As part of our ongoing Mathnawi Series, this course begins our thematic study of the Mathnawi. The Mathnawi was written as a declaration of love for Allah Most High and this course will focus on specific excerpts from the Mathnawi in which Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, its author, delves into the most central theme of this book: Ishq-e-Haqiqi. Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi intended the Mathnawi to serve as a gateway towards this Ishq-e-Haqiqi for the seeker of Allah. 

Take this online course and experience how the Mathnawi can inspire seekers on the path to connect themselves with Ishq-e-Haqiqi, guiding them to understand its ways, clearing away confusions and inspiring them to strive until they reach the True Beloved.

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 eight lessons and does not cover it in full.

Course Curriculum

    1. The Opening: Cry of the Reed Flute and Its Relationship to Ishq-e-Haqiqi

    2. Q&A

    3. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. The Reality of Allah’s Quality of Jadhb (Divine Attraction), Story of Pir-e-Changi

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Need and Aspiration for the True Beloved

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Unseen Manifestations of Ishq-e-Haqiqi

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. He Loves them and they Love Him (Book II: Intro)

    1. Relationship of the True-Beloved with His Lovers

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:

  • Cry of the Reed Flute and Its Relationship to Ishq-e-Haqiqi (Book I: 1)

  • The Reality of Allah’s Quality of Jadhb (Divine Attraction), Story of Pir-e-Changi (Book I: 1913, 2072-2161)

  • Need and Aspiration for the True Beloved (Book II: 3274-83, Book III: 3210-3219)

  • Unseen Manifestations of Ishq-e-Haqiqi (Book I: 1951)

  • He Loves them and they Love Him (Book II: Intro)

  • Relationship of the True-Beloved with His Lovers, Why the believer’s prayer at times goes unanswered

  • Igniting the Love of Allah Through the Mention of Love and Lovers; Story of the Weeping Date Palm in Masjid Nabawi (Book I: 2113)

  • Tafsir of ما شاء الله and the Attitude of the Lover towards the True-Beloved (Book I: 1878)

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

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

  • 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.