The Holy Women:

Ocean of Divine Love

Oct. 14th, 2023- Feb. 2, 2024

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"Allah put the real image through Eve. The woman contains everything, and you can say that she is the real ocean for everything that she has, if she knows herself. You can say that she is the throne of Allah because she has all the love." Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhili (Music of the Soul)

Please join us for this very special series…

The Holy Women:

Ocean of Divine Love

Oct 14th 2023 – Feb 2nd, 2024

 

Logistics:

Dates & Times:

October 14th-February 2nd, 2024

Friday’s: 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET / 4:00 to 5:30 pm PT
** please note: Jan 26th starting time

"This is the Table of Allah for the one who has searched for the real food to know himself and to know his heart and to know his spirit. If he is ready, he can open the door and cross the threshold into the Heart of God. He can sit at the Table and find the real food of love and peace and mercy through the deep knowing. This Table is for all of my beloveds of all backgrounds. I give this food to feed everyone and this food is not from myself, but from God through His beloved prophets without separation. I send forth a call to all people to come and to sit around the Table and be in the World of the Unity. After this, you will carry this path, and in this path there is no separation, no he or she, no male or female — only God" ~Shaykh Sidi Muhammad Said al Jamal ar - Rifa ’ i

** All times are 7pm ET unless otherwise noted.

Oct 14: Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi –SATURDAY @ 1 pm ET
Oct 20: Na’ama Kathleen McCreedy 7 pm ET
Oct 27: Salih Kent 7 pm ET
Nov 3: Amany Shalaby, MA 7 pm ET
Nov 24: Sharifa Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN 7 pm ET
Dec 1: Mary Halima Fleming, 7 pm ET
Dec 8: Dr. ‘Abd al Haqq Godlas, PhD, 7 pm ET
Dec 15: Hamid Werder, MSW, 7 pm ET
Dec 29: Mahabbah Young, MD, MDiv, 7 pm ET
Jan 5: Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN, 7 pm ET
Jan 12: Aisha Sherie McGuffey, MDiv, BS, LMP, NCBTMB
Jan 19: Dr. Sara Sabrina N’Diaye, 7 pm ET
Jan 26: Murshida Salima Adelstein, MEd, DD 5 pm ET
Feb 2: Murshid Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, MD, MD(H), DD, 7 pm ET

No books are required for the course!

Most of the books listed as additional teaching resources are available at https://sufimaster.org/store/

Oct 14: Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi 1 pm Eastern
Oct 20: Na’ama Kathleen McCreedy 7 pm Eastern
Oct 27: Salih Kent 7 pm Eastern
Nov 3: Amany Shalaby, MA 7 pm Eastern
Nov 24: Sharifa Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN 7 pm Eastern
Dec 1: Mary Halima Fleming, 7 pm Eastern
Dec 8: Dr. ‘Abd al Haqq Godlas, PhD, 7 pm Eastern
Dec 15: Hamid Werder, MSW, 7 pm Eastern
Dec 29: Mahabbah Young, MD, MDiv, 7 pm Eastern
Jan 5: Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN, 7 pm Eastern
Jan 12: Aisha Sherie McGuffey, MDiv, BS, LMP, NCBTMB
Jan 19: Dr. Sara Sabrina N’Diaye, 7 pm Eastern
Jan 26: Murshida Salima Adelstein, MEd, DD 5 pm Eastern
Feb 2: Murshid Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, MD, MD(H), DD, 7 pm Eastern

No books are required for the course!

Most of the books listed as additional teaching resources are available at https://sufimaster.org/store/

Schedule of Classes:

All classes will be recorded. Get access with a heart-centered registration.

Week 1 – SATURDAY– Oct 14th (1pm ET) **

Our Holy Mother, Eve/ Hawwa (عليه السلام)

Dr. Fawzia Al-Rawi

It is He Who created you from a single person, and made his mate of like nature, in order that he might dwell with her in love [7:189].

