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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 [...]

802, 2024

What is Your Life Plan?

February 8th, 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 [...]

802, 2024

Knowing the Blind Spots in Your Mind

February 8th, 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 [...]

802, 2024

How to Get Rid of Your Beautiful Ideas

February 8th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

2606, 2023

Inspire Retreat – DFW

June 26th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

A leadership development program targeting university/college students and young professionals. The retreat aims to empower leaders in our community by providing training in emotional intelligence, communication, self-awareness, and other professional skills. The retreat is designed for serious and dedicated individuals that are striving for self betterment and empowerment to be active members in their communities. Inayat Moledina is an experienced Leadership Development Facilitator and regularly runs high [...]

2006, 2023

Book Event: This My Love Isn’t Goodbye

June 20th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

We are excited to announce that we will be holding a book talk and signing with author Paul McCoy on his published book, 'This My Love Isn't Goodbye'. Seating is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat and join us on Friday, July 14th, 2023 at 7 p.m. at The Mainstay Foundation's Innovation and Leadership Center. "In search of truth, little did I anticipate that my journey [...]

806, 2023

Rolling Into Eid

June 8th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Join us in celebrating Eid Al-Adha on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023 at 12pm at United Skates of America! Guaranteed to have a blast for females of ALL ages! Best part is, your ticket includes all activities for FREE! registration today!

405, 2023

Mainstay’s Banquet Dinner: A Huge Success

May 4th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Last Friday (4/28/23) we celebrated Mainstay’s annual banquet at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center with hundreds of community supporters. It was a beautiful night that highlighted the innovation and leadership of the foundation as it continues to serve the development of Shia Muslims worldwide from its base in Dearborn, MI, USA. The night started with welcoming remarks from the Foundation’s executive director, Sayyid Abathar Tajaldeen. In addition to the [...]

2702, 2023

Innovation & Leadership Banquet

February 27th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |

Join us for Mainstay’s Innovation & Leadership Banquet Dinner. We are celebrating the Foundation’s commitment to innovation in service and developing the leaders of tomorrow. The dinner will take place on April 28th at 7PM at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center in Dearborn, MI. Sponsor the event and purchase your tables/tickets below

2302, 2023

2023 – DRIVE Retreat

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

The DRIVE Retreat is intended to be a fulfilling summer experience that aims to empower high school students and instill in them a sound sense of identity that will help build their self-esteem and bring a greater sense of self-worth. The retreat centers on personal and spiritual development, providing essential lectures, workshops, and activities that aim to empower and inspire teens. Learning will be reinforced with team building exercises [...]

702, 2023

Press Release: Mainstay Stresses Religious Freedom Protection for Shia Muslims

February 7th, 2023|Categories: Announcements|

Press Release: Mainstay Stresses Religious Freedom Protection for Shia Muslims Press Release Washington, D.C. | February 7, 2023 – over the past few weeks, The Mainstay Foundation has had several meetings with senior officials from the White House, the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs & Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS). We discussed the ongoing [...]

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