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After graduating from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) in Politics and Economics, Sheikh Muhammed Zaqir studied in Damascus, Syria for 8 years at the Prestigious Abu Noor Institute and studied several classical disciplines of Islamic knowledge at the hands of some of the most prominent holders of the tradition. He has also been blessed with the opportunity to spend time in the illuminated city of Tarim, Hadramaut; where he studied at the eminent Institute Dar ul Mustafa, under the qualified hands of some of the most illustrious guides of knowledge. Being classically trained in the sacred sciences he has attained formal ijazahs in various Islamic Disciplines, including the Shafi'i, Maliki, and Hanbalis schools of Law, although having attained iftaa in the Hanafi Madhab. Despite his extensive knowledge in all these areas, his specialism is in the sciences of Islamic Theology. Sheikh Zaqir is currently the founder and director of Darul Arqam Educational Trust, and also Project REVIVE which is the humantarian relief branch of Darul Arqam, moreover he is also the founder of many other grass root organisations and initiatives.

The Night Journey - Isra Miraj

The Night Journey

What do The Scholar’s say about The Miracle of The Night Journey and Ascension? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdVLlEO9GhQ A short talk by Shaykh Muhammed Zaqir on what events took place on the night of Al-Isra Wal-Miraj – The Night Journey on the night of the 27th Rajab. “Al-Isra Wal-Miraj took place after the year of sadness, in which …

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Al-Isra wal Miraj

Al-Isra Wal-Miraj

Al-Isra – The Night Journey, wal-Miraj – The Miraculous Ascension was a miraculous wakeful journey of body and soul. Brought to The Prophet by Jibril عليه السلام, the journey took place on Buruq, a unique steed who was described as being larger than a donkey and smaller than a mule. Each stride of Buruq would carry …

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Organ Donation Islam

Organ Donation and Islam

Organ Donation and Islam from 3 Major Fiqh Councils بسم اهلل الرمحن الرحيم احلمد هلل والصالة والسالم على رسول اهلل وعلى آله وصحبه ومن اهتدى هبداه Scholars from various traditions have issued legal judgements in detail regarding organ donation in Islam – by which we also include blood transfusions. These judgements have been expounded in …

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Welcoming Rajab

Merits of Rajab By the bounty of Allah we are in the blessed month of Rajab. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. It stands alone, unlike the other three which come together. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sh`bān is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my …

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Important Islamic Dates

Important Islamic Dates

Ramadan is fast approaching! Use this calendar to take note of important upcoming Islamic Sacred Dates.Please note that dates may vary slightly due to moon sightings. CE/Gregorian Date Hijri Date Event 2nd February 2022 1st Rajab 1443 Rajab Begins 28th February 2022 27th Rajab 1443 Al-Isra Wal Miraj 4th March 2022 1st Shabaan 1443 Shabaan …

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Konya Retreat Throwback!

Living the demands of a busy lifestyle in a culture void of spirituality,  makes retreat to blessed Muslim lands essential. Studying at Darul Arqam brings well-rounded opportunity to enrich one’s life and draw closer to Allah, not just by studying books but also by visiting lands rich in Islamic heritage, scholarship and culture, to bring …

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Hidayah Hub - Darul Arqam Trust

Hidayah Hub Phase 1!

Every week we are blessed to see the masjid full to capacity. Brothers praying outside in the car park on Jummah. Students filling Madrassah rooms to capacity… Whilst this is a blessing, there is also another side of seeing our Masjid full. Every week we have to turn students away whose parents are calling hoping …

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Hike for Bosnia

Hike for Bosnia!

Darul Arqam teamed up with partner humanitarian aid charity Revive to hike for Bosnia! The route set off from Chatsworth House in Bakewell in the Peak District after travelling together as a group from Darul Arqam. We began the hike praying Dhuhr in Jamaat out in the open in front of a river. The group …

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Mawlid - A brief history

Mawlid – A Brief History

Rabbi al-Awwal brings celebration around the world of the birth of The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ. To spite the wide spread and historical nature of this celebration, Mawlid often becomes the subject of debate amongst Muslims living in the West. So what do the Scholars say regarding celebrating the Birth of The Prophet ﷺ? Click to …

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