Dr. Waffie Mohammed
The first Trinidad national to have earned a doctorate in the study of Islam, Dr. Waffie graduated from the University of Karachi with a PhD in Islamic Studies, obtained in parallel with Al-Kamil certification from the Aleemiya Institute established by Dr. Fazlu R. Ansari.
On his return to Trinidad, Dr. Waffie contributed to the development of the Muslim communities located throughout the country and the region, while at the same time serving the wider national communities. This led to his appointment to the Senate in 1981, and his later appointment as Director of the Muslim World League regional office for the Caribbean and Latin America, a position in which he contributed to global Muslim development, until his retirement in 2003.
Dr. Waffie is currently serving as the Principal and Director at the Markaz al Ihsaan Institute of Islamic Theology. He also serves as a spiritual leader of the local chapters of the Qadri and Nakshbandi Orders within Islamic Spirituality Circles.
The author of numerous books, articles and publications dedicated to Islam and contemporary social issues, Dr. Waffie also has a growing number of pioneering works in contemporary Islamic studies. Dr. Waffie blogs often at http://drwaffie.blogspot.com
The gift of the Qur'an
- By Dr. Waffie Mohammed
- Published 02/2/2010
The Qur’an was in existence long before the creation of the heavens and earth. Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) is reported to have said “Fifty thousand years before creation, Allah use to recite Surah Ta ha and Surah Yasin.” This means that various events were already decreed way before.
The earth is
very small and in order to gauge or compare it one must have an ‘outside’
view of it. For example, the first time Prophet
saw the true form of Angel Jibreel was when he went on the Mir’aj.
There he was outside the confinement of space/time.
has allowed the Qur’an to be accommodated on earth and He created
the heart of Rasulullah
to accommodate it. The Prophet
was already a pious and special person before he became a Prophet,
but it was the Qur’an that caused his status to be elevated.
There are so
many benefits to be derived from reading the Qur’an. It has
the cure for everything. It also creates a connection with our
Lord and it connects us with the nations of the past and even of the
It is so unfortunate
that we see believers; in particular youths limit their reading of the
Qur’an. There are tremendous blessings that one can acquire
not only in this world but also in the hereafter. Even listening
to it has blessings.
Align the vibrations
of your voice with the vibrations contained in the Qur’an. Thank
for this blessing because no other creature has this opportunity.
Read it often and enjoy listening to it being recited.
in mind that the first thing that Allah commanded the Prophet
(peace be on him) was to read or recite the Qur'an. Satan will endeavour to prevent
the believers from reading the Qur'an, by keeping them, for example
busy with Internet, entertainment, etc. But those who read it will benefit
from the shade it will provide on the Day of Judgment, when there will
be no other shade to save the people from the heat.
Many of the
pious believers read the Qur'an many times for the month. If one cannot
read as quickly as they do, that does not mean to say that you will not
benefit from the little that you may read; so every one should read
something of that Great Book everyday.
May the blessings of the Qur'an be with all believers.