I got the following email and wanted to share it with other sisters in the GTA:
There is a new session for Sisters Only Tajweed classes starting this Saturday April 26 from 10:00 am – Noon at Lote Tree. Ustadha Saiema Din has structured this course into a 3 part series with Part 1 (7 weeks) beginning this weekend insha-allah. For those who know Ustadha Saiema can attest to her high quality of execution for her classes and expectation for dedicated and committed students.
I am compelled to convey a comment from our beloved Shaykh Zahid Ally who addressed a number of brothers in this years Suhba, namely “the women in Toronto do not realize the gem they have amongst them with the like of Sister Saima” and “they (women) should take advantage of all that she has to offer”.
Please see below for further details:
Tajweed Rules & Recitation:
Part 1 of 3 (7-week course)
Saturday Mornings, From 10 am – 12 pm
Starting April 26th, 2008
Ending June 7th, 2008
Classes are only open to Adult Sisters
This weekly class is part one of a series of 3 detailed modules on the rules of tajweed. The first module will be divided into 2 parts specifically focusing on the rules. The second module will focus on the correct recitation of surat-ul Fatiha.
This course will include in-class assignments and homework. Students who would be interested in this course are those who can commit to the classes and the assignments given.
Tajweed Rules of the Quran by Kareema Czerepinski - Part 1
Tajweed Rules of the Quran by Kareema Czerepinski - Part 2
Mushaf (copy of the Quran)
Students are responsible for their own textbooks.
They are available for purchase at Habib’s Bookstore
[20 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5Z3, Tel: 416-743-6317]
Please register by Wed. April 23rd online confirming your attendance at the following email address: email@example.com
Fee: The course fee is $50 for the entire 7- week course (textbooks not included).
Location: Lote Tree Foundation
About the Teacher - Ustadha Saiema Din [briefly]:
Ustadha Saiema Din Syed was born in Toronto, Canada to parents of Pakistani origin. She attended, while doing her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, fiqh classes taught by Shaykh Talal Ahdab and attended the first Deen Intensive program in Toronto in 1997. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Psychology. She then left for Damascus to study Arabic and the Islamic Sciences along with her husband, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus. Over the course of six years, she studied the science of Tajweed, Shaf’i fiqh, Arabic grammar, ‘Aqeeda, and Methodology of Hadith. She studied under some of the distinguished scholars of Damascus attaining written permission to teach the Islamic sciences. After completing her studies, she returned back to the University of Toronto and completed the Bachelor of Education program, while teaching various halaqahs in the city. She is currently residing in Brampton with her family where she continues to teach the Islamic Sciences as well as being a full-time teacher in the public school board.
Lote Tree Foundation
2131 Williams Parkway, Unit 3, Brampton, ON
(Close to the Railroad tracks, facing Williams Pkwy)
Nearest Major Intersection: Airport Road & Williams Pkwy
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