Rihla 2014

  • The Poetry of Mevlana Rumi & the Contentions - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

    1 season

    Historical context and backdrop is given to the listener to explain the poetry and life of Maulana Rumi whose teachings were rooted in fiqh, tasawwuf and dawa. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad chooses selected portions of the Mathnawi from Book 4. This series includes group dhikr before each class, histo...

  • Fiqh of Finance - Imam Afroz Ali

    1 season

    This course will provide students with a well-rounded introduction to many essential aspects of the fiqh of finances including ethical investment, mortgages, stocks, and most importantly the pillar of Zakat. This course will use multiple legal schools and higher legal theory to provide students w...

  • Journey to the Masnavi - Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi

    1 season

    The Masnavi of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi is indeed a vast and rich ocean. Within this ocean, however, are many islands made specifically for the traveler so that he may rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and never tire or drown in its depth. Each island is different from another, some have amazin...

  • The Ocean of "The Opening" - Imam Zaid Shakir

    1 season

    At least seventeen times a day, practicing Muslims recite Surat al-Fatihah, the most recited passage of the Qur’an. In this course, Imam Zaid Shakir will explore the ocean of meanings embedded in “the mother of the book” as a means to exploring the endless wisdom of the Qur’an. Drawing from vario...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • The Book of Knowledge – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

    1 season

    This course will covering the opening book of Imam al-Ghazali’s monumental Revivification of the Religious Disciplines entitled, The Book of Knowledge. In this text, Imam al-Ghazali lays out the centrality of knowledge as the focal point of religious development as a basis for the forthcoming boo...

  • 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...