december, 2017

08dec(dec 8)2:30 pm10(dec 10)5:00 pmPreserving Your Faith Retreat

Event Details

Preserving Your Faith Retreat

The Muslim Community currently faces an extensive list of challenges and keeping track of these struggles can sometimes be overwhelming and disconcerting, leaving us exhausted and dejected.

It is within this context that we have organised the Preserving Your Faith Retreat. This is an opportunity to disconnect with the news cycle and discussions on social media, to take time out to re-centre and re-connect Allah to all aspects of our lives.

Join us for an exclusive two-day retreat with local scholars and special international guest Shaykh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali that will aim to rejuvenate our connection to and preserve our faith in Allah.

DATES: Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December 2017

SPEAKERS: Shaykh Abdullah Bin Hamid Ali, Shaykh Hassan Elsetohy, Shaykh Anthony Andrist

COST: $200, $150 Early Bird (SALE ENDS 26TH NOVEMBER)

Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali is the founder of Lamppost Productions and the Lamppost Education Initiative, and he is the head of Zaytuna College’s Islamic law program. He teaches family law, inheritance law, business law, jurisprudential principles, and hadith science at Zaytuna College. He is a lifelong student of the Islamic tradition being born to Muslim parents having begun a serious study of Islam in his early teens.

He attended Temple University for 2 years (1995-1997) prior to pursuing studies that culminated in a 4-year collegiate license (ijaza ‘ulya) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fes, Morocco (1997-2001). He has also served as adjunct professor of Arabic at UC Berkeley (2013), and adjunct professor of Intro to Islam at the Graduate Theological Union (2014).

He holds a BA (ijaza ‘ulya) in Islamic Law (Shar’ia) from the prestigious Al-Qarawiyin University of Fez, Morocco, an MA in Ethics & Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. In 2016, he completed his dissertation work (The “Negro” in Afro-Arabian Muslim Consciousness”) and received his Ph.D in Cultural & Historical Studies of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley).

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Shaykh Abdullah relocated with his family by invitation from Zaytuna College’s Board of Trustees in 2007 to the Bay Area to instruct pilot seminarians in the Islamic rational sciences (theology, legal theory, hadith science) after spending 5 years as assistant full-time chaplain at the State Correctional Institution of Chester, PA (SCI Chester).

Shaykh Abdullah is a very active member of the Bay Area community who regularly delivers the Friday service address at a number of mosques, and conducts regularly scheduled online classes. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Northstar Islamic School.



8 (Friday) 2:30 pm - 10 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Lebanese Muslim Association

71-75 Wangee Road, Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia 2195


Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA)Ph: (02) 9750 6833 | Email: [email protected]