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The Beautiful Character of the Beloved of Allah: Tirmidhi's Shama'il Explained - On the Prophet's Description, Character, and Conduct

Executive Summary If you want to know Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) what he looked like, what it was like to interact with him, and why he is loved by so many that have never met him then this course, The Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi will teach you exactly that. Through it, one can only increase in love for the Most Beloved, for indeed to know him is to love him. Short Description The Shama’il Mu...

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If you want to know Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) what he looked like, what it was like to interact with him, and why he is loved by so many that have never met him then this course, The Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi will teach you exactly that. Through it, one can only increase in love for the Most Beloved, for indeed to know him is to love him.

Short Description

The Shama’il Muhammadiya of Imam Tirmidhi is a collection of 415  narrations focussed on the sublime characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). The narrations relate to everything from the apparent beauty of his outer appearance to the more subtle beauty of his noble character and mannerisms. Join Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan as he takes you through the renowned Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi, which he transmits via some of the great luminaries of our time, such as Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Habib Umar al-Jaylani the Shafi’ Mufti of Makkah, Moulana Abdul Hafith al-Makki and Shaykh Alauddin al-Afghani.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about his physical features and attributes
  • Gain insight into what it was like to interact with him
  • Be able to recognize the manifestation of his characteristics in others
  • Be able to emulate the Prophet in appearance and etiquette
  • Increase in love for the Most Beloved (Allah bless him and give him peace)
Number of Lessons 24
Total Duration 23:28:57
"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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40 Hadiths on Successful Marriage: Key Teachings of the Prophet on Beautiful, Loving, Caring Married Life

Executive Summary Beyond the confusion and cloud surrounding marriage, this course gives us beautiful clarity: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers 40 Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad on (1) getting married, (2) how to choose a prospective spouse,  and (3) upholding good character and sincerity in marriage. Short Description Shaykh Faraz begins by covering the Prophetic encouragement for whomever is able to do so to get married. H...

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Beyond the confusion and cloud surrounding marriage, this course gives us beautiful clarity: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers 40 Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad on (1) getting married, (2) how to choose a prospective spouse,  and (3) upholding good character and sincerity in marriage.

Short Description

Shaykh Faraz begins by covering the Prophetic encouragement for whomever is able to do so to get married. However, he also points out that marriage—while generally praiseworthy—is not obligatory or even always recommended.

Shaykh Faraz highlights that the basis for choosing in marriage is religion: other reasons could be secondary considerations. In addition, he explains that the indicator of faith is good character, as mentioned by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in the hadith.

One of the points that Shaykh Faraz greatly emphasizes is the sincerity in marriage. He narrates the hadith of intention, one of the most important hadith about marriage. Anyone going into marriage should intend to seek Allah’s pleasure and closeness by getting married. All other reasons are means—not an end on their own.

Shaykh Faraz closes by discussing some of the challenges facing those getting married, such over-complicating weddings. He also warns against conducting private marriages. Finally, Shaykh Faraz provides some key advice, through the prophetic example, of best practices to uphold in a marriage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Virtues of marriage and when to get married
  • Key Prophetic guidance related to initiating and upholding marriage
  • How relationships will test one’s sincerity and good character.
  • Overcoming challenges facing those getting married
  • Expressing love within the relationship
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 03:08:03
 
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The Keys to Change: Holding One’s Tongue to Change One’s Life

Executive Summary The key to changing your life is restraining your tongue and learning positive, beneficial speech. Short Description In this course with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, we explore the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunna regarding: (1) the importance of restraining one’s speech and avoiding negative words; (2) the transformative impact of “saying only the good” [Qur’an] and “s...

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The key to changing your life is restraining your tongue and learning positive, beneficial speech.

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In this course with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, we explore the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunna regarding: (1) the importance of restraining one’s speech and avoiding negative words; (2) the transformative impact of “saying only the good” [Qur’an] and “saying good or remaining silent,” as the Prophet (peace be upon him) counselled; (3) the five key sins of speech: what they are, and how to avoid them; and, finally, (4) the sunnas of positive, beneficial speech, from the beautiful teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Learning Outcomes:

  • The importance of preserving the tongue
  • The transformative impact of positive speech
  • How the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) expressed himself through positive and beneficial speech
  • The five key sins of speech and how to avoid them
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 02:52:01
 
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Who Am I? Understanding Muslim Identity in light of the Prophet’s Way

Executive Summary In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discuss the spiritual identity of the believer: a servant of God and a follower of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). In addition, they shed light on how true human potential is to be fulfilled through the Prophetic model. Short Description In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin address the identity of the Mus...

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In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin discuss the spiritual identity of the believer: a servant of God and a follower of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). In addition, they shed light on how true human potential is to be fulfilled through the Prophetic model.

Short Description

In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin address the identity of the Muslim and the key characteristics of the Prophetic Way. Shaykh Faraz starts the course by discussing what defines our identity. Our very createdness points to the human’s needing a creator. God is necessarily Existent, while everything else is merely possible. He is free of need, while we are characterized by utter dependence on Him. Shaykh Faraz emphasizes the need for the servant to humbly turn to Allah in complete servitude to attain self-realization. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin expands on the topic of recognizing the proper places of things, leading to the recognition of the proper place of God in the order of existence. He also highlights the Qur’an’s discussion of topics related to the soul. He highlights the importance of the Prophetic model as being the way to draw closer to Allah.

Lesson Outcomes:

  • Defining our identity
  • Understanding our neediness before Allah
  • The Islamic framework of knowledge
  • Judging oneself through the Prophetic model
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 02:44:17
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Why Adopt? The Urgency, Virtues, and Practical Steps to Adoption

Executive Summary Adoption is a neglected religious duty and an emphasized communal obligation. That all Muslims should be aware of, and work together to resolve the issue of lack of Muslims adopting. Short Description Despite the Prophet’s emphasis on the urgency and reward of adopting, many Muslims are wary of adoption. Many think that “adoption” is un-Islamic; that there are “too many issues” arising adopting; ...

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Adoption is a neglected religious duty and an emphasized communal obligation. That all Muslims should be aware of, and work together to resolve the issue of lack of Muslims adopting.

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Despite the Prophet’s emphasis on the urgency and reward of adopting, many Muslims are wary of adoption. Many think that “adoption” is un-Islamic; that there are “too many issues” arising adopting; or that it is “way too difficult” to adopt. In this brief course, Shaykh Faraz shows how adopting is from the prophetic practice and how it is tied to one’s faith. Indeed, in adoption we find an example of love and care towards others—central values in Islam. The session ends with counsel on the practical aspect of adopting in the modern age. This is followed by a testimonial by a couple who chose to adopt highlighting the challenges and rewards along the way.

Learning Outcomes 
  • One will see why religiously, adoption is highly encouraged
  • How to adopt practically.
  • Virtue in adopting
  • Challenges in adoption and how to overcome them
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 01:59:54
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Making Love Last: Prophetic Principles for a Successful Marriage

Executive Summary The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse.  In this course, students will learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a high degree of moral conduct and excellent character. Short Description Shaykh Faraz begins by explaining what is the purpose of marriage, and why someone would marry. He shed...

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The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse.  In this course, students will learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a high degree of moral conduct and excellent character.

Short Description

Shaykh Faraz begins by explaining what is the purpose of marriage, and why someone would marry. He sheds light on the guidance of the Qur’an regarding marriage. Next, he goes on to explain what the sunnah says about marriage, offering insight on how marriage is half one’s faith. He then underscores the importance of good character in marriage. Habib Hussain As-Saqqaf gives guidance on how one can make love last in following the Prophetic example in marriage by having the best character traits when dealing with one’s spouse. He explains why one should strive to have excellence in one’s marriage, giving examples on how to have this excellence both inwardly and outwardly. Ustadha Shireen highlights the importance of being present with one’s spouse and understanding the higher purpose of marriage. She explains how one should be expressive of love, care, and mercy in marriage. In addition, she highlights the importance of having the best of manners in this crucial relationship.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Learn the importance of expressing love to one’s spouse
  • How marriage is half one’s faith
  • Having a good character in all situations of marriage
  • Why marriage is a test
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 02:43:18
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Epitome of Love: Commentary on Habib Umar’s Diya' al-Lamiʿ

Executive Summary Sayyid Salim bin Umar bin Hafiz gives an in-depth commentary of a poem authored by his father Habib Umar bin Hafiz, celebrating the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). Short Description Reading this short work al-Diya’ al-Lamiʿ (The Resplendent Illumination), summarizing the virtues and life of the Prophet, Sayyid Salim offers valuable insights on how we are to c...

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Sayyid Salim bin Umar bin Hafiz gives an in-depth commentary of a poem authored by his father Habib Umar bin Hafiz, celebrating the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace).

Short Description

Reading this short work al-Diya’ al-Lamiʿ (The Resplendent Illumination), summarizing the virtues and life of the Prophet, Sayyid Salim offers valuable insights on how we are to connect with the best of creation in a lasting and meaningful way. The full translation is provided by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan.

Learning Outcomes 

  • The great rank of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)
  • Practical examples of people who brought his love into their lives
  • Insights in the Prophetic Biography
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 05:01:46
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The Art of Reading: Guiding Principles in Mastering the Islamic Sciences

Executive Summary In this course, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will provide students with a detailed approach to mastering the art of reading with structure and comprehension. Short Description In this course, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will discuss why the art of reading is critical for students of knowledge to master. One of the greatest barriers in mastering a science is the inability to read with structure and c...

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In this course, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will provide students with a detailed approach to mastering the art of reading with structure and comprehension.

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In this course, Shaykh Ahmed Hussein El Azhary will discuss why the art of reading is critical for students of knowledge to master. One of the greatest barriers in mastering a science is the inability to read with structure and comprehension. In this series, Shaykh Ahmed will provide students with a detailed approach to rectifying this problem.

In addition to offering practical tips and guidance in improving one’s reading and learning skills, Shaykh Ahmed will also elaborate on the development of the instrumental sciences within the Islamic tradition and how they compare to medieval and modern theories of literary comprehension.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Learn how to master a text
  • Gain the ability to read with structure and comprehension
  • Learn the importance of establishing a relationship with the author of a book
  • Proper manners in reviewing a text
  • Understand the fundamentals of Islamic and Western literary sciences
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 03:36:34
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Praying with Presence: Practical Advice on Improving Your Prayer

Executive Summary “The first thing the servant will be asked about on the Day of Judgement is his prayer. If it is satisfactory he will be triumphant and successful. If it is otherwise he will fail and lose out.” (Tirmidhi). The prayer is of paramount importance to every Muslim. Yet, despite its importance, it is not something that is easily fixed or perfected. It requires time and study. This short course is the perfect ...

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“The first thing the servant will be asked about on the Day of Judgement is his prayer. If it is satisfactory he will be triumphant and successful. If it is otherwise he will fail and lose out.” (Tirmidhi). The prayer is of paramount importance to every Muslim. Yet, despite its importance, it is not something that is easily fixed or perfected. It requires time and study. This short course is the perfect place to start the important journey to perfecting your prayer.

