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All praise is due to Allah and salah and salam be upon The Messenger of Allah.

A Word From the President of the Islamic University of Minnesota Professor Dr. Waleed Ibn Edrees El-Meneese Welcoming the Students of Knowledge All praise is due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him. To proceed:
Safwan Ibn Assal said: “I came to the Prophet peace be upon him while he was in the mosque reclining on a red coat and I said to him: ‘Oh Messenger of Allah I came to seek knowledge.’ He said: ‘Welcome, seeker of knowledge. Indeed the angels surround the seeker of knowledge with their wings, then they pile on top of each other until they reach the lower heaven out of their love of what he is seeking.’” And from Abu Saeed Al-Khudri may Allah be pleased with him that the Messenger of Allah said: "People will come to you seeking knowledge. When you see them say to them, 'Welcome, welcome,' in obedience to the injunctions of the Messenger of Allah and instruct them in knowledge."(One of the narrators said) "I said to Al-Hakam: 'What is 'Iqnuhum?' He said: 'Instruct them.'" Such was the Prophet’s peace be upon him gracious hospitality for the student of knowledge, his welcoming of him, and his naming him the recommendation of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him. The Islamic University of Minnesota has taken upon its shoulders to act upon this honorable prophetic recommendation and has opened its doors to the students of knowledge whether through onsite study on the main university campus in Minnesota, study on the campuses of its branches in the various states, or on the internet through live streaming of the lectures in a manner that allows the student to communicate with the instructor and ask about that which confuses him. The university was keen on teaching sacred knowledge from its primary sources through the primers, explanations, and commentaries that would produce students that have the ability to independently research the primary sources and understand them with precision. The university has made available to teach in it a unique group from the best of scholars who have been recognized for their mastery. We ask Allah the Exalted to use us for His obedience and to give use the ability to continue to deliver this noble message, and with Allah lies success.

President of IUM
Dr. Waleed Edrees Al-Meneese

Personal Website: http://almenesi.com/

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