Weekend Ilm Intensive 17


Weekend Ilm Intensive 17 – Prophetic Happiness


A 2 day Intensive discovering the Keys of Prophetic Happiness & the Art of Interacting with People.

Saturday, November 26 (1:00 pm – 6 pm) and Sunday, November 27 (10 am – 4:00pm) at Islamic Association of Northwest Calgary

$80 Course Fee includes textbook, 3 meals and an information package



 “There is no waiting for happiness. It’s now or never.  choose NOW.”

About the Course

The course content will include, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Happiness and how it is defined according to Quran & Sunnah
  • Pursuit of Happiness? Fard, Sunnah, Mubah, Makrooh or Haram?
  • A detailed explanation as to why the true Cause of All Happiness and Good is Turning to Allah
  • The Alchemy of Happiness: An in depth and pragmatic summary of Imam Ghazli’s book
  • Divine counsel for the lonely and depressed
  • 3 beautiful types of Salah which help with stress, guilt, and decision making
  • 28 Quranic & Prophetic keys to happiness
  • Comprehensive Duaa for grief & sorrow
  • Comprehensive Duaa for Joy and happiness
  • Understanding Taqdeer and fate and it’s connection with happiness
  • Explained: ‘ridha bi al-qadha’ and contentment
  • Strategy: How to win hearts and avoid arguments
  • Importance of non verbal language. The Prophetic model of cheerfulness & smiling!
  • Developing a plan for spiritual productivity
  • Positive psychology
  • 18 sources of Barakah
  • Ethics of Disagreement
  • Muslim Time Management 101
  • How to de clutter your mind and heart!

When is the Course?

Weekend Ilm Intensive 17 will be held from Saturday November 26th  from 12:45 pm- 6:00 pm and Sunday November 27th  from  10:00-4:00pm. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 am on Sunday.

Who are the Teachers?

This course will be taught by highly qualified Ulama & Scholars who will combine lecture, interactive learning through activity, readings from the textbook, and self-reflection. Students are encouraged to actively participate as learning occurs best when you are personally involved by asking questions & promoting discussion.

The scholars present will be:

  • Mufti Abdul Mannan – from Windsor, Ontario
  • Shaykh Fayaz Tilly – from Calgary, Alberta
  • Shaykh Hasan Abdullah – from Toronto, Ontario

About the Textbook

(course materials including 2 textbooks and meals have a retail values of $50.00)

This is an exquisite collection of incidents from the life of the Prophet (S), stories from our Islamic Heritage, and thought-provoking anecdotes from the life of the author. The aim of the book is to train the reader to enjoy living his life by practicing various self-development and inter-personal skills. What is so compelling and inspiring about this book is that, in order to highlight the benefit of using social skills, the author draws from the lives of the Prophet (S) and his Companions.

This book is both a practical systematic guide to self-improvement and a treasure trove of historical incidents. It increases self-awareness, whilst nurturing the soul and strengthening the spirit.

The book’s author is a prominent figure in the field of Islamic Da’wah and has authored more than twenty published works – Dr. Muhammad Adb Al-Rahman Al-Arifi.

Course Outline

Time TOPIC  
DAY 1 DAY 1 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26th, 2016  
12:50-1:1:15 ADHAN & DUHR SALAH

In Pursuit of Happiness

After Introducing the author of the textbook “Enjoy Your Life” the Instructor will commence the first session teaching what words, verses and Prophetic traditions are used to describe happiness according to the Quran & Sunnah followed by a detailed analysis of a letter penned by Abu Abdullah Muhammad alArabi alDarqawi (1760–1823) titled: The True Cause of All Happiness and Good is Turning to Allah! Thereafter the instructor will highlight 6 words that will forever change how you see happiness which will be followed by examining select prophetic traditions on the merits and virtues of making others happy.  The session will conclude by covering a few chapters of the text including the chapters of: Purifying your intentions, Being unique and Improving yourself.


The Alchemy of Happiness

 This session will commence by introducing Imam Ghazali and his epic book titled: The Alchemy of Happiness. Interestingly, Imam Ghazali begins by writing that “He who knows himself is truly happy.” The most striking teaching that Imam Ghazali makes about the Prophets (May Peace be upon them all) is that they are the happiest people, for they have achieved the ultimate goal of human existence. After the instructor teaches us the 5 salient lessons penned in this book, the session will conclude with a study of the following select chapters from the textbook: Admit your faults, Agreeing to disagree, People are like minerals of the Earth and Gentleness only beautifies.

