Course Catalog

Please see information about all course offerings and instructors below. All prices listed are paid once per term, primarily to compensate instructors for travel costs.

Family Quran Class
Instructors:
Br. Muhammad Esam Abdallah and Sr. Maha Ezzedine
10 am – 12 pm
Sundays
Age: 14 to Adult
Starts: Sun., Oct. 16th
10 Weeks
$25
Description: An in-person Quran recitation class for brothers and sisters. Classes begin Sunday, October 16th.


About the Instructors: Muhammad Esam Abdallah and Maha Ezzedine are husband and wife team who are long-time leaders in MAS. Their studies have included Quran memorization and they have translated many works from Arabic to English. 
Quran I
Instructor:
Shaykha Sakina Abdusshakur
9 am – 9:45 am
Saturdays and Sundays
Age: 14 to Adult
Starts: Sun., Oct. 16th
10 Weeks
$25
Description: Memorization of Al-Fatiha and last 10 Surahs with Tajweed. This is a hybrid class. The weekend class is in-person and mandatory, and a follow-up class will be held online on Monday or Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The class is Saturday and Sunday.  Classes begin Sunday, October 16th.


About the Instructor: Sakeena Abdusshakur has taught Islamic Studies, Quran, and Hifz for 15 years. She is a graduate and Alima of Darul Uloom. Her studies at Darul Uloom required an in-depth study of Tajweed and Quran memorization.
Quran II
Instructor: 
Shaykha Sakeena Abdusshakur
10 am – 10:45 am
Saturdays and Sundays
Age: 5-13
Starts: Sun., Oct. 16th
10 Weeks
$25
Description: Memorization of Al-Fatiha and last 10 Surahs with Tajweed. This is a hybrid class. The weekend class is in-person and mandatory, and a follow-up class will be held online on Monday or Wednesday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The class is Saturday and Sunday. Classes begin Sunday, October 16th.


About the Instructor: Sakeena Abdusshakur has taught Islamic Studies, Quran, and Hifz for 15 years. She is a graduate and Alima of Darul Uloom. Her studies at Darul Uloom required an in-depth study of Tajweed and Quran memorization.
Hifz
Instructor:
Imam Momodou Ceesay
Maghrib to Isha
Monday through Thursday.,
Saturdays and Sundays
Age: 8 to Adult
Starts: Mon.,  Oct. 17th
10 Weeks
$25
Description: This is 1:1 instruction in Quran recitation and memorization to pursue full memorization. Class is daily except for Friday, and classes begin Monday, October 17.


About the Instructor: During his childhood, Momodou Ceesay engaged in intensive Islamic studies under the tutelage of various shaykhs in both Gambia and Senegal. After receiving a scholarship, Imam Ceesay continued his education in Tunisia. He then earned a degree in Islamic sciences at Cairo’s renowned Al-Azhar University. Imam Ceesay spent 15 years as the assistant Imam of the Muslim Center, and he is now the current Resident Imam.
General Islamic Studies
Instructor: 
Shaykh Kafani Ibrahim Cisse
11:30  am – 1 pm
Sundays 
All Ages
Starts: Sun.,  Oct. 16th
10 Weeks
Free
Description: This weekly course often explores the fundamentals of Islamic practice and spirituality and is currently exploring the text, “The Three Stations of the Religion.” Classes resume Sunday, October 16th.


About the Instructor: After reverting to Islam, Kafani Ibrahim Hassan Cisse traveled to Senegal to deepen his study of Islam and the Qur’an under the tutelage of prominent shaykhs. He earned a diploma from the African American Islamic Institute in Senegal.
General Islamic Studies
Instructor: 
Shaykh AbdulKarim Yahya
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturdays 
All Ages
Starts: Sat., Oct. 15th
10 Weeks
Free



Description: This weekly course often explores the Seerah of the Prophet (pbuh) and is currently exploring the text, “The Kingdom of The Heart & Limbs.” Classes resume Saturday, October 15th.


About the Instructor: AbdulKarim Yahya is the religious leader of Dar-Al Rahma. In the mid-1990s, AbdulKarim traveled to the Middle East to seek Sacred Knowledge. His study pursuits brought him to blessed places such as Damascus, Syria, and Tarim, Yemen. Under the tutelage of Habib Umar bin Hafiz and the teachers of Dar al-Mustafa, AbdulKarim primarily trained in Prophetic biography, the sciences of Islamic spirituality, and law (fiqh) according to the Shafi’i school of thought. He has been permitted to teach these disciplines, among others, as well as to answer questions in Sacred Law.
New Muslim Class: Reminders for the Sacred Journey
Instructor: Imam Saleem Khalid
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, online
Mondays
All Ages 
Starts: Mon.,  Oct. 17th
10 Weeks
Free
Description: Weekly reminder on what it takes to be Muslim, the five daily prayers, basics of faith, lessons from the life of our Prophet (pbuh), and the meaning of short Quranic verses. Q&A after. This course will be held online. Classes begin Monday, October 17th.


About the Instructor:  Imam Saleem Khalid is the Executive Director of the Muslim Enrichment Program. The project provides educational and social support to new Muslims.
“I Want Jannah!”: Lessons from Those Promised Paradise
Instructor:
Sr. Hazel Gomez
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mondays
All Ages
Starts: Mon., Oct. 17th
7 weeks
$25
Description: This course will provide biographies of historical figures within Islam in order to learn more about companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and important women within Islamic history. We will draw lessons from their lives to apply within our own lives in the 21st century. The course will be based on two Prophetic narrations/aḥādīth which name these historical figures as being a part of Paradise. This course will be held in-person. Classes begin Monday, October 17th.


About the Instructor: Hazel Gomez is studying the Islamic Sciences with Rabata.org’s Ribaat Academic Institute, a seminary program under the tutelage of Shaykha Dr. Tamara Gray and other Muslim women scholars. She is pursuing the Ribaat Teacher Certification and has an ijazah in the Forty Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi.
Janazah Workshop
Instructor:
Hajjah Tamra El-Amin
12 pm – 1 pm
Sundays
All Ages
Starts: Sun., Oct. 16th
5 Weeks
$25
Description: This workshop will review what the janazah is and the Muslim rights, legal documentation, wills, and costs. The last session will go over washing and shrouding the body. Classes begin Sunday, October 16th.


About The Instructor: Hajjah Tamra Z. El-Amin is a licensed, experienced, Mortician, Funeral Director, and Janazah Specialist. She graduated from Gupton Jones Funeral Services College of Decatur, GA.  Hajjah Tamra completed her Bachelor of Mortuary Science at Wayne State University.
Introduction to Iman Workshop
Instructor 
Shaykha Sakeena Abdusshakur
12 pm – 12:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
All Ages
Starts: Sun., Oct. 16th 
10 Weeks
$25
Description: This is an introduction to faith and focuses on the Hadith Jabril to explain Islam (our practice of faith), Iman (our core beliefs), and Ihsan (our pursuit of spiritual excellence). Classes begin Sunday, October 16th.

About the Instructors: Sakeena Abdusshakur has taught Islamic Studies, Quran, and Hifz for 15 years. She is a graduate and Alima of Darul Uloom. Her studies at Darul Uloom required an in-depth study of Tajweed and Quran memorization.
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