Abdullah Haroon

  • published The Content of Her Character in UPCOMING GATHERINGS 2019-07-30 17:19:49 -0700

    The Content of Her Character

    This event is an investigation into a way of being that is expressed from a deep and
    collaborative inquiry into the modern feminine. The exploration includes an engagement
    with the meaning of the femininity in terms of how it shapes who we are, who we are
    being, and particularly how to be in service to humanity. It is a journey that straddles
    spirituality, feminism, transpersonal psychology and activism and challenges our personal
    views on how we advocate for justice. This is a discussion on what it mean to reclaim a role for femininity in the modern age. 


    But given a view of femininity—and by extension, womanhood—that is associated with gender roles.  What if femininity was understood as something more enduring and timeless—the simple quality of being a woman? Femininity means more than a role or an aesthetic; it’s not simply dressing the part, so to speak. It’s an essence, something inherent. Even now, we’re crafting new meanings of femininity and re configuring the roles that women can play in the modern world. And yet, as women, we seek to understand what that unique distinction means for us and how to embrace what we are. 

    WHEN
    August 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    101
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
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    $5.00 USD · 31 rsvps rsvp

  • published Reflections 2018-06-30 09:44:59 -0700

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    Advice to gardeners.  Tend your love like a tender drink trim it back to give it vigor train its tendrils to give it form and symmetry Love cries for care but yearns for freedom. Whether from neglect or boldness you drop the pruning shears loose the knots your tame garden will leap to to boundless jungle. We build You palaces for our prayers but You sneak out the back door to make Your home in the cracks of pavement. We bring you poems but You cling to whispers. We court you with grand gestures You prefer little acts of love. Your greatness is made known in Your humility.


  • published lyricalnourishment in UPCOMING GATHERINGS 2019-08-01 14:06:54 -0700

    Lyrical Nourishment

    Lyrical Nourishment is a platform for poets, songs writers and artists that desire to express themselves in a meaningful way. Authentic expression has been nonexistent in our modern world; a world where humanity is at the apex of individualism. There is a great global shift taking place and the human family is beginning to realize the importance and the significance of spirituality in the arts. Poetry, one of the oldest art mediums- is a very effective way to reflect, express, and communicate globally.

    Interested in performing? Click here to sign up!

    Abdullah "ABD" has been hosting Lyrical Nourishment since its inception three years ago and is trying to build community thru the arts and spirituality. A performer in its now right, ABD loves to make people laugh and be inspired to reach their potential! He is an Data Scientist by trade and loves to research about technologies and new tech coming into the market.  VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xXIPmlsY4Y

    WHEN
    August 31, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    101
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
    Google map and directions
    $5.00 USD · 68 rsvps rsvp

  • published Cinemotion in POETRY & PROSE 2016-01-29 15:34:31 -0800

    Cinemotion

    Cinemotion is part of Zawiya perspectives commitment to enhance community interaction with its fellow members.  We allow members to share stories that make up our collective life. Highlighting the needs to express and be heard.


  • published The People in ABOUT 2014-11-30 12:23:04 -0800

    The People

    Zawiya Perspective started out as a response to a need. A need that is greatly needed in our community. As members of our society graduate from higher education, their identities are being challenged in many ways.  People make up the community and every community is made up off vibrant members.  We have many of the most talented members, these individuals are making positive difference in all aspects.

    Board Members  

    Abdullah Haroon (Co-Founder)  

    Ahmed Syed Ali (In-House Counselor)

    Daniel Coleman (Certified Companion) 

    Bushra Khan (Co-Founder & Secretary)

    Jameela Bai (Mental Health Counselor)

    Ishraq Ali (Digital Strategist) 

    Teachers 

    Abdullah Haroon:  Found himself in a paradigm shift after moving to southern California from the bay area.  Having attended many of the class at Zaytuna College, wanted to experience the depth on knowledge again. Having studies many of the sciences of Islam under many teachers and scholars, his foremost teach being Skaykh Muhammed Al-Jamal the Imam of Masjid Al-Asqa in Jerusalem. Wrote and memorized many of this lesson while being with him over 18 years. He enjoys reading and having in-depth conversation about the profound accepts of life.  

