Starting Saturday 11th June 2022.
'A priceless gift’ is an 8-week extensive Islamic Studies workshop specially designed for teenagers that will transform their life by exploring the many facets of our beautiful deen, Islam.
“I enjoyed everything about the Priceless Gift workshop, especially learning about the vast mercy of Allah, the deeper meaning of shahadah and how it relates to my life.”
We often consider education as the prerequisite to success. More education brings more money and more power and as a result, more success. But what is the true meaning of success for a Muslim?
Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’an 7:8:
“So those whose scales are heavy - it is they who will be the successful.”
These are the ‘Muflihoon’ or the ultimately successful ones.
But how can we achieve this status and become one amongst them?
Allah has given us uncountable gifts, and one of those gifts is Islam, which is priceless. It is priceless because it is the key to every treasure we seek, the solution for every problem we face and the guide that can help us reach Paradise.
Living upon the principles of Islam should be the most natural thing for us, but this life is a test, and Shaytaan has thrown his traps at every step for us to stumble and fall.
Don’t you feel…
that the distractions of our increasingly advancing and highly technological world make it even more difficult to stay connected with the roots of Islam?
Modern education wants you to believe that science is everything. The intellectuals want you to believe that the laws of Islam are not applicable anymore.
That the idea of a supreme being is merely our weakness and that religion is a thing of the past. But those whose hearts are enlightened by the knowledge of Allah ﷻ know that Islam is the only perfect way of life.
Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’an (Al-Ma’idah, verse 3)
“Today I have perfected your faith for you, completed
My favour upon you, and chosen Islam as your way.”
This verse is enough for us to hold tight onto our faith and believe in the perfection of our religion.
“But I’m a good human being, and that should be enough.”
“Islam seems very strict in today’s world. It’s difficult to relate to.”
“I’m the only Muslim in my class, and I feel left out.”
Have you heard statements like these? Perhaps, a part of you feels this way too, and you’re still trying to find a balance between your identity as a Muslim and as a modern world student?
You probably won’t believe it, but we’ve all been in your shoes, and the struggles of a teenager’s life run fresh in all our memories. There’s no denying that teenage years are chaotic. There’s always a rush to get things done. The school assignments, the expectations to ace the tests and exams, the intimidating but exciting prospect of a bright future that is based solely on your sweat and hard work.
All of these and more, coupled with varying emotions, constantly nagging self-doubt and a lot of vague questions make these productive years somewhat of an agony.
Imagine if, among all these cluttered and jumbled paths, you found a way that leads you straight to success?
Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
“Verily, we were a disgraceful people and Allah honored us with Islam. If we seek honour from anything besides that with which Allah honoured us, Allah will disgrace us.”
The secret lies in Islam. It gives us the perfect mix to bring about a balance between the deen and dunya. Islam was what defined our beloved Messenger (PBUH) and his Companions. It was Islam that gave honour to the followers of prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and made them a power in the Arab lands. We, as Muslims, lost our honour when we lost recognition for this precious gift.
It is time we picked it up again, polished it and realised its powerful impact.
Reconnecting with the roots of Islam and inculcating its teachings into your daily life is, in reality, the only effective strategy you need to succeed.
How could Islam be anything other than perfect
when it is chosen for us by Allah?
It is therefore essential that we learn about this beautiful deen. If we want to fully benefit from this gift, we need to know every tiny detail, every dimension, every law associated with it so that we can implement it into our lives and reap the benefits of its application.
Allah ﷻ says in the Qur’an 39:9:
“Can those who know and those who do not know become equal?”
Feeling powerless when burdened with multiple responsibilities and tasks is something we are all familiar with. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose a sense of direction when there are so many expectations attached to you.
Religion often bears the brunt of our busy schedule, and the time that is meant for Allah is spent chasing after grades and credentials. To-do lists get bigger each day, and time for worship slowly gets shorter until it becomes a struggle to even perform the daily prayers.
If this resonates with you, it is absolutely critical that you take a pause and redefine the focus of your life.
Why were you created?
What is your purpose in this world?
Was it just a coincidence that you were born a Muslim?
That Allah chose you to be one among those who had the fortune of saying ‘La ilaha illallah’ (There is no God but Allah)?
That you received this gift of Islam which was perfected and sent down for you?
You need to reconnect with your purpose and that’s only possible when you take a deep dive into the fundamentals of Islam.
Islamic studies is a comprehensive and elaborate analysis of the foundation of Islam.
Through the study of the various fields of Islam, you will gain a consciousness in your worship that will not only revive your faith, but also instill a sense of renewed appreciation for our deen.
