There are currently two English-language classes taught weekly in Islamic studies, privately. Prospective students should email classes AT asublimeway DOT com to enquire about joining them. They’ll then get a WhatsApp group invitation, and a number to send their full names to, and how they came across the class. The group will be how class times and details are sent out.
Generally speaking, they’re usually in person – but at present, they will be done via Zoom or some other online application – more information will be given in the WhatsApp group.
Information on the instructor for those interested may be found here.
The classes are as follows:
- “Uyub al-Nafs” (The Infamies of the Soul) of Imam Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Sulami, the 10th century Iranian scholar. This text is a concise tract of advices given to spiritual aspirants on various ailments of the heart, and offers recommendations for their rectification. The class will be taught in a mixture of Arabic and English, but there will be full translation. The Arabic text can be found here: “Uyub al-Nafs (PDF)’ ; there’s an excellent English translation by Shaykh Musa Furber. Generally speaking, this will be held for 1hr around 530pm (GMT+2) on Saturdays.
- “Islam and Secularism” of the contemporary Malaysian polymath, Professor S. M. Naquib al-Attas. This is one of Professor al-Attas’ most famous works, with a focus on the theology and metaphysics of Islam, particularly as it referred to the modern age. His work is taught in the West as part of curricula at the Zaytuna College of Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr Hatem Bazian in California; and the Cambridge Muslim College of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad. The text is in English. Generally speaking, this will be held at 7pm (GMT+2) on Thursdays.
For information on the instructor, please go to [About].