The Spiritual Journey with Ibn Ata'

Course Category: Purification | Level 2 Course

Course Code: PUR 201

Instructor: Anse Marah Dahman

Course Dates: January 15 - April 28, 2024

Day: Mondays

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 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 continuation of the journey of tazkiyah, which is the purification of the heart/ self. The course consists of a series of the wisdoms of Ibn Ata’illah, that will be explained, discussed, and reflected upon. Students will have insights to the wisdom of Ibn Ata’Illah. This will advance the understanding and the practice of the state that results in Allah’s (swt) satisfaction.

Recordings: 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 PUR 101: Training the Tongue, Purifying the Heart.

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, submit a midterm 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.

Text: A Journey to God: Reflections on the Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah, by Jasser Auda

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 after January 5th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.

Contact: For inquiries, contact