Rihla 2013

  • Praiseworthy Innovation - Shaykh Jamal Zahabi

    2 seasons

    Based on the text by the same name, this course will focus on an area wrought with confusion in our time, the innovation (bid’ah). In this course Shaykh Jamal will introduce students to a nuance understanding of this important issue through the lens of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence (usu...

  • Introduction to Logic - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

    1 season

    Based on the “Isagoge” of Imam Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, this course will introduce students to the science of logic, a prerequisite before serious study of any of the other sciences. In this course students will be introduced to terms, concepts, the five predicable s, definitions, propositions, op...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Contentions & Selections from the Mathnawi

    1 season

    A series of lectures on both the Masnavi of Mevlana Rumi and a selection of the Contentions of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.

  • Key to the Mathnawi - Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi

    1 season

    Among the world’s most renowned and acclaimed poets is the master of words and spiritual insight, Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi. So beloved is he throughout the world that UNESCO declared the year 2007 as “International Rumi Year”. Eight centuries ago he kindled a flame of enduring love and for centuri...

  • Islamic Theology - Ustadh Omar Qureshi

    3 seasons

    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...

  • Spiritual Cultivation - Ustadh Hamzah Chaudhry

    2 seasons

    Based on the last section of “The Helping Guide” of Imam Abdal-Wahid ibn ‘Ashir, this course will provide students with an introduction to the discipline of ihsan, the third dimension of the religion in the well-known hadith of Jibril, upon him peace. Students will learn fundamental concepts of s...