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

Executive SummaryIn this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the legal rulings related to worships according to the Hanafi school. This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worships.IntroductionIn this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the ...

Executive Summary

In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the legal rulings related to worships according to the Hanafi school. This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worships.

Introduction

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.

Curricular Context

  • 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

What You Will Learn:

  • 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.
  • Course Format: 23 downloadable lessons, plus live sessions.

    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.


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


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    The Fiqh of Everyday Life for Youth: A Discussion of Halal and Haram Matters

    Executive Summary In this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to a...

    Executive Summary 

    In this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to act in accordance with the divine mandate and prophetic model. This course carves the way to upholding uprightness and following the Prophetic guidance. Youth will learn the etiquettes and manners of following the sacred law in various aspects of social conduct and daily routines.

    Course Summary 

    This course discusses common aspects of our daily life in the light of the Sacred law. Guidelines are given shedding light on what is permissible, what is prohibited, as well as the Prophetic guidance that brings meaning to our lives facilitating for us to draw nearer to Allah Most High and attain success in this world and the next. 

    As Muslims, our purpose in life is to seek the pleasure of Allah Most High. This purpose is oft-understood as being restricted to acts of worship and abstaining from the prohibited. However, the pleasure of Allah Most High can be sought and obtained in every aspect of our lives. That is if we know the limits of Allah Most High in it. Therefore, with clarity of the limits of Allah Most High in each matter, we have a road map to attaining Allah’s pleasure.

    Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Introduction to the Sacred law and the limits of Allah Most High

    Lesson 2: Dress & Adornment

    Lesson 3: Gender Interaction

    Lesson 4: Social Conduct: The Rights of Others

    Lesson 5:  Money Matters: Work, Money, and Earning a Living

    Lesson 6: Food & Drink

    Lesson 7: The Importance of Speech

    Lesson 8: Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil

    Lesson 9: The Seven Limbs

    Lesson 10: The Worship of the Heart

    Lesson 11: Places to Avoid (May be changed)

    Lesson 12: Outro: Moving Forward

    Learning outcomes

    • A basic understanding of the rulings of each topic discussed
    • Practical guidance on how to prevent or deal with testing situations
    • Prophetic instruction on how to draw near to Allah Most High in our daily activities.
    • Attaining the pleasure of Allah in everything we do.


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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.


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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

    • The practical implementation, with excellence, of prophetic guidance.

    • Appreciation for the succinct beauty of words of the Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him).

    • Love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in reviewing his sayings.


    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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      The Path of Piety: Birgivi’s Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya

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        On Worship: Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Falah Sharh Nur al-Idah: In-Depth Study of Purification, Prayer, and Fasting [Elective]

        Level: Three [Elective] Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview This course covers a comprehensive commentary on the five acts of worship written by one of the authorities of the Hanafi school of law.


        Level: Three [Elective]

        Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


        Course Overview

        This course covers a comprehensive commentary on the five acts of worship written by one of the authorities of the Hanafi school of law.

        Allah Most High says, “I have not created jinn-kind nor mankind for any purpose other than to worship Me.” (Qur’an, 51:56) Take this course to increase your knowledge of the detailed rulings of prayer, fasting, zakat, and hajj.

        In this course, we read an extensive commentary on the fiqh of worship, Imam Shurunbulali's Maraqi al-Falah. This course is intended for students of knowledge with solid previous study of the subject and ability to understand classical texts in Arabic. It discusses key legal details not found in shorter works, in addition to legal differences and reasoning, serving to improve the student's understanding of the subject and how to improve their worship of the Divine.


        About the Text

        Maraqi al-Falah is Imam Shurunbulali’s shorther commentary on his own comprehensive primer on worship, Nur al-Idah. Maraqi al-Falah supplies key legal details and reasoning for the rulings of both prayer and fasting. In addition, it provides a summarized discussion on zakat and hajj. Its author, Imam Abu'l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali, was one of the foremost jurists of the Hanafi school as well as a scholar of deep spirituality, making this text an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the Five Pillars of Islam.


        Learning Outcomes

        • Master the detailed rulings of purification, prayer, and fasting

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

        • Gain an introduction to the legal reasoning underlying the legal rulings

        • Gain a grounding in the method and application of the Hanafi 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 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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            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 t...


            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


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

            Course Overview This course will cover the basics of what all Muslims must know in order to live their lives believing correctly. This includes ...