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The prayer is one of the greatest blessings of Islam. It is the direct link to Allah in which the servant humbles himself completely before Allah. It is a means for asking. It is a means for forgiveness. It is a means for repelling harm. It is a means for closeness. Whenever the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, was distressed by a matter he turned to the prayer. It was his source of joy and relief. The prayer comes at specific times in the day and night to imbue our lives with the remembrance of Allah. This happens through focus. Making the prayer a time of focus, and a spiritual and emotional bond with Allah, starts with perfecting the performance of the prayer. This set of lessons offers key insights into this. From seeing what effect a perfectly performed prayer can have on a person, to realizing the need and urgency to have a focus-filled prayer, this course paves the way for students to transform their prayer. “Perfectly perform the prayers for My remembrance.” (20:14)
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 1:24:50
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First Principles of Islamic Spirituality: Ibn Ashir’s Introduction to Sufism Explained

Executive Summary What is spirituality? How does it fit into Islam? Where would I learn about it? Looking at the lives and deeds of accomplished spiritual masters is very inspiring. But how can a person get from a basic practice of Islam to the states of the righteous people of the past? This course is an introduction to the basic and essential principles upon which the spiritual path is built. It covers the essentials, and b...

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What is spirituality? How does it fit into Islam? Where would I learn about it? Looking at the lives and deeds of accomplished spiritual masters is very inspiring. But how can a person get from a basic practice of Islam to the states of the righteous people of the past? This course is an introduction to the basic and essential principles upon which the spiritual path is built. It covers the essentials, and builds on them, giving us a clear instruction for the path ahead.

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“And know that root of these problems “Is love of leadership and forgetting what is sure to come.” – Imam Ibn ʿAshir Imam ʿAbdul-Wahid ibn ʿAshir’s great work, The Helping Guide, has been highly regarded by scholars and used to teach Law, Creed, and Spirituality for hundreds of years. The work starts with an introduction to spirituality, explaining the most basic principles and moving up. Many have benefitted through the immense wisdom contained within these words. In this short course, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus brings life to this text through his clear and profound explanations. We learn that the spiritual path is one of removing faults and taking on praiseworthy qualities; the former being more important. The importance of repentance is discussed in detail, with it being a realignment to one’s destination after being taken off course by sins. We also learn about the importance of sincerity and renewing one’s intention, especially after slipping up. This course is the perfect place to start to learn about the science of inward purification, and a beautiful reminder for everyone.
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 5:52:07
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Habib Umar on the Path of Spiritual Excellence: An Explanation of Ba’l Faqih’s Treatise The Spheres of Islam, Iman, Ihsan, and `Irfan

Executive Summary “Truly successful is the one who purifies it [the soul]” (91:9) Purification of the soul, in reality, is the result of sound application of the Sacred Law and the following of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him. This lesson set is an explanation of the spiritual path starting with the presence of Allah in daily activities, and with the blessings attached to seeking Sacred Knowledg...

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“Truly successful is the one who purifies it [the soul]” (91:9) Purification of the soul, in reality, is the result of sound application of the Sacred Law and the following of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him. This lesson set is an explanation of the spiritual path starting with the presence of Allah in daily activities, and with the blessings attached to seeking Sacred Knowledge. It represents a summary of the teacher’s experience of the spiritual path.

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Imam Ahmad narrated that the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, said, “Those of singular purpose has outstripped [everyone].” The Companions asked, “Who are those of singular purpose?” He replied, “Those excessive in the remembrance of Allah Most High. The remembrance removes their burdensome sins, so they come to light on the Day of Judgement.” This is some of the beautiful wisdom shares by Habib ʿUmar bin Hafiz in this important lesson set. He explains what the path to Allah is, and discusses the means and practices needed to get closer to Allah. The course also discusses the faults the human ego has, and the means of removing them, starting with taking stock of oneself and one’s state, and turning to Allah. Allah is found with those who are broken hearted for His sake. These lessons are taught in Arabic and translated into English by Shaykh Abdul-Karim Yahya. This makes this course perfect for those wanting to refine their soul to draw closer to Allah, and those who want to improve their Arabic skills in the process.
Number of Lessons 9
Total Duration 8:35:25
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Keys to the Qur’an: Imam Ghazali’s Proper Manners of Reciting the Qur’an Explained

Executive Summary Using the work of Imam al-Ghazali, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani presents this course on the adab of Qur’anic recitation. In the first part, he explains the definition of the Qur’an as the speech of Allah, and highlights the reality that those reading it enter into the divine presence as receivers of a divine address. Consequently, they should display the utmost etiquette while reciting. This etiquette has an inw...

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Using the work of Imam al-Ghazali, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani presents this course on the adab of Qur’anic recitation. In the first part, he explains the definition of the Qur’an as the speech of Allah, and highlights the reality that those reading it enter into the divine presence as receivers of a divine address. Consequently, they should display the utmost etiquette while reciting. This etiquette has an inward aspect that is expressed outwardly. Shaykh Faraz discusses these outward and inward manners in parts two and three respectively. He concludes by considering several keys and practical tips to bringing the Qur’an into our lives.

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As Divine speech, the Qur’an leads people from darkness to the one true light. It is guidance for the people of piety to the straight path that leads to Allah. Pious people hold fast to the Qur’an, and have the correct inner and outer manners of relating to the Qur’an. Shaykh Faraz discusses ten outward manners, such as ritual purity when reciting; consistency in the amount read each day; striving to read one juz a day; accurate tajwid; and supplication in the recitation. He also explains ten inward manners that generate the outward ones, including slow and reflective recitation; understanding the deeper meanings of the Qur’an; removing the veils that prevent us from understanding it; rising in the degrees of excellence in recitation, which culminates in putting Allah first and oneself last; and recitation in the knowledge that there is no might or ability except with Allah. The keys to living the Qur’an in these ways include recognising how deeply one needs Allah’s guidance; seeking to emulate those who have been rightly guided; and ensuring that one has the certitude in faith that flows from beneficial knowledge.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:08:58
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Understanding the Most Beautiful Names: The 99 Names of Allah Explained in Detail

Executive Summary What do we truly know about God? How can relate to a being of pure perfection? Do our lives and problems matter to Him? What could we ever do to please Him? He is perfect, and beyond imperfections. The best answers to these questions is the Revelation itself; more specifically, the beautiful and majestic divine names Allah has disclosed to us, through which we are to know Him. In this awe-inspiring course, S...

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What do we truly know about God? How can relate to a being of pure perfection? Do our lives and problems matter to Him? What could we ever do to please Him? He is perfect, and beyond imperfections. The best answers to these questions is the Revelation itself; more specifically, the beautiful and majestic divine names Allah has disclosed to us, through which we are to know Him. In this awe-inspiring course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani leads us through a journey of learning about, and benefitting from the Beautiful Names of Allah. This course is an encapsulation of the teachings of many great scholar-saints of Islam.

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You want a shortcut to Paradise? The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, promised Paradise for something very simple: “Indeed, Allah has Ninety-Nine particular Names – one hundred minus one – whoever encompasses them will enter the Garden.” (Bukhari) In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani beautifully explains the meaning of the above hadith, its implications and the meanings of the Ninety-Nine beautiful names of Allah. Not only that, it explains how the beautiful names relate to God’s attributes which are detailed in the Science of Theology. And it focuses on how each believer can (1) connect to Allah through each one of the beautiful names, and (2) how he can embody the implications of each of these names – qualities which makes one beloved to Allah. Each of the names is explained in a manner which increases one’s awe, reverence, and love for Allah – ultimately allowing the Muslim to know more about God than any follower of any other religion, and to imbue that knowledge into the practice of the way of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace.
Number of Lessons 49
Total Duration 46:04:38
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Nawawi’s 40 Hadith Explained: In-Depth Explanation of the Essential Wisdom of Prophetic Teachings

Course Description Learn to live the essence of the Prophet’s wisdom, blessings and peace be upon him. Do you want to understand the most foundational hadiths of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him? This course explains the essence of Prophetic wisdom and guidance gathered in Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths. This course will nurture your faith, deepen your religious understanding, increase your love for the Beloved P...

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Learn to live the essence of the Prophet’s wisdom, blessings and peace be upon him. Do you want to understand the most foundational hadiths of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him? This course explains the essence of Prophetic wisdom and guidance gathered in Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths. This course will nurture your faith, deepen your religious understanding, increase your love for the Beloved Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and clarify how you can live the essence of his wisdom in these times. In this in-depth course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith, using classical commentaries and a wide range of reference works in Islamic scholarship. This will make clear to you the meanings, beauty, and guidance in these central Prophetic sayings, which Imam Nawawi selected as being hadiths around which “the message of Islam revolves.” "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Understanding the Fatiha and the Last Ten Suras: An In-Depth Explanation of the Everyday Qur’an

Executive Summary Through great classical commentaries, you will come to treasure the majesty, beauty, and finer points of guidance found in the Book of Allah. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani offers an in-depth explanation of Sura al-Fatiha and the last twelve Suras, from al-‘Asr to al-Nas. This course will deepen your faith and strengthen your connection with the Book of Allah and its guidance. It will also increase your appreciation...

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Through great classical commentaries, you will come to treasure the majesty, beauty, and finer points of guidance found in the Book of Allah. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani offers an in-depth explanation of Sura al-Fatiha and the last twelve Suras, from al-‘Asr to al-Nas. This course will deepen your faith and strengthen your connection with the Book of Allah and its guidance. It will also increase your appreciation of the value, and depth of our great scholarly tradition.

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Understanding the meanings of the Qur’an is the key to achieving deeper levels of reflection and appreciation of our Lord’s address. With more understanding one can achieve a greater connection to the Qur’an and reverence for it, finding serenity in remembrance of Allah through recitation of His book, ultimately drawing ever closer to Allah and becoming one of the people of the Qur’an in following the example of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Drawing on classical commentaries, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani illuminates and expands on the meanings of the verses we most often recite in our daily worship, allowing us to bring more life into our worship. He provides an in-depth explanation of the shorter, more commonly recited Suras of the Qur’an: Sura al Fatiha, the last twelve Suras of the Qur’an, as well as Ayat al- Kursi and the last few verses of Sura al-Baqarah. He also provides a detailed explanation of the Basmalah, and what we really mean when we seek refuge from the devil before reciting the Qur’an, as well as its virtues and how to rectify our intention when reciting it.
Number of Lessons 21
Total Duration 25:50:13
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Nurturing Children: Key Lessons from the Prophet as a Parent & Educator

Executive Summary: Being a parent is both a responsibility and a gift from Allah. The fulfilment of this responsibility should bring about gratitude. The key to being a successful parent is taking balanced means for the success of the child in this world and the next world. Three mentors, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus, and Ustadha Umm Umar, explain how good parenting is achieved through implementing the Islamic...

