Alhamdulillah the Pretoria Islamic Educational Centre Commenced its 26th academic year on the 20th January 2016. A number of newly enrolled local and international students began their quest of gaining the sacred knowledge of Islam. The many returning students continued onward in their goal of completing their studies.
The proceedings were started by the institutes rector and spiritual guide Ustadhul Ullama, Abul Khair Hazrat Allama Peer Sayed Haseen-ud-Deen Shah Sahib, telephonically, from Pakistan. Shah Sahib began with the recitation of the earliest revealed passage of the Holy Qur’an whereby Allah Almighty commanded his beloved messenger PBUH to read in the name of his lord.
Shah Sahib then explained the concept of “Wahi” (Revelation) with reference to one of the most authentic books of Ahadeeth: Sahih al Bukhari. Shah Sahib followed this by explaining the use of the same word for different meanings in different contexts in the Holy Qur’an and Ahadeeth.
He then made Dua for the success of the students of the Darul Uloom Pretoria in attaining beneficial knowledge.
The principal of the institute, Mufti Mohammad Akbar Hazrvi, explained to the students the importance of Islamic knowledge and its superiority. He advised them to focus fully on their primary goal of attaining knowledge and then practicing on this knowledge with pure intentions as actions are based on intentions and without knowledge one cannot do the correct actions nor have the proper intentions.
The students were then distributed into their respective classes as the educators began with an overview of some of the topics to be covered during the year by each class.
May Allah Almighty grant these seekers beneficial knowledge and may He grant them the ability to act upon this knowledge with pure intentions bringing peace and love to all they meet and prosperity to the Ummah. Ameen