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Sheikh Ninowy to host Shama’il seminar

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Renowned Syrian born scholar, Sheikh Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, will be hosting a unique seminar as part of the Madina Institute this coming Saturday. The seminar will center around the Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi, and will seek to enlighten the community about the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).

The seminar will be especially unique in the sense that, apart from giving the community an insight about the traits of the Prophet (S.A.W), it will be conducted by a reported direct descent of his, in the form of Sheikh Ninowy.

Event PR, Aboobaker Kalla, said that despite the Madina Institute hosting regular seminars throughout the year, Saturday’s event would be the first at attempt at something of this nature and magnitude.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to come out, and come and learn about who this messenger of ours was. This is obviously with the intention to emulate him, and follow him as a role model,” he said.

The seminar would seek to highlight the human aspects of the Prophet (S.A.W), in order to motivate people to follow his sunnah. This was especially important, in a time where Muslims were struggling to properly “depict their Prophet (S.A.W).”

“They see him as an angelic form, and someone we can’t reach, someone we aspire to be like but we know we can’t reach,” he said.

Saturday’s seminar will be open to all members of the community, including those of alternative faiths.

“Everyone is encouraged to attend this seminar,” he said.

Registration for the event can be done on the Madina Institute website. Should facilities still be available on the day of the seminar, registration will be conducted at the venue. However, preference will be given to those who registered online. Entry is completely free of charge.

The seminar will take place on Saturday the 25th October, at the Islamia College Auditorium, Lansdowne. It will run from between2pm-6pm.

You can register for the event via the link:

For more information, contact the Medina Institute at 021 421 9027 or 021 421 9028. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)

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