Blessed Days and Nights: Practical Steps to Reaching the Heart of Ramadan
A short 4-week course that aims to transform your Ramadan: learn about the reality of this holy month, and how to navigate it like the Early Muslims, from Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s book Lataif al-Ma’arif “Subtle Knowledges”.
- A 4-week course that aims to transform your perspective on Ramadan
- Learn how the Prophet, the Companions, and the Early Muslims spent this holy month
- Learn about the secrets of generosity in Ramadan
- Learn to make the most of the illumined nights
- Learn to use Ramadan as a new starting point in your life
- Lataif al-Ma’arif is a famous work from one of the leading scholars of the Muslim umma
About the Course
This short 4-lesson course focuses on transforming your Ramadan by acquainting you with a different perspective—that of the Prophet, his Companions, and the Early Muslims—using Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s famous book Lataif al-Ma’arif, “Subtle Knowledges”.
Learn what the spirit and significance of fasting is and how beloved it is to Allah; discover the treasures of being generous in Ramadan and how to apply it properly; find out what the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said about Laylat al-Qadr and the other nights of Ramadan, and learn what do and say in these nights; and learn to conclude Ramadan in the best way and use it as a trajectory for a lasting change.
The course shall be taught over 4 weeks, with Live Sessions meeting once a week. Each lesson will be accompanied by a graded quiz, with a final quiz at the end of the course:
Week 1: The Spirit of Fasting
Week 2: Generosity in Ramadan
Week 3: The Holy Nights
Week 4: A New Beginning
Are you missing out on the reality of Ramadan?
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “How many a fasting person will get nothing from his fast save hunger, and how many a stander in prayer will get nothing from his standing except sleeplessness.”
How can we change that? How can we make sure we don’t just waste these precious days merely doing the minimal, and not changing as an individual?
The answer lies in learning how the Prophet and the Early Muslims spent this month and what they did to absorb as much of its light as possible.
How shall I benefit from this course?
Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali is a door into the spiritual and practical lives of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Early Muslims.
This course gives us some snippets of how the Early Muslims viewed Ramadan, worship and existence in general. By taking this course you will learn the practical and spiritual steps to start to take on this luminescent world-view, and change as a Muslim and a worshipper of the Lord of the Worlds.
Who is Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali?
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali was a Hanbali jurist, hadith specialist, Quran exegetist, and biographer. He has a commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari and a translated commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi: The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom.
Ibn Rajab combined in his works and character the spirit and knowledge of the Salaf Salih, the righteous early Muslims, along with the refinement and accuracy of the Islamic scholarly tradition.
He, along with the rare few like Imam al-Ghazali, was able to bring anew the old pristine sunna of the early generations, and present it to his readership in a beautiful, compelling, and yet academic and practical way.