New Class – Once Upon the Nile: The Epic of Moses

This is a seminar about facing your own Pharaohs…

…and finding the strength to split our own seas. It relives the Epic of Musa in the 21st century as it pertains to YOUR life.

Infuse his epic with yours:

  • Your redemption. Musa committed manslaughter (he killed someone!). Yet, he still became a prophet.
  • Your forgiveness. Musa was confident in his repentance even when Pharaoh reminded him of his crime. Forgive yourself.
  • Your reliance. Time and again, it seemed like it was over for Musa with no way out. Yet, he always turned to Allah with dua and tawakkul.
  • Your movement. Musa was always moving forward, even as a newborn. He lived an active, contributive life with family, community and da’wah.

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It isn’t just about Musa…

This treasure chest has a FULL cast of personalities so you can find yourself somewhere in this story as you relive it from diverse perspectives and motivations:

  1. The most influential women of his life: his mother, adopted mother, sister, and wife
  2. Strength and resolve of Asiya, the Pharaoh’s wife
  3. Secretly believing servants in Pharaoh’s palace
  4. Harun sharing prophethood with his brother
  5. Ruling class with an Israelite raised in their palace
  6. Egyptians witnessing the miracles of Musa
  7. Bani Isra’il: their experience through slavery, salvation, and after the death of Musa
  8. Pharaoh and his allies driven by power and wealth
  9. Sorcerers, their test of faith, and tragic persecution
  10. Chieftain of Madyan hosting a refugee and giving his daughter in marriage
  11. Khidr and Musa’s companion, Yusha bin Nun

Meet Shaykh Mohammed Mana

Shaykh Mohamed Mana is the first American to graduate with a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Quranic Sciences, Madinah University. Born in Hollywood and raised in Long Beach, he embodies a unique balance of traditional and contemporary upbringing.

As a young Muslim raised in America, Shaykh Mohamed is in a unique position to understand today’s Western youth, their struggles and pressures. He received his schooling and early Islamic education at home under the guidance of his parents, mainly his mother. He completed the memorization of the Quran in his late teens while majoring in Business Economics at California State University Long Beach. He also served on the MSA board, volunteering for local and national organizations.

When asked about the highlight of his time in Madinah, Shaykh Mohamed answered, “being in the presence of various scholars and teachers, benefitting tremendously from their knowledge and mentorship, adding diversity and depth to my experience

Shaykh Mohamed is also an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying his life in California in the company of family and friends. He’s been active in the local Islamic Institute of Orange County for many years leading Tarawih, delivering sermons and lectures, and teaching various classes. His primary goal is to connect Muslims with the Quran and revive its relevance in our lives today.