WHO IS NUR UZ-ZAMAAN INSTITUTE?
Nur uz-Zamaan Institute is an independent Islamic institution. It is privately funded and committed to reviving the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) through word and deed according to the methodology (Minhaj) of Shaykh (Shehu) Uthman Dan Fodiyo (may Allah envelop him in His Mercy). This is achieved by means of live and online classes, seminars, lectures, distance learning, and various other programs and events. Its' philosophy is based on the 10 Point Madinah Program developed by Imam Na'eem Abdullah. Through this program, Nur uz-Zamaan Institute's aim is to develop and enable communities to thrive socially, economically, and spiritually based on Qur'an and Sunnah. Nur uz-Zamaan Institute is based in Pittsburgh, PA in partnership with Masjid Al-Mu'min where Naeem Abdullah is the Imam.
HOW DID NUR UZ-ZAMAAN GETS ITS' NAME?
Nur uz-Zamaan is one of the honorific nicknames given to Shaykh (Shehu) Uthman Dan Fodiyo. It means "Light of the Age" - and that he was! The institute is named after him and operates based upon his methodology (Minhaj).
Shaykh (Shehu) Uthman Dan Fodiyo, may Allah envelop him in His mercy, spent his entire life imitating the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in all of those areas which were under his control: such as his character, dress, worship, etc...
As a result of this, Allah blessed him to imitate the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, in those areas which were outside of his control! For example, the Shehu had his major spiritual opening at the age of 40, in the same way, that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was given revelation at the age of 40. This is when the nickname, Nur uz-Zamaan, was given to him. He also made the hijrah (migration) from Degel to Gurdu in a North West direction in the same way that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made hijrah from Makkah to Madinah - in a North West direction. The military battles took place after (and not before) this migration just like the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was given a slave-girl by the name of Maryam as a gift. She gave birth to the Prophet’s son Ibrahim who died while he was very young. Likewise, the Shehu had a right-hand possession named Maryam. She gave birth to Ibrahim ibn Shehu. And he also died very young – just like Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
He lived to see all of his enemies either join his ranks or killed, just like the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Allah even took his soul at the age of 63 just like the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace!
All of this and more occurred just from following the Sunnah! There is safety and victory in the Sunnah - so adhere to it!
Nur uz-Zamaan Institute is in need of your support. To continue to develop our educational institute, we will require your financial support to provide periodic intensive seminars and workshops. We are also building new bridges. We have collaborated with Masjid al-Mumin in Pittsburgh PA by working together to strengthen ties between us here in the Americas and the Motherland, specifically The Gambia at this present time. We also look forward in building more bridges with other African countries.