ALI-267: Islamic Nutritional Wisdom – II

Many of us know Hadith of the Masumeen (a) about food and the nutritional habits such as having a pinch of salt before and after a meal, not drinking with our meals, chewing our food well, keeping 1/3 of our stomachs empty and more. How many of us really put these pearls of wisdom into practice? During this … Read more

Reflection No. 157 on Q 41:34 – Repelling evil with good

ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ Idfa‘ billatī hiya aHsan Repel evil with what is best (Sūrat Fussilat, No. 41, Āyat 34)   One of the highest signs of a noble character is to be able to do good to someone who has been mean to you. It requires strength of character and an ego free mind. … Read more

Reflection No. 156 on Q 3:159 – Consulting others

وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ – wa shāwirhum fil-amri And consult with them in (certain) matters (Sūrat Āli Imrān, No. 3, Āyat 159) Consulting others and taking their opinions reveals a level of trust and respect for them. The practice of consulting others has many benefits. It stimulates thought, enhances self-esteem, strengthens relationships, and binds society together. … Read more

Reflection No. 155 on Q 62:11 – Sustenance from Allah

وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِين – wallāhu khayrur-rāziqīn And Allah is the best of Sustainers (Sūratul Jumu‘ah, No. 62, Āyat 11) Financial stress has a huge impact on people’s emotional lives. We worry about income, paying bills, financial stability etc. Although it is necessary to work hard and struggle to achieve the sustenance we need, many verses … Read more

ALI-270: Methodology and Practice of Qur’anic Tadabbur

Madrasah Az-Zahraa and the Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) are pleased to present following course for the month of April, 2014. This three-session course will look at practical ways of doing Qur’anic Tadabbur. The course will begin by looking at Qur’anic verses that encourage Muslims to do tadabbur. We will then proceed to define Qur’anic … Read more

ALI-269A: Communicating with children about puberty?

A separate session for mothers and fathers on how they can communicate with children about issues regarding puberty and physical maturity. The talk will include: Importance of good communication between parents and children Information that children get from school and outside sources Necessary talks on puberty, hormonal changes, gender interaction, and sexuality Details Schedule: Saturday, April … Read more

ALI-264: Quran Appreciation, Suras Naml and Anbiya

Children will continue to read and discuss verses 15-44 of Sūratun Naml and verses 78-82 of Sūratul Anbiyā, on the story of Nabī Dawūd (a) and Nabī Sulaymān (a). They will work on a play showing four scenes from the stories of Nabī Sulaymān (a) in Sūratun Naml. Dates: Fridays, April 4 – June 13 (with possible … Read more

Reflection No. 154 on Q 10:49 – Allah controls all things

قُلْ لَا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي ضَرًّا وَلَا نَفْعًا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ Qul lā amlikku linafsī dharrawn-walā naf‘an illā mā shā’a-llāhu Say: I have no control over my harms or any benefits except what Allah pleases (Sūrat Yūnus, No. 10, Āyat 49) Human beings often see themselves as in charge of most of the things they … Read more