October 5, 2017

Workshops

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Available Workshops

Drugs

Weed, a common recreational drug on campuses, is considered now to be one of the most dangerous and a gateway drug with fatal consequences for many young adults. Join this open and frank discussion; and bring all questions, remarks, and concerns to the table.

Activism

This interactive session and workshop will help to elucidate Islam’s view on activism and being engaged with our entire community through proofs from the Qur’an and Hadith; the benefits and repercussions.

Marriage

Young people dream of marrying someone that will keep them happy for the rest of their life. But then why are there so many marital problems and divorces. In this workshop we will have an interactive session on the criteria of selecting the right spouse. Imam Muhammad Nur Abdullah, a member of the North American Fiqh Council says  “Marriage is a commitment and relationship that starts in this Dunya (world) and should continue In sha Allah in Paradise together,” he adds “Young people intention should be to look for someone with whom they can build a happy family”.

Addiction

According to Psychology Today, “Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health.” People who develop an addiction in essence are harming themselves without knowing. The workshop aims at exploring the Islamic approach to overcoming addiction.

Mental Health

Muslims often shy away from discussing topics regarding mental health. Depression, anxiety and mental health conditions are not illnesses that Muslims are immune from.    In this workshop, we will learn about the importance of mental health in the Muslim community, how it affects us, and how we can stay mentally healthy.

Atheism

This training will look at the Atheist narrative and deconstruct it. It will give you some tools to engage Atheist and/or Agnostics in a compassionate and intellectual manner.

Islamophobia

Since 9/11, Muslims have been the target of hate and fear mongering. What can we do to overcome these challenges?

Gender Relations

Without a moral reference point as a guide, the subjects of dating, love, sexuality, lust, and cross-gender relationships become confusing and potentially harmful for many young men and women. In Islam, however, there is no shame in discussing these matters, with etiquette, openly and frankly in order to address every question and concern.

Unity

Muslims in the United States are a diverse community made up of multiple ethnicities and cultures. But we have been divided for too long.  It’s time to unite and work together as brothers and sisters in faith to build a strong Muslim community.

Racism

Systemic and interpersonal racism exists and it impacts us as American Muslims. What are some ways in which racism weakens our communities? What are some practical ways our knowledge of racism can help us build power together?

Conflict Transformation

This workshop will explore constructive ways of dealing with the differences and diversity among groups. The workshop utilizes both experiential education and Islamic stories and texts will give a taste of a more extensive training that can be conducted for the larger Muslim community.

Social Justice

There appear to be a gap between living our faith as devout believers performing modes of worship and issues of social justice. Islam began as a movement for social justice. Islam demands that justice be established for the benefit of the entire humanity regardless of one’s faith affiliation, race, ethnic background and skin color. The workshop will explore the types of injustices we are facing today and the challenges for overcoming these injustices.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a national epidemic that the Muslim community is not immune from. Learn about this plague in an open conversation as we search for practical solutions to this reluctantly discussed topic.  Join our experts and learn about what Michigan laws and Islamic teachings say regarding this subject.

Interfaith Activism

What does it mean to embrace Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community at a moment when the seeds of hatred, distrust, and fear are being sown? This workshop will offer a space for conversation about the importance of forging alliances across movements to resist the myriad injustices we are facing, including Islamophobia, white supremacy, the travel ban, deportations, and economic injustice.

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