The Book of Fasting
Covering the ‘Book of Fasting’ from Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum al-Din
What is the purpose and wisdom of fasting? How can we enhance our experience of it?
Based on the 6th chapter of Imam al-Ghazali's Ihya ‘Ulum ad-Din, 'The Book of Fasting' with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus looks at the outward and inward etiquettes for fasting, diving deep into its inner dimensions.
By the end of this course, we hope you will move closer in understanding the implications of the fast, how it affects every aspect of our lives and, most importantly, makes us be people of taqwa who are aware and mindful of Allah the Exalted.
These sessions were broadcast on YouTube weekly in Ramadan 2020.
Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, born in Kansas City, Missouri embraced Islam at the age of 19 in Santa Clara, California. He has studied under Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and some of Mauritania’s greatest scholars, including the distinguished Murabit al-Hajj. He also studied Arabic language, grammar and Qur’anic recitation in Damascus, Syria before moving to Tarim, Yemen to continue his studies in foundational Islamic sciences with Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz, Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri, and other scholars of Tarim at the prestigious Dar al-Mustafa learning institute. The scholars of Tarim are heirs of the spiritual way of Imam al-Ghazali as taught by the great sage of Arabia, Imam Abdullah ibn ‘Alawi al-Haddad.
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– Ameen Muhammad
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