Over three terms, this course will explore how to increase such mindfulness of God in our own daily lives. We will learn the meanings of taqwa, and how to operationalise it by being mindful of all of those matters which God and His Messenger (God bless him and grant him peace) have warned us to protect our souls against. This includes actions of the heart, of the mind, and of the limbs. The course shall also treat those matters which people often think are part of taqwa, but in fact are merely neurotic misgivings (waswasa) or, worse, unwarranted innovations (bid‘a).
The path of God is wide and expansive, accepting people from all walks of life. The purpose of this course is to help students learn how best to remain upon the wide expanse of God’s grace; and, when faced with new opportunities or challenges in life, to know how to practice the art of taqwa.
Registration The course will be hosted on the Zoom platform, each student will need to be registered on the Fountain Institute website to be able to Enrol on to the course. Once you have clicked on the Register button above you will receive an email with the details to access the course.
Date & Time The course will start on Monday 18th October 2021 form 8pm – 9pm, it will continue for 10 week. You will only need to register once, an email will be sent with the zoom link, and this link will be the same for each week.
Course Recordings All recordings for the course will be available at a later date on this page, this is to encourage students to attend the live classes.
Teacher Talal Al-Azem studied the disciplines of Islamic learning in Syria and Turkey, and is a university lecturer in Islamic history and theology. His works include Prayers of Occasions, a book describing different prayers to be performed throughout life.