            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



            • Shaykh FarazShaykh Faraz Rabbani

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

            Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Course Overview  This course contains a study of things we as human beings engage in daily. This could range from how one buys something online, exchanges things, and...


            Level: Three

            Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


            Course Overview 

            This course contains a study of things we as human beings engage in daily. This could range from how one buys something online, exchanges things, and even how one runs their personal business. This course includes content such as what constitutes a sale, the rulings related to usury, forward transactions, currency exchange, and more. Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani was once asked, "Why haven't you write anything on asceticism (zuhd)?" And he replied, "I've written on the rulings of transactions." Knowing the rulings of transactions allows us to be more god conscious in our daily lives through being mindful in our dealings with people.

            The outcome of this course is knowing the rulings related to transactions 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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            Wisdoms for Youth: Aphorisms of Imam al-Haddad

            1 - Wisdoms 1, 2, & 3; Sura al-Fatiha: In this class, we will discuss the spheres of mercy and wisdom, the slave and the Lord, and the benefit of admonishens on the hearts; we will examine the opening chapter of the Qur'an, also known as the oft-recited seven verses. 

            2 - Wisdoms 4, 5, & 6; Sura al-Duha and al-Inshirah: In this class, we will discuss perfect faith, customs and habits, and companionship; we will examine the chapters of consolation to the Prophet ﷺ al-Duha and al-Inshirah. 

            3 - Wisdoms 7, 8, & 9; Sura al-Tin and al-'Alaq: In this class, we will discuss contentment with less, discriminating against others, and not objecting to Allah's decree; we will discuss the chapter al-Tin which discusses the soul and its potentials and the chapter al-'Alaq which contains the first verses ever revealed to the Prophet 

            ﷺ. 4 - Wisdoms 10, 11, & 12; Sura al-Qadr and al-Bayyina: In this class, we will discuss the praiseworthy, permissible and blameworthy world, how to advise people, true freedom; we will examine the chapter al-Qadr and discuss 'The Night of Power and the chapter al-Bayyina containing insights on the best and worst of people. 

            5 - Wisdoms 13, 14, & 15; Sura al-Zalzala and al-'Adiyat: In this class, we will discuss appreciation and consolation, the rights of Allah and the slaves, the assumption of worldly gain and the certainty of death; we will examine the chapters al-Zalzala and al-'Aadiyat in which the signs of the Day of Judgment are discussed.

             6 - Wisdoms 16, 17, & 18; Sura al-Qari'a and al-Takathur: In this class, we will discuss breaking resolve, fighting off desires, and the realities of faith; we will examine chapter al-Qari'a and the scales of good and bad deeds, as well as chapter al-Takathur in which we discuss amassing wealth and the responsibility of blessings. 

            7 - Wisdoms 19, 20, & 21; Sura al-'Asr and al-Humaza: In this class, we will discuss hidden realities, true intellect, and love of wealth and status; we will discuss the chapters al-Asr and al-Humaza: usings our time properly and watching our tongues. 

            8 - Wisdoms 22, 23, & 24; Sura al-Fil and Quraysh: In this class, we will discuss the examples of the earth and knowledge, the realities of claims, the discernment fo the soul; we will examine the story of the elephant and the journeys of the Quraysh. 

            9 - Wisdoms 25, 26, & 27; Sura al-Ma'un and al-Kawthar: In this class, we will discuss the signs of the truthful and the liars, ease and difficulty, and poverty and wealth; we will examine the good deeds, the prayer, and those who neglect them and the protection and benevolence of Allah to those who He loves. 

            10 - Wisdoms 28, 29, & 30; Sura al-Kafirun and al-Nasr: In this class, we will discuss holding back from vain desires, the state of the caller to Allah, and the scholar; we will examine regarding the disbelievers and the help of Allah 

            11 - Wisdoms 31, 32, & 33Sura al-Lahab and al-Iklas: In this class, we will discuss showing off, praiseworthy and blameworthy shyness, and truth and lies.; we will examine the story of Abu Lahab and the chapter of Sincerity (Ikhlas) which equals one third of the Qur'an in rewards. 

            12 - Wisdoms 34, 35, & 36; Sura al-Falaq and al-Nass: In this class, we will discuss looking upon the material world, avidness for wealth, and proper avenues of wealth; we will examine the final two chapters of the Qur'an, the chapters of refuge.


