Classes with Shaykh Jamaal Zarabozo
Alhamdulillah I was able to take one class for three months with shaykh Jamaal; principles of tafseer and I benefited greatly from this course and learned a lot of things I had not previously learned in any tafseer class.
The classes are available online, not only with audio but also with video so you can see your teacher and learn from his demeanor and manners. There are no pre-reqs so you can begin with any of these classes inshaAllah. The students organize notes with eachother and have a google group as well.
InshaAllah I just wanted to highly stress taking these classes if you are able too; Jamaal Zarabozo is a gem amongst the teachers that we have from North America. The material covered in these classes is not available in any English book/course as far as I am aware. If you’re interested in in-depth study or know of friends/family who are interested in studying Islam in-depth but do not have the means to travel overseas, I’d highly recommend taking these classes.
InshaAllah the next semester of classes will begin April 5th inshaAllah, here is the schedule below *note: the times are PST*:
SPRING 2009 ISLAMIC SCIENCES COURSES
Note: All timings are subject to slight change due to changes in prayer timings
Allah willing, the courses will run from: APRIL 5, 2009 to JUNE 9, 2009
Commentary on Fiqh al-Sunnah III: Explanation of the well-known book available in English and Arabic, covering the basic material and then highlighting most interesting topics. This session will concentrate on various aspects of tahaarah (“purity”).
Required Text: Fiqh al-Sunnah by al-Sayyid Sabiq.
Preservation of the Sunnah III: Discussion of means used from the earliest years by which the Sunnah was preserved. This session will concentrate on the beginnings of the use of the isnaad (“chain of authorities”), hadith and narrator evaluation, etc.
Recommended Texts: The Authority and Importance of the Sunnah by Jamaal Zarabozo
Principles of Quranic Tafseer II: Discussion of the principles, history, source and types of tafseers.
Required Text: The Methodologies of the Quranic Commentators by Jamaal Zarabozo (available from the instructor)
Mondays 6:40-7:40. (Starting on April 20, this class will begin at 7:00)
Purification of the Soul IV: This session will concentrate on the means that help one along the path of purification and those aspects that cause harm to one’s process of purification.
Required Text: Purification of the Soul by Jamaal Zarabozo.
Tuesdays 6:40-7:40. (Starting on April 21, this class will begin at 7:00)
We should take advantage of the knowledgeable people we have in our communities before they are gone.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.jamaalzarabozo.com