Spring 2020 - Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart

Course Category: Purification | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart with Anse Marah Dahman

Course Code: PUR 101

InstructorAnse Marah Dahman

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 22 - April 29, 2020
Timings: Wednesdays, 8:00 pm CST/2:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall and Spring terms of each year.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Summary: An introduction to the concept of tazkiyah, or purification of the self/heart in Islam. It is a beginning look at diseases of the heart and sins of the tongue as well as the relationship between the two. Students will learn some general cures and understand some of the skills necessary to improve relationships with others and with Allah (swt).

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and write a term paper.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: The Marvels of the Heart by Imām al-Ghazālī, translated by Walter James Skellie

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org