Thursday Evenings: Purification of the Heart
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.
Week one (5/18): Blameworthy modesty / Couplets.
Week two (5/25): Fantasizing / Quatrains
Week three (6/1): Fear of poverty / Narrative poetry
Week four (6/8): Ostentation / Soliloquy
Week five (6/15): Reliance on other than God / List poem
Week six (6/22): Displeasure with the Divine decree / Pastoral Poetry
Week Seven (6/29): Seeking Reputation / Letter Writing
Week Eight (7/6): False Hopes / Once upon a time...
Time: Thursdays 4pm PST / 7pm EST
Date: May 18th - July 6th. 8 sessions total.
Cost $95 USD (first student) $160 (2+ siblings)