With the aid of Allah SWT, Al-Kauthar Institute aims to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to increase their Islamic knowledge, hold on to their values, and practice their faith confidently. This institute serves as a resource for various subjects presented in a simplified manner, such as Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh), Theology (Aqaid), and more which can be accessed across our platforms.
In addition to the available resources, Al-Kauthar holds bi-monthly sessions and workshops under the guidance of Khanum Syeda Asma Abidi to address these subject in the service of Islam and humanity.
EDUCATION: Khanum Asma Abidi achieved her Master’s degree in Islamic Studies and earned a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, and a diploma in Early Childhood Education from The Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.
She spent five years studying at Madrassa-tul Qaim, Hawza Jamia-tuz Zahra Islamic Seminary, Institute for Islamic Beliefs, and at present continues her Hawza classes under reputable scholars from Qom and Mashhad, Iran.
EXPERIENCE: Khanum Abidi has served a variety of roles as a religious scholar, educator, orator and counselor with the aim of educating women with regards to Islamic knowledge and values. Over the years, she has delivered lectures and recited Majalis in Canada, and in the USA at various Islamic Centers including but not limited to the following: Al-Khoei, NY, Idar-e-Jaferia, MD, Masjid al-Hayy, FL, Astana Zahra, NJ, and multiple Islamic centers in Melbourne, Australia.
As one of the resident alims, she convenes monthly for workshops/dars sessions at IEC Husaini Sisters Study Circle for ladies and youth.
PURPOSE: Within their servitude to Allah SWT, women bear important roles in the family, home and society. Khanum Asma Abidi is a role model in many ways, as a scholar, educator, daughter, sister, wife and mother. It is incumbent upon all women to persuade, practice and promote the teachings, rules and rulings of Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings be with him and his Pure Progeny. The teachings of the Ahl al-Bayt, blessings of Allah be with them, are the luminous minarets of Divine Knowledge and their footsteps are the shining stars of guidance.
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Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible women and youth who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing the true teachings of Islam using authentic sources according to the guidance of Quran and the Ahlulbayt (Peace be upon them)
Our Mission is to provide quality Islamic education to the ladies of all ages in our community, because they play the most important role in laying the foundation for the success and prosperity of present community members and future generations
Through workshops, special classes and books, we are committed to empowering the girls and ladies to acquire, demonstrate, articulate, practice and share Islamic knowledge, participate in and contribute to the ethical excellence of our community and global human society