He has made mates for you from your selves. [Q42:11]

“Allah says that He created the ruh’s pair from the ruh for the ruh to find rest with its pair. So the nafs is created from the side of the ruh to find rest in it.” –Path to Allah, pg. 277

Week 2 – Oct 20th

Our Holy Mother, Eve/ Hawwa (عليه السلام) Part 2

Na’ama Kathleen McCreedy

“Allah put the real image through Eve. The woman contains everything, and you can say that she is the real ocean for everything that she has, if she knows herself. You can say that she is the throne of Allah because she has all the love. She contains everything that Allah created from the “drop” of her love in that first moment (the birds, animals, plants, water, and everything). Because of this, she is very holy.” ~ MoS

Additional Resources for those who would like to read more:
Stories of the Prophets, pg. 24 to 34
Music of the Soul, “The Realities of the Existences,” pg. 242-246; “Adam the Caliph of Allah,” pg. 163-165
The Path to Allah, Most High, 272, 277, 281
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 28-34
The Religion of Unity, “The Water of the Love,” pg. 15-33, pg. 223

Week 3 – Oct 27th

The Woman Carries the Face of Allah

Salih Kent

The Prophet (‎ﷺ) said, “Women are twin halves of men” [Hadith.], so she is equal to you. You are not better than her in any way. You are not higher or greater than her in any way.

Resources for those who would like to read more:
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 7-12, “The Unveiling of the Presence.”
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 46 to 53, “Women are the Shaqa’iq, the
Sisters or Twin Halves of men.”
The Secret of the Love of God, pg. 99 and pg. 222, “The Love for Women”
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 227
Hadith: the best among you is he who acts best towards his wife.
Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 336, On equality.

Week 4 – Nov. 3rd

The Noble Lady Khadija bint Khuwaylid (رضي الله عنها)

Amany Shalaby, MA

The Noble Lady Khadija bint Khuwaylid (raa)
“Khadija (raa) was like a true vizier, a witness of the truth, a shelter of serenity, and a source of courteous companionship and affability. She believed in the Prophet (‎ﷺ) when people covered up the Truth and believed him (saws) when people thought he was lying.” ~ The Ship of the Family of the Prophet

Resources for those who would like to read more:
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 131-134 and pg. 157
The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, pg. 147-151
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 31-34, 42-45, 56, 113-114, 223, 335-336

Week 5 – Nov. 24th

Lady Fatimah bint Muhammad, the Blooming Rose (رضي الله عنها)

Sharifah Keith, PhD, MDiv, RN

“The Mother of her Father” and the “First Lady for all the faithful believers”

Resources for those who would like to read more:
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 112-130
The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, pg. 24-42
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 114, 137, 152, 271-273, 406

Week 6 – Dec. 1st

Maryam bint ‘Imran, Mother of Jesus (عليه السلام)

Mary Halima Fleming

O Maryam! Truly Allah gives you the good news of a Word from Him. [Q3:45]

We sent to her Our Spirit (ruhana) and it took on for her the likeness of a harmoniously proportioned man. [Q19:17]

Resources for those who would like to read more:
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, “Maryam, the Mother of Jesus, may Allah be pleased with her,” pg. 100-111
The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, “Lady Maryam, Daughter of ‘Imran,” pg.184-185
Resolute Prophets, “The Story of ‘Isa-Jesus (saws), pg. 177-184; 187-188
Stories of the Prophets, “The Song of Isa Ibn Maryam (saws),” pg. 322-326 and 341
How to Travel in the Deep Way to Understand the Truth, “The Light of Isa and Maryam (saws),”pg. 308-324, 340-344, 347.
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 208-209 Tafsir of surah Maryam

Week 7 – Dec. 8th

Asiyah bint Muzahim, the wife of Pharaoh (رضي الله عنها)

Dr. Abd al Haqq Godlas, PhD

Asiyah (raa) was one of the best women. Allah speaks of her high rank when He mentions her in Suratu-t-Tahrim. He says, “And Allah sets forth an example of those who faithfully believe–the wife of Pharaoh, when she said, ‘My Lord! Build for me in Your Presence a house in the Garden and deliver me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from the people who are the unjust oppressors'” [Q66:11].

