Muslim Space’s Weekend Institute will bring together Muslims in the Austin area for a weekend workshop designed to introduce participants to Islamic Law. This training will encourage participants to become credible moderate Muslim voices in their communities. The overarching goal of this session will be to convey confidence in the individual worshiper. How can one understand scripture and tradition at a basic level in order to make decisions in life and not feel compelled to solely rely on an Imam or Sheikh for guidance.
Islamic scholar Ghada Ghazal will facilitate this educational and empowering workshop.
Topics to be covered:
Fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence
Understanding the Science of Hadith
Maqasid Al-Shariah (goals and objectives of shariah)
The Ethics of Intellectual Disagreement
Tafsir, Ta’wil, & Taddubur/Contemplating the Qur’an
Islamic View of Gender and Family
You can download the weekend schedule here
This workshop is open to both women and men. Participants are asked to bring along a copy of the Qur’an (Arabic-English) as well as submitting at least one question that they wish to learn about during the workshop.
Each day’s program will begin at 8:30 am and finish at 5:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and all day refreshments will be provided.
Cost for the entire weekend is $100/participant. Deadline to register is 1/08/2020
*Sustaining Supporter Discount Code applies
More about the workshop’s presenter Ghada Ghazal:
Ms. Ghazal has Qur’an Ijazah (Qira’at Ash-Shatibiyyah) and is Qur’an Hafizah (one who memorized the Qur’an). She is also in the process of acquiring Ijazah in Hadith (Sahih al-Bukhari). Ms. Ghazal has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Religions from Hamad Bin Khalifa University; her thesis was a study of the praise of Prophet Muhammad in the poetry of contemporary Arab Christian poets. In addition, she obtained a Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick in the UK, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Homs University in Syria. She holds a BA degree in Shari’ah and Law from Damascus. Ms. Ghazal has engaged in numerous meetings and conferences involving interfaith education and dialogue, in several countries such as Egypt, Lebanon, Netherlands, Iran, Indonesia, Denmark, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Jordan, Australia, Sudan, Qatar, Bahrain, and USA.
Many of you may be familiar with Ms. Ghazal as she presented at our Women’s Qiyam service last Ramadan.