Right action and proper comportment lies at the heart of what it means to be a Muslim. Every moment is an opportunity to display excellence (ihsan) in all matters of personal conduct: in consumption of food and drink; in dress and clothing; when interacting with other people; when earning an income and practicing a craft; and, most importantly, in what we hold in our hearts.
The purpose of this course is to equip the Muslim with the standards that Allah Most High expects of us in our personal conduct. It will teach us not just correct behavior, but the proper attitude a Muslim is meant to have towards the blessings Allah has provided, and the outlook towards creation that this embodies.
• Understand how everyday human habits can be transformed into acts of worship, and the relationship between the Sacred Law, life as a spiritual path, and witnessing The Real
• Know how to comport yourself in social situations involving food and drink or when consuming alone, according to the Sunna, and in a way that cultivates gratitude to The Provider
• Approach dress and clothing with an attitude of mindfulness of The Sustainer
• Distinguish between proper and improper interactions between people depending on the relationship, conscious of The Creator
• Know how to engage in work, trade, craft, and commerce in a fashion that reflects the consciousness of The Fashioner and The Just
• Distinguish between virtues and blameworthy traits of the heart
About the Instructor
Dr Talal Al-Azem is a university lecturer in Islamic history and theology, and studied the disciplines of Islamic learning in Syria and Turkey. He has written and lectured on the history and philosophy of Islamic education, alongside work on the history of Muslim jurisprudence, and is the translator of ‘Prayers of Occasions’. He serves as the director of the Trust.
Delivered online via Zoom.
Saturdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
15 January – 2 April 2022