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  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 21 rsvps
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA

    Living Essentials


       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! 

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 05:00 PM · $5.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA

    Learning Arabic

    Learn the basic alphabets, numbers, sounds along with Standard Arabic and Classical Arabic with Tajweed (Correct Pronunciation). This course is for all kinds of learners and all abilities.  Learn the history of Arabic Letters, Alphabets and epistemology.  A great way to share and practice and improve your arabic skills.  This is calling, for many that seems to be out of reach,  until now.  Our course contains many Arabic lessons that cover most Arabic grammar and Arabic morphology topics needed to help you learn Arabic quickly. Cost: $5
    About 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.     
  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA

    Purification of the Soul


    The Sage Abdul Qadir Gilani said: "Whomsoever has achieved the pleasure of Allah, has obtained everything, and whomsoever was not able to achieve the pleasure of Allah has lost everything. " Human beings have been created to surrender to and worship their Creator, Allah. We were designed to worship and obey Allah. If we are successful, then we may hope for the pleasure of Allah. If we fail to do this, we end up worshipping and serving ourselves, Satan, other people and false gods, and will fail in utter disgrace.  You can also attain the success Abdul Qadir al-Jilani was referring to by learning and travelling on the path to Allah. This path teaches one how to sincerely repent and strive to purify their body, mind heart and soul, eventually leading one to annihilate their inward and outward in the love and obedience of Allah and the Messenger (peace be upon Him) the result of which will be the attain Allah's closeness, pleasure and gnosis. This workshop is an introduction to the practical course of purification as described by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Gilani in four stages of purification : body, mind, heart and soul and finally the enlightenment or illumination of the spirit (Ruh)
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 at 07:30 PM through July 14, 2019 · $50.00 USD · 8 rsvps
    Zawiya Perspective in Santa Ana, CA


    Humanity has been in search of truth and purpose of life from the very beginning. GOD Al-Mighty sent Messengers and messages as Divine revelation to guide humanity towards their true purpose of existence. The Final Messenger of GOD صلى الله عليه وسلم enlightened the world with all what it needs and much more in relation to guidance. In this day and age due to advancement of technology and other sciences many hasbegun questioning the existence of the unseen world and the realities of the hereafter. The purpose of this retreat is to help the participants to experience and witness some fo the unseen realities at first hand, so that they may strengthen their faith and then seriously live their life according to the divine commands and prophetic Sunnah with sincerity. The retreat offers participants a unique and practical experience of the three levels of certainty and belief which comes through knowledge (Ilm-ul Yaqeen), vision (Ayn-ul Yaqeen) and experience (Haq-ul aqeen).  The "Unveiling of the Unseen" program traditionally follows the tazkiyah (purification) program (offered Sat July 6) to provide the participant the theory and practical methodology of & Muraqaba; (meditation) that ultimately leads to enlightenment or the illumination of the spirit (purification of the Spirit - fourth stage of the purification program) and Divine Presence or annihilation in the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and the Visitation of Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم in a wakeful state.

    The seeker is then also taught the spiritual prayer of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, which He mentioned after returning from the Miraj journey. Prayer is the Miraj of the believer. Through this prayer the seeker can establish a connection with Allah and be in the presence of Allah. Slowly the seeker can build this connection and be in this state throughout the day (and life), thus attaining the closeness of GOD in this world and the next. In summary the participant will develop the most beautiful relationship with the Creator, the Prophets, the creation and themselves by the Divine Mercy and Grace.

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