Shaykh Samir Love

THE COURSE
Marriage; a prophetic Sunnah and a foundation of human life. Marriage in Islam is a divine gift and a rich experience which uplift’s ones humanity and spirituality. During these times of test, tribulation and turbulence it is a must for all those who seek guidance and divine instruction that they know their rights and duties in a marital relationship.

This course is a comprehensive guide on the journey for attaining marital bliss as a means of growing closer to Allah (Most High). It encompasses the different stages from understanding and preparing for marriage to building and maintaining a strong, loving and lifelong marriage. The course explains how to deal with the key challenges of getting married–and upholding successful marriages–in an effective, practical way, in accordance with the guidance of Allah and the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).

INSTRUCTOR’S BIOGRAPHY
Shaykh Samir al-Nass was born in Damascus, Syria, where he studied at the College of Medicine of the University of Damascus. He went on to study in the United States where he qualified in internal medicine.

The Shaykh has studied under some of the great ‘ulama of the Levant (Shaam) and the Arabian peninsula. He has a traditional license to teach (ijazah) in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of the Shatibiyyah and the Durra from Shaykh Muhammad Sukkar. He received an ijazah in the ten styles of recitation of the narration of Tayyibah from the Egyptian Shaykh Ahmad Mustafa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, himself a student of Shaykh Abd al-Aziz al-Zayyat of Egypt. Shaykh Samir has a traditional license to teach (ijazah) in Islamic law (fiqh) and theology and creed (‘aqida) from the previous Mufti of Syria, Shaykh Abu Yusr Ibn `Abidin, Shaykh Lutfi al-Fayumi, and the late Hanafi Mufti, Shaykh Adib al-Kallas.

Shaykh Samir was honoured to study hadith in Mecca with the great Indonesian-Meccan Shaykh Yasin al-Fadani, and with Shaykh Nur ud-din `Itr of Syria. He also has an ijazah in Prophetic traditions (hadith) from the late Shaykh `Abd Allah Siraj al-Din of Aleppo, Syria.

Shaykh Samir is presently a teacher in the al-Fatih al-Islami University in Damascus, teaching the Hanafi fiqh manual Al-Hidayah in the department of Islamic Law (Shariah), and lecturer on the ten recitations of the Qur’an in the MA programme. The Shaykh teaches Qur’anic recitation (tajwid) after fajr prayers daily in the blessed mosque of Shaykh Ibn `Arabi, a post given to him by his Shaykh and father-in-law, one of the illustrious Shaykhs of Quran in the Levant (Sham), the late Shaykh Muhammad Sukkar. Shaykh Samir has been teaching at various Islamic studies intensive courses in England and North America since 2000.

Date: Saturday 5th April 2014
Venue: South & City College Bordesley Green Campus
Time: 10am – 4pm
Fees: £10

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