Upcoming Events

The Ties That Bind Us

A Lecture with Dr. Fareeha Khan

Saturday, October 12, 7:30-9:30pm

Sound Hearts, 13791 Roswell Ave #D, Chino, CA

Conquering Alienation: Embracing Islam in an Increasingly Individualistic World

A Seminar with Dr. Fareeha Khan

Saturday, October 13, 10am-3pm

Islamic Institute of Knowledge (IOK Diamond Bar), 1009 Via Sorella, Diamond Bar, CA

The Ties That Bind Us

A Lecture with Dr. Fareeha Khan

Saturday, October 26, 6pm

Muslim Education Center (MEC), 8601 Menard Ave, Morton Grove, IL

Conquering Alienation: The modern era is the era of the individual, and “freedom” has become, for many societies, the central goal of human existence. What this means for the Muslim is profound, and affects us on many levels: from how we conduct our marital and family lives, to what we think about Islamic legal rulings, to how we relate to God. Embracing Islam is a teaching intensive in which we explore: the history of the concept of “freedom” in the modern world; why this concept creates tension in the minds and hearts of Muslims when it comes to their religious practice and belief; and practical advice on how to live wholesome and connected lives in the midst of an increasingly individualistic world.
The Ties That Bind Us: In contemporary discourse, it is common to hear feminists finding fault with how women are constructed as “relational” beings. They say, why are women only important when described as mothers? Or as wives? The assumption however is that only women are important through their relationships, which is simply not true. Every human being is judged according to how well he manages his relationships, and this applies just as much for men as it does for women. This session examines how thinking of ourselves as “individuals” rather than “relational beings” is hurting not only our faith but also the way we conduct our lives.

Dr. Fareeha Khan holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. She is currently serving as President of The Sila Initiative, and has studied with Islamic religious scholars, among them Sheikh Nuh Keller, Umm Sahl, Sheikh Ashraf Muneeb, and Sheikh Faraz Rabbani. She is also affiliated as an independent scholar with Willamette University and serves as Advisory Editor to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law. She is married to Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor and they currently reside in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

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Past Events

Dr. Fareeha Khan
Michigan
October 4-5, 2019
Conquering Alienation: Embracing Islam in an Increasingly Individualistic World
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Dr. Fareeha Khan and Dr. Ibrahim Mansoor
London, UK
August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Live for Allah Together, Not for One’s Self Alone
The UK Launch of the Sila Initiative
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Ustadha Noura Shamma
Southern California
December 7, 2018 – December 8, 2018
Recalibrating: Setting the Right Course
The Supportive Circle: The Prophetic Model for Families
Deen Connect with Youth

Dr. Fareeha Khan
Islamabad, Pakistan
November 8, 2018
A Call to Devotion: Reading the Qur’an as a Modern Muslim

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Farmington Hills, MI
October 6, 2018
The Ties That Bind Us

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
September 27-30, 2018
Lectures on:

    • The Fatigue of Gender Competition
    • The Ties That Bind Us
    • Conquering Alienation: Reconnecting, Finding Home
    • A Call to Devotion: the Intellectualization of the Qur’an and Sunnah
    • Women’s Q&A

Ustadha Noura Shamma and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Louisville, KY
September 22, 2018
The Ties That Bind Us

Ustadha Noura Shamma
Dallas, TX
December 2017
Lectures on:

    • Paradigm Shift: The Power of Language and Recalibrating Our World View
    • On the Edge: In the Face of Doubt, How Do We Prevail with Faith?
    • Importance of Scholarship for Women
    • The Golden Chain
    • Developing Our Relationship with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him

Ustadha Umm Sahl
Online Web Seminar Series
2015
Questions & Reflections

Ustadha Umm Sahl, Ustadha Noura Shamma, and Dr. Fareeha Khan
Online Web Seminar Series
2014
On Being a Muslim Woman

Dr. Fareeha Khan
Online Web Seminar
August 25, 2013
Holding Fast to the Rope of Allah: Lessons from Minority Muslims

Ustadha Umm Sahl
Orlando, FL
January 2013
Divine Love & Wisdom: Lessons from Revelations for Our Times