Executive Summary: Being a parent is both a responsibility and a gift from Allah. The fulfilment of this responsibility should bring about gratitude. The key to being a successful parent is taking balanced means for the success of the child in this world and the next world. Three mentors, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus, and Ustadha Umm Umar, explain how good parenting is achieved through implementing the Islamic concepts of tarbiya (nurturing), tahdhib (Inculcating proper manners), and ta’leem (teaching). Short Description:  The Prophet (peace be upon him) is often called ‘the Teacher’. In fact, his entire life in itself is one big lesson. In this seminar, we explore how the Prophet taught, nurtured and guided children through compassion, love and modelling right action. We will explore how, as parents and educators, we can take this Prophetic advice and use it to nurture children in order to inculcate good character in them. Learn about how to overcome common parenting hurdles, and key methods in raising children to embody piety and devotion, with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus and Ustadha Umm Umar. Learning Outcomes:  Students who take this course will - have a thorough understanding of what it means to be a good parent. - have a good understanding of the virtues of parenting. - gain practical advice on being a good parent - learn the proper manners of parenting and its importance.  
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 3:14:32
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Keys to Successful Muslim Marriages: Practical lessons that explain the Prophetic Spirit of Marriage

Executive Summary Marriage is a sign of Allah. His favor, kindness, and mercy are manifest through it. It is also a means to please Allah through the application and embodiment of the way of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace. A marriage imbued with the spirit of Islam is a perpetual act of worship. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed discuss how to make marriage transcend the daily routine ...

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Marriage is a sign of Allah. His favor, kindness, and mercy are manifest through it. It is also a means to please Allah through the application and embodiment of the way of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace. A marriage imbued with the spirit of Islam is a perpetual act of worship. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed discuss how to make marriage transcend the daily routine into an act of devotion one uses to journey to the Afterlife seeking Allah.

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Allah created spouses for us as a means of emotional fulfillment. He places between the couple deep, loving concern, and a bond of love which is shown through acts of kindness. However, this can be elevated beyond physical and emotional interactions and turned into an act of worship that refines the soul too. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Ustadha Shireen Ahmed explain in this course how one can make marriage the locus where the higher moral teachings of Islam are manifested. Amongst the matters discussed are the purpose of marriage; what to look for in a potential spouse; the Qurʾanic bond; how to manifest good character to each other, and much more. This course clearly lays out practical steps to embody the spirit of the teachings of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, in looking for a spouse, getting married, and engaging with each other in a manner which is most pleasing to Allah. The focus is to transform the everyday interaction a couple has into a marriage that is a manifestation of one of Allah’s signs – a marriage that is for Allah.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:39:36
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The Great Event: Surat al-Waqi'a Explained

Executive Summary Surat al-Waqi`ah is one of the most beloved and most recited Suras of the Qur’an. This is because of the sense of urgency and opportunity it conveys. Short Description In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers a thematic study of  Sura al-Waqi’a, a close explanation (tafsir) of it, and key lessons that can be drawn from it. The course also examines how to nurture one’s relationship with Allah thro...

Executive Summary

Surat al-Waqi`ah is one of the most beloved and most recited Suras of the Qur’an. This is because of the sense of urgency and opportunity it conveys.

Short Description

In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers a thematic study of  Sura al-Waqi’a, a close explanation (tafsir) of it, and key lessons that can be drawn from it. The course also examines how to nurture one’s relationship with Allah through deepening one’s understanding and relationship with this great Sura.

Learning Outcomes

Students who take this course will - have a through an understanding of what are some of the clear meanings understood from this sura - have a good understanding of the virtues of this sura. - gain practical advice on why the recital of this sura and other suras like it on a regular basis.  
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:22:05
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Calls to Believers in the Qur’an: Allah’s Calls to Believers in the Qur’an

Executive Summary:  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers an in-depth explanation of key verses from the Qur’an that begin with “O you who believe.” These are key calls to guidance. They highlight the core principles of faith, religion, and virtue. This On-Demand Course will inform, inspire, and uplift--while increasing your knowledge of core Qur’anic teachings. Short Description: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers an i...

Executive Summary:  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers an in-depth explanation of key verses from the Qur’an that begin with “O you who believe.” These are key calls to guidance. They highlight the core principles of faith, religion, and virtue. This On-Demand Course will inform, inspire, and uplift--while increasing your knowledge of core Qur’anic teachings. Short Description: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani covers an in-depth explanation of several of the verses from the Qur’an that begin with “O you who believe.” These “Calls to the Believers” all contain central guidance from Allah that we have been commanded to pay particular attention to. Shaykh Faraz shares the depth, beauty, and nuance of these verses—as a means of getting closer to Allah with urgency and immediacy. The explanation is based on “Call to the Believers in the Clear Qur’an” by Shaykh Ahmed Fath’ullah Jami, and classical commentaries. Learning Outcomes Students who take this course will - Learn how to submit to the various calls in the Qur’an - Understanding that the believers are in complete slavehood to Allah - Come to know that there are particular matters Allah has emphasized in the Qur’an  
Number of Lessons 23
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A Beauty Most Sublime: A Commentary on the Hadith of Hind ibn Abi Hala with Habib Muhammad ibn Abdurrahmaan al-Saggaf

Course Description SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Seminary is proud to present our latest series of lessons on the characteristics of The Noble Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, as mentioned in the famous hadith of Hind ibn Abi Hala. Habib Muhammad ibn Abdurrahmaan al-Saggaf gives an extended commentary.  These classes were taught during the Mahabbah Foundation’s Annual International Spiritual Retreat 2018 in Cape ...

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SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Seminary is proud to present our latest series of lessons on the characteristics of The Noble Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, as mentioned in the famous hadith of Hind ibn Abi Hala. Habib Muhammad ibn Abdurrahmaan al-Saggaf gives an extended commentary.  These classes were taught during the Mahabbah Foundation’s Annual International Spiritual Retreat 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Translation by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan.)
 
Number of Lessons: 8
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Why Muslims Fast: The Higher Aims of Fasting Explained

Executive Summary The fast: mere hunger and thirst, or a means of growing spiritually and getting closer to Allah. How can we transform ourselves from being the former into the latter? In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the great potential latent within one’s fasting, and give clear, and practical advice to changing one’s fast from being passive hunger and thirst into an active spiritual refinement of one’s s...

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The fast: mere hunger and thirst, or a means of growing spiritually and getting closer to Allah. How can we transform ourselves from being the former into the latter? In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the great potential latent within one’s fasting, and give clear, and practical advice to changing one’s fast from being passive hunger and thirst into an active spiritual refinement of one’s soul. Students will learn how to benefit from fasting in general, and more specifically from the month of Ramadan.

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Al-Rayyan – He whose thirst is completely quenched – is the name of the door of Paradise which awaits those to blessed with the ability to fast. Allah Himself has declared that fasting is specifically His, and that it has a special reward from Him. In order to make the most of this great act of worship, one must know its worth, how to make the most of it, and what to avoid during it. All of these matters are clearly presented in this course by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. Based on the work Maqasid al-Sawm, (The Aims of Fasting), by the great polymath al-ʿIzz ibn ʿAbd al-Salam, this course will imbue within you the greatness of fasting as a means of drawing closer to Allah, motivate you to maximise fasting and the month of Ramadan, and guide you to the best means of continuing this trend beyond the blessed month.
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 5:00:01
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Renewal by the Book: Explanation of 40 Key Themes of the Qur’an Based on Ghazali’s Ihya

Executive Summary Ghazali’s Ihyaʾ is a blueprint for renewing one’s religious practice and drawing closer to Allah. Known, not only for his knowledge, but his exceptional teaching ability, Ghazali selected key verses of the Qurʾan to base this renewal on. This course takes us through many of these verses, as they are mentioned in the work, to renew our practice according to his blueprint. The topics covered include puri...

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Ghazali’s Ihyaʾ is a blueprint for renewing one’s religious practice and drawing closer to Allah. Known, not only for his knowledge, but his exceptional teaching ability, Ghazali selected key verses of the Qurʾan to base this renewal on. This course takes us through many of these verses, as they are mentioned in the work, to renew our practice according to his blueprint. The topics covered include purification, remembrance, repentance, supplication, marriage, brotherhood, and other essential subjects.

Number of Lessons 26
Total Duration 10:29:41
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Renewing Religion: Thematic Overview of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya’

Course Description This overview of Imam Ghazali’s great work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Renewing the Religious Sciences) will serve as a blueprint for how the believer can bring their religion to life. It will aim to help the believer to not just practice the outer form of the religion properly, but to also to bring its spirit to life and practice it with excellence.   Number of Lessons 5 Total Duration 3:01:...

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This overview of Imam Ghazali’s great work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Renewing the Religious Sciences) will serve as a blueprint for how the believer can bring their religion to life. It will aim to help the believer to not just practice the outer form of the religion properly, but to also to bring its spirit to life and practice it with excellence.  
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:01:51
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Clarity and Calm in an Age of Anger - Lessons on Navigating Troubled Times

Executive Summary The course comprises a series of lectures by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. It considers the appropriate Islamic responses to the tribulations faced by the Umma in the current climate of Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims. The scholars argue that the key to developing these responses is to repress and re-channel one’s anger and to nurture prophetic character traits, suc...

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The course comprises a series of lectures by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. It considers the appropriate Islamic responses to the tribulations faced by the Umma in the current climate of Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims. The scholars argue that the key to developing these responses is to repress and re-channel one’s anger and to nurture prophetic character traits, such as patience, forbearance, serenity, and tranquility. Armed with these traits, a believer must respond to bad treatment by forgiving the person, and by calling them to Allah.

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All Muslims have the responsibility of having principled engagement with those around them. We should do everything solely for the sake of Allah, repress our anger towards those who wrong us, and show excellence to them. We are obligated to be content with everything because it is from Allah. We should avoid worry because it leads to anger. Instead, we should show concern about what should be done to deal with a problem. Our faith transforms us from having an animal nature to being a human being with traits resembling those of the angels. In particular, we should show mercy to others. We must be patient, forbearing, and humble, and pray for the wrongdoers. We must be people of deliberation and avoid haste because it is from the shaytan. We must seek out righteous people and be in their company. We must be people of God-consciousness, seeking to always do what is best. Allah Most High, says that evil and good are not equal. If someone is bad to you, treat them as if they’re beloved to you. But Allah says that no one can attain this except one to whom He gives a great portion.
Number of Lessons 16
Total Duration 7:44:16
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Faith and Reliance on Allah: Ghazali’s Book of Divine Oneness and Trust Upon Allah Explained

Executive Summary “Reliance upon Allah is from the highest ranks of closeness to Allah.” – Imam al-Ghazali. Drawing on the knowledge and a lifetime experience of Imam al-Ghazali, one of the greatest scholars and saints in history, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides the students of this course with the elixir that can transform faith in the oneness of Allah into a firm mountain of confidence and trust in Him. Based on Imam...

