Toronto Mawlid Presents:
THE GENTLE ONE – A CELEBRATION OF ALLAH’S MESSENGER
“It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O Muhammad);
Singapore Haqqani Ensemble
Nader Khan and the Blacksmiths
Dawud Wharnsby Ali
Imam Zaid Shakir
Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
Shaykh Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ninowy
Sunday January 3, 2016 (Rabi’al Awwal 1437 Hijri)
Time: 12:15 – 5:00 (Doors open at 12:30)
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga.
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Phone: 416-897-2746 or 647-693-4105
Sponsored by Islamic Relief Canada & several major GTA organizations and Masajid.
THE SINGAPORE HAQQANI ENSEMBLE - INAUGURAL VISIT TO THE GTA
Thursday Dec. 31. 2015
A New Year’s Family Gathering @ 7pm.
Noon Academy, 12 Rutherford Rd. Unit 6. Brampton. L6W 3J1
Friday Jan. 1. 2016
Post Salatul Jumu’ah
“A Poetic Journey to the Heart of Al-Sham”
International Muslim Organization (IMO)
64 Rexdale Ave. Etobicoke.
“Being Happy With the One Who Was Sent As A Mercy.”
Either London or Islamic Forum
Saturday Jan. 2
Imdadul Islamic Centre
26 LePage Crt. (Keele and Finch)
Eid Milad An-Nabi
Islamic Society of York Region
1380 Stouffville Rd, Richmond Hill, ON. L4E 3S3
Sunday Jan. 3
12:30 – 5:00pm
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr. Mississauga.
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February Toronto Mawlid
We are honored to have Paul Abdul-Wudud Sutherland for our February 2014 Toronto Mawlid.
Canadian-British Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland is an award-winning poet and writer. A Muslim since 2004, he is the author of eight published collections of poetry and has edited seven others, as well as being the founding editor of Dream Catcher a distinguished literary journal now in its 27th issue. Collections of his Sufi poetry and his Sirah poems are to be published later this year by Quilliam Press in the United Kingdom.
Insha’allah, we will have a two-part workshop on Saturday Feb. 1. 2014 at the IMO. The third part of the program will culminate in our monthly mawlid program.
Workshop 1: Echoes of Sufism in Western Literature
Salatul Zuhr to Asr (1:30 – 3:30)
With examples from contemporary poetry, participants will be encouraged to expand their range of understanding about the global nature and influence of Islamic spirituality. The session will explore writers and poets who have been seekers, yearning for something beyond the overt individualism that has dominated much of the modern Western narrative.
Workshop 2: Verses for Al-Habib: Writing Quatrains in Praise of the Prophet
Salatul ‘Asr to Maghrib (4:30 – 6:00)
Using the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the quatrain will be introduced. The Rubaiyat has a special place in the intersection between Islam and the Western literary tradition. It is a perfect launching point for contemporary poetry that reflects the Islamic spiritual tradition and at the same time it resonates deep within modern English poetry. Who was Omar Khayyam? Why are there so many different translations of the Rubaiyat? What are its connections to Mevlana Rumi? How did Edward Fitzgerald’s famous interpretation of the Rubaiyat introduce Islamic concepts to a western audience without them realizing it. Sidi Abdul Wadud is keen to have participants have a go at composing something original.
Mawlid: Readings for the Rasul: A Poetic Celebration of the Prophet (7:00 – 9:00)
This will be our monthly Mawlid presented as an evening of poetry in praise of the Beloved of Allah with special guest and award winning poet Paul Abdul Wadud Sutherland with munshids and poets and lovers of the Rasul from our community.
Join us for an evening of words and verse in praise of the most eloquent of Allah’s creation!
The virtues of karam (magnanimity), ‘izzat (honour) and shuja’ah (courage) are often so distorted they result in a gross public display of arrogance, shame and bravado. The Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon him, reflected the most lofty virtues without glitz or glamour. If Muslims wish to live virtuous lives they need look no further than the life of Allah’s Messenger. Today, Holloywood’s dramatization of greed and betrayal pitched in a dark battle against honour and courage in epic movies such as “The Day of the Falcon” starring Antonio Banderas, can obscure the Prophetic virtues of honour, love and courage. Addressing this important topic at our monthly Mawlid is Shaykh Muhammad Al-Ninowy, a master of the science of hadith and a scholar who has not only studied the Prophetic biography with many of the leading ‘ulema of our age, but he is also a direct descendant of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.