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Course

Parenting Matters

Parenting Matters

The Art of Raising Righteous Children

  • 1 May2017 - 31 December 2020
  • 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Online - Worldwide

Allah refers to children as gifts from Him. They should be loved, cherished, and considered a blessing to have. This course will delve into one of the greatest, but also most testing, experiences we may undertake in life: parenthood.

From the delivery room to your child's first steps into adulthood, Islam provides the most comprehensive guidelines in how to raise and nurture them. This course will not only provide knowledge but most importantly practical and relevant steps to facilitate your job as a parent.

"He gifts to whom He wills female [children], and He gifts to whom He wills males." [al-Shura: 49]

In this exciting new course you will learn about:

- Your child's rights upon you.

- How to deal with the "terrible two's".

- Should we home school our children or send them to public or Islamic schools?

- How to teach your child to pray.

- How to tackle gender mixing in the West.

- What to watch out for in boys and girls during their teenage years.

- How to address your child having bad friends.

- What to be careful of with modern technology.

- How to deal with your child if they have problematic addictions such as drugs, pornography.

- And much, much more!

  • Course Length: 16 hours
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Tarbiyah
  • Course Notes:
  • Course Notes:
    Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
  • Course Audio:
    Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
  • Breaks & Refreshments:
    Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
  • Q&A Session:
    Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
  • Student Participation:
    Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.
Alaa Elsayed

Alaa Elsayed

Sheikh Alaa was born in Cairo and lived in Egypt until he was 15 years old. During his youth, he spent his time as the goalie for the Junior National Team and moved to Toronto, Canada in the late 1970’s.

Sheikh Alaa worked as Vice-President of Business Development for an international company and during this time he competed and was placed first in the 1992 Bermuda Triathlon. He also trained in conflict resolution, crisis management, six sigma, communication skills, advance train the trainer, and inclusion training. He teaches Home Sweet Home and Parenting Matters courses for AlKauthar Institute around the world.

Sheikh Alaa studied for his Bachelors in Shariah from the American International University and earned a scholarship from the Shari'ah Academy/Mishkah University in Florida. Sheikh Alaa has also received his ijazah of Quran recitation for Hafs an Asim and studied comparative religion for five years through the IPCI in South Africa. He was on the board of directors of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

Sheikh Alaa currently lives in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) with his wife and three children. He is a member of the Canadian Council of Imams as well as a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this, he was an Imam for the Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson. He has hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show which runs throughout Alberta, Canada. He has also appeared as a speaker on Islam on various television channels, including Peace TV.

Sheikh Alaa was a member of the Calgary Multi-Faith Committee and a member of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Committee. Sheikh Alaa received the Alberta Centennial award by the Alberta Government in 2005, granted to him for his outstanding service to the Alberta community and he also received recognition from the city of Mississauga and the Members of Council for his Leadership role in 2015.

 

Currently Sheikh Alaa is the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Canadian Islamic Congress. Sheikh Alaa is a favourite tutor with AlKauthar Institute and Director of Public Relations for Mercy Mission World.

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