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This is a Level Two course in the Youth Curriculum.


The author Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad (d. 1720), lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut valley between Yemen and Oman and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of the twelfth Islamic century. A direct descendant of the Prophet, his sanctity and direct experience of God are clearly reflected in his writings.


This text is an excellent precise summary of key Islamic spiritual insights. The goals of this course would be to (1) Understand how to transform everyday acts into worship (2) Learn the key terms of the science of Islamic spirituality (3) Attain the knowledge of good character traits (4) Cultivate sincerity in good deeds.


This course completes part one of this course. It helps resolve many questions youth have about attaining piety and being more connected to their faith. It is a course designed to inspire youth to connect to Allah and His messenger and adopt a strong spiritual practice that ultimately cultivates their faith. terms of the science of Islamic spirituality (3) Attain the knowledge of good character traits (4) Cultivate sincerity in good deeds.


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Total Lesson: 11
Number of hours: 12
Weightage: 6
Skill Level: Beginner
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About the text:

The Book of Assistance covers a wide area of spiritual practices that are essential in the lives of Muslims every day.


The main topics in this course that will be addressed are things related to cleanliness and prayer, following the sunna, the five pillars, charity, counsel, social duties, and more


The text is significant because it is very brief and concise yet rich and thorough, leaving the reader a wealth of knowledge to benefit from. This text is recommended for spiritual growth. It is ideal for our youth curriculum as it completes a full reading of the entire book.


About the Author:

Imam Abdullah bin Alawi Al Haddad was born in the year 1634 CE and died in 1720 CE. He was a great scholar and reviver of the religion (mujaddid) and a spiritual master. He is known for his great works on Sufism and spirituality.


Some of his works include Lives of Man, Knowledge, and Wisdom, Gifts for the Seekers, and many others. His writings draw hearts to be present with Allah, by this quality, not by mere knowledge.


Who is this course for:

  • This course is for anyone from ages 12-18 ideally
  • It is particularly beneficial for youth and beginners
  • It is a Level Two course. In order to successfully complete this course, students should take Haddad’s Book of Assistance part one
  • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning the basics of spirituality and prophetic practice in one’s daily life.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how to transform everyday acts into worship
  • Learn the key terms of the science of Islamic spirituality
  • Explain what it means to embody a good character
  • Learn to draw spiritually away from the worldly life and its pursuits and focus on Allah and the Hereafter
  • Appreciate the contribution of wonderful and profound spiritual teachings of Islam
  • Cultivate sincerity in performing good deeds
  • Apply practical steps in your daily life

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