Spirituality

  • Spiritual Cultivation

    1 season

    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 Jibrīl e. Students will learn fundamental concepts of spiritual
    puri...

  • Love of Allah - Shaykh Amin Kholwadia

    1 season

    The love of Allah and His Messenger is an integral part of our faith and deen. These two
    forms of love give birth to love for the deen; for the Sahabah; the ummah and for the people of
    knowledge. This course will elaborate on all six of these and explain, from primary sources, why
    they must ma...

  • The Spiritual Ascension of Man - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

    1 season

    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.

  • 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...

  • 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 Contentions - Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

    1 season

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    The Contentions are Aphorisms or shortened words of wisdom. Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad begins with the 20th set. The first two are regarding gender essence, being in wonder of everything, and definitions of fatwa choices. Contentions include #7 “If you want t...

  • 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...

  • Meditation, Death & the Afterlife

    1 season

    Imam Al Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences with Sidi Idris Watts explains reflection of God with tears and prayers and its profound effect on the heart.

  • On the Arrangement of Litanies

    1 season

    Imam Al Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences with Imam Afroz Ali from the Alaedeen Masjid in Konya, Having a love for this world (dunya) makes us have procrastination for the next world. Imam Afroz explains the best times of litanies and it's details along with the 10 rules of sleep one mu...

  • On Invocations & Supplications

    1 season

    Imam Al Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences with Shaykh Hamzah Wald Maqbul from the Alaedeen Masjid in Konya, Turkey. Reminders on Qu'ranic supplications, worshiping Allah with intensity, guarding against nifaq (hypocrisy). How to physically make dua'a (supplication) and being persistent ...

  • Belief, Disciplining the Soul, Good Living

    1 season

    Book Two: The Foundations of the Articles of Faith from Ihya Ulum al-Deen The Book of Knowledge. What is sustaining us? What is the way to become a strong believer and reflecting on the signs of Allah (the Books) and within creation. This lesson accompanies a meaningful nasheed and video of scene...

  • Repentance, Patience, Fear & Hope, & Abstinence

    1 season

    Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad interviews Dr. Osman Lavic regarding the rare manuscripts of Sarajevo. He begins his lesson on the Ihya Ulum alDeen on the book of Tawba (repentance). Chapter of Tawba is immediately obligatory, Patience and Gratitude, Fear and Hope. Video 33 offers its viewers with a lov...

  • Trust in God, Love, Sincerity, Self-Examination

    1 season

    The inner dimensions of trust and faith, stations of certainty, truthfulness, and the meanings of Book 38, vigilance and reckoning.

  • The Tongue, Envy, the World, Love of Wealth

    1 season

    From the luminous Ihya Ulum alDeen Shaykh Muhammad Mendes breaks down the chapter of "Breaking of the Two Desires: The Tongue, Envy, the World, Love of Wealth". The destructive traits of the soul that lead the human being away and explains realities of the traits and practical ways to cure them. ...

  • Purity, Prayer, Zakat, & Fasting

    1 season

    Explanation of the nature of purity and impurity, prayer and zakat. A deeper level of understanding is given with insight to the reason behind the sacred meanings in the Shafi madhab.

  • The Book of Knowledge & Marvels of the Heart

    1 season

    In the first video, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains the importance of each chapter and meaning of their titles in Imam al Ghazali's Ihya. The introduction begins with a recitation of the hadith that reminds those of the worst punishment on the Day of Judgement are those with knowledge that doesn't b...

  • Purification of the Soul - Shaykh Mokthar Maghraoui

    1 season

    Purification of the Soul, drawing nearer to Allah in purpose and seeking refuge in a life that is void of sincerity which leads to a life that is restless.

  • Knowing Yourself

    1 season

    Imam Afroz discusses finding purpose, chasing happiness, and the four temperaments that AlGhazali describes in the Ihya Ulum alDeen. Imam Afroz describes "Insan" in three parts, how we understand metaphysics (our soul), and question and answer throughout the lessons. He offers book recommendatio...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Spiritual Refinement - Ustadh Faraz Khan

    1 season

    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...

  • Stories to Awaken You! - Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi

    1 season

    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...

  • 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...