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Class: Marvels of the Heart

September 14 - October 19, 2019 $0 - 100
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  • Sep 14, 2019
    10:00am - 11:30am
  • Sep 21, 2019
    10:00am - 11:30am
  • Sep 28, 2019
    10:00am - 11:30am
    • Oct 5, 2019
      10:00am - 11:30am
    • Oct 12, 2019
      10:00am - 11:30am
    • Oct 19, 2019
      10:00am - 11:30am
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What is the heart? What do we need to know about our hearts? What role do our hearts play in our relationship with God?

Knowledge of the heart is the very foundation of spirituality. It is the basis of all knowing. This short course offers a detailed explanation of the meaning of the related human realities: heart (qalb), self (nafs), spirit (ruh), and intellect (‘aql). We then discuss the attributes of the heart. This knowledge forms essential background to understanding how our hearts can be corrupted, how we can set our hearts right, and how we refine our character. Through this exploration, we seek a sound understanding of our own hearts to nurture healthy, loving relationships with God and creation.

We will be discussing the classical text, ‘Explaining the Marvels of the Heart’, which is the twenty-first book of Imam al-Ghazali’s celebrated Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. The Ihya’ is one of the classics of Islamic spirituality, and has endured the test of time for its perennial insights into the human condition. This course offering is part 1 of 3 and will be structured as a formal class. However, visitors are welcome to join us!


Mustafa Ghani aspires to be a servant of knowledge and its people. He has been blessed to study essential Islamic sciences with scholars in Canada, the United States, Spain, and Indonesia. He teaches the texts covered in Learning Together with the permission, blessing, and encouragement of his own teachers.​

Location: Amber Cafe (10166 114 St NW T5K 1R7)


Session 1: Introduction to the Inner Reality of the Human Being
Date: September 14, 2019
Text Reference: Pages 1–4

Session 2: The Domains of the Heart
Date: September 21, 2019
Text Reference: Pages 5–12

Session 3: The Special Characteristics of the Heart
Date: September 28, 2019
Text Reference: 13–28

Session 4: Summarizing the Qualities of the Heart
Date: October 5, 2019
Text Reference: 29–34

Session 5: How the Heart Relates to Knowledge
Date: October 12, 2019
Text Reference: 35–44

Session 6: Group Discussion – How do we get sound hearts?
Date: October 19, 2019