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Towards Solving the Marriage Dilemma - Sh. Alaa Elsayed

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Uploaded on Nov 21, 2010

From the Annual Australian Islamic Conference 2010
"FAMILY MATTERS: Foundation for Success"

The family is the cornerstone of this Ummah. By nurturing our families to be visionary, pious, confident, self-sufficient and selfless we are all able to contribute to uplifting the status of this Ummah. Put simply, the Family Matters! because it is the institution through which success in this life and the next is built.

In tackling the theme of Family, this year's AAIC addresses three sub-themes:

Marriage!
What does it mean? How do you select a spouse? What are the rights and responsibilities of each spouse? What are the keys to a successful marriage in Islam?

Children!
How do we raise them? What vision should we have for them? How can we teach them to be proud of their Muslim identity and be ambassadors of Islam? How can we as parents become the best of role models?

Knowledge!
What is its link and importance to the family? Why seek it? What should we be seeking? How do we incorporate it into our day-to-day lives?

By the end of the conference it is our intention that every individual will come away inspired, spiritually re-energized, and armed with essential knowledge and practical tools to make positive changes within their families and lives.

Sheikh Alaa Elsayed is the Director of Public and Internal Relations for Mercy Mission World and the Director of Religious Affairs for the Islamic Centre of Canada-ISNA. He is also one of the renowned tutors of AlKauthar Institute.
Sheikh Alaa was born in Cairo and lived in Egypt until he was 15 years old. During his youth, he spent his time as the goalie for the Junior National Team and moved to Toronto, Canada in the late 1970's.

Sheikh Alaa worked as a Vice-President of Business Development for an international company, and during this time he competed and was placed first in the 1992 Bermuda Triathlon.

Sheikh Alaa has studied for his Bachelors in Shari'ah from the American International University, and has earned a scholarship from the Shari'ah Academy in Egypt/Florida. Sheikh Alaa has also received his Ijazah of Qur'an recitation for Hafs 'an 'Asim, studied comparative religion for five years through the IPCI in South Africa, and was on the board of director of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth.

Sheikh Alaa currently lives in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) with his wife and three children. He is a member of Canadian Council of Imams; he's also a member of Horizon Interfaith Communication Media Council. Prior to this he was an Imam for Muslim Council of Calgary and acted as its media spokesperson.

He has hosted Vision of Islam, a weekly television show which runs throughout Alberta, Canada. He has also appeared on various television channels in both Canada and the UK.

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