Chicago Event Calendar

Lunch and Learn

These monthly gatherings serve as a means for community building, to sit down and learn about our community members and their life's work, and to break bread with one another. Come and sit with teachers and scholars, and feed both body and soul.

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Saturday, March 17th 12-2PM

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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03/17/2018

Living Right

Borrowing from traditional texts and conventional wisdom, “Living Right” is a forum for newcomers to Islam, young people recommitting themselves to the Deen, or anyone seeking practical ways to progress spiritually. Each session will be followed by our signature Moroccan tea.

Instructor: Hisham Mahmoud

When: Friday, March 16th 7-9PM

Where: Main Hall, Ta'leef Chicago

Cost: FREE
*Babysitting will be available

03/16/2018

Living Right

Borrowing from traditional texts and conventional wisdom, “Living Right” is a forum for newcomers to Islam, young people recommitting themselves to the Deen, or anyone seeking practical ways to progress spiritually. Each session will be followed by our signature Moroccan tea.

Instructor: Imam Muhammad Mendes

When: Saturday, February 24th 7-9PM

Where: Main Hall, Ta'leef Chicago

Cost: FREE

*Babysitting will be available

02/24/2018

PRAYER WORKSHOP

Learn how to and build confidence in performing the ritual prayer. Covered will be the integrals of prayer, in order to help improve recitation and movements in the prayer so as to deepen our connection with God.

 

Instructors: Dallas Wright and Umar Farooq

Where: Large Multipurpose Room, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Every Thursday evening, 6:30-7:30-PM

Cost: FREE

01/18/2018

INTRODUCING ISLAM

Come and explore one of the world's largest faith traditions, where questions are encouraged and everyone is welcome. This informal discussion-based workshop is aimed at individuals who are curious about Islam and Muslims. Participants will have an opportunity to explore an introduction to the faith.

 

Instructors: Mike Swies, Alia Bilal

When: Sunday, March 11th. 5-8pm

Where: Large Multi-purpose room, Ta’leef Chicago

Cost: FREE

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03/11/2018

LUNCH AND LEARN

These monthly gatherings serve as a means for community building, to sit down and learn about our community members and their life's work, and to break bread with one another. Come and sit with teachers and scholars, and feed both body and soul.

Guest Speaker: Imam Muhammad Mendes

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Saturday, February 24th 12-2pm

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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02/24/2018

SPIRITUAL BYPASSING

The term spiritual bypassing is defined as using spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks. Those engaged in it often do so unaware, using spiritual practices to numb themselves or to avoid whats real, rather than offering a more grounded “radically alive and naturally integral” spirituality.

 

This daylong course, taught by mindfulness teacher Micah Anderson, will teach the basics of this common pitfall. The course will use the text, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters by Robert Augustus Masters, PhD., and will offer readings, discussions, and guided meditations to help us understand this important concept.

 

Instructor: Micah Anderson

When: February 4th, 11AM-5PM

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

Cost: $30/person

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02/04/2018

SECOND FRIDAY

Join us at “Second Friday” and experience American Islam as it is lived and experienced by Muslim artists in the Chicagoland area.

 

Where: Ta’leef Chicago

When: Friday, March 9th 6-10PM

Cost: FREE

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03/09/2018

LIVING RIGHT

Borrowing from traditional texts and conventional wisdom, “Living Right” is a forum for newcomers to Islam, young people re-committing themselves to the Deen, or anyone seeking practical ways to progress spiritually. Each session will be followed by our signature Moroccan tea.

 

Instructor(s): Hisham Mahmoud (on Jan 26th)

When: Fridays, January 26th, February 23rd, March 30th 7-9PM
Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

Cost: FREE

01/26/2018

BURDAH RECITATION

Come listen to the weekly recitation of the famous poem, “Qasidat al-Burda”, “ Poem of the Mantle”, with our community.

 

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Every Thursday, 7:30-9PM

Cost: Free

01/11/2018

BEING MUSLIM

Based off the text, “Being Muslim,” by Asad Tarsin, this free weekly class will give seekers an understanding of the vision and spirit of Islam, beginning at the most basic level. Topics will include: an introduction to the Quran, prayer and fasting, morality in everyday life, developing good character, destiny and fate, and the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Whether just curious about Islam, newly practicing, or a lifelong Muslim who would like a refresher, all are welcome.

 

Instructors: Ali Dia, Will Caldwell, Umair Haseeb

Where: Large Multipurpose Room, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Wednesdays, January 10th - March 28th 7-8:30PM

Cost: Free

01/10/2018