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

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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 can I implement the time-tested values and morals I find important?

Darul Qasim is pleased to be hosting a holistic parenting workshop for mothers and mothers-to-be. This workshop is targeted at providing the information necessary to make more informed decisions regarding parenting.

The workshop will cover a myriad of topics, expounding on the emotional, moral, spiritual and social aspects of raising children in today’s context. The workshop will have plenty of time allotted to questions and answers to allow participants to ask pointed questions relating to their own personal struggles, from qualified female specialists, all within a safe space.

Dr. Sarah Syed is a post-doctoral psychologist, currently practicing at Khalil Center, and Ālimah Amina Lakhi is an Islamic scholar and instructor under the auspices of Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia at Darul Qasim.


Dr. Sarah Syed is a post-doctoral psychologist at Khalil Center. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University. Her master’s degree is in clinical psychology was obtained from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Syed has a broad range of experience working within the field of psychology including diagnostic and vocational testing, career counseling, domestic violence, addictions, family and couples therapy, depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, grief/loss, school concerns, lifespan adjustment, and community mental health. Her pre-doctoral experiences include neuropsychology testing, children, family, and couples counseling and inpatient psychiatric care of adults with moderate to severe psychiatric issues.


ʿĀlimah Amina Lakhi is an instructor at Darul Qasim. She completed the Aalamiyaat Course with honors in 2009 at the Darul Uloom Al-Madania Islamic Seminary in Buffalo, New York. She began her teaching career in 2010 as an Instructor at the Guidance Education Academy in Chicago where she taught primary and middle school students. Her service there earned her recognition as a Distinguished Teacher in 2012. Later that year, she led the Islamic Studies department there continuing to teach Middle school grades until June of 2013. In August 2012, ʿĀlimah Amina concurrently served at the Nawal Academy in Chicago as Vice Principal, dividing her time between teaching duties, office administration and other operational tasks.

In the last quarter of 2014, she joined Darul Qasim as an Arabic Instructor teaching Grammar and Qurʾānic recitation with an emphasis on Tajwīd. She has also taught a well-received course on Islamic Civilization for Women that was planned and designed under the supervision of Shaykh Amin Kholwadia.

ʿĀlimah Amina Lakhi lives in Glendale Heights, IL with her husband and daughter.