This course covers the signs, symptoms, and cures of the spiritual diseases of the heart. In addition to covering the text Purification of the Heart with commentary by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, students will also be prompted to explore the topics through their own literary expression. Every week, after learning about spiritual diseases and their cures, students will learn a new poetic or writing form, with details and examples. Below is a list of the course outline.
Class One: 9/7 - Negative Thoughts / Couplets
Class Two: 9/14 - Fraud / Couplets W/ Meter
Class Three: 9/21 - Rancor / Tercets
Class Four: 9/28 - Boasting & Arrogance / Sestina
Class Five: 10/5 - Obliviousness to Blessings / List Poetry
Class Six: 10/12 - Comprehensive Treatment of the Heart / Quatrains
Class Seven: 10/19 - Beneficial Actions for Purifying the Heart / Ballad
Class Eight: 10/26 - The Root of all Diseases / Sonnet
Time: Thursdays 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm BST
Date: September 7th - October 26th. 8 hr-long sessions total. Live w/ Recording.
Cost $95 USD (first student) $170 (2+ siblings)
Where: Online, ZOOM