Summer 2-2020 - Kitab al-Ruh: The Soul's Journey After Death

Course Category: Aqidah | Level 2 Course

Course Code: AQD 204

InstructorAnse Rydanah Dahman

Duration: 5 weeks

Course Dates: July 23 - August 23, 2020

Days: Thursdays & Sundays

Time: 7:00 pm CST/1:00 am UK

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours 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.


  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Successful completion of at least 1 Ribaat Level 1 course.

Course Description: This course is a trip into the “Book of Ruh” where we escort the human soul on its journey from start to finish in both the material world and the Hereafter. The course will discuss the spirits of both the living and the dead and the relationship between them with emphasis on the spirit of the dead and the questions and controversies that surround its departure, the grave, the Barzakh, and what the living should (and should not) do in regard to their own souls and to the souls of others. 

The unique book of Ibn Al Qayyem is unparalleled in its coverage of the above subject while firmly adhering to the Quran, Hadith and the interpretations of the righteous Salaf.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until August 31st, 2020.

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

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: Students can choose to read the abridged version which is enough for the course, or the full version for more information and details.

Abridged version: The Soul’s Journey After Death, an abridgment of Ibn Al-Qayyim’s Kitabar-Ruh

Full version: The Soul by Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya

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. 

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