Sacred Time Project Winter 2010
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Hosted by the Muslim Students Association at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Sacred Time Project is a weekend-long retreat devoted to developing its participants both mentally and spiritually. The purpose of the program has been to serve participants with a basic knowledge of Islam and impart within them an appreciation for the religion's texts, scholars, and sciences in modern-day context.
Shaykh Omar Qureshi
Shaykh Omar Qureshi completed his Bachelor's degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Microbiology in 1995 and later obtained a M.Ed. in Science Education Curriculum and Instruction from the same institution. As a teacher in Saudi Arabia, he also studied various Islamic Sciences with Sh. Salman Abu-Ghuddah. He continued his Islamic studies in Damascus, Syria at Ma'had al-Tahdhib wa-l-Ta'lim and privately with local Damascene scholars such as Sh. Hussain Darwish. Currently Omar is an upper school science teacher at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago. In addition to teaching, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education and Comparative Education at Loyola University in Chicago, where he is focusing on Muslim moral educational philosophy. He is also a teacher at SeekersGuidance.
Ustadh Faisal Matadar
Ustadh Faisal Matadar studied Religion at George Washington University. After developing an early love of languages through formal studies of both Latin and Spanish, Ustadh Faisal went on to devote his energies to the Arabic language, studying under scholars from al-Azhar University. He went on to serve as a Lecturer in Arabic at George Washington, as well as teaching private classes at Georgetown, Howard University, and other venues in the Washington area. His studies in Arabic and Islamic Studies have taken him throughout the Middle East, including Mauritania, the UAE, and Egypt. He presently serves as an Executive Director of the Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan and as a Curriculum Development adviser to Fawakih Institute.
Advance Payment (Including online payment) - $20 for students, $25 for general
At the Door - $30
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