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Umdat Al-Salik Wa ‘Uddat Al-Nasik (Reliance of the Traveller)


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Six Month Introductory Certificate Program in Shafi’i Fiqh and Usul

Matn Abu Shuja’ (Level Two) with Imam al-Haramayn’s Waraqat  (Level Two) conducted by Shaykh Muhammad CarrIn the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companionsProgram DescriptionThis Progra...

Matn Abu Shuja’ (Level Two) with Imam al-Haramayn’s Waraqat  (Level Two) conducted by Shaykh Muhammad Carr

In the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companions

Program Description

This Program is a Beginner Program in Shafi’i Fiqh and Usul. It covers Level two of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum in Shafi’i Fiqh and Usul.

This program will encompass a thorough study of:

  • Matn Abu Shuja’ (Level Two of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum), in full – with readings from the commentary of the matan, Kifayat al-Akhyar, and Ibn Qasim al-Ghazzi’s Sharh
  • Waraqat of Imam al-Haramayn in full

Class Format

Three pre-recorded classes per week, 45-60 Minutes each and one bi-weekly live discussion. Students are expected to follow the recordings and attend the live session.

Preparation, participation, and asking questions is strongly encouraged – as is the following of recommended readings.

There will be an online forum for questions, discussion, and related texts and resources. 

Conditions for Joining the Class

This is an introductory level class in Shafi’i fiqh (Level Two) and Usul (Level Two). It is therefore essential for students to have completed the study of the following works or their equivalent:

Required Text:

  • al-Risalah al-Jami’ah (Habshi’s Encompassing Epistle Explained)
  • al-Mukhtasar (Ba Fadl's The Short Abridgement)

 This level adequately prepares a student to study the Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) and Level Three Usul.

This class is completely free and open to the public, students should apply in order for the SeekersGuidance Academy team to collect their emails and add them to the course.

Language of Instruction

The Arabic text will be studied with English commentary.

Students Evaluation

Students will be evaluated through a variety of quizzes (a quiz will accompany each class), and a final comprehensive exam for each course. Oral exams are imperative to receive the Certificate.

Student Expectations

The expectations from the students would be to:

i. Prepare for the class.

ii. [a] Attend the class, with attentiveness, [b] participation, [c] asking questions.

iii. Review the class notes and text. Diagramming the text helps.

iv. Take notes. It is best to write out the matn itself, and essentials from the commentary (such as the key details and reasoning). This is also a good Arabic writing practice.

v. Participate in the Class Forum--by asking questions, sharing issues of benefit, and getting involved in the relevant discussions, with the proper manners of a keen seeker of knowledge (talib `ilm).

vi. Seek Allah’s Pleasure, and have high secondary intentions of acting upon what



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One Year Intermediate Program in Shafi’i Fiqh and Usul

Reliance of the Traveller (Umdat al-Salik) (Level Three) with The Essence of Islamic Legal Theory (Lubb al-Usul) (Level Three) with Shaykh Abdurragmaan KhanIn the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companionsSha...

Reliance of the Traveller (Umdat al-Salik) (Level Three) with The Essence of Islamic Legal Theory (Lubb al-Usul) (Level Three) with Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

In the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companions

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan, a senior instructor at SeekersGuidance, will be teaching live weekly classes covering two key texts in Shafi’i fiqh and usul over the course of one year:

Program Description

This one-year Specialization Certificate Program is an Intermediate Program in Shafi’i  Fiqh and Usul. It covers Level three of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum in Shafi’i  Fiqh and Usul.

This program will encompass a thorough study of two texts.

  • Umdat as-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) (Level Three of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum), in full–with readings from the commentary of umda, Fath al-Wahhab al-Malik, and Mahalli’s commentary on the Minhaj, Kanz al-Ragibin, with its Hashiyah by Qalyubi  
  • Shaykh al-Islam’s Lubb al-Usul (Level Three)–with reference to his own commentary, Gayat al-wusul.

Class Format

Three live classes per week, 45-60 Minutes each. Students are expected to attend live, or to follow the recordings.

There will be an online forum for questions, discussion, and related texts and resources. 

Preparation, participation, and asking questions is expected – as is the following of recommended readings.

Conditions for Joining the Class

This is an intermediate level class in Shafi’i fiqh (Level Three) which adequately prepares a student to study the Minhaj al-Talibin of Imam al-Nawawi. It is therefore essential for students to have completed the study of the following works or their  equivalent:

Required Text:

  • al-Risalah al-Jami’ah (Habshi’s Encompassing Epistle Explained)
  • al-Mukhtasar (Ba Fadl’s The Short Abridgement)
  • Abu Shuja’ with experience readings from ibn Qasim’s commentary with its’ Hashiyah by Imam Bajuri

Recommended Text:

  • Safina al-Naja 
  • Al-Muqaddima Al-Hadramiyya with experience reading from one of its commentaries such as Bushra Al-Karim 

As this course encompasses Level Three usul, students are required to have completed a study of the Waraqat of Imam al-Haramayn.

For students without this, we recommend that they begin with Level One, then Level Two of the Islamic Studies Curriculum [link].

Although this class is completely free, students are expected to apply for the course and will need to be approved by the SeekersGuidance Academy team.

Language of Instruction

The Arabic text will be studied with English commentary.

Timings

Monday at 12:00 (GMT +2 | Cape Town)
Wednesday at 12:00 (GMT +2 | Cape Town)
Thursday at 12:00 (GMT +2 | Cape Town)

Location

This class will be offered online only via Zoom

Student Expectations

The expectations from the students would be to:

i. Prepare for the class.

ii. [a] Attend the class, with attentiveness, [b] participation, [c] asking questions.

iii. Review the class notes and text. Diagramming the text helps.

iv. Take notes. It is best to write out the matn itself, and essentials from the commentary (such as the key details and reasoning). This is also a good Arabic writing practice.

v. Participate in the Class Forum–by asking questions, sharing issues of benefit, and getting involved in the relevant discussions, with the proper manners of a keen seeker of knowledge (talib `ilm).

vi. Seek Allah’s Pleasure,and have high secondary intentions of acting upon what you learn with excellence, preserving and transmitting Prophetic guidance, to benefit yourself and to benefit others, and to gain all the benefits mentioned by Allah and the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) for those who seek and transmit sacred knowledge for the sake of Allah.


And Allah alone gives success.


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Hadith: Ibn Abi Jamra's Abridgement of Sahih Bukhari Explained

Level: Two Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview In this course, you will cover an abridgment of one of the main works of Islam, Sahih al-Bukhari. This course sheds ...


Level: Two

Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Course Overview

In this course, you will cover an abridgment of one of the main works of Islam, Sahih al-Bukhari. This course sheds light on key meanings of Prophetic guidance

This course covers Ibn Abi Jamra’s Mukhtasar Sahih al-Bukhari. This summary distills one of the most famed works of Islam into a highly practical manual presenting a key selection of Prophetic teachings.

In this course, Shaykh Faraz will read through nearly 300 hadith found in the work and present the key lessons. This course presents a valuable introduction to the hadith of our beloved Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).


About the Author

Mukhtasar Sahih al-Bukhari is a concise abridgment of Imam Bukhari’s famed Sahih—a work regarded by Muslim authorities as to the most reliable book after the Holy Quran. This summary distills a work intended for hadith specialists into a highly practical manual, containing nearly 300 narrations that present a key selection of Prophetic teachings. The author of the abridgment, Imam Ibn Abu Jamra, was a magisterial scholar of deep spirituality, who could truly say of himself, “I have not disobeyed Allah even once,” and this text is highly regarded by scholars as a valuable introduction to the hadith of our beloved Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace).


Learning Outcomes

• Appreciate the succinct beauty of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

• Develop a love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by reviewing his sayings.

• Apply the lessons from hadith to their lives.


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: Beginning of Revelation

Lesson 3: Faith

Lesson 4: Knowledge

Lesson 5: Wudu, Menstruation

Lesson 6: Prayer, Times of Prayer, Adhan

Lesson 7: Friday Prayer, Prayer of Fear, Eid

Lesson 8: Witr, Seeking Rain, Night Vigil

Lesson 9: Virtue of Prayer in the Mosques of Mecca and Madina, External Actions in the Prayer, Forgetfulness

Lesson 10: Funerals, Zakat, Hajj, Virtues of Madina, Fasting

Lesson 11: Trade, Irrigation, Partnerships, Collateral, Emancipation, Witnessing, Reconciliation, Bequests

Lesson 12: War and Jihad

Lesson 13: Beginning of Creation

Lesson 14: Reports of the Prophets

Lesson 15: Virtues

Lesson 16: Exegesis, Virtues of the Quran

Lesson 17: Marriage, Divorce, Provision

Lesson 18: Food, Hunting and Slaughter, Sacrifice, Drink

Lesson 19: Illness, Medicine

Lesson 20: Etiquette, Seeking Permission, Claims

Lesson 21: Destiny, Oaths and Vows, Inheritance

Lesson 22: Tribulations, Singular Narrations

Lesson 23: Holding Fast to the Book and Sunna

Lesson 24: Divine Unity


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.


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    Beliefs: Bajuri's Hashiya al-Sanusiyya Explained Allah's Attributes and Proofs for His Existence

    Level: Two Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview  This course is a traditional word-by-word exposition of Imam Bajuri’s commentary on Imam Sanusi's Umm al-Barahin (The Foundational Proofs). It covers ...


    Level: Two

    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


    Course Overview 

    This course is a traditional word-by-word exposition of Imam Bajuri’s commentary on Imam Sanusi's Umm al-Barahin (The Foundational Proofs). It covers the core beliefs of mainstream traditional Islam along with their key proofs. Students will learn the attributes of Allah Most High, those of His messengers (peace be upon them), matters of the unseen and their logical proofs. They will also learn how these meanings culminate in the Statement of Divine Oneness: there is no god but God.

    The value of a subject is known by what is studied, and there is none greater than establishing and defending belief in Allah Most High and the points of knowledge to which He has granted eternal consequence. Imam Bajuri’s commentary on Imam Sanusi’s Umm al-Barahin establishes not only what Muslims believe in but why it must be true with logical rigour. Additionally, students will learn how to unpack the terse expressions of classical texts, preparing them for further study in the Islamic sciences.


    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the attributes of Allah Most High and their proofs

    • Understand the attributes of His Messengers (peace be upon them) and their proofs

    • Understand the Matters of the unseen and their proofs

    • Understand how the meanings of Islamic theology culminate in the statement of Divine Oneness: there is no god but God.

    • Learn how to unpack the terse expressions of classical Islamic texts and works on theology


    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.


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    Beliefs: Ushi's Bad‘ al-Amali, A Classical Primer

    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Level: Three Course Overview  This course will cover the basics of what all Muslims must know in order to live their lives believing correctly. This includes the attributes of Allah Most High, the attributes of the prop...


    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

    Level: Three


    Course Overview 

    This course will cover the basics of what all Muslims must know in order to live their lives believing correctly. This includes the attributes of Allah Most High, the attributes of the prophets (peace and blessings be upon them all), transmitted beliefs and issues related to the Hereafter.   


    These tenants of belief are important for every Muslim to know because they relate to the very foundation of faith. Furthermore, in these times, with so much talk of different beliefs or the absence thereof, people may have influenced beliefs without realizing it. It is thus imperative to have a basic understanding of the Islamic creed. 


    This class will provide a good understanding of what the line is between truth and falsehood. It will allow one to understand the parameters of conceptualizing Allah and understand what to believe about the Creator and Maker of everything. 


    Learning Outcomes

    • Know and understand the basic beliefs of Islam

    • Substantiate the reasons for the Islamic beliefs

    • Understand the foundations of scholarly methodology

    • Appreciate the nuance and precision of the Islamic creed

    • Cultivate faith and certitude


    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.


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    Law: Nasafi's Kanz al-Daqa’iq Explained - Understanding Financial Transactions (Hanafi)

    Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview  The first in a series of courses that covers one of the four main primers of the Hanafi school; Imam Nasafi's Kanz al-Daqa‘iq. It gathers issues f...


