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How fortunate we are to be from the Ummah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum). One of the miracles handed down to us is the month of Ramadan. Allah who created us, has granted us a way in which we can cleanse ourselves, physically as well as spiritually. This extraordinary month will only be of benefit to those of us who take advantage of it. Allah has promised us rewards during this month beyond our expectations, only limited by his generosity and mercy and we know that Allah is the most generous and most merciful. Read more .......

Welcome to Blackpool Mosque

"Rasul-ullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said, "When a Person dies the rewards for his good deeds cease except for three things for which he continues to get the reward (even after his death) and they are Sadaqa Jariyah (Perpetual Charity), knowledge which benefits people and pious children who pray after his death."  (Sahih Muslim)

Allah says “If he comes walking I will come running to him” (Hadith). The path of submission and devotion to God is a laborious one, strewn with thorns and scarped with potholes. There are vast spaces of arid deserts to cross as well as perilous jungles. It requires enormous courage and bags of enthusiasm to reach the  destination. However, Allah is most Merciful and Gracious He does not leave the seeker of truth wandering in the wilderness. He comes to every sincere seeker, holds their hand and leads them on the path. The following verses allude to this:

As for those who strive hard in our cause, we shall most certainly guide them onto paths that lead unto us, for behold God is indeed with the doers of good” (Ankabut: 69).

God says: “When my seeker draws a hand span near me, I come an arms length to him, when he comes near me an arms length, I draw near to him two arms lengths. If he comes walking I come running to him” (Muslim reported by Anas).

With such promises why shouldn’t the true seeker strive? The beloved Messenger (peace be upon him) would stand in the night vigil for so long that his feet would swell and start bleeding. His wife Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) could not bear to see this and would lament, “O Messenger,  why do you do this you are sinless?” He would reply “Why shouldn’t I want to be a grateful servant of my Lord?”

How much time, effort and wealth do we expend in Allah’s way? We can measure the degree of our relationship with Him by quantifying our struggle. How well do you think you will fair on a scale of 1-10? Where 1 is least effort and 10 the effort of our venerable ancestors. Make this your new year’s resolution to go up a few points. The sacrifice of Ibrahim provides us with a beautiful example of serving the Lord. The wish to please Allah at any cost is a real challenge for us in an age of plenty and abundance. Can we control our carnal desires and work for Divine pleasure?

 

About The Madrassah

The evening  Maktab classes follow a varied and enriched curriculum enabling the children to- not only recite the Quran in a beautiful manner with tajweed, but to embrace an Islamic lifestyle and develop the confidence in their Muslim identity. We place great emphasis on accurate recitation and fluency and the progress of each individual child is monitored and assessed at every stage of their learning. Additional Islamic studies are a strong focus ensuring that Madrasah is enjoyable and educational.
We recognise that learning consists of:
• Acquiring knowledge of Deen
• Understanding ideas and reasonings
• Perfecting skills and confidence
• Developing good attitudes and manners

A community without education is a lost Community

Education is the key to success in life

MADRASA OPENS FOR NEW ADMISSIONS Tuesday 19 th August at 4:55 PM.

 

 

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Embracing Differences and Promoting Tolerance

By the night when it covers everything and by the day when it brightens up in glory. And by Him, who created the male and the female, surely your efforts are diverse. So, he who gives and is pious and accepts what is good, We shall prepare for him the way to ease; But whoever is miserly and heedless and rejects what is good, We shall prepare for him the way to hardship” (Al-Layl: 1-10).

Our wonderful world is full of contrast; the darkness of the night and the brightness of the day, the competitive urge of men and the loving motherly instinct of women. Then there is the variety in human endeavours. People are different from one another, they differ in their works, and all have their specific goals. This richness of diversity in human beings is the proof of Divine Unity and the brotherhood of man. After introducing the concept of diversity in the creation and mankind the Quran explains the path to success and the path to failure by mentioning the three characteristics of successful people, these are:

1. Generosity: This is to give to others without them asking for it, to provide support, service and provisions to the needy. The generous give these out of love and kindness. Parents are generous to their children as they feed, clothe and care for them.

2. God Consciousness (Taqwa): This means to fear God and be aware of the Lord’s presence all the time and in all places. This God consciousness is expressed through prayer, charity and works of goodness.

3. Openness: This means accepting all that is good and beautiful. This is about recognising the good ideas and concepts such as good habits and practices etc.

By developing these characteristics of generosity, God consciousness and openness, British Muslims can play an important role in society. These characteristics really broaden the outlook of a person. This makes it possible to accept different opinions and views. They encourage tolerance of people who are different. As we integrate into the wider society (speaking English, wearing suits and ties, eating fish and chips, supporting Manchester United) and begin to live like the British what will distinguish us from the rest? Taqwa – this will be the hallmark of a true British Muslim.

The result of this is “We shall prepare for him the way to ease“.We will no longer remain aliens or foreigners here; we will be part of this society. However, this does not mean that we will lose our unique distinctiveness and a warning that if you do not accept good and become inclusive then “we shall prepare for you the way to hardship“.

The Quran then turns to three characteristics which are opposite of these namely:

  • Miserliness opposite of generosity
  • Heedlessness opposite of Taqwa
  • Close mindedness opposite of openness

By comparing good characteristics with the evil ones it’s emphasising the need for developing good traits. Let’s resolve to embrace the good in British Society: Civil rights, democracy, freedom of religion, justice, hard-working, creativity and tolerance. Historically Muslims have always comfortably lived in multicultural societies, contributing to the society and benefiting it by displaying the beautiful moral and spiritual values of Islam.

At The Mosque Five daily congregational Prayers are held on time every day. 

"O you who believe, remember Allah, remembering Him frequently and glorifying Him morning and evening. He it is Who sends His blessings on you, and so do His angels, that He may bring you forth out of utter darkness into the light and He is merciful to the believers (Prayer is better than sleep.)" (Holy Quran 33:41-43).The second pillar of Islam is the religious duty to perform five prescribed daily prayers or salat. All adult Muslims are supposed to perform five prayers, preceded by ritual cleansing or purification of the body at different intervals of the day. The Qur’anic references also mention the acts of standing, bowing, and prostrating during prayers and facing a set direction, known as qibla.

Tel: 01253-291967 E-mail: info_blackpool_mosque@yahoo.com

Address: 2 Revoe Street, Blackpool, FY1 5HN Click Here for Map
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