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24 February 2024 / 14. Shabaan 1445

ALI: Online Courses, Workshops and Webinars

The Academy for Learning Islam will be hosting the following Online Courses, Workshops and Webinars over the months of May and June 2014:
ALI 265: Enhancing the Daily Prayers
Most Muslims say their salāt but many find it challenging to achieve the spirituality and presence of heart which makes the salāt an act of soaring to the Lord. This course will look at fiqhī (jurisprudential) and ‘irfāni (spiritual) aspects of salāt with the aim of offering prayers to get us closer to the Creator. The course will also provide guidance on the basic rules of preparing and saying prayers correctly.

Dates: 4 Wednesdays, May 7 - 28, 2014
Timings: 9.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. EDT (Toronto/NY time)
Instructor: Hasanayn Kassamali
Registration Link:

ALI 266 (for ladies): Spiritual Growth 
The course will study chapters from the book Ethics and Spiritual Growth by Sayyid Mujtaba Musawi Lari ( ). We will discuss movement towards perfection, intellect, personality, and responsibilities of the human being.
Dates: 4 Mondays, May 5 - 26, 2014.
Timings: 9.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. EST (Toronto/NY time)
Instructor: Sr. Tahera Kassamali
Registration Link:

ALI 267: Islamic Nutritional Wisdom - II
Many of us know Hadith of the Masumeen (a) about food and the nutritional habits such as having a pinch of salt before and after a meal, not drinking with our meals, chewing our food well, keeping 1/3 of our stomachs empty and more. How many of us really put these pearls of wisdom into practice? During this workshop we will attempt to understand the nutritional logic behind these words of wisdom. We will also discuss practical tips on implementing them to achieve optimum health.
Instructor: Sr. Aziza Meghjee
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Timings: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon EST (Toronto/NY time)
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ALI 268: The Healing Art of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for healing the mind, body and spirit. Essential oils are non-oily substances that are extracted from plants. Aromatherapy has been used by ancient civilizations for health and beauty. Fatma Zaidi is an Aromatherapist with 20 years of experience and will share with you the many ways you can use and benefit from the Art and Science of Aromatherapy in your home and life.
Instructor: Sr Fatima Zaidi
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Timings: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon EDT (Toronto/NY time)
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ALI 269: Keeping Healthy in the month of Holy Ramadhān
Whilst the main focus of fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadhan is to benefit from its spiritual, ethical and social aspects, it is also important to pay special attention towards the effect that fasting may have on the health of the individual especially as we approach the hot summer months where fasts are also longer in duration. By minimizing the physical and health challenges of the person fasting, one may be able to focus and concentrate more on the spiritual and religious benefits of this great holy month. This 90 minute course will focus on: a) The relationship between health and fasting  b) The importance of healthy eating habits especially during long fasts c) The adjustments needed in people who may already be suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease etc.
Instructor: Dr. Akber Mithani
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Timings: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon EDT (Toronto/NY time)
Registration Link:

Please note: There is no registration fees for online courses. However, we request the registrants to attend all the sessions of the course/webinar they register in. 

Donations for online courses are welcome and can be paid online at .

For more information please email :  [email protected]

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