Being Mindful of God: A Practical Guide to Taqwa

Learn how to practice mindfulness of God in all matters of life.

Course Description


The Quran informs us that the key to God’s friendship is mindfulness of Him. Well-being in this life and in the next depends upon safeguarding ourselves against those things that are spiritually harmful. This is what the Qur’an calls taqwa.

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.

”The most noble with you in the sight of God are those who are most mindful”. (al – hujarat: 13)


Time & Location

Tuesdays 8pm – 9pm delivered online via ZOOM.


Start DateFinish DateDuration
Term 1 19th January 2021 23rd March 2021 10
Term 220th April 202122nd June 202110
Term 327th July 202128th September 202110
The course will run over 3 terms, the first term starting 19th January 2021.

Hourly Schedule

Being Mindful of God: A Practical Guide to Taqwa

8:00PM - 08:45PM
Being Mindful of God: A Practical Guide to Taqwa
Course
Speakers:
Shaykh Talal Al-Azem
08:45PM - 09:00PM
Q&A
Question and answer session
Speakers:
Shaykh Talal Al-Azem
Shaykh Talal Al-Azem
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.

Date

19 Jan 2021 - 23 Mar 2021

Time

London (UK)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost

Free event, registration required

Location

Zoom Online
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Speaker

  • Shaykh Talal Al-Azem

    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.