Instructor: Shaykh Walead Mohammed Mosaad
Sura al-Kahf contains four allegories that contain many crucial lessons for us all. The story of the sleepers of the cave highlights the importance of belief in God, and the need to nurture it and keep it away from what harms it.
The story of the owner of the gardens is one of gratitude to God. All blessings are purely from Him, and ignoring this – let alone denying it – makes one liable to losing these blessings.
The story of Musa and al-Khadir is one of knowledge and humility. Musa humbled himself despite his high rank and great knowledge to learn more.
The story of Dhul-Qarnayn is one of power. He was given dominion over much of the earth, yet he did not abuse his power. He used his power to bring about mercy on earth.
Within these four stories, there are many lessons for believers. Shaykh Walead Mosaad shares his deep insights to beautifully give life to Sura al-Kahf.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Understand the key themes in Sura al-Kahf.
• Summarize the story of the sleepers of the cave.
• Recognize the importance of faith and the need to nurture it.
• Explain the story of the owner of the two gardens.
• Develop gratitude to Allah.
• Summarize the story of Musa and Khidr.
• Recognize the importance of humility.
• Explain the story of Dhul-Qarnayn.
• Gain an appreciation of the depth of Sura al-Kahf.
About The Instructor:
Walead Mohammed Mosaad is a teacher and researcher of the Islamic sciences. He is the Director of Muslim Student Life at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor of Ethics in the philosophy department at the same university.. He has completed degrees from Rutgers University, the Fath Islamic Seminary in Damascus, al-Azhar University in Cairo, the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter in the UK. He has lectured on various topics of interest, including Muslims as minorities, interfaith understanding, and the importance of purification and spirituality in addressing the human condition.
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- Teacher: Shaykh Walead Mosaad
- 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