Updated 4 December 2013
Having been on the Madinah al-Ilm course in 2010, I decided that this year I would like to be a mentor on the course. Compared to being a participant, attending the course as a mentor was a completely different experience for me. It has definitely helped me in my spiritual and personal development and has equipped me with some key skills that will be beneficial to me in the future.
Updated on 12 March 2018
'The Tablet of Fatimah - A Divine Testimony on the Religious Authority of the Infallible Imams of the Twelver Shias'
The Tablet of Fatimah (as) is a letter of wisdom and power from Allah, which was received by the Prophet (saw) from Angel Gabriel, in the form of an emerald tablet. It was then gifted by the Prophet (saw) to his beloved daughter Fatimah (as), who became the source of its communication to future generations.
The Tablet is considered to be one of the masterpiece documents, narrated by great Shia authorities of tradition. In the document, it mentions the names of the divinely chosen trustees of the religion and successors of the Holy Prophet (saw) and talks about the turbulent events that would unfold during their lifetime.
Translated from Arabic into English and annotated by Shaykh Muhammed Khalfan, the book transports the reader to the depths of some of the meanings in the document.
You can buy the book now online from the WF Book Shop.
“I liked this book. True lovers and followers of Ahlul Bayt (as), as well as the seekers of the truth, will most probably be interested in reading this book. Readers can gain knowledge on the legitimacy of the divine leadership of the Ahlul Bayt (as).
One of the things that was especially interesting and fascinating was that Sayyida Fatima (as) responded to Jabir’s question by saying: “This is a tablet that Allah gifted to His Apostle (Ò). It contains the names of my father, my husband, my two sons, as well as the names of the divine trustees from my progeny. My father bestowed it to me to give me glad tidings about that”.
This book was very well translated. I would highly recommend it to anyone who desires to have ‘ma’rifa' of Ahlul Bayt (as)”.
Resident Alim, KSIMC of Birmingham, UK
Other books written by Shaykh Muhammad Khalfan
You can find more books written by Shaykh Muhammed Khalfan on The WF Book Shop, which are available to buy or download.
Prescriptions for Physicians - An Islamic Perspective
Seeking Light: An Enlightening Perspective on the Concept of Wudu
Seeking Elevation: A Short Commentary on One of the Regularly Recited Daily Supplications of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Updated 4 December 2013
It was, without a doubt another day filled with ma'rifah that we gained from our teachers; Syed Kazmi, Sister Naajiyah and Shaykh Khalfan. It still seems like a beautiful dream that we are indeed so blessed to be learning and developing ourselves under the care and the love of Hazrat Fatima Masuma (AS)
Updated on 23/12/2013
It is estimated that over 20 million people will converge on the holy city of Karbala this year. They travel there to gain closeness to Allah through mourning and grieving for Imam Husayn (as) and his followers, and by renewing their pledges of loyalty to him and his cause of truth over falsehood.