four-day academic intensive covering important, contemporary, and intellectually-stimulating topics

Classroom Resources

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[accordion-item title="▽ Muslims and the Modern World"]

The Muslim world today is fragmented, politically weak, and rife with internal conflicts over the place of religion. Have things always been this way? We hear often of the past glory of Muslim empires, of rulers, sages, philosophers, and intellectuals, but have a difficult time reconciling that with a world where very little of that success appears. How did we get here?

These sessions will explore developments that occurred over the past three hundred years. They will focus on a handful of critical moves, including pivotal political transitions and key figures that worked to defend Islam against emerging forces, both intellectual and political, that sought to weaken the power of the Islamic faith. The hope is that these sessions inspire us to think about how we can work in our time to help revive the religion.

Instructor: Mawlana Mobeen Vaid


[accordion-item title="▽ Exploring the Secular"]

This course will explore specific artifacts of contemporary thought that run up against Islamic belief. Specifically, the sessions will dwell on aspects of secularism and modern liberalism, feminism, gender-critical thinking, and finally, postmodernism, with special emphasis on activist and related thought that draws on postmodern thinking and commitments.

Instructor: Shaykh Fahad Tasleem


[accordion-item title="▽ Proofs of Prophethood"]

In an age of uncertainty, skepticism, and cynicism, there is nothing more important than helping people build certainty in a most salient truth: the prophethood of Muhammad (SAW). It is that certainty that will open wide for them the gates to inner peace and happiness in this life and the one to come.
This course covers a wide array of proofs from the historical necessity of the Prophet’s dispatchment to the greatest of his miracles: the inimitable Qur’an, without neglecting his character, accomplishments, message, prophecies, and physical miracles. It has the necessary academic integrity without its emotional austerity. It is detailed, yet not superfluous.

Instructor: Shaykh Mohammad Elshinawy




Kids and Youth Programs

Our parallel kids (6-10) and youth (11-14) program follows the same schedule as the adult Winter Intensive, making it a perfect opportunity for the entire family to benefit!
**Course topics are subject to change.


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Course Fee: $100

The Winter Intensive is open for brothers and sisters ages 15 and older. We are pleased to provide discounts for out-of-state registrants and students!

Online and Day Passes

Can't make it in person? Interested in only a particular course? Online and Single-Day Passes are available below!