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Old 07-18-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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A Heart Serene: Oct. 9-11/16-18 - Venue, Services, and Class Information

A Heart Serene: Studies in Tazkiyah
taught by Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi
October 9-11 & 16-18, 2009

Based on Madaarij as-Saalikeen, by Imam Ibn ulQayyim rahimahullah

Here's 10 reasons not to miss Heart Serene, straight from Shaykh Riad!

(courtesy of our brothers and sisters from Qabeelat alMass)

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Save $30 by signing up for the Power of 10 program!

Financial Aid information available here


Friday, 10/9: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Saturday 10/10 through Sunday 10/18: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fridays (10/9 & 10/16): 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays (10/10-10/11 & 10/17-10/18): 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thomas Jefferson Middle School (first night only - FREE FRIDAY!)
655 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dickinson Hall - Wilson Auditorium (1st floor)
140 University Plaza Dr.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Parking at both venues is free!

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The first Friday (10/9) is FREE FRIDAY - that means all guests are free at Thomas Jefferson Middle School!


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A Heart Serene: Studies in Tazkiyah

Finally, find peace in your Ibaadah!
The calmness your heart desires has arrived. Cleanse your heart and taste the sweetness of true submission.

Are you searching for happiness, but find yourself looking in the wrong places? Have you reached the point praying just because you ‘have to’, and not because you absolutely love it? Are you worried that your heart is drifting further and further away from Allah and you feel lost without His Guidance? Do you fear that your actions lack sincerity, and are eager to get that sincerity back?

Take your worship of Allah to the next level!
Dear Seeker of Submission,
Stop waiting for the ‘right time’ to change. Wake up and address the root of your disobedience …
A Weak Heart.

AlMaghrib Institute is a trusted name in Islamic knowledge, and the knowledge is right here, right now! With over 7,000 students in more than 14 cities across North America, AlMaghrib Institute has revolutionized the study of Islam.

AlMaghrib seminars are conducted in a ‘6-day double weekend’ model, allowing you to study Islam one seminar at a time. And, as if that wasn’t sweet enough, AlMaghrib Institute’s seminars carry you towards a bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies!

With passionate, qualified instructors and a student-body dedicated to serving the Deen, AlMaghrib rocks!

Be able to say ‘Alhamdulilah’ and truly mean it…

Give your heart a much needed ‘health check’. Determine whether or not your heart is ready for the journey to Jannah…

Introducing AlMaghrib Institute’s newest seminar, A Heart Serene: Studies in Tazkiyah. This seminar will allow you to engage in a dialogue with your heart. It will allow you to uncover the roots of disobedience, and learn about the most important aspect of our religion – the sincerity of our hearts and our connection to Allah.

Immerse yourself in TWO-WEEKENDS of heart softening, in-depth knowledge on the science of self-purification. Understand what it means to truly worship Allah, the way He deserves to be Worshipped. Cleanse your mind of the misconceptions that surround the process of tazkiyah, and awaken your soul from its slumber to the love and remembrance of Allah.

Listen to the words of your Creator: “The day that neither wealth nor sons will be of any benefit except for he who comes to Allah with a pure heart.”(Surah ash-Shu’ara, 89)
What does this mean to you?

There will come a Day when NOTHING will benefit you except a pure heart.

… Is your SOUL ready to meet its Creator?
If you’re unsure of the answer, this is the seminar is for you.

A Heart Serene: Studies in Tazkiyah is based on the text of the scholar of the heart, Ibn ul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. Follow our teacher, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi as he delves into the knowledge of the soul and the advice of the scholars on how the Believer can achieve nearness to the Creator.
“…to clean you thereby and to remove from you the whispers of Shaytan and to strengthen your hearts, and make your feet firm thereby”.
[al-Anfal, 11]

Allow the Mercy of Allah to transform your life by understanding the meaning of your existence.

Ever found yourself thinking, “Is this all there is to life?” …
Answer: There is meaning to your life.
“I created the jinn and humankind only that they worship Me…”
[ad-Dhariyat, 56]

To understand the object of your creation is to understand the Worship of Allah. This seminar will enable you to put the heart back in your actions. No more empty movements and mumbled words in salaah. Love your Creator! Begin the process of self-purification now!

By attending this seminar you will be able to…

Prepare yourself for the journey to the Hereafter…
  • Take active steps in cleansing your heart, preparing it for true submission to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
Feel the sweetness of having your mind, body and soul in sync ….
  • Understand the meaning and categories of worship
Free yourself from the whispers that cloud your worship….
  • Identify the traps of Shaytan and their effects on the Believer’s heart
Find rest in the remembrance of Allah….
  • Contemplate on the greatness of Allah’s Mercy in your life
Be pleased with Allah and His Messenger ….
  • Comprehend the meaning behind the hadeeth “I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, Muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wa salam) as my Prophet and Islam as my religion”

This seminar truly delivered on its promises. It touches you to the core of your heart and FORCES you to change. There are no excuses after this.
– Student, Ottawa.

It touched my heart, I cried, and I feel like I will be able to
benefit long term inshaa Allah
– Poonam, Ottawa

By Allah, there was not a single bit of information that I did not
enjoy. If university was like this, I would never leave
– Student, Ottawa.