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“Reliance upon Allah is from the highest ranks of closeness to Allah.” – Imam al-Ghazali. Drawing on the knowledge and a lifetime experience of Imam al-Ghazali, one of the greatest scholars and saints in history, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides the students of this course with the elixir that can transform faith in the oneness of Allah into a firm mountain of confidence and trust in Him. Based on Imam al-Ghazali’s book, Ihya Ulum al-Din, which has been used for a millennium to successfully refine believers to be the best versions of themselves, this course offers timeless, soul-nourishing wisdom, in a practical manner, accessible to all.

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“The lack of reliance upon Allah is a consequence of a lack or certitude in the oneness of Allah, or a heedlessness of what the implications of divine oneness are.” – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. The slightest of breezes can put out the smallest flicker of a flame, yet the strongest of winds only succeed in strengthening a raging fire. Belief in the Unity of Allah is akin to a seed which has the potential to grow and spread its roots as the mightiest Redwood trees do. The fruit which emerges is an undaunted reliance in Allah, and – more importantly – being beloved to Allah. When a believer realises that Allah alone is in charge of everything, that He alone controls everything, he is able to hand his affair over to Allah. He is able to relax, knowing someone infinitely more capable is taking care of matters for Him. He is able to wholeheartedly rely on Allah. “And whoever relies on Allah completely – He is more than enough for him.” (65:3). This course provides a deep understanding of Tawhid and how it relates to the fact that none can benefit or harm except Allah. From this the proper attitude to facing challenges becomes clear; and the most beneficial approach to dealing with “means,” such as medicine for illness, is also skillfully explained. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani masterfully unpacks the deep wisdom Imam al-Ghazali placed in his book, and provides practical steps to realizing the words of Ibrahim, peace and blessing be upon him, when he was flung into the fire: “Allah is enough for me, and what an excellent custodian He is!”  
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:01:51
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Foremost Formula for Forgiveness: Sayyid al-istighfar Explained

Executive Summary There are a few words the recitation of which guarantees that you enter Paradise should you die on the same day or night. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, gifted the Muslims with the best words to ask Allah’s forgiveness. Known as The Foremost Formula of Asking Forgiveness (Sayyid al-Istighfar), this supplication is unmatched in the beauty and depths of its meanings. This course,...

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There are a few words the recitation of which guarantees that you enter Paradise should you die on the same day or night. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, gifted the Muslims with the best words to ask Allah’s forgiveness. Known as The Foremost Formula of Asking Forgiveness (Sayyid al-Istighfar), this supplication is unmatched in the beauty and depths of its meanings. This course, taught by Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib, is a detailed explanation of those meanings, which will bring life to this supplication.

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“If you did not sin Allah would have got rid of you and created people who sinned and then asked Allah for forgiveness, and then forgiven them.” (Muslim) As humans, we are prone to mistakes. Allah, out of His pure generosity, has given us a means to benefit even after we sin: asking for forgiveness. If we ask with sincerity Allah forgives our sins no matter how great or how many they are. But not all words of asking for forgiveness are equal. The Messenger of Allah taught us the foremost formula of asking Allah for forgiveness. WIthin it is a recognition on Allah’s power, mercy, the primordial pledge, a recognition of His blessings, one’s faults and that none can actually forgive except Allah. In this series, Shaykh Muhammad Abu Bakr Ba-Dhib explains this beautiful supplication of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, and the topic of asking for forgiveness as a whole. The lessons are based on the book The Healing of Hearts and Eyesight in the Exposition of the Knowledges Contained in The Foremost Formula of Seeking Forgiveness, by Imam Ahmad ibn Zayn al-Habashi’, which Shaykh Muhammad has produced a critical edition of.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 6:27:28
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How to Seek Islamic Knowledge: Imam Ghazali’s Proper Manners of Students Explained

Executive Summary Do you have a burning desire to seek Sacred Knowledge? Do you wish to be an inheritor of the legacy of the prophets? Yes? The question is, do you know how to study? What is the proper intention for this act of worship? What is the proper attitude and approach? Learning how to learn is important for every student. This course is a detailed explanation of the duties of seeking Sacred Knowledge from two very ex...

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Do you have a burning desire to seek Sacred Knowledge? Do you wish to be an inheritor of the legacy of the prophets? Yes? The question is, do you know how to study? What is the proper intention for this act of worship? What is the proper attitude and approach? Learning how to learn is important for every student. This course is a detailed explanation of the duties of seeking Sacred Knowledge from two very experienced teachers. In it are enlightening instructions for the beginner, and essential reminders for the adept.

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“My brother – you’ll not attain true knowledge except through six things. I Shall tell you about them in detail. Intelligence, a burning desire, poverty, a humbled self, The instruction of a skilled teacher, and the passage of a long time.” – Imam al-Juwayni. These lines summarize the advice of one of the great scholars of Islam to students of knowledge. It has been a tradition of the scholars to not only teach students what to learn but how to learn. Some matters remain the same for any seeker of knowledge, such as the central importance of proper conduct and respect. Others may change in different times and place, such any managing part-time study, work, and family duties. Join Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as they beautifully explain the proper mindset, internal state, outward manners required by the student, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Starting with humility to the teacher and to the approach of study, this course links the inward, outward, and practical aspects needed to make seeking sacred knowledge the noble act of worship it is.
Number of Lessons 7
Total Duration 9:16:11
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I Am Near: Understanding and Living the Reality of Allah’s Closeness

Executive Summary Not being bound by time and place, what does Allah mean when He says “Indeed I am truly close”? What is the reality of closeness? How does it affect the believer? What effect does this have one’s understanding and practice of religion? Join us in this course in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani draws on the words of the wise to dispell any misconceptions about Allah’s closeness, and to show the closest way ...

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Not being bound by time and place, what does Allah mean when He says “Indeed I am truly close”? What is the reality of closeness? How does it affect the believer? What effect does this have one’s understanding and practice of religion? Join us in this course in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani draws on the words of the wise to dispell any misconceptions about Allah’s closeness, and to show the closest way of imbuing one’s practice with this understanding.

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Whether you’re alone in a car, in the middle of a crowd, throughout the day, as the sun sets, and in the solitary depths of night, Allah is always close. Realizing this can bring much-needed solace in the darkest hours of need, and it can bring new to life the celebrations of His favors. Knowing that Allah is close, listening when one calls on Him, is what fills a believer with hope, courage, strength, patience, longing, and love. Facing any challenge is made much easier knowing that He is with you. In fact, a constant awareness of Him is the very perfection of faith according to the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace. In this course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani guides us through the concept of Allah’s closeness, and how it can be used to enrich one’s practice of the religion and one’s relationship with Him. Drawing on Qurʾanic verses, prophetic hadiths, and the aphorisms of some of the greatest saints of the Muslims – such as Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ataʾillah al-Sakandari, and Shaykh Shuʿayb Abu Madyan – it aims to furnish us with the means of realizing what Allah’s closeness means. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Keys to Raising Righteous Children: Eight Lessons on Successful Parenting

Executive Summary The course is divided into three parts, followed by question and answer sessions. In part one, Keys to Islamic Parenting, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the parents’ duty to take reasonable means to raise children who are the foremost of the people of taqwa. In part two, Positive Islamic Parenting, Ustadha Shireen Ahmed outlines the attributes that the murrabi needs to be able to raise Muslim children effe...

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The course is divided into three parts, followed by question and answer sessions. In part one, Keys to Islamic Parenting, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani discusses the parents’ duty to take reasonable means to raise children who are the foremost of the people of taqwa. In part two, Positive Islamic Parenting, Ustadha Shireen Ahmed outlines the attributes that the murrabi needs to be able to raise Muslim children effectively. In part three, Prophetic Teachings on Parenting, Shaykh Walead Mosaad places Islamic parenting within its broader social context. He argues that traditional tarbiyah manuals should be revised in order to respond effectively to current social challenges.

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Shaykh Faraz explains the parenting duty in light of the aspects of tarbiyah (taking the child, stage by stage, to his/her ultimate fruition), ta’deeb (instilling discipline/adab) and ta‘leem (facilitating knowledge). Parents must instil in their children love of Allah, of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, of his family and the Holy Qur’an. They should also instill the daily sunnas and the prophetic virtues. He concludes by advizing parents to attach their children to the great stories of the din, and to keep them from bad company. Ustadha Shireen argues that a good murrabi must rectify their own spiritual shortcomings. They must seek knowledge and exemplify the prophetic sunnah, because their children will emulate them. Spouses should respect and have good adab with one another, and learn from each other’s experiences of being raised in different ways. The mother is particularly important, as she sets the atmosphere in the home. Shaykh Walead explains the nature/nurture debate. He says the Prophet gave the most weight to nurture, saying children are born in a state of fitrah, and parents make them Jewish, Christian or Magean. He argues that children today have conflicting environments: an Islamic one in the home and an ego-driven one shaped by the global monoculture. He emphasizes the importance of building the Muslim community and defying the surrounding lifestyle.
Number of Lessons 8
Total Duration 3:22:28
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Lessons from the Lives of the Prophets: Wisdom and Guidance from the Lives of the Best of Creation

Executive Summary Through these stories, we learn how people dealt with similar or more severe challenges that we face, and what the outcome was for them when they had Allah on their side. Join Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari as he beautifully explores some of the stories of their Qurʾan and their timeless lessons. Short Description In this captivating series of lectures, Shaykh Ahmad Saad explores the purpose and delivery of ...

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Through these stories, we learn how people dealt with similar or more severe challenges that we face, and what the outcome was for them when they had Allah on their side. Join Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari as he beautifully explores some of the stories of their Qurʾan and their timeless lessons.

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In this captivating series of lectures, Shaykh Ahmad Saad explores the purpose and delivery of the suras of the Qurʾan to unlock their aim: to direct us towards of Allah Almighty and the Day of Judgement. Among them is the story of the prophet Musa, which is discussed here at length. Musa’s story gives many insights into a wide array of matters, such as the tactics of “divide and conquer” used by Firʿawn to subjugate the Israelites. We follow his career from before prophethood and beyond – learning many lessons from the mistakes of his followers. Other stories covered here are of Dawud and Sulayman, who were avid in remembering Allah despite being given vast wealth and power. We also look at Maryam and her son ʿIsa, who was a product of a righteous mother, and the story of the prophet Yunus, who was rescued from difficulties due to his devotion and glorification of Allah. Such stories provide us with real examples of people who were tested in various ways, and the lessons we should take away for our lives when we are tested in the same way, even if it not to the same degree.
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 2:56:23
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One Body: Strengthening the Bonds of Love & Community

Executive Summary Have you ever spoken to someone who had his face in his smartphone throughout the conversation? Maybe he answered an incoming call without any regard for you or what you were saying. How did this make you feel? People today are lonelier than ever, despite having hundreds of “friends” on social media. Allah made us, commanded us to maintain our relationships, and even blessed us with the means of increasi...

