Darun Naim moves into the Luxurama!

Assalaamu Alaykum

We pray that by the Grace of the Almighty that this email finds you well!

Purchase Completed

Alhamdulillah, we have managed to raise the full amount to purchase the property and pay all the legals fees!  The transfer went through in December 2015.

We would like to thank the community for their generous support towards this exciting project. May Allah reward every person that contributed in any way and may it be a source of blessings in this world and the next! Ameen!

Darun Naim moves in

Due to urgent space constraints at our current premises, we had to prepare a classroom for one of your first year classes in the Luxurama. We have prepared the foyer as a student recreation area and one of the rooms upstairs, above the foyer have been converted into a classroom currently hosting 80 first year students. This entailed a great degree of clean up and alterations to prepare the classroom. The new facilities have been well received by both students and staff alike!

Contributors and interested parties are welcome to visit the centre to see the work that has been done on Monday to Thursday during office hours.

Plans going forward

We have assembled a team of business and property development experts to manage the project going forward, led by a professional project manager. Currently we are engaging architects to complete a full plan for future developments as well as engaging with regulatory authorities.

Our vision is to have a centre that is a well equipped, comfortable tertiary campus including:

  • A proposed auditorium
  • A number of lecture theatres and classrooms
  • Student cafeterias
  • Recreation areas (gym, etc)

Also we would like to ensure the financial sustainability of the centre and we are investigating utilising a portion of the centre for commercial activities.

We will share these plans once they are completed and we look forward to your support for the ongoing development of this noble venture.

If you would like to support this project please find the banking details at the end of this communication.

Once again we would like to thank the community for your support – may Allah accept the contributions and prayers of every person! Ameen

Wassalaamu Alaykum,

Moulana Muhammad Allie Goder

Darun Naim Executive Director

 


 

Darun Naim Islamic and Arabic Trust Banking details:

  • Acc name: Darun Naim Islamic and Arabic Trust
  • FNB Current/Cheque Acc
  • Acc no: 624 289 393 94
  • Branch code: 250655 (Plumstead)
  • Reference: Lux + Your name and surname

Please send proof of payment along with your contact details to dnluxurama@gmail.com

 


 

 

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1.1 Introduction to Nahw

Quran Alive is series of short videos explaining Nahw and Sarf concepts. To see the full series of videos please visit the Quran Alive link!

Note that more videos are being added each week!

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5th yr DNSI Student (f), (and in corporate finance)

I started this class at the start, in 2011.  Algamdulillah. I feel that there are times when Allah doesn’t just guide us to where we belong, but HE actually carries you there…

How it all started for me:

On hajj 1431 (2010), I heard Sheikh Hudhaify read at Fajr, I felt very uneasy because I couldn’t understand what he was reading and I felt like I was missing out. I wanted to know what he was reading, and I wanted to understand it. The same happened in Makkah, over and over again…

I got back to work around mid-December 2010, when I got the first flyer from my contact. I opened it, closed it and deleted the email. I think I got the same flyer about two or three times thereafter.  I don’t really remember when the “light went on,” but I remember thinking: “This is what you’ve been looking for!”  Algamdulillah…Before the first class in January 2011 I was registered and I paid the class fees for the year so that I’m committed. I have never looked back, except in gratitude.

Ok, 5years down the line what have I learnt? That’s what everyone wants to know… Can you speak Arabic? Do you know what “this means”? So, one certainly has to be patient, so that’s one thing, I guess: Patience. When you start class, you look at the world through a different lens:a clearer, cleaner, softer and more subdued lens.

Five years later you have more patience with the sister at work who wears clothes that are a tad more revealing than is necessary. You’re more patient with the Muslim brother who finds it funny that you try to avoid his attempts at hugs. But, mostly, without thinking or trying you’re able to see their good qualities and strengths and that’s what you see every time you see them now.

