How to improve Quality of Salah LIVE
What can we do to improve the quality of our salah?
We pray, go through the physical motions, recite the surahs and duas, and discharge the obligation. Is that all that is expected of us? Allah, Exalted is He, says,
‘And establish prayer to remember me’ (20:14).
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said,
‘When one of you prays, he is in intimate discourse with His Lord…’ (al-Bukhari).
Furthermore, the Prophet, peace be upon him, took pleasure in salah.
This demonstrates a dimension to salah that requires more from us qualitatively: an attitude to salah that goes beyond physical movements, and verbal incantations; a dimension that requires mindful devotion, presence of mind, and an awareness of Allah’s closeness. This is called Khushu’.
This short course is about khushu. It will show us that khushu is not just a word that expresses an abstract unattainable spiritual state but a practical, attainable requirement of prayer that every believer must pursue with all their heart, and all their effort. This course will show you how khushu can be attained.
Normally a recorded on-demand course, we are offering students the opportunity to study it life with Shaykh Shams Adduha. With the knowledge you will gain in this course, you will be able to practise improving the quality of your salah immediately.
- Live online course, with Shaykh Shams Adduha.
- Access from anywhere in the world.
- Additional reading material and resources.
- The course will cover the secrets of khushu and tips on how to attain it.
- Practical demonstration of prayer that meets the physical requirements of khushu.
- The course will be delivered in one day over approximately 4 hours of contact time.
Who is This Course For?
Anyone who takes prayer seriously and wants to improve it so that it not just a chore but a spiritual experience.
Anyone who wants to improve their salah and create a new habit of a more focused and attentive salah.
This course is not a fiqh course and will not cover the rules of salah. A separate fiqh course is available on our courses page including a live iteration of it running shortly after this one.
Dates and Schedule
Sat 19th Feb 2022 – 10am – 5pm with breaks.
There are no prerequisites other than your commitment to improving your salah.
Early Bird Discount
£5 Early bird discount if you register by 27th Dec
If you cannot afford it
We would like to help you if you cannot afford to study. So, if you can pay, pay. If not, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your situation. We will try to help you inshaAllah. All we ask is that you should be willing to pay whatever you can afford.
Course Content Outline
Approx. 2 hours of contact time with additional resources such as slides and reading and access to the recording of the class. This session covers the following:
The meaning of khushu, and why it is necessary or even obligatory, from verses of the Qur’an, hadiths of our Prophet, peace be upon him, and statements of the sahabah and earliest pious predecessors (salaf).
The different levels of prayer in terms of quality as understood by scholars of our tradition.
The qualities and states of mind that are consistent with khushu and the need to produce them in salah.
The various spiritual and practical means (asbab) that bring about khushu.
How remembrance of of Allah (dhikr), helps one acquire khushu, and how one can build a habit of dhikr.
Approx. 2 hours of contact time with additional resources such as slides and reading.
This section is dedicated to understanding the thought processes and practical adjustments that will help a person attain khushu. It is an extensive section covering things like the role of the heart, the role of wudhu, the role of nawafil, removing distractions, physical aids for khushu, knowledge of Allah and remembrance of Him, etc.
See salah performed practically with aspects of khushu demonstrated in each part of the salah.
How you will study this course and terms of study
This taught will be taught live via Zoom by Shaykh Shams Adduha. You will also get access to slides, extended reading, as well as recordings of the live sessions via the Mawarid Lifestyle website.
Discussions can also continue online via our students’ Telegram chat group. The link for this will be provided before and during the course.
Registration is only available at https://www.mawaridlifestyle.com/courses/
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Brief Teacher Bio
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad is a co-founder and the former director of Ebrahim College (EC), an Islamic seminary in East London that trains Muslim faith leaders of the future.
Shaykh Shams has led EC to become a leading contemporary Muslim seminary and one of the largest adult Islamic education providers in the UK. After 17 years at EC, he left to focus on consulting and grass root work. He set up Mawarid Lifestyle (ML).
Shaykh Shams is himself an Islamic seminary graduate and has an MA in Islamic studies from the university of London. He has also worked as an Imam, a teacher and deputy head of an independent Islamic school, and a translator of classical Islamic works.
Shaykh Shams is particularly interested in contextualising traditional Islamic studies for British Muslims and faith leaders. Currently, he teaches courses at Mawarid Lifestyle, mentors young people on ML’s Youth Mentoring Programme, and counsels people who are struggling with doubts in their iman. All of his current work can be accessed at mawaridlifestyle.com.