ALI-244: Raising Children the Islamic way

A monthly session for mother with children under the age of 7. The sessions will discuss what Islam says about nurturing children in the early years. Dates: 10 sessions on the last Wednesday of each month, Sept 25, 2013 – June 25 2014 Timings: 8.30 pm – 9.30 p.m. Instructor: Tahera Kassamali Suggested Fees: $80.00 … Read more

Reflection No. 130 on Q 64:14 – To forgive others

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَاجِكُمْ وَأَوْلَادِكُمْ عَدُوًّا لَّكُمْ فَاحْذَرُوهُمْ ۚ وَإِن تَعْفُوا وَتَصْفَحُوا وَتَغْفِرُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿١٤﴾ Yā ayyuhalladhīna āmanū innā min azwājikum wa-awlādikum ‘aduwwal-lakum faHdharūhum, wa-in ta‘fū wataSfaHU wataghfrū fainnallāha ghafurur-raHīm. O you believers! Indeed among your spouses and children you have enemies; beware of them. And if you excuse, forbear and … Read more

ALI-247: Increasing your wealth

Increasing your wealth – Strategies from the Qur’an and Ahlul Bayt (a) Join us for a two session webinar as we explore the corpus of wisdom contained in Holy Qur’an and Hadith. We will explore what Rizq (sustenance) is, how it is apportioned and the wisdom behind it, along with several practical strategies on how to … Read more

ALI-243: Approaches to Spirituality (for women)

This course will study the article on different methodological approaches to Spirituality by Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali ( Dates: 4 sessions on Monday evenings, Sept. 16 – Oct. 7, 2013 Timings: 8.30pm – 9.30 p.m. Instructor: Tahera Kassamali Suggested Fees: $50.00 Registration: e-mail ‘academyofislam at gmail dot com’ by 12 noon on 14th September 2013 Venue: … Read more

Reflection No. 129 on Q 21:2-3 – To be serious

مَا يَأْتِيهِمْ مِنْ ذِكْرٍ مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ مُحْدَثٍ إِلَّا اسْتَمَعُوهُ وَهُمْ يَلْعَبُونلَاهِيَةً قُلُوبُهُمْ Mā ya’tīhim min dhikrin mir-rabbihim muHdathin illā-stama‘ūhu wahum yal ‘abūna lāhiyatan qulūbuhum There does not come to them a new reminder from their Lord but they listen to it while they play around, their hearts set on diversions . . .  (Sūratul Anbiyā’ No. … Read more

ALI-242: Quran Appreciation, Sura Anbiya

The course will include reading, understanding and discussing selected passages from Sura Anbiya (#21) Students will participate in literature circle discussions on selected passage from the Sura and work on different book responses to the verses. Dates: Fridays, Sept. 13, 2013 – Dec. 13, 2013 Timings: 4.15 pm – 5.15 p.m. Instructors: Tahera Kassamali and … Read more

ALI-241: Akhlāq of the Ahlul Bayt (a)

This is a 10 session course that will cover various aspects of personal and social ethics. The art of interacting with others as well as behaving in personal settings will be discussed in light of Qur’anic verses, Hadiths and lifestyle of Ahlul Bayt (a). We plan to refer a number of books, but much of … Read more

Reflection No. 128 on Q 5:105 –  Concern of One’s Own Self

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ Yā ayyuhal-ladhīna āmanū ‘alaykum anfusakum O you who believe, take care of your ownselves (Sūratul Mā’idah, No. 5, āyat 105)   This verse tells believers not to worry about others, but be concerned about their own selves, and their guidance and progress in the way of Allah. Human beings … Read more

ALI-246: Preparation for Hajj 1434 and Ziyarat to Madina

The webinar will discuss the spiritual, social and jurisprudential aspects of pilgrimage to Madina, peforming ‘Umra Tamattu and Hajj Tamattu. The presentation will be followed by Q & A session. Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013 Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 noon (EST- Toronto/NY time) Instructor: Hasanayn Kassamali Log in link: Registration link: Slides … Read more

ALI-245: Preparation for Hajj 1434 – Ladies Masa’el

A one hour Hajj webinar on important Islamic rules relating to women going for Hajj. (Please note that this webinar is open to Ladies only). Date: Saturday Sept.7, 2013 Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon (EST Toronto/NY time) Instructor: Tahera Kassamali Log in link: Registration link: Slides (PDF)