Islamic Spirituality Studies
ʿIlm al Sulūk
Manāzil al Sāʾirīn
(Stations of the Travellers)
Written by Sheikh al Islām Abū Ismāʿīl al Harawi al Ḥanbali (d.481h), Manāzil al Sāʾirīn is a classical text covering 100 spiritual stations. It is written in a very terse manner making it ideal as a textbook for studying spiritual wayfaring. The text was famously explained by Ibn al Qayyim (rḥ) in his magnum opus, Madārij al Sālikīn.
Term 3 (6 weeks) will resume from the station of patience.
Click the link below to see the PDF of the Arabic text
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in Islamic spirituality/wayfaring (sulūk). The text is in Arabic and will be translated live in class. Knowledge of the Arabic language is not essential.
This text is ideal for those who have studied Mukhtaṣar Minhāj al Qāṣidīn with us as well as the our selected readings from Madārij al Sālikīn.
How are the classes delivered?
The classes are delivered live via Zoom using high quality audio and visuals. The classes are interactive allowing students to ask questions via audio and a chat box. Moreover, the class will have a dedicated Telegram channel allowing students to engage with the teacher throughout the duration of the course. The class will be delivered in English
How long is the course for?
This is an open-ended class with no fixed date for completion. Nonetheless, it is expected it will take 1-2 years to complete the entire study of the book. This particular term will last for only 6 weeks. Please note, students are expected to register for each term.
Time and Date of classes:
Fridays, 7-9pm GMT
Duration 6 Weeks
Is live attendance mandatory?
No, although it highly encouraged. If a student misses a class they can view the recording for the lesson on the student portal. Please note, each recording will remain on the student portal for 2 weeks only. We do not provide lifetime access to our classes as we expect students to view the classes on a a regular basis and complete the course within the term time.
The student portal will contain:
Links for the classes
Recordings of lessons.
Who will teach the course?
The course will be delivered by the founder of Tawfīq Online Learning, Alomgir Ali, a graduate of al Azhar University (BA Islamic Law) who also possesses a BA in Arabic and English.
Our summer terms are only 6 weeks long. Our longer term (16 weeks) will begin in September insha Allah. Student fees for this term is £35 (£25 with the early bird discount). We try to keep our prices low and believe that our fees are very low compared to most online institutions.