ALI 655: Esoteric Foundations of the Shia Faith (Ladies Only)

This course will look at the spiritual depths of Shia Islam and discuss the inner meanings of some of the essential elements of Shī’ite faith and practices. Appreciation for the Shia faith and answers to its critics can only be resolved when we look at its spiritual realms. The sessions will help students understand more … Read more

ALI-611: Assisted Reading and Brief Explanation of the Quran

The participants will engage actively with the Quran to establish a meaningful relationship with it. Students are expected to read the English translation of the Quran, preparing the equivalent of five pages of the Arabic text per week. The instructor will clarify the main points of the section, including the meanings of harder Arabic words … Read more

ALI-622: Learning from Spiritual Wayfarers of the past (For women only)

This course will look at instructions for the spiritual journey from Shia mystics, both past and present. Readings will include excerpts from: a) Spiritual Journeying in the words of Shia Mystics by Sayyidah Iram-Zahra Zaidi b) The Interior life in Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr c) Light within Me by Mutahharī, et al. Instructor: Sr. … Read more

ALI-609: Intro to Floral Illustration

  Learn how to create an assorted style of florals using multiple techniques plus how to use your designs for accessories and apparel. All levels, beginner friendly. Course outline sent after registration. Instructor: Sr. Sakina Hassanali                Fees: $40.00 Schedule: 4 Tuesdays, Nov 2-23, 8-9.30 pm Venue: AL.I. Center, Unit 210B, 2535 Major Mack Dr, Vaughan, … Read more

ALI-608: Traveling the Spiritual Journey (for women only)

  This course will look at spiritual wayfaring and the different stages of the spiritual journey. We will discuss various verses of Quran and hadith that talk about the steps of this journey. Readings will be extracted from a) Stages of Spiritual Journey by ‘Allāmah Muhammad Husayn Tabātabā’ī. b) Spiritual Journeying in the words of Shia Mystics by Sayyidah Iram-Zahra … Read more

ALI-607: Learning Arabic Through the Quran, Level 1

Quranic Arabic helps Muslims understand the language of the Quran. In this course (offered in three levels over three terms) we will learn simple Quranic vocabulary and grammar. Students will need to put in an average of three hours a week to work on the course. In this semester we will identify nouns and their … Read more

ALI-619: Quran Appreciation, boys ages 13-16 years

Students will learn about the story of Nabi Shu’ayb (a) from Surat al-Hud, verses 84-93. Instructor: Br. Amjad Datoo Schedule: Mondays Sept 20- Nov 29th, 8-9 pm. Fees: $55 Venue: A.L.I. Center, Unit 210B, 2535 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Vaughan Registration:  https://academyofislam.com/registration/  

ALI-618: Quran Appreciation, girls ages 13-16 years

Students will learn about the story of Nabi Shu’ayb (a) from Surat al-Hud, verses 84-93. Instructor: Sr. Najma Dhala-Datoo Schedule: Fridays Sept 17- Nov 26th, 8.30-9.30 pm. Fees: $55 Venue: A.L.I. Center, Unit 210B, 2535 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Vaughan Registration:  https://academyofislam.com/registration/  

ALI-617: Quran Appreciation, ages 10-12 years

Students will learn about the story of Nabi Shu’ayb (a) from Surat al-Hud, verses 84-93. Instructor: Sr. Nasifa Remtula Schedule: Fridays Sept 17- Nov 26th, 2021; 7-8 pm. Fees: $55 Venue: A.L.I. Center, Unit 210B, 2535 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Vaughan Registration:  https://academyofislam.com/registration/