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Have you ever spoken to someone who had his face in his smartphone throughout the conversation? Maybe he answered an incoming call without any regard for you or what you were saying. How did this make you feel? People today are lonelier than ever, despite having hundreds of “friends” on social media. Allah made us, commanded us to maintain our relationships, and even blessed us with the means of increasing them through marriage – all for our benefit. Nurturing these relationships and the bonds of faith are central to being Muslims. In this course, Ustadh Ajmad Tarsin explains how.

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Islam is a social religion. The benefits of social interaction also spill over into one’s religious practice. This is why worship in Islam has placed a social element within the even the obligatory acts of worship. The prayer is performed as a group; all Muslims fast in Ramadan; Zakat is given to other people – usually locally; the Hajj unites millions of people every year. Beyond the bonds of family and friendship, we have the tie of faith, too. Nurturing these ties is of the utmost importance to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The entire sunna of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, promotes healthy, strong relationships – the greatest of which is one’s relationship to God. In this course, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin beautifully highlights the importance and need of strengthening our relationships, drawing the example of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, and his companions. A must for those who want their religion and relationships to thrive.
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 6:49:16
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Social Justice In The Islamic Tradition: How to Approach Justice and Uphold Truth with Wisdom and Principle

Executive Summary Social justice has been the focus of Muslim activists and communities in recent times. Does the Islamic tradition contain relevant principles that can be drawn upon to inform social justice work? This On-Demand Course, with Shaykh Walead Mosaad, will seek to address that question. Short Description Social Justice In The Islamic Tradition: Righting wrongs, enjoining good, and honoring individual and communi...

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Social justice has been the focus of Muslim activists and communities in recent times. Does the Islamic tradition contain relevant principles that can be drawn upon to inform social justice work? This On-Demand Course, with Shaykh Walead Mosaad, will seek to address that question.

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Social Justice In The Islamic Tradition: Righting wrongs, enjoining good, and honoring individual and community rights. Social justice has been the focus in recent times of Muslim activists and communities. More often than not, the methods and objectives employed in Muslim social justice work have drawn from practices of other communities and traditions not necessarily rooted in Islamic principles. Shaykh Walead Mosaad explores the history and roots of some the modern paradigms of justice while contextualizing the principles of our tradition. Does the Islamic tradition contain relevant principles that can be drawn upon to inform social justice work? This On-Demand Course will seek to address that question.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:57:49
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The Best of Manners: Shaykh Abu Ghudda’s Proper Islamic Conduct Explained

Executive Summary It is said that “manners make a man” – meaning that proper decorum and conduct are what make’s a human being what he is. This is certainly the case with believers. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, told us that through good character alone, a person could reach the station of those who pray and fast constantly. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani beautifully clarifies the most common eleme...

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It is said that “manners make a man” – meaning that proper decorum and conduct are what make’s a human being what he is. This is certainly the case with believers. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, told us that through good character alone, a person could reach the station of those who pray and fast constantly. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani beautifully clarifies the most common elements of proper Islamic decorum in this essential course for those who seek a shortcut to closeness to Allah and His Messenger.

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The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said that he was sent to complete good character (Muwattaʾ Malik), which leads us to understand that sound religious practice results in good character. However, there are certain matters of conduct which one must learn from those who have them. Among such individuals was the great scholar, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghudda, who, after a life of learning, teaching and benefiting others, died in 1997. Amongst his works is his great book, Islamic Manners, in which he beautifully detailed much of the conduct believers need for gracious day to day dealings. Join Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as he unpacks this excellent book, delivering crucial guidance on matters ranging from cleanliness, visiting people, dealing with non-Muslims, to death and condolences.
Number of Lessons 24
Total Duration 11:31:08
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Understanding Zakat: Practical Guidance on the Wisdom, Rules, and Etiquette of Giving Zakat

Executive Summary All acts of worship need two fundamental ingredients: legal validity and inward sincerity. Zakat is like this too. Not knowing how and when to give zakat could mean that years pass by a person with this central pillar of Islam unfulfilled. Not knowing why we give zakat can make it feel like a burden for the giver. Someone like this may be sincere when giving, but it is not like the sincerity of one who ap...

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All acts of worship need two fundamental ingredients: legal validity and inward sincerity. Zakat is like this too. Not knowing how and when to give zakat could mean that years pass by a person with this central pillar of Islam unfulfilled. Not knowing why we give zakat can make it feel like a burden for the giver. Someone like this may be sincere when giving, but it is not like the sincerity of one who appreciates the wisdom and benefits behind this act of worship and then gives. This course is essential to give life to your zakat.

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Imagine a garden with many beautiful plants and flowers. Over time, weeds start to grow among them, and eventually, they take over. It is essential to remove the weeds in order for the flowers and plants to thrive. This is the original meaning of the word zakat. Zakat is a means of purifying oneself and one’s wealth in a manner which promotes growth. This growth is for the individual, those who receive zakat, entire communities, and potentially then entire Umma. Having said that, knowing its greater wisdom is not enough. We are obliged to pay zakat if we meet the right conditions. Knowing this takes study – especially in our times when financial matters are much more complicated than they were in the past. This excellent course covers all that one needs to know, from the wisdom of zakat, to what it is, who must give it, who can receive it, who it should not be given to and more. Shaykh Ahmad Saad al-Azhari and Shaykh Faraz Rabbani beautifully expound the letter and spirit of the law to make this an act of worship which results in spiritual growth and one’s zakat to thrive.  
Number of Lessons 10
Total Duration 2:42:50
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40 Hadiths on Parenting: A Prophetic Guide to Raising Righteous Muslim Children

Course Description In all matters, the way of The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) is the best way. In this course, we learn from him the best way is to raise children. Children who are devoted to Allah Most High and righteous. Those who have prophetic conduct and character, compassion, and respect for people. This course will give you a deep insight into key matters to raising righteous children. Start...

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In all matters, the way of The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) is the best way. In this course, we learn from him the best way is to raise children. Children who are devoted to Allah Most High and righteous. Those who have prophetic conduct and character, compassion, and respect for people. This course will give you a deep insight into key matters to raising righteous children. Starting with choosing a potential spouse, appreciating what a great blessing and source of joy children are,  and realising your responsibilities as a parent. The good fortune of being given daughters is another important topic addressed, as is the effect the parents have on the religious inclination of the child. You will also realise that raising children is a continual spiritual work of the parent which endures long after death. Above all this course shows the Prophet’s way of raising children to be the best they can be. The way of kindness, mercy, and sincere religious counsel
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 3:46:30
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The Prophet’s Heart: Understanding the Prophet’s Beautiful Relationship with Allah and with Allah’s Creation

Executive Summary The Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, was simultaneously the most beloved created being to God, and the most caring, and compassionate created being to all of creation. In these lessons Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at the heart of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, to draw inspiration from the lofty states of the Prophet, and how they manifested through his character and af...

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The Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace, was simultaneously the most beloved created being to God, and the most caring, and compassionate created being to all of creation. In these lessons Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at the heart of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, to draw inspiration from the lofty states of the Prophet, and how they manifested through his character and affected those around him, and how they will continue to do so even on the Day of Resurrection. This unmissable course shows the perfect balance between spiritual refinement and gracious dealings with people.

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span style="font-weight: 400;">How would such a heart treat a friend? What about foes? What effect would this heart have on loved ones? What effect would this heart have on animals and inanimate objects? Would you not yearn to have a special place in that noble heart? Would you not want to be with the possessor of that heart? Would you not want to have such a heart? Join Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as he explains the beauty of the heart of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, through the hadiths compiled by Imam al-Tirmidhi in his book al-Shamaʾil. These lessons will unlock the beautiful states of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, as he was towards the Creator and His Creation. Imagine the greatest, most beautiful being created by Allah. Created to be the embodiment of all the virtues found in revelation. Created to be a manifestation of beauty, kindness, mercy, love, and much more. How would such a heart be? How would such a heart devote itself to its maker? How would it manifest gratitude, love, devotion, and its inherent need of Allah? How would such a heart be towards other people? How would its kindness be manifest towards other? Who would it direct its kindness to?
Number of Lessons 11
Total Duration 12:18:57
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The Reality of Religion: Understanding Sincere Concern from Imam Zarruq’s Sufficient Counsel

Executive Summary If you could summarize the religion of Islam in one word, what would it be? The Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, summed it all up in one word, al-nasiha, sincere concern. This enriching course explores the deep meanings contained within this beautiful prophetic statement and how we should manifest sincere concern for Allah, His Messenger, His book, the rulers and the generality of Muslims...

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If you could summarize the religion of Islam in one word, what would it be? The Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, summed it all up in one word, al-nasiha, sincere concern. This enriching course explores the deep meanings contained within this beautiful prophetic statement and how we should manifest sincere concern for Allah, His Messenger, His book, the rulers and the generality of Muslims.

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Based on the work of Imam Ahmad Zarruq, The Sufficient Counsel for the one with God-given wellbeing, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani expertly unpacks the pearls of wisdom and teachings of one of the most beneficial of prophetic statements. We learn how to express our slavehood to Allah, how to respond to trials, obey Him, and support His religion. This course explains in detail what it means to follow the Sunna, and how to express sincere concern For the Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace, by means of loving and honouring his family, companions, and followers. We also learn how to connect with the book of Allah through reflection and recitation. Here, you will also find answers to questions of obeying rulers, how to express concern for believers, how to adhere to faith and sincere concern in troubled times, and the purpose and benefits of the narrations relating to the signs of the end of times.
Number of Lessons 9
Total Duration 15:48:45
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Giving Life To Sura Al-Kahf: An Overview of Key Themes and Lessons

Executive Summary In this course, Shaykh Walead Mosaad explains this key Sura of the Qur’an – a Sura the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, urged us to recite every Friday. In eight videos Shaykh Walead explains the key lessons of Sura Kahf; the four great stories in it and the four great tests they represent – the tests of faith, wealth, knowledge, and power. Short Description Sura al-Kahf contains four allego...

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In this course, Shaykh Walead Mosaad explains this key Sura of the Qur’an – a Sura the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, urged us to recite every Friday. In eight videos Shaykh Walead explains the key lessons of Sura Kahf; the four great stories in it and the four great tests they represent – the tests of faith, wealth, knowledge, and power.

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Sura al-Kahf contains four allegories which contain many crucial lessons for us all. The story of the sleepers of the cave highlights the importance of belief in God, and the need to nurture it and keep it away from what harms it. The story of the owner of the gardens is one of gratitude to God. All blessings are purely from Him, and ignoring this – let alone denying it – makes one liable to losing these blessings. The story of Musa and al-Khadir is one of knowledge and humility. Musa humbled himself despite his high rank and great knowledge to learn more. The story of Dhul-Qarnayn is one of power. He was given dominion over much of the earth, yet he did not abuse his power. He used his power to bring about mercy on earth. Within these four stories, there are many lessons for believers. Shaykh Walead Mosaad shares his deep insights to beautifully give life to Sura al-Kahf.
Number of Lessons 8
Total Duration 5:49:14
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Servants Of The All-Merciful: Understanding the Qualities of True Servants of Allah

Executive Summary The right connection can work wonders. Being connected to something great makes one great. It is the difference between an ordinary building and the Kaʿba. The same applies to people. To be a willing, dedicated, realised servant of the All-Merciful is to be someone who has achieved his true potential in this life. Who are these people? The All-Merciful Himself has described them in His book. Knowing t...

