ALI-573: The Peace Treaty of Imam al-Hasan (a)

In the year 41 AH Imam al-Hasan (a) signed his famous peace treaty with Mu’awiyah. Thus ended the five-year period of infallible rule. Was this peace treaty a reversal of ways? A capitulation in the face of a ruthless enemy? The reality could not be further from this. By analyzing the social-political situation, the details … Read more

ALI-575: Understanding Food Labels

Information on food packaging labels can be confusing and sometimes misleading.  Understanding how to read and interpret the information on a food label can help you make healthy food choices for you and your family.  This session will teach you how to pick the best foods in your grocery store (or online order) without falling … Read more

ALI-576: Historical Reliability of the Qur’an

One of the criticisms of the Qur’an by non-Muslim scholars is with respect to the historical accuracy of the Qur’an. In particular, the narrations of historical events in the Qur’an, like the flood of Prophet Nuh (a), or the supposed crucifixion of Prophet Isa (a), are compared to their narration in other religious and non-religious … Read more

ALI-571: History of Translation of the Quran into English

The Holy Quran has been translated into English over one hundred times since the mid-seventeenth century. In this brief course, we will look at how the English translations of the Quran by Muslims and non-Muslims have evolved over time. We will look at a few passages to show that ideological and political leanings have influenced … Read more

ALI-572: Knowledge of the Unseen in the Qur’an and Shia Traditions

The course will introduce the students to the concept of ‘ilm al-ghayb (knowledge of the unseen) in the Qur’an. Students will study whether knowledge of the ghayb is limited to Allah (S) or possible for Prophets and other human beings. We will analyze the extent of the Prophet’s (s) and the Imam’s (a) knowledge of … Read more

ALI-570: Spiritual Guidance from the Prophet (s) – for women only

Divine guides were sent to lead human beings back to the realm that they originated from. The Prophet Muhammad (s) showed believers how to be in touch with inner realities, thereby building character and purity of the soul. This course will look at specific teachings and examples of the Prophet (s) in this regard. Instructor: Sr Tahera Kassamali … Read more

ALI-566: Quran Appreciation, ages 10-12 (for Europe and Africa)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sura al-Baqarah, verses 246-251.  Students will learn about the story of Talut and Jalut from the life of Prophet Dawūd (a) and connect it to lessons learned, including from Karbala. Instructor: Sr. Mariam Hassam Dates:  Fridays, Sept 18-Nov 27, 2020 … Read more

ALI-569: Quran Appreciation, Boys ages 13-16

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sura al-Baqarah, verses 246-251.  Students will learn about the story of Talut and Jalut from the life of Prophet Dawūd (a) and connect it to lessons learned, including from Karbala. Instructor: Br. Amjad Datoo Dates:  Mondays, Sept.21 – Nov.30, 2020 … Read more

ALI-568: Quran Appreciation, Girls ages 13-16

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sura al-Baqarah, verses 246-251.  Students will learn about the story of Talut and Jalut from the life of Prophet Dawūd (a) and connect it to lessons learned, including from Karbala. Instructor: Sr. Najma Dhala-Datoo Dates:  Fridays, Sept 18-Nov 27, 2020 … Read more