Come, come, whoever you are!

Join us for four days of community and learning, with one of the foremost Muslim women scholars of our time!

We are so honoured to be hosting the Anse Tamara, a model of spiritual leadership and guidance, a dedicated caller to Allah, ahd the founder of Rabata. Such a visit is the fulfilment of a mission we promised you: to connect you to scholars of our tradition, to bring them to you, so that you could have a link (sanad) to them, and gain from their wisdom and light. This is something our founder Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa has dreamt of and been praying for since we started Sanad Collective: because Anse Tamara is not only a teacher to thousands of women around the world, but one of the very first guides and teachers of Sanad Collective’s own teacher, Anse Shehnaz.

What a great sign that our new Rhoda Institute branch, in Montreal, dedicated to the service of families and their well-being, will in sha Allah be finished and ready to open its doors, at the very time Anse Tamara is here, so that she will inaugurate its opening. God is the Master Planner, and He offers these indescribable gifts. Glory be to Him!

This is indeed a momentous occasion.

Join us in celebrating and honouring the presence of the People of God and the good they bring into our lives. These events are open to men, women, youth – and to Muslims and people of other walks of life. Come, come, whoever you are.

Ottawa: October 28-29

 Sunday Oct. 28 2pm-9pm
An Afternoon with Anse Tamara
Rhoda Institute

Monday Oct. 29 7pm
Bringing the spirit to action: spiritual activism
Amphitheatre, St Paul University, Ottawa

Montreal: October 30-31

Tuesday, Oct. 30 (two events at separate locations)

Event 1: 3pm-5pm
Author Talk
Cafe Floraison


Event 2: 7pm
Public Lecture: What do Muslim women have to offer the rest of the world?
Qu’ont les femmes musulmanes à offrir à l’humanité?

A public lecture by Anse Tamara Gray (for men, women, Muslims and non-Muslims)
McGill University – Birks Heritage Chapel

Please RSVP here

Wednesday October 31  6pm-10pm
Opening Ceremony of Rhoda Institute-Montreal
Dar Fatima Auditorium 12030 rue Grenet

*limited seating for this event: please reserve your ticket here


For our out-of-town guests:

We can’t wait to see you! We hope that everyone who can make the trip will do so – you will not regret it!

We recommend this site to find accommodation in Ottawa and Montreal. During your stay in Ottawa, we ask you to support our amazing community safe space, the Lotus Community Corner, by eating your meals there. The Lotus Community Corner is right next to the Rhoda Institute.
During your stay in Montreal, we ask that you support our gorgeous community safe space, Café Floraison, by eating there!

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