Executive Summary The right connection can work wonders. Being connected to something great makes one great. It is the difference between an ordinary building and the Kaʿba. The same applies to people. To be a willing, dedicated, realised servant of the All-Merciful is to be someone who has achieved his true potential in this life. Who are these people? The All-Merciful Himself has described them in His book. Knowing their qualities is the first step to taking on their qualities – a means to become such people. This course is a detailed analysis of who the servant of the All-Merciful are according to sura al-Furqan. Short Description Being a servant of the All-Merciful is an honor, and it is greater than just being a worshipper. It means that the servant is accepted by the All-Merciful, and made close to Him. Consequently, this means that the servants themselves have mercy towards the creation of Allah. This manifests itself towards all of creation. Even when the uncouth deal with them they respond in ways that diffuse animosity and tension. They are characterized by their devotion to Allah, expressed through prayer and recitation of the book of Allah night after night. They have the right balance of fear and hope, and constantly beseech the All-Merciful for protection from His punishment. They ask Allah to make their children and spouses a source of joy for them by making them obedient to Allah, and aids in obeying Allah. Join Shaykh Faraz Rabbani as he eloquently shares the deeper meanings of these verses, bringing their content within reach. The reasons behind the study of such verses is expounded, and the benefits are beautifully explained in this course.
Number of Lessons 6
Total Duration 7:03:07
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Sura al-Hujurat Explained: How To Fulfill the Rights of Allah, His Messenger, and His Creation

Executive Summary The focus of Sura al-Hujurat is to teach believers excellent conduct. In this course, Shaykh Faraz course looks at how the sura teaches believers the proper attitude and conduct towards Allah, and towards His Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace. Next, we learn how conduct should be toward the corrupt, lest it lead to personal harm, and then there is an extensive look at how believers should behave ...

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The focus of Sura al-Hujurat is to teach believers excellent conduct. In this course, Shaykh Faraz course looks at how the sura teaches believers the proper attitude and conduct towards Allah, and towards His Messenger, Allah bless him and give him peace. Next, we learn how conduct should be toward the corrupt, lest it lead to personal harm, and then there is an extensive look at how believers should behave towards other believers in their presence and in their absence. This course is essential guidance to make these relationships thrive in one’s life.

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The keys of excellence in relations are found in Sura al-Hujurat. It calls to the believers to adopt these standards, appealing to the God-given faith that we have as the motive for making us do so. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clearly presents the themes of this sura drawing on the wisdom of great scholars such as Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, and Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ajiba. This course discusses what proper conduct before Allah is; the rank and wisdom of the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace; how believers should be towards him; and the immense blessings of faith, guidance, and obedience. We learn to confirm what we hear before judging and acting, and how to be just and merciful to believers should they have a dispute amongst themselves. Mockery, name-calling, spying, and backbiting are also addressed due to the extremely detrimental effect they have to relations. The course concludes with looking at what is a real virtue, and how those of virtue should deal with others to manifest it. We see that Allah constantly calls to obedience, yet He also reminds us of His mercy, reminding us to have proper conduct towards Him.
Number of Lessons 7
Total Duration 12:58:59
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The Divine Opening: Sura al-Fatiha Explained

Executive Summary Seven verses. They are recited by believers multiple times a day. They are said to be a summary of the meanings of the entire Qurʾan. But do you know what they really mean? Do you know why they are relevant to each of us all day, every day? Sura al-Fatiha – the Divine Opening – is the most important chapter of the Qurʾan. If you don’t know why, this course is where you can find out. Short Descriptio...

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Seven verses. They are recited by believers multiple times a day. They are said to be a summary of the meanings of the entire Qurʾan. But do you know what they really mean? Do you know why they are relevant to each of us all day, every day? Sura al-Fatiha – the Divine Opening – is the most important chapter of the Qurʾan. If you don’t know why, this course is where you can find out.

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“Indeed We have granted you [O Messenger] the Seven Frequently-Repeated [verses] and the Tremendous Recital.” (15:87) Experts in Qurʾanic commentary have explained that this verse is a reference to Sura al-Fatiha – due to it being repeated by believers multiple times a day in their prayers. They also say that the Tremendous Recital (al-Qurʾan al-ʿAẓīm) is also a reference to the same sura. Its greatness is such that Allah expressed what a great favor He had done to the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, by referring to it with two great titles – as though each is a separate entity. Having a deep understanding of this sura is essential for those wishing to imbue their prayers with deep devotion and a sense of presence with their Lord. One of the names of the sura is “The instruction of how to ask.” In these lessons, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus beautifully explained the rich, nuanced meanings of this sura – connecting each point with the deeper meanings of living Islam and attaining closeness to Allah. It’s unmissable.
Number of Lessons 8
Total Duration 6:14:28
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The Ultimate Miracle: Connecting with the Book of Allah

Executive Summary “Those who have a special connection to the Qurʾan are those who have a special connection with Allah and His elect people.” (Ahmad) Imam al-Qushayri said that those who read, memorize, study, and understand the Qurʾan are the people intended in the hadith. The key to connecting to the Book of Allah is the proper manners of reciting, studying, and teaching. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clearly explains what...

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“Those who have a special connection to the Qurʾan are those who have a special connection with Allah and His elect people.” (Ahmad) Imam al-Qushayri said that those who read, memorize, study, and understand the Qurʾan are the people intended in the hadith. The key to connecting to the Book of Allah is the proper manners of reciting, studying, and teaching. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clearly explains what the Qurʾan is, how it was preserved, and how one can maximise the benefit received from the Qurʾan in order to become one of those mentioned in the above hadith.

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What would you ask God if you were granted the opportunity to ask one question? “My Lord, what is the best means with which those close to you have gotten close to you?” Imam Ahmad asked when he saw Allah for the hundredth time in his dreams. “With my words, Ahmad” was the response he got. “With, or without understanding?” he enquired; “With, or without understanding” was the answer. The proper manners with the Qurʾan can supercharge the benefit received from the Qurʾan, whether one approaches it as a worshipper, a student, or a teacher. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what the Qurʾan is, and shows how it was perfectly preserved. This preamble imbues the listener with a certainty of the Qurʾan’s divine origin. He then discusses the numerous virtues of this blessed book, and how one can gain the maximum benefit from it through proper outward and inward conduct. This course is essential for those wishing to gain closeness to Allah through His Book, and flings wide open the doors to having a direct connection with Allah through His words.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration 8:08:33
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30 Days, 30 Deeds: A Roadmap of Virtues and Good to Transform Your Life and Relations

Course Description This On-Demand course offers students practical advice from some of the world’s leading scholars including: Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, Dr Ingrid Mattson and more. They share with us 30 simple deeds that have a deep spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Whether it’s forgiving someone who’s wronged us or sharing a meal with a neighbor, these p...

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This On-Demand course offers students practical advice from some of the world’s leading scholars including: Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes, Dr Ingrid Mattson and more. They share with us 30 simple deeds that have a deep spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Whether it’s forgiving someone who’s wronged us or sharing a meal with a neighbor, these powerful lessons will remind us of the great gift the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him,‎ gave us: the best of character. The scholars also remind us to make the intention to put each teaching, each sacred act, into practice. This course helps the Seeker realign his/her practice as it relates to their relationship with their Creator and Creation.
Number of Lessons 25
Total Duration 13:55:19
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Making the Most of Ramadan: Transformative Lessons from Learned Islamic Scholars

Executive Summary Ramadan is the most significant month of the year for believers. The days see people fasting. The nights see people praying. Everyone focuses on the Qurʾan The Umma turns to Allah with renewed vigor in their worship and Allah kindly reciprocates with tremendous rewards and freeing people from the Hellfire. All this, and the presence of the Night of Destiny. With so much to gain in such a short time, how do ...

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Ramadan is the most significant month of the year for believers. The days see people fasting. The nights see people praying. Everyone focuses on the Qurʾan The Umma turns to Allah with renewed vigor in their worship and Allah kindly reciprocates with tremendous rewards and freeing people from the Hellfire. All this, and the presence of the Night of Destiny. With so much to gain in such a short time, how do we make the most of it? Take the precious advice offered in this course by scholars who will show you how to become beloved to Allah through Ramadan.

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“Whoever remembers Allah abundantly in Ramadan will be forgiven.” – Imam Zaid Shakir In Ramadan, there are so many opportunities to be forgiven and to become closer to Allah that one does not know where to start. Many people do not realise what is on offer, and so they miss out on the blessings of this tremendous month. This course contains the distilled wisdom and advice of many leading scholars who show just how one can become beloved to Allah in this month. The advice touches on how best to prepare for Ramadan; the virtues of fasting; how to best spends the days and nights of Ramadan; what the fast of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, was like; the states of those beloved to Allah; finding Allah through fasting; turning back to Allah; the recital of the Qurʾan, and much more. This course is a comprehensive approach to maximising on Ramadan and its inner and outward aspects. Would you go looking for a destination in a new country without a map?
Number of Lessons 24
Total Duration 13:08:41
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Ramadan Explained (Hanafi): The Virtues and Fiqh of Fasting

Executive Summary People prepare for weeks and months before the day of an exam. They know that this day is consequential and that what happens will affect them for a long time to come. Is Ramadan not more important? Won’t its effects last for eternity? Knowledge of the ins and outs of Ramadan and fasting is essential to gain the maximum benefit from this month. This lesson set is perfect to learn how to properly appreciate...

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People prepare for weeks and months before the day of an exam. They know that this day is consequential and that what happens will affect them for a long time to come. Is Ramadan not more important? Won’t its effects last for eternity? Knowledge of the ins and outs of Ramadan and fasting is essential to gain the maximum benefit from this month. This lesson set is perfect to learn how to properly appreciate and navigate Ramadan.

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In Ramadan, the doors of Paradise are opened; the door of Hell are locked; the devils are chained, and good deeds are made easy. In Ramadan, obligatory worship is increased in reward seventy-fold; voluntary worships is rewarded equal to what is given for the obligatory usually. In Ramadan is a night so precious it outshines an entire lifetime’s worship. Ramadan is a month of fasting. Fasting is an ancient act of worship given to us, and those before us, so that we can learn to become God-fearing individuals, and the best versions of ourselves. Ramadan is so special that it requires preparation to be ready for it, lest one miss out on the tremendous blessings it brings with it. This course is essential to ensure one hits the ground runnings as soon as Ramadan begins, and that one does not lose momentum during its precious days and nights. This course covers the start of Ramadan, who must fast, the conditions of fasting, how to fast, tarawih prayers, and much more. This course is based on the Hanafi school of law.
Number of Lessons 5
Total Duration
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Ramadan Explained (Shafi’i): The Virtues and Fiqh of Fasting

Executive Summary People prepare for weeks and months before the day of an exam. They know that this day is consequential and that what happens will affect them for a long time to come. Is Ramadan not more important? Won’t its effects last for eternity? Knowledge of the ins and outs of Ramadan and fasting is essential to gain the maximum benefit from this month. This lesson set is perfect to learn how to properly appreciate...

