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Jamia Al-Karam presents the Every Hour Counts Mosque Syllabus
Sunday, 19 July 2015

For the first time, a simple and straightforward curriculum based on hours of educational activity is presented to UK mosques

On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr 1436/2015, Jamia Al-Karam is pleased to announce the release of the ‘Every Hour Counts Mosque Syllabus’, prepared by its founder and principal, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. For the first time, an hourly breakdown of education and teaching time taking place within UK mosques has been analysed with a suggested curriculum presented for male and female pupils of secondary education age 11-16 years.

For the past forty years, there has been a continuous and general assertion that there is no formal and effective syllabus in place for mosque classes in the UK...

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Shaykh Pirzada meets Grand Imam of Al-Azhar & Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace
Friday, 12 June 2015

On Thursday 11 June 2015, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada visited Lambeth Palace in London to meet with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Shaykh Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt Hon Justin Welby. The Grand Imam came to London for a two-day visit and was hosted by the Archbishop at the Palace.

 

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Shaykh Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, is the leader and head of the world’s historic University of Al-Azhar which represents an influential intellectual tradition of Islam for over a millennium. He is counted amongst the top influential Muslims in the world and is also Chairman of the World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates, which now holds Special...

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O Muslim! Cast your vote! Its a trust!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015

We are British Muslims. Great Britain is our home and that of our coming generations. Our bond with Great Britain is exactly the same as that of any non-Muslim citizen. Here we enjoy the freedom to worship, and there are no obstacles before us in performing our prayers and building our mosques. The opportunity to benefit from the provisions and facilities offered to us by the government of this country, such an opportunity can never be imagined in the countries from where the first generation came from. For example, if our home is burgled at 2 am during the night, or our home catches fire, or we become seriously unwell, then merely by dialling 999, in a matter of minutes, the police, fire brigade, ambulance and doctor will be present at our doorstep. Important to note that they never question what religion we follow, rather they come to our assistance considering us to be fellow British citizens.

Today this government is seeking our opinion and our recommendation by means of the general election and the casting of votes, so that those who talk of our rights can reach Parliament through our votes. Hence this vote, to us, is a trust in order to safeguard our country and our coming generations....

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Shaykh Pirzadas latest Urdu publication is released
Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Endorsed by 20 leading Imams and scholars, the book ‘Mahabbat-e Rasool’ is now available

Al-Karam Publications is pleased to announce that the latest Urdu publication of Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada has been published and is now available. Written during the sacred month of Ramadan, the important book is titled ‘Mahabbat-e Rasool awr us key Taqaazey’, meaning ‘Love of the Messenger (peace be upon him) and its Demands’.

The book delves into the definition of love, the nature of loving Allah Almighty, and the nature of loving the sublime Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). The book focusses on its primary objective of understanding the demands of this love with special emphasis on the blessed pillar of Islam ‘the Prayer (al-Salat)’ and the physical, prophetic Sunnah ‘the Beard (al-Lihyah)’. The book provides a concise, scholarly and decisive discourse in relation to the beard, its significance and rulings relating to it. Themes discussed among others include the beard of the sublime Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him), his Companions, and other Prophets of God; the ruling regarding the beard and its description; the symbols of Islam; the Prophet’s love for the beard; understanding the concept of Sunnah; etc....

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Shaykh Pirzada condemns Peshawar School Massacre and prays for the victims and the country
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The despicable attack at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, leaving at least 132 children dead along with 9 of their staff members is a tragedy that has sent shockwaves of horror and grief across the world. With extremism, terror, death and destruction continuously visible on our television screens, it would seem as if the situation of the human condition could not get any worse. Yet the massacre of innocent children, who are a gift to the world and in whom lies the future of the world, has left the people all over the world in a state of utter shock with their human instincts and sentiments of their hearts shaken to the very core.

