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The Struggles of Marriage & the Tools for Healthier Relationship

December 9, 2023 @ 11:00 am 5:30 pm

For single, married, and divorced folks!

Join us for a full-day seminar on marriage’s struggles and the tools we need to develop healthier relationships. Distinguished speakers, including Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi, Heba El-Haddad, Hina Khan-Mukhtar, Shaykh Jabir Tarin, Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed, and Baba Ali, will join us.

Saturday, Dec. 9 | 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | MCC Prayer Hall | $15/person | Register (in person or virtual live stream link) at mcceastbay.org/divorce-epidemic

We will have an on-site food truck for lunch. Cosponsored by Wasilah Connections & MCC East Bay.

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Hina Khan-Mukhtar is a married mother of three young men and one of the founders of the homeschooling co-operative known as ILM Tree in Lafayette, California, which now serves over 35 homeschooling families in the East Bay. In addition to teaching Language Arts to elementary, middle, and high school students, she is also involved in interfaith dialogue. Hina was a monthly contributor to The Muslim Observer’s “Raising Our Ummah” column. She also writes for Seeker’s Guidance, where she shares parenting advice and ideas for nurturing spiritual traditions in childhood. Learn more about her at https://hinakm.com

– More Sr. Hina: https://mcceastbay.org/hina

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

Heba El-Haddad received her undergraduate degree in Psychology of Social Science from UC Irvine, later earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. Heba is an affiliate of the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab, which focuses on providing resources for clinicians, researchers, and community leaders working with the Muslim population. Believing that prevention is superior to intervention, she has worked on promoting awareness on a broad spectrum of topics through seminars, workshops, and lectures through her previous role as a mental health instructor at Kaiser Permanente and currently as a Khalil Center practitioner serving Zaytuna College students. Heba is part of a group of clinicians and scholars who contributed to publishing the new text on the TIIP (Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy) model titled “Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care” for Muslim practitioners nationwide. 

– More Ms. Heba ElHaddad: https://mcceastbay.org/heba

Ali Ardekani, best known by his stage name Baba Ali (Persian: بابا علی), is an Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman, and actor. Although born into a Persian family from Ardakan, Ardekani was raised in a secular, irreligious household in Los Angeles. In 2011, Ardekani founded the Muslim matrimonial website Half Our Deen. Ardekani has traveled the world doing stand-up to a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim audiences. He has performed over 400 events worldwide, including in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, for audiences as large as 40,000. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times and featured in seven episodes of DirecTV’s The Fizz News. In 2015, he starred alongside Omar Regan in the comedy film American Sharia. Ardekani avoids grandstanding and politicizing issues by simply telling it like it is. However, instead of mocking Islam, he uses a comical approach without using offensive material. His sharp-witted style takes a realistic look at the everyday issues Muslims face, including being a Muslim teen in America, attending Muslim weddings, and dealing with cultural issues that have impacted Muslims.

– More Ali Ardekani: https://mcceastbay.org/baba-ali

Mufti Abdul Wahab Waheed was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He began Islamic studies at Jaamiah al-Uloom al-Islamiyyah in Canada, where he became a Hafiz at the age of 11. Upon the completion of his Tahfeedhul Ul Quran, Mufti Abdul Wahab decided to continue his studies in Islamic sciences. He started his 7-year Shariah program in Toronto, Canada, and went even further to pursue higher education in Hadith in Karachi, Pakistan. Mufti Abdul Wahab completed his Hadith Intensive at the renowned Islamic University founded by Sheikh Yusuf Binori RA known as Jamia Binoritown, where he had the fortune of studying under teachers who had received their Ijaazat from Al-Azhar, Madina University, and Ummul Qura. Upon graduation, Mufti Abdul Wahab wanted to pursue his passion for understanding and education in the field of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law. He started his studies at Al Ihsan Institute located in Vancouver, B.C., specializing in Islamic Jurisprudence and Iftā’ under his professors while simultaneously teaching Fiqh and Hadith in the same school. During this time, he also served as a Khateeb and lecturer in the province of British Colombia. He also traveled extensively across North America for Dawah purposes. Throughout his travels, Mufti Abdul Wahab addresses communities across the United States on a wide range of Islamic topics, and InshaAllah continues to do so with the Tawfiq of Allah SWT. Mufti Abdul Wahab is a co-founder at Miftaah Institute and is also a co-founder and director at Michigan Islamic Institute.

Shaykh Jabir Tarin is a registered associate marriage and family therapist. He has served as a teacher at several Islamic institutions, including Dua Seminary, where he teaches the Islamic Sciences and Nur Institute. Shaykh Jabir has previously served as a therapist and spiritual and religious leader through the Muslim Mental Health Initiative at UC Berkeley and served the greater community through the Khalil Center. Currently, he passionately maintains similar roles through Wasilah Connections. Shaykh Jabir’s professional interests include providing mental well-being and spiritual direction to the City of Fremont, integrating Islamic spirituality with mental wellness, and teaching Islamic theology to young adults and college students.

Here is the schedule of our program:

  • 11 a.m. – Introduction
  • 11:30 a.m. – Shaykh Jabir Tarin (The Ideal Muslim Marriage)
  • 12:15 p.m. – Baba Ali (Troubles with Completing Half of Our Deen)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Dhur Break
  • 1:45 p.m. – Mufti Abdul Wahhab (Toxic Masculinity & the Infatuation of Online Personalities)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi (The Mindful Home: Taking Care of the Crisis Within Ourselves)
  • 3:15 p.m. – Asr Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – Hina Khan-Mukhtar (Real Talk: Failing Muslim Marriages)
  • 4:15 p.m. – Heba El- Haddad (Happily Ever Divorced? Divorce Crisis)

We will also have food trucks, coffee, and bazaar vendors on site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(925) 485-1786

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5724 W Las Positas Blvd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States
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