Trustees of Ha Meem Foundation met on 4 Shaban 1442/17…
The course focuses on a broad sweep of the major historical personalities, events and processes…Learn More
Study of the Book of Destructive Vices (kitab al muhlikat) from the famous Ihya Ulum…Learn More
We intend to launch a part-time Alim degree programme in September 2022 insha Allah. Watch…Learn More
We firmly believe that true knowledge is gained by sitting at the feet of scholars…Learn More
We believe that the Sunni community (ahl al-sunnah wal-jama’ah) are unique in their tolerance of difference of opinion and, in fact, this is what defines us.
“Stop there they stopped, then proceed” – title of a paper by Sh Dr Umar Abdullah of North America.
Our main teachers are well-known scholars who are respected in the wider community of scholars and general Muslim public.
‘Surely this community of yours is one community, and I am your Lord; so serve Me.’
An excellent course which gave me an eye opening introduction into not just Islamic civilisation, but sparked an Interest in the entire subject. It was very well presented and by a knowledgeable scholar who taught us the course material from various different angles and perspectives giving us excellent knowledge of the period as whole. The atmosphere was incredibly friendly and the layed back style in which the classes were presented all culminated in not only a fantastic experience but my own knowledge on civilisations increasing vastly.Ibrahim, High Wycombe
The Civilizations course is an extremely beneficial one. It facilitates the decolonization process by critiquing the inherited world view that many of us may have today. Since attending the course I have increasingly found myself constructing my own timelines to develop a more comprehensive understanding about my own heritage and subsequently my own narrative – that is in harmony with my faith.Roshan Mohammad Chaudhry
In regards to the History Course I found that the resources we were give was excellent as it had all the key information within it. This would allow us to understand the basics of this course. When presenting the lessons you would expand upon these notes developing our understanding of these basic notes. As of this, I managed to gain a grasp of the content and was able to have deeper understanding of the topics that we covered.Faizan Ali Khan, High Wycombe
A hugely beneficial course that is really one of a kind in it’s nature. It gives a completely different perspective on history that just cannot be found through traditional means of studyIbrahim Malik, Isleworth
Eye opening and thought provoking perspective on history as we know it.
Sheikh Ridwan is a fountain of knowledge who has made us question the history books and allowed us to see past events in a different light.
Would highly recommend and encourage all to attend!Kamran Ahmad, Heston
For me, it was the juxtapositioning of the Islamic millennium against what was going on in Europe, the social, economic, intellectual and political thoughts and trends, that were most revealing. I had read a fair amount of material on Islamic history especially the discourse on the ‘fall of Islamic empires’ but did not have a clear understanding of chronological events. Also to analyse the causes and effects of changes in ideas that lead to the rise of West are fascinating. There are many things I learnt but one significant is the quote , We cannot judge Islam by the lense of Christianity as the experience of two civilisations is completely different’.
This gives me hope. The despair one may feel at the current state of affairs is somewhat alleviated.
We covered a lot of ground in limited time, so it was not possible to make the lessons more interactive. That would have really helped to solidify my understanding to some key concepts. Having said that, the knowledge gained has certainly made me look at the world in a different light, for which I am grateful to Sheikh Rizwan. May Allah bless him and give us the taufeeq to benefit from his knowledge in the future.Amir Butt, Hounslow