SeekersHub hosts Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah: “Walking The Way of The Prophet — The Trodden Path”

SeekersHub hosts Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah: “Walking The Way of The Prophet — The Trodden Path”

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from Dr. Umar as he teaches throughout Toronto and Montreal during his month-long tour this December 2011.

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SeekersHub Fundraising Dinner with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and Imam Afroz Ali

We would like to inform you that this event has been postponed indefinitely, and will not be taking place during Dr. Umar Abd-Allah’s current tour with SeekersHub. We’ll announce this event as soon as it is re-scheduled, insha’Allah.

In Conversation with Dr. Umar: In-depth “town hall” style discussions

Dr. Umar and a guest panel will discuss Islam and culture in historical and contemporary contexts. Discussions will be centered around relevant papers authored by Dr. Umar. Attendees will be expected to have familiarity with these papers – they’re included in the reading package for the attendees, downloadable here. These events will be held on the following dates and times:
Saturday DEC 03/2011 — 7pm to 9pm
Saturday DEC 10/2011 — 7pm to 9pm
Friday DEC 16/2011 — 7pm to 9pm with another honoured guest, Imam Afroz Ali from SeekersHub Sydney (Australia)
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The Book of Wisdom – Ibn Ata’illah: Commentary and Key Insights

Dr. Umar will share the timeless wisdom of Shaykh Ibn Ata’illah’s aptly named book, and how we may apply it today in our daily lives. These events will be held on the following dates and times:
Saturday DEC 03/2011 — 11am to 12.30pm
Saturday DEC 10/2011 — 11am to 12.30pm
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Women-only class with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah

Dr. Umar will conduct 2 classes dedicated to a women-only audience. Classes will also feature a Q&A period. More information about what will be covered will be announced shortly. The classes will be held on the on the following dates and times:
Sunday DEC 04/2011 — 11am to 1pm
Sunday DEC 11/2011 — 11am to 1pm

Serving Our Neighbours: A film screening and a followup discussion

The Ansaar Project will be screening Spaces and Places: Uncovering Homelessness in the Region of Peel – a 15-minute film on homelessness in the Peel Region. More details on this event will be announced soon.
Tuesday DEC 06/2011 — 7pm to 9pm
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Regular Evening Classes: with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah, Imam Zaid Shakir, and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

On Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm, our regular classes by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Imam Zaid Shakir will be complemented by a commentary and Q&A session with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah.

Other events around the GTA with Dr. Umar Abd-Allah

Dr. Umar will deliver a series of programs around the Greater Toronto Area. Keep checking back for an updated list of dates, times and locations for these events.

Friday Sermon: DEC 16/2011 — 12.30pm, at International Muslim Organization of Toronto (IMO), 65 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto ON M9W 1P1.

Quran Khatam for brothers, at Lote Tree Learning and Resource Centre: Wednesday DEC 07/2011 — 7pm. Attendees are expected to read one (or more) juz in entirety ahead of time at home. Please choose the juz you will be reading at home using this spreadsheet. Any remaining juz will be recited at the event, followed by a collective prayer. After the event, attendees will visit a local restaurant for dinner.

Sunday DEC 18/2011 — 10.00am to 6.00pm | “Witnesses Over Mankind: Manifesto of Islamic History”, hosted by Qurba Academy.

Select programs will be broadcast online. Check back here regularly for the latest dates, times, and locations as they are posted. Please support this tour – circulate this page among family and friends via email and social media.

About Dr. Umar Abd-Allah

Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah (Wymann-Landgraf) is an independent international Islamic scholar. He taught Arabic and Islamic studies for a number of years at the universities of Windsor (Canada), Temple, Michigan, in Granada (Spain), at King Abd al-Aziz University (Jeddah), and worked as the scholar-in-residence at the Nawawi Foundation (Chicago). He lectures, writes, conducts research, and teaches courses on Arabic, Islamic law, theology, ethics, and spirituality, famous women in Islam, comparative religions, and various aspects of world and Islamic history through the ages in conjunction with numerous Islamic organizations around the world.

Umar Abd-Allah was born in Nebraska and raised as a Protestant Christian. In 1970, while doing graduate studies at Cornell University, he embraced Islam shortly after reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He received his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Chicago in 1978 in Arabic and Islamic Studies and wrote his dissertation on the origins of Islamic law. He has authored a number of books and articles over the years, among them Malik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period, “One God, Many Names,” “Islam and the Cultural Imperative,” “Living Islam with Purpose,” and A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb.