Hope And Fear:
A Study Of The Purification Of Soul

Note: This is an online-only session. Session will be conducted on Google Meet. Register to receive notes.


“Successful indeed is the one who purifies their soul, and doomed is the one who corrupts it!”
– [Ash-Shams: 9 & 10]


Fridays (8 weeks)
7.45pm – 9.15pm
25 Nov – 27 Jan 2023


Google Meet


Ustaz Muhammad Faizuddin Bin Fauzan


The noble understanding of the matters of sincerity, repentance, patience and thankfulness, love, hope and fear, asceticism, vigilance  and self-surveillance and even remembrance of death and the afterlife stems from our interaction with the divine revelation. The soul can only be purified by the purest of sources; the wisdom of the Creator.

Unfortunately, the study of the purification of the soul has been tarnished. Instead of seeking divine intervention, the general masses turn to modern day raconteurs; the celebrities and social-media influencers, who spew egoistic personal experiences as substitutes for quranic and prophetic traditions, western profane ideologies as replacements for intellectual opinions of the righteous predecessors and unintelligible conjectures as compared to deeply rooted wisdom from the vast scholarly Islamic corpora.

We are in need of an interjection. We require rebalancing.

The hallmark of ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi’s monumental work ‘Purification of the Soul’ is that it revolves around revelation. A holistic study based upon the sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ as he clearly states in his preface.

So whoever truly hopes for Allah and the last day should give attention in the purification of their soul, for Allah has linked the success of His servant with the purity of the soul, after making eleven consecutive oaths, There is none to be found in the Quran another structure such as this,


This season of Sessions is based on the work of Imam Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi, titled “Purification Of The Soul”.

PDF is available here.


Week Date Remarks/Notes
1 25/11/22
2 2/12/22
3 9/12/22
16/12/22 Break (Facilator on leave)
23/12/22 Break (Facilator on leave)
30/12/22 Break (Facilator on leave)
4 6/1/23
5 13/1/23
6 20/1/23
7 27/1/23
8 3/2/23


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