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Level: One

Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Course Overview

The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that there will always be a group of his followers who will preserve and uphold his religion, teaching it just as he himself taught it, “unharmed by anyone who opposes them, all the way until the Day of Judgment.” (Bukhari and Muslim) Take this course to understand how the scholars of mainstream Islam have preserved the Qur’an, the Sunna, and its understanding, from the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) all the way down to our times.


Who is this course for?

• Start here to complete Level One

• This course has no prerequisites


Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Need for Religion & Guidance

Lesson 2: The Book of Allah: The Qur’an

Lesson 3: The Living Guide: The Sunna of the Prophet ﷺ

Lesson 4: Preservation and Transmission of the Qur’an and Sunna

Lesson 5: How Guidance is Understood: Textual Interpretation and the Schools of Islamic Law I

Lesson 6: How Guidance is Understood: Textual Interpretation and the Schools of Islamic Law II

Lesson 7: Interpretation and Belief: A Brief History of the Emergence of Schools of Islamic Theology

Lesson 8: Key Principles of Islamic Theology

Lesson 9: The Spiritual Message of the Qur’an and Sunna

Lesson 10: Key Principles of Islamic Spirituality

Lesson 11: Calling, Service, and Guidance: The Centrality of Calling to Allah and His Messenger in Religion

Lesson 12: The Final Dimension: Keys to Living Religion in Challenging Times


Learning Outcomes

• Understand how the Qur’an and Sunna were preserved

• Identify the scholarly tradition of mainstream Islam

• Learn how this scholarly tradition preserved the understanding of the Qur’an and Sunna

• Understand how to apply the Qur’an and Sunna in our times


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.


Number of Lessons: 11 Lessons
Total Duration: 21 hrs 31 mins
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Short Intro: This course covers how the Quran, the Sunna, and its understanding have been preserved from the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) all the way down to our times.
Total Lesson: 12
Number of hours: 13
Weightage: 2
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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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