Events and Workshops

Islamic Education: Between the Madrasah and Western Academy

JOIN DARUL QASIM AND ZAYTUNA COLLEGE FOR THIS EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 FROM 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M. Education has been central to Islam since the first revelation given to Prophet Muḥammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). Many avenues exist today for people, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to gain an understanding of this faith whose...
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Reading Ibn Khaldun

Dr. Choukri Heddouchi 8 Sessions January 9 to February 27, 2019 Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST In-person and Live webcast No prerequisites required, course taught in English Ibn Khaldūn, a pioneer theoretician in the field of social sciences, proposed in his Muqaddimah a novel approach to understanding human history, foretelling many aspects of anthropological...
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Summer 2018 Islamic Studies Classes with Dr. Issam Eido

Summer Islamic Studies Classes with Dr. Issam Eido with Dr. Issam Eido Qur’anic Studies in the Western Academia TUESDAYS, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 4 Sessions between July 9 to August 3 Hadith criticism (Muṣṭalaḥ): origin and evolution THURSDAYS, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 4 Sessions between July 9 to August 3
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Month of Mercy: The Inner and Outer Dimensions of Ramadan

Lecture: Month of Mercy: The Inner and Outer Dimensions of Ramadan Speaker: Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari Date: May 12th, 2018 Venue: Masjid al-Jumuah, 351 Veterans Pkwy Bolingbrook IL 60490 Timing: From Maghrib – ‘Isha (reference for timings: http://bolingbrookmasjid.com/)
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Atheism, Secularism, and Modernism

Lecture delivered by Dr. Muhammad Volkan on April 28th, 2018
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Introduction to Jihād – Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia

Delivered at Muslim Society Inc., Glendale Heights, IL- March 16, 2018 By: Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Shaykh Amin presents a formal approach to understanding ‘Jihād’ as he highlights the differences between its literal and technical meanings. This talk is filled with references from the Qurʾān and Ḥadīth along with a much-needed commentary both for Muslims at large,...
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The Second Coming of Īsa

Mawlana Kamil Uddin Delivered on Feb. 11, 2018,
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Ramadan Workshop: In the Quest for Laylatu al-Qadr

Delivered May 14, 2017 at Glendale Heights Campus Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari, Academic Advisor & Liaison of the Department of Hadith In preparation for Ramadan, Darul Qasim offered an intensive workshop that addressed issues related to both the spirit and the law of the blessed month. The workshop highlighted how a Muslim is to prepare...
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The Coolness of Our Eyes

The Coolness of Our Eyes: Raising Our Children April 2, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST Glendale Heights Campus Presented by ‘Ālimah Amina Lakhi & Dr. Sarah Syed Purchase the Recording (Women only) Motherhood is an intrinsic ability, but it is often plagued with doubt. Am I doing this right? What is the Sunnah concerning these matters? How...
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Mathematical Infinity

Delivered Feb 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Glendale Heights campus. Zamir Syed, PhD In this workshop, Dr. Syed explores the concept of numbers from a mathematical viewpoint.  In addition to providing a brief history of the concept of infinity, Dr. Syed also discussed the concise definitions of infinity and beyond. This...
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How a Prophetic Ḥadīth Sheds Light on Modern Scholarship

Delivered Feb 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Glendale Heights Campus. Khaled Keshk, PhD Chair, Department of Religious Studies DePaul University It is true that intention is what decides the outcome, even in scholarship. In fact we can say that especially in scholarship. Dr. Khaled will share three incidents, two that are...
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The Role of Islamic Scholarship in the Mogul Dynasty

Access Event Recording Jan 21, 2017 Glendale Heights Campus Mawlana Uwais Namazi Guest Speaker from UK Darul Qasim is proud to host Mawlana Uwais Namazi – a scholar from England. Mawlana Uwais will be speaking about the role of ʿulamāʾ in the promotion and preservation of the Islamic milieu during the Mogul rule in India....
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Ascension of the Believer – Part II

Mufti Hisham Dawood Liaison, Department of Islamic Law Mawlana Arif Kamal Liaison, Department of Qurʾānic Studies and Recitation Part I: Nov 21, 2015 Part II: April 23, 2016 Glendale Heights Campus In this two-part series of workshops, Darul Qasim faculty members, Mufti Hisham and Mawlana Arif taught essential worship discourses related to prayer – the...
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Islamic Archeology and its Context

April 2, 2016 Glendale Heights campus Dr. Choukri Heddouchi Introduction to Anthroplogy This presentation with Dr. Choukri will explore the field of Islamic archaeology as an academic discipline, in its own right, surveying its history and methodology, and as an intersection of Islamic history, archaeology and wider anthropology. The workshop will conclude with an extensive...
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The Dangers of Debt: Macroeconomic and Social Justice Perspectives

February 27, 2016 Glendale Heights Campus Professor Amir Sufi The severe recession of the late 2000s in the United States and Europe was preceded by a very large run-up in borrowing by households. In this talk, Professor Sufi explains why debt often precedes severe economic downturns, and why we must reform the financial system to...
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How Studying Fiqh Can Guide Muslims in the West

January 30, 2016 Glendale Heights Campus Shaykh Samer al-Nass Shaykh Samer Al-Nass explains how learning and teaching the fiqh of Islam is the only way forward for Muslims About Guest Speaker, Shaykh Samer al-Nass Shaykh Samir al-Nass was born in Damascus, Syria, where he studied at the College of Medicine of the University of Damascus....
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Modernism and the Destiny of Man – Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Modernity is a term that has developed over the last centuries in the west, which means ‘contemporaneity’ – to be in the present time.  Today, modernity takes on other meanings that has now influenced and shaped the global landscape. Benefit from this presentation as Dr. Umar explains the history and worldview of modernity and further...
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Ascension of the Believer – Part I

Mufti Hisham Dawood Liaison, Department of Islamic Law Mawlana Arif Kamal Liaison, Department of Qurʾānic Studies and Recitation Part I: Nov 21, 2015 Part II: April 23, 2016 Glendale Heights Campus In this two-part series of workshops, Darul Qasim faculty members, Mufti Hisham and Mawlana Arif taught essential worship discourses related to prayer – the...
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New Atheism

Delivered November 7, 2015 at the Glendale Heights campus Shaykh Omar Qureshi New Atheism is examined, specifically, the claims New Atheism make regarding God, morality, religion, and science will be looked at in light of Kalām theology.  Additionally, Muslim attitudes and arguments regarding the question of God’s existence will be explored. Download handout for workshop
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Introduction to Islamic Epistemology

Delivered October 3, 2015 at the Glendale Heights campus Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia President Dr. Muhammed Stodolsky Liaison, Department of Theology Epistemology has been defined as the study of the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge. The participants will be introduced to ancient and modern debates concerning what knowledge is and how we...
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Timeless Foundations: The Universality of Islam

Delivered May 31, 2014 at Knoxville, TN Shaykh Musa Sugapong Senior Faculty, Shaykh al-Hind & High School Program, Cleveland, OH This special five session workshop taught by Shaykh Musa Sugapong examines how Islam and its pillars were not concepts introduced by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Rather, they are pillars based on universal concepts that were propagated...
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