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1605, 2024

Navigating The Marriage Roadmap

May 16th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Gain better insight and understanding of marriage, potential conflicts and benefits. Learn how to navigate through marriage and effectively deal with obstacles, conflicts, and reap the benefits. Ilwiyyah Buthaina Bahrelelom Buthaina Bahar Alaloom, PhD LPC is a mental health counselor in private practice focusing on women’s issues and youth. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Clinical Mental Health [...]

2504, 2024

Knowing the Blind Spots in Your Mind

April 25th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Know that You Have Blind Spots: Students will learn how to recognize their cognitive blind spots, uncovering potential biases or gaps in their thinking. Understand the Impact: Students will explore how these blind spots affect decision-making and personal and professional relationships. Stay Open-minded: Students will learn how to foster an environment of open-mindedness, encouraging a willingness to consider different viewpoints for a broader perspective. Think Critically: Students will develop [...]

1904, 2024

Intro to Islamic Beliefs 1: Tawhid

April 19th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

The student will learn core concepts about the central tenant of Islam - Tawhid Hajj Mohamed Ali Banoon  is a practicing attorney based in Dearborn, MI. He is the Secretary of the Board of Directors at the Mainstay Foundation. Banoon has served with a number of nonprofit organizations for over several years in various capacities, where he has been using his legal and analytical skills to advance his communities. [...]

204, 2024

Knowing Your True Self

April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

How to assess and implement your identity and self Sister Malak Berro is a licensed clinical therapist, with a masters degree in Social Work. Malak has been in the field for about 13 years. Her experience ranges from inpatient mental health clinics, to now having her private practice. Malak has worked with many different populations in California and has returned to this city to do outreach to our [...]

204, 2024

How to Get Rid of Your Beautiful Ideas

April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Learn Detachment: Students will learn how to acquire skills to detach from ideas, enabling open-minded exploration of alternatives emotionally. Boost Critical Thinking: Students will improve critical thinking to evaluate ideas objectively, considering practicality and relevance. Accept Feedback: Students will develop the ability to welcome constructive feedback, fostering continuous improvement. Enhance Decision-Making: Students will refine decision-making by letting go of fixed notions and adopting a rational approach. Embrace Iteration: Students [...]

204, 2024

What is Your Life Plan?

April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Goal Setting: Students will learn the importance of setting short-term and long-term goals. Strategic Planning: Students will learn the significance of creating a strategic plan to achieve their objectives. Career Planning: Students will gain valuable insights into career planning, skill development, and pursuing meaningful work. Reflective Practices: Students will use reflective practices, helping them evaluate their values, interests, and priorities in shaping their life plans. Lifelong Learning: Students will [...]

3003, 2024

Inspire Retreat – Kansas City

March 30th, 2024|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Discover Your Superpower Harnessing your Strengths through Self-Awareness (using MBTI) OVERVIEW This is a high energy, interactive workshop that aims to increase self-awareness and improve communication skills of participants by using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) framework. The participants will undertake a series of exercises and discussions designed to help them tap into their unique, God-given strengths. Participants will be guided on a journey of self-discovery to recognize and [...]

503, 2024

DRIVE 2024

March 5th, 2024|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

DRIVE is a transformative summer experience for high school students, focused on personal growth and empowerment. Through a blend of workshops, lectures, team building exercises, and engaging activities like sports, lake adventures, and social gatherings, participants are inspired to develop a strong sense of identity and self-esteem. Campers interact with mentors while enjoying Camp Taha's scenic setting from June 20 to June 23, 2024, for a holistic journey towards [...]

2602, 2024

A Blueprint for Shia Islamic Weekend School Success

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

School administrators will explore strategies for designing and developing a comprehensive and culturally sensitive curriculum.School administrators will gain financial management skills and learn effective fundraising strategies to support the school. School administrators will understand the process of student admission and enrollment and explore strategies for attracting and retaining students. School administrators will explore methods for fostering positive relationships with the school community, parents, and local stakeholders. School administrators will explore [...]

2602, 2024

Beyond Bulletpoints: The Art of Resume Writing

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Students will learn to identify and understand the essential components of a well-crafted resume. Students will understand the importance of highlighting achievements and quantifiable impact in each resume section. Students will develop skills in customizing resumes for specific job descriptions. Students will learn formatting best practices, including font choice, bullet points, and layout. Students will understand the importance of incorporating relevant keywords for applicant tracking systems (ATS). Hajj [...]

2602, 2024

Crisp & Correct: The APA Style Workshop

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Students will learn how to appropriately paraphrase, cite sources, and create a reference list to uphold academic integrity. Students will learn the fundamental elements of APA formatting, including title pages, running heads, and page margins. Students will master the art of in-text citations according to APA guidelines. Students will learn to effectively use headings and subheadings to organize and structure their APA papers. Students will gain proficiency in creating [...]

