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Level One - Course Six of Six

This is course Six of Six of the Islamic Studies Youth Curriculum - Level One Certificate. Upon completion of all six, students will receive a certificate. To browse all six courses, please visit the Level One page.


Course Overview

We are so eager to learn and teach our loved ones prayer (salah) and the proper manner in which one makes wudu; in order to purify our limbs before our Master. It's been said, “I’m amazed at the one who washes his/her limbs multiple times a day and doesn’t purify their heart.”

The heart is in greater need of purification. When corrupt, the entire body becomes corrupt. But one might ask, “What makes the heart sick, what are its diseases?”

Our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said in a hadith, “Allah does not send down any disease, but He also sends down the cure for it.”

Enrol in this course to learn about these sicknesses of the heart, their cures, and why diseases such as envy are bad for both for your worldly life (dunya) and your next life (akhirah).

May Allah grant us pure, clean hearts


Learning Outcomes

• You will acquire a detailed definition of a sound heart

• You will learn the spiritual diseases of the heart

• The cause and cures of the maladies

• Practical and spiritual guidance into achieving a sound heart

• Learn key verses of the Qur’an and hadith covering spiritual guidance


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Importance/ Virtues of a Sound Heart

Lesson 2: Adab with Allah, Envy, Arrogance, Ostentation

Lesson 3: Hatred, False Hopes, Heedlessness, Anger

Lesson 4: Displeasure with the Qadr, Desire for Wealth, Love of Status

Lesson 5: Miserliness, Negative Thoughts, Rancor, Blameworthy Modesty, Fantasizing

Lesson 6: Boasting, Obliviousness to Blessings, Derision/Mocking Others, Dislike of Death, Relying on Other than Allah

Lesson 7: Comprehensive Treatment and Actions Which Benefit the Heart

Lesson 8: The Root of All Diseases of the Heart/ Recommended Litany


About the Instructor

Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. 

He served the community by teaching and leading prayers. In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others. 

He has spoken on many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada. He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education program as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America. 

He is married and has 3 children.

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Total Lesson: 8
Number of hours: 9
Weightage: 11
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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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