When Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal was seen carrying his Mahbarah (ink pot), to write notes, he was asked: “For how long will you continue to seek knowledge and you have become the Imam of the Muslims and their scholar”? Imam Ahmed replied: “With the mahbarah to the grave”, indicating that seeking knowledge is a lifelong process.

The Mahbarah Initiative program with Dr. Ahmed was created for the aspiring studious seekers knowledge who are looking to learn and study a range of Islamic sciences, such as Fiqh, Hadith, Aqeedah, Tazkiyah…etc. Classes are every Sunday and free of charge. Registration is required.

There will be 2 courses as part of the Spring 2022 Term:

Fiqh of Worship: A commentary on a beginner’s manual of Hanbali Law, Commencement of the Worshiper & Sufficiency of the Ascetic, exploring the chapters of worship.

Selected Hadith from Sahih Al-Bukhari: This course will cover selected hadith from one of the main works of Islam, Sahih Bukhari. This course will shed light on key meanings of Prophetic guidance. In this course, Dr. Ahmed will read through selected hadith found in the work and present the key lessons. This course presents a valuable introduction to the science of hadith and the tradition of our beloved Messenger