    Level: Three

    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


    Course Overview 

    The first in a series of courses that covers one of the four main primers of the Hanafi school; Imam Nasafi's Kanz al-Daqa‘iq. It gathers issues from several of the key works of the school to summarize its issues. The purpose of this class is to consolidate previous foundations on the subject and to deepen one's understanding of the rulings of transactions, covering the chapters of what constitutes a sale, the rulings related to usury, forward transactions, currency exchange and more.

    Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani was once asked, "Why have you not written anything on asceticism (zuhd)?" And he replied, "I have written on the rulings of transactions." Knowing the rulings of transactions allows one to be more God-conscious through being mindful when dealing with other people.

    The outcomes of this course are to clearly know the rulings related to worship at an intermediate level and consolidating one’s previous study of the subject. The Kanz al-Daqa‘iq is a precise, nuanced and comprehensive text, that prepares one to study the advanced works of the Hanafi school of law.


    Learning Outcomes

    • Know the rulings related to transactions at an intermediate level

    • Clearly understand the rulings related to transactions

    • Complete the study of intermediate work in the Hanafi school

    • Be primed to study the advanced works of the Hanafi school of law


    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.


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    Spirituality: Attaining Taqwa: Birgivi's Tariqa Muhammadiyya

    Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview This course covers Imam Birgivi’s al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya, one of the great manuals on practical spirituality and operationalization of following the way of our beloved Messenger...


    Level: Three

    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


    Course Overview

    This course covers Imam Birgivi’s al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya, one of the great manuals on practical spirituality and operationalization of following the way of our beloved Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace). This course analyzes the “fiqh of taqwa”—how to truly follow the way of the Prophet in knowledge, beliefs, and embodying the mindfulness of Allah (taqwa). Included are sections on following the Qur’an and sunna, sound beliefs, innovations, and seeking knowledge—all culminating in an extensive breakdown on the unlawful traits of the heart, how to recognize them, their causes, and their cures.

    This class is for students of knowledge with prior study of the essentials of faith, worship, and practical spirituality. The text is read in the original Arabic, but explained in English and is therefore suitable for a general audience.

    At the end of this course, students will understand the interrelation of the various religious sciences with the science of the heart. In addition, students will be able to identify the different blameworthy traits of the heart and understand the specific ways to remove, rectify, and replace them with virtuous ones.


    About the Text

    Imam Birgivi’s al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya is one of the great manuals on practical spirituality — how to truly follow the way of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in knowledge, beliefs, and operationalizing mindfulness of Allah (taqwa). Included are sections on following the Quran and sunna, the meaning of innovation (bid‘a), beliefs, and a discussion on knowledge. These are followed by an extensive breakdown on the unlawful traits of the heart, how to recognize them, their causes, and their cures, drawing on the works of Imam Ghazali and others. Finally, the author discusses the sins of the other limbs, closing with a discussion on false piety.


    About the Author

    Imam Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Pir ‘Ali al-Birgivi was a 16th century Ottoman, Hanafi, Maturidi scholar who lived during the height of the Ottoman Empire. He believed that a character distinguished by the qualities of unselfish heedfulness, sincerity, kindness, compassion, generosity, valour, and other virtues of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and his Companions were essential for all Muslims. Among other works, he wrote extensive manuals on practical spirituality and the ways to actualize the meanings of the Islamic tradition in our lives.


    Learning Outcomes

    • Describe the blameworthy traits of the heart

    • Recognize identifying indicators of the blameworthy traits of the heart

    • Understand the relationships and subtle differences between the blameworthy traits of the heart

    • Describe the causes and cures of the blameworthy traits of the heart

    • Understand the implementation of the virtuous traits of the heart


    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.


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    Usul al-Fiqh: Aqhisari's Samt al-Wusul Explained - Understanding the Principles of Legal Interpretation (Hanafi)

    Level: ThreeInstructor: Shaykh Faraz RabbaniCourse Overview This course covers Aqhisari’s Samt al-Wusul, an abridgment of Imam Nasafi’s Manar in usul al-fiqh. This course covers the principles of understanding meanings from words accord...


    Level: Three

    Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


    Course Overview 

    This course covers Aqhisari’s Samt al-Wusul, an abridgment of Imam Nasafi’s Manar in usul al-fiqh. This course covers the principles of understanding meanings from words according to the Hanafi school and how rulings are derived from primary texts. It aims to give students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the principles of Islamic law.


    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.



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    The Sanusiyya and Isaghuji: Sound Beliefs and Sound Reasoning

    Instructor: Shaykh Ahmed Al-Azhary Course Overview This course is a unique combination of beliefs and logic based on Imam Sanusi’s foundational theology treatise Umm al-Baraheen (The Summary of Theological Proofs) and Abhari’s indispensable Logic manual Isaghuji. A...


    Instructor: Shaykh Ahmed Al-Azhary


    Course Overview

    This course is a unique combination of beliefs and logic based on Imam Sanusi’s foundational theology treatise Umm al-Baraheen (The Summary of Theological Proofs) and Abhari’s indispensable Logic manual Isaghuji. A solid study of these two texts prepares seekers of knowledge to study the Rational Sciences at a higher level as they cover the most essential notions of Theology and Logic. In addition, combining the study of these two sciences together allows students to be equipped with both theory and practice. In this course, students will not only learn the methods of reasoning in general, but they will also learn about how to reason, specifically, in theological contexts. Students will also learn about the different approaches to the study of Beliefs and they will be able to define the role and scope of Theology.


    About the Texts

    Isaghuji by Imam Athir al-Din al-Abhari (d. 663 A.H. / 1265 C.E.) is the most popular foundational logic primer in traditional Islamic schools (madrasas). It provides students with the necessary basic principles and introduces them to the key terminologies and methodologies of Logic. The Sanusiyya by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Sanusi (d. 895 AH / 1489 CE) has arguably been the most popular introduction to mainstream Islamic Theology ever since it was written five hundred years ago by the learned and pious West African theologian.


    About the Authors

    Athir al-Din al-Abhari (d. 663 A.H. / 1265 C.E.) is famous as an astronomer, scientist, and philosopher, but he was also a scholar of Islamic Theology (kalam) and Sacred Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh). His primer on Logic is his most famous work, studied in religious seminaries all over the Islamic world ever since it was written all the way down to the present day.


    Shaykh Muhammad b. Yusuf al-Sanusi (d. 895 AH / 1489 CE) was a North African theologian and mystic. He is widely known for his series of theological manuals. He authored an entire curriculum of theological treatises of varying lengths and for varying pedagogical levels.


    Learning Outcomes

    • Explain what Muslims believe about Allah Most High and His Messengers.

    • Prove the truthfulness of these beliefs.

    • Respond to common objections to belief in Allah Most High and His Messengers.

    • Describe the historical development of mainstream Islamic Theology.

    • Appreciate the scholarly depth of the Islamic theological tradition.

    • Understand the importance and the nature of Classical Logic.

    • Identify and explain key Logic concepts and terms.

    • Distinguish the different forms of logical reasoning within traditional texts.


    Note:

    Both are level two required courses in Islamic Studies Curriculum


    About The Instructor

    Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary is a researcher in Islamic intellectual history and a teacher of Islamic traditional sciences. He’s currently a teacher of Hadith, Usūl, Logic and Kalam at Rawdatul-Na`īm under the supervision of Habib `Ali al-Jifrī; and at Madyafat Shaykh Ismaīl Sadiq al-`Adawī (RA), a prominent learning center by al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

    Shaykh Ahmed studied Anthropology at American University in Cairo and received his training in Leadership Communication from Tulane University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a life-long learner. He holds a diversified portfolio of almost 50 certificates in a variety of subjects – extending from Teaching Character and Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People to Complexity Theory, Model Thinking and Conflict Analysis.


    Shaykh Ahmed began his journey of studying traditional sciences about 20 years ago. In addition to studying with scholars from al-Azhar, he had the privilege of studying with visiting scholars from Algeria and India in a one-on-one format, and was thus given an exceptional opportunity to study and discuss advanced-level texts of different sorts and over a long period of time. Shaykh Ahmed has more than 70 Ijazas from scholars from all over the Muslim world.


    Beside a number of edited works about to be released in Islamic pedagogy, linguistics and Hanafi Usūl, Shaykh Ahmed has authored Rūh al-`Ilm – a treatise in the art of scientific investigation, based on a survey of roughly 200 traditional Islamic texts, and has been endorsed by Dr. Jamāl Fārūq, the Dean of Islamic Da`wah College at al-Azhar University and Dr. Ahmed Mamdūh, the Chair of Research Division at Dar al-Iftaa’ al-Masrīyah. Rūh al-`Ilm will be published by Tabah Foundation in the early of summer of 2019.



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    The Perfection of the Chosen One

    Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview Learning about the perfection and beauty of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the seed to plant the love of the Prophet Muhammad. This course seeks to connect young hearts to the best of huma...


    Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


    Course Overview

    Learning about the perfection and beauty of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the seed to plant the love of the Prophet Muhammad. This course seeks to connect young hearts to the best of humanity. We will rely mainly on the work of Imam al-Tirmidhi and his famous collection on describing the Prophet. The course is an essential addition to the study of his blessed life and his noble rank. The young students will benefit from learning why the Prophet is truly the perfect model. Muslims are incredibly blessed to know every detail of his blessed character and behavior, and habits. Through learning and connecting to the Prophet, one increases their love of him and draws near Allah Most High.


    Learning Outcomes :

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    • Increase in love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

    • Describe his blessed physical features.

    • Gain insight into his noble character.

    • Recognize his perfection.

    • Learn about his beautiful habits in everyday life.

    • Draw close to Allah Most High.


    About The Instructor

    Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers.

    In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others. He has spoken on many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada.

    He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education program as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

    He is married and has 3 children.


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      Law: Halabi's Multaqa al-Abhur

      Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview This is a Level Three course in Islamic Law (fiqh) in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the “Meeting of the Oceans” (Multaqa al-Abhur) by Imam Ibrahim al-Halabi (d. 956 AH). This is one of t...


      Level: Three

      Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


      Course Overview

      This is a Level Three course in Islamic Law (fiqh) in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the “Meeting of the Oceans” (Multaqa al-Abhur) by Imam Ibrahim al-Halabi (d. 956 AH). This is one of the most commented-upon texts, for good reason—as it gathers, with clarity and precision, mains issues and legal details in Hanafi fiqh.

      Multaqa al-Abhur is an intermediate-level “meta-primer” (matn) that gathers the issues of the four core primers in Hanafi fiqh: Quduri’s Mukhtasar, Mawsili’s Mukhtar, Nasafi’s Kanz, and the Wiqaya, with key issues from the Marghinani’s Hidaya and Ibn al-Sa’ati’s Majma` al-Bahrayn.

      With this, the text is written in a clear style, and the author selects the most relied-upon positions in the differed-upon issues, and mentions them first.

      Among its main commentaries are Majma` al-Anhur of Shaykh Zada (d. 1078), whose work was deeply influential in subsequent Hanafi scholarship, and is frequently referred to by the commentators of the late Ottoman legal code, the Majalla. This is due to its clarity of explanation, its lucid presentation of legal reasoning, and its precision.

      This is a Level Three Upper-Intermediate course in the Seekers Islamic Studies Curriculum. It is meant to deepen a student’s understanding of legal details, nuances, and legal reasoning.

      It is for someone who has completed at least one—or, ideally, two—complete primers (mutun) in Hanafi fiqh. It assumes the student has active familiarity with the core issues, across chapters, and is ready to understand:

      (1) legal details

      (2) more nuanced issues

      (3) the legal reasoning, and

      (4) to refer to core reference works.

      This course is important for students who wish to deepen their understanding of legal details, nuances and legal reasoning.

      The core Level Three Hanafi fiqh course is Imam Nasafi’s Kanz. This course complements, supplements, and completes a student’s consolidation of their understanding of the core issues of Islamic law.

      A faqih (true jurist) is “one who has mastery of the core issues (furu`) with understanding and the ability to apply them. This course is a proven classical text that trains the student of Islamic law.

