Friday, January 22, 2010

Modesty: A Branch of Faith:: Redlands, CA


The Rahmah Foundation & The Redlands Peace Academy
Proudly Present:

Modesty: A Branch of Faith

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Modesty only brings good." [Agreed upon]

In a variant of Muslim, "Modesty is all good."

What exactly is modesty? How does it relate to ourselves, to our Creator, and to the rest of creation?
In this motivating and beneficial talk Ustadha Shamira will discuss the importance of modesty in our tradition, how it relates to us, and how we can increase in this amazing quality that is so beloved to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala! Don't miss out!

Date: Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Venue: Peace Academy

609 Amigos drive Suite # 2

Redlands, CA 92373

Sisters only please!
Babysitting is available.

Natural Childbirth in Islam Series: Irvine, CA

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Please mark your calendars!!

The Rahmah Foundation proudly presents:

A Four Week Mini-Series for Sisters
Ustadha Shamira Chothia Ahmed!!

Natural Childbirth in Islam
Mondays, Thursdays @ 6:00-7:00pm

January 4th, 11th, 18th, 28th, Feb 4th, 2010!!

At: Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) Masjid
Upstairs sisters' classroom

IRVINE, CA 92620

In this four week series, Ustadha Shamira Ahmed will be covering what natural childbirth is in our Islamic tradition, touching upon pregnancy exercises and du'aas, relaxation techniques during labor, good nutrition, stages of labor and delivery and much more! This class is open to all sisters interested in learning about pregnancy, delivery and what our Islamic tradition mentions regarding this beautiful stage and experience in a woman's life. Everyone is welcome to attend! Sisters only!

Class 4: Thursday, January 28th:
Topics to be covered, inshaAllah:
  • Releasing of fears, increasing confidence & trust in self & in our Creator (s.w.t)
  • Stages of Labor - emotional/physical indicators
  • Relaxation positions for first stage
  • Second stage of labor discussion
  • Mental/physical/emotional relaxation
  • Birth Plan preferences
  • Reflection/Du'as

Class 5: Thursday, Feb. 4th:
Topics to be covered, insha'Allah:
  • Post-natal care
  • Sunnahs of birth
  • Breastfeeding in our tradition
  • Practical tips
  • "Best Gift to Baby"
Class 6: Thursday, Feb. 11th: TENTATIVE (if needed)

Please remember us in your du'aas

Jazakum-Allah khayrun and please spread the word!!