ALI-525: Cultivating a Virtuous Character

This course will study the Quran and Hadith’s stance on the necessity of virtue ethics as well as the contemporary obstacles people face in attaining these ideals (materialism, scientism, individualism, etc). The course will give participants some practical tips to cultivating a virtuous character (understanding the transformative power of prayers, dhikr, fasting, etc.). Instructor: Dr. … Read more

ALI-526: Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety

Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changes. There aren’t any diet changes that can cure anxiety, but watching what you eat can make a profound impact in easing anxiety. In this webinar, you will learn what the current research says about our food and the impact on our mood. … Read more

ALI-527: The Socio-Political Role of the Ahlul Bayt – Part 1

Under the difficult and oppressive kingdoms that ruled the Muslim world during the lives of Ahlul Bayt (a) it would have been easy for the Shī’ah community to have been eradicated. Yet due to the tireless and blessed efforts of the Ma’sūmīn (a) this community remained and in fact grew stronger as time passed, like … Read more

ALI-528: Intelligence and Managing Emotions (Women Only)

Regulating personal emotions requires wisdom and discipline. This course will look at Quranic verses and hadith that discuss human emotions and how to control them. Instructor: Sr. Tahera Kassamali Schedule: 2 Tuesdays Dec 3 & 10, 2019; 3.00-4.00 pm. Toronto time. 2 Tuesdays Dec 3 & Dec 10, 2019; 8.30-9.30 pm. Toronto time. Registration: … Read more

ALI-506: The Ahlul Bayt and Family Relationships (Women Only)

The holy Ahlul Bayt were excellent examples for believers. This course will look at how the Prophet (s) emphasized certain Akhlāq and Ādāb for harmony in the family. Instructor: Sr. Tahera Kassamali Schedule: 3 Tuesdays, Oct 29-Nov 12 10.30 a.m.- 12 noon. Fees: $30 payable upon registration. Registration: Note: For Women Only Course Materials … Read more

ALI-510: Building a Spiritually Strong Family Unit (Women Only)

In today’s age of technology and fast-paced lifestyles, there are critical building blocks that Islam promotes a strong family unit. This course will discuss increasing spirituality, understanding various roles, and reducing distractions in light of building this strong family unit.  Instructor: Sr. Sabiha Jaffer Schedule: 3 Tuesdays Nov 19-Dec 3, 2019; 10.30 am-12.00 noon. Fees: … Read more

ALI-523: Mindfulness with Mandalas (Women Only)

Mandalas are intricate and repetitive patterned artworks that are great for practicing mindfulness. This course involves learning how to create zentangle and mandala patterns. The first aspect of the course will involve students practicing mandala and zentangle patterns. The second part involves participants creating artwork based on the styles they have learned and practiced. If … Read more

ALI-503: Prep for Arbaeen Ziyārat 1441

This 75 minutes webinar followed by Q & A session will cover the Significance and Etiquette of Ziyārats of Shuhadā in Iraq. The interactive session will also discuss essential rules of saying prayers on an airplane, performing and renewing wudhu using a spray bottle, and where to say shortened (qasr) and complete prayers in Iraq. Time … Read more

ALI-519: Quran Appreciation, ages 7-9 years

Instructor: Sr. Sukaina Jaffer-Fazal Schedule: Fridays, Sept 20 – Dec 13, 2019; from 4:15 – 5:15 pm Fees: $60 payable on or before the first day of the course. Registration: Click here