Five years later I realise that I’m a lot more grateful for my Saturday class than I was during my first two years… Lesson number two: Gratitude. The Qur’aan shows you, in amazing 3D, detailed imagery, what Allah has subjugated for us.  Come to class and learn what that is. (Yes, it’s a challenge.)

I’ve learnt to thank Allah during times of ease, so that when I experience a challenge, it becomes lighter. Sounds like words, right? Not quite. I’m being retrenched. After 15years at the same company: “there’s no security in a permanent job.” The question is why? The answer is simple. Allah is Ar-Razaaq, and HE is Al-Aleem, Al-Khabeer, Al-Gakeem, Al-Azeez, Ar-Rahmaan and Ar-Raheem. It took me a good few months to really soak this up, mentally. But here I am… I know that accepting this would have been much harder without knowing what these words really mean. Come to class… Find out their REAL meaning.

My salaah is definitely different. I didn’t make any conscious changes; it simply comes down to understanding a couple of words in a position that makes your heart stop. My fasting is different because my heart finds pleasure in breaking fast now; it’s not just another meal. Charity has taken on a different form, it’s not about giving: it’s about the opportunity to gain reward, the opportunity Allah created for you to gain THAT reward on THAT day.

In the past 5years we’ve shared many a chuckle, some tears, births, some of our classmates have passed on (may Allah bless them with wide quboor, save them from the Fire and enter them into Jannah without reckoning, Aameen) , but we have all grown.  A lot. We still make mistakes, but out teachers, Ma Sha Allah, are patient with us, Algamdulillah. May Allah increase them in all the good they’re doing.

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Join us at our open Day! Sunday 22nd November 2015 @ mountview mosque

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BismiLlah al-Rahman al-Rahim

 Would you like the ability to understand the words of the Quran while reading? Are you looking for an Arabic and Quran course which is taught on a part time basis and offers a class environment which is fun, interactive and spiritually uplifting?

Darun Naim Sunday Intensive (DNSI)

Invites you to an

Open Day

which will give prospective students an opportunity to find out more about the course, hear personal experiences of students and meet the teachers

When: Sunday the 22nd November 2015

Where: Mountview Mosque (Masjidul al-Mansoor), Warden Crescent Mountview

Time:  11h30 to 13h00

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge, Allah will make the path to Jannah (Paradise) easy for them.” 

The divine word of Allah is the cornerstone of our lives. Learning the Quran is a journey of self-development, a purification of the heart, a revival of the soul, an embodiment of the divine laws of our Creator, a comfort and a guiding light to illuminate the path ahead. It is a gift and an opportunity which should be afforded to each and every Muslim. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We encourage you to take that first step…

For more information about the course visit our website on www.dnsi.co.za or email enquiries to admin@dnsi.co.za or whatsapp 083 501 1365

What are students saying?

Waseem – Investment analyst (former DNSI student):
 

Prior to hearing about the course, I had a very superficial and somewhat prejudiced view of Islam and Muslims in general. My view was shaped by an upbringing that had strong Western influences and I was unmindful of my Deen…

The DNSI course was a complete eye-opener and life changer for myself, my wife and many of those around me. I had always been… (read more)

 
 
1st Year DNSI student (and a dentist):
 

I was very anxious when I started. Gradually ,as time went on ,it became easier. Some of the challenges for me was giving up my sleep on a Sunday and spending the time doing the homework during the week since I work 6 days a week.

Grasping the sarf scales was extremely difficult but the nahwu classes inspired me and kept me interested and inspired. Sheikh Khalil was… (read more)


Fairuz – 1st Year DNSI student and Finance Business Partner:Every lesson, every learning of the Quran, every word I understand, I feel the Transformation within my heart, in my feelings, my words, my action, my life, to the extent that it has and is impacting the people whom I come in contact with… (read more)

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Waseem – Investment Analyst and former DNSI student

Prior to hearing about the course, I had a very superficial and somewhat prejudiced view of Islam and Muslims in general. My view was shaped by an upbringing that had strong Western influences and I was unmindful of my Deen. My ultimate goals in life were enjoyment in this world and money. There is no question in my mind of what my final destination would have been on that trajectory.

