The Being Muslim class is designed to deepen our understanding of Islam together.
This summer, we're studying the text "A Thinking Person's Guide to Islam" with Ustadh (teacher) AbdulLatif Al Amin. Starting in October, we will return to “The Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God”, based on the Al-Ghazali text of the same name. Shaykh Qasim Hatem from Mihraab Foundation will be our teacher.
The class is held Wednesdays at 7pm at the Hillman City Collaboratory. It's free and open to all, but donations are appreciated.
During the school year, Wasat Youth meets monthly for dinner (provided) and conversation, then joins that week’s Being Muslim class, fostering intergenerational connection and understanding of Islam. Muslim youth age 12-18 are welcome to join, email us to get connected.
Building Our Community Together
How will you be a part of Building Our Community Together? Join Wasat for this important effort.
In order to sustain and expand Wasat, it is necessary to transition from a fully volunteer-run organization to a professionally staffed one. Without the community
support that will allow Wasat to enter this new phase of growth, we risk losing a community resource that so many rely on, and we risk losing Wasat’s unique way of
sharing Islam in our community.
What does it do?
Your contribution will sustain and expand programming such as:
- Being Muslim, a weekly class in Islamic knowledge.
- Bringing internationally acclaimed Muslim artists and scholars to the Seattle area.
- Wasat Youth - a space for middle- and high-school age Muslims to explore their religious identity.
- Convert support + pastoral care
And much more, insha'Allah. In order to provide the space and leadership for these programs, your contributions will also support Wasat’s new anchor partnership at theHillman City Collaboratory (bringing space for events, meetings, and counseling, as well as connections with a broad group of other community organizations) and
hiring of our first executive director.
How You Can Help
- Click Donate at the top of this page and become a supporter through our secure platform
- Share our LaunchGood campaign on your social media
- Share in your WhatsApp groups by using the link LaunchGood.com/Wasat
- Make dua for Wasat and the success of this initiative!
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque with Zarqa Nawaz
Join Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the hit Canadian sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, for a public talk based on her book, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman (Virago UK). She writes about her life as a Canadian Muslim woman of Pakistani origin and addresses serious social issues such as suspicion of Muslims after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, gender relations in Islam, the struggle to fit in as an immigrant child-- but always with a humorous and light touch, deftly balancing obvious commitments to her religion, her country, and her family with an irreverent approach to the status quo.
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
DR UMAR FARUQ ABD-ALLAH IN SEATTLE
Downtown Muslim Association
1217 6th Ave Seattle, WA
Islam and the Cultural Imperative
Muslim Association of Puget Sound
17550 NE 67th Ct. Redmond, WA
Roots of Islam In America
Doors open 6:30pm, Talk at 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave. Seattle, WA
More info: http://bit.ly/2iZW1nX
Muslims in Pre-Columbian America
Broadway Performance Hall
1701 Broadway Seattle, WA