ALI-261: Deconstructing the myths surrounding sugar

Deconstructing the myths surrounding sugar, artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes In this course participants will learn why excess sugar is a major health problem and how it can be detrimental to our health, what food sources contain sugar, the difference between natural sugar vs added sugar and how to choose safe sugar substitutes. Instructor: … Read more

Reflection No. 153 on Q 10:62 – Fear & Grief

أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ Alā inna awliyā’a-llāhi lā khawfun ‘alayhim walā hum yaHzanūn Now surely the friends of Allah – they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve (Sūrat Yūnus, No, 10, Āyat 62).   The word ‘awliya’ in the verse above refers to those who are close … Read more

Reflection No. 152 on Q 28:83 – Self Exaltation

تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَادًا ۚ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ Tilkad-dārul-ākhiratu naj‘aluhā lilladhīna lā yurīdūna ‘uluwwan fīl-ardhi walā fasādā, wal-‘ākibatu lil-muttaqīn And that the abode of the Hereafter, We shall assign it to those who have no desire to exalt themselves on the earth, nor to make mischief. And the … Read more

ALI-262: The Principles of Positive Parenting

Positive parenting is an approach to parenting that aims to guide children’s behavior and development in a constructive and non-hurtful way. It is based on taking the time to train children in life skills, habits and to foster character development. In this course, parents of 0-12 year old children will discover how they can foster … Read more

ALI-258: Exhortations from Nahjul Balagha (Ladies)

his course will discuss sermon no. 87 of Nahjul Balagha where Imam Ali (a) describes the qualities of the faithful believers and the qualities of the unfaithful believers. Instructor: Sr. Tahera Kassamali Schedule: Four Tuesdays from March 4-25, 2014; timings 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Registration: Slides Session 1 (PDF) Session 2 (PDF) Session 3 … Read more

Reflection No. 151 on Q 327 – Appearance in Salāt

يَا بَنِي آدَمَ خُذُوا زِينَتَكُمْ عِنْدَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ Yā banī Ādama khudhū zīnatakum ‘inda kulli masjid O Children of Adam! Put on your adornment on every occasion of prayer (Sūratul A‘rāf, No. 7, Āyat 31) Salāt is a private conversation between the believer and Allah. It is a meeting, a meeting of one who is … Read more