IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

IDA’s History

1991

Founded by the most respected Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh.

Focus on literature production & distributionshar’ī advice and counselling.

Hifz class started in the house of the most respected Shaykh’s Father, Hāfiz Ibraaheem Dhorat rahimahullāh.

Launched the Islamic journal “Riyādul Jannah“.

1991
1992

Pioneered the delivery of the commentary of the Qur’ān and lessons of Hadīth in the English language.

First national Youth Conference for the English speaking youth.

1992
1993

The IDA moves into 186 Melbourne Road to cater for increased demands on its services.

First ever part-time course started by Madrasah Riyādul Qur’ān – designed for those involved in secular education.

Sawtul Haq Library comes into force to provide public access to Islamic literature in English and Urdu languages.

1993
1994

Madrasah Riyādul Qur’ān begins 13+ classes, providing an opportunity for post-maktab children to further their religious learning.

1994
1995

First Hāfiz of the Glorious Qur’ān from the IDA.

IDA organises a UK tour of authentic ‘Ulamā, providing the community with the opportunity to benefit from their company and knowledge.

First ever 5-day Hajj seminar for the benefit of intending pilgrims.

1995
1996

Purchase of former St Hilda’s church on Melbourne Road. This new site allowed for an expansion of the IDA’s activities.

First Annual Sisters’ Gathering.

First 3-day tarbiyah trip for Muslim youth.

Initiation of Muslim burial related project – which led to the establishment of the Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire (MBCOL).

1996
1998

Da’wah Book Centre established.

500 renowned ‘Ulamā attend the European ‘Ulamā seminar.

First gathering for professionals.

A new initiative in the form of a 7-day workshop designed to train ‘Ulamā to teach visually impaired Muslim children.

Purchase of Spinney Lodge situated on Melbourne Road.

1998
1999

Founding of Jāme’ah Riyādul ‘Uloom, a full-time boarding Darul Uloom for UK and foreign students.

1999
2001

The book of hadīth, Mishkāt-ul-Masābīh reaches completion at Jāme’ah Riyādul ‘Uloom.

The IDA’s official website launched for the benefit of English speaking Muslims.

Dārul Iftā expertise enhanced by the arrival of a qualified Muftī from Dārul Uloom Karachi.

2001
2003

Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh starts teaching Sahīh-ul-Bukhārī.

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Muftī Taqi ‘Uthmani hafizahullāh imparts the last lesson leading to the completion of Sahīh-ul-Bukhārī.

The first class of students graduate from Jāme‘ah Riyādul ‘Uloom.

2003
2004

Establishment of Riyādus Sālihāt – offering sisters (16+) the opportunity to pursue ‘Ālimiyyah Course as well as further Islamic studies.

2004
2005

After an intensive period of research and consultation, the IDA secured planning permission for the re-development of the Al Faruq site (former St Hilda’s site).

2005
2006

Demolition work commenced at the site in March.

An annual “Crossing Divides” seminar inaugurated to facilitate wider interaction and foster greater understanding, between the various sectors of the community.

2006
2007

Work was well underway on the IDA’s new construction.

2007
2008

Alhamdulillāh, through the Fadhl of Allāh, the IDA’s construction project reaches its completion after 20 months. The contract manager handed over the keys to the founder of the IDA, the most respected Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh on Tuesday 17th June 2008.

The IDA’s new premises opens between ‘Asr and Maghrib on Thursday 10th July 2008.

In July the IDA held its first Drugs Awareness Seminar at the Al Khayr Foundation, Leicester. Speakers from a range of organisations addressed the audience.

The IDA launches a confidential drugs helpline.

The first class of students graduate from Riyādus Sālihāt.

2008
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