Excellence with Parents: How to Fulfill the Rights of Your Parents
Learn to implement the Five Rulings of Sharia with respect to the rights of parents.
What You'll Learn
• To understand and implement the Five Rulings of Sharia in respect to the rights of parents
• To determine what is disrespect to one’s parents and know how to avoid it
• To fulfill the rights of parents in regards to obedience, and know the rulings related to this
About the Course Text
Fulfilling the rights of your parents with excellence is your greatest religious duty after faith and worship. This course gives invaluable guidance to help you fulfill this religious duty. Shaykh Rami explains the classic work of Imam Mawlud, Birr al-Walidayn (Excellence towards Parents), and gives practical guidance on how to strengthen your relationships with your parents.
“And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], ‘uff,’ and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.”—Qu’ran 17:23
Respecting and caring for one’s parents (birr al-walidayn) is one of the foundational aspects of human society that all major religions and cultures teach. The lessons of birr al-walidayn have been reaffirmed and clarified by the Qur’an and the teachings of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him.
Rather than merely stating the general principle of birr, the lessons of Islam have provided amazingly detailed lessons and rules for how to interact with parents in all aspects of our lives. The student will learn how to implement the Five Rulings of Sharia in respect to the rights of parents. They will learn when obeying one’s parents is obligatory, recommended, permissible, disliked and prohibited.
The course will also provide an explanation of all of the verses and major Hadith that deal with the rights of parents. For all who seek to draw spiritually closer to Allah, learning and implementing this knowledge of how to interact with parents is essential.
This course is based on the text Rights of Parents by Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud who is one of the greatest scholars from Mauritania. He is considered by many to be a mujaddid, or “renewer of the faith.” He mastered all the sciences of Islam and was famous for his knowledge and piety. His vast knowledge was not limited to benefiting only himself nor was it reserved for educating only the scholarly elite.
Since the tenets of Islam are to be practiced by scholars and non-scholars alike, the knowledge of Islam must be made accessible to everyone. Muhammad Mawlud was one who mastered the ability to transfer immense amounts of much needed knowledge to the masses by means of simple texts.
This text on the Rights of Parents is used as a core textbook on this subject in many schools in Mauritania. It is a book that changes the lives of those that study it.
Registration Opens: May 23, 2018
Registration Closes: July 16, 2018Term Two Starts On: June 25, 2018Length: 12 weeksPrice: FREEDepartment:Living ReligionRequirements: A basic book on fiqh and aqida.
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About the Course Teachers
Shaykh Rami Nsour
“The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “People are ores like the ores of gold and silver. The best of them in jahiliyya are the best of them in Islam if they gain fiqh (understanding).” We should not see in ourselves and others what is immediately apparent, but rather look for the potential that can be attained. This potential is unlocked through knowledge of Islam.”
Rami Nsour was born in Amman, Jordan and moved to the United States at the age of 9. During his college years, he attended classes taught by shuyukh in the San Francisco Bay Area; notably, Shaykh Khatri bin Bayba, Shaykh Abdullah bin Ahmedna and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. With their encouragement, Rami embarked on a journey to Mauritania in 1998.In Mauritania, he studied with some of the greatest scholars of our times such as his foremost, Shaykh Murabit al Hajj bin Fahfu. He was also blessed to study with Murabit Muhammad al-Amin bin al-Shaykh, Murabit Ahmed Fal bin Ahmedna, Shaykh Abdullah bin Ahmedna, Shaykh Tahir ibn Murabit al Hajj and Shaykh Sa’d Bu among others.Rami completed studies in the subjects of Qu’ran, ‘Aqeedah (Belief), Fiqh (Law), Nahu (grammar), Ihsan (spiritual purification), and adab (manners).
He has completed the final text of Maliki fiqh, Mukhtasar Khalil, with memorization and has been granted permission by his shuyukh to teach. In addition to his extensive study of fiqh, he was afforded the unique opportunity to attend one on-one sessions with his teachers where he would engage them in countless hours of discussion on the application of fiqh in general and specifically for those living in the West. After spending 4 years in Mauritania, he spent another 4 years with Shaykh Saleck bin Sidine, a visiting scholar from Mauritania at the Zaytuna Institute. He lived with Shaykh Saleck and was again afforded the opportunity to learn practical applications of fiqh during this extraordinary ‘in-residence’ experience.
Rami has translated traditional Islamic texts from Arabic including various works on Maliki fiqh and several works of the great Mauritanian scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Mawlud, including Birr al-Walidayan (The Rights of Parents), Ishraq al-Qarar (The Spiritual Aspects of Prayer), and the Adab of Sadaqa. He has also translated a versified version of Adab of the Student entitled Iya’ant al Mutafahim (The Assistance of the Student) by Shaykh Muhammad al Hasan as well as the original Taleem al Muta’llim by Shaykh Zarnuji.
In addition, Rami has dedicated much of his time in teaching, conducting seminars and counseling. He has spent a great deal of his time teaching and aiding Muslims in prison and has seen how knowledge unlocks the human potential. His students in the prisons have in turn taught countless people and invited many people to Islam. He was instrumental in co-founding Dar as-Salaam, a project dedicated to building and supporting a school in Mauritania.Shaykh Rami serves as Senior Instructor at SeekersHub Global. Rami is the co-founder of the Tayba Foundation which has a correspondence program for Muslim inmates (http://www.taybafoundation.org/). In addition to traditional teaching licenses (ijazah), Rami holds a B.A. in Human Development with a Focus on Early Childhood. Rami resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, is married and has two children.