Tasawwuf is the branch of Islamic knowledge that deals with states of the heart; its subject matter is the reformation of character, while its aim is the attainment of Divine Pleasure. The method of acquisition of this Divine Pleasure is through complete submission to the Shari’ah and Sunnah.

Recognising the obligation upon each and every Muslim to purify their heart, this course aims to comprehensively address the issues surrounding praiseworthy and blameworthy character traits so that the seeker can learn to differentiate between good and evil.

Through this course, students will explore how to purify the negative forces in oneself, focusing on major spiritual diseases such as arrogance, conceitedness, ostentation, anger, jealousy, malice and more. Furthermore, students will build awareness of Allah by adorning the heart with lofty attributes such as gratitude, submission, sincerity, reliance, modesty and much more.

The causes and practical cures to spiritual diseases will be discussed in light of the Qur’an and Sunnah as understood and explained by the classical scholars of Islam.

It is hoped by the end of this course, the seeker will have ample resources to transform their relationship with their Creator, Allah Most High.

“Successful is the one who has purified his soul and unsuccessful is the one who does not purify it.” (Qur’an 91: 9-10)

Course Curriculum

    1. SPY118-Glossary-of-Terms

    1. Praiseworthy Traits (Part I)

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Praiseworthy Traits (Part II)

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Praiseworthy Traits (Part III)

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Praiseworthy Traits (Part IV)

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. Blameworthy Traits (Part 1.1)

    2. Blameworthy Traits (Part 1.2)

    3. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 6.5 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Part of Islamic Essentials Certificate Program

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following outcomes:

  • Appreciate the importance of inner reform and spirituality, and the role they play in bringing a person to the Straight Path.

  • Develop a firm understanding of the reality of praiseworthy traits and blameworthy traits

  • Discover practical guidelines to develop a noble character

  • Learn procedures to eliminate and cure the heart from lowly attributes

  • Comprehend the reality of contentment with the Divine Decree in all conditions

  • Transform your relationship with Allah and feel spiritually uplifted!

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

    Set goals and monitor your progress through our dashboard. We track your accomplishments for you!


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.