DAWN OF MERCY - The Messenger in Mecca
A Weekend Intensive Course in Tempe, Arizona
May 15-17, 2015
with Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans and other speakers
HOSTED BY Celebrate Mercy & Islamic Community Center of Tempe
Islamic Community Center of Tempe (Tempe Masjid)
131 E 6th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281
NOTE: Online registration has officially launched. Due to space constraints, registration will be limited to only 100 students. We encourage everyone register ASAP since we also expect out-of-town students to attend as well.
TUITION (In-Person): $55/person
*Includes Free Breakfast on Both Days and Free Tea/Coffee All Day
Friday: Free Opening Night Session (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Saturday (9:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sunday (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Course Schedule: CelebrateMercy.com/Program
ABOUT THE COURSE
Presenting 150+ illustrated slides, Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans will journey through the Prophet's early life: his forefathers, childhood, family life, and first 13 years of Prophethood. Students will also learn about the beautiful lives of the first converts. Other teachers will share short lessons from the Prophet's character and guest performers from Syria will recite Qur'an and sing poetry about the Prophet ﷺ. (Speaker bios and videos below)
By the end of the weekend, after learning more about his blessed life and struggles, you will inevitably fall more in love with the Prophet, peace be upon him. This course is not just about information but transformation. Not only will students learn facts and stories, but there will be emphasis on relevant lessons for our own lives. In Sunday's final session, Ustadh Ubaydullah will give all in-person attendees a signed course completion certificate.
NOTE: On Friday, May 15 our teachers will host a panel discussion and Q & A session. They will offer an introduction to the weekend course and discuss the importance of learning the Seerah. This session is FREE for in-person and online students.
REMEMBER, Tempe is a close drive from cities in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and more. There is limited space available (100 seats).
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
USTADH UBAYDULLAH EVANS is ALIM's (American Learning Institute for Muslims) first Scholar-in-Residence. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Since then, he has studied at Chicagoland's Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he was the first African-American to graduate from its Shari'a program.
Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta'leef Collective and with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).
Watch a video by this speaker: youtu.be/8Hnii7AFUY4
IMAM SIRAJ WAHHAJ accepted Islam in 1969 and received his Imam training at Ummul Qura University in Makkah. Currently the Imam of Masjid Taqwa in New York, he is a dynamic speaker and tireless supporter of Islamic causes.
Imam Siraj has been on the Majlis Ash-Shura of ISNA since 1987. He received high praises from media and the NYPD for initiating anti-drug patrol in Brooklyn, New York. Among other achievements, he was the first person to give an Islamic invocation to the US Congress.
Watch a video by this speaker: youtu.be/IwSZ-9Wxfd0
SHAYKHA MUSLEMA PURMUL was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in San Diego, California. She received a Bachelor's Degree in the Study of Religion and a Bachelor's in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California at San Diego. She was a scholarship student with the Islamic American University and participated in the International Union of Muslim Scholars "Future Scholars Program" in 2008/2009. She has completed the Bachelor's degree program in the College of Shari`ah at al-Azhar University in Cairo. Currently, she is a busy new mom and gives weekly classes at the Islamic Center of Irvine.
Watch a video by this speaker: youtu.be/2iaLKS_NZ_U
USTADH HASSAN ELWAN originally from Egypt, He came to the US in 1997 for a PhD program at the Ohio State University. He was the MSA president at OSU and was one of the founders of Ansar Relief, a refugee aid organization based in Ohio. He obtained his PhD in microelectronic in 2001 and is currently working in the field of chip design in southern California. He is also with Orange County Islamic Foundation and is active with many Islamic organizations in the field of da’wah and Islamic education.
Watch a video by this speaker: youtu.be/IwSZ-9Wxfd0
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
MOUAZ AL-NASS, of Syrian descent, was born in Saudi Arabia. He studied Inshad (religious poetry & songs) and Maqamat under foremost reciters in Syria. As expert singers and drummers, he has been involved in many musical performances in the USA, UK, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Mouaz also studied Islamic studies under his father Shaykh Samir al-Nass. Shaykh Samir is a prominent scholar from Damascus who completed medical degrees in Syria and the United States but also mastered many Islamic sciences under prominent scholars in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. His father is presently a teacher at al-Fatih al-Islami University in Damascus and conducts learning programs regularly in England and North America.
Watch a video by this speaker: youtu.be/LwCdgj2GcQg
EMMAD KHAN, an accountant by profession, comes from a family who has sung nasheeds for several generations. At a young age he was taught how to recite from his mother, who was taught by his grandfather. He specializes in traditional Urdu naats, especially poetry in love of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, while also singing in English and Arabic.
With almost a decade of experience, Emmad has performed all over the United States, including for events at Ta'leef Collective and Zaytuna College. He is also a vocalist for the California-based nasheed group called Bay Area Munshidun.