Positive Perspectives 8 Week Program
We at Listening Connects are pleased to be providing a fun and unique leadership opportunity for Muslim Youth 13-19, to increase their capacity and Lead Their Life with more Strength and Confidence.
With the COVID situation the way it is we aren't able to hold an outdoor retreat this summer... so I've put something equally if not more beneficial for us to enjoy together online over the summer.
Be inspired to Build Yourself Up in a positive direction, through activities that provide perspective, consciousness of life Direction, Purpose and a Personal Reality that will open up to endless Possibilities.
This is a program that is inspired from a combination of Qur'anic teachings & Life Coaching practices - It has the power to influence your life for the better.
Through consciousness (Taqwa) and an understanding of what matters most, you will learn how to make your Big Life Decisions easily, with your best interest in mind and you will have the Power to Act on those decisions, even when everyone else you know is going the other way - CONFIDENCE & STRENGTH. These are keys to ultimate Happiness and Fulfillment in this world and in the Akhirat, because with this you will feel Confident about Who You Are, Where You are Headed, and How to get there.
Interesting and simple course work will answer questions that will help you build your personal consciousness. Combined, you will end up creating a small package for you to keep by your bedside and refer to as your own personal reminder as you go through some of the most challenging times of your life. It is all self reflective work that is interesting, fun and feels inspirational to discover and review.
Separate online programs are available for 13-16 year olds and 17+ .
Saturdays - July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22
Option A: The 13-16 age group program will run at 11am EST (New York/Toronto time).
Option B: The 17+ program will run at 12pm EST
Programs will run on an online platform to be announced, links to be provided to registrants.
The cost of the program is an affordable price of only $149 CAD per household (in Canadian funds via etransfer).
The cost of the program for international participants (outside Canada) is $117 USD per household paid by credit card using a link provided below.
Per household means that siblings can share in the program doing the worksheets and participating in live sessions if living in the same household. Siblings who fit into the two separate age categories would also just have to pay one fee of $149 CAD or $117 USD and can participate in their own age appropriate sessions. Participants who live in different houses would not be considered from the same household and would have to pay separate fees.
*Multiple users may attend from the same household at no additional cost.
Funds can be paid via e-transfers in Canada and via the provided link internationally.
Live sessions will run for 40 to 50 minutes each week.
They will begin with a moment of mindfulness, a Qur'anic reflection relevant to the topic of discussion, a deep dive into the topic of the week, discussing and sharing on reflections and realizations, closing remarks and finally an opportunity to say salaam to your friends, share and meet others.
True, it's not the same as being in a room together, at a retreat, sharing rooms and late night discussions - and I so miss that!!! - But hey, we need to be resilient and see the positives in our current COVID situation. Here you'll have a chance to meet people from across the world and engage in a super cool program that will help you succeed in this world with positive influences, building your confidence, gaining deep seeded Happiness, living with Purpose and Meaning - it's going to be great !
Looking forward to seeing you online.
In Canada: etransfer $149 to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' use the password 'positive'
Outside Canada: Use the following link to process payment using your credit card: https://pfnl.co/gzh45
Once payment is processed, fill out the below form within 24 hours.
Sign-up, Spread the word to your friends and encourage them to join as well.
VENUE: Online - To be announced upon registration
DATES: Saturday July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22
Working with youth has shown me time and again that the youth face the great challenge of a fear of REJECTION everyday. It is as if the cause of all other fears - Failure, Being Left Behind, Judgement, Loss of Health, Loss of Funds are all rooted in the FEAR OF REJECTION. This is why being around the right people kinds of people is extremely important.
STRENGTH OF CHARACTER and IDENTITY make the difference between making the right or wrong choices in early life.
By enrolling, you are improving the chances for increased positivity and movement in the right direction, especially during these challenging times.
About Listening Connects
My name is Sajid Alimohamed. I am a leadership coach and facilitator and the founder of Listening Connects. I grew up in Toronto, Canada in a Khoja family as a Shia Muslim.
I have been a madressa teacher, an active member in the Toronto and Edmonton community, an English teacher and mentor living in Syria while learning Arabic, a Qur'an Tafsir teacher for youth for the Academy For Learning Islam (ALI), a leadership facilitator for youth and adults for NASIMCO, a retreat specialist and head facilitator for youth retreats in Toronto and most recently in Orlando in December 2019, a professional engineer, and a father.
I have a vast amount of experience working with youth: Facilitating retreats across North America for approximately eight years and then becoming a professional coach and facilitator running my own organization.
I am an expert at helping people become conscious of their personal purpose and identity. Then I help them transform their negative thought patterns and results into positivity and actions that move them towards fulfillment and true happiness.
My programs build confidence and enable a change in mentality.
For me, if it wasn't for a few Muslim camps that I attended as a young adult, I would likely have made a number of incorrect life setting decisions that prove to haunt so many others.
- A miserable marriage leading to divorce.
- Poor habits that intoxicate and cause depression
- A destroyed outlook and years of counselling
I feel that it is my duty to share what I have learned and give what I can in this world.
"Sajid is one of the most influential individuals I have met. Within a short period of time he was able to create a safe space for me to open up about my personal challenges and guide me through them. Prior to meeting Sajid, I had created a lot of barriers in reaching my goals but he opened my mind, allowing me to realize my true potential.
Personally he has given me simple yet effective advice, which has made my life more positive. I especially appreciate that the advice and guidance he gave was tailored to my needs.
Since I have greatly benefited from Sajid's mentorship, I am confident others would too."
- Sayed Walli, Allentown, USA
"Sajid has the unique ability to pinpoint areas of strength among individuals, and put them in an environment where those strengths are best utilized. He also has the charisma that drives people to maximize their capabilities, while guiding them towards a goal. He not only personifies leadership, but also inspires leadership in others."
- Taha Kermalli, Allentown, USA
"Be it in a group or a one-on-one setting, Sajid will always listen to you and come up with meaningful questions and insightful reflections for your development. He's extraordinarily patient and willing to meet you wherever you are in your personal journey. -Samaah and Qasim "- Samaah and Qasim Dewji, Vancouver, Canada
"Working with Sajid has been both insightful and transformative. Sajid uses his expertise on leadership development and capacity building with his ability to connect with individuals in a meaningful way, to provide guidance, practical tools and to inspire change.
His sincere desire to assist others in their personal and professional pursuits deserves the highest of accolades because when you engage with Sajid, he always finds a way to connect with you and make things real.
Sajid is an influencer and role model. Just talking with Sajid inspires me to be better and do better. His non-judgemental nature makes me feel comfortable to share my insights and seek his counsel."
- Raihanna Hirji-Khalfan, Toronto, Canada
"My experience learning from Sajid has made me a more effective and mindful leader. It has helped me understand the art behind relationships, vulnerablity and couragous communication which has impacted every area of my life. Through his expertise and mentoring, I was able to appreciate the value that relationships play in community building, leadership development, and activism. I highly recommend Sajid to those who seriously want to impact meaningful change into their careers and lives. "- Nasiba Mohamedali, Toronto, Canada