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Nikah (Islamic Marriage) Ceremonies

Nikah ceremonies can now be arranged with the Academy. For more information please speak to one of the Imaams at the Masjid

Monthly Salaah Timetable

Check the monthly salaah times for the South London area online! Please refer to your local masjid timetable for the correct times for your area.

Salaah times for March 2018

Madressa Information

Madressa holidays, timings and important announcements will be available on this website soon insha'Allah. Please re-visit this site shortly.

Local Events

Date Time Event Venue
17 Mar 2018 6:00 pm Seeking Knowledge Conference with Special Guests Teachers and Students of Darul uloom Leicester. Food served after the event. Croydon Mosque
10 Mar 2018 8:00 pm The Power of Salawaat, Durood shareef (Salutations upon the Prophet s.a.w) by Ustadh Khalid of Leicester, FCPM Croydon Mosque
23 Feb 2018 7:45 pm How the Khilafah was established after the demise of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Croydon Mosque
18 Feb 2018 10:00 am Mosque Open Day - All Brothers and Sisters in Humanity from all faiths and backgrounds are requested to Visit our Mosque. Talk by Imam Inaam-ul-haq at 2pm Croydon Mosque
17 Feb 2018 7:45 pm TONIGHT AT CMIC: Destination Jannah - a talk by Shaykh Khabbab Ahmad Croydon Mosque

Laylatul Qadr

Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallaho anho) reports that he asked the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) about "Laylatul Qadr". He replied: "It is in Ramadhan, during the last ten days, on the unevenly numbered nights, either the 21st 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th or the last night of Ramadhan. Whosoever stands in "Ibaadah" on this night, with sincere faith and with genuine hopes of gaining reward, his previous sins will be forgiven. Among the signs of this night is that it is a serene, quiet, shining night, neither hot, nor cold but temperate as if a moon is shining clear, and no meteors are shot at the "Shayateen" on that night; it lasts until the break of the dawn. Another sign is that at morn, the Sun rises without any radiant beams of light, appearing rather like the moon in it's fullness. On that day, Allah prohibits the "Shayateen" from rising up with the Sun."

Part of what has been mentioned in this Hadith has already been dealt with. Some signs are here mentioned about the actual night. These signs are clear and need no further elucidation. Apart from these, there are other signs too, as mentioned in the Ahadith or in the experiences of those who had the good fortune to experience "Laylatul Qadr." The sign that is, however; most specific in the Hadith is the rising of the sun, 'without any radiant beams of light.' Other signs are not always there. One Sahaabi, Ab'da bin Abi Lubaaba (Radhi Allaho anho) says: "On the evening of the 27th , I tasted the water of the sea and it was sweet." Ayub bin Khalid said: 'I once had to bathe myself with sea water, and on tasting it, found, it sweet. This was on the 23rd night." Some of the "Mashaaikh" (religious divines) wrote that, on the evening of "Laylatul Qadr", everything prostrates itself before Allah, so much so that trees fall flat on the ground, then return to their normal position; these are however spiritual phenomena not visible to the ordinary person.

Aaisha (RadhiAllaho anha) reports: "I said: 'O Messenger of Allah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam), should I find myself the "Laylatul Qadr", hat shall I pray. The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) replied: say, Allaahumma innaka afuwwun tohibbu al'afwa fa'fu anna "O Allah, Thou art the One who grants pardon for sins. Thou lovest to pardon, so O pardon me."

This is indeed such an all-inclusive prayer, wherein one begs that Allah in His infinite Grace should forgive his sins. If that has been obtained, the path to the Hereafter is secure. What more would one require? Imaam Sufyaan Thowry used to say that to keep oneself busy on this night with 'Duaa' (invocations to Allah) is better than any other form of worship (Ibaadah). Ibne Rajab says that one should not only remain busy with 'Duaa', but should also take part in all other form of 'Ibaadah', e.g. recitation of the Holy Qur'an, 'Salaat', contemplation, etc. This latter opinion is most correct and nearer to what Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) had said, as already mentioned in the previous Ahaadith.

Extract from Fadha'il-e-A'maal