You’ve called yourself a Mu’min – a faithful believer - all your life.
Now it’s time to seek that Faith and truly understand the secrets of your Lord.
You have so many questions in your heart, that it hurts. Why ? Why did that happen ? Why does Allah allow such things ? Why me ? What if...? How can this be right when...?
But you stop.
You stop because the faith in your heart tells you to be careful. "This is the Will of Allah" everyone says. Sure, you've heard about the concept, you know how confusing it can be, but just how do we truly understand predestination, the decree, our future?
What is our role in it? Why bother if it's already decided! Just how much free will do we have?
Isn't it that free will which causes us to fall ? Who’s really to blame ? Us ? How is that going to happen when our Lord decrees everything about us before we were even created ? Can His QADR be blamed for our actions, or what really is the nature of our free will ? Can du‘a change that status quo even when evil is on our doorstep ?
Is our faith up to the challenges and arguments of the detractors of Tawhīd ?
The seen world. The witnessed world. The Alam’l-Shahadah.
The unseen world. The unwitnessed world. The Alam’l-Ghayb.
We might call the first one “real life” because we live it every day, right ? But that would be a huge mistake.
For just because we can’t see something, doesn’t make it any less real. Just because we enjoy life so much, doesn’t mean that we will live forever. And just because we live in the Here, doesn’t mean we should lose our true focus: to live for the Here after.
To understand everything connected to the Last Day - death, the Hour, the journey of the soul, the Day of Judgement, and our final two choices of destination – Heaven or Hell – is from the mightiest aspects of faith itself.
Allah numerous times combines two key aspects of faith itself: belief in Him and belief in the Last Day. Again and again and again. Because the one who truly believes in the Last Day, is the one who is truly ready to meet Him.
"Say (O Prophet), Take action! Allah will see your actions- as will His Messenger and the Believers – and then you will be returned to Him who knows what is seen and what is unseen, and He will tell you what you have been doing."
After AlMaghrib Institute’s ground-breaking Light of Guidance and Light upon Light, it gives us great pleasure to bring you Rays of Faith II, a single-weekend seminar which will explore the fundamentals of faith and make you believe like you’ve never believed before.
This is a class where you will study the aspects of Iman and perfect your theological understanding of predestination and free will, of sin and actions. You will understand deeply the admonition for the Day of Judgement and then you will study the events of that day in detail. You will develop your love of Allah ‘azzawajall as you appreciate His divine wisdom.
Taught expertly by the Head of our Theology Department, Dr Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, we guarantee you will come out of this class empowered in your ‘aqidah unlike ever before.
"I never took a class that benefitted me in my life more than Torch Bearers-Life of the Muslim Scholars, but Rays of Faith, I feel is something else. Can't beat the khayr in this class."
- Meraj Shaikh
When the true sweetness of faith finally hits you after taking this record-breaking class, nothing will be more profound in your life than realising that the Unseen World which is built on faith, is actually a bigger reality than the Witnessed World which you live in today.
That’s the power of faith.
" This is seriously one of my FAVE classes that AlMaghrib has to offer! Sh. Waleed is such an inspiring speaker mashaAllah. I highly recommend this class for ANYONE! I even took it twice! "
" A mind- blowing course that helps us to increase our imaan and conscious of Allah, this course refresh my understanding of the pillars of imaan with additional infiormation about the difference opinions of the scholars which makes us appreciate the efforts of the scholars of the past without passing any bad judgment about any of them for the differences. This course also a good reminder for me that whatever calamities happen to me, i know that Allah will take care of me. Also ilove the sheikh's recitation of Qur'an MashaAllah. "
Dewi Abdul Rahim Mokti
" I never took a class that benefitted me in my life more than Torch Bearers-Life of the Muslim Scholars, but Rays of Faith, I feel is something else. Can't beat the khayr in this class. "
" I have never felt anything like this in my entire life to be honest and I can go on and on about how this life changed my life like no other and wallahi it truly did, it was amazing and unforgettable, words cant describe how I felt and I am still high off of my iman right now and I am glad I took this class because it made me look at Islam at a different view and has changed my heart soooo much, I would love to take it again if I could and not a day goes by that I dont think about this class, subhanallah. May Allah reward you sooo much shaykh! "
" Such a great course. I have come with the mind-set that i will definitely learn a lot and Sheikh Waleed have given me much more than that. Before going for this course, I always have difficulties in understanding about Qadar and Qada. Sheikh Waleed have make it so easy for me to understand it. Jazakallahkhair to Sheikh Waleed and also QabeelatIhsaan team that help to organize this course. "
" This was a brilliant course mashaAllah. I admit that at first I thought I knew my pillars of eman by heart but Alhamdulillah, I was surprised to discover that there are sooo much more to be learnt about them. Sheikh Waleed was an amazing teacher and I found myself hanging onto his words. His explanation and examples made so much sense. and he has an infectious smile. I laughed, I cried and I learnt so much. Highly recommended for new muslims, muslims wanting to strengthen their eman, and even non Muslims who are interested to know this beautiful religion. In fact, we had one chinese sister proclaiming the shahadah on the very first day of this seminar subhanallah. Those 48 hours, in my opinion, was very well invested. "