Every journey begins with the first step, and Paradise Pearls invites you to take that first step by presenting an 8- week extensive Islamic Studies workshop,
Paradise Pearls is bringing you…
A Priceless Gift Workshop
An 8-week extensive Islamic Studies workshop specially designed for teenagers that will transform their life by exploring the many facets of our beautiful deen, Islam.
This workshop is not a boot camp. It is not aimed at judging or disciplining you.
It is a journey.
It is aimed at understanding you.
It is aimed at providing you with answers.
And equipping you to be the best version of yourself.
The version that is pleasing to your Rabb.
And the version that is a source of light and hope for everyone around.
So that you can start a new chapter in your life.
One that is filled with…
This workshop is designed to help you navigate different situations in life from an Islamic perspective.
It aims to:
- Help you reconnect with the roots of Islam.
- Take you beyond theory and give you strategies for practical implementation of every aspect of Islam.
- Help you supercharge your faith and bring consciousness to your worship.
- Renew your sense of purpose so that you can convert every action into an act of ibadah (worship).
- Teach you the relevance of sincerity and purification of intention so that you can perform every good deed solely with the intention of pleasing Allah and gain countless rewards.
- Give you a spiritual reboot by clearing away the doubts and insecurities that inhibit you from following the principles of Islam.
- Bring about a transformation in your life by helping you view every situation from the lens of the Islamic teachings and remain steadfast.
- Instil self-awareness and self-fulfilment in you by reinforcing faith in Allah and a strong sense of moral code.
- Instil the love of the Prophet (PBUH) and help you extract valuable lessons from his life.
- Help you become a role model for the generations to come and a sadqae jariyah for your parents.
Learn the ABC skill:
ACTION. BEHAVIOUR. COPING MECHANISM
You will also learn ‘7 habits of highly effective teens’
The workshop delves into areas such as:
- Practical Theology of Aqeedah
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)
- Akhlaq (Morality and Islamic code of conduct)
- Role Models (The superheroes of Islam and our icons)
Sometimes the only difficult part is to begin, but once you do, you wonder why it took so long.
You may already have collected many pearls of Islamic wisdom in your life, or you may have just stepped on the path, either way, this workshop will serve as an illuminating beam. ‘A Priceless Gift’ will remind you that your destination is Jannah.
Are you ready to begin?
The transition to a better spiritual place is never overnight, but these students felt a positive change through this workshop that will constantly drive them ahead in deen.
Don’t take our word for it…
Here’s just a glimpse of the feedback we’ve received from the hundreds of students who have taken this journey:
“I enjoyed everything about the Priceless Gift workshop, especially learning about the vast mercy of Allah, the deeper meaning of shahadah and how it relates to my life. I also loved the different quotations from the Qur’an and hadith that were presented to us.”
‘’I loved the sessions. Absolutely brilliant!
My new mantra: learn-it – love-it – live-it.
Alhamdulillah. No salah passed now except that I prayed at the right time or immediately after returning home from school. Alhamdulillah, putting Allah first!’’
‘’Prior to attending this workshop, I didn’t know anything about ‘shirk’. Most of the time, I used to swear on ’my mother’s grave’, which is shirk! And shirk is the only sin Allah will not forgive! Alhamdulillah, I have a better understanding now.’’
“The learning activities, group discussions and calm atmosphere were amazing parts of the sessions. I now have a better understanding of Allah’s Names and attributes. Also, the personal development sessions about the life balance wheel helped me identify aspects of my life that I need to work on.”
“The sessions inspired a positive change in my relationship with myself and God. I love myself. I am a Muslim, and I can’t be bothered about what others think. Alhamdulillah.”
‘’Insha’Allah, I will live with the wonderful learning experience: Worship is love, and this is the purpose of existence. The 8 weeks went by quickly!’’
‘’I enjoyed the motivational sessions by the invited speakers. Thank you all.”
Join Us in a Priceless Gift Workshop if…
Recharged and inspired, these and many more teens have walked out of our previous workshop with a renewed sense of purpose, ready to be the torchbearers of Islam and lead a spiritually enlightened life
It is stories of change like these that motivate us to do what we do and connect the youth to the roots of our Muslim identity.
You can experience this rejuvenation too if you prepare yourself for the transformational 8- weeks.
If these points resonate with you, ‘A Priceless Gift’ is the right place for you to book a spot in:
- If you are struggling to set achievable goals and strike a balance between your obligations of deen and dunya.
- If you want to identify and accept your weaknesses and convert them into strengths.
- If you want to gain in-depth knowledge about the various aspects of Islam and apply its teachings in your life.
