Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari
“My brother – you’ll not attain true knowledge except through six things. I shall tell you about them in detail. Intelligence, a burning desire, poverty, a humbled self, the instruction of a skilled teacher, and the passage of a long time.”– Imam Juwayni.
These lines summarize the advice of one of the great scholars of Islam to students of knowledge. It has been a tradition of scholars to not only teach students what to learn but how to learn.
Some matters remain the same for any seeker of knowledge, such as the central importance of proper conduct and respect. Others may change in different times and places, such as managing part-time studies, work, and family duties.
Join Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as they beautifully explain the proper mindset, internal state, and outward manners required by the student, as well as how to avoid common pitfalls. Starting with humility to the teacher and to the approach of study, this course links the inward, outward, and practical aspects needed to make seeking sacred knowledge the noble act of worship it is.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Learn the proper manners of seeking knowledge.
• Realize the importance of humility to the teacher and to the approach of study.
• Understand how to beautify their internal state in order to gain beneficial knowledge.
• Avoid common pitfalls in seeking knowledge.
• Transform their seeking of knowledge into the noble act of worship it is.
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 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.
Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari is a graduate of Al Azhar University. He studied traditional Islamic sciences at the hands of senior scholars and specialists in Egypt, the most notable of whom are his late father Shaykh Muhammad Saad, Habib Abu Bakr Al-Adni bin Ali Al-Mashhur, and the Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gom’ah. He memorized the Qur’an at the age of ten and also memorized various Hadith and Arabic books. He holds one of the highest chains in the narration of Hafs from Asim. He also holds numerous ijazas in books of hadith, Shafi`i and Maliki Fiqh, and other sciences. Shaykh Ahmad Saad loves poetry and writes it frequently, mainly in Arabic and sometimes in English.
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- Teacher: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
- 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