The DNSI course was a complete eye-opener and life changer for myself, my wife and many of those around me. I had always been aware of the apparent wonders of Qur’an and Hadith but the way the information had been presented prior to joining DNSI was lacking and left me unengaged. The way the DNSI course was taught, the sincerity and quality of the Ustadh’s, their non-judgemental and encouraging attitude, and the engaging way in which the material was presented, encouraged me to immerse myself in the Word of Allah and the ways of His Messenger. It unlocked the door to unlimited wonders and I feel that my heart is now attached to the Qur’an. The course also provides context and insight into key topics, many of which I had previously misunderstood. It has equipped me to face the world as a Muslim and, although there is much room for my own personal improvement, I am surely in a far better position to meet my Lord now than I ever have been.

Some of the more obvious changes that the course has brought about in my life:
– I have managed to lengthen my beard whereas I was previously clean shaven
– I strive to cover my awrah regardless of the weather
– I have managed to maintain daily prayers consistently
– I have given up listening to music in favour of listening to Qur’an and lectures, and have given up watching fiction
– I make extra effort to honour my parents and to be good to them

I highly recommend the course to anyone who does not understand what is being recited in Salaah, who does not understand why we perform certain acts as Muslims, or who is disillusioned with their role in this world.

Waseem Hassen, Investment Analyst

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1st Year DNSI Student (and a dentist)

I was very anxious when I started. Gradually ,as time went on ,it became easier. Some of the challenges for me was giving up my sleep on a Sunday and spending the time doing the homework during the week since I work 6 days a week.

Grasping the sarf scales was extremely difficult but the nahwu classes inspired me and kept me interested and inspired. Sheikh Khalil was constantly encouraging us not to drop out and I held on.

Every single lecturer has such a beautiful adaab and shares their lecture with us in such a beautiful manner. I have certainly developed a deeper love for the Quran and feel blessed that I can understand some of what I am reciting.

I have started encouraging others in my circle to register. This class is a hidden jewel. Maasha Allah. May Allah swt grant the continued success of the school and allow it to grow from strength to strength. Insha Allah

1st year DNSI student (dentist)

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Fairuz – 3rd Year DNSI Student & Finance Business Partner

Algamdoelielah, I am so Grateful and even more Thankful for the Blessings and being guided towards this journey of being a Student of Al-Quran.

In the Ramadaan of 2012, my friend (Fairuz, whom I lovingly call “my other half”), attended a course and during one of the modules our facilitator, made this statement:

Did we know that Arabic is compulsory?”. [ed: Arabic being personally obligatory on everybody is a minority opinion among scholars]  This question touched me in a way that left me in tears.  I was filled with so much shock and sadness because no-one has ever told me this, and that my parents or grandparents were never told. The more the Facilitator quoted from the Quran and played the video of “Nouman Ali Khan”, explaining that the English language is limited and therefore the English Translation is not correct, the more I cried.  I kept thinking that if only my parents had known this, they would have ensured that we learned the Arabic of the Quran like they made us learn Surah Fatigah or our “Koels’.  I had mixed emotions – sad over the time lost but Thankful for hearing this before it was too late.

 

I turned to my friend, and she too was sobbing, Soebagaanallah, we were both experiencing the same feelings and emotions.   Right there, I made my Nieyah that I would go and study Arabic the following year. Our lecturer then went further to explain how we need to know the language of our Rabb and the language of Jannah.   She then ended this lecture talking about our Beloved Nabie Muhammad saw and his “Inheritance that he left us” via the Sunnah and the Quran.  This Living Quran which is a Miracle and how we are depriving ourselves from experiencing the miracle of the Quran by not knowing the Arabic of the Quran. We are unable to understand or know the conversation the Quran has with us, we cannot access Our Beloved Prophet’s Inheritance and we fail to experience the Miracle of the Quran.

