Being Muslim

Join Asad Tarsin in San Francisco for a ten-class series on his book Being Muslim: A Practical Guide, from January 13, 2020, to May 11, 2020.

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This course gives students practical knowledge to live the teachings of the faith. Whether you are new to the religion or want to freshen up on the basics, Being Muslim is an excellent guide that can reconnect you to the most essential aspects of Islam. Taught by the book’s author, Asad Tarsin, over ten sessions, the course will cover topics that include basic theology, purification and prayer, spiritual refinement, the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the themes of the Qur’an, and an ethical Islamic lifestyle, and more. Students of all backgrounds are welco

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About the Author

Asad Tarsin, an emergency room physician and a student of the Islamic sciences, has been designing Islamic educational programs and teaching the basics of Islam for more than a decade. He lectures and teaches across the country, often with a focus on his first published work, Being Muslim: A Practical Guide.

Class Date Time Location
Class 1

Monday January 13, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum *

Class 2

Monday January 27, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 3

Monday February 10, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 4

Monday February 24, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 5

Monday March 9, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Embarcadero YMCA **

Class 6

Monday March 23, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Embarcadero YMCA

Class 7

Monday April 6, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 8

Monday April 20, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 9

Monday May 4, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Class 10

Monday May 11, 2020

7 to 9 pm

Asian Art Museum

Note: This event is sold out.


Getting There

Asian Art Museum

The museum does not have a parking garage or designated spaces. However, there are two parking garages within one block of the museum: Civic Center Garage (355 McAllister St.) and UC Hastings Parking Garage (376 Larkin St.). Limited metered street parking is also available near the museum.

 Those who take BART or MUNI Transit, should get down at Civic Center Station and walk to Asian Art Museum by following Hyde street for two blocks and then McAllister for one block towards San Francisco City Hall. Main Gate of the Museum is on Larkin Street.

YMCA Embarcadero

YMCA Embarcadero, SF has street parking. Since street parking is limited, there are two parking garages – Rincon Parking Garage opposite to YMCA and 261 Steuart Parking Garage, one block away after crossing Howard St.

YMCA is also accessible through BART and MUNI as Embarcadero station is a five minute walk from YMCA.