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Weeklong Girls Camp | Sr. Maryam Awwal

July 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

For girls ages 13-18, join us for an intensive week of spiritual renewal, where we go over Imam al-Haddad’s work, The Lives of Man, and connect ourselves to our Creator by learning the five stages of human life.

Monday – Friday,  July 24 – July 28 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Register required at mcceastbay.org/youth-intensive

About the book

A dramatic exposition of the classical Muslim division of human life into five stages: before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the resurrection, and heaven or hell. Extensive Qur’anic and Hadith references explain the condition of the soul at each stage.

Based on the Qu’ran and Hadith, in this fascinating book, Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through several “lives:” before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden or the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life.

What happens after Death? Who are “Munkar and Nakir?” What will Heaven and Hell be like? What signs should we expect before the day of Judgement? Who is the Dajjal? When will the Mahdi appear?

These and many other questions are answered, on the basis of the Qu’ran and Hadith, in this fascinating book. Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through the “lives:” before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden of the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life.

About the author

Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad lived in Tarim in the Hadramant Valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of twelfth Islamic century. He was a noted authority on the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence, and a writer on devotional matters, both in poetry and prose. His works have been translated into many languages. Imam al-Haddad died in 1132 A.H. having spent his life bringing people to their Lord through his oral and written teaching, and his exemplary life. He was buried in a simple grave in the cemetary at Tarim.

About the Facilitators

Maryam Awwal is a second-year Master of Arts student at Zaytuna College studying Islamic law and legal theory. She has a master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute and is pursuing an associate’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling.

She also has a BA in Liberal Arts & Islamic Studies from Zaytuna College and a BA in Economics from UC Davis. After graduating, she hopes to further her education in various sacred Islamic sciences and support the development of sound Muslim communities in the West.

Zaid Khanani
 is a Marriage and Family Therapy trainee with the City of Fremont, Youth, and Family Services. He graduated from Zaytuna College and completed his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the Wright Institute. Hafiz Zaid continues his formal Islamic Studies with local teachers and scholars overseas. He is a former Islamic Studies teacher at Northstar Islamic School and teaches numerous online classes.

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