 

At this stage I was so overwhelmed by emotion that I never realised that my friend also had the same experience and that she had also made her nieyah.  After the class, we were both sitting in the car crying and we told each other, that our Nieyah has been made , Algamdoelielah.

 

I then went and researched different courses as well as the topic.  I looked at many different courses on offer and found that Darun Naim’s course content and the fact that it is offered on a Sunday morning satisfied my needs.  My friend and I registered along with almost 140 people.

 

Little did I know how sacrificing a Sunday  morning would impact my life.    As you know most of our family responsibilities and events that are on Sundays and I had to learn to re-organise my life because I found that most of my weekend I just spent at home with my homework. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn and the more my love for the Quran grew Algamdoelielah.   Giving up a social life and  exchanging it for the Quran was a challenging journey but today 3yrs later, it has become an accepted part of my life.   I find myself wishing I could find more time, my friend and I often say we wish we could “be foreign exchange students” and take a few months out of our lives and go to an Islamic Country to study Arabic.

 

My very first lesson from Ml Khalil, made me realise that I had made Nieyah to do what I thought at that stage was a “course” for 4years and then I would have achieved my goal.

How wrong I was, when I heard Ml Khalil explain that this is a course like no other course and that it is a Lifetime journey, again I was completely overwhelmed with emotions.   Right there I knew, my study of the Arabic; of the Quran will stop when I die.   Today when people ask me when is your course finishing I respond “There is no end, once on this journey you remain a Student of the Quran until you die.”

 

Every lesson, every word, every phrase, every naseegah, was a transformation happening. My passion and love for the Quran continued to grow.  I started researching and studying topics and buying different books to help me understand.   I was committed and dedicated, I found myself spending over 20hrs a weekend just trying to understand my lessons. (yes, you guessed it, I hardly slept on a Saturday night)    This has been the most challenging course I have ever been on, despite all my efforts, I keep feeling “I am not on track with the rest of the class, I am just not understanding, I just don’t get it”.    So when Ramadaan came during my 1st year, we had begun with the Translation of Quran and had received our “special Quran”, imagine hearing the Quran being recited and you realise you have learnt so much.  During Taraweeg Solaah, I started understanding Arabic words, and even during the Duahs and Lectures.   Needless to say, I couldn’t stop sobbing, even now whilst writing this letter the tears are streaming down my face.   Soebagaanallah to start experience the “Miracle of the Quran” is one of the biggest gifts we can ever receive.

 

Algamdoelielah I am now finishing up my 3rd year with Darun Naim but I don’t think of it in that manner or as a course that I have to pass and complete but rather as  a Lifelong Journey of study.  I am a student who perseveres and is committed but am really struggling to understand the Grammar, often leaving me feeling like I am “lagging behind”.  In spite of this, I never feel like quitting instead it keeps me motivated to keep trying because I am learning all the time, even if it was 1 word.   From Day 1, I decided not to have any expectations but instead to be Grateful for even 1 letter or word I have learnt and understood.   Words can never describe how one feels when you hear an Arabic word or phrase or Sentence/s of the Quran and you understand.   Your Qalb (Spiritual Heart) is touched and quivers and all I do is cry and cry out of Gratitude and Thanks to my Rabb.

 

Every lesson, every learning of the Quran, every word I understand, I feel the Transformation within my heart, in my feelings, my words, my action, my life, to the extent that it has and is impacting the people whom I come in contact with.   The Quran is really the Best Friend we could ever have, Allah Hoe Akbar and it brings a Contentment and Peace in once Life that you have never imagined possible.

 

Lastly, I would like to say that this journey is nothing like you will expect and there will be times when “you lose momentum” or when you feel frustrated because you are not understanding or you don’t have any free time or you’re not seeing your family or friends, or can’t write fast enough ; or can’t memorise your homework or due to unforeseen circumstances can’t attend a lesson but knowing that the Quran is a Miracle we want to experience,  makes this journey worth every sacrifice.

