Surah Ibrahim (14: 24-25)

أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلًۭا كَلِمَةًۭ طَيِّبَةًۭ كَشَجَرَةٍۢ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌۭ وَفَرْعُهَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ (٢٤)

تُؤْتِىٓ أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍۭ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا ۗ وَيَضْرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ (٢٥)

Do you not see how Allah compares a good word to a good tree? Its root is firm and its branches reach the sky, ˹always˺ yielding its fruit in every season by the Will of its Lord. This is how Allah sets forth parables for the people, so perhaps they will be mindful.

The Dar-us-Salaam community is a host to an array of inspirational stories that are bound to stir the hearts of a Mu’min. More than a decade ago, Brother Mario (Rahimahullah) planted the fig trees at Dar-us-Salaam as an act of Sadaqah Jaariyah to his community. Around the same time, a brother decided to embark on a life-altering journey of memorizing the Qur’an at an age when most people would give up on learning anything new, let alone memorize the entire Qur’an. But Allah came to His aid, and He provided the strength. Today, we are witnessing the fruits of labor of both the good deeds.

This weekend, we will be celebrating the man behind the story- Brother Atif Nuriddin. His story has been in the making for 13 years, it is filled with hope, dreams, and inspiration. Br. Nuriddin stepped his foot into the Dar-us-Salaam community in 2001 and he was quickly drawn to the warm community and the zeal to learn and understand the Qur’an here. He joined the part-time Qur’an classes at the Qur’an institute, every weekend, he would diligently attend the Qur’an classes giving it everything he could with his mind, body, and heart. He was blessed by Allah to memorize the entire Qur’an at 67 years old. Allahu Akbar! This weekend In sha Allah, he will be honored for doing what Allah loves the most: memorizing the Qur’an and living by it, and we will be taking inspiration from one of the most inspiring members of the Dar-us-Salaam community. 

Join us in the Dar-us-Salaam Musallah this Sunday, June 30, at 1 P.M. for Atif Nuriddin’s Hifzh graduation ceremony. Celebrate the beautiful culmination of years of hard work and dedication, and enjoy some sweet figs from Br. Mario’s fig trees outside in the courtyard. Please click HERE to RSVP!

Dar-us-Salaam congratulates Br. Atif Nuriddin and his family on this amazing accomplishment. May Allah continue to allow the Qur’an to illuminate your lives 🤲🏼✨