LECTURE #1: "Al-Ghazali: A Brief Biography"... Who Was Imam Al-Ghazali?
Al-Ghazali Was Unanimously Considered a Mujadid
Early Influences on Al-Ghazali's Life
Baghdad in Al-Ghazali's Time
Political Strife in Al-Ghazali's Time
Al-Ghazali's Balanced Approach to Usul, Fiqh and Bid'ah
Al-Ghazali's Great Crisis and Reformation
Al-Ghazali's Works on Shafi Fiqh
Al-Ghazali's "the Incoherence of the Philosophers"
Al-Ghazali's Refutation of the Isma’ilis
Al-Ghazali's "Ihya Ulum ul-Deen"
Al-Ghazali Lived What He Taught (+ Previews)
LECTURE #2: "A Commentary on Imam al-Haddad's Qasida Ta-iyya"... Introduction: Al-Haddad's Diwan
Longing For a Return to One's Beloved
Should We Be in Company or Isolation?
Securing Sincerity by Pretending to be Ordinary
Traveling to Contemplate Allah's Creation
Guiding Through Good Advice and Gentleness
Two Paths to Follow: The Shari'ah or the Nafs
Disciplining the Nafs
Allah is Above Human Form
The Exalted Status of Prophet Muhammad (P)
Loving the Family of Prophet Muhammad (P)
The Humility of Imam Al-Haddad
Hope in the Mercy of Allah
The Importance of Poetry in Islam
Q&A: When Was al-Haddad's Qasida Written?
Q&A: Hima: Aspiration and Motivation
Q&A: Purify the Heart Seven Times?
Q&A: Is It Okay to Indulge in Secular Poetry? (+ Previews)
LECTURE #3: "Breaking the Desire of Eating - Part 1"... Ihya Ulum ul-Deen: Transformation Through Oral Teaching
The Stomach: The Greatest of Mortal Vices
The Virtues of Fasting
Al-Ghazali's Teaching Style
Ahadith About Hunger and the Ahlu Bait
Hunger: The Beginning of Every Virtue
Hunger Purifies the Heart
Hunger Softens the Heart
Grazing/Dieting: A Way of Life in the West
The Removal of Exuberance
Hunger: A Reminder of Allah's Trials
Hunger Breaks the Desire For Sin
Hunger Repels Sleep
Hunger Makes Worship Easier
Hunger Makes For Physical Health
Hunger Saves Money
Donating Excess Food
Q&A: Polishing the Heart of Rust
Q&A: Making a Pledge to a Spiritual Leader
Q&A: What is Tassawuf?
Q&A: Listening to Music to Learn the Culture
Q&A: Is It Wrong If One is Naturally Fat?
Q&A: Did Adam Commit a Sin? (+ Previews)
LECTURE #4: "Breaking the Desire of Eating - Part 2"... Obesity in the Muslim World
Eating Truly Halal
Reducing the Amount of Food You Eat
To Eat Meat or Not?
The Sunnah of Moderation
Moderation in Eating
Struggling With Moderate Eating
Committing Shirk While Renouncing Desires
Rejoicing in Being Seen as Righteous
Restraint in the Supermarket
Why Pork is Prohibited
Q&A: What if Your Parents Want You to Eat More?
Q&A: Pay Debts Before Giving Charity?
Q&A: Concern About Showing Off in Salah?
Q&A: Renouncing the Desire For Food
Q&A: Is Covering Our Sins Hypocrisy?
Q&A: The Abuse of Animals By Muslims
LECTURE #5: "Sexuality: An Islamic Perspective"... Sexuality is Not a Shameful Topic
What Happens When Sexuality is Misunderstood
Classical Islamic Scholars Discussed Sexuality
The Five Benefits of Marriage
The Good and Evil of Sexual Desire
The Dangers of Being Alone With the Opposite Sex
Excessive Sexual Desire
When to Get Married?
Hijab: Logic and Wisdom
Lowering the Gaze
Spiritual Aspiration in Marriage
The Virtue of Resisting Sexual Temptation
The Virtue of Guarding the Eyes
Q&A: Can Women Make Hajj in a Group of Women?
Q&A: Is a Look Without Desire Sinful?
Q&A: Can You Have Sex With Your Spouse For Pleasure Only?
Q&A: The Cure For Hypocrisy?
Q&A: Should Students Get Married or Wait Until After Graduation?
Q&A: When Sexuality is Deprived of Beauty
Q&A: Financial Stability Before Marriage?
Q&A: Textual Evidence For Hijab?