UPCOMING EVENTS

All events at the Sacred Learning Center are free of charge. We welcome you to join us in person, however, events are also broadcast online for the convenience of those interested. Of note, in order to attend in person please register as space is limited due to current distancing requirements.

HAJJ SEMINAR 2021

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Saturday, June 19th
1:10 PM (Dhuhr) | 1:30 PM (Live Stream)
Sacred Learning Center

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Saturday, June 19th
1:10 PM (Dhuhr) | 1:30 PM (Live Stream)
Sacred Learning Center

This Annual Hajj Seminar covers the spiritual and legal dimensions of Hajj and Umrah. Topics include preparing for the journey, performing Hajj and Umrah, and the long-term benefits of Hajj and Umrah in our lives. While the seminar is focused on Hajj, many of the lessons and principles discussed are relevant to everyday life.

Of note, this seminar is not affiliated with any particular Hajj group. The principles discussed are relevant to all those who plan on performing Hajj. All are welcome to attend.

Cost: Free of Charge

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RECURRING EVENTS

The following events are held at the Sacred Learning Center on a recurring basis. Registration is not required – all are welcome to attend. Of note, childcare arrangements are cancelled until further notice. Hence, families with children who are unable to sit with their parent for the duration of the program are encouraged to listen online, instead of at the center.

WEEKLY DHIKR GATHERING

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Fridays at Maghrib (Live Stream begins 15 minutes after prayer at the Sacred Learning Center)
Sacred Learning Center

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Fridays at Maghrib (Live Stream begins 15 minutes after prayer at the Sacred Learning Center)
Sacred Learning Center

Join us for a short talk related to furthering our spiritual development, followed by a few minutes of silent, individual dhikr of Allah, the Most High.

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EVENTS-IN-PLANNING

The following events are currently in the planning phase. Please register to receive updates with further details.

SEEKERS’ SESSION

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Sacred Learning Center

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Sacred Learning Center

This gathering is designed for students who have specifically committed to working on their spiritual development. Held once or twice a quarter, specific timings are announced by group text. To receive updates for these sessions, please register below.

Cost: Free of Charge

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SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE – DALLAS, PHOENIX, TORONTO

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Date and Time TBD
Dallas, Phoenix, and Toronto

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Date and Time TBD
Dallas, Phoenix, and Toronto

The Prophet (peace be upon him) spiritually developed the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them), guiding them to excellence (ihsan) in worship and character. This seminar focuses on topics such as spiritual purification (tazkiyah) and excellence (ihsan) in the Holy Quran and the sunnah, the traditional Islamic science of tasawwuf, the benefits of daily Quranic recitation and dhikr, and balancing the body and the soul. Join us for an afternoon to learn how about this life-changing branch of Islamic knowledge.

Cost: Free of Charge

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HOW TO WRITE ARABIC

Sajid Afzal
Saturday, May 22 – Session 2
1:10 PM (Dhuhr) | 1:30 PM CDT (Live Stream)
Sacred Learning Center

Sajid Afzal
Date and Time TBD
Session 3
Sacred Learning Center

Arabic is the chosen language of the Holy Quran and the hadith (statements) of the blessed Messenger. It is no wonder that beauty and blessings arise from every aspect of its expression, including its written word. Grab your pens and sketch pads and join experienced calligrapher Sajid Afzal for a four-part practical session (one Saturday per quarter) that will cover how to write each of the letters of this beautiful language.

Cost: Free of Charge

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ITIKAF 2022

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Ramadan 2022
Thursday, April 21st (Maghrib) to Saturday, April 30th (Maghrib) [tentative]

Sacred Learning Center

Shaykh Husain A. Sattar
Ramadan 2022
Thursday, April 21st (Maghrib) to Saturday, April 30th (Maghrib) [tentative]

Sacred Learning Center

Itikaf involves secluding oneself in the masjid during the last 10 days of Ramadan. During this time, attendees devote themselves to worship of the Lord, seeking forgiveness for past shortcomings, learning about the din, and seeking Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power), which is a night better than a 1000 months. Itikaf is so valuable that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him) performed it annually during his time in Madinah.

The itikaf begins on the 21st night of Ramadan and continues until the end of Ramadan. The Prophetic sunnah is to remain in the masjid during the entire 10 day period; however, shorter stays can also be beneficial. The below registration allows expressing interest in joining itikaf at the Sacred Learning Center. In order to ensure the best possible experience for our attendees, we limit attendance to 150 individuals on any given night. Preference is first given to those who commit to spending the entire 10 days, and then 9 days, and then 8 days, etc., until our maximum limit is reached.

This program is for brothers only. Sisters are encouraged to perform itikaf in a prayer area of their homes – spending as much time as possible engaged in worship, learning, and reflection.

Cost: Free of Charge

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PRIOR EVENTS

Click below on each event below to access video recording and/or handouts.

Topic Date Speaker
Welcome Ramadan April 9 – 10, 2021 Shaykh Husain A. Sattar & Shaykh Basharath Alikhan
How to Write Arabic February 20, 2021 Sajid Afzal
Maintaining Mental Health January 16, 2021 Jawad Pervez, DO & Shaykh Husain A. Sattar, MD
The Prophet’s Emotional Intelligence December 12, 2020 Shaykh Omar Hussaini, MD
Sunnah and Wellness February 8, 2020 Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar & Shaykh Ashhar Ali
Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge November 2, 2019 Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar
Foundations of Tasawwuf September 6 – 8, 2019 Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar

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