Rihla 2012

  • Character and Attributes of the Prophet

    1 season

    This class will examine aspects of the character, mercy, morals and worship of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), based on the inspiring book of Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin, may Allah have mercy on him. In addition to examining these aspects of the Prophet’s mission, message a...

  • Prohibitions of the Tongue - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

    1 season

    A famous hadith details several saving virtues and ends with the Prophet (pbuh) summarizing, “Shall I not tell you how to achieve all of this?” He took a hold of his tongue and said, “Restrain this.” Restraint of the tongue has been considered by scholars to be a central prerequisite to character...

  • 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...

  • Diwan-i Shams-i Tabriz & the 11th Contentions

    1 season

    This course will comprise of a compilation of material from Shaykh Abdal Hakim’s Contentions 11 as well as various readings from the Mathnawi and the Divan-i Shams-i Tabriz.

  • The Spirituality & Ethics of Food — Imam Afroz Ali

    1 season

    Designed by blending scientific knowledge and classical works by Imam al-Ghazali on the spiritual dimensions of food and eating, this work will provide students with a deeper appreciation for the spirituality and ethics of food. Students will be inspired, insha’Allah, to re-examine their own inta...

  • The Most Beautiful Names of Allah — Ustadh Yahya Rhodus

    1 season

    Knowing our Lord is an essential cornerstone of developing an intimate relationship with him – arguably the most important task in a believer’s life. Allah has revealed Himself to us most notably through His Most Beautiful Names (al-‘Asma’ al-Husna). A famous tradition from the Prophet Muhammad s...

  • Foundations of the Spiritual Path — Shaykh Walead Mosaad

    1 season

    Based on the famous treatise of the same name by the saint-scholar Sidi Ahmad Zarruq, this course will provide a summary of the requirements for spiritual enhancement. In a dense and concise summary, students will learn the foundations of spiritual development, the pitfalls associated with it, fo...

  • Fiqh of Prayer and Fasting (Hanafi) - Imam Afroz Ali

    4 seasons

    Begins with a clear explanation on why we should follow a particular madhab, legal definitions and the subject of water, purification and prayer.