Our class of 140 has shrunk to less than 40 but my friend and I are still continuing our journey In-Shaa-Allah. This journey of learning is not an “Arabic Course” but a learning and understanding of who we are and how we must live our lives and what our purpose is. In-Shaa-Allah make Duah that these few words will inspire and encourage you to make your Nieyah and that you too become a “Student of Al-Quran”.

In-Shaa-Allah ,I make Duah that these few words will inspire and encourage you to make your Nieyah and that you too become a “Student of Al-Quran”.

Fairuz Zaindeen (Isaac)

Finance Business Partner

3rd Year DNSI Student

 

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2nd year DNSI Student, IT Systems Analyst

My journey towards the Quran has really been a gift from the Almighty SubhanAllah. Sometimes we want to change our lives and gain closeness to Him however we’re not really sure what steps we should put in place to make this happen.

I’ve come to realise that the Quran was revealed as gift to all of us and yet, for so long we recite it now and then and we keep the Qurans almost seperate from our existence. Doing the DNSI course with my husband has changed my complete being and has changed our lives and our marriage, Algamdullielah.

Waking up in the morning, I am now more thankful to Allah and completely understand the depth of me just saying “Algamdullielah” – though before I felt I knew the meaning, just being able to break down the Arabic words and understanding the root letters makes me see the beauty of Allah and the wonder of the Quran at another level.

Algamdullielah – All praise, utmost praise, the most praise is only to the Lord of ALL the worlds. Not to me, not to my parents, to Allah! To the Lord of everything.

Performing Salaah and being able to understand what I am reciting in each posture – from Allahu Akbar right through to Surah Al Fatigah and (a lot of) the surahs I recite. SubhanAllah. It’s amazing. It’s one of those lightbulb moments that’s been going on for these past 2 years Algamdullielah and it’s not being turned off. I feel the connection and conversation with Allah SWT and I am in awe of how much Allah loves us and how He’s guided us through every aspect of our lives.

Allahu Akbar – Allah is GreatER – Allah is GREATER than anything else we think is great or important. Allah is GREATER than work, so we leave it to perform salaah. Allah is GREATER than our families, so we stop interacting with them to perform salaah. Allah is GREATER than eating, so we plan our meal times around salaah. Allah is GREATER than sleep, so we wake up to perform salaah. Allah is GREATER than every single thing and that’s why our main focus is completely on Allah and we try to be in a constant state of Thikullah.

When I am having a good day, I feel reminded of Allah’s mercy.

When I am having a bad day, I am reminded of Allah’s hope.

When I am experiencing anything, understanding the Quran has opened my mind and more importantly opened my heart. The stories that we’ve learnt from the Quran has been instilled in me. And the promise of Jannah and the warning of Jahannam – though I heard it before – is constantly on my mind because now I understand the words Allah uses to explain this to us.

SubhanAllah, I make duah that all my family members and friends get to experience their own journey towards the Quran.

Algamdullielah, I would definitely recommend this course to everyone – no matter what age. Sundays have become the highlight of our weeks.

It’s common to put things off until “one day when we have more time” however I’ve also realised that just committing to this course on Sundays, I’ve had more barakah in my time Algamdullielah.

2nd year DNSI Student, IT Systems Analyst

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Darun Naim @ Luxurama in the media!

Assalaamu Alaykum

Please see below for some media reports on Darun Naim’s purchase of the Luxurama. We urgently still require R2M to raise the balance of the purchase price (Alhamdulillah we have raised R4m thus far!) – Please see the next post to see how you can contribute to this exciting purchase and invest in our community. May your contribution be a source of blessing in this life and the next!

Cape Times : 26th February 2015

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Southern Mail: 25th February 2015

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Urgent: Darun Naim @ the Luxurama – contribute to raising the balance of R2M by end of May!

