Capetonians who aspire to find greater meaning in Ramadan this year will benefit from talks by Syrian-American Islamic scholar and world renowned author Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, who is in the country currently. Sheikh Ninowy, the head of the Madina Institute, is currently spearheading his The Journey from Ritual to Spiritual tour. The lectures will consist of dhikrs and a Q&A session in preparation for the month of Ramadan.
“A good Muslim is a good human being. If you do not contribute positively to every human being regardless of their race or faith or even to plants, then there is a problem with your faith. Your imaan is in question,” says Sheikh al-Ninowy.
Al-Ninowy is a direct descendant of the family of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). His teachings have been passed down from father to father. He is the author of many books regarding the sciences of Tawheed and Hadith in Arabic. He is currently an imam at a masjid located in Duluth, GA, Atlanta, in the United States, where he delivers the weekly khutbah and gives weekly lectures in Hadith and Tawheed. He participated in many national and international conferences on Islam, world peace, and welfare of humanity.
Sheikh Ninowy has already finished touring in Bloemfontein; Chatsworth, Durban; Ladysmith and KZN. The prestigious, eloquent scholar will be in Cape Town for the Majlis of Dhikr plus Q&A Session on Tuesday 17 June after Esha at Darul Karaar Masjid in Park Road, Wynberg and Wednesday 18 June after Esha at Masjid ul Bahr in Mitchells Plain. His last destination is Gabarone in Bostwana for a Majlis of Dhikr plus Q&A Session on 19 June and Jumu’ah on 20 June.
The talks are open to all. For more information, visit www.madinainstitute.org.za. VOC (Nailah Cornelissen)