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June 30, 2014

ADEC Commissions Razi Education to Develop UAE National Identity Curriculum

Razi Education has been commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to develop a national identity program for private schools in Abu Dhabi.

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June 19, 2014

Razi CEO Appointed to Board of Directors of Al-Ghurair Group’s Dar Al Marefa School

Ahmad Talal Ahdab, President & CEO of Razi Education, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dar Al Marefa Private School.

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June 13, 2014

25-Hour Professional Development Courses for Abu Dhabi Private Schools

Razi Education has launched a catalogue of over 30 courses that meet ADEC’s 25-hour professional development requirement for private school teachers.

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November 12, 2013

Islamic Education and Cultural Awareness Training Featured on Dubai City Guide

Razi Education’s teacher training at Dar al Marefa Private School, an International Baccalaureate school in Dubai (UAE), was recently featured on Dubai City Guide.

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September 17, 2013

We’re Hiring: Experienced Trainers for Arabic Language and Islamic Studies

We are looking for dynamic and experienced educators to deliver continuing professional development workshops for Arabic Language and Islamic Studies teachers in the UAE.

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July 1, 2013

Razi Hires Lead CPD Instructor for GCC Region

We are very proud to announce that Ramy Issa has joined our team of dynamic teacher trainers as Lead CPD Instructor in the Gulf region.

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February 8, 2013

New Book on Faith-Based Schooling Published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Razi Group funded and contributed to a newly released book published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press titled: Discipline, Devotion, and Dissent: Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic Schooling in Canada. An excerpt from Wilfrid Laurier University Press’ announcement states: The essays in …
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December 9, 2012

Razi CEO Attends Muslim Universities Vice-Chancellors’ and Presidents’ Forum

Razi’s CEO, Ahmad Talal Ahdab, attended the 2nd annual Muslim Universities Vice-Chancellors’ and Presidents’ Forum on December 3-4, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The forum was attended by leaders of many illustrious Muslim universities including Al-Azhar University (Egypt), Ezzitouna University …
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November 22, 2012

Two-Day Teacher Training at Dar Al Marefa Private School

Razi delivered a two-day teacher training program for over 70 staff members, from all departments, at Dar al Marefa Private School on November 17-18, 2012 in Dubai, UAE. The program, titled Culturally Relevant Teaching, was designed to help teachers: Understand …
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November 11, 2012

Faculty Development at Wilfrid Laurier University

Led by Dr. Nadeem Memon, Razi delivered a series of faculty development workshops for a group of 16 faculty members, from multiple departments, at Wilfrid Laurier University on November 10, 2012. The workshops, titled Religious Accommodations on Campus, explored how …
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September 30, 2012

Faculty Development at University of Malta

Razi’s Director of Education, Dr. Nadeem Memon, delivered a faculty development program for over 20 faculty members at the University of Malta in September 2012. The program, titled Improving Teaching and Learning, was co-delivered alongside Dr. John Portelli (University of …
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September 29, 2012

Workshop at University of Toronto Conference on Educating for Peace & Justice

Razi’s Qaiser Ahmed presented at the Ontario Institute of Education’s annual conference for teacher candidates titled Educating for Peace and Justice. Mr Ahmed’s workshop was titled Islamophobia in Schools. He discussed student discrimination on the basis of religion and how …
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July 26, 2012

Razi CEO Attends Opening Ceremony for ZHIC’s New Branch in Abu Dhabi, UAE

ABU DHABI — Ahmad Talal Ahdab (President & CEO, Razi) was invited among a small group of twenty VIP guests to attend the official opening ceremony of Zayed House for Islamic Culture’s (ZHIC) new branch in Abu Dhabi. The ceremony was …
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May 15, 2012

Islamic Teacher Education Program Hires New Instructors

TORONTO — Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) introduced two new course instructors for the May 2012 session. Omaira Alam and Dr. Seema Imam will be teaching alongside Dr. Nadeem Memon, ITEP’s Program Director. Omaira Alam holds a Masters in Transition …
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May 8, 2012

