Thursday, November 13, 2008

Islamic Association of North Texas Presents

Ustadha Shamira Chothia Ahmed
A Visiting Scholar from California

For a special Sisters Only Halaqa on

Balancing Between Hope & Fear

On Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
IANT Sisters Musalla, 2nd Floor
(840 Abrams. Rd, Richardson, TX 75081)

Born and raised in Northern California, Shamira Chothia Ahmed is an emerging young female scholar of the traditional Islamic sciences. Her studies led her to seek sacred knowledge from scholars on three continents — Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Upon receiving ijaazas (authorizations) to teach from renowned scholars in various Islamic disciplines, she was granted the opportunity to be an instructor of Hanafi fiqh for women at the Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, California. Privately, she taught fiqh (jurisprudence), tajwid (cantillation) and Qur'anic tafsir (exegesis). She recently earned her MA in Demographics and Social Analysis from the University of California at Irvine, and currently teaches shariah sciences to women in the Southern California region.

All sisters are welcome and encouraged to bring other sisters to this one time special event!

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