Home Islamic Supreme Council of America http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/index.php 2017-12-13T05:27:35Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management ISCA Chairman leads over 150,000 in Muslim Celebration in Southeast Asia 2011-04-07T01:52:23Z 2011-04-07T01:52:23Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-community-outreach/66-isca-chairman-leads-over-150000-in-muslim-celebration-in-southeast-asia.html Dilshad Fakroddin dilshad@sunnah.org <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/sea2010/1sea2010.jpg" border="0" alt="Shaykh Kabbani leads a traditional Islamic celebration in City Park in Indonesia" title="Shaykh Kabbani leads a traditional Islamic celebration in City Park in Indonesia" align="left" style="float: left; border: 0pt none;" />In his second trip to Southeast Asia this year, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited four nations in the span of one month, where he led many public gatherings and spoke on the importance of traditional Islamic principles. Beginning the tour in Singapore, the renowned leader led a large congregational prayer at the Habib Nuh mosque, and spoke at a few other gatherings in the country before departing for Malaysia, where prominent Malays hosted him and ISCA staff for several large gatherings. From Malaysia, the group travelled to Australia where Shaykh Kabbani spoke on interfaith relations and spirituality at a well-attended event at the Theosophical Society of Melbourne.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/sea2010/1sea2010.jpg" border="0" alt="Shaykh Kabbani leads a traditional Islamic celebration in City Park in Indonesia" title="Shaykh Kabbani leads a traditional Islamic celebration in City Park in Indonesia" align="left" style="float: left; border: 0pt none;" />In his second trip to Southeast Asia this year, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited four nations in the span of one month, where he led many public gatherings and spoke on the importance of traditional Islamic principles. Beginning the tour in Singapore, the renowned leader led a large congregational prayer at the Habib Nuh mosque, and spoke at a few other gatherings in the country before departing for Malaysia, where prominent Malays hosted him and ISCA staff for several large gatherings. From Malaysia, the group travelled to Australia where Shaykh Kabbani spoke on interfaith relations and spirituality at a well-attended event at the Theosophical Society of Melbourne.</p> Shaykh Kabbani Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Africa 2010-10-18T14:50:15Z 2010-10-18T14:50:15Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-community-outreach/62-humanitarian-aid-in-africa.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/africa201007_04.jpg" border="0" alt="africa201007_04" title="ISCA chairman Shaykh Kabbani meets with orphans from Mama Fatuma's Goodwill Chilren's Home in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi." width="737" height="552" style="float: left;" />In his 5 day trip to Kenya and outlying areas in July 2010, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani distributed a large amount of funding that was used for several different humanitarian aid projects, including supplemental aid for local orphanages, constructing new wells, and feeding the needy in over 20 towns, cities and villages in the area. One of the orphanages supported in this endeavor was the Mama Fatuma’s Goodwill Children’s Home in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi. Located in an impoverished neighborhood with a shortage of electricity and water, the facility currently looks after 85 orphan boys and girls. Shaykh Kabbani personally visited the orphanage and was honorably welcomed by colorfully dressed orphans singing traditional Arabic songs of praise to show their love and respect for their esteemed guest.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/africa201007_04.jpg" border="0" alt="africa201007_04" title="ISCA chairman Shaykh Kabbani meets with orphans from Mama Fatuma's Goodwill Chilren's Home in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi." width="737" height="552" style="float: left;" />In his 5 day trip to Kenya and outlying areas in July 2010, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani distributed a large amount of funding that was used for several different humanitarian aid projects, including supplemental aid for local orphanages, constructing new wells, and feeding the needy in over 20 towns, cities and villages in the area. One of the orphanages supported in this endeavor was the Mama Fatuma’s Goodwill Children’s Home in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi. Located in an impoverished neighborhood with a shortage of electricity and water, the facility currently looks after 85 orphan boys and girls. Shaykh Kabbani personally visited the orphanage and was honorably welcomed by colorfully dressed orphans singing traditional Arabic songs of praise to show their love and respect for their esteemed guest.</p> Shaykh Kabbani addresses Unity, Peace and Love Conference in the UK 2010-08-30T03:59:03Z 2010-08-30T03:59:03Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-community-outreach/61-peace-love-unity-uk-2010.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/uk_summer2001/UK_summer2010_7.jpg" border="0" title="Shaykh Hisham gives Friday sermon in Birmingham" align="left" />In his summer 2010 tour of the United Kingdom, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani had several speaking engagements including a keynote address at the Unity, Peace and Love conference where he addressed the status of Muslim extremism today. At the Hilton Hotel in Watford, Shaykh Kabbani stood before hundreds of attendees and gave an emotionally charged speech which illustrated the true problem of extremism today:  it is not a war against the West, he stated – it is a war against Muslims BY Muslims. It is the Wahhabi extremists who are killing the Sufi, traditional Muslims worldwide, extinguishing age old practices and places of worship across the Muslim world, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Kashmir and other countries.