ALI 614: Role of the Imams, Part 1 (For women only)

This course will look at the various strategies used by the twelve Imams to guide the Ummah towards Allah through individual and social growth. The course will be based on the series of books ‘The Lives of the Twelve’ by the late historian Shaykh Mahdi Pishavi. This semester will focus on the Imam Ali, Imam … Read more

ALI 613: Managing Blood Sugars for Disease Prevention

South Asian communities are 6x more likely to have type 2 diabetes than the general population. In this webinar you will learn why South Asians are at a high risk for diabetes and how you can delay and prevent type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes. Instructor: Sr. Anar Allidina        Fees: $15 Schedule: Wednesday Nov 10, from 10.30-11.30 … Read more

ALI 612: Practical Approach to Spirituality

This course will discuss ways of achieving spirituality in daily life. Instructor: Dr. Mahnaz Heydarpour                     Fees: $25 Schedule: 2 Saturdays, Nov 6-13, 11.00 am-12.00 noon Toronto time Registration link:  

ALI 611: God’s Servitude, Man’s True Success, Part 1

Imam al-Sajjād (a) has said: Happy is he whom Allah aids in fulfilling the rights which He has made incumbent upon him. This course will go through the comprehensive narration on rights by the Imam known as Risālat al-Huqūq, using the lengthier version narrated in the fourth century book Tuhafal-‘Uqūl. The first part will focus on servitude through various … Read more

ALI 610: Arba‘een Ziyarat

This webinar will discuss the importance of pilgrimage to Najaf, Karbala, Kazimayn and Samarra. The course will focus on Ādāb of Ziyārat. Practical issues such as Salāt in the airplane, performing wudhū made easy, and complete or shortened (qasr) prayers in Iraq will also be covered.   Instructor: Sh. Hasanayn Kassamali                      Fees: $15 Schedule: Sunday Sept … Read more

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