In His Name, the Most High
Over the course of the years, I have had the honour to deliver lectures – during Muharram and Arbaeen, and during the off-seasons. Some of these lectures have been recorded and are made available here.
- Arbaeen 2016 at MKSI Leicester
- Thought Forum on The Global Resistance to Oppression 2013 at the Islamic Centre of England
- Muharram 2012 at Masjid-e-Ali in Luton
- 32nd Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran 2011 at the Islamic Centre of England
- ‘Ubudiyyah1. Martyrdom of Imam as-Sadiq(A) 2011 at the Islamic Centre of England
- Imam Khomeini Conference 2011 at the Islamic Centre of England
- The Importance of Dua’ al-Iftitah2, Shahr3 Ramadhan 2011 at Idara-e-Ja’fariyyah, London
- Muharram 2009 at MSWF Leicester
And from Allah is all ability and Tawfeeq4.
- ‘Ubudiyyah is servitude to God, to the divine. This lecture discusses the subject in some detail, but naturally, a single lecture cannot cover this vast subject.
- This is a supplication that is recited each night after breaking the fast. To learn more please see Reflections on the Supplication of Al-Iftitah by Mohammad Ali Shomali
- The word Shahr means ‘month’, due to the sacred nature of the month of Ramadhan, it is always mentioned with reverence and respect and so is not mentioned alone, either Shahr (month of) Ramadhan or ‘The Month of Ramadhan’
- Tawfeeq means the ability and opportunity to achieve success, made possible by God’s grace and permission. From an Islamic perspective, all activities that a person is able to perform, are done with God’s grace and permission, and their success depends on Him providing that ability. The subject is naturally a lot more detailed than this, but this provides a simple (albeit incomplete) explanation.