It truly softened my heart. I am used to memorizing things, but I had
to stop and thing. This isn't something to be memorized and forgotten,
but implemented. Jazakallahu khair for this opportunity!

– Student, Ottawa.

Seminars like this revive the Iman. I was born into Islam and I took
it so lightly. This seminar emphasized the consequences and rewards
and made me want to be in Jannah.

– Student, Ottawa.

This was my first class and it is by far my favorite. The instructor
is gifted the ability to teach and be good humoured. It definitely
changed my original perception of AlMaghrib…It's truly like being in a
Muslim country for a day!"

– Arwa Ishak, Ottawa

The Shaykh spoke from the heart – it made everything beautiful.
–Student, Ottawa.

This class was relevant to our very being – our hearts. It had such a
happy and loving atmosphere.

–Student, Ottawa.

3 Reasons why you CANNOT afford to miss this class:

Reason 1: Your akhirah depends on it!
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa salam) said: “Verily, actions are judged by intention” and the location of the intention is in the HEART. Are you willing to risk the loss of a lifetime’s deeds because your heart wasn’t in it?

Reason 2: Unparalleled access to authentic Islamic knowledge!

Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi has an Islamic education degree from M. Abdullah University. He has studied the Islamic Creed and is an expert in the area of tazkiyah. His humorous and practical teaching style is sure to captivate students.

Reason 3: Tranquility and Ease, guaranteed!

Allah has stated that the source of comfort and ease for the Believers is His remembrance - “Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” (Surah Ra’d, 28). Put your heart at ease by paving the path to Paradise through knowledge.

Other courses on tazkiyah may ‘touch’ your heart, but leave you in the same spiritual rut a few weeks later. A Heart Serene: Studies in Tazkiyah will empower you by giving you the tools you need to sustain the benefits, long after the seminar has come to an end.

If you are searching for tranquility and happiness, I can say with
confidence any questions you have will inshaa Allah be answered in
this seminar!

– Student, Ottawa

What are you waiting for?

Put your Heart at ease ….

Save $30 by signing up for the Power of 10 program!

Financial Aid information available here

(And, as usual, the venue and other information will be announced as we confirm logistics, Insha'Allah)

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Old 07-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

ahhh how fortunate Durbah is ...if only it was closer to Windsor!!!

إن الفقيـه هو الفقيـه بفعلـه *** ليس الفقيه بنطقه ومقالـه
وكذا الرئيس هو الرئيس بخلقه *** ليس الرئيس بقومه ورجاله
وكذا الغني هو الغني بحالــه *** ليس الغني بملكه وبمالــه

TSP '07 >HS '07
HH '08 > TB-SR '08 > ROF '08 > ROE '08 > SS '08 US >COC '08 >TCE '08> TB-WB '08
BOC'09> DS'09> DL' 09 US> SS'09 CA> FOL'09>PP' 09>SSB' 09> DL'09CA
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

This just made my day! Alhamdullilah. Can't wait!
O Allah, Lord of Jibril, Mika'il and Israfil, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the seen, You will judge between Your servants concerning that wherein they differ. Guide me with regard to that wherein there is dispute concerning the truth by Your leave, for You guide whomsoever You will to the straight path.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

indeed that was a sweet surprise. Perfect class after the fiqh of Salat..a great combo indeed alhamduliah. May Allah grant us life and ability to attend this seminar.

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Old 07-18-2009, 03:38 PM   #5
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

SubhanAllah this is one awesome course and it is not to be missed!!!!

Ma'shAllah this has got to be THE best course i've attended. Shaykh Riad is simply amaaazing, may Allah subhanaTa'la bless him with the best in this life and the hereafter, Ameen.
Quoted from Al-Hasan Al-Basri : "He who has no manners has no knowledge; he who has no patience has no Deen, and he who has no piety has no nearness to Allah for him."
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:14 PM   #6
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18


This is the one topic I have been waiting for even before the course was made and offered. I think this is an essential topic that New Jersey has been craving for a long long time.

I am gonna save my seat right now, insha'Allah
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:20 PM   #7
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

SubhanAllah this class makes my heart skip a beat, I realllllly wish I could come! Allah only knows how bad I have been wanting it to come to the states! hmmm May Allah make this class a success for you guys!
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:09 PM   #8
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yay Alhamdulillah, was waiting for this announcement! Expect a lot of Nuraynis inshaAllah.

And look at those dates right after ilmfest.
كم من حريص جامع جاشع ٭ ليس بمنتفع و لا نافع
“How many dedicated (students of knowledge) there are,
seeking to gather it and desirous of obtaining it,
yet they do not gain benefit from it nor do they give benefit out to others.”

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Old 07-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #9
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

Subhanallah.. Durbah is blessed

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:43 PM   #10
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Re: A Heart Serene, Shaykh Riad Ouarzazi in Durbah! Oct. 9-11/16-18

Originally Posted by Yusra
yay Alhamdulillah, was waiting for this announcement! Expect a lot of Nuraynis inshaAllah.

And look at those dates right after ilmfest.
Alhumdulillah, ahlan wa sahlan ya Nurayniyyoon!

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