This is a seminar about discovering your Muslim identity…
How you identify yourself appears in the way you dress. Does that mean there is such a thing as a Muslim look, culture or fashion? This seminar dives into modern and contentious issues surrounding clothing and culture Muslims face in the Western world, while discussing classical Islamic positions and sources. This is both a spiritual and fiqh class that broadens the mind, clarifies misconceptions and helps forge self-identity.
Meet Shaykh Saad Tasleem
Shaykh Saad Tasleem is a fresh addition to the AlMaghrib instructor lineup. As one of our youngest instructors born and raised in the USA, Shaykh Saad is highly in tune with today’s youth struggles and pressures, while grounded with education in traditional Islamic Sciences.
In his early years, Shaykh Saad tasted the alternative life as the lead singer of a punk rock band. Moving on from that lifestyle, Shaykh Saad still skateboards, snowboards, and rocks his Converse sneakers. After studying Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Design, and Psychology at the University of Maryland, he decided to take his life in a brand new direction.
Shaykh Saad started Islamic education at IIASA in Fairfax, VA. He then went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah where he dedicated himself to the study of Islamic Sciences. He graduated with a Bachelor’s from the Faculty of Islamic Law, University of Madinah.
Today, Shaykh Saad dedicates his teaching to Muslim youth learning to balance their Western lifestyles with Islamic values. At AlMaghrib, he has developed seminars like Fiqh of Chillin’: Entertainment & Recreation in Islam, Trends: Fiqh of Fashion & Clothing, and Deception: Study of Shaytan. His primary message is to empower Muslim youth to be comfortable with their own personal identities as part of Western society.