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 titled “The Other Side of Paradise: Making Our Homes Whole”. The title refers to the home and how its true purpose is meant to be a place of happiness. The lecture touched on growing social concerns such as rising divorce rates and failed marriages. Habib Umar also touched on the important role women have historically played in making homes paradisal.
The lecture was a huge success and over 200 people were in attendance. It was moderated by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah.
This lecture is part of the Monthly Lecture Series that Qurba Academy holds in various masjids around the Greater Toronto Area.
About Qurba – Qurba Academy is a Toronto, Canada based educational initiative dedicated to preparing Muslims for the challenges of contemporary Western life. Its flagship curriculum, The Essentials Program, was developed by Razi.