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The difference between those who want to change and those who do is that those who do take decisive action. You’re here because you’re interested in connecting with Islam in a deeper way. You’re here because you want your faith to be a positive force in your life and provide a transformative experience. It starts by making the decision to study seriously and implement.


Making Sense of Islam Categories

My teachings are classified into two categories: the deep and systematic study of Islam employing the classical Sunni interpretive tradition (what I refer to as Usuli Islam throughout this platform), and 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, for those who find this is their calling, you can learn more about what I teach, how I teach, and the rules for these classes by clicking here.

The second category represents 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.”

Abdullahi Musa

Unique Features

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.

Facebook Private Group

By signing up for a Making Sense of Islam course or excercise, you will get access to a private Facebook Group where you can interact with other students and myself to get questions answered and discuss course-related issues.

OUR Courses
Understanding the Muslim Mind

If we could take all of Islamic intellectual history, what sort of patterns and principles could we deduce? More importantly, if we found someone who actually knew all this information, what would they look like, think like, talk like, etc.?

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Controlling Anger

When the Prophet (God bless him and give him peace) was asked for life advice, he replied, “don’t become angry.” The Companions took this statement to mean that every bad character trait stems from anger. What better way to kickoff our personal exercises than with dealing with and controlling the root of so many of our problems?!

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The Formation of Islam

This course will explore how Islam was built and formed intellectually. It will examine how religious and interpretative authority is established and passed generation to generation.

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