Founder and Principal of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, has expressed his pain and heartfelt grief at the tragedy that unfolded in Peshawar yesterday. Shaykh Pirzada stated, “I condemn in the most strongest of terms this awful degradation of human dignity that left so many innocent souls to face terror of this proportion at their second home, their school of all places, and to be faced with their brutal and merciless slaughter...

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Statement on the murder of Alan Henning Our National Hero
Saturday, 04 October 2014

Jamia Al-Karam, its students, scholars and graduate Imams, as well as the wider British Muslim community, stand united in condemnation of the brutal and cowardice murder of our national hero, Alan Henning, at the hands of ISIL. All thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

The evil of ISIL knows no bounds with its unimaginable brutality, violence and terror, being committed under the disguise of a deliberate misinterpretation of the religion that belongs to 1.6 billion people around the world. The murder of Alan Henning is the latest proof of the merciless nature of their humanity. For the timing to coincide with the pilgrimage of Hajj and the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, their utter disregard for the religion they falsely claim is manifestly clear....

 

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Shaykh Pirzada saddened at passing away of Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani
Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Earlier this morning, 7 May 2014, the news was confirmed of the passing away of Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani in Cyprus. Upon hearing of this news, Shaykh Pirzada was deeply saddened and uttered the words, ‘inna lillahi wa inna ‘ilayhi raji’un’. Mawlana Shaykh Nazim died at the age of 92 years and was a towering and influential Muslim with profound spiritual standing and global stature. His contributions to Islam, the Muslims and the people in the East and West are immense. Thousands found the light of guidance through his efforts and the young and old, the rich and poor, the laymen as well as political elites, all found inspiration through him. His departure from this world is a loss for the Ummah and reflects the statement, “The death of the scholar is the death of the world.”...

 

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GCSE league tables released, Al-Karam School in top ten
Thursday, 23 January 2014

In spite of the controversy surrounding the GCSE League Tables released today in relation to the inclusion or exclusion of the IGCSEs adopted by some schools around the country as opposed to the GCSEs and the consequent effect this has had on the ranking of schools in certain areas, nonetheless, the tables do provide some form of indication as to the performance of schools and their comparison.

 

At Al-Karam Secondary School, we are pleased with our result listed in the league tables of 73% of pupils achieving grades A*-C in 5+ GCSE subjects including English and Maths. By this ranking, Al-Karam Secondary School is placed in 7th position in the county of Nottinghamshire which consists of 81 schools. The result has ensured that the school is above the Local Authority average of 52.4% and the England average of 52.8% and remains within the top ten schools in the county....

 

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The First Quran Commentary written in the UK has been published
Sunday, 20 October 2013

Al-Karam Publications proudly releases Shaykh Pirzada’s five-volume literary masterpiece on the Qur’an, ‘Tafsir Imdad al-Karam’.

The first ever detailed commentary on the Qur’an to be written in the United Kingdom for the twenty first century audience has been released and is now available through Al-Karam Publications. The author and Mufassir (Qur’anic Exegete), Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, is already an established scholar, writer and teacher and someone who has continuously served Islam, the Muslims and the British community since 1974. His services to the people and the faith come in various forms and are certainly multi-faceted. He has been the instrumental leader behind the successful academic and educational institution of Jamia Al-Karam; the long and short term humanitarian relief projects around the world of Muslim Charity Helping the Needy; the written works in various languages on human rights, contemporary issues, religious education and other themes published by Al-Karam Publications...

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Ramadan Reflection Shaykh Pirzadas message on behalf of WAAG-UK
Saturday, 03 August 2013

President of WAAG-UK congratulates the Muslims of the world upon entering the last ten days of Ramadan with a specific message for the people of Egypt and Al-Azhar.

The holy month of Ramadan of the year 1434 AH is soon to pass by leaving much in terms of reflection. As the month entered the last ten days of fasting and prayers, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, President of the UK Branch of the World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG-UK), extended his words of congratulations to the Muslims of the world and forwarded a specific message to the people of Egypt as well as asking the Muslims to offer prayers for those suffering in many parts of the world at the present moment....

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