Abdullah Haroon

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

    Contact: Lee Weissman

    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 2019-03-27 23:36:37 -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.  

    April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
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    $5.00 USD · 114 rsvps rsvp

  • published Abraham's Table in UPCOMING GATHERINGS 2019-04-10 21:47:41 -0700

    Abrahams Table

    Join us for a breaking of the fast with our special guests as we continue our journey through Ramadan!
    Muslims will be fasting from dawn to dusk, and all are welcome to fast with us. Dinner with vegetarian options will be provided! The Dinner is on us! Please bring your self/family/friends. TO RSVP Text Dinner to 949-347-5034 Full name and email, confirmation will be send to you. 


    We are excited to host our friends from Christian/Jewish/Muslim/Sikh and others as we build community between the different communities in Southern California! In this time of great fear, mistrust, and ignorance, we see the importance in bringing together our communities of faith, distinctive as they are in certain respects, to both bridge the gap of understanding by getting to know one another, and to become friends working together in an expression of our shared values. This is going to be an interactive evening to get to know your neighbor and their faith practices! Come prepared to open up and meet new people! We will have short poetry recitation and then break our fasts after sundown. 

    5:30 Welcome & Sign In
    6:05 Break into group discussion/activities
    7:40 Start poetry/Hyms
    8:05 Prayers and Iftar
    8:20 Dinner

    May 19, 2019 at 5:30pm
    Zawiya Perspective
    1800 E Garry Ave
    Suite 101
    Santa Ana, CA 91606
    United States
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  • 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

    Thoughts from the Zawiya

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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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