The Importance of this Amazing Event

The accounts of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran are timeless - they are not restricted to any particular age or epoch.

Prophet Noah عليه السلام is one of the great messengers of God. Many believers would identify with the struggles of Noah عليه السلام, particularly those living in the West where the concept of God is becoming increasingly far removed from people’s lives.

Like many believers today, Noah عليه السلام faced much ridicule for his belief in God. Yet it was the strength of his belief that proved his salvation along with those who heeded his exhortations and warnings.

What makes the story of Noah عليه السلام remarkable is that the narrative extends over centuries, building up to the cataclysmic event of the Flood. This alone is worthy of much contemplation and reflection.

While other religious traditions also document the Great Flood, their accounts are usually viewed through an archeological lens. Its theological significance - which contains many valuable lessons - is often lost.

Fictionalised Hollywood accounts and hyper-sensationalised edutainment shows further distort the picture and compounds the loss of insight and wisdom.

Join Ustadha Umm Sahl for a two day masterclass as she unpacks this amazing series of historical events and authoritatively recreates a picture that balances theology and history.

What you'll learn?

Learning outcomes and topics to be covered during the 2 day masterclass?

When and where did the flood occur?
Why does the Bible and the Quran have different locations for the Ark?
How did all the people and the animals fit in the Ark?
Were there any other people in the world after the flood besides those on the Ark?
How long did the flood last?
Are there any Archaeological remains of the Ark?

What level?

From beginner to advanced. There's no level to this course except maturity (ie 12+ years old)
and an ability to sit in a lecture style setting and take notes and ask great questions!

Your Teacher

Why a masterclass?

"a class... given by an expert to highly talented students"

The God, Man and History masterclasses are delivered by a subject matter expert.

The masterclasses provide an authoritative Islamic account to English speakers who otherwise only encounter the narratives through the prism of the Judeo-Christian teachings. Those teachings often are at odds theologically with the Islamic corpus of knowledge.

Ustadha Umm Sahl, is the masterclass presenter, who has acquired training in the traditional Islamic Sciences with an unbroken chain of transmission in exegesis (tafseer) of the Quran, jurisprudence (fiqh), Arabic and other subjects. She has devoted the last decade to teaching historical and archaeological aspects of the accounts in the Quran.

The beauty of God, Man and History's masterclasses is that they are suitable for all levels: beginners to advanced, no prior knowledge of the subject is required. The only talent needed is high aspiration.

Ustadha Umm Sahl has previously conducted masterclasses of Prophet Musa (alahi salam) and Masjid Al-Aqsa her most recent work is on Prophet Noah عليه السلام.

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Arkana College (School Hall) | Kingsgrove

Sydney 2-day Masterclass

The Story of Prophet Noah - Umm Sahl Sat 6-Sun 7 April 2019sm
a most amazing historical event

Prophet Noah عليه السلام

How often have you heard about Prophet Noah عليه السلام? Do you remember how he was ridiculed for building an Ark? Most famously, you like many have heard the account that Prophet Noah عليه السلام lived 950+ years!

Come on a journey as Ustadha Umm Sahl unpacks the verses of the Quran relating to Prophet Noah عليه السلام. She will delve into the most current archaeological findings and the many aspects of this event.


Date: Saturday 6 April 2019, Sunday 7 April 2019
Time: 10am to 5pm each day

Early bird discount $25/day or $40 for both days
Standard ticket prices $30/day or $50 for both days.
Suitable for Children 12+ years

Arkana College (School Hall)
346 Stoney Creek Road
Kingsgrove, NSW 2208

Option to pre-purchase lunch will be
available at the registration table each day.

Event Schedule for Saturday and Sunday

10.00am to 11.30am – Session 1
11.30am to 11.45am – Short break
11.45am to 1.00pm – Session 2
1.00pm to 2.00pm – Salaah and Lunch
2.00pm to 3.15pm – Session 3
3.15pm to 3.30pm – Short Break
3.30pm to 5.00pm – Session 4

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Umm Sahl's Bio

Born and raised in New Zealand, and of Albanian descent, Ustadha Umm Sahl (Besa Krasniqi) left with her family to live in Turkey in 1982, where she met her first sheikh in Ihsan Effendi of Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, whose student she remained until his death in 1991.

In 1983, she traveled to Egypt to study Arabic, where she lived for three years. In 1986, she married her husband Nuh Ha Mim Keller and moved to Amman, Jordan.She studied Hanafi Fiqh and hadith terminology with Sheikh Shuayb Arnaut; Hanafi Fiqh and ‘Aqida with Sheikh Ahmad al-Jammal; Tajwid with Sheikh Ibrahim Rumana; and for the last 10 years, she has been studying Tafsir, Arabic grammar, Balagha, and Islamic Inheritance with Sheikh ‘Ali Hani.

In 1992, she joined the Shadhili tariqa of Sheikh Abdur-Rahman ash-Shaghouri, one of the most distinguished scholars of the Levant, and was his student until his death in 2004. At present, she studies and teaches, helps her husband, Sheikh Nuh Keller in his translation projects, and the running of the Zawiya of Abul Hasan ash-Shadhili in Amman.