Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Our Lady Fatima Al-Zahra: Lessons and Inspirations from Her Blessed Life (رضي الله عنها) : Ustadh Tariq Samady - MCC East Bay - June 15, 2024

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Join Ustadh Tariq Samady for an enriching session on the life and times of the Prophet’s beloved daughter, Sayeda Fatima Al-Zahra (رضي الله عنها).

Using a new biography from IHYA Publishing translated into English for the first time, we’ll be extracting lessons and inspirations on the Prophet’s Seerah from the vantage point of his brilliant, steadfast, and powerful daughter. – More Ustadh Tariq: HTTP:// Saturday, June 15 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | MCC Conference Room | Join in-person or watch live online at | Register at Ustadh Tariq Samady Ustadh Tariq Samady is a native of the Bay Area with roots hailing from the ancient city of Kabul. He is a lifelong seeker of Islamic knowledge, learning from a wide range of Muslim scholars – local and international. With blessings from his teachers, he has contributed to various educational programs and gatherings of dhikr. His research and editing interests span Qur’an and Hadith commentaries, Philology, Spirituality, and Persian Poetry. Tariq is the founder of Circles of Light (حلق النور), a fledgling educational initiative focused on sharing sacred learnings and wisdom for the benefit of the community. He studied Computer Science at California State University – East Bay and has over ten years of experience as a Developer and Analytics QA Engineer. About Circles of Light Circles of Light is a fledgling educational initiative focused on sharing sacred learnings and wisdom for the benefit of the community, meant to assist in maximizing Dunya (this life) for our Deen (Faith). He gives wisdom to whomever He wills. Whoever is given wisdom has been given much good. But none pays heed except those with insight. (Quran). We are motivated by the words of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him); the most beloved people to Allah are those most beneficial to the people. (Hadith). We seek to achieve this aim through our in-person educational programs and publications. IHYA Publishing Ihya Publishing is dedicated to reviving beneficial knowledge (al-‘ilm al-nafi’), which we believe unlocks the doors of all good and leads to true success in this world and the next. Imam al-Haddad defines this knowledge in the following way: “​[Beneficial knowledge] is that which increases your knowledge of the Essence of Allah, His Attributes, Acts, and favors, makes you aware of His commands and prohibitions, leads you to renounce the things of this world and wish only for the hereafter, and brings your faults, the defects in your acts, and the plots of your enemy to your notice.”​ We hope our published works will assist seekers in this sacred pursuit. This talk was delivered at the Muslim Community Center - East Bay (MCC East Bay) in Pleasanton, California on Saturdsay, June 15, 2024.

Mecca Books: Our Lady Fatima al-Zahra (رضي الله عنها) - Muhammad Abdu Yamani, Khalid Williams (Translator)

This book is about the life and virtues of the eminent lady Sayyidatunā Fāṭima al-Zahra (رضي الله عنها)  Through her, with Sayyidunā ‘Alī ﵁, the blessed lineage of her father, the Messenger of God ﷺ, was preserved. She resembled him in every way, and of all people she was the dearest to his heart. She stood with him ﷺ and strove always to serve and aid him, taking care of him after the death of her mother, Sayyidatunā Khadīja (رضي الله عنها)  Fāṭima was brave, strong, forbearing, dutiful, gracious, and protective. She was a loving mother and an inspiring example to her sons, Imams Ḥasan and Ḥusayn (radi Allahu anhumaFāṭima al-Zahrā (رضي الله عنها) tells the life story of its subject in a vivid, straightforward manner, linking it to the history of Islam from the early times of tribulation to the establishment of the Dīn and the Community based in al-Madīna. Its style and approach are very suitable for children, as well as for older readers. The author, Dr Muhammad Abduh Yamani (d.1431/2010), who served for several years as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Information, was a distinguished educationalist, author and businessman, notable also for his piety and philanthropy.

Book is translated by Khalid Williams. Khalid Williams studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2005, and then moved to Morocco to continue his study of traditional Islamic sciences and spirituality in Salé, Fes, Oujda and Nador.
He began working in translation in 2006, with an emphasis on Islamic Studies and Sufism. His previous translations include Our Master Muhammad by Imam Abdallah Siraj al-Din, Muhammad the Perfect Man by Sayyid Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki, Treatises of Imam al-Ghazālī by Imam al-Ghazali, and The Qur’an and the Prophet in the Writings of Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi.


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