      The text, Multaqa al-Abhur, is more nuanced than any one of the primers in the Hanafi school—such as Quduri or the Kanz (as it contains the issues of all four main primers).

      As such, the student will be exposed to much of the issues that commonly occur in their lives and others’ lives across the chapters of Islamic law: worship; marriage and divorce; financial transactions; halal and haram; and public law.

      It will enable students to act on the Divine Command with more clarity; and to be able to convey legal rulings, explain them, and answer questions with more clarity, precision, and nuance.

      They will also have a greater understanding of how fiqh works; how to navigate differing narrations and positions within the Hanafi school; and how to research in the commentaries and reference works of the school.


      About the Text

      The “Meeting of the Oceans” (Multaqa al-Abhur) by Imam Ibrahim al-Halabi (d. 956 AH) is one of the most commented-upon texts in Islamic law (fiqh), and for good reason—as it gathers, with clarity and precision, the issues of the four main primers (mutun) in Hanafi fiqh.

      Another major commentary that will be actively referred to is al-Durr al-Muntaqa by Imam Ala’ al-Din al-Haskafi (d. 1088 AH), who is one of the foremost of the late reference-scholars (muhaqqiqin) of the Hanafi school. His other major legal work is al-Durr al-Mukhtar, upon which is Ibn Abidin’s Radd al-Muhtar (famous as Hashiya Ibn Abidin, or simply “Shami”).

      Shaykh Faraz will also be referring to other commentaries on the Multaqa, most notably Kamal al-Diraya of Imam Izmiri (d. 1165 AH) and Muhtada al-Anhur of Allama Wahdati (d. 1130 AH)


      About the Author

      Imam Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Halabi was one of the leading jurists of the late Hanafi school. Originally from Aleppo, Halabi eventually settled in Constantinople, where he served as imam of the Fatih mosque, dying over age ninety in 956 AH. His deep scholarship is highlighted by his works in Islamic law, particularly Multaqa al-Abhur and his commentary on Kashaghri’s Munya al-Musalli, which were both of the most widely taught legal texts in the Ottoman Empire.


      Who is This Course For?

      • This is a Level Three Upper-Intermediate level course in the Islamic Studies Curriculum. As such, it is recommended that the student have completed Level Two, or its equivalent, first.

      • In fiqh, a complete study of at least Quduri’s Mukhtasar or Mawsili’s Mukhtar, and ideally the Kanz as well, is desirable. After this, the diligent student will be well-prepared for studying Tumurtashi’s Tanwir, Mawsili’s Ikhtiyar, or Marghinani’s Hidaya.


      Learning Outcomes

      • The nuances and details of the foundational issues of Islamic law

      • The methodology, reasoning, and key principles of the Hanafi school

      • How to navigate different narrations and positions within the school—and how to find the relied-upon positions

      • How to research issues in the commentaries and reference works of the school.


      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.


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      Seekers Qur’an Circle: Understanding the Great Opening

      In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains opening of the Quran: Sura Fatiha and the beginning of Sura Baqara. This contains the central message, guidance, ...

      In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains opening of the Quran: Sura Fatiha and the beginning of Sura Baqara. This contains the central message, guidance, and call of the Quran, based on classical commentaries of the Quran, especially Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Kamal Basha’s Tafsir.




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        The Rights of the Parents: Attaining Honor by Serving One’s Parents

        Level: Three Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview This is a Level Three course in the Youth curriculum. It is based on the book, The Rights of Parents, by the great West African scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud.


        Level: Three

        Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


        Course Overview

        This is a Level Three course in the Youth curriculum. It is based on the book, The Rights of Parents, by the great West African scholar Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud.

        The rights of the parents are from the most important duties of every single Muslim. Gratitude to parents is a command in the Qur’an and we need to learn how to fulfill this command. One cannot draw close to Allah without having a good relationship with the parents. It is essential knowledge for our Youth as the treatment of parents is from both the greatest of good deeds and the worst of sins if one is disobedient to them.

        This class addresses a very big problem in the Muslim communities which is the continued decline and neglect of the parents. In addition, the commentary summarized by Imam Yama Niazi will provide the student with a practical and clear path to attaining paradise by giving their parents the rights they deserve.


        About the Text

        This important text covers the details related to being dutiful towards parents. It covers the virtues and importance of filial piety. Written in poetry form, it is concise and full of wisdom and guidance. This is a text whose popularity has grown in the west over the last 20 years or so.

        This text is considered as personal obligatory knowledge which all Muslims must learn. It is therefore incumbent for youth and children to learn what Islam teaches in regards to the lofty status of parents. Parents are an essential part of our lives. We receive honor and reward for being dutiful and kind to them. This particular book has a rich commentary by another West African scholar named Muhammad bin Hasan ould al-Khadim.


        About the Author

        Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud (1844-1905 AD) is known for his books on the subject of spirituality and his high level of piety. He has had a significant impact on many Muslim scholars in the West who have studied in West Africa. His book on this subject matter is considered an excellent source of clear guidance on the topic of filial piety.


        Who is This Course For?

        • This course is for Youth in the age range of 12-18 years of age.

        • It is particularly beneficial for young Muslims living in the West.

        • This course can also be taken by anyone interested in learning what Islam teaches in honoring and respecting parents.

        • It is a level 3 course. At least one class in spirituality should be taken from level one or two as a prerequisite.


        Learning Outcomes

        • Complete their true understanding of being a good Muslim.

        • Learn the obligations towards parents.

        • Learn the common mistakes in behavior towards parents.

        • Apply these teachings in their lives.

        • Gain insight into practical and clear solutions for fulfilling the rights of parents.


        Course Outline

        Lesson 1: Introduction to the Text

        Lesson 2: Piety in Speech

        Lesson 3: Piety in Interaction

        Lesson 4: Assisting Parents

        Lesson 5: Parents and Marriage

        Lesson 6: Piety Towards Parents After Their Demise

        Lesson 7:Major Sins Related to Parents

        Lesson 8: Disrespecting the Parents

        Lesson 9: The Dangers of Mistreatment of Parents

        Lesson 10: Warnings of Disobedience to Parents

        Lesson 11: The Duties Owed to the Mother

        Lesson 12: The Rights of Children


        About the Instructor

        Imam Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers.

        In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others.

        He has spoken in many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada.

        He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education programs as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

        He is married and has 3 children.


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        The Essentials of Belief for Muslim Youth: Necessary Knowledge to Practice Islam

        Level: One Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview This is the first and most essential course in Level One of the Islamic Studies Youth Curriculum. The main purpose of this course is to teach Youth the...


        Level: One

        Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


        Course Overview

        This is the first and most essential course in Level One of the Islamic Studies Youth Curriculum.

        The main purpose of this course is to teach Youth the necessary matters related to faith or creed.  It is an obligation to learn about God and His Prophets and matters related to the hereafter and the unseen. Without this important class, one is unable to recognize and distinguish between sound faith or a corrupt creed. In this course, the focus is to teach the core beliefs that all Muslims must hold on to, and align their hearts and minds with. The concepts covered in this course include knowledge of the divine and the purpose of life.

        Correct understanding of our faith is the most important duty for our youth to understand. This course provides all the necessary elements of knowledge which lead one to correct beliefs and a sound heart. It also solves some of the doubts that youth have about God and faith. This course is instrumental in establishing a strong foundation in religion. 


        About the Text

        This course is primarily based on the Hadith of Jibreel. It is not based on a particular text. It is supplemented by other commentaries which aid in clarifying the deeper angles of creed for a beginner. The Hadith of Jibreel is very comprehensive and articulate. It covers major aspects of the Islamic faith. It is short yet full of rich meanings. It is a hadith you must connect to and live by for all your life.


        Who is This Course For?

        • This course is for Youth in the age range of 12-18 years of age.

        • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in knowing the basic tenets of faith concerning God, Prophets, Angels, Revelation, the Hereafter, and Destiny.

        • It is a Level One course.  Students do not need any prerequisite to complete this course.


        Study Effort 

        • 1.5 hours weekly


        Learning Outcomes

        • Understand the foundations of the Islamic faith.

        • Connect to their faith in a confident manner.

        • Gain clarity on the purpose of existence. 

        • Distinguish between sound creed and disbelief.

        • Develop an awareness of the consequences of their actions.

        • Identify the difference between revelation and intellect. 


        Course Outline

        Lesson 1: The Three Branches 

        Lesson 2: Existence of Allah

        Lesson 3: The Messengers 

        Lesson 4: The Angels and Jinn

        Lesson 5: The Last Day

        Lesson 6: Destiny

        Lesson 7: Hell

        Lesson 8: Paradise 


        About the Instructor

        Imam Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers.

        In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others.

        He has spoken in many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada.

        He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education programs as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

        He is married and has 3 children.


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        The Fiqh of Worship: Rules of Purification and Prayer

        Level: One Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview This is a Level One course in the Islamic Studies Youth Curriculum.It is primarily based on the book “Ascent to Felicity” by Imam Shurunbulali. It is a ...


        Level: One

        Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


        Course Overview

        This is a Level One course in the Islamic Studies Youth Curriculum.

        It is primarily based on the book “Ascent to Felicity” by Imam Shurunbulali. It is a thorough explanation of the rulings of purification and prayer. Some of the topics covered include wudu (ablution), ghusl (purificatory bath), tayammum (dry ablution), the daily prayers, and Friday and Eid prayers. 

        This course helps Youth to learn the details of worship so that mistakes are avoided and also corrected. This will enable them to draw closer to Allah through knowledge and action. 

        This is the second course in Level One. It can be taken along with The Essentials of Belief for Muslim Youth: Necessary Knowledge to Practice Islam.


        Who is This Course For?

        • This course is for Youth in the age range of 12-18 years of age.

        • It is beneficial for all Youth and in particular teachers of Youth.

        • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning the beginning level of purification and prayer.

        • It is a Level One course.  Students do not need any prerequisite to complete this course.


        Study Effort 

        • 1.5 hours weekly


        Learning Outcomes

        • Understand the details of purification and prayer.

        • Analyze and correct mistakes in wudu and prayer.

        • Identify the different parts of the prayer which are obligatory and recommended, etc. 

        • Pray properly and perform wudu with confidence and accuracy.


        Course Outline

        Lesson 1: Virtues of Worship

        Lesson 2: Virtues and Method of Purification 

        Lesson 3: Purificatory Bath and Tayammum 

        Lesson 4: Timings of the Prayer, Adhan, Conditions of the Prayer

        Lesson 5: The Integrals and Mandatory Elements of the Prayer 

        Lesson 6: The Emphasized Sunnas

        Lesson 7: Invalidators of the Prayer

        Lesson 8: Friday Prayers and Eid 


        About the Instructor

        Imam Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers.

        In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others.

        He has spoken in many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada.

        He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education programs as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

        He is married and has 3 children.


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        Dhahabi's The Major Sins Explained: Avoiding the Pitfalls to Attain Salvation

        Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra Course Overview This beneficial General Level course is essential for every believer. It is based on the text Kitab al-Kaba’ir (The Book of Major Sins), a short treatise, written by the encyclopedic Damascene scholar...


        Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra


        Course Overview

        This beneficial General Level course is essential for every believer. It is based on the text Kitab al-Kaba’ir (The Book of Major Sins), a short treatise, written by the encyclopedic Damascene scholar Imam Dhahabi.

        The Major Sins, or the Enormities, are sins that are so grave that they come with a curse or threat of punishment in this world or the next for the one who commits them without repenting. Allah Most High tells us in the Quran that if these sins are avoided, it will result in forgiveness of the minor sins and entry into Paradise (Quran 4:31), with minor sins being forgiven through the worship and good deeds one does. It behooves every Muslim to know what these Major Sins are in order to avoid them.

        The goal behind learning the major sins is to use this knowledge to protect oneself and those around them from those things which bring harm in this life and ultimately, to one’s soul in the next life. Every one of the major sins is also tied to saving humanity from difficulties and hardships that occur as a result of those sins. This course contains vital information to protect both the individual and society from detriment and wrong. Protecting oneself and community then leads to justice and goodness in this life and the next.

