People

“Mainstay has helped with our educational and development sessions with the students… they offer effective direction and are always keeping the end in mind.”

– Hala Hazimi, MAYA School Principal, Dearborn, MI

At the end of the day, it is all about people. Individuals make up organizations and communities. Without a diligent effort focused on individuals, we would be losing a lot in what it means to develop a community. Focusing on individuals essentially means focusing on education.

Education and development permeates almost every part of the foundation’s work. Though we have several stand-alone initiatives, education and development finds its way in all that we do. One of the highlights of the Foundation’s educational development work is its dynamic seminars, classes and retreats. The topics of the sessions have ranged from technical religious education like jurisprudence to personal development and leadership courses.

We have held programs in local cities as well as online through video conferencing applications. In 2015, we went on to launch an initiative of engagement with the scholars of the Islamic Seminary of Najaf. In all of these programs, our participants have taken away inspiration for self-betterment. They developed their knowledge-base, as well as their appreciation for education and scholarly work.