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Instructors: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Ustadha Shireen Ahmed


Course Overview

Raising righteous Muslim children is a noble and tremendous undertaking. In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed offer valuable advice and parenting tips to parents and carers.


This course is based on the Prophetic example and two unique texts: Manzumat Riyadat al-Sibyan (A Treatise on Raising Children), a classical poem on parenting written 500 years ago by one of the leading authorities of the Shafi`i School, Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ramli, and its commentary Simt al-Uqyan (A Thread of Pure Gold) authored by the Yemeni scholar Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ahmad Ba Sawdan.


The course covers how to inculcate Islamic manners in children; how to provide them Islamic education; how to raise a child who loves Allah and the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him); how to protect children from negative influences; and how to discipline children when necessary. Taking this course will equip parents and carers with the tools necessary for raising righteous children in today's age.



Learning Outcomes:

• Understand how to inculcate Islamic manners and Prophetic character in children.

• Learn how to provide children with sound Islamic education.

• Learn how to raise a spiritual child who loves Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).

• Understand how to protect children from negative influences.

• Learn how to discipline children when necessary.


About the Course Text

This course will offer parents and guardians parenting advice based on the Book and the Prophetic example. It is based on two unique texts: Manzumat Riyadat al-Sibyan (A Treatise on Raising Children), a classical poem on parenting written 500 years ago by one of the leading authorities of the Shafi’ī School, Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ramli, and its commentary Simt al-’Uqyan (A Thread of Pure Gold) authored by the Yemeni scholar Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad Ba Sawdan


About The Instructors:

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 have 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.


Ustadha Shireen Ahmed is an experienced teacher, educator, and mentor, specializing in marriage, parenting, and character development. Born and raised in Canada, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Thereafter, she traveled to Syria, studying Arabic and sacred knowledge at the University of Damascus and Abu Nour Institute. She took private classes in Qur’anic recitation, Prophetic traditions, sacred law, and Prophetic biography. After ten years abroad, she returned to Toronto, Canada. She currently serves as Managing Director of SeekersGuidance Canada, where she draws from years of experience as a community leader and activist


Number of Lessons: 12 Lessons
Total Duration: 12 hrs 4 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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