        This course gives a foundational level of Taqwa (God-Consciousness) that is essential for every Muslim, but especially important for anyone embarking on the journey of seeking Islamic knowledge to avoid hypocrisy in one’s state and actions. Each of the major sins is tied to a practical benefit and avoidance of a societal or personal injustice that should be avoided. It starts with safeguarding faith and then enables a society free from killing, exploitation, family discord, corruption, and despondency.


        About the Text

        The Book of Major Sins is an important text in the Islamic tradition because it succinctly lists and provides the primary evidence for 70 major sins according to Islam. Imam Dhahabi based each sin in his list of enormities on the primary sources of Quran and Hadith without writing at length to facilitate the average reader to read and comprehend what major sins to avoid. This makes it ideal for students and laypeople alike to grasp the essentials of what must be avoided to safeguard oneself and establish a base level of Taqwa (God-Consciousness) in one’s life as a Muslim. It is essential knowledge (fard-’ayn) and therefore becomes a pre-requisite for any further study of Islam as the avoidance of harm and sin takes precedence over the doing of good, let alone seeking further knowledge of Deen.


        About the Author

        Imam Hafiz Shams al-Din al-Dhahabi (1274 to 1348 CE/ 637-748 AH) was an encyclopedic Damascene scholar. He was an expert hadith critic and historian of Islam. He authored Siyar A’lam al Nubala, a biographical work of major Islamic personalities through history, and Mizan al-I’tidal, an encyclopedic reference work on hadith narrator criticism, among many other works.

        He was known to be a strict critic of hadith narrators and a commentator on hadith texts. It was said about him that it was as though all the famous personalities in Islamic history were standing in front of his mind’s eye, and he could tell every detail about their lives through his prodigious memory.

        His notable teachers include Shaykhs Ibn Daqiq al-’Eid and Ibn Taymiyya, while his famous students include Ibn Kathir and Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on them all). Hadith expert Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani, who lived after Imam Dhahabi, used to drink ZamZam water with the supplication that Allah grants him “Imam Dhahabi’s rank in hadith.”


        Who is This Course For?

        • This course is for every single Muslim, even those who are younger but would like to enter adulthood aware of the major sins to avoid.

        • It is particularly beneficial for those who would like to know the wisdom of why certain acts were classified as major sins and why they are harmful to society and one’s soul.

        • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in Islamic law, or basic spirituality, and Islamic ethics.

        • It is a beginner-level course. It should be the prerequisite before any other study is undertaken.


        Learning Outcomes

        • Understand what the agreed-upon major sins are.

        • Understand the wisdom and benefits behind why the major sins are classified as such and the practical benefit in avoiding them.

        • Implement the avoidance of the major sins to avoid divine punishment in the Hereafter or worldly crimes related to the major sins.

        • Actualize Taqwa (God Consciousness).

        • Understand the difference between a major and minor sin, and realize in reality what changes even a minor sin into a major sin, and vice versa.

        • Learn the method of true repentance and how to atone for the sins one committed in the past

        • Understand how to overcome a sinful past, and work towards a better, happier relationship with one’s Lord, oneself, and fellow creation in the present and in the future.


        About the Instructor

        Shaykh Abdullah Misra was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. His family hails from India and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith, and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the SeekersGuidance The Global Islamic Seminary, and currently resides in Toronto with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing, and poetry.


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          Youth in Prophetic Times: An Analysis of 40 Hadiths Where Youths are Mentioned

          Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra Course Overview This is a General-level course for youth that highlights what it was like to be young in the Prophetic times. This course inspires and empowers the youth by drawing on the examples of young people of th...


          Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra


          Course Overview

          This is a General-level course for youth that highlights what it was like to be young in the Prophetic times. This course inspires and empowers the youth by drawing on the examples of young people of the past.

          This course analyzes 40 hadiths in which the word “youth” has been mentioned. According to the established tradition in Islamic knowledge of compiling collections of 40 hadiths on various topics, this course will use the “Arba’un al-Shababiyya”, or Forty Hadiths on Youth, a compilation of authentic hadiths by Shaykh Muhammad Khair Ramadan Yusuf, as the basis for an original analysis on the role and potential of youth from prophetic times to now. The compiler is a contemporary Syrian scholar and editor of Islamic texts.

          As a contemporary compilation following the tradition of 40 Hadith compilations (the most famous being Imam Nawawi’s Arb’een), the topic of looking at how normal youth appear in hadith literature has perhaps never been done before, making this a welcome contribution to Islamic literature. The collection spans the authentic sources and does not limit itself to any one topic nor even hadiths addressed to youth specifically - they are just hadiths where youth appear, often nameless, to show what it was like to be a young person in the Prophetic Era.

          This course will address a wide range of issues affecting youth including social activism, sexuality, coming of age, and more.


          About the Text

          The text “al-Arba’un al-Shababiyya” - the 40 Youthful Hadiths - spans many topics and draws hadiths across various primary sources (Bukhari, Muslim, etc), with the only requirement being that the word “youth” or “young person” has to be mentioned explicitly. The text does highlight some word usage and meaning but otherwise refrains from commenting on the point of the hadith, leaving a teacher or student to draw conclusions and explore the meanings and benefits for themselves. The compiler, Shaykh Muhammad Khair Ramadan Yusuf, has said that the hadiths do tie into one another in theme and meaning. The purpose of using this compilation - although it is not common to use modern collections of ancient authentic hadiths - is to address contemporary issues and concerns for youth through the lens of the hadith. What was it like to be a young adult in the early era? What can it tell us about today? These questions and more will be explored using the text as a springboard.


          About the Author

          Shaykh Muhammad Khair Ramadan Yusuf was born in 1956 CE in Syria. He has done editing of Islamic texts, compiled and authored many works.


          Who is This Course For?

          • This course is for teenagers and young adults.

          • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning what it was like to be young in the Prophetic times.

          • It is a General-level course. There are no prerequisites required to successfully complete this course.


          Learning Outcomes

          • Understand what life was like for youth both in ancient Arabia and also Prophetic early society.

          • Understand how Islam applies to young people and their role in society.

          • Analyze hadiths and learn to extract meanings from them.

          • Reflect on how this can help us today and what we need to change or address for youth.

          • Appreciate how hadiths contain gems of information on various topics even indirectly.


          About the Instructor

          Shaykh Abdullah Misra was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. His family hails from India and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith, and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the SeekersGuidance The Global Islamic Seminary, and currently resides in the West Indies with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing, and poetry.


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            Ghazali's Dear Beloved Son Explained: Advice for Living Right

            Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra Course Overview This text crystallizes and encapsulates the Imam’s personal advice to a senior student, a scholar in his own right, who asks for brief guidance in what will ultimately benefit them in the next life. The...


            Instructor: Shaykh Abdullah Misra


            Course Overview

            This text crystallizes and encapsulates the Imam’s personal advice to a senior student, a scholar in his own right, who asks for brief guidance in what will ultimately benefit them in the next life. The goal of the course is to find out what pieces of knowledge will benefit one most in the next life, and what one really needs to know and practice. The benefit is that we are being advised by a classical scholar who is one of the best positioned in the nation to do so. Very rarely do we get personal coaching from such a consummate scholar of the past.

            This course answers the questions of what we should really focus on, or put our hopes in. It reminds us why we seek knowledge in the first place, and where it should take us other than learning the material at hand. Often, we lose sight of the point of the information we learn and need to be reminded constantly that the bigger purpose is to please Allah and gain nearness to Him for our eventual return to Him in the afterlife. Keeping this in mind helps us live right here and now, and choose what is most beneficial for ourselves of the things we can spend our time doing and pursuing.


            About the Text

            Ayyuhal-Walad, translated as “Dear Beloved Son”, is a short letter of advice written by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali to a nameless senior student, in response to a question about what is the most beneficial of all religious knowledge to have and act upon for the Hereafter, out of all the many things that scholars learn.

            The text covers the reality of knowledge and its true essence. It also informs about the critical importance of doing good actions and having a pure inner state in order for the knowledge to be worthwhile and applied. Without this, knowledge itself does not benefit and rather becomes a burden.

            This text is significant because it is a summary and brief reminder of all one needs to succeed in this life and successfully spiritually travel to Allah for the next life. It also emphasizes the importance of fulfilling one’s worldly obligations and treating others well, rather than focusing only on oneself. This is ideal for any curriculum of Islamic knowledge because it reminds a student and a scholar that despite the many things we learn, we must be wary of the pitfalls and focus on what benefits in the Hereafter.


            About the Author

            Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, born in 450 AH in Nishapur (modern-day Iran), was a towering scholar who was acknowledged as the Imam of his time, especially in the regions of Khurasan and Iraq. Having risen to the highest position in scholarship, he was sought after by scholars and authored many texts in different subjects, namely legal theory, beliefs, refutation of heresies, and spirituality.

            His magnum opus is Ihya Ulum al-Din, but he is also known for the Mustasfa in Usul (legal theory); the Iqtisad, and Tafriqa in Beliefs; Tahafut al Falasafa in philosophy; and smaller texts in spirituality such as this one. After reaching the height of scholarship and teaching at the prestigious Nizamiyya madrasa, he had a calling to leave that life and pursue purification of the heart in solitude. He traveled the world for a number of years until he returned finally to teaching and penned amazing works reflecting his new experiential spiritual perspective. Many scholars who followed took from his works and ground-breaking combination of practical and theoretical sciences and Islamic spirituality. He passed away in 505 AH.


            Who is This Course For?

            • This course is suitable for all audiences.

            • It is particularly beneficial for those who are seeking religious knowledge.

            • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in understanding Imam Ghazali’s over-arching views on the relationship between knowledge and spirituality.

            • It is a General-level course. Students do not require any prerequisite in order to successfully complete this course.


            Study Effort

            • 1.5 hours weekly


            Learning Outcomes

            • Understand what true knowledge is, and what to prioritize in it.

            • Understand the pitfalls that a student or scholar should avoid.

            • Understand the relationship between spirituality and religious learning.

            • Apply the things that one learns to benefit them in the Hereafter.

            • Understand what really matters out of life and religion, and how to seek it.

            • Understand how the greatest scholars advised their students and emulate this.


            About the Instructor

            Shaykh Abdullah Misra was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. His family hails from India and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith, and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the SeekersGuidance The Global Islamic Seminary and currently resides in Toronto with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing, and poetry.


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              Lessons in Divine Unity: An Explanation of Muslim Creed

              Level: General Instructor: Ustadh Omar Popal Course Overview If you want to excel in the science of Islamic Belief, this is your starting point. This course serves as an overview and introduction to the science of Islamic Belief. It is bas...


              Level: General

              Instructor: Ustadh Omar Popal


              Course Overview

              If you want to excel in the science of Islamic Belief, this is your starting point. This course serves as an overview and introduction to the science of Islamic Belief. It is based on the short primer Durus al-Tawhid (Lessons in Islamic Belief) written by one of the greatest scholars in recent history, Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh.

              Take this course to understand the foundational terms and concepts that more advanced Islamic Theology is based on. You will learn the deeper meanings of verses in the Quran regarding Allah Most High, His attributes, His messengers, and the unseen. The knowledge that you will learn in this course will increase your certainty. It is also a stepping stone needed to understand Islamic Theology at a higher level.


              About the Text

              “Lessons in Islamic Belief” or Durus al-Tawhid is a short primer in the science of Islamic Belief. The author is the prolific scholar and caller to Allah’s way, Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh. The uniqueness of this text is that not only is it short and concise but it contains knowledge that other texts do not include at this level such as a discussion on the judgments of the intellect and textual proofs regarding the attributes of Allah Most High. This text is studied in the Hadramawt region of south Yemen as an introduction to the broader subject of Islamic Theology. This text is best studied before more famous primary texts like Kharida al-Bahiyya and Jawhara al-Tawhid.