Dr. Nadeem Memon presents at Mandel Center for Jewish Education

BOSTON — Dr. Nadeem Memon, Razi’s Director of Education and Program Director for the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP), conducted a lunch seminar for the Mandel Center for Jewish Education at Brandeis University. The seminar theme was “Islamic Schooling in …
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April 9, 2012

Dr. Nadeem Memon presents at ISNA Education Forum 2012 in Chicago

CHICAGO — Razi’s Director of Education, Dr. Nadeem Memon, presented a workshop at the 13th annual ISNA Education Forum on April 6th-8th. The forum’s theme was “Islamic Schools — Engaging Learning Communities”. The conference gathered over 600 full-time Islamic school …
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February 26, 2012

First Group of Teachers Complete the Islamic Teacher Education Program

On February 25th, the first cohort of Islamic School teachers graduated from the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP). Their convocation was conducted online and was attended by over 50 people. The keynote presentation by Dr. Louis Castillo, Lecturer at Columbia …
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January 23, 2012

Islamic Teacher Education Program Sells Out Third Program Offering

TORONTO – The Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) has successfully sold-out its third program offering to a new batch of students, beginning January 23rd, 2012. Although the last program offering for ITEP was just four months ago in September, the …
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January 14, 2012

Ramzy Ajem and Dr. Nadeem Memon Facilitate Workshops at 1st ISNA West Coast Forum

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA — Razi’s Director of Curriculum Development, Ramzy Ajem, and Director of Education, Dr. Nadeem Memon, presented a number of workshops at the 1st annual ISNA West Coast Education Forum on January 13th and 14th 2012. The forum’s …
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December 17, 2011

Qurba Holds History Seminar at Humber College with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held a one-day seminar on Saturday, December 17 at Humber College. The seminar, titled Witnesses Over Mankind: Mainfesto of Islamic History, was taught by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah as part of his SeekersHub tour in Toronto. …
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November 20, 2011

Communication Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held their 12th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Modern Discourse: Displaying the Way of Grace, featured Shaykh Ramzy Ajem and …
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October 29, 2011

Two-Day Institute on Accommodating the Needs of Muslim Students at University of Toronto

TORONTO — Razi and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT) held a two-day institute titled Teaching With Sensitivity: Meeting the Needs of Muslim Students in Public Schools on October 29 and November 5, 2011. The program was attended …
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October 21, 2011

Dr. Nadeem Memon Delivers Keynote Speech at OAIS Professional Development Day

TORONTO — Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi) was the keynote speaker at the Ontario Association for Islamic Schools (OAIS) professional development program that took place at ISNA High School in Mississauga, Ontario on Friday October 21st, 2011. Islamic …
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October 16, 2011

Hajj Course Offered at Malton Islamic Centre

MISSISSAUGA — Qurba Academy held their 11th course of the Essentials Program on Sunday, October 16th 2011 at the Malton Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Canada.The event titled The Pilgrimage: The Great Gathering featured Shaykh Zahid Ally who taught students about …
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September 22, 2011

Islamic Teacher Education Program Sells Out Second Program Offering

TORONTO – On September 22nd 2011, the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) has successfully sold-out its second program offering to a new batch of participants. For the first time ever, the program features educators from Canada, United States, United Kingdom, …
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September 21, 2011

Dr. Nadeem Memon Conducts a Workshop at Educating for Peace and Justice at University of Toronto

TORONTO — Educating for Peace and Justice: Action for Safe and Equitable Classrooms, Schools and Communities took place on September 24, 2011 at the University of Toronto. Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi), conducted a workshop titled Islamophobia in …
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September 3, 2011

Islamic Teacher Education Program at Community Education Forum with Keynote Presentation in Toronto

TORONTO — The Community Education Forum 2011 was held on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). The event was a collaborative effort by the Ontario Association of Islamic Schools …
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September 1, 2011

Dr. Nadeem Memon Appointed as Part-time Lecturer at OISE

TORONTO — Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi) has been appointed as a part-time professor at University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He will begin teaching his first class for teacher candidates on School and …
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June 27, 2011

