Webinar: Make a Better Ramadan in Lockdown

An informative discussion with Doctors, Nutritionists, and Imams about how we can make a better Ramadan while in lockdown.

Needless to say, this Ramadan will be an experience that we or even people in the past have ever been challenged with. But this may give us an opportunity to reconnect with our creator in new and better ways.

Topics and Presenters:

Lessons from Ramadan During the Time of the Prophet

Shaykh Said Seddouk

Maintaining the Immune System

Dr. Basheer Ahmed

Boosting the immune system: Facts vs Myths

Dr. Bazigha Hassan

Diet to Boost Immunity

Br. Mazhar Husseini

Itikaf During Lockdown

Dr. Aslam Abdullah

Audience Q & A

Please post your questions in the comment section at the bottom of the page.

Presenter Bios

Shaykh Said Seddouk

Shaykh Seddouk is the Director of Religious Affairs at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, in Rowland Heights, California.

He has a Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Studies from Mishkah University.

He memorized the entire Quran according to the Hafs and Warsh recitation rules. He received his Ijaza on al-Mowataa of Imam Malik. and an Ijaza on Sahih al-Bukhari.

He has received various certifications and recognition awards for community leadership and spiritual enrichment. He regularly attends meetings of the American Muslim Jurist Assembly (AMJA).

Dr. M. Basheer Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed was born in India. After completing his medical schooling in Pakistan, he obtained a post-graduate degree and training in psychiatry at Glasgow University in Scotland. He came to the USA in 1968 and was a faculty member at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at New York; Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and was also a professor of psychiatry at Southwestern Medical school, Dallas, TX. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatrist Association and has been practicing psychiatry in Fort Worth, TX, since 1985.

He is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Muslim Community Center for Human Services, which provides medical, dental, and social services to needy residents of the Dallas Fortworth area. He is also the founder and president of the Institute of medieval and post-medieval studies – promoting understanding of Muslim contributions to world civilization, and the founder and president emeritus of IQRA, promoting peace and building harmonious relations among people of different faiths.

He is the editor of three notable books: 1. Muslim Contribution to World Civilization 2. Islamic Intellectual Heritage and its Impact on the West 3. Domestic Violence Cross-Cultural Perspective. He is also the author of - My Story as a Muslim Immigrant in America - Psychiatry, Social Activism and Service.

Dr. Bazigha Hasan

Dr. Hasan is a family physician from Maryland. She is one of the founding physicians of the Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN), a nonprofit arm of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, which provides care to the uninsured in Virginia.

She practices medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Br. Mazhar Hussaini

Br. Hussaini has been providing services in the domain of Halal Food for the last 35 years in various capacities. He is a Food and Agriculture scientist, Nutritionist, Author, and Leader in Halal education, recognized throughout the Muslim world. His pioneering publication - Islamic Dietary Concepts and Practices (1980), served as a seed to germinate halal movements across the globe. He is a founding member of many Islamic institutions including halal organizations in North America. He authored and was instrumental in passing the legislation of the Halal Food Act in the State of Illinois (USA). He is a pioneer in providing halal meals to the Muslim inmates in the State of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington (USA). He has supervised the delivery of Muslim meals to eleven major International Muslim airlines in the USA. He has developed a low cost Halal nutritious food package for feeding the hungry and starving children of the world. He has developed a Halal Science course work for Undergraduate degree at the university level.

Dr. Aslam Abdullah

Dr. Abdullah received a Doctorate in Communications from the University Of London, England, in 1987. He is a resident scholar at IslamiCity and Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Media Network Inc. that publishes the Muslim Observer.

He has served as Director of the Islamic Society of Nevada and Masjid Ibrahim, Las Vegas. Dr. Abdullah has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the Minaret Magazine since 1989. He was an associate editor of "The Arabia" in the 1980s. He also served as vice-chairman of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He is currently Vice President of the American Muslim Council.

He is involved in interfaith dialogue and has represented Muslims in several interfaith conferences. He has published several books and more than 600 articles and papers in magazines all over the world. He is based on Southern California and has appeared on several TV and Radio shows.


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