              About the Author

              Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh was born in the city of Tarim, Yemen in the Year 1332 AH. He wrote this book to ensure people of all ages know their beliefs. He was known for his excellence in Islamic Law, Spirituality, and calling to Allah’s way (dawa). His other famous works include A Summary of the Science of Inheritance, The Key to understanding the Law of Marriage, The Hadrami Epistle in regards to the religious knowledge women must possess, and A Collection of Religious Verdicts (Fatawa).

              He chose to remain in Tarim even though he was persecuted and eventually martyred by the communist regime.


              Who is This Course For?

              • This course is for teenagers and adults.

              • It is particularly beneficial for all Muslims and beginning students of knowledge.

              • This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in learning more about Islamic Beliefs and their proof.

              • No prerequisites are required to successfully complete this course.


              Study Effort

              • Weekly hours recommended: 1 Hour Live Class. 1 Hour Review


              Learning Outcomes

              • Understand and learn the foundational terms and concepts in the science of Islamic Belief.

              • Analyze the textual and rational proofs for the attributes of Allah Most High.

              • Memorize the attributes of Allah Most High and His messengers along with their related verses in the Quran.

              • Appreciate the scholarship behind the broader Science of Islamic theology.

              • Increase in the certainty of their Creator and the religion as a whole.


              Course Outline

              Lesson 1: Introduction - Introduction to Class, Biography of Author, and a summarized history of Islamic Theology.

              Lesson 2: Divine Obligation & Judgements - A discussion on the Categories of Rational Judgements and an Explanation of Divine Obligation or Takleef.

              Lesson 3: Allah’s Necessary Existence - A Summary of what is Necessary, Impossible, and Possible for Allah Most High and The Necessity of Allah’s Existence.

              Lesson 4: Allah & His Attributes (Part 1) - A study of the Necessary Attributes of Allah Most High along with an Explanation of their Textual and Rational Proofs. (Part 1)

              Lesson 5: Allah & His Attributes (Part 2) - A study of the Necessary Attributes of Allah Most High along with an Explanation of their Textual and Rational Proofs. (Part 2)

              Lesson 6: Allah & His Attributes (Part 3) - A study of the Necessary Attributes of Allah Most High along with an Explanation of their Textual and Rational Proofs. (Part 3)

              Lesson 7: A Study of Theodicy - Categorization of the Divine Attributes and a Study of Theodicy (the problem of evil)

              Lesson 8: The Prophets and Their Qualities (Part 1) - What is Necessary, Impossible and Possible for the Prophets (Part 1)

              Lesson 9: The Prophets and Their Qualities (Part 2) - What is Necessary, Impossible and Possible for the Prophets (Part 2)

              Lesson 10: The Unseen (Part 1) - A Study of the Articles of Faith which are known only by Transmission (Part 1)

              Lesson 11: The Unseen (Part 2) - A Study of the Articles of Faith which are known only by Transmission (Part 2)

              Lesson 12: Review - Review and Ending Comments


              About the Instructor

              Ustadh Omar Popalwas born and raised in northern Virginia. He began studying the Islamic sciences at the age of 16, devoting himself to memorization of the Quran at Madrasah In‘aamiyyah in Durban, South Africa. His pursuit of knowledge led him to study at Madinatul Uloom in Virginia and Dar al-Qasim in Chicago. In a commitment to lifelong learning, he has continued his studies sitting at the feet of various scholars, most recently spending time in Istanbul for intensive studies.

              Ustadh Omar’s formative studies took place at Dar al-Mustafa in Tarim, Yemen.

              Ustadh Omar has taught Arabic and Islamic studies at several mosques and institutes in northern Virginia. In 2018, he founded Tanwir Institute, with the mission of serving the educational and spiritual needs of the large Muslim population in the DC metropolitan area. He teaches Arabic and Islamic studies at Al-Maqasid.


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                Quduri's Mukhtasar: On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj)

                Level: two Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Course Overview In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School. ...


                Level: two

                Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


                Course Overview

                In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School.

                Topics covered include ablution (Wudu), the ritual bath (Ghusl), Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj, and other related issues. 

                This is a level two course and is ideal for students seeking to make sound the performance of their worships. A previous study is recommended but not required. 

                The diligent student will take from this class the knowledge required to make their worships sound and correct, guidance on difficult issues, and how to beautify one’s relationship with Allah Most High.


                About the Course Text

                Imam Quduri’s full primer (matn) in Islamic law is so famous, that it is simply referred to as “The Book” (al-Kitab). For 1,000 years, it has served as the starting point for a full study of the science of Fiqh.


                Who is this course for?

                • This is a level two  course 

                • Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) and On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj): Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity

                • Take this course before all courses in Level Three


                Course Outline

                Lesson 1: Introduction

                Lesson 2: Ablution (wudu) & The Ritual Bath (ghusl)

                Lesson 3: Water, Wells, & Tanning

                Lesson 4: Dry-Ablution (tayammum)

                Lesson 5: Wiping over Footwear (khuffs) & Bandages (jaba’ir)

                Lesson 6: Menstruation (hayd) & Lochia (nifas)

                Lesson 7: Filth/Impurities & Conclusion

                Lesson 8: Times, Adhan, & Introduction to Prayer

                Lesson 9: Prayer Contd.

                Lesson 10: Actions Invalidating the Prayer & Make-Ups

                Lesson 11: Disliked Prayer Times & Supererogatory Prayers

                Lesson 12:The Forgetfulness Prostration & Prayer of the Sick

                Lesson 13: Prostration of Recital & The Travelers Prayer

                Lesson 14: Friday & Eid Prayer

                Lesson 15: Other Prayers

                Lesson 16: The Funeral Prayer

                Lesson 17: Introduction

                Lesson 18: Zakat on Goods & Money

                Lesson 19: Zakat al-Fitr

                Lesson 20: Introduction to Fasting

                Lesson 21: Valid & Invalid Fasts

                Lesson 22: Introduction

                Lesson 23: Description of the Hajj

                Lesson 24: Qiran, Tamatu`, & Hajj Contraventions


                Learning Outcomes:

                • The core rulings related to purification, prayers, fasting, zakat and hajj;

                • The wisdom and purpose of these legal rulings;

                • The practical implementation, with excellence, of Divine Guidance;

                • How legal reasoning works, to give a better understanding of “how Fiqh works;” and

                • The method of the Hanafi School.


                About The Instructor:

                Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied inheritance law, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.


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                Law: Nasafi's Kanz al-Daqa’iq Explained - Understanding Worship (Hanafi)

                Level: ThreeInstructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview The first in a series of courses which covers one of the four main primers of the Hanafi school; Imam Nasafi’s Kanz al-Daqa‘iq, which gathers issues from several of the key works of the scho...


                Level: Three

                Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


                Course Overview

                The first in a series of courses which covers one of the four main primers of the Hanafi school; Imam Nasafi’s Kanz al-Daqa‘iq, which gathers issues from several of the key works of the school to summarize its issues. The purpose of this course is to consolidate previous foundations on the subject and to deepen the understanding of the rulings of worship, covering the chapters of purity, prayer, fasting, charity, and Hajj.


                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.



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                Seekers Complete Qur’an Tafsir: Study the Entire Qur’an in Short Lessons

                Level: General Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview This course involves a comprehensive study of the Qur’an, its themes, messages, rhetorical features and philosophical nuances—all based upon the authoritative tafsirs of our tra...


                Level: General

                Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


                Course Overview

                This course involves a comprehensive study of the Qur’an, its themes, messages, rhetorical features and philosophical nuances—all based upon the authoritative tafsirs of our tradition. It sufficiently equips general audiences and students of knowledge alike with a thorough grasp and firm foundation in Qur’an studies.

                Each thirty-minute class covers approximately half a page of the Qur’an, allowing students to follow along and catch up on missed lessons easily. These classes will build upon one another, demonstrating the general themes of each sura and explaining each verse in light of them.

                The preservation of the rich tradition of Qur’anic understanding is of utmost importance for Muslims. By completing this course, students will take part in this significant tradition by preserving the meanings of the Qur’an within their hearts.


                About the Author

                Shaykh al-Islam Abu al-Su‘ud al ‘Imadi was the 16th century Ottoman Supreme Judge, Mufti and Qur’anic exegete. He worked closely with Sultan Sulieman “The Magnificent” to play an important political role for the Muslims of his time and a critical religious function in preserving the Islamic tradition.

                Shaykh al-Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Tanwati was a contemporary scholar who recently passed away in 2010. He was a Qur'anic exegete, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar University. He helped clarify the Islamic legal positions of the many contemporary issues that arose due to technological advances and the rapid changing of the world. He is also the author of a 7000-page exegesis of the Qur'an—a significant work in helping preserve the Islamic tradition for the future generations of Muslims.


                About the Text

                The Seeker’s Complete Qur’an Tafsir will be primarily based on a classical and a contemporary work:

                ‘‘Tafsir Abi al-Su’ud,” by Shaykh al Islam Abu al-Su’ud al ‘Imadi, the great Ottoman Judge, Mufti, and Mufassir. This work is authoritative in the science of tafsir. It was built upon the greatest tasfirs that came before it and had an undeniably strong influence on those which came after it.

                “Al-Tafsir al-Wasit,” by Shaykh al Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tanwati, the Grand Mufti of Egypt. This tafsir was written over ten years and is based on some of the most influential works in this science, including the tafsirs of Tabari, Qurtubi, Ibn Kathir, and Alusi. It summarises many of the nuanced and detailed discussions found in other works.


                Learning Outcomes

                • Understand the general theme of each sura.

                • Identify the main hadiths related to each sura.

                • Understand the broad verse-by-verse meanings of each sura.

                • Implement the virtuous acts mentioned in each sura.

                • Distinguish some linguistic nuance and theological points of a few suras.

                • Understand the common misconceptions of some suras

                • Describe the qualities of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give Him peace) and how they relate to the Qur’an.


                About the Instructor

                Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

                In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

                His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

                When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.


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                  Arabic Morphology: Intermediate Arabic Grammar

                  Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Welcth Course Overview This course will take an in-depth look into the famous text Matn al-Ajurrumiyya. It will cover the foundational principles upon which the Arabic language is built and also briefly into Arabic morphology.


                  Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Welcth


                  Course Overview

                  This course will take an in-depth look into the famous text Matn al-Ajurrumiyya. It will cover the foundational principles upon which the Arabic language is built and also briefly into Arabic morphology.

                  This course, and more specifically the study of the Arabic language as a whole, are crucial for a comprehensive understanding of the Qur'an and the Prophetic ﷺ narrations; the primary sources of the Islamic tradition.

                  Through this course, the student will achieve a strong grasp on the fundamentals of the language, a larger vocabulary, how to use a dictionary, and the basic skills needed to speak and analyze the Arabic language.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Understand the basics of Arabic morphology

                  • Deeply understand the structure of the Arabic language

                  • Develop and expand the Arabic vocabulary

                  • Appreciate the depth of the Arabic language


                  About The Instructor

                  Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied inheritance law, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.


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                  Spirituality: Ghazali's Revival of the Religious Sciences Explained Inner Dimensions of Prayer, Fasting, and Zakat

                  Level: One Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview  Class covering a summary of Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Islamic Sciences. Join us this session where we will continue this great series from the book...


                  Level: One

                  Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


                  Course Overview 

                  Class covering a summary of Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Islamic Sciences. Join us this session where we will continue this great series from the book of prayer and then fasting and Zakat.


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                  Law: Tumurtashi's Tanwir al-Absar Explained

                  Level: 4 Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview : The goal of the class is to begin the journey of gaining mastery of the fiqh details of the Hanafi school. This class covers the meta-matn (Tanwir al-Absar) that is the basis of the central commentary for legal det...

                  Level: 4

                  Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


                  Course Overview :

                  The goal of the class is to begin the journey of gaining mastery of the fiqh details of the Hanafi school. This class covers the meta-matn (Tanwir al-Absar) that is the basis of the central commentary for legal details (al-Durr al-Mukhtar) in the later Hanafi school–and for the central work for the fatwa positions of the Hanafi school. This is an upper-intermediate to advanced class in Hanafi fiqh.


