Guest Speaker

Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya will be in the Triangle area from Wednesday January 26 to Friday January 28.

Born and raised in California where he also embraced Islam, Shaykh Abdul Karim traveled with his family to Damascus where he spent two years acquiring knowledge of the Arabic language and Quranic recitation.

Since 1998, he has been in Yemen where he has been studying with Habib Umar and Habib Mashhour, as well as the other teachers of Dar al-Mustafa. He has also worked extensively as a translator for Habib Umar and Habib Ali.

Schedule of talks:

Wednesday January 26 at UNC Union Rm 2518, Topic "Holding Steadfast to the Path of the Righteous" Time 6 PM

Thursday January 27 at Duke University York Room, Topic "Gaining and Maintaining Taqwa and Purifying the Heart", Time 6 PM

Friday January 28 at UNC, Carmichael Dorm, Topic Qiyam-ul-Layl, Time 4:30 AM

He will be presenting the third shift Jummah Khutbah at 1:30 pm and the Friday Night Program after Isha Prayer on January 28, titled "The Character of Our Beloved" at the Islamic Center of Raleigh.

Overview of Friday Night Program:

We will be going through a chapter from a book that is one of the greatest compilations of hadiths discussing the noble characteristics of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS).

The book was compiled by the hadith scholar Imam At-Tirmidhi and it is known as "Shamaa'il at-Tirmidhi," "Shamaa'il al-Muhammadiyyah," or roughly translated in English "the Characteristics of the Prophet."

We will be focusing on the character of the Prophet (SAAWS) and learning how we can apply his character in the context of our lives. By learning about the Prophet's character (SAAWS), we can learn to love the Prophet (SAAWS) and be with those who are closest to him in the hereafter, since "man is with whom he loves" in the after life.