Number of classes: 6 (1 hour per class)
The Ḥanābilah have always been known for their distinctive approach in the various Islamic sciences, especially fiqh and aqā°id. Lesser known, especially in recent times, is their emphasis on taṣawwuf with the major Ḥanbalī figures having been followers of the spiritual path. While Sidi Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī is a major example of this, he is certainly not the earliest one who emphasised its importance and laid out guidelines. Even in the early centuries of the Madhhab, contributions were made in the field of taṣawwuf.
To honour this age-old tradition Al-Madrasah al-Ḥanbaliyyah has set up this course, covering an important chapter on the characteristics of the (ṣūfī) murīd (disciple), from the book Al-Tawakkul, authored by al-Qāḍī Abū Ya’lā, taught by Shaykh Yūsuf b. Ṣādiq Al-Ḥanbalī.
In it al-Qāḍī Abū Ya’lā lays down important guidelines for the disciple of the spiritual path and the characteristics they should seek to acquire.
This course has ended, completion is through recordings.
All the classes are in English.
Upon completion one is eligible to receive an ijazah for this specific chapter from kitab Al-Tawakkul.