Content of Character
11 Prophetic Wisdoms to Live By

4 Speakers | Jan 11-12 in New Jersey
"The best thing a believer can be
given is good character." 
- Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Over 100 people have now registered for the exciting 2-day 'Content of Character' course hosted by CelebrateMercy and Muslim Center of Greater Princeton. On January 11-12 weekend in Princeton, New Jersey, Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, and Shaykh Adeyinka Mendes will explore 11 Prophetic wisdoms that should shape our character, families, and communities. 
Registration is required to attend and seats will likely fill up quickly; the last CelebrateMercy program at the same venue had 400 registrants from 14 states. Those who register online can still receive family discounts; scholarships are also available for those needing financial assistance.  The course begins Friday evening until Saturday late afternoon. Shaykh Ubaydullah will also give the Friday khutba insha-Allah .
VIDEO PREVIEW: The Lead Instructor
Who is Shaykh Ubaydullah?
Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans will be the lead instructor for our course. He is Scholar In-Residence for the Islamic Reading Reading Room Chicago and the Executive Director of the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM). Upon converting to Islam in high school, he began studying foundational books of Islam with local scholars while pursuing a journalism degree from Columbia University. Since then he studied at Chicagoland's Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Yemen, and for seven years at Al-Azhar University in Egypt, where he was the Sharia Program's first African American graduate. He teaches regularly with CelebrateMercy, Ta'leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. Shaykh Ubaydullah is married with three children.
About the Course 
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, that on Judgment Day, nothing will be heavier on a believer's scale of deeds than good character. Join us as Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, and Shaykh Adeyinka Mendes teach an exciting weekend program.
In this class - Content of Character - three teachers will explore 11 foundational hadiths that should shape every Muslim's personal, family, and social life. This course will be a continuation of a similar class taught by Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans one year ago; this time with entirely new material. Between sessions, world-renowned munshid Mouaz Al-Nass will sing beautiful poetry about the Prophet ﷺ. The program will be interactive with multiple Q&A sessions. Please note that we are limiting the class to only 250 registrants. 
The course will begin on Friday evening, January 11. Saturday will be a full-day course from 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM. This course is suitable for adults and youth over nine years old; childcare will be available for younger children. Lunch will also be available to purchase. 
Limited Capacity
Other Course Speakers
Yahya Rhodus
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Shaykh Yahya Rhodus  was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He embraced Islam at the age of 19 in Santa Clara, California, where he began his study of Islam with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and visiting Mauritanian scholars. In 1998, Shaykh Yahya traveled to Mauritania to pursue a full-time course of study, where he learned from some of Mauritania's greatest scholars, including the distinguished, Murabit al-Hajj. He also spent an interim period in Damascus, Syria where he received formal education in the Arabic language, grammar, and Qur'anic recitation. In 2000, Shaykh Yahya moved to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies at the prestigious learning institute, Dar al-Mustafa. There, he spent his formative years studying foundational Islamic sciences with Habib 'Umar bin Hafiz, Habib 'Ali al-Jifri, and other scholars of Tarim.

In the latter part of 2005, Shaykh Yahya returned to the U.S. Since then, he has dedicated himself to calling people to Allah Most High, teaching and lecturing all over the world. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children, where he is the founder and director of al-Maqasid.
Adeyinka Mendes
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Shaykh Adeyinka Mendes  was born in the United States and raised in both the US and in Nigeria. At the age of 17, he embraced Islam after a life changing journey to Israel. While at Morehouse College and later at the Ohio State University, he pursued a BA in Arabic and began further studying the classical sciences of Islam with notable scholars in the Middle East, West Africa, and the United States.
After returning to the United States, he established the Annual Rawdah, a grassroots educational initiative, continued his studies with various scholars in Houston and Pittsburgh, and focused on translating and teaching rare Arabic manuscripts concerning theology, jurisprudence, ethics, spirituality, and the upliftment of the weak and oppressed authored by some of West Africa's greatest spiritual and intellectual giants.
Shaykh Adeyinka is currently the Imam of the newly-built Muslim Center of Greater Princeton.
Mouaz Al-Nass
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Mouaz Al-Nass, of Syrian descent, was born in Saudi Arabia. He studied Inshad (religious poetry & songs) and Maqamat under foremost reciters in Syria. As expert singers and drummers, he has been involved in many musical performances in the USA, UK, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. 

Mouaz also studied Islamic studies under his father Shaykh Samir al-Nass. Shaykh Samir is a prominent scholar from Damascus who completed medical degrees in Syria and the United States but also mastered many Islamic sciences under prominent scholars in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. His father is presently a teacher at al-Fatih al-Islam University in Damascus and conducts learning programs regularly in England and North America.


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