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Rabi’ Al-Awwal Mawlid: Shafi’una: Our Intercessor Muhammad ﷺ

September 30, 2023 @ 6:45 pm 10:00 pm

The East Bay Annual Mawlid features talks and recitations (Nasheeds) with the theme “Shafi’una: Our Intercessor ﷺ.” Our special guest this year is Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra.

We will have talks, counsels, and recitations (Nasheeds) about “The Guiding Light: Muhammad ﷺ” with Shaykh Faraz Khan, Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra, Qari Amar Bellaha, Ustadh Tarif Arabi, and Bay Area Munshids. Sidi Mubeen Saifullah will emcee this year’s event.

6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Saturday, September 30 | MCC Prayer Hall | No RSVP needed to join post-Maghrib Mawlid program (only for pre-Mawlid dinner & babysitting) | Join in person or watch virtually at mcceastbay.org/live

San Ramon Valley Islamic CenterIslamic Center of LivermoreTa’leef Collective & MCC East Bay proudly present this Rabbi’al Awwal Annual Mawlid.

Program Schedule

  • – 6 p.m. – Pre-Mawlid dinner (capped at 500 guests) – RSVP required at mcceastbay.org/mawlid-dinner
  • – 6:56 p.m. – Maghrib prayer
  • – 7 p.m. – Pre-Mawlid program begins (no RSVP needed to join this pre-Mawlid program)
  • – 9 p.m. – Isha prayers
  • – 9:20 p.m. – Main Mawlid program continues (no RSVP needed to join this main Mawlid program)
  • – 10:30 p.m. – Program ends

This is a family-friendly event. Bring the entire family. Complimentary babysitting during the Mawlid program beginning at 7 p.m. and goodie bags for all kids at the end of the event. RSVP for the main program complimentary babysitting at mcceastbay.org/mawlid-babysitting

The Tri-Valley Annual Mawlid ’23 coincides with the weekend of 12th Rabi ul Awwal 1443.

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

The Mawlid is a joyous expression of the greatest blessing from Allah.

Mawlid (or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif) is the observance of the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is commemorated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

– More Sheikh Abdullah Misra: https://mcceastbay.org/misra

Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra was born in Toronto, Canada. Raised in the Hindu tradition, he embraced Islam in 2001 while studying at the University of Toronto, where he completed his Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen, and Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan, focusing on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also serving as Director of Programs at the Qasid Arabic Institute. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya), authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith, and has studied one year of specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (Ifta’). He also holds a certificate in Islamic Counselling and often works with those with religious obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD/waswasa). He is an instructor and researcher in the Islamic Sciences and has taught online and in person for several learning institutes and organizations. He is the author of the Seerah Song, the first complete Seerah poem written in rhyming English verse to be used as a teaching tool, performed by Zain Bhikha. He currently resides near Toronto, Canada, with his family.

– More Sheikh Abdullah Misra: https://mcceastbay.org/misra
– Support the Seerah Song Project: https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/seerah_song_project#!/
– Zain Bhikha (Vocal version of (Seerah Song”): https://youtu.be/03qWfCMQNws

Shaykh Faraz Khan is a scholar of Ashʿarī and Maturidi philosophical theology with field specialties in Hanafi Jurisprudence, Prophetic Biography, Hadith, and Logic. At Zaytuna College, he has taught Kalam Theology, Creedal Theology, Prophetic Biography, Readings in Muslim Spirituality, and Logic in the Islamic Tradition. Shaykh Faraz also serves as the coordinator of the Honors Program, in which he has taught Kalam, Prophetic Biography, Logic, Tafsir, and Hadith. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, he moved to Amman, Jordan, in 2004 and read classical texts with distinguished scholars in Ashʿarī and Māturīdī scholastic theology, Hanafi jurisprudence, prophetic narration, logic, and other religious sciences, receiving scholarly authorization (ijāza) after seven years of full-time study.

Raised in Morocco, Qari Amar Bellaha memorized the Qur’an at 17 from Madrasat Imam Nafia. He has ijaza for the Hafs and Warsh forms of Qur’anic recitation. In 1994 and 1995, he was awarded top prizes in the National Moroccan Tajweed competition. He is recognized internationally for his recitation’s beauty, clarity, and excellence and is one of the Bay area’s foremost Qur’an teachers. Hafiz Amar leads MCC’s Taraweeh prayers each Ramadan.

Amu Tareef is an international scholar who studied traditional Islamic Sciences at Al-Fath Institute, al-Azhar branch in Syria. Affectionately known to the community as ‘Ammu (or Uncle), he was born and reared in Damascus, Syria. His teachers include Shaykh Abdul Rahman al-Shaghuri, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Dr. Mustafa al-Khin, and Shaykh Dr. Samer al-Nass.

Mahdy Amine is a Zaytuna College alumnus and practicing attorney. He also teaches Islamic Studies at ILM Tree and serves as Convert Care Coordinator for Ta’leef Collective.

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