(Updated with Children's Program at the bottom of the page)
Transformation 2020 is a Personal Development Workshop / conference incorporating FRESH (Finance, Relationship, Education, Spirituality, & Health) Principles for a breakthrough in Personal Development.
Imagine all throughout 2020 you set a new personal standard. You curb your bad spending habits to become 10% better in personal finance, focus on those around you and experience 10% improvement in relationship with the members of your household, learn and implement 10% more in personal education, connected with the inner dimension of your personality and a better relationship with Allah by consistently implementing devotional prayers and reliance on Allah to gain 10% increase in spirituality, and actively guard mental, physical, and dietary health to increase your health returns by 10%. These small increases in all spheres of your life will make you 50% better individual than your past!
Are you willing to take the first step towards this change?
Transformation 2020 is a program designed for your holistic personal growth. Do not shortchange yourself by letting another year flyby. Most people are stuck wishing for certain numbers in their life such as bank account, weight scale, horsepower for their vehicle, and square feet in the house. It is good to have financial success as a millionaire but do not neglect your calling for touching a million hearts to seek the divine pleasure. It is our hope and prayer that by improving ourselves as individuals, we could uplift our community (ummah) and make the world a better place. For everyone who is tired of all the bad news out there, welcome this opportunity to change the world by starting with yourself first!
It’s not about how good or bad you have been but how beautiful it is when you put your trust in God on the road to success.
On a path to personal development, when you encounter, ‘why’. Ask, yourself ‘why not?’ Lean forward, introspect, ‘why not me now’!
Suhaib William Webb is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has a degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and in Islamic law from al-Azhar Universiy in Cairo. He was named as a "Faith Leader to Watch" by The Center for American Progress in 2016, selected by the Muslim Community as one of CNN’s 25 Most Influential Leaders; as well as one of "Five Hundred of the Most Influential Muslims" by the Royal Islamic Studies Center in 2017. He is also currently the resident scholar at the ICNYU
Aamir A. Rehman is an asset manager, author, and advisor. Mr. Rehman has board-level and senior executive experience in investment management, strategy, and as a consultant to multilateral organizations. Mr. Rehman is a partner at Hoopoe Capital, a financial firm based in Princeton. He is also an advisor to Fajr Capital, a private equity group of which he was a co-founder and managing director. In addition to his work in investment management, Mr. Rehman is Senior Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is also a Consultant to the World Bank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice.
Mr. Rehman is a Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University. His contributions to the center relate to emerging economies, financial markets, and capital flows, with a focus on the Middle East. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was born and raised in New York City and resides with his family in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.
Faraz Khan works as a Senior Geologist and a wetland expert who is working on the global issue of climate change on a state-level. His career focus has been protection of the New Jersey wetlands, waters and habitats as specified in the environmental rules. In the past, he has served the Muslim community as a former Chaplain/Imam at Rutgers University, teacher at Noor Ul Iman School and Religious Director at MCGP. He holds ijazas in Quran recitation and six major canonical books of hadith studies. Additionally, Faraz is a visual artist who has taught and worked at Pulitzer Art Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Cornell University, University of Oklahoma, Fairfield Art Museum and many other art institutions. His work adorns MCGP hallways and is available at www.FarazKhanArtStudio.com – contact Faraz at FarazKhanArt@gmail.com
Kory Hunter currently serves on the teaching faculty at Kean University and Union County College. He has over 15 years of professional experience in corporate training and Performance Coaching.
Kory has earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California and completing his PhD in Education. He is a certificated John C. Maxwell Leadership & Performance Coach/Trainer with unique skills providing professional learning that increases self-awareness that contributes to personal growth and development. He is also a Maxwell Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer helping individuals discover their strengths, motivators, ideal work environment, communication style, and more.
Imam 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 and has spent the last 20 years studying at the feet of luminaries such as Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Murabit al Hajj, Dr. Umar Abdullah Farooq, Shaykh Ibrahim dan Mai Duka Makana and Shaykh Fode Drame and many other scholars and has studied in US, Syria, Nigeria, Egypt, Haiti, Yemen, Senegal, and Mauritania. He holds numerous ijazas in the fields of Arabic, Hadith, Fiqh, Ihsan and Aqeedah. He is also the Imam of MCGP mosque.
Shomail Malik is motivational speaker who speaks and coaches individuals and institution on various topics such as real-estate, social work, political activism, health, and Islamic dawah. He is the co-Author of the Best-Selling Book "Against the Grain" with Brian Tracy. From sports to socio-political events, Shomail shines as a community activist and organizer.
Suzy Ismail is Communication expert in interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, marriage and family communication. Professional international speaker, published author of four books, diversity & youth consultant, instructor & advisor who leads several non-profit boards in the education and human services sector. Founder and Director of Cornerstone, an international nonprofit providing faith-based relational communication counseling and refugee integration intervention. Current Doctoral Candidate with a research focus on family studies and intervention strategies in the field of Human & Social Services.
Youssra Kamel Kandil, is a motivational speaker, whose goal has been to bring focus back to the beautiful pearls and wisdoms of the Quran and Sunnah. With her tender approach and the use of her real life examples, she strives to have those pearls enlighten and reconnect hearts back to the spirit and light of Islam. Currently her videos have gone viral and have captured the hearts and minds of thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims, young and old, around the world.
Originally from Egypt, Ms Youssra worked in Islamic media with the world renowned preacher, Amr Khaled. Under his tutelage she took part in the weekly Islamic show, "Parables of the Quran", broadcast worldwide, geared toward supporting the young generation of Muslims around the world. After moving to the United States, she continued her studies while teaching Quranic studies and Islamic history to children at a prominent Islamic school. Concurrently, she ran religious classes, fundraisers and matrimonial events around the United States. Currently she is studying towards the Uwaylim Scholarship track with Sh. Shadee El Masry.
Yasmin Essa, HC, AADP. Board-Certified Holistic Health Coach working with individuals 1:1 and in groups. She has 8 years’ experience helping individuals (women, teenagers, men) and their families introduce and sustain healthy habits for the sake of Allah SWT. She is the Founder of Glow Academy, online academy for one of a kind holistic courses. Yasmin specializes in nutrition, fitness, digestion, immunity, mental health (anxiety, depression), emotional health, family communication. She is a graduate of Montclair State University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has trained in over 100 dietary theories, and focuses on bio-individuality (no two people are the same).
The Children's Program will be on the 2nd Floor of MCGP
§ AGES: 3 – 12; Child(ren) must be potty trained.
§ Parents are not allowed in the Children’s Program area (2nd Flr)
§ Fee: $15/child online until 1/25/2020
§ Fee: $20/child onsite or on 1/26/2020
§ Drop off and pick up only.
§ No intermittent visits allowed for parents.
STEP ONE: PAY ONLINE FOR Children’s Program (form below)
STEP TWO: ONSITE Fill out Children’s Program Registration and Release of Liability Forms. Show paypal confirmation email to the Program staff.
Tentative Children's Program:
3-4:00 pm: Registration – Free Play – Crafts (Birdhouse painting).
4-4:15 pm: Snack
4:15 – 5:15 pm: Physical Activity / Games / Charades / Hot potato
5:15 – 6:45 pm: Movie / Board Games
6:45 – 7:15 pm: Cleanup
7:15 – 7:30 pm: Sign out