ALI-588: ‘Ālam al-Dharr (The World of Pre-existence)

The concept of ‘alam al-dharr often raises more questions than answers. What is the relationship between this world and our current state in this world? Was there a world preceding this world, and why do we have no recollection of it? Muslim scholars and commentators have proposed multiple interpretations to the reality of the primal … Read more

ALI-587: The Role of Imam al-Sādiq (a), Revisited

The image of Imam al-Sādiq (a) as a pious teacher is etched into the hearts of Muslims, especially with the Shī’ah. But are we to believe that the Imam (a) sufficed himself with teaching and was indifferent to the oppressive rulers of his time? While the descendants of the Prophet (s) lived in abject poverty, … Read more

ALI-585: The Concept of Spirituality in the Qur’an

The term spirituality has become very vogue in the modern world. Whilst some may move away from organized religion, they still yearn and speak of spirituality. Increasingly the term spirituality is being defined in a subjective manner, with no clear definition and no clear path. The Qur’an lays a clear definition of man’s purpose in … Read more

ALI-584: Quran Tafsīr by Shi’a Muslims in English

Having referred to Quran translations in English, we would like to do an in-depth study of the contents of the Quran to appreciate the Divine Message and implement it in our lives. This course will introduce available Quran tafāsīr in English which can be of use to those who follow the path of the Ahlul … Read more

ALI-583: Spiritual Guidance from the life of Bibi Fatima (a) – for women only

Bibi Fatima (a) embodied a spiritual personality, showing believers how females can attain cultivate spirituality in their lives and attain higher levels of transcendent reality. This course will focus on the teachings and examples of this great lady. Instructor: Sr Tahera Kassamali Dates: 2 Tuesdays, Jan 12 and 19, 2021 Timings: 8-9 am Vancouver, 11 am-12 … Read more

ALI-577: Mindfulness & Spirituality – A Critical Islamic Perspective

In the wake of postmodern emptiness, loneliness, and loss of identity, many are turning to secular forms of spirituality, mindfulness, and wellbeing. There is a perception that spirituality can be divorced from religion, and that religious prescriptions are insufficient in addressing our spiritual needs. In this webinar, we will critically examine some of the practical … Read more

ALI-582: Quran Appreciation ages 13-16 (boys)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and inspirational Quran learning for children. The present course will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about the story of Prophet Dawood (a) and Prophet Sulaymān (a) and acquire practical lessons in self growth and relationship building. Interactive sessions will involve debates, kahoot … Read more

ALI-581: Quran Appreciation ages 13-16 (girls)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and inspirational Quran learning for children. The present course will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about the story of Prophet Dawood (a) and Prophet Sulaymān (a) and acquire practical lessons in self growth and relationship building. Interactive sessions will involve debates, kahoot … Read more

ALI-589: Quran Appreciation ages 10-12 years (for North America)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and inspirational Quran learning for children. The present course will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about the story of Prophet Dawood (a) and Prophet Sulaymān (a) and acquire practical lessons in self growth and relationship building. Interactive sessions will involve debates, kahoot … Read more