Purification of the Heart | Six-Week Series with Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi
January 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 1, 2020
Join Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi for this six-week, discussion-based introductory class on the twenty-five spiritual diseases of the heart and their cures as defined by Imam Al-Haddad in his classic poem Matharat al-Qulub and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf with commentary in Purification of the Heart.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Jan. 11 to Feb. 29 (no class on Jan. 25 or Feb. 22) | $40/session (includes copy of book) or drop-in at $5.00/session (does not include copy of the book)| Ages 16+ | Scholarships available
Register at mcceastbay.org/purify
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cure of the heart. The diseases examined include miserliness, envy, hatred, treachery, rancor, malice, ostentation, arrogance, covetousness, lust, and other afflictions that assail people and often control them.
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We highly recommend workshop attendees attend all six sessions. We understand life happens and you may not be able to make a session, but please try your best to get the most from this series.
These sessions will be recorded, but not livestreamed. At the discretion of MCC and the presenter, the recording may be released at a later date.
About the Book “Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart“:
The suffering of the world is spoken of in terms of wars, starvation, hatred, competition, and the struggle of the survival of the fittest. Yet all the suffering of the world originates in the human heart. Every crime committed, every act of oppression, every callous cruelty, and every injustice to the self or others emanates from the hearts of men. However, for every wrong wrought by the human heart, a thousand acts of mercy have issued forth: every mother’s love, every child’s forgiveness, every teacher’s care, and every father’s concern for the well-being of his progeny–all have their source in the core of the human being, the human heart. If we are to right the world, we must first rectify our hearts, and this is why every revelation has been granted to humanity in order to make firm our hearts. Before you is a text that gives practical means and methods of transformation. Learn them, and use them, and then pass them on.
This exploration of Islamic spirituality delves into the psychological diseases and cures of the heart. The causes and practical cures of these diseases are discussed, offering a penetrating glimpse into how Islam deals with spiritual and psychological problems and demonstrating how all people can benefit from these teachings.