Abdullah Haroon

  • published In Concert in Upcoming Events 2019-01-20 12:48:03 -0800

    In Concert


    Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support, was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, NE in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide.
    The Yuval Ron Ensemble Cd’s “Under The Olive Tree,” “Tree of Life,” “Seeker of Truth” and “Unity of the Heart,” have become international favorites with world music lovers and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space” programs. The Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residencies at numerous schools such as Yale University, John Hopkins University, University of Chicago, UCLA, Seattle University and Middlebury College has performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged.

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    February 23, 2019 at 7:30pm
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    Suite 101
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
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  • published Reflections 2018-06-30 09:44:59 -0700

    Contact: Ricardo Manez

    How I wish to see you in peace For you to feel the tranquility of the motion as the water of the ocean hits your feet These tired eyes long to get a glimpse of you then quickly fall asleep And dream of you in a better place a better you a better me Tired of the way things have to be Why now in this place why you and me We have a purpose we have a need How I wish to see you free "The Holy" Free from the memories of previous years Where once God walked with us in peace And gave us the duty to maintain the garden in peace with perfect harmony

    But the devil has fooled us What is the point of a sacrifice to God  In the holy land if we act like able and Cain Killing your brother and killing one another Where's the peace and glory in that? Perhaps the troubles we see at your holy site Are the macro problems we see in the world in a small scale Give me something to eat when I hunger Quench my thirst in a parched land Give me justice, the lovely eyes of my family not in tears because of oppression and scent of my jasmine in my wife's body not her long labored sweat. It used to be we fasted from water and drink  Let's us now fast from injustice lies and deceit Oppression suppression and hate That is the dream I foresee in Isreal/Palestine One tribe one nation restoring the garden pulling out all the weeds plowing the land and seeing sunflowers bloom to match the sunand the high status we have taken our land. Turn these thick tears into cheers and let us feats again at the table to bring our hearts together. Amen

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


    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)

    Heydieh Soroush (Mental Health Counselor)

    Ishraq Ali (Digital Strategist) 


    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 sceinces 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!

    Sayyid Tarif Arabi: was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. He studied traditional Islamic Sciences at Al-Fath Institute, al-Azhar branch in Syria. His teachers include Abdul Rahman al-Shaghuri, Hamza Yusuf, Dr. Mustafa al-Khin and Dr. Samer al-Nass.  Literally one of the most humble people you will ever meet, a person with alot of knowledge, yet full of heart!

    Conduct quarterly the Loving the Beloved!

    Arezo Ali: Graduated from University of Southern California and is a accomplishment poet and artist who loves to travel all over the world.  Born and raised in SoCal spends her time reflecting and contemplating about the purpose of life! 

    Conduct quarterly the Lyrical Nourishment!

    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!

    Sherine Teymour: Is an ardent architect, a lighting connoisseur, a furniture aficionado, and an avid explorer of materials and technology.  She is a dreamer, a visionary, and a problem-solver. Sherine views design as a tool for enhancing life experiences and has a particular interest in the junction between people, objects, and space. She is fascinated with the relationship between the built environment and human psychology and emotion and she wishes to use design to augment the lives of others.  Sherine thrives when she feels connected to others in a rich and meaningful way and she strives to always be mindful that she is part of a greater whole.  As a designer, Sherine integrates her varying backgrounds to create dynamic, harmonious, and informed spaces through the use of furniture, lighting, interiors, and architecture.

    Facilitates monthly Connect & Converse!


  • 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 software development. Specializing in performance and optimization of leading edge technology. Abdullah who is also a coffee enthusiast, had always seen a need for a semi sacred space in our community and a few


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