Islamic Centre serving Vancouver Muslim Community in British Columbia (BC) Canada
Welcome to Zawiyah Foundation.
We are an Islamic centre based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aimed at establishing an environment that is conducive to learning under our resident scholar and teacher, Imam Fode Drame. Some of our current projects include building an institute and library, and running various Arabic and Quran classes. The center is open daily for all prayers.
This video is a comparative Study on Surah Ar-Room (Chapter of the Romans), verses 17-25 in the Quran.
This class is a follow up of the video titled “Human Being Before and After the Spirit.”
Tip: See that video before watching this one.
In this class, Imam Fode Drame explains the 6 dimensions in the 6 days of creation and how to transcend the 6 days to get to the world beyond it, which is the Throne of God. Learn what Istiwaa means.
Imam also talks about remembrance. Remembrance is the most important step to bringing the heart to life. Remembering Allah day and night will help revive the heart, bringing it from death to life. Remembrance can be through tasbeeh (glorification) and tahmeed (praise). The process of Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) should lead to fikr (reflection on the creation). The two are not the same and often confused.
Recorded: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Tafsir-ul-Quran Class at Zawiyah Foundation, Vancouver, BC Canada
Imam Fode Drame explains in this Jumaah Khutbah the 5 things that make your dua accepted:
(Refer to Surah Maryam; Dua of Sayyidina Zakariah)
1. Lowly, gentle tone voice (related to the manner in which you make your dua)
2. Expressing a need that is genuine (also related to the manner in which you make dua). In the case of Sayyidina Zakariah, he expressed his old age, infirmty and lonliness.
3. Expressing fear
4. Expressing hope. Hope in Allah’s Mercy that He will give from His Rahmah and Bounty (Fadhl) (outside from what Allah has written for you)
5. In the middle, bringing all 5 points together. If the 4 above meet, then the 5th will appear automatically.
Recorded: Friday, August 23, 2013 at Zawiyah Foundation, Vancouver, BC
Taqwa, which is the gift of fasting in Ramadan, helps us get to the next level, which is Birr. Birr is the result of a fulfilled Hajj. Anyone who cannot make it to Hajj, can still attain Birr through other subsitute ibadah. Listen to find out how taqwa prepares you for Hajj and attaining Birr.
Recorded: Friday, August 9, 2013 at Zawiyah Foundation
There are two types of Love: One based on desires and lusts and the other based on Love of God (Love of Iman). By controlling our desires (love of shahawaat), Ramadan will help us come closer to loving only for the sake of Allah.
Imam Fode Drame, a traditional Islamic scholar discusses love in its two form in a Jumah Khutbah.
Recorded: Friday, July 26, 2013 at Zawiyah Foundation.
We hope all of you had a fruitful and blessed Ramadan. May Allah (SWT) accept from us and from you all the fasting, the qiyam, and good deeds solely for His Face, and may He help us maintain or increase our istiqaamah to continue doing good deeds, and attain Taqwa. A’ameen
Inshallah Zawiyah is hosting Eid Prayer at the following times:
1st Eid Prayer DATE: Thursday August 8th TIME: 8:30am LOCATION: 8190 Crompton Street, Vancouver
2nd Eid Prayer DATE: Thursday August 8th TIME: 9:15am LOCATION: 8190 Crompton Street, Vancouver
We hope that you will join us & please bring your family and friends!