PTA Book Launch: A Fellowship of Faith
Traverse a remarkable and refreshing look at Surah Fathiha in “A Fellowship of Faith” by Allie Khalfe. His most recent publication is by far one of the most interesting journeys to expand your understanding of Surah Fatihah. Give yourself the gift of elevating your bond with the opener of the Quraan and Majestic interpretation to enhance your salah.
Date: 12 August 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00PM
Venue: Iqra Agencies, No 2 Laudium Plaza, Laudium, Pretoria.
Tel: 0123742987 / 0825200786
Escorted by eighty-thousand Angels upon revelation, sūrah Fātiha is sacred to every Muslim and is
read at least seventeen times a day within the obligatory prayers. It is considered to be both Meccan
and Medinan, consisting of twenty-five words [kalimāt], and one-hundred and thirteen letters [hurūf].
Scholars said that it was called the opening [al-fātiha] for many reasons. One of them is because
through it Allah جل جلالهmade manifest the storehouses of truths, which were never before opened
except to His beloved Messenger SAWS. Another reason is because it is an opening [fath] leading to all
other openings [futūhāt] of the Quran. It is also said to be the key [al-miftāh] that opens hearts to the
verities of spirituality.
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About the Author
Allie Khalfe spent a decade learning various traditional texts from Shaykh Seraj and Shaykh Ahmad
Hendricks who are the current Shaykhs of the Azzawia Institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town.
They in turn graduated from the Umm al-Qura University in Mecca specializing in Usūl al-Fiqh and
spent about ten years at the feet of the ocean of knowledge, Al-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawī alMālikī,
may Allah be pleased with him. Allie received from them licence [ijāza] to transmit various
branches of knowledge including Islamic Jurisprudence [Al-Fiqh], Theology [Al-Tawhīd] as well as
the Spiritual Sciences [Al-Tasawwuf]. He also spent two years at the Grand Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo
sitting at the feet of some of the foremost scholars alive today, including Shaykh Sa’īd Mamdūh,
Shaykh ‘Alī Jumu’a, Shaykh Fat’hī ‘Abdurahmān Al-Hijāzī, Shaykh Hasan Al-Shāfi’ī and Shaykh
Hishām Kāmil, may Allah be pleased with them, all of whom he read traditional texts to and received
from them ijāza to transmit these texts. He is currently completing his Masters in Islamic Studies
with a focus on Theology at UNISA and is the founder of The IslamicText Institute in Surrey
Estate, Cape Town. He also lectures on Theology at the International Peace College of South Africa