Winter 2020 - 2021

With the present pandemic restrictions, ALI will only conduct online courses for the year 2020-2021. 
For this year, ALI courses will focus on the following themes:
1) Quranic Insights – Studying the Quran for a deeper understanding of the wisdom and guidance within it.
2) The Ma’sumin (a) – Role and contribution of the Divinely sent guides for humanity.
3) Family Relationships – Islamic teachings on maintaining and enhancing the family structure.
4) Physical and mental well being – Guidance on health and well being from community workers.

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 ...
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ALI-578: Quran Appreciation ages 7-9 years

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about various aspects of the story of ...
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ALI-579: Quran Appreciation ages 10-12 years (for Europe and Africa)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about various aspects of the story of ...
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ALI-580: Quran Appreciation ages 10-12 years (for North America)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about various aspects of the story of ...
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ALI-581: Quran Appreciation ages 13-16 (girls)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about the story of Prophet Sulayman (a) ...
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ALI-582: Quran Appreciation ages 13-16 (boys)

Quran Appreciation classes offer child-friendly and interactive Quran learning for children. The present courses will cover Sūrat Anbiyā verses 78-82 and Sūrat Saba’ verses 12-14. Students will learn about the story of Prophet Sulaymān (a) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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ALI-586: Spiritual Guidance from the life of Imam Ali (a) – for women only

The teachings of Imam Ali (a) have inspired spirituality in the lives of Muslims over the centuries. In this course we will look at some of his teachings that help believers in their quest to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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