If I need to market a class with Shaykh Yasir Qadhi, I have a choice – I can talk about the content, or I can just say, “Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is teaching a class, will you be there?” and the masses tend to flood in in droves, despite the topic.
So yeah, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is teaching a class this June in Chicago (see you there, insha’Allah 😉 ).
What is the class about? Names and Attributes of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala? Yes, but that’s not the entire story – you might want to take a minute to read this because this is something Shaykh Yasir definitely wants you to know before taking the class.
First up, this is most difficult Aqeedah class offered by AlMaghrib Institute, period. Shaykh Yasir will build your knowledge from ground zero and take you up as high as you’d like to go, but sometimes, you climb really high, you look down, and it can be a bit scary. Same applies here – you take this class, you’re gonna go high, and you’re going to learn ALOT, but the question is, can you handle it?
The thing is, this isn’t a “Here’s a Name, here’s what it means, here’s an attribute, here’s what it means,” and so forth. No, this is a class about the fundamental principles underlying the names and attributes of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala. So you’ll first learn what we, Sunni Muslims, believe about them, and how they ought to be understood. Then you’ll learn how other groups, sects, and religions viewed those attributes, and the mistakes they committed as a result of such (mis)understandings in the second weekend.
Still down for it?
I will say this – I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to study this topic previously, and I have to say that while this topic is heavy with terminology, it’s also heavy on Emanrushes which is something not typical of your regular technical courses.
Why? Because in the process of studying this particular branch of Aqeedah, you end up studying at least 15 – 20 attributes of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala, and the proper understanding of those attributes skyrockets your Eman up a thousand-fold. You feel so much more closeness and spirituality when you get into it.
Best of all, when you study this topic, you know there is no better topic possible to study than this one – as the scholars have stated, to know the nobility of a branch of knowledge, look to the nobility of the topic of that branch of knowledge. In this case, we are studying about Allah subhaana wa ta’aala Himself, and what is more noble than Him, and therefore, what branch of knowledge can be more noble than studying about Him.
So, yes, there are many caveats I’m throwing out there, but I’m telling you, even more so than the speaker, the topic itself is amazing and an EmanRush on steroids, and despite it’s deep and academic nature, I STRONGLY encourage you to take this class.
To register for the class, click here.