3:00-3:15 ADHAN & ASR
3:15-4:00 LATE LUNCH

The Keys to Happiness

The third session will commence with 28 Keys to Happiness as outline in the Quran and Sunnah followed by discussions on the topics of: Can Allah feel emotions like happiness and sadness & Suffering and Divine wisdom. The session will conclude with a study of select chapters from the text including: Respond to mistreatment with kindness, Only pass comment on what is good,  remembering names, do not be dictatorial and being observant and complimentary !

4:45-5:05 ADHAN & MAGHRIB



Divine Counsel for the  Lonely & Depressed

The fourth session will cover Prophetic guidance on feeling lonely, depression, the harms of aloneness, reliance on Allah and patience. The instructor will thereafter teach 4 beautiful types of Specific prayers; Salah: 1.Salah of Repentance. 2. Salah for decision making. 3. Salah for need. 4. Brief prayer for seeking divine help and guidance. This will be followed with every student learning a comprehensive Duaa for grief and sorrow accompanied with the commentary of Ibn al Qayim al Jawzi (ra). The session will conclude with select chapters of the text including: Self torture and Problems without solutions.

DAY 2 DAY 2 – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27th, 2016  
9:30-10:00 BREAKFAST

Happiness Basics

The first session on Day 2 will commence with a detailed explanations on the Islamic modesl of Contentment and ‘ridha bi al-qadha’. Thereafter the instructor will expound upon 10 pragmatic and practical steps to Happiness from eating Halal and keeping fit to avoiding worldly comparisons and satisfying your soul. The session will end with select chapters of the text including: Controlling your tongue, Being concise and how to avoid arguments, Being content with what Allah has apportioned and the virtues of smiling!


Cheerfulness & The Art of Interaction

This assembly will study the subject matter related to Cheerfulness! Cheerfulness is defined as “a state of being full of good spirits”. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) encouraged us to be cheerful in many traditions, thence the instructor will expound upon a few which are relevant to our day and age. The session will conclude with select chapters of the text including : Being kind at the first meeting and the art of  positively interacting with all members of society from your spouse, parents and children to adversaries, neighbors and community members of diverse backgrounds  and opinions. Chapters on the art of listening and the art of discussion will also be taught!


Positive Psychology & Spiritual Productivity

This gathering will commence by teach a Muslim’s guide to Positive Psycholog y& Flourishing which will cover the PERMA model in concordance with the Quran & Sunnah. The PERMA model is an acronym for: Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning & Purpose and finally Accomplishment! This will be followed by teaching a booklet titled: The Very Best of Productive Muslim which will cover the following topics: Analyze Your Time, The Key to Productivity, 7 Spiritually Productive Habits to Develop, Commuting Productive Muslim style, What’s Your Morning Routine, 18 Sources of Barakah, De-Clutter your Mind, Techniques to Develop a Habit of Reading and The Productive Muslim Sleep Routine! The session will conclude with the last chapter of the textbook titled: Be brave and start from now!

12:45-1:00 ADHAN
1:00 DUHR
1:15-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-3:00 Q&A and BUFFER Hasan
3:00-3:15 ASR
3:15-4:00 Q&A PANEL

Who can Register?

This course is open for Brothers and Sisters. Although 85% of our course attendees are between the ages of 18-35+ the course is open to all mature students who are 16 years of age and above as the acquisition of knowledge is compulsory upon every Muslim (Ibn Majah).

How do I Register?

You can register online by Clicking Here.

Payment Options:

The course fee for Weekend Ilm Intensive 17 is $80 per student. The course fee includes the textbook(s), breakfast, 2 lunches, and an informational package.

To help with the registration process, payments for Weekend Ilm Intensive 17 are now accepted via the online TicketLeap registration platform.

For any questions and/or concerns, please contact our volunteer team.

Contact Information

For questions, concerns, or more information regarding Weekend Ilm Intensive 17, you can contact us on-line or by email.

To contact us on-line, visit http://ilmintensive.com/about-us/contact-us/, or by email at admin @ ilmintensive.com.

Please email admin@ilmintensive.com  if you require financial assistance to attend this course.

How Can I Help?

You may help this cause of knowledge by:

  1. Supplicating to Allah to accept the efforts of the organizers (The Islamic Association of NW Calgary & the Ilm Intensive volunteer team), students, and teachers.
  2. Register yourself, family, relatives and friends while simultaneously conveying and encouraging others to also attend and pray for the success of the program.
  3. If your heart desires, you may donate to the Islamic Association of NW Calgary. All donations are 100% tax -deductible. Donations should be made in the name of: MAC-NW

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