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Instructors: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Sister Nazima Qureshi & Brother Belal Hafeez

Course Overview

Ramadan is the time of year when Muslims have an opportunity to rejuvenate themselves spiritually and implement lasting changes in their lives. This course will equip students to prepare for Ramadan in advance to make the most of its blessings, both physically and spiritually.

This course reviews the fiqh of fasting and the best devotional practices to help students maximize their worship in this blessed month. Students will learn how to maintain a healthy diet and fitness regimen in Ramadan to better dedicate themselves to their worship. The speakers also include tips on what to eat for Pre-dawn meal (suhoor) and post-sunset meal to open one’s fast (iftar) to maintain high energy levels and minimize fatigue.

This course is an excellent way to review all Ramadan-related material to equip oneself before the month begins.

Who is This Course For?

• This course is for students of all ages.

• It is particularly beneficial for parents and caregivers.

• This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning how to maintain healthy nutrition and exercise balance in Ramadan.

• It is an On-Demand course. Students do not need any prerequisite courses to successfully complete this course.

Learning Outcomes

• Recall the fiqh of fasting.

• Apply the neglected sunnas of Ramadan to their lives.

• Understand the importance of maintaining a healthy diet in Ramadan.

• Apply healthy nutrition and exercise principles to their lives.

About the Instructors

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.

Sister Nazima Qureshi is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a Master's of Public Health. She is a two time author, a food journal entitled Eat Better, Feel Better, Live Better, and The Healthy Ramadan Guide. She has been featured in CNN, CBC, Canadian Living, Self Magazine, Globe and Mail, and NY Times. Her philosophy is to live a healthy lifestyle that includes enjoying all foods as well as enjoying being physically active. Instead of focusing on restricting ourselves, she teaches clients which foods they should be adding to improve their lives. Nazima has helped many people make real change in their lives, such as weight loss, improving their health, and improving their relationship with food. She lends her expertise to students of SeekersGuidance in this course.

Brother Belal Hafeez is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert who is passionate about bridging the fitness gap in the Muslim community. He has been a personal trainer for over 7 years. He is the author of The Healthy Ramadan Guide and has been featured in NY Times. While Belal serves clients internationally he also hosts community events, including events for youth and his annual Healthy Ramadan Tour. Belal’s goal is to help build a relationship with fitness, to help people understand how to get stronger, alleviate pain, and how to make it easier to fit it into their busy schedule. In this course, he has shared beneficial advice with students of SeekersGuidance.

Number of Lessons 5
Duration 02:45:11
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Total Lesson: 5
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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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