The Final Journey

Our e-circles take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The next e-circle will take place on TUESDAY 5th February 9pm (login from 8:50pm)

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“Every soul shall taste death.”

Qur’an 3:185

A session providing spiritual and practical advice concerning death and the afterlife.

  • How many of us think about death on a daily basis?
  • How many of us are prepared to face our own mortality?
  • Are we fully prepared to care for members of our own families?
  • Do we know our Islamic duties with regard to the burial of a Muslim?

Ibn ‘Umar reports: “I came to the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and a man from among the Ansar got up and said: ‘O Prophet of God, who is the most sagacious and the most prudent among the people?’ He replied: ‘Those who are most aware of death and prepare themselves for it. They are the wisest of people and will have honour in this world and a generous reward in the Hereafter.’ ”

About the teacher:

Batool al Toma is a Research and Education Officer at the Islamic Foundation. As Director of the New Muslims Project, she has established a national UK based service related to the ongoing support, education, counselling and development of Britons who ‘change’ their faith to Islam. Batool has dedicated over 20 years in leading these services, including the publication of Meeting Point, its newsletter.

Over the years she has devised a number of educational and training programmes including ‘The Final Journey’, ‘Hajj – Performing the Journey of a Lifetime’ and a range of parenting programmes which have been delivered in the UK and Europe. Having been selected to represent the East Midlands on the National Muslim Woman’s Advisory Group established by the Department of Communities and Local Government in 2008, Batool currently sits on the Cambridge Theology Board and its symposiums relating to Contextualising Islam in Britain and as an advisor on the research being carried out into the training of UK Imams by Gloucester University. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Forum against Islamophobia and Racism and was a founder member of the Muslim Woman’s Network UK. She is a UK representative for the European think tank, European Muslim Network in Brussels.