Invocations of the Prayer

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Course Description

Bring your ritual prayer to life: learn the invocations (du‘as) we recite during the salat. Beginning with the opening supplication, each week you will learn a new supplication and its significance: its linguistic composition, its placement in the prayer, and how it fits more broadly within the Qur'an and hadith. The course concludes with a study of the eleven opening verses of ‘The Believers’ (Surah al-Mu’minun), in which the essential qualities nurtured through ritual prayer are described.

About the Instructor

Thaqib Mahmood

Sheikh Thaqib Mahmood is a traditionally-trained Muslim scholar and instructor in Arabic. He has studied the traditional Islamic disciplines in Yemen, Syria, the UK, Mauritania, and Turkey. He currently teaches Arabic at the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. He holds a PGDIP in Arabic teaching from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is completing a Master's degree in linguistics at the same institution.