**SA’ADAH السعادة & KQZ Institute Present**
HONOURING OUR PARENTS:
THE VIRTUE OF FILIAL PIETY
with Habib Faisal Al-Kaff
Followed by Mawlid Gathering
With Habib Aydarous al-Alawi & Mikael Mala
DATE: Sunday 24th January 2016
VENUE: Madni Jamia Masjid, 101 Thornbury Road, Bradford, BD3 8SA
TIME: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
FREE EVENT | ALL WELCOME
“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.” (Quran 17:23)
Islam is a religion that stresses the qualities of mercy, tolerance and respect. There are several verses in the Quran where kindness to parents is even coupled with the most important aspect of Islam, worshipping God alone. This indicates that being kind to parents, honouring and respecting them, is extremely important in the way of life that is Islam.
Coupled with Divine commands, you can also see from the principle ‘Filial piety’ derives from that most fundamental human bond: Parent & Children. The virtue is important as it is a primary duty of respect, obedience, and care for one’s parents and elderly family members.
We will be joined by Habib Faisal a-Kaff who is direct descendant of the noble household of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and will give a detailed keynote address on the evening.
We pray our attendees leave with a greater understanding of the command, leading to a deeper commitment to rectifying one’s character and maintaining a loftier behaviour towards own parents and having higher respect for elderly in the community.
Title: The Rights Of Parents : Al-Zafar Bi’l-Murad Fi’l-Birr Bi’l-Aba Wa’l-Ajdad
Author (of the poem): Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud
Translation & Commentary: Shaykh Rami Nsour al-Idrisi
Publisher: Tayba Foundation Press (2013)
This book is a translation and commentary of a poem by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud about the rights and honourable conduct owed to the parents by a child. Shaykh Rami Nsour al-Idrisi translates the poem of Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud in his book ‘The Rights of Parents’.
In his forward he writes with beautiful insight, ‘Respecting and caring for one’s parents (birr al-walidayn) is one of the foundational aspects of human society that all major religions and cultures teach. We are witnessing a wholesale breakdown of this respect towards parents. This comes as no surprise to Muslims who were warned by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that at the end of time, there will be much disrespect towards parents. In some societies, people have watched an almost complete deterioration of the tradition of birr al-walidayn in just one generation. This realisation of the current times that we live in should compel us to return to the sources of guidance.’
Biography of the Teacher – Habib Faisal al-Kaff (Yemen)
The Islamic scholar, Al-Habib Faisal Al-Kaff is a student of the sacred Islamic sciences and also a preacher. He heralds from the noble family of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and acquired sacred Islamic knowledge from many scholars the main one being the spiritual master Al-Habib Umar Bin Hafiz.
He has undertaken a number of tours to spread the message of Islam and has participated in many Islamic conferences. Currently, he is involved in establishing and participating in a range of different TV and radio programs across the Arab world which focus on spiritual and moral discipline and education.
He has also been very active in his contribution to a range of important research, including a Master’s degree from the Faculty of the principles of calling to Islam entitled “wisdom and its impact in changing the state of the Muslim community.”
Habib Faisal al-Kaff calls towards spreading Islam through propagating the reality and spirit of Islam. He sees that the rectification of communities can come about through two important things.
Firstly, a re-connection with the Chosen Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by means of loving him, connecting with him and following him. Secondly, a rewriting of the system of community values by focusing on the correct understanding of moral and spiritual purification.