Asalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

I hope that all of you are doing well and in the best of health.
Inshallah, this Friday, April 24, 2009  we will be having Dr. Fareeha Khan from the Religious Studies Department at Georgia State University joining us to speak on the topic of "Women and Purification."  We will continue the topic into Saturday workshop sessions, below is the program.

Introduction to Purification: A Class for Women 


What are the minimum steps that one must perform for wudu (say if one is pressed for time at work or school)? Can one touch a copy of the Quran without wudu? How does one know for sure when one’s menstrual period is over? What is the purpose of the rules of purification (taharah) anyway?

 Join us this weekend for a day and a half program that will cover the basics on the rulings of purification. This class will provide an outline of the main rulings related to taharah, with a special focus on women’s issues. Each session will build on the previous, so attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. As Muslims are required by the Shari`ah to learn the legal rulings of taharah when they are approaching puberty, this class is open to all women, young (as young as 8-9) and old.



 Friday, April 24, 2009

 SESSION I: 8:30-9:45pm (Between Maghrib and Isha)

Why Purification?

Wudu Part I


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Program will begin at 10am SHARP


SESSION II: 10-11:30am

Wudu Part II

Ghusl Part I


SESSION III: 11:45am-1:30pm

Ghusl Part II

Menstruation I


BREAK for lunch and Zuhr prayer: 1:30-2:30pm

(Please bring your own lunches)


SESSION IV: 2:30-4pm

Menstruation II

Other Related Women’s Issue

Final Q&A


Instructor: Fareeha Khan

Dr. Fareeha Khan will be starting as assistant professor of Islamic Studies at Willamette University in Fall 2009. She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies (Islamic Studies) from the University of Michigan in the spring of 2008, and was assistant professor of Islam at Georgia State University during the 2008-2009 academic year. Fareeha has worked on traditionalist Muslim scholars’ approach to Shari‘ah reform in the modern period, with a particular focus on the legal work of Deobandi ‘ulama in pre-Partition India on the issue of women’s right to divorce. Fareeha has been blessed to have been able to spend time with numerous 'ulama from around the Muslim world. She has studied under Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadha Hedaya Hartford, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ya'qubi, Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar, and others. Fareeha has taught fiqh of taharah and salah (with the permission of Shaykh Faraz Rabbani) in numerous cities across the United States. She has also lectured on the topic of women in Islam at various venues and hopes to continue to benefit from the wisdom of the 'ulama by continuing her pursuit of sacred knowledge. Fareeha was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is of Indian and Pakistani descent. She is married and will be moving to Washington state (near Portland, Oregon) in May 2009.

NOTE: This topic is of the utmost importance for all Muslim youth and adults. Spread the word to your mothers, aunts, and sisters. Invite your friends. All are welcome to join us!

See you all Friday night and Saturday, inshallah.
Masjid al-Hedaya Youth Group Committee

1018 Powder Springs Street
Marietta GA 30064


Khadija Taufique

"Is there any reward for good other than good? Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?"