                  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.


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                  Keys to Spiritual Vitality: Ghazali’s Letter to a Disciple

                  Instructor: Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary Course Overview This course is an imperative outlook on the relationship between seeking knowledge and spirituality. It draws key distinctions between practical religiosity and theoretical understanding of religion. Through a deep...


                  Instructor: Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary


                  Course Overview

                  This course is an imperative outlook on the relationship between seeking knowledge and spirituality. It draws key distinctions between practical religiosity and theoretical understanding of religion. Through a deep reading of Imam Ghazali’s “Letter to a Disciple,” this course provides a clear and structured outlook of the spiritual guidelines set forth by one of the most prominent scholars of Muslim tradition.

                  It also provides a spiritual compass for students of knowledge, as it addresses the distortion of sincerity and the corruption of intentions – one of the most serious challenges that obstruct the fruitage of seeking religious knowledge.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Recognize and understand the crucial work and impact of this text

                  • Understand the spiritual guidelines put forward in this great text

                  • Evaluate oneself based on spiritual guidelines that are discussed by the teacher

                  • Discuss the realities of intention and sincerity in one’s life


                  About The Instructor:

                  Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary is a researcher in Islamic intellectual history and a teacher of Islamic traditional sciences. He’s currently a teacher of Hadith, Usūl, Logic and Kalam at Rawdatul-Na`īm under the supervision of Habib `Ali al-Jifrī; and at Madyafat Shaykh Ismaīl Sadiq al-`Adawī (RA), a prominent learning center by al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

                  Shaykh Ahmed studied Anthropology at American University in Cairo and received his training in Leadership Communication from Tulane University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a life-long learner. He holds a diversified portfolio of almost 50 certificates in a variety of subjects – extending from Teaching Character and Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People to Complexity Theory, Model Thinking and Conflict Analysis.

                  Shaykh Ahmed began his journey of studying traditional sciences about 20 years ago. In addition to studying with scholars from al-Azhar, he had the privilege of studying with visiting scholars from Algeria and India in a one-on-one format, and was thus given an exceptional opportunity to study and discuss advanced-level texts of different sorts and over a long period of time. Shaykh Ahmed has more than 70 Ijazas from scholars from all over the Muslim world.

                  Beside a number of edited works about to be released in Islamic pedagogy, linguistics and Hanafi Usūl, Shaykh Ahmed has authored Rūh al-`Ilm – a treatise in the art of scientific investigation, based on a survey of roughly 200 traditional Islamic texts, and has been endorsed by Dr. Jamāl Fārūq, the Dean of Islamic Da`wah College at al-Azhar University and Dr. Ahmed Mamdūh, the Chair of Research Division at Dar al-Iftaa’ al-Masrīyah. Rūh al-`Ilm will be published by Tabah Foundation in the early of summer of 2019.


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                  An Introduction to the Science of Hadith

                  Course Overview

                  All of the various Islamic Sciences and our very understanding of Islam itself rely on revelation. The broad ḥadith corpus, along with the Qur'ān, are the two main sources of that revelation from Allāh (Exalted is He). Understanding the importance and role of reports from the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), the great scholars of our intellectual tradition not only strove to collect said reports but also to investigate the authenticity of any given ḥadīth. They understood the importance, power, and dangers associated with claiming that the Prophet said or did any particular thing. Therefore, they built out a sophisticated edifice and critical apparatus with many subfields that we now refer to as, Ḥadith Studies.


                  This course introduces the student to the basic technical terms and categorizations associated with Ḥadith Studies. Beyond that the student will be introduced to the core questions investigated in the field, as well as the critical method employed by ḥadīth scholars in testing a given report’s authenticity. Finally, the course aims to highlight the importance and place of Ḥadith Studies in the greater framework of the Islamic Studies Curriculum.


                  Learning Outcomes:

                  1. Understand and conceptualize core technical terms in Ḥadīth Studies,

                  2. Have a firm grasp of the scope of Ḥadīth Studies and the basic critical tools used when investigating a report’s authenticity

                  3. Have an overall understanding of what various subfields a scholar of ḥadīth must navigate and be trained in.




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                  Ramadan Rejuvenation for Kids


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                  Getting Started with Your Belief and Practice : Habshi’s Encompassing Epistle Explained (Shafi` i)

                  Level: One Instructor: Shaykh Farid Dingle Course Overview “Whoever travels a path to seek knowledge, Allah thereby facilitates for him a path to Paradise.” (Muslim) This course is the first step in your pursuit of religious knowledge by Ahmad bin Zayn...


                  Level: One

                  Instructor: Shaykh Farid Dingle


                  Course Overview

                  “Whoever travels a path to seek knowledge, Allah thereby facilitates for him a path to Paradise.” (Muslim) This course is the first step in your pursuit of religious knowledge by Ahmad bin Zayn al Habashi, one of the great Shafi'i scholars of Yemen. It explains what your religion is, what you must know about it, and how you should learn it. This course is taught according to the Shafi‘i school.


                  About the Text

                  The Encompassing Epistle (al-Risala al-Jami'a) is one of the most celebrated introductory textbooks in the Shafi'i school.


                  About the Author

                  Ahmad ibn Zayn ibn ‘Alawi ibn Ahmad al-Habashi was from Hadramaut region of South Arabia at the beginning of the year 1069H (1659ce). He was a great Shafi'i scholar and a student of Imam Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Haddad who taught him more than seventy books including Islamic books on spirituality.


                  Who is This Course For?

                  • This is the first course of law in Level One course in worship for anyone seeking to know the most basic details of the five pillars of Islam according to the Shafi'i school.

                  • Any student who wants to learn about the basics of belief and worship and wants to start their journey of gaining sacred knowledge should start with this course.


                  Study Effort

                  • 1 Hour of Lecture Weekly (attending the live classes).

                  • 30 minutes of Self Study (reading and reviewing the content).

                  • 30 Minutes for doing the quizzes.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Understand how to seek religious knowledge

                  • Learn the basics of Islamic belief

                  • Learn the basic rules of wudu, ghusl, prayer, fasting, and zakat

                  • Learn how to worship Allah Most High with sincerity


                  Course Outline

                  Lesson 1: Introduction to the Text

                  Lesson 2: Explanation of Faith & Beliefs

                  Lesson 3: Explanation of Submission & Islamic Jurisprudence

                  Lesson 4: The Different Types of Bleeding for Women

                  Lesson 5: Conditions, Integrals & Sunnah of the Prayer

                  Lesson 6: Inner Dimensions & Nullifiers of the Prayer

                  Lesson 7: The Friday Prayer & Supererogatory Prayers

                  Lesson 8: Fasting

                  Lesson 9: Zakat

                  Lesson 10: Hajj & Umrah

                  Lesson 11: Purification of the Heart (Part 1)

                  Lesson 12: Purification of the Heart (Part 2)


                  About the Instructor

                  Shaykh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to crafts lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.


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                  Law: Maydani's Lubab Explained - Understanding a Key Commentary on Quduri's Mukhtasar

                  Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Course Overview Shaykh ‘Abd al Ghani al Maydani’s commentary is one of the best written on the Mukhtasar of Imam Ahmad b. Muha...


                  Level: Three

                  Instructor: Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


                  Course Overview

                  Shaykh ‘Abd al Ghani al Maydani’s commentary is one of the best written on the Mukhtasar of Imam Ahmad b. Muhammad al Quduri.It is the perfect entry point to the more detailed texts of the Hanafi school and is taught as a level three SeekersGuidance course.

                  The author (d. 1298 AH) was a prominent Damascan scholar, and a close student of one of the greatest jurists of the later Hanafi school, Imam Muhammad Amin b. ‘Abidin. The text, al Lubab fi Sharh al Kitab is a commentary and expansion of Quduri’s work that has been praised and taught by scholars all over the Muslim world since it was penned.

                  The main purpose is to gain a thorough understanding of the text. This will, in turn, give the student a clear grasp of the core legal issues in Hanafi school, an insight into legal reasoning and its application beyond the text, and an introduction to the more detailed works of the school. It is an important connective point between the study of mutun such as the Mukhtasar and Mawsili’s Mukhtar and the more detailed commentaries like al Ikhtiyar.

                  The course will give a sound understanding of the framework of the Hanafi school. This includes developing the skills needed to answer questions accurately, and a fairly detailed analysis of the key practical legal questions one is faced with.


                  About the Author

                  Shaykh ‘Abd al Ghani al Ghunaymi al Maydani al Dimashqi was born in 1222 AH and died in 1298.He is the author of the text, and of other beneficial works. He is known for his expertise in multiple sciences, such as Law, Theology, Hadith, and Arabic. Some of his other main works are Al Lubab Fi Sharh al Kitab and Sharh al ‘Aqida al Tahawiyya. He benefitted significantly from Imam Muhammad ‘Amin b. ‘Abidin, spending many years with him in deep study. After the passing of his teacher, he purchased the majority of his library from his heirs, giving him access to many otherwise difficult to acquire works in various sciences.


                  About the Text

                  Al Lubab Fi Sharh al Kitab (The Essence; a Commentary of the Book), covers the main legal questions answered in the Hanafi school, with additional legal reasoning, explanation of the hierarchy of issues and scholars, and additional rulings.

                  It is a later work of the school, summarising many positions and discussions presented by scholars over the centuries. Presenting the dominant positions of the school, the text’s lower to a mid-tier level of detail is perfect as an entry point to the more expansive commentaries on Hanafi fiqh.

                  The text fits in at level three in our curriculum. There are no other commentaries on the text.


                  Who is This Course For?

                  • It is a level three course. In order to successfully complete this course, students should take all the level one and two Hanafi law courses [Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi): Getting Started With Your Belief and Practice, On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj): Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity, Quduri's Mukhtasar or their equivalent].

                  • This course should be taken by anyone who is interested in learning more about Hanafi law at an advanced level.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  At the end of this course, students will be able to:

                  • Memorize the names and positions of important authorities of the school.

                  • Differentiate between the key legal positions of the Hanafi school.

                  • Understand the legal reasoning used to arrive at them.


                  Study Effort (Per Week)

                  • 3 Hours of Lecture Weekly (attending the live classes)

                  • 3 Hours of Self Study ( reading and reviewing the content)

                  • 1 Hour for doing the quizzes


                  About the Instructor 

                  Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with erudite scholars such as Shaykh Adnan Darwish, Shaykh Abdurrahman Arjan, Shaykh Hussain Darwish, and Shaykh Muhammad Darwish.

                  In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic with teachers such as Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, Dr. Salah Abu’l-Hajj, Dr. Hamza al-Bakri, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, Dr. Mansur Abu Zina, and others. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Qur’anic recital by Shakh Samir Jabir and Shaykh Yahya Qandil.

                  His true passion, however, arose in the presence of Shaykh Ali Hani, considered by many to be one of the foremost tafsir scholars of our time who provided him with the keys to the vast knowledge of the Quran. With Shaykh Ali, he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Qur’anic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.

                  When he finally left Jordan for the UK in 2014, Shaykh Ali gave him his distinct blessing and still recommends students in the UK to seek out Shaykh Abdul-Rahim for Quranic studies. Since his return, he has trained as a therapist and has helped a number of people overcome emotional and psychosomatic issues. He is a keen promoter of emotional and mental health.



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                  On Worship : Ba Fadl's The Short Abridgment

                  Level: One Instructor: Shaykh Muhammad Carr


                  Level: One

                  Instructor: Shaykh Muhammad Carr


                  Course Overview 

                  Do you want to worship Allah confidently? Take this course to get comprehensive and knowledge-based answers to all the questions that you are likely to face in your worship of Allah Most High. 

                  This beneficial beginner (Level One) course is for anyone seeking to rectify their ritual acts of devotion to Allah. 

                  This course empowers you to fulfill your ritual acts of worship confidently and provides a basic, yet a comprehensive breakdown of worship. An outcome of the course is to memorize the text. Its bite-size allows for easy memorization. This indispensable primer text also serves as the ideal platform for further studies. The Short Abridgement was authored by the great Yemeni Shaykh Abdullah Ba Fadl (d. 918 A.H. / 1512 C.E.), whose works have been taught for centuries in traditional institutions of learning all over the world.              


