An insightful course on the different stages of Life. Taught by Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera, this course delves into the events that take place in each stage based on revelatory sources. It discusses the purpose and significance of each stage in the nurturing of the human being.

In this course we will learn about the soul and its journey: From its creation to its phases through this life and then its life after death, including life in the grave, doomsday, hell and paradise. Based on the Lives of Man by Shaykh Abdullah al-'Alawi al-Haddad.

Take this course to understand the purpose of this world as part of the whole journey!

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction to the Course

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Life Before This World in the Realm of Spirits

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. The Dunya I

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. The Dunya II

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. The Intermediate Realm (Barzakh)

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

    1. Judgement Day

    2. Lesson 6 Quiz

About this course

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

What will you learn in this course?

This course will give you an insight into the 5 different stages of life:

  • The First Life: Life before this world in the realm of spirits.

  • The Second Life: The Dunya, this world divided into the embryonic stage, childhood, youth, maturity, seniority, decrepitude, sickness and finally death.

  • The Third Life: The Intermediate Realm (barzakh), including the torment of the grave, how the living may help the dead, and visiting graves.

  • The Fourth Life: Judgement Day, the Balance, the Bridge, the Pool (hawd), and the intercession.

  • The Fifth Life: The Fire and the Garden (Paradise and Hellfire) and the beatific vision of God's overwhelming mercy.

  • 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!


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.