It gives me great pleasure to announce that our dear teacher and Shaykh, Yaser Birjas, is inshaAllah moving to Chicago! Alhamdulillah, Allah has blessed our city with one of AlMaghrib Institute‘s top instructors, and I’m excited to let you know the details of his arrival.
Shaykh Yaser will be moving to Orland Park, IL to become one of the Imams at The Prayer Center of Orland Park (OP-PC). He will become the Director of English Islamic Education for Outreach and Youth, joining OP-PC’s other Imam, Shaykh Jamal Shaker.
Shaykh Yaser Birjas has come to Chicago twice this summer to kick off his move here with two powerhouse events.
In late June he spoke at the OP-PC event Pillars of Faith: Explaining in Islam. With the goal of teaching Muslims how to explain Islam to non-Muslims, Shaykh Yaser delivered an Islam 101 presentation as if the audience was a non-Muslim audience. Attendees walked away gaining a better understanding of how to explain our religion to non-Muslims.
His second kick-off event took place yesterday as guest speaker for the 2009 Chicago Islamic Schools’ In-service. Held every year at one of the Islamic schools in Chicago as a training and networking event, Shaykh Yaser taught “Marketing Goodness” to a packed basement banquet hall at Islamic Foundation in Villa Park, IL.
Attended by all the Islamic school teachers in Chicago, the seminar was a one-day crash course on marketing and cultivating Islam as an integral part of our Islamic schools.
His move this week
Throughout this week, Shaykh Yaser will be busy moving from El Paso, TX. He will officially be moved in to the windy city inshaAllah just in time for Ramadan. You can find him at OP-PC in Orland Park.
Shaykh Yaser will be moving with his wife and three children.
Qabeelat Wasat looks forward to having Shaykh Yaser here and can’t wait for the many exciting events to come with him both at OP-PC and all over Chicagoland. We’ll definitely keep you in the loop when they happen, inshaAllah.
Help welcome Shaykh Yaser to Chicago
Please join us on the AlMaghrib forums in welcoming Shaykh Yaser to Chi-town with a big warm welcome: http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?p=444620
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