Kitab al-Ruh: The Soul's Journey After Death

Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course

Course Code: AQD 204

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Course Dates: January 12 - April 28, 2024

Day: Fridays

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm CST

Daylight savings time will begin in the United States on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 10.

Class times are subject to change during the month of Ramadan. There will be no class in the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Course Description: 

This course is a trip into the “Book of the Soul” (Kitab al-Ruh) where we escort the human soul on its journey from start to finish in both the material world and the Hereafter. The course will discuss the spirits of both the living and the dead and the relationship between them with emphasis on the spirit of the dead, the questions and controversies that surround its departure, the grave, the Barzakh, and what the living should (and should not) do in regards to their own souls and to the souls of others. The unique book of Ibn al-Qayyim is unparalleled in its coverage of the above subject while firmly adhering to the Quran, Hadith and the interpretations of the righteous Salaf.


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until May 31, 2024.

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.
  3. AQD 101: "Foundations, Flounderings & Faith"

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, submit a term paper and a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance.
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation.
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until May 31, 2024.

  •  $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  •  $20.00 late registration fee after January 5th (if seats are available)
  •  Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: Recommended: The Soul's Journey After Death: An Abridgment of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Kitabar-Ruh

Recommended for Arabic speakers: كتاب الروح" ابن قيم الجوزية

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on January 5th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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