Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Rahmah Foundation Proudly Presents a sisters-only online session:

Should I Wait For Prince Charming?
Does He Even Exist?!

The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough - the Islamic Take!

With Ustadha Shamira Chothia Ahmed and
Noha Alshugairi, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

The princess is aging, society is speaking and the prince doesn't seem to exist! What should a sister do?!
Discuss practical solutions to this increasingly common scenario for single Muslimahs in the West and learn how to overcome the pre-marital roadblocks in order to live "happily ever after"!

When: Saturday March 20, 2010
Live Interactive session from 11am - 1pm P.S.T

Where: Online! (
Deadline to register is March 17th, 2010
You will be emailed log-in information prior to the class, inshAllah!

This free-session is open to all sisters.
Please spread the word!

About the Speakers:

Noha Alshugairi received her M.S. in counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Zoology from Rutgers University. She is currently a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern in private practice in Newport Beach, California. She is also the co-host of “Family Connection” an Internet Radio show on As a Certified Positive Discipline Associate, she conducts parenting classes on a regular basis. She frequently lectures on issues related to women and family. Her interests include: divorce in the American Muslim community, parent and child relationships, the intertwining of faith and culture in the American Muslim community, youth identity development, and the impact of changing women roles on the family unit.

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 Asia. In England she completed the five-year, traditional alimah (Islamic studies) program, studied the ahadith collection of the Sihah Sittah and received her ijaazah (authorization) in Sahih al-Bukhari with renowned Hanafi scholars. Thereafter, Ustadha Shamira was able to continue her studies in Damascus, Syria and was later an instructor of Hanafi fiqh for women at the Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, California. She recently earned her Master's degree in Demographics and Social Analysis from the University of California at Irvine with her focus on the identity formation of the Muslim-American population. Ustadha Shamira is both a wife and mother, and enjoys giving interactive and uplifting talks to sisters across the U.S.

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