Instructors: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Saad Ahmed al-Azhari and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin
Due to the fast-paced nature of our lives, we may sometimes lose sight of our purpose in this world and the impending judgement we will face in the hereafter. Other times, we may erroneously be concerned about when the end of time will be rather than what we can do to prepare for it.
This course provides the student with a clear understanding of the signs of the end of time and how they can prepare for the final hour. It analyzes and derives critical lessons from the famous hadith of Jibril (peace be upon him) and other hadiths of the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).
Muslims must meet changes in society with awareness and knowledge of the signs of the end of times. Students will learn these signs and how to appropriately navigate this worldly life with the final hour in mind.
Who is This Course For?
• This course is for teenagers and adults.
• It is particularly beneficial for Muslims living in the West.
• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning to prepare for the end of time.
• It is an On-Demand course. Students do not need any prerequisite courses to successfully complete this course.
• Understand the importance of the signs of the last hour.
• Describe how one can prepare to receive the signs of the last hour.
• Differentiate the signs of the last hour in light of modern times.
• Explain how to engage with the signs of the last hour.
About the Instructor
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and th en 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 Ahmed 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 Ahmed Saad loves poetry and writes it frequently, mainly in Arabic and sometimes in English.
Ustadh Amjad Tarsin was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor 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.
He currently lives outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
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- 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