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            Tafsir for Youth: The Qur'an Explained, Part One


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            Arabic Morphology: Intermediate Arabic Grammar

            Intermediate Arabic Grammar: Al-Ajurrumiyya Explained


            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 of the depth of the Arabic language



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            The Revival Circle - Summary of Ghazali's Ihya

            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: 4Instructor: Shaykh Faraz RabbaniCourse 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 a...

            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.





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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.



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            Haddad's Book of Assistance Explained: A Strong Foundation for Faith & Belief

            Course OverviewThe Book of Assistance by the great master Imam al-Haddad is vital for gaining spiritual and practical guidance, ultimately forming a balanced unders...

            Course Overview

            The Book of Assistance by the great master Imam al-Haddad is vital for gaining spiritual and practical guidance, ultimately forming a balanced understanding of life. It connects the outward with the inward; carefully guiding us through pitfalls and mishaps, so that we may be of those who are protected and guided on the straight path.

            An individual’s relationship with Allah in the early years of adolescence is one of the most important phases of a person’s journey on the path. At the heart of the human-divine relationship is Divine love. Divine love and nearness is the pinnacle of all success and happiness.The purpose of all human beings in reality is to attain this nearness to the Divine and to gain gnosis [ma’rifah]. At times this requires an action of the heart, and at other times it requires a physical act, like prayer. 

            Sometimes what is required is more subtle, like reflection. The pleasure that is derived from the materialistic world is limited and also short lived. However, the spiritual pleasure that one gains through learning and realization, and acting upon one’s knowledge is something that will be eternally savored. 

            This course is essential for Muslim youth in order to learn and acquire a foundation to their spiritual growth. Attaining a pure heart is the single most important asset that one gains from this abode.




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

            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


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            The Sanusiyya and Isaghuji: Sound Beliefs and Sound Reasoning

            The Art of Logic is a vital instrument for anyone who seeks to form accurate defintions and draw sound conclusions; and for centuries, a rigorous study of Logic has been an essential aspect of traditional Islamic studies all across the Muslim world. Scholars utilized Logic as an argumentation technique in crafting their opinions, a verification method in examining concepts and judgements, a structuring tool in writing their manuals and primers and a metacognition approach in understanding reasoning and thought processes. 

             For the past eight hundred years, Īsāghūjī by Imam Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī (d. 663 A.H. / 1265 C.E.) has been the most popular foundational Logic primer in traditional Islamic madrasas. It provides students with the necessary basic principles and introduces them to the key terminologies and methodologies of Logic. 

            This course takes students in a step-by-step journey through this indispensible text exploring the the rise of Logic in the Muslim world and its relationship to Islamic sciences, uncovering the rationale behind the incorporation of Logic within the structure of traditional texts and most importantly, and illustrating in simple terms the elementry rules and ideas of this curcial art.


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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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            Worship for Youth: Rules for Fasting and Zakat

            Course SummaryThis course is an introduction to understanding fasting and zakat, which are the third and fourth pillars of Islam. Young Muslims will be instructed on all the necessary matters pertaining to these incredibly important obligations which are of the greatest means in gaining...

            Course Summary

            This course is an introduction to understanding fasting and zakat, which are the third and fourth pillars of Islam. Young Muslims will be instructed on all the necessary matters pertaining to these incredibly important obligations which are of the greatest means in gaining closeness to Allah (The Exalted). This course will teach young Muslims the virtues, merits, conditions, and integrals of these pillars.

            It will cover the essentials to perform the fast and pay zakat. The course will be presented in such a way that it will include the virtues of the actions and penetrate the deep spiritual dimensions of the acts. It will include, the types of fasts and what is a sound fast that is accepted and what is not.

            The Zakat sections will cover the minimum amount of wealth before zakat is required (nisab) and who must pay zakat. A clear explanation will be given on how to calculate one’s zakat, whom to pay it to, who is exempt, and who may receive it. As young Muslims may be first-time learners of this subject, careful consideration has been given on how to present the material in an effective manner that engages the younger generation. 

            Recommended reading: Ascent to Felicity  by shaykh Faraz Khan

             

            Learning Outcomes

             

            • Understand how to fast - the rules and prophetic practices. 
            • Understand and apply the principles of zakat
            • Learn the common mistakes in fasting and zakat
            • Learn key verses and narrations on the subject which will 
            • An introduction to understanding primary texts
            • Learn and memorize key terms related to the subjects in jurisprudence (fiqh)


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            Hope and Closeness: The Way to Allah

            What is the meaning, purpose, and potential of life? What is the good life? This course addresses these critical questions, boldly and clearly. // We will cover how to understand hope and closeness; how to be realized in their realities; how to live them in our (a) worldview; (b) our prayer; (c) our spiritu...

