Join us on this journey with Shaykh Omar Husain from Qalaam Institute in Arlington. We will be discussing how to recharge our soul, mind, and body under the blessed light of Quran and Sunnah.
Friday Jan 17th, 2020
Session 1 | 7:30pm – 9pm
Saturday Jan 18th, 2020
Session 2 | 10am – 12pm
Lunch | 12pm – 1pm
Session 3 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Imam Asad Zaman is a distinguished leader in Islamic activism, interfaith activities, nonprofit work, education and youth development. He is Executive Director and Imam with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.In 2005, he co-founded the Muslim Day at the Capitol, a model of civic engagement and advocacy that has been replicated in several other states. Asad is active in interfaith activities and has trained a Speakers Bureau to deliver presentations at churches, synagogues, corporate and government offices.In 2011, he co-founded the Minnesota Rabbi Imam Round Table. He has provided training to over 200 police officers serving in various Minnesota police departments. He has chaired the MAS Minnesota convention several times.In 2005, he was appointed by the Governor to the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Upon confirmation by the Minnesota senate, he served on it until 2009.He was previously a policy fellow at Minnesota 2020 and Hubert Humphrey policy fellow at the University of Minnesota. Asad has made Minnesota his home since 1992
Shaykh Omar Husain was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago on a tennis scholarship, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Information Sciences. After graduating, he traveled to Toronto, Canada where he studied the Arabic language and began his journey in the Islamic sciences. He then returned to the United States and worked as a Business Analyst for multiple consulting firms. During this time, he was blessed to complete his memorization of the Quran. He then traveled to Cairo, Egypt, and, along with private studies, enrolled in Al-Azhar University, the oldest institute of Islamic learning in the world. He graduated from the College of Islamic studies and Arabic Language at Al-Azhar. He has actively participated in various youth activities, and MSA study circles as well as, delivered khutbas, lectures, and held classes in various masjids across the U.S.He has also translated the soon to be published masterpiece of Imam Jalāl ad-DīnSuyūṭī, Al-Itqān Fī U’lūm al-Qur’ān “Towards Perfecting the Qur’ānic Sciences.” Currently, he is the Religious Director at the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center (MCECC) in San Antonio, TX. He also teaches the traveling seminar, Afterlife: Journey of the Soul.