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Isra & Miraj

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

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ISRA presents 14Th annual

Isra & Mi'raj

Journey of a Lifetime : All in One Night

Saturday June 16, 2012

Nur Center, Falls Church Virginia (Washington DC area)

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General Description:

An Isra FREE Event

"Glory be to (Allah) who did take His Servant for a journey by night from the Sacred place of worship to the Farthest place of worship" (Al-Qur'an 17:1)

About the theme : For the Prophet (saws), Isra & Mi'raj was a divine gift and an unparalleled miracle. Believers, though, can also follow this aspect of the Prophet's life (sunnah) and ascend to the spiritual perfection experienced by the holy Prophet (saws).

Benefits of Remembering Isra & Mi'raj

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

No other event and Miracle in the history of Islam has such a huge impact on all aspects of human life as the Miracle of Isra And Mi'raj. On one hand it s a gift of Allah to the Prophet (saws) and on the other hand it is the manifestation of Allah's love, honor, value , nobility and high status granted to Prophet (saws) and shown to the believers.

It connects the physical and spiritual nature of human life and the life of this world to the life of the hereafter. It establishes that Islam is the religion of all prophets and messengers by integrating them into one deen under the leadership of Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallal-lahu 'Alayhee Wa Sallam

It is the pinnacle of spiritual ascent and witnessing where God does not remain a postulate but becomes a living reality. For the believers it opens the door for their spiritual Mi'raj by granting them among many other gifts, the gift of 5 daily prayers which the Prophet (saws) received from Allah (swt).

Understanding Miraj is gaining the knowledge of our entire Deen which leads to following the spiritual Sunnah of the Prophet in seeking to worship Allah at the level of Al-Ihsaan. Most importantly it has taught Muslims that it is by servitude and closeness to Allah in intense love that Muslims can achieve Al- Ihsaan and be victorious over evil and become the best of Nations in the footsteps of the best of creation Sallal-lahu 'Alayhee Wa Sallam.

About the speakers:

Sh. Nooruddeen

Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee

Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee is a Muslim scholar, thinker, author, translator, and the
Khalifah (successor) of the late Shaykh Ibrahim Muhammad al-Battawi of the Shadhdhuli
School for the Tranquillity of Being and Illumination of Hearts in the Western Hemisphere. His
teachers include Shaykh Umar Abdullah (ra) of the Comoro Islands, Shaykh Seyed Ali Ashraf
(ra) of Dhaka and Jeddah, and Shaykh and Qadi (retd) Muhammad al-Jamal ar-Rif'ai of al-Quds
ash-Shareef in Jerusalem. Presently, he is the Director of the Green Mountain School and the
Islamic Study Center of Charlottesville, Virginia. His major contribution is in the area of
education, and for many years specifically in the realm of teaching reading, writing, and
reciting of Qur'anic Arabic.

Shaykh Nooruddeen is the founder of the Lama Foundation and Dar al-Islam in New Mexico
and a prolific writer and editor of more than a dozen books, the most recent of which is the
Transliterated Tajwidi Qur'an, acclaimed as the most easy and comprehensive transliteration
and translation of the Qur'an for non-Arabic speaking Muslims. He regularly attends and
speaks at major international conferences and serves as a khatib and an imam for various
nearby Muslim communities on the Eastern coast of United States. He also serves as an
advisor to ISRA and actively participates in their activities and conferences in support of
spreading the love of Allah (swt) and his Messenger (saw).

For further info on Shaykh Nooruddeen, click here.

Sh. Abdur Rashid

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid

Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid is the khalifah of the late Hazrat Azad Rasool (may Allah’s blessings be upon him) of New Delhi and an authorized teacher of the Naqshbandiyya, Mujaddadiyya, Qadriyya, Chishtiyya, and Shadiliyya Sufi Orders. He has applied the essence of Islam and Tasawwuf to contemporary issues for more than thirty years through programs in education, leadership training, sustainable development, peace building, and cross-cultural relations.

He has established a number of Montessori preschools as well as a small, private school for grades P-K through 12. Founder of the World Community, a spiritual center in southwestern Virginia, he sits on the boards of advisors of the Islamic Studies and Research Association (ISRA) and the International Association of Sufism and served as a delegate to the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations.

He has lectured at the State of the World Forum 2000, the Asian Conference on Religion for Peace, the International Symposium on Science and Consciousness, the Sufism Symposium, the Islamic Unity Conference, conferences of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) and the Muslim Peace Fellowship, Kent State University, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Sweet Briar College, and Johns Hopkins University, among other forums.

His articles have appeared in “Taking Back Islam” (Michael Wolfe, ed.),The American Muslim, World Affairs, Education and Urban Society, Sufism Journal, Man and Development, and other publications. He has also published several books, including “ Islam and Democracy: A Foundation for Ending Extremism and Preventing Conflict“, and “Applied Sufism: Classical Teachings for the Contemporary Seeker“. Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid has been the khalif of Hazrat Azad Rasool since 1984.

Ustadh Syed Zain Al Abedin

Syed Zain Abedin

Syed Zain Al Abedin is an active and well respected caller to Islam in America.He is originally from Hyderabad, Deccan, India. Born in a family of illustrious spiritual guides and scholars tracing its roots to Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws) through Imam Husayn Radi Allahu Anhu and Sayyida Fatima Zahra Radi Allahu 'Anha, he inherited the ancestral qualities of dedication and humility which form the key components of his personality.

He was educated in India and the US and holds degrees in Business and Public Administration. In 1989 He established his own business which he still owns and operates. His Islamic education was done at the hands of his father late Hazrath Syed Mahmood Sahib, who was a poet and scholar specializing in critical research in the history of Islam. Furthermore he studied Qur'an, Arabic,Fiqh, and Islamic spirituality under local ulama and teachers of Hyderabad.

He has been actively involved in Islamic work in America. He is the founder and president of ISRA (The Islamic Studies And Research Association), which is a growing national movement with representation in 7 states. Previously he has co founded and served in a number of Islamic organizations and mosques in America as Imam and Khateeb.

Currently he also serves as one of the Khateebs of Islamic Center of Florence in Florence, South Carolina. Additionally he delivers Juma Khutbas to Muslim inmates at Turbeville Correctional facility in Turbeville, South Carolina and The Federal Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, SC.

He is an inspiring speaker and a tireless organizer. He has lectured and participated in many national and international conferences. He represented ISRA in the world Sufi conference organized by the Moroccan Government in Sidi Shikir near Marrakesh in 2005. At present he lives in rural South Carolina with his his wife and family. For more information about him and ISRA, please visit ISRA Website @ www.IsraInternational.com

Program Schedule: To be added Later

Saturday June 16, 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Registration is FREE but Required

Voluntary Donations will be appreciated Dinner will be Provided Free

Childcare will be available on-site for a nominal fee.

REGISTER QUICKLY! There are limited seats available. The deadline for online registration is June 12, 2012. LIMITED ON-SITE REGISTRATION NOW available on a first-come, first-serve basis

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About ISRA:

The Islamic Studies and Research Association (ISRA) is a movement in
America that is working to revive the totality of the Deen, founded on the affirmation
that Allah (swt) is One, Muhammad (saw) is His final Prophet, and Islam has three
dimensions: Islam, Iman and Ihsan. It promotes the love of Allah (swt) and the
love of Rasulullah (saw) as ways of purifying one's heart from other than Allah.
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