Our Creator has brought into existence the male and female genders by His Divine Will and today’s world functions and grows due to the combined contributions of both of them. To deny the rights or downgrade the role of either of these genders under the guise of religion is not only irrational, biased and unjust but completely contradictory to the character of our beautiful faith, Islam. Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi, in this webinar, will unravel the reality of gender interactions in Islam from a Sunnah-based perspective by discussing the limits and guidelines surrounding this issue. He will deliver practical advice to assist the listener in navigating this important issue in our times.
The natural attractions that exist between the genders are undeniable regardless if they are psychological, biological or social in nature . When these same attractions are unleashed in an uncontrollable manner through various interactions among the sexes they become the cause for negative spiritual and societal consequences. Hence, the Divine Law sent by Allah Most High in the form of the Qur’an, elaborated upon by the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), has set certain limitations on these interactions in order to preserve society.
Learn about how our Deen encourages gender interactions that result in positivity and discourages those that result in negative consequences (which are often the cause of spiritual and moral corruption in society).
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi studied at San Francisco State University, after which he set out to pursue the study of sacred knowledge. He engaged in a rigorous curriculum of religious knowledge, studying under some of the foremost Islamic scholars of North America, Africa and South Asia. His studies resulted in numerous authorizations (ijazahs) in the Islamic sciences such as fiqh, hadith, ‘aqidah, tafsir, usul, Arabic grammar and spirituality. In addition to this, upon completion of the Darse Nizami curriculum in a traditional seminary, he was granted a degree and a formal authorization (ijazah) in the six major books of Hadith from his teachers.
Shaykh Tameem also immersed himself in the study of the Spiritual Sciences of the Heart under the private tutelage of one of the most honorable Spiritual Masters of our time, focusing on the subject of tazkiyyah (purification). Being granted the mantle of authorization to teach and transmit, he returned to the Bay Area of California under the advice of his Shaykh.
Since his return to the Bay Area, Shaykh Tameem has dedicated himself to teaching and benefiting the community with what he had mastered abroad. Shaykh Tameem currently teaches classes on tafsir, hadith, fiqh, ‘aqidah, tazkiyyah and Arabic. He is a regular lecturer at numerous mosques andhalaqahs throughout Northern California.
He has translated and authored a number books and articles, and continues to strive in his literary efforts. Shaykh Tameem currently heads several scholastic efforts and is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages.