Islamic Studies

The Final Abode: Jannah

 

Course Description:
This is a twelve-week course on the descriptions of Jannah. Imagine the amazing reunion, with all your loved ones in this wonderful place, after all the hardships of this life and the next, you have finally made it! No more sadness or worry, only joy and wonders beyond anything you can possibly imagine – that’s right, absolutely anything! We know about the reward of Jannah related to certain acts of worship and hear about Jannah nearly every time we engage with the Qur’an – but what do we actually know about this truly magnificent place? A feast for the heart and soul, this course is set to be a reminder and motivation for our return to the Eternal Abode, inshaAllah. This course aims to explore the descriptions of Jannah; its levels, gates and homes, the people of Jannah and their dress, lifestyle and much more. We will be going through the book of Ibn al-Qayyim (rh), ‘Driving the souls to the Abodes of Happiness’ and ‘Paradise and Hell: In light of the Quran and Sunnah’ by Dr Umar Ashqar. The sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Students will be able to engage with the teacher and students beyond the lesson within Zoom. Weekly notes and recordings of the class will be provided. Further information will be provided after registration, inshaAllah.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Paradise is nearer to any of you than the Shirak (leather strap) of his shoe, and so is the (Hell) Fire [Bukhari]
All classes are recorded and available to the registered students during the course and for 6 months after.

Course Price

$179

1 hr/week

Course Instructor: Dr. Haifaa Younis
Course Dates: 17th January 2021
Course Time: Sunday, 8am - 9am CST
Course Duration: 12 weeks
Pre-Requisites: None

The Pearls around Rasulallah ﷺ His Daughters

 

Course Description:
In this four-week course, we will go through the different lives of the four blessed daughters of the Prophet ﷺ; Sayyidah Zainab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah, the leader of the woman of Paradise. We will discover how they impacted the Prophet ﷺ during their short lives, understand their unique personalities, and the challenges and hardships they went through. What can learn from their special perspective and position? And how can we as women in this modern time, emulate their character and follow in their footsteps? This course will be based on the book, ‘The Daughters of the Holy Prophet ﷺ by Maulana M Ashiq Elahi. The sessions will be conducted via Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will be able to engage with the teacher and students beyond the lesson within Google Classroom. Weekly notes and recordings of the class will be provided. Further information will be provided after registration, inshaAllah.
All classes are recorded and available to the registered students during the course and for 6 months after.

Course Price

$85

1 hr/week

Course Instructor: Dr. Haifaa Younis
Course Dates: 16th January 2021
Course Time: Saturday, 8am - 9am CST
Course Duration: 4 weeks
Pre-Requisites: None

Tying your camel: Preparing for difficulty before difficulty

 

Course Description:
We find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented experience, where our professional, social, educational, ritual, and family calendars have been completely turned upside down. Forced indoors, spending the month of Ramadan in solitude, forgoing Eid celebrations, canceling travel plans, working remotely, and even shopping from home have compelled us, in unexpected ways, to reckon with how we became accustomed to spending our time in a pre-COVID world and how many opportunities for khayr we took for granted. As 2020 winds down, there is no indication we will be able to return quickly to the world we knew before COVID. How do we process this strange new world, marked as it is by the transience and fragility of life? Where should our focus lie? Where do we start when we feel so overwhelmed? How do we find himmah—spiritual resolve when we feel confused, anxious, worried, frightened, or depressed? And how do we prioritize our relationship with Allah Most High, manage our time, and integrate taqwā into every aspect of our lives? This specially-designed four-session class will provide practical tools and spiritually-grounded advice for navigating the challenges of this strange new world. God willing, we will learn how to increase in mindfulness of Allah Most High and how to worship Him properly, thereby increasing in nearness to the divine, and drawing greater satisfaction from life and being of good cheer to those around us. The course will be led by Zaynab Ansari, an instructor at Tayseer Seminary with over fifteen years of experience in the field of Islamic education and da’wah. The sessions will be conducted via Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will be able to engage with the teacher and students beyond the lesson within Google Classroom. Weekly notes and recordings of the class will be provided. A reading list and further information will be provided after registration, inshaAllah.
All classes are recorded and available to the registered students during the course and for 6 months after.

Course Price

$85

1 hr/week

Course Instructor: Shaykha Zaynab Ansari
Course Dates: 13th February 2021
Course Time: Saturday, 8am - 9am CST
Course Duration: 4 weeks
Pre-Requisites: None

Fiqh of Menstruation

 

Course Description:
This is a four-week course on the essential rulings of menstruation and abnormal bleeding. Essential obligatory (fard ‘ayn) knowledge for all women, this is a special opportunity to be taught by a female certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with sound Islamic teaching. The course will help understand the different types of fluids/bleeding and calculate a full cycle of menses and purity with worked examples. Rulings of permissible and impermissible actions during menses will be discussed in detail. The rulings of menstruation affect many aspects of our ritual worship, and many sisters of all ages struggle with confusing and irregular menstrual cycles. A topic sometimes seen as taboo or misunderstood, it is very important to have this knowledge that affects our daily lives to perform our worship with confidence and correctness. This course is a compilation of many books and has been specifically designed by Dr Haifaa. The sessions will be conducted via Zoom and Google Classroom. Students will be able to engage with the teacher and students beyond the lesson within Google Classroom. Weekly notes and recordings of the class will be provided. Further information will be provided after registration, inshaAllah.
‘Aishah (ra) said, “They [women of Ansar] do not allow shyness to prevent them from asking questions about the religion and seeking to understand it.” [Muslim]
All classes are recorded and available to the registered students during the course and for 6 months after.

Course Price

$85

1 hr/week

Course Instructor: Dr. Haifaa Younis
Course Dates: 13th March 2021
Course Time: Saturday, 8am - 9am CST
Course Duration: 4 weeks
Pre-Requisites: None