The Virtues Conference

The Virtues Conference

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The month of Rabi’ al-Awwal is the time in which the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) manifested onto this earth. His birth and life are celebrated by the entire universe, in every single moment.

The Virtues Conference is our attempt to bring his noble virtues to the forefront of our minds, be inspired, and emulate the best of examples which he left for us.

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Join us on Sunday 25 November 2018 for a special one-day conference event from 10am to 4:30pm where you will be immersed in inspiring topics including:

  1. The Love, Mercy and Compassion of the Prophet Muhammad
  2. The Patience and Resilience of the Prophet Muhammad
  3. Finding and Connecting with the Prophet Muhammad

Our speakers on the day include:

  • Shaykh Qasim Hatem (USA)*
  • Shaykh Omar Habbouche
  • Shaykh Ahmed Abdo

and others to be announced

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Venue: Novotel Parramatta, 350 Church St Parramatta

Cost: $50 per person, includes coffee and lunch

For more information call 02 8094 1564

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* Shaykh Qasim Hatem’s Biography

Shaykh Qasim Hatem was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where his forefathers built one of the very first mosques in North America. His family moved to Washington State in 1993, where he would later earn a full-ride scholarship to play football for the University of Washington. Originally recruited as a linebacker, he would go on to earn a starting position in 2001 at nose tackle on the top-ranked and Rose Bowl-winning Huskies. Appearing in Sports Illustrated and being scouted by NFL teams, Shaykh Qasim seemed destined to fulfill the “All-American Dream.” Shortly after that spectacular finish in the Rose Bowl however, Shaykh Qasim incurred a life-threatening injury. Although he would not be able to play football that fall, he had the opportunity to return and play in the next two seasons to complete his collegiate football career. He chose a different path entirely: his faith.

A year after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2003, Shaykh Qasim traveled to Yemen to study in the blessed city of Tarim. He first enrolled in the Badr Language Institute and then moved on to the prestigious seminary, Dar al-Mustafa, to study the traditional Islamic disciplines under some of the most illustrious scholars of our time. Shaykh Qasim completed his rigorous studies in 2011, with primary ijazaat (licenses to teach) in: Shafi’i fiqh (jurisprudence), ’aqeedah (Islamic creed), nahu (Arabic grammar), tajweed (Quranic recitation in hafs), and da’wa (methodology of inviting to Islam).

Currently Shaykh Qasim is the Executive Director and Resident Scholar of the Mihraab Foundation based in Seattle, Washington. He is also the Muslim Chaplain for Harborview and University of Washington Medical Centers and the Muslim Chaplain for a Washington State prison.

Family Camp 2018 Announcement

A family camp in a safe and encouraging environment for mums, dads, grandparents, and children!

Shifa Institute is dedicated to bringing families together in a positive and encouraging environment. As part of our programs, we would like to invite you to apply to attend our 2nd Annual Family Camp over 4 days and 3 nights, from the 11th to 14th October 2018.

Fill in the registration form and follow the instructions below to secure your place! Registrations are NOW OPEN.

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Taraweeh 2018 Family Friendly Ramadan Nights

Nightly Ramadan Taraweeh Program for 2018 at Sir Joseph Banks High School

Starts 7pm each night of Ramadan. Due to limited space, we would appreciate if you could register your attendance here.

Taraweeh 2018

Solutions Focused Youth Summit – Be the Change – Video Entries

Solutions Focused Youth Summit

Our Solutions Focused Youth Summit is set to be the platform for creativity and leadership. Our team of inspiring and motivated young people are ready to bring their best ideas to cook up the best solutions the world has seen!

We have tweaked the program slightly, with an opportunity for our young people to record a video at the end of the day.

And we have lowered the minimum age to 9 years old.

 


Celebrating Our Spirituality with Isra and Mi’raj 2018

In reflecting upon the miraculous journey of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) journey to Jerusalem, then to the Heavens…

We realise that in his meeting every single Prophet in Masjid al-Aqsa, and passing by Bethlehem which was the birthplace of Prophet Jesus, that his journey had a global message.

He even passed by the grave of Prophet Moses.

So we are opening up the event of Isra and Mi’raj, and its spiritual lessons, to the entire community. If you have a friend who isn’t Muslim, they are also welcome to attend.

Some delicious free food will be shared, as well as a wonderful Nasheed performance by al-Bashir Nasheed Group.

It’s going to be held at the Bill Lovelee Youth Centre in Chester Hill this Friday at 5:30pm.

The hall has limited capacity, so you MUST register by clicking HERE if you are attending.

 

Win A FREE Book With Your Response to Holistic Islamic Nurturing for Your Child

If the survey doesn’t appear properly on your mobile device, try this link.

Not only will we be drawing 3 winners for the FREE Book, but your responses will directly impact the direction we, at Shifa Institute, will take in terms of delivering children’s programs that are appropriate and relevant to YOUR needs.

We don’t want to just do the same ‘ole thing!