Muslim Community Center – East Bay
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January 14, 2023 (11:00am)
January 14, 2023 (1:00pm)
MCC East Bay
– United States
Join Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi and Sr. Heba Haddad as we discuss the impact of postmodernism on the Muslim community. This parenting education forum is with the spirit of a conversation on the sound upbringing of children in the modern world and to go back to the source of wisdom and virtue and discover new ways of applying these principles in our modern world.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Zuhr) | Saturday, January 14, 2023 | MCC Conference Room or watch online at https://mcceastbay.org/live
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About the Speakers
Heba El-Haddad has been a mental health practitioner at the Khalil Center since its inception in the Bay Area. She is also an affiliate of Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab which focuses on providing resources for clinicians, researchers, and community leaders working with the Muslim population. Believing that prevention is superior to intervention, Heba has worked on promoting awareness on a broad spectrum of topics ranging from anxiety to anger management through seminars, workshops, and lectures and her previous role as a mental health instructor at Kaiser Permanente. She believes that psychoeducation has the ability to empower and transform communities, not just individuals. Heba is part of a group of clinicians and scholars who contributed to publishing a text introducing interventions utilizing the Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy model (TIIP) to Muslim practitioners nationwide. She perceives learning to be a never-ending process and is continuously seeking to further her self-development in all aspects.
Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi was born in Afghanistan and moved to the United States with her family at age two. She credited her Islamic journey to 1996, when she began attending Islamic classes in Hayward, California. These classes were taught by her teacher and mentor since then, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.
One of her main areas of focus is to help create a strong sisterhood for the women in the community by leading halaqas (spiritual study circles) and support groups while offering individual spiritual counseling and mentoring. She noted that many of the spiritual problems encountered were reflective of the deep and complicated mental health issues of the community and would be better served by focusing on mental health. Thus, along with her cousin Dr. Nafisa Sekandari, they co-founded a website called Mental Health 4 Muslims (www.mentalhealth4muslims.com
Ustadha Hosai is also a freelance writer and editor and lectures on various Islamic/spiritual topics.