Nasseha Topic: Tasawwuf
Duration/Lessons: +5hrs / 2 lessons
Course Text: Fives Seasons of Life by Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi
About: Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi (508 AH-597 AH) from Bagdad was an Islamic scholar whose family traces their lineage back to that of Abu Bakr, who the famous companion of the Prophet Muhammad and first caliph of Islam. Ibn Jawzi belonged to the Hanbali school of (Fiqh) jurisprudential thought. He was known for his works in exegesis of the Qur'an as well as his numerous hadith writings. One of the more famous of the latter is his "Tahqiq", a compendium of both the hadith evidences used by the Hanbali school of jurisprudential thought and a work of compartive law (Arabic,Fiqh). He is said to have been a precocious child who allegedly made his first speech at the age of ten that was attended by a crowd of 50,000, and authored his first book at the age of thirteen. “The 5 Seasons of Life” is a text which deals with improving ones spiritual nature and how to ensure that a person makes each season of their life a success, both in this world and the here- after.