                  About the Text

                  The Mukhtasar is an indispensable text taught the world over. It is regarded as foundational for every shafi'i student. The short abridgment regarding that which is absolutely essential to know for every Muslim in the ritual acts of devotion. The text covers the rules of purification, prayer, fasting, zakat, and hajj, according to the Shafi‘i school,    along with a brief introduction to the rules of trade, marriage, and divorce. The main investigations (area of study) is to expose students to a basic yet comprehensive fiqh text that covers all the ritual acts of  worship and the very basics of Islamic Contract Law.  


                  About the Author 

                  The book was authored by the great Yemeni Shaykh Abdullah Ba Fadl (d. 918 A.H. / 1512 C.E.). An erudite scholar,  Ba Fadl is significant to the course being taught because Tafaqquh (understanding) is developed through reading and understanding the works of the likes of Ba Fadl that possess tafaqquh. Ba Fadl is mainly known for his works on fiqh.  Ba Fadl authored many works of which 12 are listed in the introduction of the al-Bayan. The most well-known being the al-Muqaddima al-Hadramiyya. He has also authored: Mansak al-Hajj, Risala al-Falak ( A treatise in astronomy), and a Majmu al-Fatawa (Collection of Fatawa) amongst others.  Other than being an erudite scholar, he was always benefitting students and striving to fulfill the needs of the Muslims. As a result, he was much loved and sanctified by the leaders and populace alike. An erudite scholar, Ba Fadl truly epitomized Islamic scholarship by worshipping Allah  Allah and serving His creation       


                  Who is This Course For?

                  • This is the second course in Level One.

                  • Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Shafi‘i).

                  • Take this course before taking any course in Level Two.


                  Study Effort

                  • 1 Hour of Lecture Weekly (attending the live classes).

                  • 1 Hour of Self Study (reading and reviewing the content).

                  • 30 Minutes for doing the quizzes.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Understand slave-hood to Allah Most High and why it is important.

                  • Learn the rules of purification and prayer that you are likely to encounter in your daily life.

                  • Memorize the most important rules of wudu and ghusl, prayer, zakat, fasting, hajj, and contracts.

                  • Appreciate the rigor of the science of Sacred Law (fiqh).


                  Course Outline 

                  Lesson 1 -   Introduction

                  • Biography of Imam Abdullah Ba Fadl
                  • The Text: Al Mukhtasar al Saghir
                  • Author’s Introduction
                  • Wudu – Integrals
                  • Wudu – Sunan
                  • Wudu – Nullifiers
                  • Wiping over the Khuffs
                  • What is prohibited in ritual impurity

                  Lesson 2 - Purification 

                  • Etiquettes of relieving oneself
                  • Cleaning oneself – al Istinja’
                  • Ghusl – Reasons
                  • Ghusl – Integrals
                  • Ghusl – Sunan
                  • Conditions of purification from ritual impurity

                  Lesson 3 - Impurities 

                  • Water and Impurities
                  • Impurities
                  • That which can be purified and that which cannot be purified

                  Lesson 4 - Tayammum 

                  • Tayammum – Integrals
                  • Tayammum – Conditions
                  • Tayammum – Wounds and bandages

                  Lesson 5 - Women's Purification 

                  • Menstruation
                  • Lochia
                  • Istihada
                  • Prohibitions during Menstruation and Lochia

                  Lesson 6 - Prayer Times  

                  • Prayer – Times of prayer
                  • Prayer – Prohibited times

                  Lesson 7 - Prayers, Rules and Conditions

                  • Prayer – Obligation to pray
                  • Prayer – Conditions
                  • Prayer – Excused Impurities

                  Lesson 8 - Prayers Sunan 

                  • Prayer – Integrals
                  • Prayer – Sunan

                  Lesson 9 - Prayer Nullifier

                  • Prayer – Nullifiers

                  Lesson 10 - The Prostration of Forgetfulness & Recitation

                  • The Prostration of Forgetfulness
                  • The Prostration of Recitation

                  Lesson 11 - Prayers

                  • Those whom it is invalid to pray behind (The Imam)
                  • Conditions of the congregational prayer
                  • The Traveller’s prayer

                  Lesson 12 - Jumuah prayer

                  • The Friday Prayer – The Obligation to Attend
                  • The Friday Prayer – Conditions
                  • The Friday Prayer – Integrals of the Sermons
                  • The Friday Prayer – Conditions of the Sermons

                  Lesson 13 - Funeral Rites:

                  • Washing
                  • Shrouding
                  • The Funeral Prayer
                  • Burial

                  Lesson 14 - Zakat:

                  • Conditions
                  • Types of Wealth that Zakat is due upon
                  • Zakat on Livestock, Agriculture, Gold and Silver, Mines, Buried Treasure, Trade Goods

                  Lesson 15 - Zakat al Fitr:

                  • Conditions
                  • Times
                  • Amount
                  • Deserving Recipients

                  Lesson 16 - Fasting:

                  • Sighting the Moon
                  • Integrals
                  • Prohibited Days
                  • Conditions for fasting to be obligatory

                  Lesson 17 - Fasting:

                  • Nullifiers
                  • Exemptions

                  Lesson 18 - I’tikaf

                  • • Conditions
                  • • Integrals
                  • • Nullifiers

                  Lesson 19 - Hajj and Umrah:

                  • Those whom it is obligatory upon
                  • Integrals of Hajj
                  • Necessary acts of Hajj
                  • Departing from Mina
                  • Integrals of Umrah
                  • Conditions and Integrals of the Tawaf
                  • Conditions and Integrals of the Sa’i
                  • Exiting from Ihram

                  Lesson 20 - Hajj and Umrah:

                  • Prohibitions during Ihram

                  Lesson 21 - Buying and Selling:

                  • Conditions and Integrals

                  Lesson 22 - Riba (interest):

                  • Interest factors and Conditions

                  Lesson 23 - Cancellation of sales transactions:

                  • Types of Cancellations
                  • Defective Goods
                  • Prohibited Sales

                  Lesson 24 - Marriage and Divorce:

                  • Marriage: Conditions, Integrals, Sunnan
                  • Divorce: Integrals and Types
                  • Waiting Periods (‘Idda): Types, Duration, Prohibitions


                  About the Instructor

                  Shaykh Muhammad Carr completed Qur‘anic memorization at Dar al-Ulum Zakariyyah in 1997. He has a certificate in the Arabic language from Damascus University in Syria.  He completed an Alimiyyah course at Dar al-Ulum al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah in 2007 in South Africa. He subsequently taught there and at Dar al-Na’im. He is one of the SeekersGuidance internal scholars.


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                  One-Year Specialization Certificate in Islamic Theology, Logic and Contemporary Challenges

                  Program Description This program will encompass a thorough study of three texts. 1) The first is Sharḥ al-‘Aqā’id al-Nasafīya, one of the most important works ever written in `Ilm al-Kalām, which will take the full duration of the program (50 ...


                  Program Description

                  This program will encompass a thorough study of three texts.

                  1) The first is Sharḥ al-‘Aqā’id al-Nasafīya, one of the most important works ever written in `Ilm al-Kalām, which will take the full duration of the program (50 weeks).

                  2) The second text is Shaykh al-Islam Zakarīyā al-Ansārī’s Commentary on al-Abaharī’s Īsāghūjī titled: al-Maṭlaʻ, an integral part of the Logic curriculum at al-Azhar of Egypt and the Madrasas of al-Shām, which will be taught in parallel to Sharḥ al-‘Aqā’id during the first half of the program.

                  3) The third text is al-Intibahāt al-Mufīda ‘an al-Ishtibahāt al-Jadīda by Imam Muḥammad Ashraf ‘Alī Thānvī, one of the most powerful attempts to revitalize `Ilm al-Kalām in the early 20th century, which will be also taught in parallel of Sharḥ al-‘Aqā’id, but during the second half of the program, so after the conclusion of al-Matla`.


                  Class Format

                  Two pre-recorded classes per week, an hour and a half each; and one bi-weekly live discussion.

                  Students are expected to follow the recordings and attend the live session. Preparation, participation, questions, and doing recommended readings are expected.

                  There will be an online forum for questions, discussion, and for related texts, and resources. The PDFs of the assigned texts and other important readings will be provided.


                  Program Objectives

                  The objectives of this program are:

                  (1) to begin the journey of gaining mastery of Sunni theological reasoning;

                  (2) to develop a capacity of reading advanced-level theological texts;

                  (3) to be prepared and equipped for the study of Philosophical Theology;

                  (4) to engage with contemporary theological challenges; and above all,

                  (5) to seek the pleasure of Allah through benefiting oneself and others by preserving, acting upon, and transmitting this noble Prophetic inheritance.


                  Course Teacher

                  This course shall be taught by Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary, a Senior Instructor at SeekersGuidance. He is also a teacher of Kalam, Logic, Hadith, and Usūl at Rawdatul-Na`īm under the supervision of Habib `Ali al-Jifrī; and at Madyafat Shaykh Ismaīl Sadiq al-`Adawī (Allah have mercy upon him), a prominent learning center by al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo. Shaykh Ahmed began his journey of studying traditional sciences about 20 years ago. In addition to studying with scholars from al-Azhar, he had the privilege of studying with visiting scholars from Algeria and India in a one-on-one format and was thus given an exceptional opportunity to study and discuss advanced-level texts of different sorts and over a long period of time. Formerly, he worked as a Lead Researcher at Tabah Foundation. He was appointed by Habib `Ali al-Jifrī to architect the philosophical framework of Suaal initiative – an initiative concerned with modelling an Islamic philosophical response to contemporary existential questions. Shaykh Ahmed continues to participate in Suaal Initiative through essays, public lectures, and workshops. Alongside five published works on the Art of Deep Reading, Philosophy of Education and Pedagogy, Linguistics and the Art of Scientific Investigation, he has published a commentary on “Kifayat al-Muhaqiq,” Imam al-Arwādi’s Logic manual. He also has two published research papers by Tabah Foundation; one on the permissibility of inquiry in matters of creed and the other is a critical response to Sam Harris’ “The Moral Landscape.”


                  Conditions for Joining the Program

                  This is an upper-intermediate to advanced class in `Ilm al-Kalām—the science of Islamic beliefs (‘Aqīda). It covers Level Four of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum.

                  Students need to have completed a study of at least two of the following texts or their equivalent: al-Dardir’s Commentary on al-Kharīda, al-Bajūrī’s Commentary on al-Jawhara, and al-Sanusi’s Commentary on Umm al-Barāhīn.

                  This program will be taught in English, but knowledge of Classical Arabic and familiarity with Classical Arabic texts is necessary.


                  Student Expectations

                  The expectations from the students would be to:

                  Prepare for the classes, by

                  [a] thorough reading of the matn;

                  [b] deep reading of the commentary–with focus on the theological reasoning mentioned in the commentary;

                  [c] preparing properly thought-out questions related to the text and its implications.

                  It is encouraged, especially for more advanced students, to research key issues in the various super-commentaries and glosses written on Sharḥ al-‘Aqā’id and al-Maṭlaʻ. This, however, is a recommendation, but not a requirement. Students who are ready to engage super-commentaries are welcome to email the teacher for advice on this.

                  Watch the recordings of the class with

                  [a] attentiveness, through cutting out distractions (no surfing, messaging, texting, etc);

                  [b] taking notes of essential details, especially matters related to unpacking the text and analyzing its content;

                  [c] asking questions based on their preparation or related to anything they found to be unclear whether in the text or the recordings of the teacher.

                  Review of the class notes and texts. Research of issues that arise is encouraged and asking questions regarding things that remain unclear is essential. The more you can keep reviewing the text and its commentary the better.

                  Test yourself by checking whether you remember the key details. Diagramming the text helps.

