An Evening with Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil

Monday 24th July 2017.

Prompt start 7pm.

Al-Miraj Banqueting Suite. 11-29 Wordsworth Road (off Coventry Road), Small Heath, Birmingham. B10 0ED.

Free event for everyone of all faiths and backgrounds.

Food will be served.

Sunni/Sufi vs Salafi approaches to Heaven

A comparison of the classical Sunni and Sufi approach to Heaven and Hell, versus the Salafi approach, that has sadly infiltrated the hearts and minds of a number of otherwise mainstream Muslims in our time.

Consider, which of these makes more sense? Which is more in keeping with the Divine Rahmah (Compassion) of Allah?

The Weighing of the Heart

From the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Ani.

O my heart which I had from my mother! O heart which I had from my mother! O my heart of my different ages! Do not stand up as a witness against me. Do not be opposed to me in the tribunal. Do not be hostile to me in the presence of the Keeper of the Balance, for you are my Ka which was in my body, the protector who made my members hale. Go forth to the happy place where to we speed: do not make my name stink to the Entourage who make men. Do not tell lies about me in the presence of the god; it is indeed well that you should hear!

Thus says Thoth, judge of truth, to the Great Ennead which is in the presence of Osiris: Hear this word of very truth. I have judged the heart of the deceased, and his soul stands as a witness for him. His deeds are righteous in the great balance, and no sin has been found in him. He did not diminish the offerings in the temple, he did not destroy what had been made, he did not go about with deceitful speech while he was on earth.

Thus says the Great Ennead to Thoth who is in Hermopolis: This utterance of yours is true. The vindicated Osiris Ani is straightforward, he has no sin, there is no accusation against him before us, Ammit shall not be permitted to have power over him. Let there be given to him the offerings which are issues in the presence of Osiris, and may a grant of land be established in the Field of Offerings as for the Followers of Horus.