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People prepare for weeks and months before the day of an exam. They know that this day is consequential and that what happens will affect them for a long time to come. Is Ramadan not more important? Won’t its effects last for eternity? Knowledge of the ins and outs of Ramadan and fasting is essential to gain the maximum benefit from this month. This lesson set is perfect to learn how to properly appreciate and navigate Ramadan.

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In Ramadan, the doors of Paradise are opened; the door of Hell are locked; the devils are chained, and good deeds are made easy. In Ramadan, obligatory worship is increased in reward seventy-fold; voluntary worships is rewarded equal to what is given for the obligatory usually. In Ramadan is a night so precious it outshines an entire lifetime’s worship. Ramadan is a month of fasting. Fasting is an ancient act of worship given to us, and those before us, so that we can learn to become God-fearing individuals, and the best versions of ourselves. Ramadan is so special that it requires preparation to be ready for it, lest one miss out on the tremendous blessings it brings with it. This course is essential to ensure one hits the ground runnings as soon as Ramadan begins, and that one does not lose momentum during its precious days and nights. This course covers the start of Ramadan, who must fast, the conditions of fasting, how to fast, tarawih prayers, and much more. This course is based on the Shafiʿi school of law.
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 3:06:29
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Why We Suffer Understanding The Problem of Evil, Tribulations, and Suffering

Short Description:  Some wonder why we suffer. Others ask about the problem of Evil. What if the actual problem is thinking that suffering is evil? A simple shift in perspective can change our understanding completely. This shift in perspective is explained beautifully by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Shaykh Hamza Karamali in this course as they reveal what most consider to be mere coal to be the source of a sparkling diamond. ...

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 Some wonder why we suffer. Others ask about the problem of Evil. What if the actual problem is thinking that suffering is evil? A simple shift in perspective can change our understanding completely. This shift in perspective is explained beautifully by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and Shaykh Hamza Karamali in this course as they reveal what most consider to be mere coal to be the source of a sparkling diamond. In this course, you will first learn that the purpose of life, the universe, and everything is for us to be tested. This test is geared towards showing who is the best in deeds and conduct, despite being in difficulty. Next you will see that the only problem is in thinking there is a problem of evil. Once the realisation of the Afterlife and its tremendous, everlasting rewards comes responding positively to trials becomes easier. The final element of this course covers how to respond positively to trials, and a comprehensive Q&A session.  
Number of Lessons 3
Total Duration 3:09:54
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Change Happens: The Qur'anic Principles for Justice and Social Change

Executive Summary: An exposé of some major angles of the aspect of change in the Quran, its various facets, results, and how Muslims are called to change themselves within and the world without. Short Description: What is change? How does change happen? The is the purpose of change? What are the spiritual and worldly keys to change—for the individual, for groups, for communities, and for believers? In this first segme...

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An exposé of some major angles of the aspect of change in the Quran, its various facets, results, and how Muslims are called to change themselves within and the world without.

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What is change? How does change happen? The is the purpose of change? What are the spiritual and worldly keys to change—for the individual, for groups, for communities, and for believers?

In this first segment, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explores by the idea of change by clarifying the key terms related to this concept. He looks at the scholarly definitions given by the ulema for (1) change (taghayyur), (2) changing (taghyir), (3) reform (islah), (4) corruption (ifsad), (5) justice (ʿadl), (6) excellence (ihsan), (7) rights (huquq), and responsibility (fard/wajib) and how these key concepts fit in to the Islamic idea of personal and social change.

In the Second part, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani begins by looking at Quran 6.52-53, where he explains the verse “Allah does not change a blessing He bestows upon a people until they change what they are upon.” Commenting next on a verse where a well-off people who met Allah’s favours with ingratitude were recompensed with hunger and fear (16.112), he explains that gratitude is a key to change, and outlines some practical steps for its deployment. Next Shaykh Faraz looks at the relation of striving and struggle with change, looking at two sets of verses of the Qur’an: “And those who struggle for Us, We will surely guide them along our ways,” (29:69) and “And by the human self and how He fashioned it, and inspired it to its corruption and its consciousness. Successful indeed is the one who purifies it. And a true failure is the one who corrupts it.” (91.7-10)

In the third part of this seminar, Shaykh Faraz looks at making change happen and key Prophetic guidance on change. He starts out by exploring the Prophet’s command to change any wrong one sees with one’s hand, one’s tongue, or, finally, one’s heart. Next, he looks on the hadith ”The strong better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer,” and explores the idea of having true strength. Shaykh Faraz begins the final segment “The Prophetic Vision—Prophetic Silence and the End of Religion” by listing the five higher aims of the religion outlined by the ulema: preserving (1) religion, (2) life, (3) intellect, (4) property, and (5) honour. He sheds light on a hadith on the lengthy silence of the Prophet. He closes by looking at the end of religion—closeness through excellence—and how to find one’s pathways to closeness in one’s personal life, social life, work, and free time.

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Sura Al-Kahf - Navigating the Latter Days

Executive Summary:  One of the Oft recited Sura of the Qur’an is Surat al Kahf. Surat al Kahf has many benefits and rewards, particularly as we get closer to the end of time, as it offers special counsel and protection. Short Description:  In clear succinct lessons, Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari explains how to bring this great sura to life and how to save one’s self in this life and the hereafter, along with ways...

Executive Summary:  One of the Oft recited Sura of the Qur’an is Surat al Kahf. Surat al Kahf has many benefits and rewards, particularly as we get closer to the end of time, as it offers special counsel and protection. Short Description:  In clear succinct lessons, Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al-Azhari explains how to bring this great sura to life and how to save one’s self in this life and the hereafter, along with ways to nourish taqwa. The lessons also focus on the importance of keeping the company of the knowledgeable those who make remembrance of Allah in times of confusions, not to mention the necessity of being serious in seeking Sacred knowledge. Learning Outcomes:  Students who take this course will - have a thorough overview of Surat al Kahf - learn what it means to submit to Allah - learn of the importance of not asking too many questions that are not of benefit. - learn tools the navigate the End of Time - learn how to view blessings that are hidden in tests  
Number of Lessons 4
Total Duration 4:55:10
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Medinan Lights: The Life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad in Medina

Executive Summary Study the life of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, from the migration to his passing. Short Summary This course covers the life of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, from his migration to Medina until his passing. You’ll hear inspiring stories of his social excellence, sacrifice, and steadfastness. The course closes with a concise account of the era of the Four Righteous ...

Executive Summary

Study the life of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, from the migration to his passing.

Short Summary

This course covers the life of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, from his migration to Medina until his passing. You’ll hear inspiring stories of his social excellence, sacrifice, and steadfastness. The course closes with a concise account of the era of the Four Righteous Caliphs who came after the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. Learning Outcomes:
  • The migration to Medina and building a new society
  • Skirmishes, battles, treaties, and survival
  • The campaigns and the conquest of Mecca
  • Delegations of the Farewell Pilgrimage
  • The Four Caliphates, the Salaf, their examples, our inheritance
"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)

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The Truly Great: Sura al-Mulk Explained - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Executive Summary: Sura al-Mulk consists of 30 verses and presents believers with numerous lessons on how to bring their faith to life. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani elucidates the meanings of these verses based on classical commentaries. Short Description: Sura al-Mulk consists of 30 verses and presents believers with numerous lessons on how to bring their faith to life. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani elucidates the meanings of these v...

Executive Summary: Sura al-Mulk consists of 30 verses and presents believers with numerous lessons on how to bring their faith to life. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani elucidates the meanings of these verses based on classical commentaries. Short Description: Sura al-Mulk consists of 30 verses and presents believers with numerous lessons on how to bring their faith to life. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani elucidates the meanings of these verses based on classical commentaries. Shaykh Faraz synthesizes pertinent lessons for the believer. Listeners will learn how to nurture their faith in God through contemplation (fikr); be able to understand what distinguishes those who accept the truth from those who reject and refuse; learn the qualities of the people of faith; understand the prophetic role of the Messenger of God… and much more. Learning Outcomes:  Students who take this course will: - deepen their understanding of the guidance of the Qur’an - Nurture one’s faith and certainty - Learn signs of the greatness of Allah - Learn about how to nurture one’s faith through reflection and concern - Increase in reverence and love for Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)    
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Meccan Dawn: The Life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad in Mecca

Executive Summary: Study the life of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, from his birth to the migration to Medina. Short Summary: The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:  “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his parent, his child and all of mankind put together.”  In order to love the Prophet fully (peace be upon him), and to embody that love by fol...

Executive Summary:

Study the life of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, from his birth to the migration to Medina.

Short Summary:

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:  “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his parent, his child and all of mankind put together.”  In order to love the Prophet fully (peace be upon him), and to embody that love by following his example, we must know who he was.   Ustadh Abdullah Misra will help students fulfill both of these key obligations. The course begins by introducing students to the Science of the Prophetic Biography (sira).  Students will examine the origins of the science, as well as the methodology employed to gather and verify the details of the Prophet’s life and certain modernist approaches to the Seerah. After preparing themselves by examining the purpose and manners of studying the Prophetic Biography, students will engage in a detailed examination of the Meccan period of the Prophet’s life, concluding with the Migration (hijrah) to Madina.  Throughout, students will explore not only what the Prophet did, but also how to apply the lessons of his example more completely in their own lives. Students will be encouraged to supplement the course lectures and live sessions by reading Martin Ling’s biography, Muhammad. Learning Outcomes:
  • The inception, development, and science of Prophetic biography (sira)
  • Mecca before the birth of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him
  • The life of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, from his birth to the flight to Madina
 
Number of Lessons 36
Total Duration 34:22:19
"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)

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Preparing For The End of Life: Death and Dying Spiritual and Practical Advice Prepare for the End of Life

Executive Summary:  In obeying Allah one will remember that we all are going to die. The intelligent one will evaluate their fleeting time to live. Short Description: This course provides an important contribution to Islam’s answer to the big and existential questions of the purpose of life and the meaning of death. Based on lectures by three prominent scholars, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzy Ajem, and Habib Hu...

