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STRESSED OUT: The Struggle for Success

Posted by Dr. Rania Awaad on Jun 17, 2016 9:46:59 AM

Dr. Rania Awaad guides us through stress reduction strategies and techniques that can help us benefit from the blessings of Ramadan. Reducing stress in our lives can put our minds and bodies in a better state, God willing, to take advantage of the manifold spiritual opportunities this month offers.
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Topics: General, Ramadan, Mental Health, holy month of ramadan, female muslim scholars, zen, stress, reducing stress in ramadan

Shafi'i Class

Posted by Rania Awaad on Dec 15, 2015 12:04:57 AM

This year’s Islamic Law- Shafi’i Fiqh- class is truly unique. Allah SWT clearly has a special plan in store for us this year! I must first mention that is really an honor to be the first female instructor of the Islamic Sciences of Zaytuna College. It is further my honor to be teaching one of the most widely taught modern fiqh books, Fiqh al-Ibadat on the Shafi’i Madhhab, in Damascus where I studied the Sacred Sciences. You see, the book was written at a time when the seeking of classical Islamic knowledge had greatly dwindled and the wave of secularism had left its devastating marks on post-colonial Damascus. Perhaps the population most greatly affected by this phenomenon was the womenfolk whose already limited access to serious Islamic scholarship became virtually non-existent during this era. As the numbers of women entering college followed by graduate studies increased, the women who held on to the once rich tradition of Islamic scholarship became few and far in between.

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Topics: Fiqh, Shafii, Muslim, Islam, women in islam, female muslim scholars, shafi'i class at zaytuna college, shafi'i fiqh

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