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Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Course Overview

“Allah is pure and accepts nothing but the pure.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) taught us that Allah only accepts the works and supplications of those who make their earnings and spending lawful. (Muslim) Take this course to learn how to practically bring the radiant example of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) into your work, earning, spending, and investing. Learn the basic principles of Islamic finance, the rules of investing in financial securities, contemporary Islamic finance scholarship, whose answers to rely upon, and—more importantly—what questions to ask, and how to distinguish between truly Shariah-compliant financial products and mere claims.


Learning Outcomes

• How to give zakat, including on contemporary financial instruments and investments

• The fiqh of charity

• Providing for family, parents, and children

• Wills, bequests, and inheritance

• The halal and haram of everyday transactions –buying, selling, and dealings

• Making one’s work, earnings, and spending halal and a means of seeking Allah’s pleasure

• What is riba’, and why is it haram?

• The principles of Islamic finance

• Investing in halal ways and using contemporary Islamic financial instruments


About the Course Text

This course is based on classical and contemporary authoritative texts, such as the writings of Mufti Taqi Usmani, most notably his Introduction to Islamic Finance, the publications of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, and the AAOIFI Shariah Standards. It is designed to give students the understanding required to be able to fulfill one’s financial duties to Allah with excellence.


About The Instructor

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah has mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.


Number of Lessons: 12 Lessons
Total Duration: 10 hrs 5 mins
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What You Will Learn:

  • Distinguish between true religious knowledge that is beneficial and ostensibly religious knowledge that is not
  • Identify instances of the sins of the limbs (particularly those of the tongue)
  • Identify instances of the sins of the heart
  • Complete a regimen of protecting your tongue from sin
  • Improve your character with your teachers, relatives, friends, and strangers
  • Appreciate the spiritual value of good company

Skill Level: Beginner
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