Window to Islam
WINDOM TO ISLAM 2014
Duration – 2 hours
- The American Dream —- Sh. Yasir Qadhi
- Take Your Heart Back! What is meant by “idolizing” something? —- Ustadah Yasmin Mogahed
- What is the meaning of life? What’s it all about? —- Dr. Tariq Ramadan
What’s your Goal? Purpose of Life
“Where did we come from?” and “Where are we going?” are two central questions concerning the existence of humankind. Whether one believes in the existence of a God, the non-existence of a God, or chooses to remain undecided, these questions shape our attitude to life. This section will explore attitudes towards worldly matters such as wealth, status and fame and how these are dependent on our views on the purpose of life. The session will present the topic from the perspective of Islam and how it compares with other religious and non-religious views.
Duration – 90 minutes
- Addiction and Stress —- Sh. Saad Tasleem
- Is Life Fair? What is the Reason to Live? What are We Living For? —- Sh. Omer Sulieman
Happiness is a feeling that resides in the heart and characterized by peace of mind, tranquility, a sense of well-being, and a relaxed disposition. It is part of the innate human nature to seek happiness. However, problematic relationships, financial challenges, loneliness, barriers to career progression and health problems are just a few of the challenges people face while seeking to achieving happiness in this world. One of the most “elusive” goals of every human being is “Happiness.” At the “Window To Islam” symposium, speakers will explore, along with the audience, how the balance of happiness is disrupted by life’s challenges and the approaches available to resolve such issues.
Duration – 90 minutes
- Choices and Their Consequences —- Hamza Tzortzis
- The Strategy of Satan —- Nouman Ali Khan
Life after Death
The certainty of death is universally undisputable. However, few individuals, whether religious or non-religious minded contemplate and prepare sufficiently for this event. Even the mention of death is considered socially unacceptable in some circles. This session will explore perspectives about death in a positive manner and present reasons why discussions about the topic are viewed otherwise. Barriers to having a positive view of death will be discussed in this interactive session.