"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi


Human connection is a blessing of this life we are given. Not unlike the body, the ties of the heart require strength and flexibility. What does it mean to strengthen your heart? This series of free telecourses offers an expedition that can bring us back to ourselves.

July 11-October 10th

You will receive a beautiful lesson each Tuesday, with an additional three live Q+A Sessions throughout the series.

PRICE: FREE


July 11, Wadude Laird: Heartfulness: The Key to Health & Spiritual Well-Being

Dr. John Wadude Laird is the past President of the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism and a faculty member. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1976 and has more than twenty years of experience in direct patient care. Dr. Laird was responsible for the passage of landmark legislation in North Carolina in 1994, legalizing the practice of alternative medical therapies.

Through his activities as an administrator and healer, Dr. Laird radiates the love of God to everyone he encounters. His passion and strength inspire students to trust God fully and to give their lives in service to all who need healing and love.

July 18, Nura Laird: 5 Keys to Healing Family Relationships

Nura Laird, M.Ed. is a Dean, a faculty member, and chair of the Department of Peacemaking. Nura has been a student of healing and Sufism since 1977. She has extensive training and experience in community and family mediation and in teaching and counseling children and adults. Since graduating from the Energy Mastery School in 1992, Nura has worked professionally as a spiritual counselor, teacher and seminar leader internationally.

Nura is especially inspired to help restore the real love and peace to families, and to guide her clients and students to bring more love and peace into our world.

July 25, Rahima Schmall: Spiritual Healing for Physical and Emotional Well-being

Rahima Schmall, PhD. R.N.  is a faculty member and department head of the Spiritual Healing and Counseling for Physical and Emotional Well-Being program.  She is a psychologist, registered nurse and master spiritual healer who has successfully brought spirituality into her clinical practice and teaching for over thirty years.  She is also the director of the Healing Intensive Retreat at the Shadiliyya Sufi Center.

She has a deep love of God and is gifted at creating a safe and nurturing space in which people with physical illness or emotional pain can work through their issues to find peace, wholeness and harmony.  As a teacher, she has a passion for helping each and every student develop their own unique gifts as a healer and human being.

August 1, Salima Adelstein: How to Free Yourself from Worry

Maxine Salima Adelstein M.Ed., D.D., helps people to discover and embody the deep truth of their beauty and essence through her work as a healer and teacher. Ms. Adelstein is Dean of Education, chair of the Department of Spiritual Ministry and Sufi Studies and a faculty member.

She is a master healer who has helped hundreds of clients heal from illness and lifelong emotional pain.

 

August 8: Live Q+A!

Do you have questions about USHS or its teachings?

Are you interested in becoming a USHS student or earning a Masters of Divinity degree?

Join us for LIVE Q&A and get answers to your questions from USHS faculty.  Tuesday, August 8, at 5pm US Pacific time / 8pm US Eastern time. Click here to find the time in your time zone. Mark your calendar to join us live for this event. Call access info will be mailed to you prior to the call.

 

August 15: John Abd al-Qadir Davies Finding Yourself in Relationship

John Abd Al Qadr Davies, LL.B., M.Litt., M.S., Ph.D., faculty member at the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism, is Co-Director of the Partners in Confright and Partners in Peacebuilding Projects at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. After practicing law and psychology and teaching meditation in Australia, he moved to the US in 1982.

He has led or partnered in conflict transformation and peace building initiatives in over 25 countries.He has trained thousands of professionals in conflict transformation, prevention and multi-track diplomacy, including political leaders and diplomats, UN peacekeepers, police, educators, religious, traditional and civil society leaders. He has conducted extensive research on the impact of spiritual and secular techniques in promoting peace, which has been published widely. He served as consultant to various US departments and international governments and organizations.

August 22, Ibrahim Jaffe: Advanced Spiritual Healing for Disease

After completing his residency and earning his medical license in 1983, Dr. Jaffe traveled around the world to study with indigenous healers and traditional doctors. During his years of travel, he studied with healers and spiritual masters from traditions in Japan (Zen), Tibet (Medicine Buddha), India (Kundalini), Hawaii (Kahuna), and South America (Shamanistic).

His studies brought him to Jerusalem, where he studied Sufi spirituality and healing with Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal. It is through the techniques of Sufi healing that Dr. Jaffe has seen the deepest and most complete form of healing on both the physical and energetic levels.

August 29, Salima Adelstein: Helping Clients Get Beyond Limiting Beliefs

September 5, Kamila Shenmen: Bringing Light Into the world

Kamila is a graduate and faculty member of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She holds a Doctorate in Computer Science and Molecular Biology and worked for 18 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She is also a licensed practitioner of Oriental Medicine, and a former faculty member and Clinic Director of the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Kamila’s search for true healing at the deepest levels eventually led her to Shaykh Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal and the ancient spiritual healing practices of Sufism. Having found on the Sufi way the peace and healing that comes from opening the heart to God’s love, Kamila is blessed to be able to share this path and its teachings with her students, community and clients.

September 12: Live Q+A!

Do you have questions about USHS or its teachings?

Are you interested in becoming a USHS student or earning a Masters of Divinity degree?

Join us for LIVE Q&A and get answers to your questions from USHS faculty.  Tuesday, September 12, at 5pm US Pacific time / 8pm US Eastern time. Click here to find the time in your time zone. Mark your calendar to join us live for this event. Call access info will be mailed to you prior to the call.

 

September 19, John Abd Al Qadr Davies: Consciousness and Living Peace 

September 26: Hamid Werder Pursuing Divine Perfection in Work & Daily Life

Paul Hamid Werder is president of LionHeart Consulting, Inc. and has been a successful consultant in organizational change and leadership for twenty-five years. Mr. Werder is a faculty member at the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism and teaches in the Spiritual Ministry department.

He has merged his traditional business acumen with spiritual healing skills to empower leaders to work from the prophetic light that he refers to as inner wisdom. He supports students to discover their unique God-given talents and express them completely with deep humility.

 

October 3: Final Live Q+A!

Do you have questions about USHS or its teachings?

Are you interested in becoming a USHS student or earning a Masters of Divinity degree?

Join us for LIVE Q&A and get answers to your questions from USHS faculty.  Tuesday, October 10, at 5pm US Pacific time / 8pm US Eastern time. Click here to find the time in your time zone. Mark your calendar to join us live for this event. Call access info will be mailed to you prior to the call.

 

October 10: Amany Shalaby The Fountain of Abundant Love

Amany Shalaby graduated as an electric engineer from`Ein Shams University, Cairo, Egypt 1985. She obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies from Islamic College of Advancing Studies, Middlesex University, London, UK in 2002 and her Master’s degree in Comparative Philosophy of Religions in 2014 from the Islamic College of Advancing Studies, Middlesex University, London, UK.

Amany works as a translator of Islamic books and teaches in diverse study circles across the states on Islamic spirituality. Amany is the author of The Essence of Creation and the forth-coming book of poetry, Hidden Pearls.

She is a co-founder of Radiant Hands Inc., an organization that helps single mothers in need, and Nur Corner Institute.

 

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