These are courses that are currently happening onsite at SeekersHub Toronto, and have not been formally converted into online classes.
In this class, Habib Hussein as-Saqqaf covers Dear Beloved Son. The class is taught in Arabic, and his translator, Ustadh Ahmed Salhein, provides students with the translation periodically throughout the lesson.
Two live classes per week, 2.5 hours each. Students are expected to attend live, or to follow the recordings.
Preparation, participation, questions, and doing recommended readings is expected.
There will be an online forum for questions, discussion, and for related texts, and resources. The pdf of the commentary, and other important works will be provided.
The goal of the class is to begin the journey of gaining mastery of the fiqh details of the Hanafi school.
We will study the meta-matn (Tanwir al-Absar) that is the basis of the central commentary for legal details (al-Durr al-Mukhtar) in the later Hanafi school–and for the central work for the fatwa positions of the Hanafi school(Radd al-Muhtar).
We define “mastery” as thorough understanding of the text itself, its legal reasoning, and key details. Fiqh is deep knowledge, with understanding of nuances and implications.
The purpose in this mastery is to seek the pleasure of Allah, through benefiting oneself and others by preserving, acting upon, and transmitting this noble Prophetic inheritance in ways that assist others in seeking the pleasure of Allah by following Divine Guidance with conviction and clarity.
The means to mastery would be through understanding of eight matters relatedto the text:
This is an upper-intermediate to advanced class in Hanafi fiqh. Students need to have completed at least two complete works in all chapters of Hanafi fiqh, including at least one intermediate-level commentary (such as Sharh al-Wiqaya, or the Ikhtiyar, or Hidaya, or similar), with understanding.
The expectations from the students would be to:
And Allah alone gives success.Faraz Rabbani
After the time of the Companions, many great scholars and callers to
Allah emerged who reflected the beauty and virtues of the guidance of
the Qur’an and the radiant example of the Beloved Prophet of Allah
(peace be upon him)–women and men who lived and spread the teachings of
Islam far and wide. In this class, you will learn about the character,
sacrifice, and relentless love that distinguished them, and earned them
Allah’s Eternal Pleasure.
A class geared towards young Muslims aged 12-18, to cover them about
the essentials of belief, purification, prayer, and Islamic character.
This course (just 12 weeks) is brief but clear and comprehensive: it
will give clarity to about belief in Allah, answering common questions
about why we believe and why we know the Qur’an to be truly from God;
give clear understanding on the most important of our daily
duties–purification and prayer; and it closes with key principles every
believer should uphold to make good their relationship with Allah and
with Allah’s creation.
Ustadh Amjad will take us through the beautiful description of the the
physical form, character, and conduct of the Prophet (peace be upon
him), from Imam Iraqi’s classical poem about the Messenger of Allah, his
1,000-line Alfiyya al-Sira.
In this engaging discussion-based course, Shaykh Faraz and Ustadha Umm
Umar will together discuss and explain a great classical work, The
Blameworthy Traits of the Self (Uyub al-Nafs), by the great early
Islamic scholar, Imam Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami. These traits are all
warned against in the Qur’an and Sunna, and the author explains (1) how
to identify them; (2) how to cure them; and (3) how to acquire their
Using great classical commentaries, this class will help us appreciate
the depth, beauty, and details of the guidance in the Book of Allah.
After an introduction about the Qur’an and the major types of Qur’anic
exegesis, Shaykh Faraz will cover an in-depth explanation of Surat
al-Fatiha and the last 12 Suras (from Surat al-Asr to Surat al-Nas).
A beginner course in the Arabic Language to help students develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills via a systematic study of the beginner text العربية للناشئين
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