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/uk_summer2001/UK_summer2010_7.jpg" border="0" title="Shaykh Hisham gives Friday sermon in Birmingham" align="left" />In his summer 2010 tour of the United Kingdom, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani had several speaking engagements including a keynote address at the Unity, Peace and Love conference where he addressed the status of Muslim extremism today. At the Hilton Hotel in Watford, Shaykh Kabbani stood before hundreds of attendees and gave an emotionally charged speech which illustrated the true problem of extremism today:  it is not a war against the West, he stated – it is a war against Muslims BY Muslims. It is the Wahhabi extremists who are killing the Sufi, traditional Muslims worldwide, extinguishing age old practices and places of worship across the Muslim world, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Palestine, Kashmir and other countries.</p> Pope, Sufi Muslim mystic have unscheduled meeting on Cyprus 2010-06-05T14:10:59Z 2010-06-05T14:10:59Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/media-center/isca-in-the-news/57-pope-sufi-muslim-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-on-cyprus.html AFP cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l.jpg" border="0" alt="pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l" title="Shaykh Nazim and Pope Benedict XVI" width="280" height="359" style="float: right; border: 0;" />(Saturday, June 5, 2010) Pope Benedict XVI meets with Sufi mystic Sheikh Nazim (L), who traveled from the north of the divided island of Cyprus to see him at the Latin Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia on Saturday.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l.jpg" border="0" alt="pope-sufi-mystic-have-unscheduled-meeting-in-cyprus-2010-06-05_l" title="Shaykh Nazim and Pope Benedict XVI" width="280" height="359" style="float: right; border: 0;" />(Saturday, June 5, 2010) Pope Benedict XVI meets with Sufi mystic Sheikh Nazim (L), who traveled from the north of the divided island of Cyprus to see him at the Latin Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia on Saturday.</p> Shaykh Hisham Kabbani - Tour of Southeast Asia 2010-05-23T14:23:17Z 2010-05-23T14:23:17Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/29-shaykh-hisham-kabbani-tour-of-southeast-asia.html Mateen Siddiqui mateens@sunnah.org <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/SEA2010Banner.jpg" border="0" alt="SEA 2010 Banner" title="SE Asia 2010" width="240" height="126" style="float: left; border: 0;" />Shaykh Hisham Kabbani has just completed a major tour of the Southeast Asian that spanned three weeks and three nations. Accompanied by his wife Hajjah Naziha Adil and daughter Sajeda, as well as a contingent of staff, the trip's main highlight was a gathering in Central Java's city of Jepara, attended by Indonesian government ministers and scholars from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This event, held in the town's central park, was attended by over 200,00 participants. The event was highlighted by Shaykh Kabbani giving the keynote address in which he spoke on the importance of spirituality in Islam, and emphasized the need to leave extremism and violence.</p> <p>In this island nation which comprises the largest Muslim population in the world, such visits by a luminary like Shaykh Kabbani are essential in fighting the war on terrorism. Shaykh Kabbani is renowned in Indonesia for his qualifications as both as a traditionalist scholar and Sufi master giving him a recognition among both the common people as well as the leaders and scholars. In his last visit to the country, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono publicly announced at the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, before an audience of 250,000 attendees, that he was a student of Shaykh Kabbani.</p> <p>To see full coverage of this tour, <a href="http://naqshbandi.org/events/2010/SEAsia_Spring_2010/SEAsia2010_May.htm" target="_blank" title="Shaykh Hisham Kabbani SE Asia Tour">click here</a>.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/SEA2010Banner.jpg" border="0" alt="SEA 2010 Banner" title="SE Asia 2010" width="240" height="126" style="float: left; border: 0;" />Shaykh Hisham Kabbani has just completed a major tour of the Southeast Asian that spanned three weeks and three nations. Accompanied by his wife Hajjah Naziha Adil and daughter Sajeda, as well as a contingent of staff, the trip's main highlight was a gathering in Central Java's city of Jepara, attended by Indonesian government ministers and scholars from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This event, held in the town's central park, was attended by over 200,00 participants. The event was highlighted by Shaykh Kabbani giving the keynote address in which he spoke on the importance of spirituality in Islam, and emphasized the need to leave extremism and violence.</p> <p>In this island nation which comprises the largest Muslim population in the world, such visits by a luminary like Shaykh Kabbani are essential in fighting the war on terrorism. Shaykh Kabbani is renowned in Indonesia for his qualifications as both as a traditionalist scholar and Sufi master giving him a recognition among both the common people as well as the leaders and scholars. In his last visit to the country, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono publicly announced at the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, before an audience of 250,000 attendees, that he was a student of Shaykh Kabbani.