Saturday, 29 November 2008

ArAbiC CLaSses are on hold


For those who are involve in the Arabic course by mcs and those who are still interested to join this course,there will be no Arabic classes till after christmas break.this is due to many of us are going to have their exams before the break and going back to their country for the Christmas break.furthermore,we are now revising on the current syllabus and insyaAllah,we will have more interesting and beneficial classes afterwards.we are keen to see you after the break with this new and revolutionized classes insyaAllah.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

ATTENTION: New Venue for Arabic Class

Salam and Hi everyone, below is some details for Arabis class this week. hope to see you guys there. Thank you.


LEARN ARABIC:introductory to written and spoken arabic

1.01, 1.02, 1.04
Brookfield Health Science Complex

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Dr Azzam Tamimi Seminar


Islamic Revivalism in the 20th Century”
“Chronicles of Islamic Political Thought”

by Dr Azzam Tamimi

Azzam Tamimi is a Palestinian academic and political activist based in the United Kingdom. He is a prominent member of the Muslim Association of Britain and the Stop the War Coalition. He is currently the director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London and appears regularly on al-Jazeera and PressTV other channel.

Tamimi came to Britain more than 30 years ago, and he and his family have since become British citizens. He received a PhD in Political Theory from University of Westminster, London in 1998 and has written several books including “Rachid Ghannouchi, Democrat within Islamism” and “Hamas: Unwritten Chapters”.

‘Islamic Revivalism in the 20th Century’

7th November 2008. Friday 6pm Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.

This lecture will be about the Islamic concept of revivalism and revivalists from the 18th century, 19th century and 20th century the history of Islamic revivalism after the fall of the Caliphate with particular focus on Egypt, Turkey, middle east and the Sub-Indian continent. Individuals discussed in the lecture include Ibn Taymiyah, Abu Hamid Al Ghazzali, Mohammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab, Shah Waliullah Dahlawi, Mohammad Rida, Said Nursi, Hassan Al Banna, Abu’l Ala Mawdudi etc.


“Chronicles of Islamic Political Thought”

8th November 2008. Saturday 10am Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin.

The course covers the development of Islamic Political Thought from Islamic teachings, Political thought applied by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Political thought of the 4 righteous Chaliphs, Fitnah between The Fitnah between Imam Ali (Radiallahuanhu) and Amir Muawiya (Radiallahuanhu) and the formation of the Khawarij sect and the Shia sect, then going to the political thought of famous Muslim individuals like Ibn Khuldun, Al-Mawardi, Al-Shabiti and Ibn Taimiyah ie details of Shariah.

Then going into the political thinking of intellectuals like Muhammad Iqbal, Abu’Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb including the latters famous categorization of Tawheed Al-Hakimiyah. Also discussing Islam and Democracy, Islam and secularism, and Islam and Human rights.

These events are designed to boost the think tank of both muslims and non-muslims.


For those who interested to come to these seminar, you can contact Shamsudin(0857732585) for more details. Admission is free for members of MCS.

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Sunday, 2 November 2008

LEARN ARABIC:introductory to written and spoken arabic

assalamualaikum (peace be upon you)

muslim cultural society of ucc proudly present the basic Arabic course for those who are interested.this is a great chance for all of you to learn Arabic from kuwaitis isnyaallah (by god willing).this course will be held every friday at 5 pm in G10 brookfields (place to be confirmed).those who are interested can come on that day.good news for those who are keenly interested,this course is for FREE.come and join us.any inquiries please contact faimee at 0851612941 or email him at

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Monday, 20 October 2008

Speaker Tour: From the Vatican to Al-Azhar (Event of the Day:21st Oct 2008)

Inspired with yesterday's talk?
InsyaAllah Idris Tawfiq will continue his lecture tour in Ireland today (21st October 2008) in Cork Mosque at 7.00pm. The title of the talk is On Erin's Green Valleys: The future of Islam in Ireland.