            What is the meaning, purpose, and potential of life? What is the good life? This course addresses these critical questions, boldly and clearly. // We will cover how to understand hope and closeness; how to be realized in their realities; how to live them in our (a) worldview; (b) our prayer; (c) our spiritual works; (d) our social relationships; (e) our work; and (f) how to respond to the challenges of life through the empowering and transformative realities of hope and closeness to Allah Most High. //


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              In The Company of Prophets

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              This course is an analysis of the stories of the Prophets (peace and blessings be on them all) found in the Qur'an. It's focus is to derive practical lessons from the experiences of the Prophets (peace and blessings be on them all) as they lived as believers and faced their challenges on the road to pleasing Allah.

              With its unique perspective, this course shows the beautiful relationships all of these blessed individuals had with Allah. This is the first step to enriching our lives with their guidance and experience. The lessons are based on the verses of the Qur'an and the most authenticated narrations.


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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: 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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                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 areAl 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

                • All the key legal positions of the Hanafi school

                • The legal reasoning used to arrive at them

                • The names and positions of important authorities of the school


                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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                Prohibitions of the Tongue for Youth: Guidelines for Protection from Harmful Speech

                Level: Three Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi Course Overview This class is based primarily on a famous text that teaches young Muslims how to control their tongue from that which is unlawful in speech. Identifying and learning what they are is an individual...


                Level: Three

                Instructor: Imam Yama Niazi


                Course Overview

                This class is based primarily on a famous text that teaches young Muslims how to control their tongue from that which is unlawful in speech. Identifying and learning what they are is an individual obligation upon every Muslim. These include, for example, lying, backbiting, talebearing, and many more. Controlling the tongue from the prohibited is one of the crucial characteristics of a person who yearns to enter Paradise.

                This course is essential in the spiritual development of an individual. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has attached the importance of speaking 'that which is good' to belief in God and the last day. Therefore, it is incumbent to learn them so thereby a person can safeguard themselves from the pitfalls of the tongue.

                This class helps address an essential element in our lives which is our relationship with others. We often find that most of the fights between friends, families, spouses are all a result of the harm caused by the tongue. If one can improve their speech with kind and gentle words rather than harsh and destructive speech, we will see a significant change in our lives and those around us.


                About the Text

                Prohibitions of the Tongue is a didactic poem composed by the great Mauritanian sage Muhammad Mawlud. It is considered a reliable and excellent text that is clear and precise.


                About the Author

                Muhammad Mawlud was a great scholar of West Africa and a master of the sciences of Islam. His books are recognized to be very accessible and full of knowledge and wisdom.


                Who is This Course For?

                •  A student should have a general understanding of Islamic spirituality.  

                • This course is specially designed for youth age 12-17 years. 

                • It is a level three course in the youth curriculum and a student should have taken few courses in the level one and two of the youth curriculum before taking this course. 

                • This course can be taken by anyone who is interested in knowing the halal and haram of speech.


                Course Outline

                Lesson 1: Introduction to the Author and the Topic

                Lesson 2: The Virtues of Upright Speech

                Lesson 3: Lying and Boasting

                Lesson 4: Backbiting and Talebearing

                Lesson 5: Profanity and Idle speech

                Lesson 6: Speaking about Religion

                Lesson 7: Prohibitions related to Sacred Texts

                Lesson 8: When to Give Advice

                Lesson 9: Insulting Others and Mocking

                Lesson 10: Joking and Sarcasm

                Lesson 11: Arguing

                Lesson 12: Divulging secrets


                Learning Outcomes

                • Gaining a firm understanding of the pitfalls of the tongue

                • Strengthening our good deeds by controlling our speech

                • Bettering our relationship with others by learning not to harm others with our tongue.

                • Gaining nearness to Allah and His Messenger



                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 programs as well as conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America.

                He is married and has 3 children.


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                Cultivating Faith & Spiritual Consciousness: Muhasibi’s Treatise for Seekers of Guidance

                Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Course Overview: This course aims to make guidance practical by looking at the sayings of the Righteous and their wisdom. It takes the students thr...


