Post Fajr-Khatira: Establish the Prayer for My Remembrance | Shaykh Jamaal Diwan
February 10 @ 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Join us after Fajr prayers to hear a post-Fajr Khatira from Shaykh Jamaal Diwan on remembering Allah (swt) through establishing the Salat (daily prayer).
Saturday, Feb. 10 | After Fajr congregational prayers (6:15 a.m.) | MCC Prayer Hall | In-person or join live at mcceastbay.org/live
Our bi-weekly Tahajjud and Fajr breakfast will precede this post-Fajr religious chat: https://mcceastbay.org/event/tahajjud/2024-02-10
Shaykh Jamaal Diwan was born and raised in Southern California to parents from Canada and Pakistan. He grew up playing basketball and listening to Hip Hop. He accepted Islam in 2003 while at UCSD. After getting married and graduating from UCSD, he and his wife moved to Egypt to study Arabic and Islamic Studies. He stayed there for the next seven years, finishing an undergraduate degree in Sharia from al-Azhar. During that time, he also completed two years of graduate work in Islamic Studies from the American University in Cairo. Upon their return, he served as a religious teacher and instructor in Southern California and later became the Resident Scholar at the Islamic Center of Irvine.
He also helped start the first IOK Chaplaincy program, which began at UCLA and USC and eventually grew to cover seven college campuses in Southern California. He served student bodies at UCLA, USC, and UCI. In 2017, he and his wife Shaykha Muslema Purmul also co-founded The Majlis, an initiative in Southern Californian rooted in traditional religious learning contextualized for the particular cultural landscape and challenges of America, while developing an intentional community founded on the ethics of love and service. He continues serving the community through his work at The Majlis, teaching multiple weekly classes and supporting various programs. He is also the Islamic Studies Teacher at New Horizon Irvine Islamic School. He is a father of two and resides with his family in Southern California.