For the location of the Mosque, please click HERE.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Speaker Tour: From the Vatican to Al-Azhar

FOSIS Ireland together with university Islamic Societies in Ireland will be hosting a series of lectures by Muslim British author Idris Tawfiq who was a Roman Catholic Prieston the 17th October - 25th October to discuss and share the experience of Islam and address situations of Muslims in Ireland

17 Oct 08
Meeting with Primate of Ireland, the Most Rev Dr John Neill, Anglican
Archbishop of Dublin
2.30 pm

Talk: From the Vatican to Al Azhar : My journey to Islam
Launch of FOSIS Bookshop
Astra Hall, University College Dublin
Hosted by University College Dublin Islamic Society

18 Oct 08
Dawah Training Workshop (by invitation only)
Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
10 am
Hosted by Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Islamic Society

19 Oct 08
Visit to Muslim Youth Ireland (MY-Ireland) Islamic Information Table
ie The Dawaah Stall (in front of GPO, O Connell St. Dublin)

Radio Interview : 'Islam in Focus'
NearFM 4.30pm at Near 90.3 Fm
Hosted by Br Abdul Haseeb

Talk in Dublin Mosque
Hosted by Islamic Foundation Ireland

20th October 2008
Talk: Who wants to be Muslim these days?
Boole 2, University College Cork
Hosted by: Muslim Cultural Society University College Cork

21st Oct 08
Talk: On Erin's Green Valleys: The future of Islam in Ireland
Cork Mosque
Hosted by: Cork Mosque

23 Oct 08
Talk: Muslims, Christians and the Real Jesus
Large Lecture Theater Clinical Science (CSI)
National University of Ireland Galway
hosted by Muslim Youth Society National University of Ireland Galway

24 Oct 08
Talk: Is Religion Relevant today?
Closing Ceremony
Robert Emmet Theater,
Trinity College Dublin
Hosted by Muslim Students Association Trinity College Dublin
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Monday, 29 September 2008

MCS Introductory Meeting and Iftar

Dia dhuit, Selamat, Bonjour, Goeie dag, Zdravstvuite, Sat siri akal, Adaab, Namasté, Néih hóu, Zao sin, Annyong, hashimnikka, Konnichi wa,Salam Alaikom and Hi To all,
*did i forget any language?!!*

A very warm welcome to the MCS for new members. thanks so much for signing up in MCS and we all hope to satisfy your expectations.
And for those who are already members, welcome back to college!! hope you had a very warm summer. at least I now I did!!

We will have a brief introductory meeting this Tuesday,30th September in G.10 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex. It'll start at 6.30 pm and followed by Iftar or breakfast or fatoor or even dinner for some of us (FREE FOOD!!)sessions whatever you want to name it. It last to some time around 8.30pm so write it down in your organiser and bee FREE at that time.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Kind Regards,
Mustafa Alquraish
Public Relations Officers
Muslim Cultural Society
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Monday, 19 May 2008

Seerah Course: Muhammad(pbuh) The Last Messenger

Muslim Cultural Society and Cork Muslim Society are pleased to announce A Seerah Course: Muhammad(pbuh) The Last Messenger. This interactive course will focus on the incidents that happen during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and lesson that we should learn from the incidents and seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his companion.

Details of the program are as below:

Date: 31st May and 1st June
Time: 9.00 am- 5.00pm
Place: G11 Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC
Guest Speaker: Abu Sondes
(E-chair of Muslim Association of Britain(MAB) Manchester Branch)
Free entrance and Lunch will be provided

To book your place or to ask any question regarding this program, please contact:
Sheikh Salem (0871217608),
Dr. Abdl Hamid Abbas(0857277500)
or e-mail us at


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Saturday, 17 May 2008

Sharing Moments With Visiting American Muslim

In collaboration with US Embassy in Ireland, we would like to bring you 2 brothers and 2 sisters from USA to share information and experience of living as a Muslim in USA. You might not want to miss this golden opportunity to get some live news about the living experience in USA, Sharing ideas and thought, and asking questions about current issues in Islamic World. Details of the program area as below:

Date: 22nd May 2008
Time: 6.00 p.m-8.00p.m
Venue: Boole 2

Moujahed Mohammad Bakhach
Place of birth: Tripoli – Lebanon
Imam of the Islamic Center of al-Hedayah, Fort Worth, Texas
1979- 1980: Bachelor degree and master studies, in Islamic and International law (ash-Shari’ah wal-Qanoon ad-Dawli), Al-Azhar University, Cairo – Egypt.

