Knowing the rulings of sacred law for any act is a prerequisite to engaging in that act. As such, for any Muslim either seeking or already married, learning the sacred laws pertaining to marriage is a must. This multi-faceted course will provide students with a grounding in the legal dimensions p...
Stories to Awaken You! - Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Masnavi is the use of symbolism. Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi had a genius for selecting the perfect object to symbolize a metaphysical reality. For example, he uses more than thirteen diferent animals to symbolize the nafs (lower self or ego) in order for us...
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...
The Secrets of Silence and Speech - Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
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...
The Premises of Imam al-Sanusi - Ustadh Omar Qureshi
How do we know things? What is knowledge? How is knowledge acquired? This course will lay out the epistemological foundations of our tradition that answer these questions and more. Based on the foundational text of Imam Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Sanusi, these sessions will provide students with an un...
The Spiritual Ascension of Man - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Shaykh Hamza describes the path to knowledge, through The Spiritual Ascension of Man (Sanan al-Muhtadin) by Sidi Muwaq al-'Abdari with tafsir of Suratal Fatir and the 9 maqams (stations) of spiritual states.
i Introduction and Epistemology
ii Faith and the New Atheism
iii The Divine Attributes, Implications, and Associations
iv The Divine Attributes, Implications, and Associations
v The Divine Attributes, Implications, and Associations
vii The Prophetic A...