|Since the launch of the Nawawi Centre campaign a few days ago, there isa lot of positive feedback and excitement regarding the grand vision behind this community-building initiative. |
On this occasion, Muslims are invited to find out more about the project and give generously towards building a masjid (and centre!) that will bring us together and provide much-needed facilities to benefit the community.
The Al Nawawi Centre will be (Allah willing) a game-changing community institution in Sydney.
Headed by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Professor Dr Ibrahim Abu Muhammad, the Al Nawawi Centre will take its inspiration from the intellectual tradition of Islam to offer rays of hope, renewal and unity for the Muslims of Sydney and Australia generally.
‘Whoever builds a masjid (mosque) in which the Name of Allah is mentioned, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.’ [Ibn Majah]
Giving Sadaqah on Friday
Jumuah is a special deed, and the highlight of the week for many, but Friday has even MORE virtues than that:
The Prophet ﷺ said: “This is a day of ‘Eid that Allah has ordained for the Muslims…”
The Prophet ﷺ said: “The best day on which the sun rises is Friday.”
On it, the ayah from Al-Quran: ‘This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion’ (al-Maa’idah 5:3) was revealed.
There is one more very special deed that Muslims should focus on – making du’a during the special hour which the Prophet ﷺ told us about (in the above hadith).
Muslims everywhere are suffering from a lack of unity rooted in a lack of incisive thought.
“We are unable to confront the most challenging trends of our times and grapple with their implications. The renewal of Islamic thought and the strength brought about by unity have never been more important.
“By giving to the Nawawi centre, you will be helping us reach our goal to create a new, multi-purpose centre that will be a game-changer for our community,” says an email invite to donate.