Chicago Event Calendar

Ramadan Qiyam

Our annual Ramadan Qiyam is on June 9th at 11;30PM! Join us on one of the last ten blessed days of Ramadan, as we are led in dhikr, prayer, and discussion about God and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). Break bread with us afterwards, before the time to fast commences again.

What: Ramadan Qiyam

Where: Ta’leef Chicago

When: Saturday, June 9th, 11:30PM-4AM

Cost: FREE

 

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06/09/2018

Special Living Right and Iftar

In following the tradition of giving and feeding others, especially during the blessed month of Ramadan, we invite you to join us for a wonderful night of learning, breaking bread, and enjoying each others company. Our annual Special Living Right and Iftar program is on May 26th at 6PM, and is followed by taraweeh prayer at the Ta’leef Chicago space!

What: Special Living Right and Iftar

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Saturday, May 26th, 6-10PM

Cost: FREE

 

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05/26/2018

Taraweeh at Ta’leef Chicago

Taraweeh is now offered at the Ta’leef Chicago space! Join us on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout the month of Ramadan at 10PM for the night prayer (isha), followed by 20 units of taraweeh, led by Mansoor Kazi and others.

What: Taraweeh Prayer

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Thursdays through Saturdays, May 17th - June 9th at 10PM

Cost: FREE

05/17/2018

Digital Detox

Join meditation instructor and psychotherapist Micah Anderson for Ta'leef's 2nd Annual Digital Detox Daylong meditation retreat.

In today’s world, mindlessness is increasingly running rampant; our days are filled with multi-tasking and use of technology—all with a "get it done" attitude—which can lead to the sense that we are floating through life on auto-pilot rather than being actively engaged in what is happening. This has driven us to be disconnected from the world in which we live, despite all the technological advances that would like to tell us otherwise.

This 6-hour daylong will offer its participants the chance to unplug for the day, allowing space to slow down, practice self-awareness, and take a good look at our relationships with the Divine, ourselves, and technology.

—Learn mindful grounding techniques in times of stress,

—Set boundaries around use of technology,

—Understand how to build a simple, yet effective, self-care regimen specifically related to technological age

Meditation sessions will take place throughout the day, as well as silent journaling, group sharing and reflection, and didactic sessions on how to stay whole and connected to both God and ourselves in an increasingly fragmented world.

No phones, screens, social networking, or internet will be allowed at this event. This daylong does require full attendance and participation. Latecomers will be asked to wait until the current session is over to enter the main hall. By disconnecting from technology, we can learn how we can re-connect with ourselves and ultimately the creator. Please join us for this unique opportunity!

 

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05/12/2018

Ta’leef Chicago Spring Fundraiser

Please join us for Ta'leef Chicago's annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28th from 6-10PM, featuring a community-style dinner, engaging perspectives about Ta'leef's work, an inspired and visionary Ta'leef Media short film, and a performance by renowned hip hop artist Brother Ali!

 

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04/28/2018

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: Sh. Hisham Mahmoud
When: Saturday, April 21st, 2-4PM
Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago
Cost: FREE

04/21/2018

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.

Speaker: Aisha Gray Henry

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago
When: April 14th, 12-3PM
Cost: $10 suggested donation

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04/14/2018

Tending the Earth: The Art of Living with God’s Creation

Join Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah as we discuss the imperative to build an organic and artful mode of communal life, one that reflects a strong and harmonious relationship with God and all of God’s creation.
This event in partnership with The Oasis Initiative and The Zawiyah Rosales.
03/24/2018

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.

Speaker: Hisham Mahmoud

Where: Main Hall, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Saturday, March 17th 12-3PM

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: Thursdays, April 5th - May 10th, 6:30-7:30-PM

Cost: FREE

04/05/2018

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: Thursdays, April 5th - May 10th, 7:30-9PM

Cost: Free

04/05/2018

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

Where: Large Multipurpose Room, Ta’leef Chicago

When: Wednesdays, April 4th - May 9th 7:30-9PM

Cost: Free

04/04/2018