Change Ourselves, Change the World

Fall Programs 2022

These programs are inspired by the Quranic verse

Verily Allah does not change a people’s condition unless they change their inner selves…

إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ…‏

13:11

Imam Fuad Bio

Imam Fuad is the residence scholar with MAS Bay Area. At a young age, he started seeking knowledge with his local imam. After completing high school, he traveled to Egypt to attend al-Azhar, and then returned to serve the Seattle community as an Imam and a lecturer at different masjids. He has also established learning centers for children, youth and adults. He has earned Ijazahs (licenses) in many fields of Islamic Sciences, including over 50 Ijazahs hadith and its sciences, fiqh, and tafsir. 

Imam Fuad attends the University of Washington pursuing a double major in Community Psychology and Educational Studies as well as a minor in Policy Studies. 

Imam Fuad was born in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. He’s married and is a father of 3 children Suhaila, Hussain, Essa (sp?). He is a lover of Islamic history, and loves to read. 

Heroes of Islam

Imam Fuad 

  Program

  • In these sessions we will go into the stories of Heroes in Islam after the death of the prophet pbuh and his companions.
  • Exploring these figures will not only teach people about these figure but also allow us to learn from and emulate heroes from recent history 

Audience

  • Adults ages 25+

Style

    • Weekly lectures for the general public in Masajid running from August to December

    Fresh Air

    Imam Fuad

      Program

    • This program will gather the community for a discussion on tafsir and hadith after fajr prayer allowing people to breath in the fresh air
    • We will contemplate Allah’s words, teachings of the prophet pbuh and Allah’s creation.

    Audience

    • Everyone is welcome

    Style

    • Every weekend after fajr in the masjid running from August to December 

     

    Sunnah Circle Youth

    Imam Fuad

    Program

    • Imam Fuad will lead formal and structured Islamic studies classes. 
    • In these classes we will use trusted books as a guide to study Usul fiqh, fiqh, seerah, hadith, usol ul hadith, and tafsir. 

    Audience

    • Ages 15-18

    Style

    • The sessions will be once or twice a week for 10-12 weeks running from August to December

    Sunnah Circle YA

    Imam Fuad 

    Program

    • Imam Fuad will lead formal and structured Islamic studies classes. 
    • In these classes we will use trusted books as a guide to study Usul fiqh, fiqh, seerah, hadith, usol ul hadith, and tafsir. 

    Audience

    • Ages 19+

    Style

    • The sessions will be once a week for 10-12 weeks running from August to December

    World Within

    Farah Daher – Bio

    Program

    • Explores matters of the heart, the world of tazkiya (self-purification), and how to journey inwards to show up better for Allah swt, yourself, and your family
    • These sessions are intended to break through running on autopilot and going through the motions

    Audience

    • Young moms

    Style

    • 4 week series running from September to December

    History of the Quran

    Omair Kamil

    Program

    • Explores the history of the Quran, debunking myths about Quran and Hadith, and the written and oral transmission of the Quran
    • This series covers how the prophet pbuh taught the sahabah and taught them to write the Quran

    Audience

    • Young adults and adults

    Style

    • A series running from August to December

    iPray

    Munir Iqtish

    Program

    • Discover prayer beyond motion, covering: the importance of prayer, abolition, prerequisites of prayer and mandatory parts of prayer, concentration in prayer
    • This series covers rituals of the heart 

    Audience

    • Youth and young adults

    Style

    • 4 week series in the evening running from August to December

    Social Justice

    Najeeb Kamil

    Program

    • A series of social justice topics to encourage people to raise awareness and be more active in fighting social justice issues in their community.
    • These sessions would cover topics such as: intro to social justice,  feminism and violence, homelessness, and human trafficking

    Audience

    • Young adults and adults

    Style

      • A monthly session running from September to December

    Socratic Seminars

    Bhawana Kamil

    Program

    • A series of interactive sessions talking about various philosophical and Islamic topics 
    • We will cover what various philosophers, intellectuals, and scientists have said about the topic as well as what Islam says about the topic

    Audience

    • Young adults across college and University campuses

    Style

    • A 4-session, biweekly series running from September to December

    Corporate Connect

    Rami Sultan

    Program

    • This program aims to connect Muslims from different tech companies to collaborate with each other, work on projects together, provide a network of resources, and give back to the community

    Audience

    • Young professionals and professionals in tech companies across the Bay Area

    Style

    • A series starting in August

    Islamic Finance for Dummies

    Saira Lari

    Program

    • This program explores the islamic perspective on spending and being mindful of money 

    Audience

    • Youth and young adults

    Style

    • A series running from August to December

    New Fathers Halaqa

    Sarmad Bokhari 

    Program

    • This program acts as a support group for young fathers where members engage in discussions about being a young father in the bay area, advice on parenting Islamically, and more

    Audience

    • Young fathers

    Style

    • 4 week series running from October to November

    Bhawana Kamil

    Bio

    Bhawana Kamil was born and raised in the Bay Area. She has a BS in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Philosophy. She is an active member of the Muslim American Society (Bay Area chapter), and is actively involved in various community organizations, including Girl Scouts, local school and sports organizations. She currently teaches Philosophy at Evergreen Valley College, and lives in the Bay Area with her husband, daughter and son.

    Najeeb Kamil

    Bio

    For Najeeb Kamil, the commitment to service began early. As he was growing up, Najeeb participated in street clean-ups in Oakland, fed the homeless in San Francisco, built homes with Habitat for Humanity, conducted basic health testing in a free clinic, and did prison outreach. he recounts. Currently, Najeeb is a Senior Departmental Analyst with the Children and Family Health Unit in the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, Public Health Division where he supports systems change and explores ways to address health equity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and social determinants of health.

    Farah Daher

    Bio

    Farah Al-Dhaher has a love and passion for learning and teaching Islam, especially in subjects related to tazkiya and Islamic history. She double majored in English Literature and Sociology and has a masters in Sociology. Her masters research focused on identity amongst Muslim youth in the west which helped her work in Islamic dawa tailored to youth. She served for over 10 years working with MAC developing and running programs for the youth. She also worked as a college professor teaching sociology for 8 years. In 2014, Farah moved to California and worked with MAS organizing camps and the youth committee. She is married with 3 children.

    Munir

    Bio

    Munir Iqtish is a MAS member and dynamic  public speaker. He has been active in the Muslim community delivering Khutba’s and educational seminars for the past 20+ years.

    Rami Sultan

    Bio

     

    Omair Kamil

    Bio

    Saira Lari

    Bio