7th June 2017
Lesson 4 of Al-Murshid al-Mu'een
You can download an audio here – Lesson 4
Al-Murshid al-Mu’een – the Concise Guide to the Basics of the Deen – is a widely recognised primary text for learning Islam in North Africa. In it the author, Sidi Abd al-Wahid ibn ‘Ashir, summarises in verse the three sciences of Islam, Iman and Ihsan. The first section of the poem deals with matters of creed. The second portion covers the pillars of Islam. The last portion deals with the science of spiritual development and behavioral refinement which was traditionally known as Sufism (Tasawwuf).
Sidi Abdul-Wahid b. Ahmad b. ‘Ashir died in the year 1040 AH. His text has been memorized and taught for the past 400 years by Malikis. The text possesses a wealth of knowledge and other benefits that the common Muslim cannot dispense with.
This is a course taught by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf.