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The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said “Whoever Allah wishes well for, He gives understanding of religion” [Bukhari and Muslim]. The most beneficial knowledge a person can obtain is knowledge related to how one should properly worship one’s Lord, for worship is not possible without knowledge. Learn the absolute essentials of worship in this short but vital course on the basics of purification, prayer, and fasting according to the Maliki school.
Al-Shaykh Abd al-Bari al-`Ashmawiy al-Rifa’i’s (d. 510 A.H.) Matn al-‘Ashmawiyah is a short, introductory work with fourteen chapters that has been classically used as a primer in the Maliki school. This text has traditionally been used to mark one’s start towards learning other key texts of the school.
This course on the absolute essentials of Islam with Shaykh Ramzy’s translation of this work and other related commentaries to cover what is personally obligatory for a Muslim to know immediately regarding matters of purity, prayer, and fasting. You will gain an understanding of how to practically implement this personally obligatory knowledge in your life. The class is perfect for beginners or for those who want to solidify their comprehension of this topic.
The instructor of this course, Shaykh Ramzy, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, but spent many years abroad studying in Syria and Morocco. He received permission to teach fiqh and other fundamental fields of sacred knowledge from his teacher Sidi Sheikh al-Haj Muhammad al-Ghali of the Ancient Madrasah of Tanālat in Southern Morocco.
The course will consist of approximately twelve pre-recorded lessons with Shaykh Ramzy along with nine weekly live sessions. There are no required prerequisites, but this course will serve as a foundation for future courses with a more detailed elaboration and expansion of the topic.
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