Executive Summary:  In obeying Allah one will remember that we all are going to die. The intelligent one will evaluate their fleeting time to live. Short Description: This course provides an important contribution to Islam’s answer to the big and existential questions of the purpose of life and the meaning of death. Based on lectures by three prominent scholars, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Ramzy Ajem, and Habib Hussein al-Saqqaf, the course material covers a systematic study of death, dying and the afterlife. The course also focuses on how remembering death and acting on this remembrance can draw one closer to Allah. Throughout the course, one will learn key and fresh understandings of the reality of death. Learning Outcomes Students taking this course will - acquire a deep understanding of what the reality of death is. - learn an insightful understanding of the virtues of remembering death. - gain practical advice from understanding why this life temporary in nature, while the next life is eternal. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)  
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Supplication is the Essence of Worship: The Reality and Proper Manners of Asking Allah (Dua)

Executive Summary The essence of worship and adoration of Allah Most High is calling upon Him in awe, need love, and reliance. The series of lectures expounds the details of this primordial connection with our Creator and gives the backdrop and proper way of voluntary prayer (dua). Short Description Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186). Yet, many of us wonder: Are my ...

Executive Summary

The essence of worship and adoration of Allah Most High is calling upon Him in awe, need love, and reliance. The series of lectures expounds the details of this primordial connection with our Creator and gives the backdrop and proper way of voluntary prayer (dua).

Short Description

Allah Most High says, “I am near – I answer the call of the one who calls upon me (2:186). Yet, many of us wonder: Are my duas being answered? Is there a certain dua I have to read for each of my concerns? Do my duas have to be in Arabic? In this Course, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the reality of dua (supplication) and how to turn to Allah. It is based on a classical text on the same subject by Shaykh al Islam Zakariyya al Ansari. The text is divided into 11 concise, apt sections described below. 1. The reality of dua 2. Our being called on to make dua 3. The great virtue of dua 4. The integrals of supplication, its wings, and its means 5. The conditions of supplication 6. Its proper manners 7. The times of dua and the state in which it should be made 8. Signs of acceptance of dua 9. Explaining the religious ruling of dua 10. Some encompassing supplications 11. Explaining what the greatest Divine Name is

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the spiritual and theological reality of prayer
  • Learn how to call upon Allah, what to ask for and what not to ask for
  • Learn how to deal with seeming not being answered
  • Memorize some key duas that one can use frequently
"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Upright Speech: Birgivi on Holding One's Tongue

Introduction In this course, you will learn the importance of protecting oneself from a harmful speech before critically examining sixty cases of religiously harmful or dangerous speech, with practical day-to-day applications and references from the Prophet’s own teaching and practice. The course closes with a discussion on positive speech, as exemplified in the conduct of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peac...

Introduction

In this course, you will learn the importance of protecting oneself from a harmful speech before critically examining sixty cases of religiously harmful or dangerous speech, with practical day-to-day applications and references from the Prophet’s own teaching and practice. The course closes with a discussion on positive speech, as exemplified in the conduct of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace).

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of holding one’s tongue
  • The issues related to sixty key aspects of holding one’s tongue
  • Key hadith encouraging restraining one’s tongue
  • How to maintain positive speech

About the Course Text

This course is based on the discussion on “The Pitfalls of the Tongue” from al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya (The Path of Muhammad) a classic manual of Muslim practice by the famed Ottoman scholar Imam Muhammad al-Birgivi. This sacred legal masterpiece focuses on the method and practice of attaining mindfulness (taqwa) through the application of the Qur’an and Sunna. Critically, this work contains extensive discussions of the destructive qualities of the various limbs -- the heart, tongue, ears, genitals, eyes, and sins associated from the whole body. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Introduction to Islam: What It Means to Be Muslim

Introduction New to Islam? Or just looking to brush up on the basics? This course features an explanation of the clearest, concise and comprehensive introduction to Islam in print, Being Muslim, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. The course is designed to include what every Muslim should know as well as those things that are essential to a proper understanding of the overall vision and spirit of Islam. Course Outline •    The Qur...

Introduction

New to Islam? Or just looking to brush up on the basics? This course features an explanation of the clearest, concise and comprehensive introduction to Islam in print, Being Muslim, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin. The course is designed to include what every Muslim should know as well as those things that are essential to a proper understanding of the overall vision and spirit of Islam.

Course Outline

•    The Qur’an, human creation, and the Hadith of Gabriel
•    The 6 Pillars of Belief, God, His Attributes and the 99 Names
•    Angels, Scriptures, and Messengers
•    Life and death, the life of the grave, Judgment and the Hereafter
•    The five pillars of Islam and maxims of the Sharia •    Moral responsibility, reward and sin, and the prayer
•    Fasting and Ramadan, Zakat and the Hajj
•    Spirituality, the nafs, the soul and the path to purification
•    Destructive vices, saving virtues and the purified soul
•    The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, his life, example of servitude, and his character
•    The Arabic Qur’an, its themes, compilation and preservation
•    Islam Today: Islam and Muslims, Sunnis and Shia, Extremism
What You Will Learn:
  • What do Muslims believe?
  • How do Muslims worship?
  • What is Islamic spirituality?
  • What is the Shari`ah?
  • What is the Qur'an?
  • What does it mean to be a Muslim today

About the Course Text

This course is based on the most clear, concise and comprehensive introduction to Islam in print: Being Muslimby Amjad Tarsin. This course features an explanation of the book by the author himself. Being Muslim presents content that is both reliable—rooted in Islamic scholarship—and not obscured in jargon and difficult terminology. Using the Hadith of Gabriel as a basic framework. It covers the basics of Islamic belief, essentials of worship, spiritual refinement, a brief examination of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, an introduction to the Qur’an, and guidelines for living an Islamically ethical lifestyle. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriage

Introduction Learn how to enter into marriage with the right intention and purpose, find and choose the “right person”, resolve disputes, the key sunnas of a successful marriage, and much more. What You Will Learn: How to choose the “right person” The right intention and purpose of entering into marriage The key sunnas of a successful marriage Resolving disputes and strengthening your relationship with ...

Introduction

Learn how to enter into marriage with the right intention and purpose, find and choose the “right person”, resolve disputes, the key sunnas of a successful marriage, and much more.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to choose the “right person”
  • The right intention and purpose of entering into marriage
  • The key sunnas of a successful marriage
  • Resolving disputes and strengthening your relationship with your spouse
  • The key elements of a happy union
  • Dealing with parents and in-laws
  • The marriage contract, rights and duties
Course Format: 12 downloadable lessons

About the Course Text

This course is based on various classical and contemporary Islamic texts, and the practical guidance and counsel of leading traditional Islamic scholars. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Parenting in Islam: How to Raise Righteous Children

Introduction Raising righteous Muslim children is a noble and tremendous undertaking. Learn how to with this course. What You Will Learn: How to inculcate Islamic manners and the Prophetic character in their children How to provide children with sound Islamic education How to raise a spiritual child who loves Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) How to protect one’s children from negative influences ...

Introduction

Raising righteous Muslim children is a noble and tremendous undertaking. Learn how to with this course.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to inculcate Islamic manners and the Prophetic character in their children
  • How to provide children with sound Islamic education
  • How to raise a spiritual child who loves Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him)
  • How to protect one’s children from negative influences
  • How to discipline children when necessary
Course Format: 12 downloadable lessons.

About the Course Text

This course will offer parents and guardians parenting advice based on the Book and the Prophetic example. It is based on two unique texts: Manzumat Riyadat al-Sibyan (A Treatise on Raising Children), a classical poem on parenting written 500 years ago by one of the leading authorities of the Shafi’ī School, Imam Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Ramli, and its commentary Simt al-’Uqyan (A Thread of Pure Gold) authored by the Yemeni scholar Shaykh ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad Ba Sawdan. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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An Introduction to the Methods of Da'wa: The Introduction of Imam al-Haddad's al-Da'wa al-Tamma Explained: How to Call to Allah With Excellence

Introduction We all have a responsibility to convey the message to those around us, particularly in times of confusion. Take this course to learn about the importance of Da’wa, who is responsible for engaging in it, revival of the religion, some misconceptions that can ail the person calling to God, and the spiritual courtesies of Da’wa. This is an essential course for the student of knowledge seeking to carry the Proph...

Introduction

We all have a responsibility to convey the message to those around us, particularly in times of confusion. Take this course to learn about the importance of Da’wa, who is responsible for engaging in it, revival of the religion, some misconceptions that can ail the person calling to God, and the spiritual courtesies of Da’wa. This is an essential course for the student of knowledge seeking to carry the Prophetic banner of inviting humanity to their Lord.

Course Outline

  • The importance of Da’wa, intentions and purpose
  • The categories of people in need of Da'wa
  • The dangers of withholding knowledge
  • Scholarship, acting on one's knowledge, and the true heirs of the prophets, peace be upon them
  • How the religion is revived
  • How scholars are deluded
  • The dangers of ignorance
  • Sincerity, action, facing harm and rejection
  • How to correct people of oppression

What You Will Learn:

  • Understand the difference between theoretical knowledge and beneficial knowledge
  • Appreciate relationship between sacred knowledge and da'wa
  • Understand what makes someone an effective caller to Allah Most High
Course Format: 12 downloadable lessons

About the Course Text

The course is an exposition of the introduction of The Complete Call (al-Da'wah al-Tamma) by the great scholar, saint, and renewer of the twelfth Islamic century, Imam ‘Abdullah b. ‘Alawi al-Haddad [link to: https://www.amazon.com/Sufi-Sage-Arabia-al-Haddad-Spiritual/dp/188775265X](d. 1132 AH / 1720 CE). Imam al-Haddad taught that the responsibility of true seekers of knowledge is to implement the knowledge that they learn and then pass that knowledge on to others. This book summarizes the concern, character, and conduct necessary to call people to God according to the beautiful way of the Beloved Messenger blessings and peace be upon him.
"Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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Money Matters: Islamic Finance in Everyday Life

Introduction “Allah is pure and accepts nothing but the pure.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) taught us that Allah only accepts the works and supplications of those who make their earnings and spending lawful. (Muslim) Take this course to learn how to practically bring the radiant example of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) into your work, earning, spending, and investing...

Introduction

“Allah is pure and accepts nothing but the pure.” The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) taught us that Allah only accepts the works and supplications of those who make their earnings and spending lawful. (Muslim) Take this course to learn how to practically bring the radiant example of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) into your work, earning, spending, and investing. Learn the basic principles of Islamic finance, the rules of investing in financial securities, contemporary Islamic finance scholarship, whose answers to rely upon, and—more importantly—what questions to ask, and how to distinguish between truly Shariah-compliant financial products and mere claims.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to give zakat, including on contemporary financial instruments and investments
  • The fiqh of charity
  •  Providing for family, parents, and children
  •  Wills, bequests, and inheritance
  • The halal and haram of everyday transactions –buying, selling, and dealings
  • Making one’s work, earnings, and spending halal and a means of seeking Allah’s pleasure
  • What is riba’, and why is it haram?
  • The principles of Islamic finance
  • Investing in halal ways and using contemporary Islamic financial instruments
Course Format: 12 downloadable lessons

About the Course Text

This  course is based on classical and contemporary authoritative texts, such as the writings of Mufti Taqi Usmani, most notably his Introduction to Islamic Finance, the publications of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, and the AAOIFI Shariah Standards. It is designed to give students the understanding required to be able to fulfill one’s financial duties to Allah with excellence. "Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a similar reward"-- The Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)
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