</p> <p>To see full coverage of this tour, <a href="http://naqshbandi.org/events/2010/SEAsia_Spring_2010/SEAsia2010_May.htm" target="_blank" title="Shaykh Hisham Kabbani SE Asia Tour">click here</a>.</p> ISCA Chairman Meets Prime Minister of Kenya 2010-03-09T04:44:32Z 2010-03-09T04:44:32Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/24-isca-visits-kenya.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/KenyaPM1.JPG" border="0" alt="Meeting PM Odinga" title="Meeting PM Odinga" style="float: left;" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Kenya. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/KenyaPM1.JPG" border="0" alt="Meeting PM Odinga" title="Meeting PM Odinga" style="float: left;" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Kenya. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga.</p> Shaykh Kabbani Visits Ghana 2010-03-02T00:00:00Z 2010-03-02T00:00:00Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-community-outreach/23-isca-visits-ghana.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/DSC06879.JPG" border="0" title="Difficult conditions" style="float: left;" />As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ghana. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with former Vice President Aliu Mahama.</p> <p><strong>March 2, 2010</strong> was a historical day for the Naqshbandi students of Ghana as Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Cape Coast's famous slave trade castle. The Cape Coast slave castle, which President Obama and the First Lady visited on July 11,  2009, was a seaside fortress used by slave traders starting in the 17th century. The fortress has now been converted into a monument to the millions of Africans cast into slavery.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/DSC06879.JPG" border="0" title="Difficult conditions" style="float: left;" />As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ghana. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with former Vice President Aliu Mahama.</p> <p><strong>March 2, 2010</strong> was a historical day for the Naqshbandi students of Ghana as Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Cape Coast's famous slave trade castle. The Cape Coast slave castle, which President Obama and the First Lady visited on July 11,  2009, was a seaside fortress used by slave traders starting in the 17th century. The fortress has now been converted into a monument to the millions of Africans cast into slavery.</p> Jihad, Terrorism and Suicide Bombing: The Classical Islamic Perspective 2010-03-03T08:27:59Z 2010-03-03T08:27:59Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/21-jihad-classical-islamic-perspective.html Shaykh Hisham Kabbani cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/insurgents.jpg" border="0" title="Insurgents" width="356" height="235" align="left" />In this presentation we would like to shed light on the meaning of Jihād, a term that has become universally known today. One can find countless interpretations of this term which differ from its true spirit and the meaning that Allah intended it in the Holy Qur’ān and in the narrations of the Prophet . On the contrary people are use the term Jihād in this time in a way that suits their own whims without realizing the damage that they are causing Islam and Muslims.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/insurgents.jpg" border="0" title="Insurgents" width="356" height="235" align="left" />In this presentation we would like to shed light on the meaning of Jihād, a term that has become universally known today. One can find countless interpretations of this term which differ from its true spirit and the meaning that Allah intended it in the Holy Qur’ān and in the narrations of the Prophet . On the contrary people are use the term Jihād in this time in a way that suits their own whims without realizing the damage that they are causing Islam and Muslims.</p> Ivory Coast Greets ISCA Chairman 2010-03-01T17:29:07Z 2010-03-01T17:29:07Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/20-ivory-coast-greets-isca-chairman.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/airportbillboard.jpg" border="0" title="Ivory Coast billboard" align="left" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ivory Coast. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with President Laurent Gbagbo.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/airportbillboard.jpg" border="0" title="Ivory Coast billboard" align="left" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ivory Coast. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with President Laurent Gbagbo.</p> Spirituality in Action - the Sufi communities’ contribution to life in the UK 2010-03-01T00:00:00Z 2010-03-01T00:00:00Z http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-community-outreach/19-spirituality-in-action.html Center for Spirituality and Cultural Advancement cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/thumbs/IMG_8006_thumb.jpg" border="0" title="Greeting HRH" style="float: left;" />It was with great pleasure that Shaykh Hisham Kabbani hosted His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales as his very very important guest in The Manchester Suite at Manchester United Football Grounds in Old Trafford on the afternoon of Thursday 4th February 2010.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/thumbs/IMG_8006_thumb.jpg" border="0" title="Greeting HRH" style="float: left;" />It was with great pleasure that Shaykh Hisham Kabbani hosted His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales as his very very important guest in The Manchester Suite at Manchester United Football Grounds in Old Trafford on the afternoon of Thursday 4th February 2010.</p>