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(Islamic Encouragement)

Past Courses

Level: Beginner

Ayyuhal Walad (Imam al-Ghazali)

Dear Beloved Son



This concise classical text authored by the great theologian and philosopher Imam al-Ghazali [RA] offers 24 pieces of valuable counsel to students of the sacred sciences. It touches on all aspects of life, from material wealth and love of the dunya [worldly life] to adab and seeking knowledge. Imam al-Ghazali’s provides us with relevant quotes from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, as well poetry and logical reasoning to support his sincere advice.


What’s in it for me?


By the end of the course, a student will learn:


  • Internal and external acts of devotion that facilitate success for the traveler, in this life and the next

  • The importance of proper Aqeedah (Islamic creed) and firm adherence to the Shariah (Islamic Laws)

  • The foundation of rectification of one's character and the purification of one's soul

  • The importance of having a spiritual guide and upright companions

  • How to cleanse our hearts and acquire good character

  • And much more…


Student requisites


Students must be able to:


dedicate 2 hours per week

use PDF and Word files

attend weekly class


Materials provided


Arabic text with full tashkeel (Arabic Vowels) in PDF & WORD

Complete English translation of Arabic text.

Supplementary materials related to the science




This course will be completed within one term. If you are interested in studying this course and would like to know course dates, please register your interest by filling out the form at admissions or emailing cordobaacademy [at]


Upon completion


This is an Ijazah course and students who attend and understand the principles covered in the text will be honored with a written Ijazah. For more detailed information please see FAQs.

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