of Allah (SWT) During First 10 days of Dhul Hijjah
Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) relates fromRasoolullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam):
There are no greater days of Ibaadat and actions besides the 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah according to Allah Ta’ala. Therefore engage yourself during these days with remembering Allah by doing
tasbeeh, tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed.
So increase the recitation of these 4 things:
Tasbeeh: سبحان اللہ Tahleel: لا إله إلا الله Takbeer: الله أكبر Tahmeed: الحمد لله
The Days of Tashreek

9th of Dhul Hijjah (Fajr time) until 13th of Dhul Hijjah (Asr time)
اللھ اکبراللھ اکبر لا الھ الا اللھ و اللھ اکبر اللھ اکبر و للھ الحمد
The above takbeer is known as Takbiraat of Tashreek.
It is waajib for every adult Muslim (male and female) to recite the Takbiraaat of Tashreek after every fardh salaah during this period. Males should recite it loudly and females should recite it softly.

Sunnats of Eid-ul-Adha

• Wake up earlier than usual
• Brush the teeth with miswaak
• Have a Ghusal (bath)
• Be well dressed in an Islamic manner
• Dress in one’s best clothes, not necessarily new
• Use Itr
• Avoid eating before Eid Salaat — it is best on Eid ul Adha that the first thing eaten should be the animal that the person has slaughtered. However, if slaughtering is not being done at home, then one should just wait until after the Eid Salaah to eat anything in order to get the reward of the Sunnah Insha Allah.
• Perform Eid Salaat at the Eidgaah (men)
• Go to the place of Salaat early
• Walk to the place of Eid salaat (if possible)
• Recite the Takbeeraat (of Tashreeq) aloud on the way to the place of Eid Salaat
• Use different routes to and from the place of Eid Salaat

~*~*~ On a side note we would like to add that once the moon is sighted for the month of Dhul Hijjah until the sacrifice is done of the animal (whether that be on the 10th, 11th or 12th) it is MAKROOH for the one on whom it is obligatory to sacrifice an animal to either cut nails or hair — by any means. So girls this means manicures, pedicures, waxing, shaving, plucking etc. And for the men it includes cutting nails, shaving etc. It comes in a Hadith of Saheeh Muslim narrated by Umme Salmah (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) has said: “When the 1st – 10th days of Dhul Hijjah start, one who intends to offer a sacrifice (of an animal) should not have his/ her hair/ nails trimmed until he/ she has offered his/ her sacrifice”…

And Allah knows best! ~*~*~

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Islamic lectures in English by visiting Khateeb

Islamic lectures in English by visiting Khateeb
6:00 – 7:00 PM Central Time

Conference Calling Number 559-546-1000
Pin number 652965# Please Mute.

Participants may send their questions (related to topic of the talk) to in advance and QA can be done at the end of talk.


Allah, Universe and Human Journey (Purpose of Life) – Friday, 5th Sep 2014
Status of a Believer, concern for humanity – Saturday, 6th Sep 2014
For Every Sister in the Ummah – Sunday, 7th Sep 2014
Life of Taqwa – Friday, 12th Sep 2014
Cure for Depression – Saturday, 13th Sep 2014
Time Management – Do your best in life Sunday, 14th Sep 2014

* some lectures may extend 1+ hours
** presentations also include some Urdu quotes

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Developing Our Relationship with the Qur’an

Developing Our Relationship with the Qur’an

Developing Our Relationship with the Qur’an

We connect with the people who are important to us on a daily basis. We meet with, call, message, and e-mail them. Who do you voluntarily communicate with the most? Chances are that person is someone you love and are close to.

Why not spend this Ramadan connecting with the One who is the most important in our lives? Why not spend this month connecting with and becoming a lover and beloved of our Creator?

You can really get to know a person through their words. The things a person talks about, their word choice, and their style of communicating their words can reveal so much about them.

If you really want to get to know your Lord, take a look at His Glorious Words. Let’s try to develop our relationship with Allah swt this Ramadan by connecting with the Qur’an.

