Following our course ‘An Introduction to Mawlana Rumi’s Mathnawi’ this course dives straight into the stories of the Mathnawi and brings to life in the English language the important spiritual lessons contained within them.

Understanding the true purport of the author, Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, is an essential component of this course so that this text is understood according to the principles of tasawwuf. This course offers a perspective free from the misinterpretations and aspersions of those who view it without the lens of the Shari’ah while simultaneously bringing to light the Qur’anic proofs to the concepts elucidated in this book. The Mathnawi is a celebrated and oft-studied text in academic circles today yet few traditional English-speaking voices exist to shed light on the book’s original purpose. The Mathnawi was written to enable the seeker on the path towards Allah to open his or heart to the spiritual teachings of the Shar’iah and Sunnah. The instructor of this course, Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi, an expert in the language and contents of the Mathnawi, offers a refreshing perspective in introducing this book to the student in hopes of not just reviving the traditional understanding of the book but also to rejuvenate and replenish the soul of the modern believer with love for the Creator.

Note: This course covers selected readings from the Mathnawi over seven lessons and does not cover it in full. 

Course Curriculum

    1. Tribulation of the Believers – I

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Tribulation of the Believers – II

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Parable of the Foal’s Refusal to Drink Water

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Story of the Tanner Who Fainted

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. The Preacher Who Prayed For The Wicked

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 5 Quiz

    1. Does God Create Evil?

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 6 Quiz

About this course

  • 6.5 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Elective Course

What will you learn in this course?

This course covers the following topics:

  • Parable of the true believers fleeing from tribulation (Book III, 4159, 232)

  • Parable of the foal’s refusal to drink water (Book III, 4292, pg. 240)

  • Story of the tanner who fainted (Book IV, 257, pg. 286)

  • The preacher who prayed for the wicked and the wisdom from the trials of evil people (Book IV, 81, pg. 277)

  • Why God creates good and evil (Book II, 2535, pg. 352 also Book III, 1362, pg.76)

  • The shaykh who showed no grief at the death of his sons (Book III, 1774, pg.99)

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

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  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

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Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi

Course Instructor

Shaykh Tameem Ahmadi is the founder of Masjid al-Huda, Nur Institute and Nur Publishing. After studying at San Francisco State University he pursued the study of sacred knowledge studying under some of the foremost Islamic scholars of North America, Africa and South Asia. Shaykh Tameem has been granted numerous ijazat in the Islamic sciences of Fiqh, Hadith, Aqidah, Tafsir, Usul and the numerous books of hadith including the Sihah Sittah. Some of the illustrious scholars from whom he attained ijazah of hadith from are the likes of Mufti Taqi Usmani and Mawlana Salimullah Khan. After completing the Dars Nizami curriculum, Shaykh Tameem immersed himself in the study of the Islamic Spiritual Sciences of the Heart under the private tutelage of one of the most honorable spiritual masters of our time who granted him the mantle of authorization to teach and transmit. He has authored a number of books and heads many scholastic efforts. He is a counselor and mentor for religious seekers of all ages teaching both the dedicated student of knowledge and the casual learner. He is fluent in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and English. He currently resides in California with his family.