Stories from the Straight Path
A unique course combining the lives fo selected prophets, leading up to the life of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. We will then take a look at the life of some of the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ.
Stories from The Straight Path
32 week course
Saturdays 12.15PM – 1.15PM
Starting Saturday 9th September 2023 – until Saturday 16th June 2024
Course fee: £200
The first part of the course covers the lives of some of the prophets such as Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Yusuf, Musa and Isa, peace be upon them all. We will learn the challenges they faced and how the faith they had was the same tradition that Islam came to confirm.
In the second part, the course covers the biography of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. We learn about his early life, travels and marriage. We then take a look at his ﷺ mission covering 23 years of struggle, starting with the first revelation in the cave of Hira to his demise in al-Madinah.
The third instalment takes us through the lives of the Companions, how they embraced Islam wholeheartedly and how they continued living and spreading the message of Islam after the Prophet’s passing.
- Explore the lives of several Prophets of Allah.
- Explore the challenges they faced, the tests of their times and how they responded.
- Learn about The Prophet Muhmmad’s ﷺ life and how he called to Tawheed.
- Understand The importance of the Prophet Muhhamad ﷺ in the establishment of Islam.
- To observe how the Companions submitted to Allah and followed Islam.
- To take inspiration from the lives of the pious and adopt them as our role models.
Our teachers convey traditional Islamic knowledge, which they have learnt from their teachers, who learnt from their teachers with an unbroken chain all the way back to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. This course is taught by Shaykh Waseem Ahmed.
Shaykh Waseem Ahmed
Shaykh Waseem started his search for sacred knowledge studying Arabic in the UK for a more than two years before leaving for Damascus in Ramadan 1426 (Oct 2005) to further his Arabic language studies at the Abu Nur institute.
In 2007 Shaykh Waseem started studying privately under his teachers. Alongside his private studies he attended the accelerated programme at the Dawli Institute for Arabic and Islamic sciences in Damascus. He completed a traditional curriculum and graduated in the summer of 2012.
Amongst the teachers he was fortunate to learn from was Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi. He studied many texts under him including; the Shama’il of Imam Al-Tirmidhi, the Principles of spirituality of Imam Ahmad Zarrooq, Adab Al-Suhbah of Imam Al-Sha’rani, The Sanusi Creed, parts of Al-Risalah Al-Qushayriyyah and the beginning of Iyha Uloom Al-Deen of Al-Ghazali. He also attended readings of some of the canonical hadith books (Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi) with the Shaykh.
He returned to the UK in 2012 and has been delivering lectures and regular courses around the UK since.
He co-founded ISNAD Insitute and Sacred Vows Introduction Service as well as Guidance Hub where he is the director.
Shaykh Waseem currently resides in Manchester with his wife and two children.
All our classes are based within a classroom environment giving you the best opportunity and comfortability to make the most of your learning experience. Getting here will be easy whether you are travelling by car or public transport. We have an onsite car park available as well as ample free on-street parking close by.
Further details and full course registration: https://www.guidancehub.org/education.html