                Level: Three

                Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


                Course Overview:

                This course aims to make guidance practical by looking at the sayings of the Righteous and their wisdom. It takes the students through many aspects important to the life of the Muslim, drawing on the insights of the Companions and the righteous.

                This course is suitable for all students but of greatest import and impact to those who have had some background study on spirituality.

                The importance of this course stems from the importance of applying Islamic teachings. The teachings of Islam are many and can easily become overwhelming for a student. This course glances at the method by which the Companions and the Righteous taught the Religion in a gradual manner: prioritizing that which is most important at every stage.

                This course addresses a plethora of Islamic concepts, such as good companionship, obedience to parents, fulfilling the rights of creation, and servitude of the Creator.


                About the Text

                This course is based on the well-renowned text Risala al-Mu


                About the Author 

                Imam Abu Harith al-Muhasibi


                Who is This Course For?

                • This course a level three course in SeekerGuidance Youth Curriculum, a student should have taken some of level one and two courses before taking this course. 


                Study Effort

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

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

                • 1 Hour for doing the quizzes


                Learning Outcomes

                • how to practically apply the Sacred Guidance

                •  introductions to the righteous early Muslims

                  • an explanation of praiseworthy and blameworthy character 

                    • an increased reverence for the Righteous


                      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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                      Course

                      Tafsir for Youth : Part 30 (Juz Amma)

                      Level: Three Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Course Overview Understanding the Qur’an opens doors to a deeper knowledge of the Religion and a crucial increase in one’s ability to reflect and focus in the prayer. This course hopes to aid the st...


                      Level: Three

                      Instructor: Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


                      Course Overview

                      Understanding the Qur’an opens doors to a deeper knowledge of the Religion and a crucial increase in one’s ability to reflect and focus in the prayer. This course hopes to aid the student in understanding some of the oft-recited chapters of the Book of Allah.

                      This course is suitable and ideal for an intermediary student who has completed part one of this course.

                      The course aims to open the students' horizons and expose them to not only understand the literary guidance of the Qur’an but the spirit of the Divine Guidance held within.

                      This course examines the chapters of the final portion (30th Juz) of the Qur’an. The final portion contains profound descriptions of the Hereafter and an explanation of the core beliefs of Islam.


                      About the Text

                      The course is loosely based on the Exegesis of Imam al-Sabuni, Safwa al-Tafasir (The Cream of Exegesis). Safwa al-Tafasir takes from various different Qur'anic commentaries and gives the reader a distilled and comprehensive summary. It focuses greatly on the linguistic meanings of Qur'anic words and terms as well as narrations from the Early Generation commenting on the verses. Its concise yet profoundly eloquent style distinguishes Safwa al-Tafasir from other summarized commentaries; for this reason, it has an established place in many Islamic seminaries. In the Youth Curriculum, Tafsir for Youth Pt.2, serves as a catalyst for the student to broaden their understanding and connection to the Book of Allah Most High and Safwa al-Tafasir is a great place to start. 


                      About the Author

                      Muhammad bin 'Ali al-Sabuni was born in 1930 in Syria and passed away in 2021. Imam al-Sabuni has a truly unique, simple, and extremely beneficial approach to Qur'anic exegesis. His method makes learning, comprehension, and understanding easy for the student and gives them a clear understanding of each chapter and verse. He is mainly known for his works in the sciences of the Qur'an. He also has many works in Islamic poetry, commentary on Prophetic hadith, Prophetic biography, theology, and history. Some of his most famous works are Safwa al-Tafasir, Rawa'i al-Bayan, as well as summaries of the great commentaries of the Qur'an such as that of Ibn Kathir and al-Tabari.  What makes Imam al-Sabuni unique that his studies were not limited to Islamic sciences rather he also studied business, physics, and chemistry.


                      Who is This Course For?

                      • The student should’ve completed part one of this course. 


                      Study Effort

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

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

                      • 1 Hour for doing the quizzes.


                      Learning Outcomes

                      • A greater appreciation of Qur’anic Arabic

                      • The stories behind the revelation

                      • The context of the revelation

                      • How each chapter ties into the next

                      • How practical guidance is derived from the Qur’an


                      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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                      Course

                      Community & Connections - Discussion on Sulami’s Adab of Keeping Company

                      Level: General Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Course Overview One's etiquette in social situations is the key foundation to having strong relationships with other people. This is especially crucial when it comes to the peo...


