Imam al-Tirmidhi's Al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya contains 414 Hadith that together present a detailed description of the moral, physical and spiritual qualities of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
In 2023, we intend to study the entire Shamail from cover to cover in four quarters.
An ijazah will be granted from Shaykh Ahmed Elazhary to all students who study all four quarters and attend the recital. This ijazah will link students to Imam al-Tirmidhi and, thereon, to Sayyiduna Muhammad ﷺ.
The first quarter consists of 10 sessions whereby Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary will guide us through a close reading of the Shama'il. This course is designed to give you the following:
- Deep knowledge of the character, behaviour, and personal qualities of Allah's Messenger ﷺ
- Understanding of why knowledge of the character of the Prophet ﷺ is central for all areas of the religion
- Enriched appreciation for the world and the worldview of the Companions رضي الله عنهم and the Early Generations of Muslims
- Renewed and strengthened love for Allah's Messenger ﷺ, knowledge of him, and desire to see him in this life and the Next
If you wish to pre-register for all 40 sessions in 2023 (and save $100), please click here.
Understanding the Shama’il is absolutely critical to any proper understanding of Islam, for it details the qualities of the message-bearer, which fundamentally alters how we understand the message he brought.
Quarter 1: January 19th, 2023, to March 16th, 2023 (Every Thursday at 1pm ET, 6pm British)
All sessions will be recorded if you cannot attend live.
This will be a live course held via Zoom. Our instructor will be Shaykh Ahmed El Azhary. Classes will be kept small to allow for participation and questions. Students will be invited to join a private Telegram chat group with the teacher to facilitate further discussion and inquiry.
What students are saying:
"I just wanted to say this course was an amazing experience. I finally had the chance to take a class like this with a qualified scholar, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Shaykh and the team. This class brought moments of renewed faith, and made my Iman and my love for the Prophet ﷺ stronger. It brought me immense joy. JazakAllah khayran so much to Shaykh and the team. I only hope Allah facilitates more. May Allah give you khair and love and protect you all."
"This was my first class with Imam Ghazali Institute, and I just really enjoyed the course. I love the book and the translators. The beauty of the publications from Imam Ghazali Institute is extraordinary, and it was so nice to be connected to the Shaykh and to receive to receive his wisdom. So it was a pleasure to participate with everyone, and I just wanted to thank all of you immensely for this opportunity to be in this class, and to benefit from it and each one of you, and especially our teachers. JazakAllahu khayran."