The Complete Advice on Sincerity:
A Practical Guide to Spiritual Transformation
Taught by Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick, this FREE five-part ISLAMinar series is based on the famous discourse an-Naseehatul-Kaafiyah (The Complete Advice on Sincerity) by the renowned North African scholar Sidi Ahmad Zarrooq.
This class is intended to give attendees a comprehensive and practical guide to spiritual transformation and mindful living. The essence of this class is acquiring productive self-knowledge, that which leads to repentance, spiritual transformation and mindful living. Shaykh Abdullah will teach the text in light of his more than 40 years of experience teaching and working in Muslim communities all over the world and Canada.
The five classes will include an introduction to the author Sidi Ahmed Zarrooq and an introduction to the work as he himself presented it. Following the introductory class, the last four sections will look at Sincerity to Allah, Sincerity to His Messenger, Sincerity to His Book, and Sincerity to The Muslims and Our Leaders. Sidi Ahmad was an meticulous, well grounded scholar with a penetrating intellect. His thoughts and directions will be analyzed and discussed in the context of the real life conditions of our communities.
The translation and commentary of an-Naseehatul-Kaafiyah (The Complete Advice on Sincerity) will be available to attendees online.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central Standard Time (US & Canada)
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain Standard Time (US & Canada)
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific Standard Time (US & Canada)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Greenwich Time (GMT / UTC)
This program is offered FREE of charge so Donations are welcomed.
About the Scholar:
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick is a historian, social activist and religious leader of African and Native American descent. He has travelled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a BA from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia and his history background is shaped by an MA and PhD from the History Department of the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Quick has served as a special advisor to the Toronto Board of Education, the Ontario Science Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum as well as a regular columnist in the religion page of one of Canada’s leading daily newspapers, The Toronto Star. He has initiated and developed special classes for the hearing impaired of Canada and the underprivileged of Southern Africa. He has been a guest lecturer at York University (Toronto), McGill University, the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) in the Departments of History, Women’s Studies, Geography and Middle-East Islamic Studies and African Studies as well as member of the Chaplains Association of the University of Toronto. He has also developed and facilitated workshops and training sessions for diverse organizations such as Children’s Aid Society, Metropolitan Toronto School Boards, Family Service Association of Metro Toronto, Canadian Museums Association, Canadian Institute for International Affairs, the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries, Elementary Teachers Association of York Region, Metro Toronto School for the Deaf, the Scarborough Public Library Board, and Al Wagah, Muslim Deaf Society of Cape Town.
For over ten years, Dr. Quick was Director of the Islamic Social Services and Resources Association, one of Canada’s first recognized Islamic social service agencies. There he counseled hundreds people from all walks of life and various religions and developed one of Canada’s first Muslim food banks. He has often spoken out against “gay bashing” and vigilantism
He has participated in interviews as an expert on African History and Islamic issues with major Canadian, Caribbean and South African media organizations, such as CBC TV, City TV, CFRB, Channel 47 (Canada) and the SABC, 702 Cape Talk, Voice of the Cape, Radio 786, Channel Islam, Radio Ansar (Durban, South Africa).
He has a number of scholarly presentations and publications but his recent focus has been on documentary films such as Timbuktu, the Empire of Knowledge, Untold Ethiopia and Reflections from the Western Sunrise (Quick Answers) that all aired on national television in South Africa.
Previously, Dr. Abdullah was the Director of the Discover Islam Centre of Cape Town, South Africa and a special advisor to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Presently, Shaykh Abdullah is residing in Toronto, Canada and is the Head of the History Department of Al Maghrib Institute and the Director of Outreach for the Canadian Council of Imams.