Sunday, July 02, 2006


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Communities

How We Can Break the Vicious Cycle of Broken Communities, Broken Families, and Broken People in Order to Unify and Strengthen Our Communities

The Text:
Risaalah lil-Amraad Shaafiyah Fiha Nasihah lil-Aghraad Kaafiyah

The Great West African Scholar, Statesman, and Nation Builder
Amiru'l-Mu'mineen Muhammad Bello ibn al-Mujaddid Shaykh Uthman ibn Fodiyo

The Teachers:
Shaykh Adil Woods
Amir Ibrahim Bilal
Ustath Muhammad Abdul-Haqq
And Others...

The Venue:
The Philadelphia Masjid
4700 Wyalusing Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Annual ar-Rawdah Gathering is one of the Sankore' Institute's many educational initiatives. There are many deen intensive programs and conferences that are organized these days but their advertising methods, prices, locations, and durations slam the door on completing scholarly texts with qualified teachers for most indigenous Muslims. The methodology of the renowned West African scholar-warrior, Shaykh 'Uthman ibn Fodiyo, was to bring Sacred Knowledge directly to the people- he went to them, met them where they were, and elevated them with his words, actions, and states.

The Rawdah has been primarily designed to be a means for America's large, urban, indigenous Muslim population to become illuminated and liberated slaves of Allah the Exalted and to give them and their communities easy access to some of the righteous scholars of this age and the guidance, barakah (spiritual power), divine mercy, and spiritual light that descend in the presence of such scholars and the study of their works. The Rawdah offers all people a unique deen intensive experience centered around studying Sacred Knowledge, worship of Allah the Exalted, and Islamic martial arts training. Students at the Rawdah keep company and study classical Islamic texts with authorized and qualified teachers who are themselves linked in chains of scholars that extend to Prophet Muhammad, the Last Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace).

By means of the Rawdah we intend to serve the entire Muslim community by facilitating the traditional transmission of the empowering sciences of Iman (Islamic Belief), Islam (Islamic Law), and Ihsan (Spiritual Purification) using the blessed books of Shaykh 'Uthman ibn Fodiyo's family and the sixty-three golden chains of transmitted sacred knowledge gathered by them. Iman, Islam, and Ihsan comprise the Prophetic Science of Excellent Living that enables humans to awaken to their spiritual selves and thereby live, die, and rise from their graves with humility, dignity and grace, Allah willing. The proper transmission of these sciences is absolutely necessary to firmly establish the religion of Allah the Exalted in our hearts, homes, and communities with clarity and wisdom in this dark age where the straight and wide path of the Prophetic Model has become obscured.

Success Is With Allah!

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