What we cover
Our religion is one of laws.
These laws cover our obligations as individuals and as communities. The better our understanding of these laws, the greater our ability to follow the way of the Holy Prophet ﷺ.
On The Well-Travelled Path, Shaykh Ahmed helps students understand the laws of purity, worship, pilgrimage, alms, fasting, marriage, contract, and personal conduct.
Shaykh Ahmed is keen to guide students to move past simple memorisation of these rules - they are of benefit when students are able to put them into practice in daily life.
Belief is the foundation of the house of religion.
Practice makes up its walls, doors, and ceiling.
The warmth and love that brings faith to life comes from purifying the heart.
On The Well-Travelled Path, Shaykh Ahmed guides students to understand the spiritual path within the Islamic tradition, focusing on developing the character of the Holy Prophet ﷺ in each of us.
What topics will I study?
Taught over four semesters, this year long course addresses
+ Topic 1: Characteristics of God
+ Topic 2: Faith - character and limits
+ Topic 3: The Afterlife
+ Topic 4: The Companions and Predecessors
+ Topic 5: Innovation
Practice - Individual
+ Topic 1: Ritual Purification
+ Topics 2: Ritual Worship - Salah
+ Topic 3: Funeral Prayer and Preparation
+ Topic 4: Oligatory and Non-Obligatory Fasting
+ Topic 5: Zakāh
+ Topic 6: Pilgrimage
Practice - Social
+ Topics 1: Oaths
+ Topics 2: Marriage, Divorce, Mahrams
+ Topic 3: Sales, Purchases & their Validity
+ Topic 4: Interest, Usury & Insurance
+ Topic 5: Business Partnerships
+ Topic 6: Property - Gifts, Bequests, Usurption and Trusts
+ Topic 7: Crime & Punishment
+ Topic 8: Witnesses and Testimony
+ Topic 9: Inheritance
What our previous students think...
"The teacher is very learned in a breadth of sciences, and provides a wealth of traditional knowledge. The atmosphere is very friendly and there is ample opportunity to ask questions. The organisers are highly responsive and supportive at every stage. The course also led to being introduced to other great opportunities of seeking knowledge." - Nikolai
"The course with Shaykh Ahmed was incredibly beneficial for me. The Shaykh had a particular way to exemplify all the rules and keep us engaged throughout the course . As a very busy mum I could do the classes and replay them whenever needed. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to improve their salah and religious practice." -Nadia