Understanding the Changing World with Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari

  • Understanding the Changing World
    September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

We pray that this message reaches you in the best of states. You are cordially invited to a weekend program with Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari. The program is titled ‘Understanding the Changing World’. It will be held at the Al-Maqasid Learning Center in Macungie, Pennsylvania from Saturday morning, September 16th to Sunday afternoon, September 17th.

During this weekend program, we will study the foundational text written by Habib Abu Bakr Mashhur titled Al-Nubdha Al-Sughra. This work highlights the importance of understanding the time in which we live and how to simultaneously respond to its challenges, especially during the time of great tribulation. Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari is an erudite and accomplished scholar who has embodied the thought and teachings of the text’s author.

Babysitting for ages 2-5 will be available during all adult educational programming. Please note that all children 5 & under must either be in babysitting or be attended to by parents.

Attendees should plan to arrive Saturday morning, September 16th and depart on Sunday evening, September 17th. Registration will commence at 9:00 AM on Saturday, with the first session beginning at 10:00 AM. The final session will conclude by 5:30 PM on Sunday followed by a reading of the Burda, in sha Allah. Please note that there will be a Mawlid on Saturday night after the Maghrib prayer, in sha Allah.


The registration cost covers lunch and full access to all retreat programming and materials (please see below for information regarding accommodations). The registration fees are as follows:

Adult Registration (Ages 13 and up): $75
Babysitting: $35/child

We are adamant at Al-Maqasid to provide learning opportunities for everyone to the extent possible and thus plan to make a number of need-based scholarships available.


At this time we only have limited accommodations available for single male attendees. Below are a few hotels nearby where if you will need lodging.

Homewood Suites Allentown-West/Fogelsville

Wingate by Wyndham Allentown

Staybridge Suites Allentown West

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Soleiman Paracha at soleiman.paracha@almaqasid.org

We look forward to seeing you.

Al-Maqasid Team


Venue Website:

7386 Alburtis Rd, Macungie, Pennsylvania, 18062, United States

The Al-Maqasid building in Lehigh Valley located in Eastern PA.