Ramzy Ajem Attends National Chaplaincy Conference in Ottawa

OTTAWA — The National Chaplaincy Conference 2011 took place on June 27th and 28th, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. The conference, hosted by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), was attended by Razi’s Director of Curriculum Development, Ramzy Ajem. The conference …
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May 15, 2011

Fiqh of Day-to-Day Matters Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held their 10th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course titled Islamic Law III: Living the Law featured Shaykh Faraz Rabbani of …
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April 24, 2011

Islamic Teacher Education Program featured at ISNA Education Forum 2011 in Chicago

CHICAGO — The ISNA Education Forum 2011 took place at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA on April 22–24, 2011. The 3-day forum was hosted by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in collaboration with the Council …
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March 27, 2011

Marriage Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held their 9th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Marriage: In Partnership Towards Allah featured Shaykh Zahir Bacchus and Ustadha …
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March 18, 2011

Qurba Hosts Lecture With Habib Umar at Malton Islamic Centre

MALTON, ONTARIO – On Thursday, March 18th, 2011 at Malton Islamic Centre, Qurba Academy hosted a lecture as part of the Habib Umar Tour in Canada, United States and United Kingdom.. Habib Umar bin Hafiz, of Yemen, gave a lecture …
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February 13, 2011

Contemporary Issues Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 8th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Contemporary Issues: Principles in Action featured Shaykh Omar Qureshi and Shaykh …
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January 15, 2011

Classes Begin for First Offering of Islamic Teacher Education Program

TORONTO — After years of development and months of marketing, the first offering of the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) began in January 2011. The program is offered jointly by Razi and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) …
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January 4, 2011

Dr. Nadeem Memon Appointed as Lecturer at Wilfred Laurier University

WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) has appointed Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi) as a part-time professor in the Sociology department. He will begin teaching his first class entitled Introduction to Muslim Studies for undergraduates in the Winter …
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November 28, 2010

Islamic Finance Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 7th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Islamic Law II: Zakat and Financial Transactions featured Shaykh Faraz Rabbani …
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October 12, 2010

Over 80 Islamic School Administrators Gather for Islamic Teacher Education Program Launch

TORONTO – On October 12th, 2010 Razi and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) hosted over 80 administrators from Islamic schools across Ontario to officially launch the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP). Dr. …
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June 6, 2010

Principled Thinking Course Offered at Humber College

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 6th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Foundations of Islam: Principled Thinking featured Shaykh Omar Qureshi and Shaykh …
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May 10, 2010

Spirituality Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 5th course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Conduct: Inward Refinement, featured Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali from California …
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April 4, 2010

Islamic Teacher Education Program Debuts at ISNA Education Forum

CHICAGO — On April 2nd–4th 2010, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) held their 10th annual Education Forum which took place at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The three-day forum was co-hosted by the Council of …
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February 14, 2010

Life of the Prophet Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 3rd course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled The Life of the Prophet: Understanding the Best Example featured Shaykh …
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December 21, 2009

Islamic Teacher Education Program Makes International Debut in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA – Razi formally introduced the Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the 7th World Conference on Muslim Education in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The conference is sponsored by Kolej University Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS) and Ikatan Ilmuan …
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November 22, 2009

Securing Faith Course Offered at Ryerson University

TORONTO — Qurba Academy held the 2nd course of the Essentials Program on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course, titled Belief: Securing Faith featured Shaykh Ramzy Ajem who presented the obligatory …
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February 13, 2009

Imam Zaid Shakir Seminars Sold Out in Toronto

TORONTO — Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna Institue has arrived in Toronto to speak at two sold-out Qurba Academy events: Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance and Islam, Marriage and Family: Seven Secrets to a Happy Marriage. Treatise for the …
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December 26, 2008

Qurba Academy Debuts at Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference

TORONTO — On December 26, Qurba Academy launched its programs for 2009 at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Canada. Qurba Academy showcased two upcoming seminars with Imam Zaid Shakir of Zaytuna Institute: Treatise for the Seekers of …
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