Ways to strengthen your connection with the Qur’an:


There is no form of dhikr [remembrance] that is higher than the Qur’an. If a person wants to get closer to Allah swt, it is absolutely necessary for him/her to recite the Qur’an—there’s no way out. And for those of us who feel that we recite very slowly or that reciting the Qur’an is very difficult for us, never fear! For our beloved Nabi (saws) has said:

“Verily the one who recites the Qur’an beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have twice that reward.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Of course, this does that mean that if we do not know how to read the Qur’an properly we can kick back and continue making mistakes without worrying about it. We should definitely make an effort to learn the art of Tajweed from a qualified teacher and we should try our best to improve our recitation and seek to rectify our mistakes. However, if despite our continuous and sincere efforts we still find it difficult to recite the Qur’an, we should not despair, as Allah (swt) knows that we are trying and we should have hope that He will give us the reward mentioned in the Hadith quoted above, Insha’Allah.

Also, it should be noted that by recitation, we mean reciting the Qur’an in Arabic. These days, many people settle with reading the translation of the Qur’an and remain deprived from the spiritual blessings and rewards of reciting the Qur’an in the original Arabic it was revealed in.

Rasulullah (saws) said, “Whoever recites a letter of the Book of Allah earns a good deed, and each good deed is worth ten like it. I do not say that ‘Alif-lam-mim’ is one letter, but that alif is a letter, lam is a letter, meem is a letter.” [At-Tirmidhi]

It is no doubt a highly noble and encouraged act to study the meaning of the Qur’an, but it does not give anyone the excuse of leaving the recitation of the Qur’an in Arabic.


Memorizing the Qur’an is not only the job of the huffāzh or of those who are striving to memorize the entire Qur’an. Even if your goal is currently not to memorize the entire Qur’an, you should still try to make an effort to memorize more surahs and portions of the Qur’an. Memorizing the Qur’an allows you to develop a very unique kind of connection with the Qur’an that cannot be put into words. It allows you to enjoy reciting those portions of the Qur’an that you have memorized in a different way.

The Prophet (saws) said, “It will be said to those who know the Qur’an, ‘Recite and ascend. Recite slowly as you did in the world below. Your station will be at the last verse you recite.” [Abu Dawud and at-Tirmidhi]

Also, whether you memorize an ayah a day or a page a day, try to recite what you memorize in your salah. You will likely find this to be beneficial not only in retaining what you memorize, but also in developing khushū’ [the desired calmness and the spirit of salah] in your salah. Memorizing more Qur’an means having more ways to interact with Allah (swt) in your salah. Instead of repeating the same surahs over and over again, you’ll have more options to choose from. Each salah can become a unique experience and interaction with Allah (swt).

Whether you are cooking iftar, in the car, or walking on the street, try to make a habit of listening to the recitation of the Qur’an whenever possible. Let the words of your Beloved flow into your ears and penetrate deeply into your heart. Fill your life and mind with the recitation of the Qur’an.

It is considered greater adab [etiquette] to drop everything while the Qur’an is being recited and to fully focus on the recitation. However, some scholars have given the permission to listen to pre-recorded, non-live recitation of the Qur’an while doing other quiet activities such as doing chores and typing up an e-mail. This is neither against the shari’ah nor against adab and it has immense spiritual benefit. If you are talking to someone, however, then you should not play the Qur’an in the background.

Additionally, listening to the recitation of someone who recites well with Tajweed and who understands the meaning of the Qur’an has a special kind of impact on our hearts and it increases our own desire to recite the Qur’an.

Our responsibility as Muslims is to not only recite the Qur’an but to also act upon it—and we cannot act upon the Qur’an if we do not know what the Qur’an is telling us. We should try to study the Qur’an under the guidance of a qualified ‘alim [Islamic scholar].

If it is not possible for you to study the Qur’an under the guidance of a qualified teacher, you can still read authentic books of tafseer. An excellent recommendation is Ma’ariful Quran by Mufti Shafi Usmani Sahib (db), which is available in both Urdu and English.

If you ever are unsure whether a teacher offering tafseer classes is qualified or whether a certain tafseer book is authentic, you can always contact the Nawal Academy administration and consult with them.

Remember, the Qur’an is essentially Allah swt speaking to us. Try to understand what Allah swt is telling us. Reflect and ponder on the words of your Lord. Try to implement one verse of the Qur’an into your life every day.

And beg Allah swt to bestow you with the noor of the Qur’an.

May Allah swt allow us to make the most of the remainder of this Ramadan and may He allow us begin leading lives colored with the beauty of the Qur’an this month. May Allah swt allow us to develop a special connection with the Qur’an this month and may He make that connection a means of bringing us nearer to Him. Ameen!


 “Advice to Youth” by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed (db) (

Written by:
Hafiza Safa Subhani Sahiba
Head of Hifz Dept.
Nawal Academy

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