Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tafsir Class At Seri Petaling Mosque Every Friday Evening Between Maghrib & Isya'

Probably this is one of the best kept secrets in town. One of the best Quranic Tafsir class I have attended is actually held every Friday evening after the Maghrib Prayers the Sri Petaling Mosque in a room on the right hand side of the mosque.

This is different from the one held in the main hall which is usually quite a big crowd. The class is delivered by Ustad Mansur Al Hafiz who apart from memorizing the entire Quran, is also an alim who went through the traditional madrasah system (usually about 8 years of study).

In these classes we also find that many of the verses such as in surah Ali Imran are in response to the actions and queries of the various delegates of the Jewish people and the Christians who from their scriptures were anticipating a new Prophet of God. The history behind these verses are really interesting. Ustad Mansur also give the names of the various personages from the Jewish and Christian delegates etc. Some embrace Islam and some for political reasons do not...

Since the class is only once a week and covers the tafsir of 2 to 3 verses in one sitting of about 40 minutes, we are now just at surah Ali Imran after almost 10 years! No politics, just good quality knowledge. You can find some details about the Sri Petaling Mosque at Masjid Seri Petaling website and class location at GPS coordinates 3 04'10.07N 101 41' 20.50E. This will lead you to the exact location of the class.

Address is Masjid Tmn Sri Petaling, Jalan 3/149j, Taman Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is not far too far off from Carrefour Endah Parade which you can see as you drive through the Kesas highway. This is just opposite the Bukit Jalil Stadium area.

1 comment:

Mansur said...

BTW, the class in in a room to the rightmost side of the mimbar. You can ask for the ""Bilek Qariah" which a room for the local residents program. It is close to the exit towards the front of the mosque.