Islamic Spirituality Studies
ʿIlm al Sulūk
Mukhtaṣar Minhāj al Qāṣidīn
Written by Ibn Qudāmah al Maqdisi, Mukhtaṣar Minhāj al Qāṣidīn is an abridgement of Ibn al Jawzi's (d.597 AH) abridgement of Imām al Ghazāli's (d.505 AH) magnum opus Iḥyā' 'Ulūm al Dīn. This particular term will focus on the following chapters:
The Book of Fear and Hope
The Book of Remembrance of Death
Click the link below to see the PDF of the selected chapters
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, so it will also be suitable for students of the Arabic language as the class can also be viewed as being an applied Arabic class. Knowledge of the Arabic language is not essential though.
How long is the course for?
This term will be for 7 weeks (one 2-hour classes per week):
Time and Date of classes:
Fridays, 8-10pm GMT
Duration 16 Weeks
First 12 weeks (14/1/22 - 1/4/22)
Last 4 weeks (6/5/22 - 27/5/22
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 term lasts for 16 Weeks (2 hours per week) and costs £70 (£60 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. However, if you cannot afford the fees you can apply for the student hardship fund here
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
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.