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ALIPH 2021-2022 Advanced online courses

ALIPH is the Arabic Language Institute of Philadelphia, for more information on who is ALIPH go to https://www.meritsofislam.org/aliph/

The following advanced courses are offered this year 2021-2022 at ALIPH and will be completed fully over the course of 3 trimesters:

  • 1st: Aug 23-Nov12

  • 2nd: nov 15-Feb 5

  • 3rd: Feb 7-May 10

Nahu: The explanation of Qatr An Nada, Ibn Hisham al-Ansariyy

Instructors: Sheikh Saif El-Hajj, M.A, Islamic & Qur'anic Studies.

Sheikh Ahmad Helmi, M.A, Islamic Studies.

This class meets Monday-Friday, 8am-9am EST

  • Credits: 5

  • Cost: $750/Trimester

This is a book pertaining to the judgments of Nahu, easy to understand, study, and memorize. Authored by the high-ranking linguistic scholar, Ibn Hisham al-Ansariyy. This book teaches the rules and fundamentals of the Arabic language needed to speak with accuracy, and essential for understanding the Qur'an, hadith, and other Islamic texts.

*Students should have prior knowledge of Arabic grammar, such as the book of al-Ajirrumiyyah

Read more: ALIPH 2021-2022 Advanced online courses

The Hilal of Dhul-Hijjah 1442 H

عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ اَلْأَنْصَارِيِّ رضى الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اَللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏سُئِلَ عَنْ صَوْمِ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ.‏ قَالَ: " يُكَفِّرُ اَلسَّنَةَ اَلْمَاضِيَةَ وَالْبَاقِيَةَ " رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ.
Abu Qatadah Al-Ansariyy narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah was asked about fasting on the day of ^Arafah (the 9th of Dhul Hijjah). He replied, "Fasting on the day of ^Arafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year.” Related by Muslim

We remind you to fast the day of ^arafah, which will be on Monday, July 19, 2021

AICP Condemns Terrorist Attack on New Zealand Mosques

AICP Press Release – AICP Condemns Terrorist Attack on New Zealand Mosques

AICP has issued the following press release pertaining to the sad and heinous incident in New Zealand:

We are deeply shocked to receive news of the callous terrorist attack which targeted people praying in two-mosques in New Zealand, today, Friday the 15th of March 2019.

It has been reported that numerous people were killed in a mass shooting, when an armed gunman opened fire during the Friday congregational prayer at two locations in the city of Christchurch.

According to police reports, three men and a woman have been taken into police custody, along with the discovery of explosives attached to a number of vehicles.

We strongly condemn these heinous acts of violence which only serve to cause division and disunity and disrupt the safety and security of the country. We hope that the New Zealand authorities will swiftly apprehend any remaining terrorist criminals who remain at large so they can receive the punishment that they deserve.

We also urge the Muslim community in the United States to remain vigilant and to fully cooperate with Police and authorities during their investigations.

We also advise them to remain calm and resist any provocation which will only serve the interests of the terrorists who wish to cause hate and division within the larger Muslim community.

AICP expresses its deep sympathy and stands in solidarity with the people, government and Muslim community of New Zealand, offering its heartfelt condolences to the families of the innocent who were killed, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

AICP strives to implement the teachings of Islam as per the guidance of the Qur’an and as practiced by those who adhere to the methodology of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Our center is open for all members of the community during these difficult times.

Please direct any further inquiries to AICP North America Main Office

Association of Islamic Charitable Projects
4431 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


جمعية المشاريع الخيرية الإسلامية في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية تستنكر وترفض هجمات الفتنة على مسجدين في نيوزلندا

أصدرت جمعية المشاريع الخيرية الإسلامية في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية البيان الاستنكاري الآتي:

ببالغ الصدمة تلقينا نبأ العملية الإرهابية التي استهدفت المصلين في مسجدين في نيوزلندا اليوم الجمعة. وقُتل “العديد” من الأشخاص بإطلاق نار استهدف مسجدين خلال صلاة الجمعة في مدينة كرايست تشيرش النيوزيلندية، في موقعين، الأول في مسجد بشارع دينز والثاني في مسجد آخر بشارع لينوود. بحسب ما أفادت الشرطة، التي أكدت أنها اعتقلت 3 رجال وامرأة، وأنه تم العثور على متفجرات داخل مركبات.