                      Level: General

                      Instructor: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed


                      Course Overview

                      One's etiquette in social situations is the key foundation to having strong relationships with other people. This is especially crucial when it comes to the people who have rights over us, such as friends, family, and neighbours. Our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) best exemplified the best character and conduct with the people around him. In this important work Adab al-Suhba (The Etiquette of Keeping Company), Imam Sulami carefully examines numerous examples of the great character of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلّم, so that readers can learn to exemplify these qualities within themselves. Join us weekly for this discussion-based course with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed as they discuss with students the text and how it can be implemented in one's day-to-day life.

                      This beneficial beginner (Level One) course in Islamic Etiquette is for anyone seeking to improve their conduct in their relationships with other people. It also serves a a good reminder for more advanced students as well.

                      The goal of this series is to make students more mindful of how they conduct themselves with others and to strengthen their relationships with others (which in turn strengthens the fabric of our society as a whole). Seeking the pleasure of Allah Most High can often be attained through good conduct with other people.

                      This course allows students to reflect on their own personal conduct, and helps them to identify areas in which they can improve. This will in turn strengthen their personal relationships and help them to be a more conscious member of society.


                      About the Text

                      A summary of sixty key proprieties (adab) of keeping company and dealing with others with excellence in accordance with the sunna of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him). The original work was authored by Imam Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami (d. 412 AH). This summary of sixty principles was made by Ibn Hajar al-Haytami (d. 974 AH).


                      About the Author

                      His name was Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Sulami. He was of Arab origin and known by the name Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami. Al-Sulami was born in Nishapur (now in Iran) in 325 AH or 937 ED. He was of a prestigious family, well respected for their involvement in the intellectual pursuits of that city. In his youth he studied theology, jurisprudence of the Shafi'i school, and traveled extensively in pursuit of Hadith, until he became known as an authority in his own right. He was given a certificate of competence (ijaza) to issue formal legal opinions (fatwas) and to teach.


                      Who is This Course For?

                      • This is a general course in Islamic Etiquette is for anyone seeking to improve their conduct in their relationships with other people. It also serves a good reminder for more advanced students as well.


                      Learning Outcomes

                      • How to improve their conduct with others (friends, neighbours, family, teachers, etc.)

                      • Inspiration from specific examples of good conduct of the Messenger (peace be upon him)

                      • Increase of love for the Prophet (peace be upon him)


                      Course Outline

                      Lesson 1: Introduction to the Text and the Author(s)

                      Lesson 2: The Significance of Fraternity & Good Conduct between Believers (1-6)

                      Lesson 3: How to Protect a Relationship from Harm (7-12)

                      Lesson 4: Respect for One's Companions (13-18)

                      Lesson 5: The Rights of Friendship (19-24)

                      Lesson 6: Strengthening the Bonds of Companionship (25-30)

                      Lesson 7: Avoid Talebearing & Shunning; Having Loyalty & Gratitude(31-36)

                      Lesson 8: Choosing Knowledgeable Friends & their Rights (37-42)

                      Lesson 9: Fulfilling their Needs and Keeping One's Word (43-48)

                      Lesson 10: The Importance of Visiting (49-54)

                      Lesson 11: Upholding their Rights & Looking Out for Them (55-60)

                      Lesson 12: The Different Types of Company in Life & What is Required of Each


                      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.

                      Ustadha Shireen Ahmed is an experienced teacher, educator, and mentor, specializing in marriage, parenting, and character development. Born and raised in Canada, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Thereafter, she traveled to Syria, studying Arabic and sacred knowledge at the University of Damascus and Abu Nour Institute. She took private classes in Qur’anic recitation, Prophetic traditions, sacred law, and Prophetic biography. After ten years abroad, she returned to Toronto, Canada. She currently serves as Managing Director of SeekersGuidance Canada, where she draws from years of experience as a community leader and activist.


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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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                          Course

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

                          Program DescriptionThis is a one-year Specialization Certificate Program in Islamic Theology, Logic and Contemporary Challenges. It covers Level Four of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum in ‘Aqīda (Islamic beliefs), and Level Three of Manṭiq (Logic). This program will encompass a thor...

                          Program Description

                          This is a one-year Specialization Certificate Program in Islamic Theology, Logic and Contemporary Challenges. It covers Level Four of the SeekersGuidance Islamic Studies Curriculum in ‘Aqīda (Islamic beliefs), and Level Three of Manṭiq (Logic). 

                          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

                          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. 


                          Learning Outcomes:

                          1. Understand what it means to believe in God

                          2. Understand why belief is important to Muslims

                          3. Remember and describe the tenets of faith




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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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                          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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                          Living Simple

                          Course OverviewBuilding 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...

                          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




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                          Coffee and Connections - Discussion on The Book of Assistance

                          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


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                          The Perfection of the Chosen One

                          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 descri...

                          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.


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                          Law: Quduri's Mukhtasar Explained 2

                          Level: 2Course Overview :In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers the chapters...

                          Level: 2


                          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.






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                            The Fiqh of Everyday Life: A Discussion of the Halal and Haram

                            Executive SummaryIn this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to act in accordance with the divine mandate and prophetic model. This course carves the way to...

                            Executive Summary

                            In this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to act in accordance with the divine mandate and prophetic model. This course carves the way to upholding uprightness and following the Prophetic guidance. Youth will learn the etiquette and manners of following the sacred law in various aspects of social conduct and daily routines.

                            Course Summary

                            This course discusses common aspects of our daily life in the light of the Sacred law. Guidelines are given shedding light on what is permissible, what is prohibited, as well as the Prophetic guidance that brings meaning to our lives facilitating for us to draw nearer to Allah Most High and attain success in this world and the next.

                            As Muslims, our purpose in life is to seek the pleasure of Allah Most High. This purpose is oft-understood as being restricted to acts of worship and abstaining from the prohibited. However, the pleasure of Allah Most High can be sought and obtained in every aspect of our lives. That is if we know the limits of Allah Most High in it. Therefore, with clarity of the limits of Allah Most High in each matter, we have a road map to attaining Allah’s pleasure.

                            Course Outline

                            Lesson 1: Introduction to the Sacred law and the limits of Allah Most High

                            Lesson 2: Dress & Adornment

                            Lesson 3: Gender Interaction

                            Lesson 4: Social Conduct: The Rights of Others

                            Lesson 5:  Money Matters: Work, Money, and Earning a Living

                            Lesson 6: Food & Drink

                            Lesson 7: The Importance of Speech

                            Lesson 8: Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil

                            Lesson 9: The Seven Limbs

                            Lesson 10: The Worship of the Heart

                            Lesson 11: Places to Avoid (May be changed)

                            Lesson 12: Outro: Moving Forward

                            Learning outcomes

                            • A basic understanding of the rulings of each topic discussed
                            • Practical guidance on how to prevent or deal with testing situations
                            • Prophetic instruction on how to draw near to Allah Most High in our daily activities.
                            • Attaining the pleasure of Allah in everything we do.


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                              Introductory Logic: Damanhuri's Idah al-Mubham

                              This course covers two texts: Imam al-Bajuri’s commentary on the Umm al-Barahin of Imam al-Sanusi which covers the core beliefs of mainstream traditional Islam along with their key proofs, and Imam al-Damanhuri’s commentary, Idah al-Mubham, on al-Sullam al-Munawwaraq of Imam al-Abhari which is a traditional versified primer to the study of Logic. 

                              The value of matters is known by their ends, and there is none greater than establishing and defending belief in Allah Most High and in what He has assigned eternal consequences to from what He has informed us of. Imam al-Damanhuri’s commentary on Imam al-Abhari’s al-Sullam al-Munawwaraq unpacks the terse expressions of the poem and makes accessible the study of logic, a necessary pre-requisite to truly understanding and appreciating the proofs contained in Imam al-Bajuri’s commentary on Imam al-Sanusi’s Umm al-Barahin, The Foundational Proofs, which establishes not only what we believe in but why it must be true with logical rigour. 

                              Students will study logic beginning with the study of words and how they indicate meanings, then definitions, then propositional reasoning, then deduction, and its application to Islamic Theology, beginning with the attributes of Allah Most High, then those of His Messengers (peace be upon them), then matters of the unseen, the logical proofs for these, then how all of these meanings are contained in the Statement of Divine Oneness, there is no god but God. Additionally students will learn how to unpack the terse expressions of classical texts, preparing them for further study in the Islamic Sciences and in Islamic Theology in particular.


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                              Worship: Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Falah Sharh Nur al-Idah

                              This course covers an extensive commentary on the fiqh of worship, Imam Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Falah on the five acts of worship written by one of the authorities of the Hanafi school of law. It also discusses key legal details not found in shorter works, in addition to legal differences and reasoning, serving to improve the student’s understanding of the subject and how to improve their worship of the Divine.


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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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                              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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