*Postponed* Remosqued: Cultivating Intentional Community | Imam Ahmed Deeb & Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi
January 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Due to travel delays from two panelists, this event has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 21. See here: https://mcceastbay.org/event/rescheduled-remosqued
What is community? How should it feel and look like? How did the Prophet (peace be upon him) develop the communal culture of the model community in Madinah? This interactive workshop will examine these and more through an integrated framework of community psychology and the Sunnah. Join us to be part of this groundbreaking community effort examining loneliness, governance, and a sense of community in the American mosque.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, Jan. 14 | MCC Conference Room | In person only; event not live-streamed or recorded
This is part of a series of interactive talks happening across masjids and Islamic centers in the Bay Area to redefine and reenergize the concept of community in our mosques.
Imam Ahmad Deeb has been serving communities from an early age under the training and mentorship of his father, Shaykh Abdallah Deeb. After finishing his bachelor’s in Psychology at 19, he traveled to Cape Town, SA, and completed formal seminary training. He returned to the USA and completed his M.A. in Islamic Studies and Leadership at Bayan’s foremost accredited Muslim graduate school. His thesis topic was “Re-forming Islamic Reform: Ma’loom min al-Dīn bil Darūrah, the Theology of Law, and the Epistemological Limits of Ijtihād.”
His academic interests and love of community work led him to community psychology, where he is a doctoral candidate and researcher in the field. He co-founded Itqaan Institute, a premier Qur’an learning institute led by his father. He is co-founder and instructor of Pillars Seminary—a part-time institute that aims to provide the general public with formal, balanced, and structured training in Islam. Most recently, with his father and Shaykh Ismail Bowers, he established Shifaa Community, a virtual intentional community that promotes holistic wellness and structured religious guidance. In his free time, he continues his study of the Islamic tradition with scholars worldwide and provides consulting to communities across the country.
- – More Sidi Ahmed Deeb: https://mcceastbay.org/ahmad
Ustadha Hosai is the co-founder of MH4M (http://mentalhealth4muslims.com), which was established in 2010. For nearly 20 years, she has been actively involved in the Bay Area and Southern California Muslim community, working and volunteering for many notable organizations. Learn more about her at http://hosaimojaddidi.com
– More Ustadha Hosai: https://mcceastbay.org/hosai
Munir Safi cut his teeth as a breaking newspaper reporter for several years in his home state of Missouri before finding a second career in Islamic nonprofit management after he moved to California. He has served the MCC East Bay community since 2016. He oversees the facility, programming, events, classes, congregation support, website, marketing, communications, A/V and media, social media, interfaith, community, prison outreach, and supporting MCC’s varied social services.