Join IHRC for a joint author evening with Alima Ashfaq (author of Du’as of the Superstars) and Samia Quddus (creator of Taqdeer Life Journal).
We will be exploring how and why Du’as of the Superstars and the Taqdeer Life Journal are transformational, exciting and inspiring tools to help everyday Muslims to connect and gain closeness to our purpose, and to our Creator.
WHEN: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 from 6.30pm
WHERE: IHRC Bookshop, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, London HA9 8PA
Both books will be available to purchase online and in-store. More details to follow.
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Wudu and prayer facilities available
Alima Ashfaq a teacher by profession and currently is part of the Diplomas Department at the Islamic Online University. She has been studying Islamic studies with various Islamic Institutes and teachers since 2007 and has actively been involved in the community working with several prominent organisations. She currently lectures nationally and internationally focusing on the topic of gender, faith and spirituality. In 2012 she authored Du’as of the Superstars and released a new edition in 2018. Alima is currently pursuing her ‘Alamiyyah with Al-Salam Institute.
Samia Quddus has taught as a primary school teacher for over ten years recently specialising in children’s social and emotional mental health. She is currently an academic, training to qualify as a children’s counsellor with a leading national children’s mental health charity. Samia’s work with children from diverse backgrounds both in the UK and international settings has contributed towards developing her skillset to make a positive difference which is the driving force behind all that she does.
About the Taqdeer Life journal:
The concept of Taqdeer came about at a time when Samia wanted to incorporate elements of her professional work, her understanding of journaling and the notion of gratitude that encompassed both Islamic and scientific principles in a consistent repetitive structure. This process enabled Samia to channel her thoughts in a positive way, further achieved by the familiarity of what she was expected to regularly reflect on. Over time it became easier to find all that evoked a sense of happiness and appreciation supported by a simple format that remained the same, the only difference being Samia’s perception. It’s what she chose to bring to the table.
Until faced with her own difficult life event, Samia never really truly appreciated what it meant to be in the ‘present’, a concept and self-development skill she learned to channel through Taqdeer. It doesn’t come easily at first however knowing that you are looking for the positives in your daily experiences automatically shapes your mind-set for the better. Though Taqdeer provides some direction in recognising the positive happenings in your life, the overarching theme is acknowledging and expressing thanks to Allah (swt) for all that occurs in your everyday life as well as making a conscious choice to be happy regardless what life may throw at you.