Mohamed Younis
University of California, Riverside (UCR)-Bachelor of Science – Sociology, 2004
Washington and Lee University School of Law-Juris Doctor-2007

Ms. Rabab Fayad
Independent Consulting, Washington, DC
WILLIAM AND MARY SCHOOL OF LAW, Williamsburg, Virginia-Juris Doctor(May 2003)

Asma T. Uddin
EDITORIAL Experiences: ISLAMICA Magazine, NAWAWI Foundation

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Saturday, 12 April 2008

Invitation to The Society’s Annual Grand Meeting for The Academic Year of 2008

The President,
Muslim Cultural Society,
University College Cork ,
Society member,
Muslim Cultural Society,
University College Cork ,
Ireland. 11th April 2008

Invitation to The Society’s Annual Grand Meeting for The Academic Year of 2008.

I hereby would like to invite you to the Annual Grand Meeting of our society that is going to be held according to the details below:
Date : 24th of April, 2008
Place : Lecture Room G10, Brookfield Health and Sciences Building
Time : 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
The election of the new committee members for the following academic year of 2009 and presentations of reports on the activities held by current committee member along the academic year of 2008 will be the main agenda of this meeting. Dinner will be provided.
Along with this e-mail, I include the nomination form to be filled and returned before the 20th of April to any of the current committee members. A maximum of 3 names can be nominated for the post of President, and a maximum of 9 names can be nominated for the post of Committee Members. Students other than the current First Years and people from the current committee may also be nominated. E-mail your nominations with ‘Nomination for MCS Committee’ as the subject, or send in a text message, to:

Email :
Shamsudin :
Mas Siti Aishah :
Phone number : 085-7454676

Your contribution in the nominating process is greatly needed and appreciated. I hope to see you at the meeting insya-Allah.
Yours Sincerely,

Muslim Cultural Society,
University College Cork .
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Cork Muslim Society Membership Form And AGM

The Cork Muslim Society is opening membership to all muslim citizen in Cork. As a Muslim living in Cork, it is our responsibility to join this society to create better Muslim Community in Cork. Therefore, I invite all MCS members to join this society. Please fill in the Registration form below and submit it to any Committee Members of the Cork Muslim Society.

InsyaAllah, next week,20th April 2008,Sunday, the Cork Muslim Society will have our AGM. The AGM will be done in the Cork Mosque after Zohor prayer. Don't missed this great opportunity to do our responsibility as part of Cork Muslim Community.

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Monday, 11 February 2008

Islamic Aspiration Week(Current Updates)

1)Interfaith Dialog is changed with Movie Screening. Title: Occupation 101
2) Due to unavoidable circumstances the society has to postpone the date of the Hafazan(memorizing Quran) Competition until further notice. We'll keep you posted on this, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. in the meantime, registration will still be open for anybody else who's interested. A new format will be uploaded soon.
3) Exhibition Date: Pillars of a True Muslim supposedly on 19th and History of Jesus; Clash between Christian and Islam supposedly on 13th February
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Exhibitions: The Synopsis

The Pillars of True Muslim(13th February)

Today, Islam is always been related to terrorism. Undeniably, any terrorist acts will always be related to Muslims. Yet, there is one question rise is that why there are still people who want to be a Muslim even it is related to terrorism. It's a good question to be asked to all the Muslim. Those who do research in Islam will become astonished with the fact that Islam is so perfect and so amazing. Thus, This exhibition will reveal the reality of true pillars in Islam which gives a great impact to all TRUE Muslims.

Is There A God In This World? If so…(18th February)

This is a question that has been debated for thousands of years. People ponder this as it is a natural human instinct to find one `powerful being' that governs this world. Yet, is there really a god in this world? This question sometimes struck our mind without us being notice at all. Thus, we the Muslim Culture Society would be delightful to answer this question in our exhibition.

Jesus: Clashes between Christianity and Islam(19th February)

Christians and Muslims both believe that Jesus exists. Yet the question rise here is that both of them have different thought in believing it and there is a lot of clashes in his history. Thus, it gives 2 different schools of thought in believing the existence of Jesus. This Exhibition will divulge deeply into this matter and allow both Muslims and Christians to understand the reason and differences in chronology which contradicts between them.

