In this fascinating course, we gain greater clarity on key concepts of the Qur’an. This will deepen our understanding of guidance and how to cultivate our relationship with Allah Most High.
This course will deepen our understanding of the Qur’an; help appreciates the beauty and inimitable expression of the Qur’an, and how these concepts of guidance clarify and inspire us to turn fully to Allah—through the teachings of one of the great giants of Islamic scholarship and spirituality, al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi (d. 317 AH).
Sept. 21 – Introduction to the Text and Author and Lesson 1: Guidance (huda) and Disbelief (kufr)
Sept. 28 – Lesson 2: Associating Partners with Allah (shirk) and Balance (sawa’), Sickness (marad), and Corruption (fasad)
Oct. 5 – Lesson 3: Walking, Dress, Evil, and Loss
Oct. 12 – Lesson 4: Mercy, the Criterion, the Devoted, and Remembrance
Oct. 19 – Lesson 5: Awe, Prayer, People, Record, and Good
Oct. 26 – Lesson 6: Cheating, Imam, Umma, Difference
Nov. 2 -Lesson 7: Face, Fitna, Enmity, and Obligation
Nov. 9 – Lesson 8: Overlooking, Purity, Particles, Dhann, and Wisdom
Nov. 16 – Lesson 9: Goodness, Falsehood, Wrongdoers, Serenity, Striving, and Vileness
Nov. 23 – Lesson 10: Interpretation, Forgiveness, Religion, Islam, Iman
Nov. 30 -Lesson 11: Gratitude, Grace, Patience, Difficulty and Ease
Dec. 7 – Lesson 12: Losers, Ability, the Soul, Mindfulness
Dec. 14 – Review Session & Conclusion
About the Course Text:
The book is “Attaining Related Meanings of the Qur’an” by al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi (d. 317 AH), a great theologian, Qur’anic exegete, hadith master, and giant of Islamic spirituality. The author shows essentials meanings of key Qur’anic terms—and related expressions that bring out shades and nuances of meaning and guidance. He also closely examines how many times each word is mentioned in the Qur’an, and explains the significance of context.