Introduction

Widely considered to be Imam al-Ghazali’s last book, Minhaj al-Abidin summarizes his teachings in an accessible manner, charting the pitfalls and obstacles to be overcome in order to draw closer to Allah Most High.

Course Outline

  • LESSON 1: Introduction to the Course (pp. 5-9)
  • LESSON 2: Continuation on the Author’s Introduction (pp. 9-17)
  • LESSON 3: The First Hurdle: The Hurdle of Knowledge (pp. 18-26)
  • LESSON 4: The First Hurdle: The Hurdle of Knowledge (pp. 26-32)
  • LESSON 5: The Second Hurdle: The Hurdle of Repentance (pp. 32-38)
  • LESSON 6: The Second Hurdle: The Hurdle of Repentance (pp. 38-43)
  • LESSON 7: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp. 44-51)
    • A) This World and all that it Contains
  • LESSON 8: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp. 51-59)
    • B) Your Fellow Creatures (khalq)
  • LESSON 9: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp. 59-68)
    • B) Your Fellow Creatures (khalq) Continued
  • LESSON 10: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp.68-79)
    • C) The Devil Shaytan
  • LESSON 11: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp.79-88)
    • D) The Lower Self (Nafs)
  • LESSON 12: The Third Hurdle: The Hurdle of the Impediments (pp.89-94)
    • D) The Lower Self (Nafs) Continued

Course Requirements:Students should take Beginning of Guidance (ISBGG10A/B) and Book of Assistance (ISKMG15A/B/C) before taking this course.

Course Format: 12 prerecorded lessons and three live classes

About the Course Text

Widely considered to be Imam al-Ghazali’s last book, Minhaj al-Abidin summarizes his teachings in an accessible manner, charting the pitfalls and obstacles to be overcome in order to draw closer to Allah Most High. He dictated these words to a group of elect students and carefully advised them to resist hindrances such as fear and impairments such as conceit, in order to find salvation by sincerely turning to Allah Most High. This book is one of the important works that help the spiritual development of the believer.