Assalaamu Alaykum

Alhamdulillah through your generous contributions we have now raised a total of R4M for the purchase of the Luxurama property! May Allah reward each person who contributed and may it be a source of blessings and mercy for you in this life and the next, ameen!

Our next target is to raise an additional R2M to complete the purchase price and legal fees (totalling R6M).  The balance is due at the end of May 2015 and we are urgently asking for your contribution to meet this target. Please note that we will be accepting contributions after the end of May as well.

Our vision is to have the Quran read, understood and lived in every home. This purchase will significantly help  us as a community achieve this vision insha-Allah. This centre will be used to teach thousands of students the meaning of the Quran insha-Allah!

We appeal to you to be a part of this historic purchase and share in the continuous reward of every word that is learnt at this centre!  Please note that we accept zakaah as well (as we have already incurred significant debt to meet the payments required thus far).

You can contribute in the following ways:

1. EFT   

  • Acc name: Darun Naim Islamic and Arabic Trust
  • FNB Current/Cheque Acc
  • Acc no: 624 289 393 94
  • Branch code: 250655 (Plumstead)
  • Reference: Lux + Your name and surname
  • Please send proof of payment along with your contact details to dnluxurama@gmail.com

2. Cash Contribution

Please drop any cash contributions at Darun Naim,  65 Castletown Road Wynberg, between 8:15am and 1:30pm from Monday to Thursday.

3. Debit order form

Make a monthly contribution by completing our debit order form which can be downloaded here: DN Debit Order Form

Please complete the form and send it to us via:

  • Email: Send a scan of the form or a clear picture to dnluxurama@gmail.com
  • WhatsApp: Send a clear picture  083 501 1365
  • Drop off the form at Darun Naim,  65 Castletown Road Wynberg, between 8:15am and 1:30pm from Monday to Thursday.

Note that debit orders will be used for the purchase of the Luxurama building and towards the sustainability of Darun Naim

Our vision for the Luxurama

Our vision is to transform the Luxurama into a beautiful campus that can host over 1000 students including classrooms, a conference centre, student recreation, community service facilities and more… We are currently in the design phase and are looking at various options for the structure. We will share these ideas as we reach completion insha-Allah. We are excited about creating a space that is designed with the student at heart! Our currently facilities cannot meet the demand and we currently turn away students due to space constraints.

The Darun Naim Higher Islamic Learning Course

Alhamduliliah, we have seen that enabling students to understand the Quran directly in the Arabic language has inspired hundreds of students and changed many lives, young and old alike. Every year we witness the remarkable transformation especially amongst our matriculants and students in their early 20’s.

Our second year, covering a comprehensive Islamic Studies programme including Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Seerah (Prophetic biography), Shamaail (Prophetic portrait), Inheritance, Aqeedah (Creed), Mustalah al Hadith (The science of Hadith), Hadith (Prophetic Traditions) and Tibb, along with social service projects provides the students with important life lessons. Our lessons are  interactive, engaging with constant discussion about linking the teaching to the world we find ourselves in.

We believe that true social change will be achieved through connecting our community to the beautiful teachings of the Quran – the timeless communication from the Almighty to mankind.

Who is Darun Naim?

Darun Naim is a community organisation that started as an Islamic Studies programme started by Ml Allie Goder 14 years ago. Alhamdulilllah, the course has experienced significant growth; there are now 2 full-time centres, 3 part-time centres with over 1500 students attending the programme. Every year we have in excess of 500 students, part-time and full-time enrolling for the course and the current facilities are bursting at the seams.

In addition Darun Naim has also started the following:

  • An all-female high school (grades 8 to 12)
  • A Fifth school
  • A montessori pre-school
  • A children’s home
  • And numerous social projects

We request your prayers that the Almighty makes this project a success and that He accepts every person that has contributed to it in any way!

For more information on this project please check www.dnsi.co.za

Please pass this message on to your contacts!

Wslm

Khalil Hendricks

083 501 1365 (whatsapp communication preferred)

dnluxurama@gmail.com

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