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Breaking the Two Desires & Repentance, Patience and Gratitute

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WeekTopic
Week 1The Book of Breaking the Two DesiresMerits of Hunger and avoiding satietyHadith that mention the merit of hunger. The physical and spiritual benefits found in hunger.
Week 2Methods of diet when considering one’s intake and how frequently one
should eat.
How to gradually lessen one’s food intake and varying durations of hunger
Week 3When is hunger praiseworthy and the two afflictions needing to be avoided as a resultEating in solitude and wanting to be known for observing a disciplined diet.
Week 4The two main benefits of sexual desire.The act of intercourse and how its pleasure is understood as a semblance of what awaits in Paradise and the main reason for procreating is to ensure the continuity of humans.
Week 5The Book of RepentanceThe necessity and merit of repentance
Week 6Integrals for a valid
repentance
How to perform repentance and when one should never doubt their repentance being accepted.
Week 7Asking for forgiveness and the fruits it bearsThe causational effect of Istighfar.
Week 8The Book on Patience and GratitudeThe merits of patience as mentioned in the Quran and Hadith. The reality of patience and how it is shown for different situations.
Week 9Gratitude and it’s states.The merit of gratitude as mentioned in the Quran and Hadith. The reality of gratitude and the different modes it is manifested in.
Week 10Gratitude and it’s states.The merit of gratitude as mentioned in the Quran and Hadith. The reality of gratitude and the different modes it is manifested in.

al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad. lhya’ ‘ulum ai-din. Ten vols. Edited by lajnahtu Ilmiya Dar al-Minhaj Jeddah, Dar al-Minhaj (2011)
al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad. Lubāb al-lhya’.  Edited by Mahmud Bayrutī, Dar al-Bayrūti (2021)
Ahmad, Salih al-Shāmi. al-Muhadhab min lhya’ ‘ulum ai-din.  2 vols, Damascus, Dar al-Qalam (2018)

(Imam) Ghazali is Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad, Abu Hamid Hujjat ai-Islam al-Ghazali al-Tusi


(Imam) Ghazali is Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad, Abu Hamid Hujjat ai-Islam al-Ghazali al-Tusi, the Shafi’i Imam, Proof of Islam, and Sufi adept born in Tabiran, near Tus Gust north of present-day Mashhad, Iran), in 450/1058. The Imam of his time, nicknamed Shafi’i the Second for his legal virtuosity, he was a brilliant intellectual who first studied jurisprudence at Tus and then travelled the Islamic world to Baghdad, Damascus, Jerusalem, Cairo, Alexandria, Mecca, and Medina, taking Sacred Knowledge from its masters, among them the Imam of the Two Sanctuaries Juwayni, with whom he studied until the Imam’s death, becoming at his hands a scholar in Shafi’i law, logic, tenets of faith, debate, and in the rationalistic doctrines of the philosophical schools of his time, which he was later called upon to refute. When Juwayni died, Ghazali debated the Imams and scholars of Baghdad in the presence of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk, who was so impressed that he appointed him to a teaching post at the Nizamiyya Academy in Baghdad, where word of his’ brilliance spread and scholars journeyed to hear him. ...Read More

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Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood

Shaykh Thaqib has travelled to numerous places over the last 10 years in pursuit of sacred knowledge. This began at several deen intensives with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf from whom the impetus to his seeking sacred knowledge belongs. After travelling to Morocco he went to Hadramawt to the village of Tarim where he sat at the feet of the spiritual Masters and jurists including Habib Umar bin Hafiz.

He travelled to Damascus a number of times and studied under Shaykh Muhammad Darwish, Shaykh Abdul Wahaab Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi, Shaykh Adnan al Majd, Shaykh Maree al Rashid and Shaykh Khalil al Sabbagh. His travels also led him to Mauritania to study with Murabit al Hajj, to Liverpool to study with Shaykh Siraj Ud-Din and to Istanbul at the feet of the gnostic and friend of Allah, Shaykh Mahmud Effendi; and studied with Shaykh Ehsaan Hojah and Shaykh Muhammed Ameen Siraj.”

Shaykh Thaqib has been teaching on Sacred Study for 12 years and part of the Fountain teacher for now over 22 years.

Location

Bury Park Community Centre, 161, 161b Dunstable Rd, Luton LU1 1BW.
Zoom: links will be provided via email

Date/Time

Starting – 13th January 2024 for 10 weeks
Saturday – 11.30am to 12.30pm

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