Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Taught by Harvard's Muslim Chaplain, Taha Abdul-Basser:
Reviving Our Hearts
A five session series on Imām al-Ghazālī's the Iḥyā ʿUlūm al-Dīn.
Regarded by many as the greatest work of its type, Iḥyā ʿUlūm al-Dīn (Revival of the Religious Sciences) is the product of a lifetime's effort of struggle and realization. Recognized as the mujaddid (renewer) of his era and dubbed "Hujjat al-Islām" (lit. "the Proof of Islam"), Imām Abu Hamid al-Ghazālī (450-505 AH/1058-1111 AD), a theologian-methodologist (usuli) and leading Shafi`i jurist, offers practical foundations for the seeker.
In sha'Allah, over the course of five sessions, a brief exploration will be undertaken at the hands of our very own Chaplain, Taha Abdul-Basser.
* Session 1 Introduction to Iḥyā ʿUlūm al-Dīn : April 2nd
Sira of Imam Abu hamid al-Ghazali, motivation and aim of the work, position in the our tradition
* Session 2 'Ibadat (Devotions) : April 9th
The Rights of Allah on you
* Session 3 'Adat (Customs) : April 16th
The rights of Allah's servants on you
* Session 4 Muhlikaat (Destroyers) : April 23rd
Blameworthy qualities from which the heart-mind must be cleansed
* Session 5 Munjiyaat (Rescuers) : April 30th
Praiseworthy qualities with which the heart-mind must be embellished
Contact Fahim Zaman or Naeel Cajee for information. Please Forward Widely!
-HIS Islamic Learning