The Islamic Circle of North America NY, a leading grassroots Muslim Organization is proud to introduce a new and exciting educational venture, The Islamic Learning Foundation, ILF, an educational Islamic institution based in New York. The main objective for ILF is enriching the lives of Muslims in general and Muslim Youth in particular by educating their minds and affecting their hearts with sound knowledge of Islamic Shariah thus deepening their awareness of Islam as a universal and eternal way of living for mankind and providing a new caliber of Muslim leaders.
Most Muslims get their Islamic knowledge from Islamic lectures, listening to audio-video tapes, Islamic conferences and conventions and/or weekly Jumuah Khutbahs. There are very few institutions and programs that can provide quality Islamic education for Muslims and even the existing Islamic educational programs today can be very costly with very limited space. The venture of ILF is a timely effort to fill this vacuum. ILF seeks to provide serious Islamic educational experience that will take learning beyond the setting of halaqahs and/or lectures and bring Islamic knowledge into a formal classroom thus adding professionalism and excellence to our programs.
ILF has hired Sheikh Ibrahim Negm a highly qualified Islamic scholar as the director and curriculum developer and educator for those who enroll in our classes. He developed a unique Islamic curriculum in the consultation with the prominent Islamic scholars in North America. The curriculum will cover Aqidah, Quranic Studies, Sunnah Studies, Fiqh, Arabic Language and the contemporary issues that are facing Muslims today.
The ILF team invites your serious attention to this worthy cause and asks for your moral and financial support. Allah says in the Quran in (66:6) "O you who believe; save yourself and your families from the fire…" Our beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him said " No one has given his children anything better than teaching them their Deen"
Let us partake in this noble cause for the pleasure of Allah (SWT)
Chairman of the Board
Islamic Learning Foundation
MIM: From Al Azhar to Harvard - The head of the ILF is Ibrahim Negm who not surprisingly was given a fellowship to conduct research at Harvard Law School. Given that Harvard has an Islamic law program which is Saudi and Bin Laden family funded, it should come as no surprise that Negm had no problem going from Harvard to assistant researcher of the Graduate School of Social Sciences which was raided for terrorism support and funding. Negm's affiliation with Al Qaeda linked ICNA would be considered an asset on his CV. It is also worth noting that Negm's speakers bio on the ICNA website adds the fact that he "memorised the Koran as a child" and that his father was active in the Islamic Movement in Egypt which means the Muslim Brotherhood, the group which was responsible for the assassination of Sadat and whose list of founders includes Bin Laden mentor Abdullah Azzam. http://www.icna.org/conv2005/speakers.htm
|Written by Administrator |
|Sunday, 07 August 2005|
|Dr. Ibrahim Negm
Ibrahim Negm was born in Egypt. He earned his High School Diploma from Alzhar Al Shareef and placed number 4 in the nation. He was awarded a distinguished scholarship to pursue Islamic studies at Al Azhar University. He earned Ijaza in Islamic Studies in 1995 and was the class valedictorian. He was awarded a distinguished fellowship to conduct research at Harvard Law School. He was also a visiting Researcher at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences. PhD in comparative religious studies from the American College of Theology, MN in 1999. After earning his graduate Degree, he was awarded an adjunct position as an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at St. John's University in New York. He was also a visiting Scholar and researcher at Oxford University, UK, 2002. He obtained his PhD in Islamic Studies in 2005 from Graduate Theological Foundation, IN. He also served as a full time Imam and Director at the Islamic Center of South Shore in New York.