Mar. 1 & 2 | Minara in Scottsdale, Arizona | Ustadh Usama Canon & Ustadh Abdullah Ali

Sallam alaykum.


Zaytuna Minara Program

A two-day intensive workshop taught by
Usama Canon & Abdullah Ali
March 1st &2nd, 2008
Scottsdale , Arizona

Zaytuna’s Minara programs are intensive weekend workshops offered for the many Muslims who are searching for sacred knowledge while grappling with the arduous scheduling demands of the modern world. Aimed at bringing high-quality Islamic education to people in their communities in a convenient yet powerful format, this program provides a concentrated educational offering which includes course materials, student exercises, and practical, relevant knowledge for students to apply in their daily efforts to better themselves and strengthen their connection to the Islamic tradition. For more information on Zaytuna’s Minara program, click here

Forming the basis of the Minara curriculum, this seminal text provides clear and effective guidance for rectifying our state as conscientious and productive Muslims. With an emphasis on Taqwa (God-consciousness) and Ikhlas (sincerity), Agenda To Change Our Condition is an indispensable handbook for all Muslims striving for excellence in character and self-refinement. Topics covered include: Practical Steps to Change Our Condition, Taqwa: Its Definition and Its Benefits, The Heart and Its Treatment, and a series of exercises for achieving Taqwa.

“A truly spiritually uplifting experience… Practical steps were outlined, as well as exercises that anyone, from a new Muslim, to a scholar would find beneficial for their souls. “ – Virginia Minara participant


Usama Canon
Born and raised in California , Usama Canon embraced Islam in 1996. Since then he has had the honor of studying various Islamic Sciences both at home and abroad under some of today’s foremost scholars. Currently, Usama serves as an instructor at Zaytuna Institute and as a Muslim Chaplain for the State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Abdullah Ali
Abdullah bin Hamid Ali began the study of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the age of 17. He later studied Arabic, Qur’anic recitation (tajwid) and memorization (hifz), and other introductory topics with Imam Anwar bin Nafea Muhaimin and his brother Anas. He also studied privately and with Dr. Khalid Yahya Blankinship of Temple University . He traveled to Morocco to study the Islamic sciences at the University of Qarawiyyin of Fes . In 2001, he graduated with a license from the Faculty of Shariah to teach the Islamic Sciences (al-ijazah al-‘ulya). In October, Abdullah left a full-time position as chaplain with the State Correctional Institution of Chester, Pennsylvania, after five years, and joined the Zaytuna staff as a resident scholar.

Islamic Center of North East Valley
12125 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale , AZ

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 6:00pm

– $40 per person
– $20 for students (student ID will be required)
– Price includes a copy of “Agenda To Change Our Condition
– Meals, accommodations, and transportation not included
– No children under age 10

Space is limited
For more info:
Phone: (510) 548-1979

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