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Event Series Event Series: Qur’anic Parenting

Over the first three Sunday afternoons in Ramadan, join us in-person or online to learn about parenting from the lessons and stories in the Qur’an with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi.

2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Sunday, April 3, 10 & 17 | Conference Room or watch at https://mcceastbay.org/live

This session is open all parents (women & men). The workshop is preceded by a women’s only Qur’an/Zikr circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: https://mcceastbay.org/event/quran-zikr-circle-for-sisters

Expert instructor Hosai Mojaddidi will walk through different parenting stories from the Qur’an and focus on several Prophets of Allah and the lessons we can learn from their actions.

This free three-part workshop is for anyone who:

  • Hopes to become a parent, even if it is far into the future;
  • Wishes to improve their relationships with the youth, or in general;
  • Is a grandparent, aunty, uncle, teacher, community leader;
  • In short, anyone and everyone!

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

This course is for anyone in a nurturing role, anyone who wants to improve their relationships with the youth, or in general. This event is for both men and women.

Sr Hosai’s wealth of knowledge runs deep, as an mental health advocate and relationships, and someone who has been working within the Islamic community for over 25 years, mashaa’Allah!⁠

Parenting is undeniably one of the most rewarding and simultaneously challenging experiences in this life. It is both a gift with unmeasured benefits, as well as an immense understanding and responsibility from God. Islamic parenting is centered in devotion to God and predicated entirely on Qur’anic and Prophetic guidance – both of which are universal and timeless. In this three-part series, we will cover some of the sunnah, and relate them to the most common and relevant parenting challenges of our time.

The course will run every Sunday for the next three weeks, at 11:30 a.m. PST. Each class will be two hour, with a Q&A afterwards. It is free and it will be recorded and is available for viewing afterwards at https://mcceastbay.org/parenting

Lesson 1: Intentional Parenting

The importance of preparedness and education before marriage and parenthood. Understanding parenting beyond commercialization, and seeing it as an act of worship for the sake of Allah. Seeking refuge in Allah often to align one’s intentions as a parent with God-consciousness and reliance on Him.

Lesson 2: Prophetic Parenting

The importance of parents actively learning the seerah/sunnah and how to model their behavior after the Beloved. Creating a family culture devoted to every member of the family developing a strong character based on the prophetic model. Learning healthy communication skills from the prophetic model, which are designed to prevent miscommunication, hostility, and disrespect.

Lesson 3: Balanced & Active Parenting

The importance of parents understanding what Islamic parental authority is defined by. Knowing the difference between authoritative vs. authoritarian parenting, as well as negligent parenting where children are overly coddled, excessively spoiled, or have little to no oversight.

The importance of parents understanding that they must always be vigilant, steadfast, and, no matter what challenges they endure, must put their trust in Allah and practice perpetual gratitude. Understand that trials and tribulations are part and parcel of this world. Parents must be focused, proactive, and resourceful – shepherds tending to the flock – at all times.

About Your Instructor

Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi has been serving the American Muslim community for over 25 years as a teacher, public speaker, author/writer, spiritual counselor and mental health advocate. She currently teaches self-development and spiritual development courses for adults and youth in her local community, and is actively involved with promoting social-emotional learning and mental health advocacy to students and educators via workshops/trainings.

Sister Hosai began her Islamic studies over 20 years ago at Zaytuna Institute in the Bay Area California where, for several years, she served as the lead female organizer and studied aqeeda, seerah, Hanafi fiqh, tazkiyah an-nafs, tajweed, hadith, Arabic, and other sacred subjects with several resident and visiting scholars including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, and others.

She is actively involved with her local community and offers talks throughout the year on a range of topics including spirituality, self-development, seerah, women’s issues, family/marriage, youth issues, social media literacy/safety, and mental health advocacy. She is active on social media and blogs regularly through Facebook & Instagram. She’s also the co-founder of www.mentalhealth4muslims.com (MH4M) and many of her articles related to mental health issues and other topics relevant to the Muslim community have been reproduced by or published in other websites some of which include: Imanwire, MuslimVillage, SeekersGuidances, SoundVision, AltMuslimah, Mom.com, Patheos, Huffington Post UK, and Haute Hijab. She’s also ben featured on NPR and Al-Jazeera to discuss the Muslim female experience in America with regards to hijab and Islamophobia.

She’s a published children’s book author and the title of her first book is ‘Clear the Path: A Rhyme Book on Manners for Little Muslims‘. She’s a wife and mother of two, and she resides in northern California.