    While completing his Master in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine founded Zawiya Perspective.  An initiative to bring back depth and knowledge into the lives of many seekers searching for meaning in life.  Currently is a software engineer developing next generation software for the motor cars industry.   He also coined the term Sip the Tea! Smell the Oud! 

    Facilitates weekly Living Essentials sessions & Telling Stories along with tea ceremonies and mentor-ship!

    Omid Safi: s an American Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, where he is the Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center, and a columnist for On Being. Dr. Safi specializes in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thought and medieval Islamic history. He has served on the board of the Pluralism project at Harvard University and is the co-chair of the steering committee for the Study of Islam and the Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. Before joining Duke University, Dr. Safi was a professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

    Conduct quarterly the Telling Stories!

    Jameela Bai: Graduated from University of Michigan in Psychotherapy and is a accomplishment psychotherapist who has clients world-wide.  She travels the world to help people become stable and more dedicated in life. A life long student of Shaykh Nazim of Crypus, she uses mediation as part of her healing process.  Born and raised in SoCal spends her time reflecting and contemplating about the purpose of life! 

    Conduct quarterly the Healing workshop!

    Nur Preston:  He grew up in a household where grace was said at the table and we always said our prayers before bedtime, but he was filled with the love and notion of God from the very beginning. At the ripe age of 18, Nur became terrifyingly aware of his finite existence and concluded, “there must be something more to all of this [life]”. The following year, after studying any and all religious traditions he could find, Nur converted to Islam (in 2005) and began a process of studying traditional prophetic healing and counseling. He conduct his formal sturdies at Masters in Christian Thelogy getting his masters degree in Biblical Studies!

    Conduct Healing and Counseling!

    Madison Dunaetz:   He was born in El Segundo, California. She is pursuing Studies Intercultural Studies at Biola Univeristy.  She has traveled extensively thru out the world and particular the Middle East regions working with refugees   Her interest is in the Palestinian people who are striving hard to live a dignified existence.  Recently married and plans to move to Middle East in the near future. Her interest are Jesus(AS) and her passport.

    Conduct quarterly the Lyrical Nourishment!

    Ateeq Amr: A native arabic speaker who learn Classical Fusha from Jordan and with many of his teachers in Amman. Ateeq has developed a unique curriculum of Arabic to English transilteration. Ateeq has worked as a Arabic content developer for educational sector and continues to develop Arabic content. He is excellent in tajweed and grammar with emphasis on balagha Eloquence and pronunciation. Come and experience Arabic in its true form.  Dedicated to the purse of knowledge, he consistently reads and contemplates about relative issue facing the world.   

    Facilitates weekly Arabic Intensive classes!

     


  • published Living Essentials in UPCOMING GATHERINGS 2015-01-04 11:10:41 -0800

    Living Essentials

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      This event intents to make spirituality meaningful in our daily lives and during the session we cover the process of purification. Practical techniques and steps to the inculcate a deep sense of spirituality.  Borrowing from traditional text, we contextualize the methods used for moderns understands.  Helping re-engage our perspective and bringing mindfulness. 

     We will be covering what it mean to "Keep Vigil" in our daily life and perspective.  What is mean t o be a believer in a age where faith it self is being questioned.  Describes the symptoms of having a forgetful mind.  The heart is an organ designed to be in a state of remembrance of GOD.  It yearns always to remember GOD and when GOD is not remembered, the human hearts falls into a state of agitation and turmoil.   The discussion is facilitated by Abdullah Haroon

    #Socialize | #Discuss | #Meditate

    Sip the Tea! Smell the Oud! 

    WHEN
    August 25, 2019 at 6:30pm
    WHERE
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    Suite 101
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
    Google map and directions
    22 rsvps rsvp

  • commented on Ricardo Manez Tabarez 2014-11-18 09:30:53 -0800
    Hey Ricardo. I think you have tied the relationship between the physical dimensions and the unknown realities (interstellar). Can you expand more on the sings that lead to this conclusion.
  • published POETRY & PROSE 2014-11-16 22:04:10 -0800

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Abdullah has over 10 years of experience in Data and Machine Learning focusing on writing sophisticated algorithms for the tech world. Abdullah who is also a coffee and perfume enthusiast, had always seen a need for a semi sacred space in our community an

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