Who Am I? Why Am I Here? Where Am I Going? Today’s climate of confusion often stems from a number of competing identities within; each one desiring to conquer the seat of power – the heart. Risalah Foundation is pleased to host a unique three-day interactive program that aims to set teens on a path of knowledge of self and purpose. This program is guided by two well-known scholars of our community; Shaykh Ramzy Ajem and visiting scholar Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari. Participants, male and female, will also have daily exercises lead by two professionally trained mixed martial arts instructors.
On successful completion of this program, participants will:
rediscover the special place humans have in existence;
develop convictions that are foundational to being a Muslim;
be inspired to seek out a path of meaning in their lives and;
develop basic self-defense skills in mixed martial arts.
About the Instructors Shaykh Ramzy Ajem is born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-founder of Risalah Foundation, its Resident Scholar and the visionary of Masjid Vaughan. He is classically trained in the Islamic Sciences and spends much time developing educational programs and teaching at Masjid Vaughan.
Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet ﷺ through Sayyidna Al-Hasan ibn Ali (رضي الله عنهما) . He is a graduate of Al-Azhar University and has authorizations to teach many Islamic Sciences. He presently resides in the UK with his family.
Jean-Louis Yahya Case was born in Toronto and raised in various countries. He is head instructor of Shinginkan Martial Arts Dojo and has been training since the age of 9. He spent almost 20 years in Japan training in different martial arts, studied Classical Japanese Literature and passed native-level language examination. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Mugai-ryu Iai Hyodo.
Niroshima Nur Ubeysinghe was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and lived almost 15 years in Japan. She obtained an MBA and a Japanese Language Teaching licence and has trained in Japanese cultural arts. Her primary focus is women’s health and fitness.
When? Mon. March 11 to Wed. March 13 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM