Ihya Uloom al-din

A study of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali’s Book of knowledge, Ihya Uloom al-Din

Ihya Ulum al-din

About The Course

The Ihya Ulum Ad-din is a magnificent book of 40 volumes packed with immeasurable wisdom authored by the great 11th-century scholar Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali.


Al Balagh Ihya Uloom al-din course aims to take you through the pearls of wisdom unfolded in Kitab al-Ilm (Book of Knowledge). This course will cover the chapter of knowledge (Kitab al ilm) which is one of 10 chapters from the book, containing 7 sections each.


The course will explore Imam Ghazali’s approach to Virtue of knowledge, Compulsory Nature of Knowledge, Blameworthy Knowledge, Perils of knowledge, Perils of Disputation, Destruction of One’s Morals from Disputation, Adab of Student and Teacher and Adab of Guide and Teacher. It will also discuss unique topics such as Scholars of Hereafter and Certitude and Imam Ghazali’s explanation of Intellect.


This course is suitable for everyone who wishes to explore the gems of Imam Ghazal’s book Ihya Uloom al-Din. It can be a guiding light for one to bring religion to life. It will aim to help the believer practice the outer form of the religion properly and bring its spirit to life and practice it with excellence.

Course Team

Mufti Abdullah Nana

Shaykh Haroon Sidat

(Research Associate, Cardiff University, UK)

AT A GLANCE

14 Teaching Weeks

Saturdays,12 PM - 1 PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Mobile App

Live Q&A

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Starts on 16th July 2022

Course Fee:

(Considering the prevalent situation due to COVID-19, we are providing Upto 40% scholarship on this Course)

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Registration Deadline:

15th July 2022

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SESSIONS

SESSION 1

Introduction

SESSION 2

Virtue of knowledge

SESSION 3

Virtue of knowledge

SESSION 4

Compulsory Nature of Knowledge

SESSION 5

Compulsory Nature of Knowledge

SESSION 6

Blameworthy Knowledge

SESSION 7

Blameworthy Knowledge

SESSION 8

Perils of Disputation

SESSION 9

Destruction of One’s Morals from Disputation

SESSION 10

Adab of Student and Teacher

SESSION 11

Adab of Guide and Teacher

SESSION 12

Perils of knowledge

SESSION 13

Scholars of Hereafter and Certitude

SESSION 14

The Intellect

Course Overview

This overview of Imam Ghazali’s great work, Ihya Ulum al-Din (Renewing the Religious Sciences) will serve as a guide on how a believer can bring their religion to life.We do know that the Ihya Ulum Ad-din is mountainous, and it is probably the most influential work in Islam after the Qur’an and Hadith collections. The Ihya has been studied and taught all over the world, and there is probably not one country that has not seen a page from it.

Throughout the book, Al-Ghazzali unleashes an unending volley of priceless gems of wisdom and about the importance of knowledge and adherence to individual religious obligations. He talks about the many vices and defects of the soul, the trappings of mankind, but also the virtues and saintly aspects of the human heart, and the practices associated with implementing them.

This book was written for the common man, to educate him in matters related to his religion as he goes through his life. Time and time again Al-Ghazali effectively reminds the reader that life is only a stopping place on a great journey. He gives the example of an oasis that a traveler stops at on his journey. While tempting, If he stays in the oasis and never leaves, he will never reach the city. He will have had the oasis but never anything else. He explains that life is like this oasis; it is enjoyable, but if we don't see it as merely a stopping place, we will get engulfed in an endless cycle of vainly seeking it’s empty pleasures, and all we will gain in the end is the wrath of God.

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One of the amazing things about the Ihya is how profound every sentence is. If you are the type of reader that underlines key sentences in a book, you will find yourself underlining the entire book. Each sentence is better than the one that came before it, and every sentence is better than the one that follows it. The advice is practical and is just as applicable today as it was ten hundred years ago. The Ihya is still studied all over the world today, and countless people spend their entire lifetimes studying it on a daily basis. You will constantly find new meanings every time you read sections from this book.

The Mukhtasar Ihya Ulum al-Din is a nice translation of a colossal work that was most likely written by the great Imam al-Ghazali. Of all the Imam al-Ghazali books, The Ihya Ulum Ad-din stands out the most, and an abridgment serves as a beneficial introduction or

teaching guide that directly corresponds to the greater work. While the translation is somewhat mediocre, the meanings are still there, and they come to life in the pages of this book. This abridgment is a useful tool that beautifully accompanies the Ihya, but it is also a Wonderful book on its own. The Ihya Ulum al-Din had remained one of the foundational texts of Islam since its completion in the 11th century, and this book is an indispensable tool for any serious students of the Ihya Ulum Ad-din, as well as those of the life and works of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din – Kitab al-Ilm (Book of Knowledge).
  • Understand the implications of disputes and differences through our response to them.
  • Learn the Adab maintained between Teachers and students.
  • Learn Al Ghazali’s approach to scholars of hereafter and certitude.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.
How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.
How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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