I’m so thrilled to share this exciting workshop. It’s so timely, and so necessary. I absolutely love the majority of female scholars teaching this course ❤ Let’s empower ourselves and our communities with knowledge on how to spot spiritual predators, so we can protect ourselves and perhaps even stop them from causing so much harm. Click here for the registration link.
SubhanAllah, time really flies. Ramadan is literally just around the corner! May Allah grant us all the ability to honour this blessed guest, and help us restore ourselves through the winds of mercy.
Last Ramadan, I gave birth, alhamdulilah. This time around, I’m nursing an active 11 month old baby. The minimum requirement for me is to give an honest attempt at fasting. I’d love tips from experienced mothers 🙂
Here are some useful links from the SeekersHub Global answer service in regards to nursing/pregnancy and Ramadan:
May Allah bless the team behind SeekersHub global, who all work so hard!
*On that note, if you have any Shafi’i fiqh/general counsel questions you’d like me to answer, please post it directly on the SeekersHub answer service, and not through my Facebook account, blog or twitter. These are my personal accounts, and what I blog/tweet is not endorsed by SeekersHub Global. Thank you and may Allah reward you!
Remember to sign up for one or more of the incredible courses at SeekersGuidance! I’ve studied several courses at SG, and each one has added something positive and constructive to my life.
Just to name a few, Islamic Marriage taught me strategies for effective conflict resolution, Islamic Parenting taught me the need to inculcating God-consciousness and internal motivation from a young age, and The Rights of Parents taught me the importance of being kind and respectful to parents, regardless of what they do. It’s always refreshing to learn what Islam actually teaches, instead of being stuck in guilt-inducing cultural patterns.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge.” [Muslim].
It’s not too late to sign up! Registration opened on March 24th 🙂
Do read the first 19 pages, and reflect on the last paragraph – especially if you’re a parent or educator.
In the light of the foregoing definitions and explanations, the words of the Prophet, when he said: “My Lord educated me, and so made my education most excellent,” may be paraphrased in the following way: “My Lord made me to recognize and acknowledge, by what (i.e. adab) He progressively instilled into me, the proper places of things and the order of creation, such that it led to my recognition and acknowledgement of His proper place in the order of being and existence; and by virtue of this, He made my education most excellent.”
Always a big hit, and from personal experience, everything taught is applicable. Marriage tips 101.
Lesson One: Marriage as Spiritual Act. Why Marriage is Half of Religion Lesson Two: The Prophetic Model of Marriage Lesson Three: Whom to Marry Lesson Four: The Process of Getting Married Lesson Five: Getting to Know & Engagement Lesson Six: Wedding Preparations and Issues Lesson Seven: Marriage Contract & Agreement Lesson Eight: Successful Marriage: Rights & Responsibilities Lesson Nine: Rights & Responsibilities of Husband and wife Lesson Ten: Dealing with Disputes: Why Disputes Happen in Marriage Lesson Eleven: How to Resolve Disputes and Repair Relations Lesson Twelve: Closing Counsels on Successfully Getting Married
Having kids – not for the faint of heart! Arm yourself with the necessary information.
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course Lesson 2: Introduction to Text Lesson 3: Raising Young Children Lesson 4: Reaching Adolescence Lesson 5: Teaching the Qur`an & Other Lessons Lesson 6: Protecting Children from Negative Influences Lesson 7: Social Manners Lesson 8: Disciplining of Children Lesson 9: The Fruits of Proper Upbringing Lesson 10: The Dangers of Neglectful Parenting Lesson 11: Key Contemporary Issues Lesson 12: Conclusion of Islamic Parenting
Very handy for tricky situations with parents and in-laws. Sacred knowledge is the ultimate antidote for culturally-inflicted headaches.
Lesson 1: Introduction to the text and Birr al Walidayn (Rights of Parents) Lesson 2: Birr in speech Lesson 3: Birr in the body Lesson 4: Financial support and conflicting orders Lesson 5: Birr and the rules of Marriage Lesson 6: Birr after the death of Parents and Birr of grandparents Lesson 7: Disrespect of Parents (uquq) Lesson 8: Uquq continued Lesson 9: Uquq continued Lesson 10: Rules related to Uquq and Hadith stories about Uquq Lesson 11: The High Station of the Mother and Birr with extended family Lesson 12: The Rights of Children
It’s been a busy past few weeks! I’ve been teaching a 3-week class on menstruation based on the Shafi’i school of thought, which has been a fantastic opportunity to revise, teach, and learn new things from my students. There’s nothing like curly questions based on real-life scenarios.
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Knowledge without Barriers has given me the opportunity to study courses like the Prophetic biography (Meccan Dawn and Medinan Nights) and deepen my understanding of Shafi’i fiqh (Islamic Law For Seekers: Worship (Shafi’i)).
Check out the Academic Calendar to see when Registration opens next (Dec 9 2013) and when courses begin (Jan 6 2014). I’d personally recommend all the courses I’ve done, including the course on marriage.