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Who Was Imam al-Ghazali

Once we began teaching the Book of Knowledge for children, the students began to ask us; who is Imam Ghazali?  We were very grateful that Fons Vitae had also published a complementary book: Al-Ghazali.

The book describes the biography of Imam Ghazali.  The students were truly enthralled by his story; especially the part about the bandits!!

Here is a short excerpt from the introduction by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in the Book of Knowledge:

What the scholars meant when they called Imam al-Ghazali the “Proof of Islam” was simply that he had tested the practices in Islam and proved for himself that they were true.  In other words, those practices had the effects that the Qur’an said they would have for people who practiced the commands of the Quran.  For example, if you believe in God, then God will be enough proof for you.  If you pray, and if your prayers are reasonable, sooner or later they will be answered.

To learn more about the program and how to incorporate it in your classroom or child’s life join us at our annual supporters’ dinner at the Fremont Marriott on February 12th at 5PM.

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School Tours

Coming to one of our campus tours or open houses is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Peace Terrace Academy and experience our School. The tours include an overview of Islamic Education and our school’s Mission, Vision, and Educational Philosophy. You will also be able to learn about our Hifdh Program as well as our afterschool programs.

There will also be a Question and Answer session where we will gladly answer any of your questions and concerns and a school tour where you will see

Tour times are 9AM-11AM

School Tour Dates:

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 


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Family Paint Day

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Peace Terrace invites you to come paint the day away!

Join us for a paint event for the whole family. Two groups will be led by experienced instructors – 5-8 years and 9+ years – so you can paint alongside your family or friends.

Free onsite babysitting for 18 months – 5 years old.

Come join us for some family paint fun, and walk away with a beautiful finished painting.

All materials will be provided, just bring a smile on your face and please come dressed to paint.


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Sound Heart, Sound Community

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A community is a reflection of the people who live in it.  Our goal at Peace Terrace is to continue to foster a learning community that grows year by year, day by day.  You may not be directly impacted by students at Peace Terrace today; yet in the near future, our students will be your doctors, community leaders, and teachers.  Their sound heart will lead to our sound community.  Join us in building a community of learners who will illuminate the world with their light and bring about positive change, all while seeking the pleasure of Allah.

$40 General Admission; $45 At Door; $25 Childcare

To buy tickets visit here

 


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A Curious Ramadan

Curious George is coming to the Muslim Community Center – East Bay. There’s no time for monkey business because Ramadan is almost here.

Come hear Muslim Children’s Author Hena Khan talk about why she writes children’s books for Muslim youth, make a Ramadan lantern with her, have some pizza, and get your copy of “It’s Ramadan, Curious George” signed by the author. Curious George himself will also make an appearance.

Registration is $20 per child and includes a copy of Hena Khan’s “Curious George” book. You can also purchase signed copies of her other books: “Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors” and “Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story.”

Only 300 tickets will be sold. Children two and under are free. Tickets are only for children (parents may accompany).

Register at: mcc-george.eventbrite.com


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Getting Ready for Highschool

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Islamic Studies  and Personal Development Workshops

At Peace Terrace Academy, our goal is to empower our students to lead successful lives.  Our students can only strive for excellence when we provide for them the tools they need for success.  Over the course of the next few weeks Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi will be conducting  workshops with our students that combine spiritual awareness with personal, social, educational, and career development goals.


Topics Include:

Workshop 1: Embracing Your Identity

  • Self Awareness & Labeling
  • Celebrating Accomplishments vs. Acquisitions
  • Who Do You Want to Be?

Workshop 2: The Friends We Keep

  • Who/What Influences You?
  • Dangers of Media/TV/Social Media
  • Virtues of Good Company


Workshop 3: Emotional Maturity

  • The Detective vs. The Reporter: How to Ethically Identify Problem Situations
  • Gauging Right from Wrong: Culture vs. Religion
  • Reactions, Actions, and Consequences

Workshop 4: The Value of Time

  • The Creation of Time
  • “Sliding Doors”
  • Long Term and Short Term Goal-Setting


Workshop 5: Models of Success

  • How Do You Define Success?
  • The Delusion of Popularity and Fame
  • True Models of Success

Workshop 6: Moving Forward with Fortitude

  • Lessons Review
  • Sculpting vs. Building: How to Mold Yourself for Success
  • Paving the Path: High School & Beyond

Presented by: Hosai Mojaddidi

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Hosai Mojaddidi is the Co-Founder of Mental Health 4 Muslims and a long serving activist, teacher, and lecturer in the Muslim community. For the past twenty years, she has worked and volunteered with many Bay Area organizations and schools, some of which include: Peace Terrace Academy, Islamic Networks Group, Zaytuna Institute, Northstar School, Rahma Foundation, GiveLight Foundation, and others.

Hosai recently moved from southern California where she co-founded and served as lead teacher for the past 3 years at Happy Hearts Learning Co-op, a preschool co-op, that operated out of the Islamic Center of Irvine. She currently lives in Cupertino with her husband and her two sons, both of whom she homeschools.

She is also a writer, editor, and speaker. Her areas of focus include Islamic studies/spirituality, Qur’an, self-development, women’s issues, mental health advocacy, family/parenting, relationship maintenance, and education. She is passionate about teaching children and creating lasting bonds with all her students.


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Volunteer Meet-Up

Planning is well underway for our Annual Supporters Dinner.  Our first volunteer meet up was this past Saturday.  MashaAllah we had a great turn-out!  It’s always wonderful to  teacher our children the value of serving their school community and practicing their public speaking skills.

We encourage all parents to attend the event, sell tickets to their family and friends, and volunteer for the event if you are able to.  It takes a village to support our students.

Join us on April 24th inshaAllah for our Annual Supporters’ Dinner.

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