When Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal was seen carrying his Mahbarah (ink pot), to write notes, he was asked: “For how long will you continue to seek knowledge and you have become the Imam of the Muslims and their scholar”? Imam Ahmed replied: “With the mahbarah to the grave”, indicating that seeking knowledge is a lifelong process.
The Mahbarah Initiative program with Dr. Ahmed was created for the aspiring studious seekers knowledge who are looking to learn and study a range of Islamic sciences, such as Fiqh, Hadith, Aqeedah, Tazkiyah…etc. Classes are every Sunday and free of charge. Registration is required.
There will be 2 courses as part of the Fall 2022 Term:
Fiqh of Worship: A commentary on a beginner’s manual of Hanbali Law, Commencement of the Worshiper & Sufficiency of the Ascetic, exploring the chapters of worship.
Aqeedah (Islamic Creed): This is a beginner’s Aqeedah (belief) class based on the introductory text Lum’ah al-I’tiqad written by Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi. The course will cover the essential fundamentals of Islamic Belief and some modern misconceptions.