Sat, Aug 24 | Muslim Community Association

Sacred Self-Love Course - Bay Area!

Is Self-Love Islamic? Can Self-Love help me grow closer to my Creator? Why is Self-Love Important for my spiritual, mental, & emotional growth? Join this Self-Love Course to get your answers and learn how to view this sacred relationship in a way that fuels your spiritual & overall growth!
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2019, 3:10 PM PDT – Aug 25, 2019, 7:10 PM PDT
Muslim Community Association, 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

About the Event

Sacred Self-Love Course & Workshop

A 2 Day Psycho-Spiritual Course & Workshop | Taught through an Islamic Psychological Lens

Course Developed & Taught by Dr. Marwa Assar, Psychologist, Educator, & Founder of The H.O.M.E Institute

Course Description: This is a 2 day course (days and times below) on navigating our relationship with ourselves in a way that is rooted in our relationship with our Creator. Because of scarce resources available about Self-love within an Islamic context, many of us Muslims struggle with understanding how to have a relationship with ourselves that is in line with Islamic teachings and a relationship that does not adopt the ego-promoting concepts that are often taught about the subject in western societies. And because our relationship with ourselves impacts our relationship with God, others, and the habits we engage in, it becomes imperative that we learn how to improve this very core relationship!

This course is designed to approach self-love through an Islamic psychological lens. It addresses how we can cultivate a wholehearted, nourishing, and fulfilling relationship with ourselves in a way that promotes our spiritual growth, our relationship with our Creator, our mental and emotional well-being, positive habits, and our relationship and interactions with others in our personal, professional, and community spaces.

To learn more and watch videos about the Sacred Self-Love course, click here!

Nature of Course: This is an interactive course that includes lectures, discussions, exercises, and a course workbook that is provided to the students and utilized throughout the course.

Target Audience: This event is open to all adults (both men and women).

Date ( Days & Times): August 24th & 25th

Day 1: August 24th, Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

Day 2: August 25th, Sunday (10 am to 2 pm)

What is included in course:

  1. The Sacred Self-Love Course Workbook!
  2. Refreshments on both days

(Lunch is not included, Students will have access to MCA cafeteria where they can purchase lunch)

Course Price: Early Bird Fee: $129.99 (only available until August 11th!) Regular Price: $149.99

Special Discounted Ticket for 2: Register with a Loved One and Get $50 off! (Only Available Until August 11th)

This course is about renewing our understanding of love not only for ourselves but for others, so sign up with a loved one and grow together!

This Course is Designed to Help You:

  • Understand Self-Love through an Islamic Psychological Lens
  • How to Practice Self-Love in a way that is inline with God and His Truths.
  • Understand Who You Are and Your Pscyho-Spiritual Design Through an Islamic Psychological Lens!
  • Prioritize the Nourishment of Your Heart through Dr. Marwa's Heart Over Mind & Ego (H.O.M.E) Approach to Psycho-Spiritual Wellness
  • Engage in exercises that will help you connect more deeply to God and yourself
  • Re-shape the Way You View Love and Experience God's Love
  • Transform the Way You View your Relationship with Yourself & Your Creator
  • Understand How Your Relationship with Yourself can be a Means to a More Fulfilling Relationship with God and Others!
  • Gain the Empowerment You Need to Strive Towards Your Potential and Maximize What God has Given You.
  • Gain the tools that Will empower your Spiritual, Mental, & Emotional Well-Being

*** Please arrive early to sign in as course will be starting promptly!! Registration opens 9:00 am on Saturday!

***Must Register Online & Present Either Printed Ticket or Digital Ticket (on Your Phone)

***MCA will be providing Babysitting

Testimonials From Previous Students:

"Dr. Marwa's courses were enlightening and insightful as they provided important information about personal growth from both a modern psychology and traditional Islamic perspective - therefore combining the best of both worlds. I would recommend the courses for those looking to grow spiritually and emotionally" ~ R.E

"Dr. Marwa's self love course was truly amazing! This was pretty much my first time delving into this issue of self love, let alone it being from an Islamic perspective. I wad truly amazed by the content and discussions. Subhanallah after this course i got to look at a lot of the ayaat (verses), ahadeeth (hadiths), Arabic words, Allah's (God's) names from a totally different perspective and picture. It was such a heart warming course, i learned soooo many new things alhamdulilah. Dr. Marwa is so passionate about this topic that you can truly feel it in the way she's teaching the course and explaining it to us. She really knows what she's talking about and did an amazing job shedding light on this issue. She's done amazing research and analysis to back up all the points she discusses. Def take the course u will love it!" -Salwa

"(I gained) a better understanding of the heart, its position, roles and importance. The heart is often mentioned in hadith, the Qur'an and in tasawwuf but I've never really understood it in the way explained by the course. I've always considered it to be more of a metaphor for the mind but the course provides clarity about this and makes the concept less abstract. I now have a better viewpoint of the hadith statements and Qur'anic verses and can work to develop new insightful meanings of these." ~Osman

"Experiencing a whole new level of sacred self-love in my life: The Self-love course by Dr Marwa Assar answered my questions about learning to love myself through Allah and directed me to remove false beliefs about loving myself by helping me to renew my understanding that heart can help to connect to Allah and the mind is there to serve the heart and ego must be tamed as it is not meant to the king of our being and it contains the lower drives. Super happy and excited. Experiencing a whole new level of bliss in my life." ~Muhammad

"As Dr. Marwa says, it is a journey. For me personally, it was a journey that began with concepts and perspectives I had never before heard or understood. These connected me so quickly but so deeply with a faith that I knew was in my heart, felt was in my heart, but was clouded by my mind and disconnection from my heart. This in turn reconnected me to God in a way that was, again, so limited by my mind beyond my own awareness before. I am looking forward to the rest of this journey, and am forever grateful for this guidance." ~Nicole

" I loved reading the verses from Quran and Hadith in the course workbook .Guided Meditation has to take the crown though for being my favorite part of the course." ~Muhammad

"I have heard many times the importance of trusting ourselves, the importance of taking care of ourselves if we want to be better parents, and that we have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else. But this course taught me the essence and practice behind the words. It taught me to how to live these words and make them my reality. I learned so much from this course I don't think I can share it all here." ~ Anonymous

"I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to have a difficult conversation with themselves about themselves. It gives you insight about how self love is not "selfish" or "un-islamic" and helps provide a guideline to use self love as a journey to get closer to your creator." ~Anonymous

To learn more about course, click here:

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