- If you want to internalise the meaning of being a Muslim and improve your lifestyle according to its essence.
- If you want to channel your energy in the right direction and use your faculties for something beneficial.
- If you want to boost your confidence and gather the courage to stay on the right path.
- If you want to practice better self-control and self-discipline.
- If you want to learn and implement positive and constructive habits like self-love, patience, perseverance, contentment and selflessness.
- If time management is a hurdle in achieving goals and you want to make better use of each moment.
- If you want to learn and adopt the supreme qualities of our beloved Prophet (PBUH), such as pleasant akhlaq (character), impeccable adaab (etiquettes) and an understanding of how to deal with people in the best manner.
- If you want to learn about and develop a character like the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) of the Prophet (PBUH) and the early followers of Islam.
- If you want to adopt an optimistic attitude and learn self-control so that you can face any situation in life with ease.
Learn the secrets that guarantee ultimate success and equip yourself with life-changing strategies that create a better you
Fall in love with the beautiful aspects of deen that have the power to elevate and honour you
Live by the principles of Islam, and witness the mercy and blessings of Allah in your life like never before
Who is my coach?
I am Faraz Sadiq, an experienced Qur’an and Arabic coach/teacher who has a passion for passing on valuable Islamic knowledge to the youth.
I help people form a deeper and more meaningful connection with their Creator.
The hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) that propels me to impart the knowledge of Islam among others is this:
“The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it.”
‘Isaar’ (selflessness) is a significant part of our deen.
Enjoining good and forbidding evil is the characteristic of a believer.
Our deen also teaches us to spread khayr (good) and beneficial knowledge.
These are the principles that guide me in what I do.
Why I do it?
Because I am blessed with a precious gift. The gift of Islam and its knowledge.
And this is a responsibility like no other. It is an obligation on me to help others come back to Allah, just as Allah brought me back to Him.
When students write to me and describe how I have made an impact in their lives, it reminds me of why I embarked on this journey in the first place.
And if I could reconnect even one soul with his Creator, wouldn’t it be worth all the effort?
Click here to read my story
More about your coach
He successfully completed an M.A in Islamic Studies with distinction and also received a certificate in ‘Muslim Chaplaincy’ in 2013. He is extensively involved in the planning and designing of Arabic and Islamic Studies curricula which will help reform the way these subjects are delivered across the country. He has taught students from Key stage 1 through to lecturing post-16 level. In addition to these, he has also worked as Head of Department in a number of schools in the UK and abroad. He has recently returned from Malaysia, where he worked as a part of the Senior Leadership Team at an International Islamic School.
Faraz has successfully delivered 1-1 tuition in Qur’an and Arabic at the Falah Academy, which was born in June 2018. Many students have learned and improved their recitation of the Qur’an with him and seen considerable change in their outlook towards deen.
He has also helped many students complete the recitation of the entire Qur’an (khatm).
Want a sneak peek into the workshop?
Here’s all the good stuff that’s going to keep you engrossed and energised!
‘A Priceless Gift’ workshop will be conducted in 8 sessions, each of which will be no longer than 90 minutes.
Week 1 - The Struggle: Sincerity
We will begin by exploring and developing sincerity.
Sincerity towards Allah, towards worship, and towards our purpose in life.
Sincerity is essential in starting any journey to knowledge. When the heart is sincere, it is softened and opens up to receive the light of beneficial knowledge.
In this session, you will learn about Allah through love and devotion, and you will learn about His merciful presence in our lives through worship.
You will also learn how excellence is attached to sincerity in this session.
Theme of the Week: Recognition and Devotion
Week 2 - The Testimony of Faith
In order to understand the significance of Islam, we need to understand its meaning first.
In this session, we will explore the meaning of Islam as our faith and what it means to be a Muslim.
You will learn about the conditions of ‘shahadah’ (testimony of faith) and the responsibilities that come with it.
You will also learn how we can align our life goals with the principles and values of our deen. This session will increase your appreciation for the gift of Islam.
Theme of the Week: Realign and Renew
Week 3 - Purpose of Creation
One of the fundamental objectives of this workshop is to help you reconnect with your purpose.
In this session, we will go over all those central questions. We will discuss the essence of our existence and why we worship Allah.
You will learn the key principles to differentiate between right and wrong and understand the importance of accountability.
An essential part of this session will be to help you overcome limiting beliefs that hold you back from achieving your goals so that you can aim higher.
Theme of the Week: Reconnect with your purpose
Week 4 - Fundamentals
This session will be all about the inner dimensions of the pillars of Islam and the articles of faith.
We will discuss them in-depth and understand how each of these foundations should take a central space in our lives.
