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Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani & Shaykh Ali Hani & Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Course Overview

What is the place of green and environmental stewardship in Islam? How does the Qur’an view concern for the environment? What is your responsibility towards the environment?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin and the distinguished Qur’anic Studies expert Shaykh Ali Hani answer these and other critical questions by citing several prophetic traditions emphasizing taking care of the environment.

In this course Shaykh Faraz opens the discussion on living green and shows how living green is showing mercy to all of creation, it also is a means to upholding good. Believers concern is not just for self or humans but for all of creation. Upholding justice to everything and everyone.

Shaykh Ali Hani speaks about what we know about environmental protection in the Qur’an.

The Qur’an tells us that the universe has been made for us, meaning that the creation of the natural environment is deeply linked to our existence in their earth. We also know that Allah has made us people Khalifa, or Vice-regent, representing Allah on this earth. Shaykh Ali explains how this role of stewardship is closely intertwined with our responsibility towards the environment.

Ustadh Amjad Tarsin speaks about the sunnas connected to environmental stewardship.

Ustadh Amjad highlights some key practices of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, with regards to the environment. He explains some Islamic values with respect to environmental concern.

One’s concern should drive one to watch what one eats, have reverence for all of Creation, reuse one’s items, and ultimately to reflect. He stresses that every part of Islam is about harmony and balance. We are called to give everything its right. We need to use resources, but we can do this in a way that is not excessive.

Shaykh Faraz ends by showing how stewardship is an urgency and is established by and entitled by faith itself. One’s very religion is about care and concern for all that is around one.

Learning Outcomes

• Virtue of living green

• How to show mercy to everything around one

• The importance of being thankful

• How the environment is a trust from Allah

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.

Shaykh Ali Hani is a leading scholar of Arabic and Tafsir from Jordan. From a young age, he dedicated himself to studying the Qur’anic sciences. He has memorized the Holy Book, learnt the Ten Canonical Recitations, and studied tafsir extensively. He is a master of the Arabic language.

Education: Shaykh Ali Hani’s journey towards seeking sacred knowledge began through the supplications of his mother. She would pray for him to be like his uncle, who was considered the most pious and righteous man of the family.

At a young age, he was introduced to Shaykh Abu Ayman, a man whose life revolved around the Qur’an. Shaykh Ali memorized the Qur’an under him in just two years.

He went on to master and receive ijaza in seven canonical readings of the Qur’an from Shaykh Mamood al-Uraymi, and Tajweed from Shaykh Abdul Mun’in Nasir Addin.

Later, he would study Hadith, Tafsir and Balagha under Shaykh Fadl’ Abbas at the University of Jordan. When he finished, he left to Yemen.

In Sana, he studied Arabic grammar, morphology, rhetoric, and inheritance law under Shaykh Qasim al-Bahr. He also completed mastering the Ten Recitations of the Qur’an. After some time, Shaykh Ali made his way to the blessed land of Tarim to further his knowledge.

He studied a number of classical texts including the Alfiyya of ibn Malik and Minhaj al- Talibin at the hands of Shaykh Ahmad Ali Shinqiti, Shaykh Fadl ba Fadl, and Shaykh Muhammad al-Khatib.

Highly respected by many of the scholars in the region, Shaykh Ali was appointed as an instructor at the Ribaat.

Current: Shaykh Ali is teaching various Islamic sciences to students and scholars alike in Amman. He is the Head Instructor of the SeekersArabic Program at SeekersHub Global He continues to increase his love and passion for the Science of Tafsir through teaching, writing, and doing research in the field.

Number of Lessons: 5 Lessons
Total Duration: 1 hrs 44 mins
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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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