A circle is associated with perfection and completeness. A circle symbolizes the motion of the planets around the sun and the passage of time. It points towards the notion of unchallenged continuation. A circle, also symbolizes the current confines of our understanding. The discussion series aims to help us step outside this circle, reflect on our past, evaluate our present and redefine our future. “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (The Qur'an, 13:11)
Session 1: Reclaiming Our Identity
Age Group: 18-35
Dinner + Refreshments will be served
Faciliated by Omar Zia
Omar Zia is an Educator working with the Peel School Board in Ontario, Canada. He is a well-known Khatib and lecturer in Toronto. He holds a B.Sc., B.Ed. (Science/English) and a Master of Education degree. Br. Omar is a Board Member of DawaNet, as well as a licensed Marriage Officiator in Ontario.
Omar Zia currently works as the Curricular Head of Student Services: Guidance Counsellor, Student Success Site Coordinator and Special Education Services Program Coordinator, at TL Kennedy SS with the Peel District School Board. Previously he has been a Department Head of ESL & Special Ed, Cross-Curricular Literacy Head, and an English Head. He has also served as the Principal of Bramalea Night School for a few years.
Omar has had the honour of studying Islam under numerous well-known Muslim scholars in the Toronto area. He has been running popular youth halaqas and parenting workshops at Understanding Islam Academy for several years now.