Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

  • The Fitra - Dr. Umar Faruq AbdAllah

    1 season

    Dr. Umar carefully explains the definition of "fitra". The fitra is made of good. Detailed explanation of the hadith regarding fitra, "Every child born, is born on the fitra". Discussion of outside influences of fitra (human nature).

  • Modernism and Post-Modernism in the Light of Prophetic Belief

    1 season

    Dr. Umar discusses how our 'aqida (creed, the obligatory belief system) of Islam should construct our world view but how the culture of world view undercuts this. The beliefs we have give us the structure of reality and when we learn 'aqida we should also be laying the foundation of our world vie...

  • Marvels of the Heart - Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

    1 season

    In this course, students will cover the twenty-first book of the “Revivification of the Religious Disciplines.” In this text, Imam Ghazzali gives a detailed exposition of the nature of the most important aspect of human existence: the heart. Students will develop an understanding of the character...

  • Hikam (Aphorisms) of Ibn 'Ata'Illah - Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

    1 season

    Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on the Kitab al-hikam by Ahmed Ibn Ata Allah Al-Iskandari, offers a glimpse into the Aphorisms (observations of general truth), intended as a guide for seekers on the spiritual path. it has been described by the great scholar and spiritual guide of Ibn Ata Allah, Abdul Ab...

  • The Secrets of Silence and Speech - Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

    1 season

    In a hadith included in Imam al-Nawawi’s famous compilation, the Prophet Muhammad s told us that the foundation of the religion, prayer, and virtuous acts was in restraining the tongue, saying, “Is there anything that throws people into the Hellfire upon their faces — or on their noses — except t...

  • Islamic Theology — Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

    1 season

    This course will cover three main areas of Islamic creed: the attributes of Allah, the nature of the Prophets, and transmitted revelatory knowledge from the unseen. Students will learn about what attributes that are necessary to, conceivable of, and inconsistent with divinity; what the Muslim und...