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Sunday, 10 February 2008

Occupation 101-"Voice of Silenced Majority"

Date:13th February 2008

Place and time: Boole 1 7.00pm-9.00pm

Admission: FREE, Open to Public


A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

The film covers a wide range of topics -- which include -- the first wave of Jewish immigration from Europe in the 1880's, the 1920 tensions, the 1948 war, the 1967 war, the first Intifada of 1987, the Oslo Peace Process, Settlement expansion, the role of the United States Government, the second Intifada of 2000, the separation barrier and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as many heart wrenching testimonials from victims of this tragedy

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Harun Yahya Conference-"An Invitation To The Truth"

Atlas of Creation: Nightmare for Darwinism

Date:18th February 2008, Monday

Time: 6.oopm-10.oopm

Admission: 3 Euro, Open to Public

This conference will present the
collapse of the theory of evolution because this theory constitutes the basis of all anti-spiritual philosophies Since Darwinism rejects the fact of creation—and therefore, God's existence—over the last 140 years it has caused many people to abandon their faith or fall into doubt. This talk will focus on scientific refutation of Darwinism through fossil record and palaeontology.

To book your ticket, please contact our Public Relation Officer at 0857454676 or Shamsudin Kasmori at 0857732585. E-mail us at

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Signs of The Day of Judgement

Do you believe in the day of Judgment?
Yes?What is the proof?
No? Why not?
What Quran say about this?
What Bible said about this?
What science said about this?
What do you think?
"Curiosity kill the cat'. In the end, everyone will die, but don't get killed early. Lets get the answer of these questions...

Date: 19th February 2008
Place Boole 1
Time 7.00pm-9.00pm
Admission is FREE
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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Islamic Aspiration Week(IAW) "An InvitationTo The Truth"

Dates: 13th, 18th, 19th

13th February : Exhibition Titled History of Jesus; Clash between Christian and Islam
Place and time: Boole Basement, 10am-5pm
13th February : Movie Screening. Title: Occupation 101-"Voice of Silenced Majority"
Place and time: Boole 1, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Admission: Free, Open to Public

18th February : Exhibition Titled Is There a GOD in This World? If so...
Place and time: Boole Basement, 10am-5pm
18th February : Harun Yahya Conference-"An invitation to the truth"
Title: Atlas of Creation: A Nightmare for Darwinism
Place and time: Boole 1, 6.00pm-10.00pm
Admission: 3 Euro, Open to Public
(to book your ticket call 0857454676 or e-mail us at

19th February : Exhibition Titled Pillars of a True Muslim
Place and time: Boole Basement, 10am-5pm
19th February : Shadow tour By Abdul Karim
Title: Signs Of the Day of Judgment
Place and time: Boole 1, 7.00pm-9.00pm
Admission: Free, Open to Public

Note: The interfaith Dialogue was exchanged with Video Screening. There will be A Million Penny Drive program, a Fund raising activity, through out the week. Volunteer is Needed. If you interested, please contact Brother Safwan, 0877679220 or e-mail him at

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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Reciting And Understanding Quran Competition

Date: 10
th Feb. 2008
Refreshments will be provided For all participants

Open to all MCS members, any Muslim Students of UCC and Muslim from secondary school.(limited to first 30 participants)

The prize
First prize: 100 euro
Second prize: 60 euro
Third prize: 40 euro

All candidates will get a certificate of participation
Hurry Up!!! Registration ends 7 February 2008

Note: All are invited to join or come as audience to vote for the best contestant.

For complete details about this competition please download the Quran Competition File from the Download Box

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Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Brother's Halaqa

Good News For All(Brothers)
Brother's Halaqa will be organized every Sunday right after Maghrib Prayer. Details of the Halaqa as below:

We'll start after Maghrib prayer until Isya', Around 5.30 p.m until 7.30 p.m
Place: The New Cork Mosque
Activities: 1)Reciting Al-Quran and discussion about the tafsir. We will start with the Chapter 30
in the Quran (the first Surah will be Surah 78; Al-Naba')
2) 40 Hadith By Imam Nawawi
3) Seerah Rasulullah pbuh.
4) Discussion base on Riyadu As-Solihin

All are invited to come

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Saturday, 12 January 2008

Muslim Brother Need A Room

As Salamu Alaikum

I have a Muslim brother from Pakistan, coming to Cork in the early February to do his Phd in UCC. His name is Abdul-Sattar nizami. So those who has any information about any room for rent please leave your details in the comment column or contact me at 0857732585(Shamsudin Kasmori). Alternatively, you can contact this brother through his e-mail at

Jazakumullah khair for your attention and concern.
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