Programs

Summer Programs

Lessons From The Lives Of The Prophets

Lessons From The Lives of The Prophets is a lecture series hosted on Zoom meetings for children in middle school. The series will aim to uncover aspects of the lives of the Prophets from which children can draw parallels to their own lives and better understand their history. This series will be graciously led by Mufti Anas Shaikh.

Being Muslim

Being Muslim is a program, hosted on Zoom, that will combine learning environments to create a thought-stimulating week for attendees. The program will include a tafsir class that will go through select passages of the Quran. In addition, halaqaat will focus on faith based questions that young men and women may have as they go through early adulthood. Alternating between the tafsir classes and the halaqaat, the program will aim to strengthen their foundations in Islam. This program will be best suited for high schoolers and up. This program will be led by Mufti Anas Shaikh.

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Deen Essentials

Selections from the Book of Assistance of Imam Al-Haddad

Sakinah Institute welcomes you to a weekly halaqa focusing on knowledge, belief, prophetic practice, and spirituality. This halaqa aims to create an opportunity to build, strengthen, and adapt our understanding of essential elements of the Deen in a way to make it more practical, impactful, and enriching in our daily lives. It is be led by Br. Saleh Clemons and meets on the first 3 Saturdays of the month.

This summer we will examine a selection of chapters from the famous and valuable text by the scholar, Imam Abdullah Bin ‘Alawi Al-Haddad, who is one of the most notable figures of the thousand year tradition of scholars from Hadramawt, Yemen. In particular, we will study the chapters on Repentance, Hope & Fear, Prayer in Congregation, and Acquiring Sacred Knowledge as an approach and response to our collective experiences from COVID-19 and the wave of protests across the country. This course will imbue a program of thought through the sagacity of Imam Al-Haddad to carry us forward, inshaAllah.

Sufism: Its Essence & the Traits of Its People

Sufism (Tasawwuf), the path of spiritual purification, is the essence of Islam. Ironically, misunderstandings regarding it remain prevalent. This class will explore Sufism and the traits of its true people. Any claims that contradict these qualities have no authentic connection with Sufism. The text for this class is authored by Al-Habib Umar bin Hafiz and translated by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. Ustadh Amjad will be teaching this class.

Ongoing Programs

Prophetic Approach to Trials and Tribulations

We often find ourselves in trying and precarious situations when dealing with trials and tribulations. But there is no better way to to understand our difficulties than in light of the life of the Prophet (Peace be upon him). Every month, Nihal Khan takes us into his life to learn how he dealt with trials and tribulations throughout his life. Learn more about Nihal Khan here.

Social and Spiritual Book Club

Sakinah Institute hosts a monthly book club meeting. During the meeting, everyone engages in the remembrance of Allah and the Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam) through dhikr, led by Ustadh Ebadur Rahman followed by a discussion on the past reading. Members of the community enjoy sharing their favorite passages and reflections. The evenings are capped off with refreshments. The book club is currently meeting virtually on Zoom. Register below to get all the details for upcoming meetings!

In 2019, we completed Our Master Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, his Sublime Character & Exalted Attributes : Vol 1 by Shaykh 'Abdallah Sirajuddin al-Husayni. Currently, we are reading Lost Islamic History by Firas Alkhateeb.

Deen Essentials

Sakinah Institute welcomes you to a weekly halaqa focusing on knowledge, belief, prophetic practice, and spirituality. This halaqa aims to create an opportunity to build, strengthen, and adapt our understanding of essential elements of the Deen in a way to make it more practical, impactful, and enriching in our daily lives. It is be led by Br. Saleh Clemons and meets on the first 3 Saturdays of the month.

Br. Saleh is covering several books and began with a focus around “Adh-Dhakheera Al-Musharrafa”, or The Glorious Treasure, written and compiled by Al-Habib Umar Bin Muhammad Bin Salim Bin Hafidh, may Allah preserve him. Currently, we are going through various selections from the Book of Assistance of Imam Al-Haddad. who is one of the most notable figures of the thousand year tradition of scholars from Hadramawt, Yemen.

Deen Essentials is currently meeting virtually on our Facebook page. Register below to get all the details for upcoming meetings!

Sakinah Outings

Sakinah Institute hosts regular trips that aim to strengthen our bonds within our community. Our first trip was to the grave of Malcolm X where the community reflected and soaked in the words of our guest Imam Zaid Shakir.

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Monthly Program

Sakinah Institute hosts a monthly program geared towards the betterment of the community. Past monthly programs include topics such as community building, psycho-spiritual wellness, and the American-Muslim identity. Speakers have included Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Hamza Maqbool, Ibn Ali Miller, and Dr. Menahal Begawala. Keep an eye out for announcements of upcoming monthly programs!