وإننا إذ ندين بشدة هذه الأعمال البشعة الشنيعة نعتبر أن مثل هذه الأعمال الإجرامية التي تستهدف الفتنة وزعزعة الأمن وهز استقرار البلاد لا تصب في مصلحة المجتمع النيوزلندي بمختلف أطيافه.

ونأمل أن تتوصل السلطات النيوزلندية إلى الإرهابيين المجرمين حتى ينالوا جزاءهم وأن تقطع دابرهم .

داعين في الوقت نفسه الجالية الإسلامية في نيوزلندا بالتنبه إلى هذا الأمر الخطير وأن يتعاونوا مع الشرطة المحلية لدرء الفتنة وعدم الانجرار إلى ما يريده المتطرفون من زرع الفتنة بين المجتمع النيوزلندي.

إن جمعية المشاريع الخيرية الإسلامية في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية تعبر لحكومة وشعب نيوزلندا، والجالية الإسلامية خاصة عن بالغ تعاطفها وتضامنها ولأسر وذوي الشهداء الأبرياء عن خالص العزاء والمواساة ومتمنية الشفاء العاجل للمصابين.

AICP's Press Release Regarding the Announcement of Jerusalem as Capital of the Jewish State

PRESS RELEASE:

Announcement of Jerusalem as Capital of the Jewish State Inflames Tensions in the Middle East

In response to news reports regarding President Trump's intent to announce Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State, and the plans to relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects has put out the following:

The Holy City of Jerusalem has been, and will continue to be, the Arab capital of our beloved Palestine and one of the most revered cities in Islam. It is therefore above politicization, and certainly above being used as a chess piece for political gain or as a media distraction.

Read more: AICP's Press Release Regarding the Announcement of Jerusalem as Capital of the Jewish State

Calling All Muslims to Unite Against Extremism

On behalf of the AICP communities worldwide, we extend our deep condolences to the families of the victims in Egypt.

AICP has been warning against extreme and misguided ideologies for decades. The Wahhaby and ‎the socalled Muslim Brotherhood ideologies are among the most ‎dangerous and misguided groups that terrorize our world today.

Once again, we call on all Muslims to unite against extremism by learning the authentic creed to differentiate between the true teachings of our religion and extremism. Our centers are open worldwide. Let us work together to rid our nation from the dangers of misguided ideologies.

May Allah grant the Muslims in Egypt the patience to endure this calamity and protect them from the evil of terrorism.

Read more: Calling All Muslims to Unite Against Extremism

In Responce to COVID-19

We are currently witnessing a historic pandemic that is expected to have long term global, health, economic, political, and social effects that are difficult to predict at the moment.

Resolving this issue requires time and cooperation between countries to share research and medicinal discoveries. This also calls for the people’s cooperation to assist in slowing down the spread of the virus to ease the burden on the healthcare facilities and healthcare providers.

Moreover, it is known that our honorable religion encouraged proper hygiene and taking precautions to avoid harm while relying on the Creator, the One who creates and destines everything. Therefore, we ask the people to:

  • Follow recommended healthcare precautions
  • Avoid giving medical advice if it’s not your area of expertise
  • Avoid panic purchases of non-essential items
  • Be frugal and follow the Sunnah
  • Assist and care for your sick relatives, neighbors and friends, while observing the recommended precautions

Muslims believe that the Creator created a cure for every sickness and that there must be a cure for this disease.

To assist the government in fighting this pandemic, we continue to perform the Friday prayer at our centers while establishing strict social distancing and sanitizing guidelines. A.I.C.P. will continue to follow the CDC health recommendations and state law requirements across all U.S. branches.

A.I.C.P. encourages the Muslim community to adhere to the religion and to find comfort in performing acts of obedience at home.

We ask God to have mercy on us, to lift this calamity, and to protect us from any harm.

Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, A.I.C.P.

4431 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Denouncement

"Once again, the monstrous hands of terrorism have targeted Europe to jeopardize peace and terrorize the nations harming hundreds of people along their way.

The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, AICP, denounces these outrageous attacks that harm Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We deeply sympathize with the families of the victims and offer our deep condolences.

By the will of God, France shall stand strong in the face of terror and defeat those who damage the reputation of our religion. We urge Muslims to learn the authentic Islamic teachings of the religion and teach it to their children and others diligently as a viable way of combatting the dogma of extremism.

The AICP community highlights that Islam is a religion of moderation and wisdom and fully stands against such heinous crimes that can only occur as a result of ignorance about the rules of the religion.”


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