Intimate Halaqa: Relating to God and His Creation

Saturday evenings, once a month


 

 

Saturday Evenings, once a month rotating between Canton/Northville and Bloomfield Hills/Troy

Join us for a blessed and uplifting evening of soulful reflection as we reconvene with a new and exciting series based on the Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdom) of Shaykh Ibn ‘Ata’Allah al-Sakandari with visiting scholar, Shaykh Walead Mosaad. 

The next halaqa will be hosted by Salmaan Quader and Asra Hamzavi in Bloomfield Hills on Saturday, February 10th at 8PM.

Limited Seating. RSVP to secure your seat at http://bit.ly/intimatehalaqa. Babysitting will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at $5/child.

About the Series

The Hikm (as it’s commonly referred to) is written by the same author of the text, Taj al-Arus, that we had been covering in previous halaqas. The Hikm of Ibn Ata’Allah is the inspiring explanation of the soul’s journey through this life, as determined through the Qur’an and Sunna. Along with his treatises and intimate discourses, the substantive feature of the work is the author’s 264 spiritual aphorisms (hikam)­—concise, comprehensive and sublime sayings on self-purification (tazkiya) and guidelines to help strengthen the relationship between humans and their Lord. Shaykh Walead Mosaad will offer relevant commentary on the text and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss further in order to benefit on a deeper level. 

About the Teacher

Dr. Walead Mohammed Mosaad is a teacher and researcher of the Islamic sciences. His lectures and podcasts are found on the SeekersHub portal, an online teaching platform reaching students worldwide.

He has studied the classical Islamic tradition and its various disciplines with the ulama of Damascus, Cairo, Yemen, and Morocco, in addition to completing academic degrees from Rutgers University, the Fath Islamic Seminary in Damascus, al-Azhar University in Cairo, the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK.

He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition.