In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful
[Advice to Students in the SeekersGuidance Islamic Parenting Course
On Consistent Seeking of Knowledge in Order to Become a Person of Deep Religious Understanding]
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Jazakum Allah khayr for your participation in this blessed course. I pray that you benefited.
I would urge you to continue on the path of knowledge, as the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whomever Allah wishes well for, He grants deep understanding of religion.” [Bukhari and Muslim] In this course, the need for clear religious understanding–coupled outward action and striving to uphold good character–as parents must have become clear.
How should you do this? Make a commitment to continue learning your deen, in a gradual, consistent, sustainable manner. For example, take one course each semester here at SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org).
What course should you take? See the full course catalog at: https://seekersguidance.org/courses. However, these are some suggestions:
Islamic Beliefs for Seekers: Dardir’s Kharidah Explained gives one more thorough understanding of Islamic beliefs.
Prophetic Conduct: Islamic Manners in Everyday Life gives clear understanding of everyday Islamic conduct–essential for both parents and children.
Absolute Essentials of Islam: Beliefs & Worship is an ideal first-course in both beliefs and worship.
Fiqh of Life: Essentials of Halal and Haram covers the limits of Allah related to everyday life, and will get answers to a variety of critical life questions on food, dress, gender interaction, work, earnings, relations, speech, and the avoidance of sin.
Islamic Law for Seekers (Hanafi, Part I): Worship is an intermediate-level course on the fiqh of worship.
Essentials of Maliki Fiqh: Mukhtasar Al-Akhdari is an introductory course in Maliki fiqh.
(Allah bless him and give him peace)
Seeking Allah: Imam Muhasibi’s Treatise of the Seekers of Guidance Explained is an excellent introduction to practical Islamic spirituality
The Marvels of the Heart, with Sh. Yahya Rhodus, covers an important book from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya. It offers a detailed explanation of the text, and explores the meaning of soul (nafs), spirit (ruh), heart (qalb), and intellect (’aql)–and leads one to become well acquainted with their own heart.
And Allah alone gives success.