You will also learn how to build positive habits and sustain them.
You will learn ‘The 7 habits of highly effective teens’ in this session.
In this session, you will learn to shift your focus in a productive direction and prioritise your tasks.
Theme of the Week: Revise and Reaffirm
Week 5 - The Radiance of Faith
This week, we will cover the beauty of Tawheed and the dangers of shirk.
This is a crucial session as it touches upon those matters of aqeedah that define a Muslim.
You will learn why the proper understanding of Tawheed is important and how it will save you from all forms of shirk (associating partners with Allah).
You will also learn the various forms and levels of shirk so that you can protect yourself from it at all costs.
You will learn strategies to build confidence, gain the strength of character and make positive changes in your life without feeling overwhelmed.
Theme of the Week: Taking strength from faith
Week 6 - The Accepted Whispers (I)
In this session, we will discuss the importance and benefits of Salah.
You will learn about the significance of praying five times a day and the criteria for it to be accepted.
We will talk about how it is our direct connection with Allah and a source of relief in difficulty.
You will find out how salah fills our daily life with blessings and what it teaches us about accountability.
Theme of the Week: Connection with Allah
Week 7 The Accepted Whispers (II)
This week, we will focus on our relationship with the Qur’an.
We will reflect on the verses of Surah Fatiha and extract valuable lessons from them in this session.
Qur’anic reflections are important for bringing positive changes in our life, hence we will learn how to build a habit of contemplating its verses.
Theme of the Week: Reflect and Revive
Week 8 Attitude, Behaviour and Coping Skills
In this final session, we will look at the practical implementation of all the lessons we’ve learned so far.
You will ask yourself some pressing questions and look for their answers.
You will look deep into your priorities and choices and learn how to overcome inner struggles.
This session will equip you to persevere and deal with peer and social pressure.
You will learn the ABC skills: Attitude, behaviour and coping mechanisms.
We will conclude by going over the story of the Youth of the Cave (Ashab al-Kahf), which is filled with practical examples of how you can build a strong moral and spiritual identity
Theme of the Week: Reform
If you liked it so far, you’ll LOVE it with all the resources that come with the workshop!
You will receive:
8 On-Demand Modules
(close to 12 hours in total) divided into smaller power segments covering various topics of Islamic Studies and Personal Development. The short sessions will help you contemplate and effectively internalise the message from each topic. You also get household access which means you can study the material alongside your family.
Lifetime Access to video Recordings
so that you have a pool of resources and information for future reference. You can go back to it any time and extract many more valuable lessons, or even take inspiration from it to motivate others.
Downloadable & Printable PDF Slides
full of tips, references, translations and transliterations to supplement your journey and keep you inspired.
Direct Q&A Access via Email & Chat
so that you can submit your queries and concerns privately to the instructor at any time.
Weekly Zoom & Telegram Community:
Join live weekly sessions with your instructor and a group of other students who are on the same journey as you. It's the perfect place to support and motivate one another while building productive life-long friendships.
‘A Priceless Gift’ Workbook
to help you chart your progress and gauge practical implementation of the tips and guidelines discussed.
And Notes from the Workshop
to revise and reflect whenever you need a boost of iman.
Not to mention the endless barakah (blessings) that comes with the company of those who tread on the path of knowledge.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge."
Need one more reason to make up your mind?
We’ve also got these gift bonuses for you:
Follow-up coaching call after one month of the workshop
where you can discuss the positive changes you’re seeing in your life after the workshop and any challenges you’re facing. This will serve as a reinforcement for you and give you another reassuring push.
A PDF Dua Journal
to note down your innermost duas and reflections.
If you end up feeling anything other than LOVE for the workshop, you get your money back
We guarantee you satisfaction and a highly productive 8 weeks.
Sign up today, and if you don’t like it within the first 2 weeks (14 days), you can request a full refund.
The best part is that you get to try 2 sessions of the workshop before committing to the entire program.
We believe that this will be a worthwhile investment for you, and we are confident that you will have nothing to lose but potentially A LOT to gain. Bi idhnillah!
*(Please note that the refund policy is applicable only when the request is made within the first 14 days)
Step on the path to knowledge and fulfil the purpose you were created for
Join us in these 8 weeks for the beginning of incredible change!
8 On-Demand Modules
Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
Downloadable & Printable PDF Slides
Direct Q&A Access via Email & Chat
Weekly Zoom & Telegram Community
‘A Priceless Gift’ Workbook
Notes from Workshop Sessions
Gift Bonus 1: Follow-up Coaching Call
Gift Bonus 2: PDF Dua Journal