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Experience Ziyara – April 2024

2024-02-20T13:41:40-05:00

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 participant to depart not only spiritually enriched but also armed with a deeper comprehension of their faith. Our English-guided tours and comprehensive programming ensure that individuals from diverse backgrounds can engage [...]

Experience Ziyara – April 20242024-02-20T13:41:40-05:00

Fatima: The Flower of Life

2024-02-13T12:01:21-05:00

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 gratitude for your support. Through this promotion, we aim to share the profound teachings and inspiring stories that resonate from the life of Imam Husayn, embodying resilience, hope, and courage in [...]

Fatima: The Flower of Life2024-02-13T12:01:21-05:00

What is Your Life Plan?

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 understand the importance of lifelong learning and adaptability Hajj Haidar Mazen is an academic educator, translator, and language consultant. He holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree [...]

What is Your Life Plan?2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

Knowing the Blind Spots in Your Mind

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 critical thinking skills to assess information and perspectives systematically, reducing the influence of these blind spots. Make Action Plans: Students will develop actionable plans to proactively manage their cognitive blind spots, [...]

Knowing the Blind Spots in Your Mind2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

How to Get Rid of Your Beautiful Ideas

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 will understand the value of refining ideas over time, allowing for evolution and improvement. Hajj Haidar Mazen is an academic educator, translator, and language consultant. He holds a master’s degree [...]

How to Get Rid of Your Beautiful Ideas2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

Negotiation and Communication

2024-02-13T15:30:31-05:00

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, Marketing, and Personal Development. Bazzi commits himself to developing and inspiring young leaders to reach their full potential and has allowed them to find their own voice. wb@wissambazzi.com Date & [...]

Negotiation and Communication2024-02-13T15:30:31-05:00

Impediments and Barriers

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 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 serving as an [...]

Impediments and Barriers2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

A Practical Guide to Dhikr

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 Jami`at al-Zahra in Qom, as well as al-Qaem Institute in the US. Between 2016 and 2018, she taught theology at the Hawza Ilmiyya of England. She is a founding member and [...]

A Practical Guide to Dhikr2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

Support During Times of Grief

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 community. Her practice specializes in depression, anxiety, and family conflict. Malak’s modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which helps clients change their thoughts which influences behavior. She is also EMDR trained, which [...]

Support During Times of Grief2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

Etiquettes of the Holy Qur’an

2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00

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 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 serving as an advisor and trustee [...]

Etiquettes of the Holy Qur’an2024-02-13T12:01:22-05:00
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