The month of Ramadhan is here, a month in which three great pillars of Islamic spirituality come together: Salah, Sawm and Dhikr of Allah (swt), in particular, recitation of the Quran.
If we look at the main purpose of fasting in the light of Qur’an and Hadeeth we will come to the conclusion that, fasting is not just about abstaining from eating, drinking etc, but is also a spiritual fast from sins as well as a means for building up our spirituality for the rest of the year. This course has been designed to ensure that you have all the knowledge and resources to achieve this.
Allah (swt) says, ‘O you who have believed, fasting has been decreed upon you, as it was decreed upon those before you that so that you may achieve piety.’
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘There are so many people who fast, but gain nothing from their fast except hunger, and there are many who stand the night in prayer, but gain nothing except staying awake.’ (Al-Nasai)
This Hadeeth indicates that there is something more that is needed from us whilst fasting or standing in prayer, and that is the spiritual side of fasting and praying etc…
This short live course will cover the following:
(1) Spirituality of Salah
This session will focus on Khushu in Salah.
(2) Spirituality of Fasting
This session will focus on the spiritual dimension on fasting.
(3) Spirituality of Dhikr and Dua
This session will focus on recitation of the Quran remembrance of Allah and the spiritual dimensions of both.
(4) Developing Iman and Akhlaq
It often doesn’t occur to us, but Akhlaq (good character) is half of our spiritual essence. In this session we will discuss its importance and key character traits that we must work on.
Furthermore this course will help you develop habits that will continue on after Ramadhan.
Q&A AND CONTACT WITH THE TEACHER
Students will be invited to a chat group with the teacher to facilitate Q&A and constant contact with the teacher. You can find the link for this in the introduction page under the course content which will become visible upon enrolment.
Who is This Course For?
Anyone who wants to make the most out of Ramadhan and learn how spirituality works and how to develop it.
The course is suitable for anyone who is 14 years of age or above.
Parents of younger children should do the course and teach the children in an age appropriate way. Some of the content and the style of teaching is not suited to younger children.
There are no prerequisites other than your commitment to learning and spirituality.
Other Related Courses That You Should Study
How To Improve Quality of Salah
A detailed course on khushu (spiritual devotion in salah). there is a bundle with this course included call the THE COMPREHENSIVE SALAH BUNDLE. If you get the bundle, it works out cheaper.
Memorise More Qur’an For Salah
A course that will help you memorise short meaningful sections from all over the Qur’an.
A nominal £10. It is our experience after hundreds of enrolments that students do not take free courses seriously.
Dates and Schedule
Every Sunday of Ramadhan, 2:15pm – 3:45pm.
Brief Teacher Bio
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad is co-founder and director of Ebrahim College, 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 with its own research centre, The Centre for Islamic Research and Education (CIRE) which was set up in 2017.
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. He also lectures in Islamic theology, hadith studies, and Islamic jurisprudence at Ebrahim College, and is an active faith leader in the Muslim community.
How to Join and Study This Course
- Register and pay at the above link. You will be sent a link by email to set your password. Once you’ve set your password, you will have access to the learning management system on the Mawarid website.
Some users have trouble with the password link, if this happens to you, send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a password manually.
- You will be sent a confirmation email with instructions.
- You will be emailed the zoom classroom link, you can also find the link on the introduction page under the course content. It will be the same link every week. Please do not share with anyone that is not a student.