Ramadhan Al-Mubarak 1431H

Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah SWT who has blessed us with another Ramadhan, the month in which the Qur’an was sent down, a guidance for the people [2:185]. Prophet Muhammad SAW illustrated the beauty of Ramadhan as the month of blessing, in which Allah SWT covers us with blessings, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers [Tabarani].

The Islamic Outreach ABIM (IOA) Team wishes all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters a spiritually meaningful and invigorating month ahead as we observe Ramadhan and all that it represents. Fasting is among the most beautiful acts of self-sacrifice and self-renewal. As we enter this holy month we join with all the religious fraternities of the world in the search for peace and the universal brotherhood of mankind. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Walk for Charity 2010

Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Dear Friends and Supporters of Islamic Outreach ABIM’s Walk for Charity 2010,

After many months of preparation, we are proud to announce that more than 200 participants and 50 volunteers have now registered for the 25th July 2010 event, and we are welcoming more participants to this event in support of the noble pursuit to raise funds for IOA’s charitable activities. Featuring new routes and attractions at the venue Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, this year’s walk will definitely bring new encounters! As with previous Charity Walk, we are offering 3 distances – 7km, 5km and 3km for your participation. Bookmark our website now www.islamic-outreach.org and check frequently for updates!

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Press Release: Islamic Outreach ABIM hosts ‘WALK FOR CHARITY’ in support of its activities

Kuala Lumpur, 17th June 2010: – A local Non-Governmental Organization, Islamic Outreach ABIM invites Malaysian community members to sign up for their annual “Walk For Charity” event on Sunday July 25 2010 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. Participants can register by calling 0342569822. Continue reading

Event Alert: A Special Public Lecture on 27th March 2010

Event Alert: A Special Public Lecture on 27th March 2010 by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad and the launch of “Traveling Light” a DVD of lecture series based on Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ Ulumuddin.

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Al-Hamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Sayyidina Rasulillah, wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Man Walah, Wa Ba`du;

By the grace of Allah, we have had a great initial response to the fundraising event, RM15, 000 in just 1 week! We would like to express our profound gratitude to all our donors and supporters. May Allah reward you abundantly, bless you, your family and all those you care and love!

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Special Announcement: Visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad to Malaysia

We are pleased to be able to announce a brief visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad to Malaysia from 27th to 29th March 2010. This is being held under the auspices of Islamic Outreach ABIM and Fajr Symphony, and with the cooperation of the Assembly of Young Intellectuals (HAKIM). Previous visits by many great Muslim scholars in the last three years have received excellent feedback from participants. Activities planned include a Grand Fundraising Event for the Cambridge New Mosque Project and selected local charitable activities. The Fundraising Event will also incorporate the launch of Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s ‘The Traveling Light Series‘. Continue reading

The Simplicity of Good Da’wah

The following story is based on a true experience by a dear friend whom I had invited to “iftar” during the recent Ramadhan. The event was held in one of the halls at Kuala Lumpur’s Masjid Negara. For all of Malaysia’s enlightenment, she still designs some mosques that are quite inaccessible for “warga emas”, or senior citizens, who may be a bit walking-impaired. This was my worry but with all sincerity I had hoped that my friend would attend the event. And more importantly, the following incident has made me reflect upon what we call as da’wah bil hal – inviting people to Islam through our personal good qualities and actions. This is indeed is Rasulullah (may peace be upon him)’s lifelong practise. His moral conduct had drawn many people to love and embrace Islam. His trustworthiness and amanah had long since impressed the community of Quraisy Arabs. So much so that he was named Al-Amin, the Truthful One.

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Welcoming Speech at ICRC-IOA Seminar

The FOLLOWING IS MY WELCOMING Speech AT THE SEMINAR ON “Protection and Assistance of Civilians Affected by complex Emergencies and Armed Conflicts”, HOTEL EQUATORIAL kUALA LUMPUR

Mr Werner Kaspar, Head of Regional Delegation ICRC Kuala Lumpur, Distinguished speakers, Guest of honors, respected participants: I warmly welcome you to participate in this seminar on “Protection and Assistance of Civilians Affected by Complex Emergencies and Armed Conflicts” which is organized jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Islamic Outreach ABIM. I believe that today’s event will bring fresh understanding and greater awareness about this important theme, especially for those who are involved in civil society organizations that have a political and moral responsibility to act in such situations.

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