Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Ustadh Amjad Tarsin
The key to changing your life is restraining your tongue and learning positive, beneficial speech. In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin explore the guidance of the Quran and Sunna regarding:
(1) the importance of restraining one’s speech and avoiding negative words;
(2) the transformative impact of “saying only the good” and “saying good or remaining silent.”
(3) the five key sins of speech: what they are, and how to avoid them;
(4) the sunnas of positive, beneficial speech.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Realize the importance of preserving the tongue.
• Appreciate the transformative impact of positive speech.
• Explain how the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) expressed himself through positive and beneficial speech.
• Discuss the five key sins of speech and how to avoid them.
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.
Amjad Tarsin was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He obtained his Bachelors of Arts at the University of Michigan in English Literature and Islamic Studies.
After completing his BA, Amjad spent an intensive year studying at the illustrious Dar al-Mustafa for Islamic Sciences in Tarim, Yemen. He then enrolled at Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Chaplaincy program where he completed his Master’s Degree.
He previously served as the Executive Director and Head Chaplain of the Muslim Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto, becoming Canada’s first full-time Muslim Chaplain at a university in September 2012. In addition to his administrative duties and leadership responsibilities, he counseled and taught students.
Ustadh Amjad currently is a faculty member at Al-Maqasid, and he also teaches for SeekersGuidance Online Islamic Seminary.
He currently lives outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
|Number of Lessons:||4 Lessons|
|Total Duration:||3 hrs 5 mins|
- 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