Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Texas Events for Sisters!

Don’t miss your chance to hear Ustadha Shamira starting this week!
(All events are held in Plano, TX at the IACC

Modesty: A Branch of Faith

For youth sisters, ages 16-24 (no parents, please!)
Thursday, June 16th: 7:30pm-Maghrib
Plano, TX masjid
Upstairs Classroom

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

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 from The Rahmah Foundation will discuss the importance of modesty in our religion, 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!

Inter-gender relations, issues regarding school, work and how to maintain one's identity in a conflicting environment and how to create the 'yard-stick' measurement of what one should and should not be doing in various real life situations will be discussed. Don't miss out!


The Power Within You

For youth sisters, ages 12-18 (no parents, please!)
Tuesday, June 21st: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Plano, TX masjid
Upstairs Classroom

Self esteem is perceived self worth. For the youth, this concept is based on how others categorize them and how they are treated in their surroundings. Because of this, a lot of girls develop an unhealthy desire to be liked and accepted by their peers. Thus, there are a lot of relationships with the opposite gender and increasing drug use. Girls must learn to be bold and have faith that Allah will guide them in their pursuits. Ustadha Shamira Chothia Ahmed will discuss how important it is for young Muslimahs to respect themselves and have confidence in their deen in this vital talk regarding self-esteem. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from a young, female teacher who was born and raised in the U.S!


Seeking Sacred Knowledge:
The Straight Path to the Almighty

For ALL sisters!
Thursday, June 23rd: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Plano, TX masjid
IACC Multipurpose Hall

Born and raised in Northern California, Shamira Chothia Ahmed is an emerging 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 for six months in Damascus, Syria where she obtained an ijaazah in tajwid of the Hafs recitation from the late eminent Syrian scholar, Shaykh Abu Hassan al-Kurdi. In addition, she furthered her Arabic studies at the Abu-Noor Institute and took classes in fiqh, aqidah (creed) and sirah (prophetic history) at Damascus’s Masjid Zaid. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2005, 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, tajwid and Qur’anic tafsir (exegesis).
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