17 – Etiquettes of Travel – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee, gives an overview of the chapter on the etiquettes of travel from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya. The chapter begins by discussing the two types of travel, that of the body and that of the heart. Then, he continues to the purposes of travel, the etiquettes of travel and […]

16 – Etiquettes of Seclusion – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this class, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee, gives an overview of Imam Ghazali’s chapter on the Etiquettes of Seclusion from the book Ihya Ulum al-Din. Shaykh Riad delves into the benefits and harms of seclusion that one should keep in mind. The benefits of seclusion: [1] Taking time to reflect and remember Allah, which […]

15 – Duties of Brotherhood – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee gives an overview of the Chapter on Duties of Brotherhood from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya. This chapter is divided into several sections: [1] The virtues of fraternal relations and brotherhood [2] Loving one another for the sake of Allah [3] How one should deal with and interact with […]

14 – The Lawful & The Prohibited – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee gives an overview of the Chapter on The Permissible and The Impermissible from Imam Ghazali’s Ihya. The chapter is divided into the following sections: [1] the virtue of the permissible and the problems of the impermissible [3] the doubtful and how to judge and evaluate between them […]

13 – Etiquettes of Earning Livelihood

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee gives a brief overview of the chapter on the etiquettes of Earning a Livelihood from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This chapter is divided into several sub themes: [1] The virtue in earning your own livelihood [2] The fiqh of contracts or the laws that govern the […]

12 – Etiquettes of Marriage

In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee, gives an overview of the Chapter on the Etiquettes of Marriage by Imam Ghazali. Shaykh Riad delves into the spiritual meanings that can be observed during marriage. Shaykh Riad begins with a beautiful quote that sums up the lesson “two bodies cannot connect in the same way […]

11 – Etiquettes of Eating

In this lesson we are joined by visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee, giving a brief overview of the Etiquettes of Eating chapter from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din. This is the first chapter in the second quarter of the book, which is on acts of worship. When the heart is in tawheed of Allah through […]

10 – Spiritual Routines & Night Worship

 In this lesson, visiting scholar, Shaykh Riad Saloojee, reviews the tenth chapter of Ihya Ulum al-Din on spiritual routines. This chapter covers the daily supplications and remembrance one should engage in at various times. This chapter is the last of the first quarter of the Ihya Ulum al-Din, which is on worship. Imam Al-Ghazali begins […]

09 – Remembrance & Supplication

In this lesson, we are joined by visiting scholar Shaykh Riad Saloojee. Shaykh Riad reviews the ninth chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din on remembrance and supplication. This chapter is situated at the end of the first section of the book on acts of worship. One theme that runs through this chapter is manifested […]

08 – Etiquettes of Reciting Quran

In this lesson, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin reviews the chapter on etiquettes of reciting the Quran from Imam Al-Ghazali’s book Ihya Ulum al-Din. The Chapter goes through the outward etiquettes of recitation as well as the inward implications of those practices. Learning the Quran and teaching the Quran is not limited to teaching, but rather should […]