Purification of the Heart
An 8 week course based on the text Purification of the Heart by Imam Mawlud with commentary by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
In this interactive study of the spiritual diseases of the heart and its cures, students learn new language skills through poetry and prose.
Week One: Introduction to Purification of the heart, part I. Students write supplications inspired by the prayers of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ .
Week Two: Introduction, part II. Students practice writing couplets with examples by Alexander Pope, Ogden Nash, and Plato.
Week Three: Miserliness. Students learn about narrative writing examples with a traditional Cherokee folktale and other stories.
Week Four: Wantonness. Students learn the power of repetition (anaphora) with examples by Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill.
Week Five: Hatred. Students learn Quatrains (four line stanzas) with examples by Shakespeare and Emily Dickenson.
Week Six: Iniquity. Students learn poetic prose with examples by Emerson, Maya Angelou, and Khalil Gibran.
Week Seven: Love of this world. Students learn Acrostic poetry with an example by John Keats and unknown writers.
Week Eight: Envy. Students learn from Aesop's fables and develop their own animal characters as a teaching device about envy.
Time: Thursdays 10am CST / 11am EST
Date: January 5th - February 23rd.
Cost: $89 USD (first student) $150 (for 2 or more sibling group).
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