My teachings are classified into three categories: the deep and systematic study of Islam employing the classical Sunni interpretive tradition (what I refer to as Usuli Islam throughout this platform), Islam 101 courses that provide introductory level material for new learners, and Mindlfulness Islam courses/exercises designed to impart tools and tactics to help people have a deeper experience with Islam, as well as help solve their day-to-day problems.
Based on my many years of studying, teaching, and community engagement, I realize that the deep study of Islam is not for everyone. However, since much of time involves teaching these types of classes, I want to make them available on my platform for those of you who are interested in learning more..
As for Mindfulness Islam, these are custom made courses and exercises that I designed based on my work with thousands of people over the last two decades. These courses and exercises, the bulk of what you will find on the Making Sense of Islam platform, are meant for a wide audience of Muslims who are fluent in the English language. They are all based on the first principles of Islam, but also use tools, techniques, tactics, and methodologies to actually make a measurable difference. I don’t want to just talk about the need for us to lead better lives, I’m committed to helping you achieve that today!.
“He tackles the most pressing issue in our age, providing answers from the classical Islamic tradition.”
Courses and Exercises
On this platform you will find a mix of lecture-based-courses that take the complex and distill it down to the bite-size, as well as practical exercises that will challenge and push you to improve your quality of life. There is no point in learning something if you don’t implement it in a tangible and visceral way!
Comprehensive Study Guides
If you’re like me, you’re always on the go: commuting, traveling, or just trying to get work done around the house. All courses come with a downloadable study guide to help you capture the overall theme of each lecture to free you up to learn as you move. The guide is an important tool to help make your learning experience impactful and comprehensive. Of course you will want to take your own notes, but you don’t have to re-create the structure and main points – I’ll take care of that for you!
Live Sessions with Tarek
While I do my best to think of all the potential questions one might ask as I prepare and record the courses, I’m sure there will be lingering questions and clarifications needed. Even though we are all pressed for time, I make it a point to carve out enough time for my students. You will be able to sign up for a live online session with me per each course you sign up for that will give you the opportunity to interact with me and get your questions answered.
WhatsApp Private Group
By signing up for a Making Sense of Islam course or excercise, you will get access to a private WhatsApp Group where you can interact with other students and myself to get questions answered and discuss course-related issues.
MINDFULNESS: Mindfulness-base courses represent custom made courses and exercises that I’ve designed based on my work with thousands of people over the last two decades. These courses and exercises, the bulk of what you will find on the Making Sense of Islam platform, are meant for a wide audience of Muslims who are fluent in the English language. They are all based on the first principles of Islam, but also use tools, techniques, tactics, and methodologies to actually make a measurable difference. I don’t want to just talk about the need for us to lead better lives, I’m committed to helping you achieve that today!
ISLAM 101: The courses found under Islam 101 are meant to provide general education on various topics related to Islamic thought and civilization. Taken all together, over time they are meant to boost one’s literacy with Islam and help create a broad framework of what Islam says and teaches on a variety of topics.
DEEP STUDY: The Deep Study of Islam is meant to provide, in English, the Azhar seminary experience by reading line-by-line classic, reliable, and authoritative texts in the main Islamic disciplines. The classes adopt the Socratic Method allowing for lively discussions, debates, questions, and research.
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