Humanitarian Action in the Context of Social Unrest: The Challenges to Aid Efforts During the Arab Spring
This Saturday MECA partnered with the American Red Cross and MPAC to host and international human rights symposium. The symposium… Continue reading
Then tune in to “Straight Talk: Honest conversations with Dr. Hathout about relevant, inclusive, practical Islamic thought.”… Continue reading
By: Shahida Alikhan
Assalamu – Alaikum. On behalf of The Sunday School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning families for the 2011-2012 school year. We are looking forward to a year filled with a lot of learning and many exciting and new experiences. Below you’ll find the required supplies as well as the Sunday School Policies.
Join the AIT as they launch Module I of the 2011-2012 year. All are welcome regardless of educational or religious background.
Visit www.academyofislamicthought.org for information & registration.
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On June 9th, ICSC officially joined Claremont School of Theology’s “University Project,” the first graduate-level consortium in history to educate Christian ministers, Jewish rabbis and Muslim imams.
The University Project is comprised of Claremont, a Methodist university, the Academy for… Continue reading
With a very successful launch of the ICSC’s Academy of Islamic Thought and completion of the first module on Islamic knowledge taught by Dr. Maher Hathout, AIT is now looking forward to the second module on personal development. I have been tapped to teach this course which will focus on laying the foundations for our relationship with God.
As Muslims living in the United States, we are often challenged to find opportunities to deepen in our knowledge of Islam. The AIT program is designed to provide just that opportunity. The curriculum is designed to enhance one’s whole personality and this coming module is intended to help individuals improve in character and faith to help in achieving greater success in the hereafter as well as in this life. Continue reading
The Academy of Islamic Thought, spearheaded by Necva Ozgur, kicked off its cutting-edge academic program to full enrollment this month, with its first course given by Dr. Maher Hathout. The academy is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge of Islam and the practical application of it in our daily lives. The first series of courses is entitled “Intellectual Development: An Introduction to the Quran.”
Dr. Hathout started the academy’s first class by introducing the Quran with the definition, “the inimitable Arabic text, sent down by God to Muhammad (pbuh), carried by angel Gabriel.” After this quintessential definition, Dr. Hathout reminded attendees that the Quran was sent to humanity, not just to the scholars of the world. With this realization, we are able to develop a personal relationship with the Quran. That lesson was part of the first in a series of courses that will take students through the miracles of the Qur’an and its major themes, and it will present us with a journey into the substance of this divine holy text. Continue reading
Among the many gifts that Allah has given to us, the most precious gift is our children. This gift needs to be protected, guided, molded and nurtured.
The upbringing of our children is one of the most challenging but also the most important responsibility of any parent. Children are a trust given to parents by Allah. We have to fulfill our responsibility by providing parental care, guidance and the best possible education.
I would like to share with you what I consider the most important responsibilities of parents:
1. Parents as role-models: The starting point for education is the example of parents. Continue reading