EXPERIENCE ZIYARA 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 a greater understanding of their faith. This guaranteed through English guides and programming to allow all who participate to learn in the language they understand best. Experience Ziyara — not [...]
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The INSPIRE Retreat 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. Our Speakers / Presenters Details about the Retreat Date: November 12, 2022 Time: 9AM - 4PM PST Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim - North (3100 E. Frontera St. Anaheim, CA 92806) Retreat Cost : $75 (includes breakfast & lunch) [...]
The INSPIRE Retreat The INSPIRE Retreat is a leadership development program targeting university students and young professionals, specifically targeting the American Shia Muslim Community. The INSPIRE Retreat is part of a larger capacity building initiative that aims to empower young leaders in our community by providing training that revolves around innovation, 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. Our Speakers / Presenters Details about the Retreat Date: October 8, 2022 Time: 9AM - [...]
The Najaf Retreat’s Aims and Objectives: Opportunity for young leaders in our communities to be exposed to the rich Islamic heritage in Iraq by visiting the Holy Shrines and connecting with scholars in the Islamic Seminary in Najaf. Connect the young community leaders and Muslim professionals in the West with the knowledge hub in Najaf – the center of Islamic learning. Participants will engage directly with the senior-most ranking scholars of the seminary and benefit from their knowledge and experience. An opportunity for scholars to better understand the the youth and pertinent issues they face across communities in the west. [...]
HUSAYN The SAGA OF HOPE Hajj Jalal Moughania is a lawyer, lecturer, and author. He has written and translated original works on Islam such as Grand Ayatollah M.S. Al-Hakeem’s ‘Marjaeya: A Candid Conversation’. He is the co-author of ‘The Pope Meets the Ayatollah: An Introduction to Shi’a Islam’. His most recent work is a historical narrative on the life of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, ‘Ali: The Elixir of Love’. EVENT INFORMATION September 10th, 2022 6:00PM EST The Mainstay Foundation Innovation & Leadership Center 15170 N. Commerce [...]
Introduction Building on the success of the Husayni Expressions Competition over the last five years, The Mainstay Foundation is proud to continue this effort and host a national competition that will bring out amazing talent and creativity all in the service of Imam Husayn (as). In its enhanced format, the Husayni Expressions Competition aims to provide an effective platform to encourage and inspire the youth to utilize their creative talents to serve The Ahlulbayt (as). Be it a poem, portrait, latmiya, video presentation, or any other form of creativity, it is through our expressions that we propagate the undying message of The [...]
Husayn Service Day (Saturday, July 20th, 2022) is a national day of service in honor of the legacy of Imam Husayn (a). For the 6th year in a row, we are coming together to give back to our communities. This national day of service honor the teachings of Imam Husayn through acts of service and giving back. Whether it is gardening at your local mosque or church, helping the elderly, donating blood, or serving meals at a soup kitchen, we invite you to go out and serve your community. Join us in extending our hands to others. Like Imam Husayn, let [...]
THE PROPHET'S HEIR, The Life of Ali Ibn Ali Talib Dr. Hassan Abbas is Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the Near East South Asia Strategic Studies Centre (NESA), at the National Defense University in Washington DC. He also serves as a senior advisor at Harvard University’s Program on Shiism and Global Affairs at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Earlier he served as professor and department chair at National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs (2011-2019) and as the Distinguished Quaid i Azam Professor at Columbia University (2009-2011). He held various fellowships including at Harvard Law School’s Islamic [...]
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful The office of His Eminence, the Supreme Religious Authority Sayyid Ali al-Sistani, may God prolong his life. Peace, mercy, and blessings of God upon you. In a few days, the anniversary of the birth of Imam al-Mahdi (may God hasten his honorable reappearance) will come upon us, in the middle of Shaʿbān. On this joyous occasion, please explain what our master, the Supreme Authority, sees as the obligation of the Shīʿah of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) during the time of his absence, may God’s peace be upon him? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]