                  Take notes. It is best to create your own copy of the texts (‘Aqā’id al-Nasafī and Īsāghūjī) itself and add to it essentials from the assigned commentaries and preferably from the recommended super-commentaries. This is also good Arabic scholarly writing practice.

                  Participate in the Class Forum by asking questions, sharing issues of benefit, and getting involved in the relevant discussions, with the proper manners of a keen seeker of knowledge.

                  Seek Allah’s assistance, make this a means of seeking His pleasure, have high secondary intentions of acting upon what you learn with excellence, preserving and transmitting Prophetic guidance, to benefit yourself and to benefit others, and to gain all the benefits mentioned by Allah and the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) for those who seek and transmit sacred knowledge for the sake of Allah.


                  Students Evaluation

                  Students will be evaluated through a variety of quizzes, written assignments, projects and oral exams. Each class will be accompanied by a quiz. Writing assignments and projects will be demanded periodically (a detailed schedule will be announced). Oral exams are imperative to receive the Ijaza Certificate.


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                  Knowing God

                  Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview Knowing God is the first course from the New Muslim Curriculum that covers the belief in God and what a Muslim believes. Sound and firm belief is the core foundation for living and practicing Islam. As a new Muslim, und...


                  Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


                  Course Overview

                  Knowing God is the first course from the New Muslim Curriculum that covers the belief in God and what a Muslim believes. Sound and firm belief is the core foundation for living and practicing Islam. As a new Muslim, understanding the notion of belief in God can be daunting. The instructor, Shaykh Amin Buxton, allows anyone new to their faith or rediscovering their faith, to understand the key tenets of Islamic faith, such as belief in God’s revealed books, the Prophets, angels, the Day of Judgement, and the Divine Decree.

                  This course is important as it provides an opening to easily expand on your knowledge and to increase your daily practices. In addition, Knowing God is taught by a convert to Islam and Shaykh Amin Buxton is able to relate to the journey a new Muslim is undertaking, from a practical, emotional and spiritual level.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Understand what it means to believe in God

                  • Understand why belief is important to Muslims

                  • Remember and describe the tenets of faith


                  About The Instructor

                  Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers.

                  In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others. He has spoken in many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada.

                  He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance and is leading youth education program as well conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

                  He is married and has 3 children.


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                  Introductory Logic: Damanhuri's Idah al-Mubham

                  Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview Imam al-Damanhuri’s commentary, Idah al-Mubham, on al-Sullam al-Munawwaraq of Imam al-Abhari is a traditional versified primer to the study of Logic. Students will study logic beginning with the study of words and ...


                  Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


                  Course Overview

                  Imam al-Damanhuri’s commentary, Idah al-Mubham, on al-Sullam al-Munawwaraq of Imam al-Abhari is a traditional versified primer to the study of Logic. Students will study logic beginning with the study of words and how they indicate meanings, definitions, propositional reasoning, and deduction.

                  This commentary unpacks the terse expressions of the poem and makes accessible the study of logic; a necessary prerequisite to intermediate and higher studies in the Islamic Sciences and Islamic Theology in particular.


                  Learning Outcomes

                  • Understand how words indicate meanings

                  • Recall key definitions

                  • Understand propositional reasoning

                  • Understand deductive reasoning

                  • Interpret works of writing and detect errors in 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.


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                  Worship: Kanz al-Daqaiq - Rules of Worship

                  This course contains a study of those things which we engage in consistently. This includes how we use restrooms, how we perform ablution, how we pray, how we pray in the presence of sickness or difficulty and much more. It’s important for all muslims to know and understand the rulings of worship, this is afterall what we engage in daily, this is what we are called to as muslims. The prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), said; “The first thing the servant will be asked about on the Day of Judgement is his prayer.” The outcomes of this course is knowing the rulings related to worship at an intermediate level and with clarity. The Kanz is a precise, nuanced yet comprehensive text, if a student studies this work well, they are prepared to study the advanced works of the Hanafi school of law.


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                  The Revival Circle

                  Covering a summary of Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Islamic Sciences. Join us this session where we will start this great series from the very beginning. We will cover the Books of (1) Knowledge, (2) Faith, and (3) Purity


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                  Living Simple

                  Instructor: Shaykh Farid Dingle Course Overview Building the book, Kitab al Zuhd by Imam Waki, the course covers many of the religious attitudes regarding This Life and the Hereafter, how they used to worship, pray, fast, talk, and sayings of the...


                  Instructor: Shaykh Farid Dingle


                  Course Overview

                  Building the book, Kitab al Zuhd by Imam Waki, the course covers many of the religious attitudes regarding This Life and the Hereafter, how they used to worship, pray, fast, talk, and sayings of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), the Companions, Followers (Tabiin), and Early Muslims.

                  The Early Muslims did not only preserve the religion, they were examples of how it should be applied. In order to understand Islam on a deep level, we must look very carefully how at the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and Early Muslims (al Salaf al Salih) lived, worshipped, and view worldly and religious life. This is exactly what Kitab al Zuhd of Waki ibn Al-Jarrah gives us.


                  By studying this course, we will have a new and refreshed mindset to This World (the Dunya), and a new standard of what it means to be dedicated to Allah and the Hereafter, all in keeping with the balanced and authentic standards of the Early Muslims.



                  Learning Outcomes:

                  • Understand practices of the Early Muslims and how they detached themselves from Worldly matters

                  • Understand and apply the main key religious values that the Early Muslims embodied

                  • Understand and reflect on the mindset one should all have towards ours short time on Earth


                  About The Instructor:

                  Shaykh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to crafts lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.


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                  Coffee and Connections - Discussion on The Book of Assistance

                  Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf weltch Course Overview In this course, students will cover an amazing text on practical spirituality by one of the luminaries of our tradition; the Book of Assistance of Imam al-Haddad. This text h...


                  Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf weltch


                  Course Overview

                  In this course, students will cover an amazing text on practical spirituality by one of the luminaries of our tradition; the Book of Assistance of Imam al-Haddad.

                  This text has proven to be a fundamental work in practical spirituality. Its concise yet profound teachings make the application of taqwa (mindfulness of Allah) in our lives a close and tangible reality.

                  Throughout this course, the student will not only come to know more of what Allah Most High wants from human beings, but they will also come to learn of the all important how.


                  Learning Outcomes:

                  • Understand how to implement Qur'anic guidance

                  • Learn how to prioritize spiritual self-discipline

                  • Arrange and prioritize one's acts of worship

                  • Understand how to remove outward and inward sins

                  • Distinguish the ranks on nearness and love of Allah Most High


                  About the Instructor:

                  Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then travelled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied inheritance law, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.


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                  Law: Quduri's Mukhtasar Explained 2

                  Level: 2 Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabani Course Overview : In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the chapters on financial transactions, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works o...


                  Level: 2

                  Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabani


                  Course Overview :

                  In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the chapters on financial transactions, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School.

                  This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of commercial law.  Featuring live Q&A session with the instructor before each class.


                  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.


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                    Hadith Terminology : Shaykh Siraj al-Din's Commentary on the Bayquniyya

                    Level: Two Shaykh Mohammed Tayssir Safi Course Overview Hadith Terminology is generally considered the gateway discipline into the field of hadith studies. And this is for good reason. After having completed an overview course on hadith studies, Shaykh A...


                    Level: Two

                    Shaykh Mohammed Tayssir Safi


                    Course Overview

                    Hadith Terminology is generally considered the gateway discipline into the field of hadith studies. And this is for good reason. After having completed an overview course on hadith studies, Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin’s famous textbook commentary on the Bayquni poem is the perfect place for students of Islamic studies. This course will focus on covering all of the main terms and concepts studied in hadith terminology while focusing on how said material is studied and investigated in the Islamic intellectual tradition. Finally, this course strives to give students the intellectual context and background to really bring these discussions to life and to tie them to modern conversations and discourses.

                    This is the second of two courses offered on hadith terminology in level two. After completing it, students will have completed the beginner level when it comes to hadith terminology and will be ready to move on to more intermediate level courses in the field.

                    The main objective of this course is to cover the central terms and concepts used by contemporary hadith scholars. A secondary objective is to acquaint students with the structure and logic of textbooks in hadith terminology. This will be done with two key demographics in mind. The first are students of the Islamic Sciences who seek to complete a full curriculum. The goal is to prepare them for studying the intermediate level works by focusing on the central terms and their definitions as well as how they tie into the broader epistemic framework. The second demographic are students who are seeking a more general education and do not intend further study. This course will focus on giving them a well-rounded and sufficient understanding of the field and a sufficient introduction to the academic conversations of greatest consequence.

                    This course will give students the relevant education and literacy to understand many of the conversations taking place about hadith. It will also provide them with a structured and traditional approach to engaging the hadith corpus.


                    About the Text

                    Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin’s commentary on the Bayquni poem is taught across the Islamic work as the central introductory text to hadith terminology. As such, it has wide acceptance as being not only suitable, but also filled with benefit.


                    About the Author

                    Shaykh Abdullah Sirajuddin [d. 2002/1422], was one of the most impactful scholars of the contemporary age. He lived in Aleppo, Syria and wrote a number of works on the Qur’an, hadith, and the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Other than this specific text, one of his most significant and well-known works is his book, Our Master Muhammad: The Messenger of God.


                    Who is This Course For?

                    • This course is for a student who already has a broad and brief understanding of the various areas of investigation subsumed under Hadith Studies. They should also have a broad and general understanding of the main areas of classification, as well, as the most essential terms and concepts used in hadith terminology and how they relate to one another.

                    • The prerequisite to this course, Hadith Studies 201, The Bayquni Poem: An Introduction to the Formal Study of Hadith.

                    • This is the second of two courses offered on hadith terminology in level two. Any student who wants to advance to intermediate level course in this field must take this course. 


                    Learning Outcomes

                    • The central and most frequently used hadith concepts and their associated terms.

                    • How said concepts and terms relate to one and another in the broader epistemic system.

                    • The central areas of investigation most common to the field of hadith terminology.

                    • The general structure and layout of textbooks related to hadith terminology.


                    Course Outline 

                    Lesson One: Introduction

                    Lesson Two: History of Hadith Studies

                    Lesson Three: Essential Concepts and Initial Distinctions

                    Lesson Four: Classifying Terms and Concepts

                    Lesson Five: Sahih Hadith (Authentic) (1)

                    Lesson Six: Sahih Hadith (Authentic) (2)

                    Lesson Seven: Hasan Hadith (Fair) 

                    Lesson Eight: Da’if Hadith (Weak) 

                    Lesson Nine: Classifying Hadith According to the Source of the Report

                    Lesson Ten: Classifying Hadith According to Contiguity

                    Lesson Eleven: Classifying Hadith According to the Number of Narrations

                    Lesson Twelve: Hidden Breaks and Omissions in the Chain



                    About the Instructor

                    Shaykh Mohammed Tayssir Safi is a doctoral candidate at Ibn Haldun University. At the university’s Islamic Studies department, he specializes in Ḥadīth Studies, with a particular focus on the epistemological framework used in the technical study of ḥadīth. In parallel with his academic studies at the university, Mohammed has been a long-time student of the Islamic Sciences in traditional educational circles. To that end, he has spent years studying in Damascus (Syria), Cairo (Egypt), Tarim (Yemen), and most recently, Istanbul (Turkey). He is also a graduate of Sultan Ahmet Madrasa’s “IKAN,” program, which focuses on Islamic theology (Kalām). Mohammed holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in applied linguistics (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language), as well as a certificate in Manuscript Editing from Istanbul’s main Islamic Research institution, ISAM.

                    Shaykh Mohammed currently teaches courses in Islamic Theology (Kalām) and Ḥadīth Studies for SeekersGuidance and resides with his family in Istanbul


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                    Worship: Quduri's Mukhtasar (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj)

                    In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School. Topics covered include ablution (Wudu), the ritual bath (Ghusl), Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj and other related issues. 

                    This is a level two course and is ideal for students seeking to make sound the performance of their worships. A previous study is recommended but not required. 

                    The diligent student will take from this class the knowledge required to make their worship sound and correct, guidance on difficult issues, and how to beautify one’s relationship with Allah Most High.


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