1402, 2024

Experience Ziyara – April 2024

February 14th, 2024|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Join us on a unique experience with Mainstay, where every Ziyara in Iraq is an unparalleled experience and another opportunity to further connect with the Imams (as). Whether you're a first-time pilgrim or an experienced traveler, our spiritual retreat to Najaf, Karbala, Kadhimiya, and Samarra in Iraq is one that you won’t want to miss. At Mainstay, our commitment goes beyond merely facilitating your visit; we aspire for every [...]

1302, 2024

Fatima: The Flower of Life

February 13th, 2024|Categories: Announcements|

In honor of the auspicious occasion of the birth of Imam Husayn (a), we are delighted to extend a special promotion to our cherished readers. With every purchase of "Fatima: The Flower of Life," we are honored to offer a complimentary free copy of "Husayn: Saga of Hope." This gesture not only celebrates the remarkable life and legacy of Imam Husayn but also serves as a token of our [...]

502, 2024

Negotiation and Communication

February 5th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

The students will learn methods of thinking to protect their interests while protecting the interest of everyone else that is involved. Hajj Wissam Bazzi is an entrepreneur, author, and one of the nation's elite life and business strategists. He has worked with high-level CEO's of Multi-Million dollar companies and is recognized in the Direct Sales industry as on of the top training experts in coaching Leadership, Management, Sales, [...]

502, 2024

Impediments and Barriers

February 5th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

What kind of impediments stop a person from understanding the Holy Quran? Whether these obstacles are apparent or hidden, a person should be aware of these reasons that may stop them from acquiring the meanings of the Holy Quran. Through better reflection on these reasons, a person will be able to digest the words of God. H. Bahrelelom is a strategist, lecturer, and public intellectual. His studies under the [...]

3001, 2024

A Practical Guide to Dhikr

January 30th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Defining dhikr and its antonym, ghaflah. Understanding the benefits of dhikr and effects of ghaflah. Exploring different forms of dhikr. Other practical tips, time-permitting Elweya Israa Safieddine is a teacher and educational consultant from Michigan who specializes in Islamic instruction and educational training. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she earned an MA in public administration with a focus in assessment and evaluation. She also studied at [...]

2201, 2024

Support During Times of Grief

January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Processing grief during these difficult times. Learning how to cope. Sister Malak Berro is a licensed clinical therapist, with a masters degree in Social Work. Malak has been in the field for about 13 years. Her experience ranges from inpatient mental health clinics, to now having her private practice. Malak has worked with many different populations in California and has returned to this city to do outreach to our [...]

1701, 2024

Etiquettes of the Holy Qur’an

January 17th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

We all put the time and effort to read the Holy Quran. Have you thought to yourself, how best to engage with the Book of God. How to best read His words and extend yourself to understand the meanings. Students will learn some outer, apparent and esoteric etiquettes to explore the Holy Quran. H. Bahrelelom is a strategist, lecturer, and public intellectual. His studies under the tutelage of the [...]

1701, 2024

Mini Habits

January 17th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Positive habits can multiply your results and success. Yet, anyone who has tried to change existing habits or build new habits will know how difficult it can be. This class presents a strategy of using “mini habits” to overcome your brain’s natural resistance so you can add healthy habits permanently to your life. H. Bahrelelom is a strategist, lecturer, and public intellectual. His studies under the tutelage of the [...]

1501, 2024

S.T.R.E.S.S. Management

January 15th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

Major components of S.T.R.E.S.S. acronym (Self discipline, Time management, Relaxation, Empowerment, Spirituality, and Self preservation) Elweya Buthaina Bahrelelom PhD LPC is a mental health counselor in private practice focusing on women’s issues and youth. Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Clinical Mental Health graduate online program. Date & Time  Monday: January 29, 2024 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM Monday: February [...]

1501, 2024

The Holy Qur’an – A Historical Overview

January 15th, 2024|Categories: Announcements, Courses|Tags: |

They will learn the different names of the Holy Quran, the stages of revelation, how the quran was safeguarded from alteration, and how was it written and compile. H. Bahrelelom is a strategist, lecturer, and public intellectual. His studies under the tutelage of the professors of the Islamic Seminary, and his lectures in communities across the globe, have ranged across theology, jurisprudence, philosophy, ethics, and community development.In addition to [...]

2307, 2023

Inspire Retreat – DC

July 23rd, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Attendees will delve into practical strategies for understanding, managing, and harnessing their emotions as powerful tools for growth. Through dynamic exercises, real-world scenarios, and interactive discussions, participants will refine their communication styles, learning to convey thoughts and emotions with clarity, empathy, and authenticity. The retreat is designed for serious and dedicated individuals that are striving for self betterment and empowerment to be active members in their communities. [...]

307, 2023

Experience Ziyara – 2023

July 3rd, 2023|Categories: Announcements, Muharram|Tags: |

Introduction Whether it is your first time or tenth, experiencing Ziyara with Mainstay is one of a kind. Join us for a spiritual retreat in Iraq — the Cradle of Civilization and the Home of the Shrine Cities: Najaf, Karbala, Kadhimiya and Samarra. We are committed to having everyone who joins to not only leave spiritually uplifted in their journey to the shrine cities, but to come away with [...]

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