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, “Asiyah, Daughter of Muzahim, Wife of Pharaoh, may Allah be pleased with her,” pg. 139-140

Week 8 – Dec. 15th

Lady Sarah, the Wife of ‘Ibrahim (رضي الله عنها), the Intimate Friend of God

Dr. Hamid Werder, MSW

She (raa) was one of the finest women of her time: beautiful, intelligent and perfect. She married our Master ‘Ibrahim (‎ﷺ). She was a real beloved for him (‎‎ﷺ) and the real mirror. ~ Stories of the Prophets & The Ship of the Family of the Prophet

Resources for those who would like to read more:
The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, “Lady Sarah, the Wife of ‘Ibrahim al-Khalil,” pg. 189-190
How to Travel in the Deep Way to Understand the Truth, “The True Meaning of Hajj,” pg. 367-369
The Sufi Realities, pg. 50-54
The Resolute Prophets, “The Migration of ‘Ibrahim, (‎ﷺ)” pg. 112-115, 121-123
Stories of the Prophets, “Prophet Abraham, (‎ﷺ)” pg. 115

Week 9 – Dec. 29th

Lady Zaynab, daughter of Lady Fatimah Az-Zahra’(رضي الله عنها)

Mahabbah Kimberly Young, MD, MDiv

Lady Zaynab (raa) was the third child of the blessed marriage between Fatimah Az-Zahra and ‘Ali(raa). She came to life after Husayn (raa) and she was very close to him. She became his companion throughout his strife and confrontation of the oppressors. Lady Zaynab (raa) often spent the entire night in worship, realizing that her honor and dignity is found in worship; every faithful believer finds honor and dignity in devotional worship. ~ The Ship of the Family of the Prophet

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, pg. 62-69 and 72-85

Week 10 – Jan. 5th

Rabi’a al-Adawiyya, the Knower of Allah (رضي الله عنها)

Dr. Rahima Schmall, PhD, RN

“Rabi’a al-Adawiyya (raa) is one of the lovers. She is the queen of divine love…We need to drink from the cup the Lady Rabi’a (raa) carries–the cup of love, the glass of love.”

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Children of the Truth, “Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya,” pg. 65-84
The Secret of the Love of God, pg. 243-253, How Rabi’ah Love Her Lord
The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, “The Knower of Allah Rabia al-Adawiyya, mayAllah be pleased with her,” pg. 54-99
How to Travel in the Deep Way to Understand the Truth, “The Queen of Divine Love,”pg. 5-16
The Sufi Realities, “Rabi’a al-‘Adawiyya,” pg. 160-166

Week 11 – Jan. 12th

The Noble Lady, ‘Aisha (رضي الله عنها)

Aisha Sherie McGuffey, MDiv, BS, LMP, NCBTMB

She was a beautiful, fair woman and for that reason she was called al-Humayra, the little redone. She was the only virgin that the Prophet (‎ﷺ) ever married. The Prophet loved ‘A’isha (raa) unlike any other woman.”

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Degree of the Woman in the Religion of Islam, pg. 135-138
The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, pg. 152-155
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 39, 60, 141-143, 162, 219, 221-223, 228, 329-334, 336-337, 340,407, 459, 461

Week 12 – Jan. 19th

The Lady Aamina, Daughter of Wahb and the Mother of the Prophet (‎ﷺ)

Dr. Sara Sabrina N’Diaye

“Lady Aamina was intelligent and eloquent in speech.”

When Aaminah was pregnant with Allah’s Messenger (‎ﷺ), she heard a voice saying, ‘You are pregnant with the Lord of this people, He will come on a Monday, and the sign of this truth is that light will come with him and it will illuminate the palaces of Basrah up to as-Sham.

Halima (foster mother) always remembered that when she had taken Muhammad (‎ﷺ) from
his mother, Aaminah said to her, “Take care of my child, for he is my jewel.

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Ship of the Family of the Prophet, pg. 179-183
The Role of the Mother in Islam
The Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 22, 24-27
Related: Hadith on the mother, Ocean of the Mercy, pg. 187-188

Week 13 – Jan. 26th

Hajjar (رضي الله عنها), Wife of‘Ibrahim (‎ﷺ)

Murshida Salima Adelstein, MEd, DD

“Our Lord! Truly I have settled some of my offspring in an uncultivated valley near to your inviolable house, our Lord, that they may establish the salah. So make people’s hearts incline to them, and provide [for] them from the fruits that they might be grateful” [Q14:37].

Resources for those who would like to read more:

A Righteous Word is Like a Righteous Tree, “Musa and Ibrahim (saws),” pg. 210-214
The Resolute Prophets, pg. 116-118
How to Travel in the Deep Way to Understand the Truth,pg. 368-370
Music of the Soul, “Al-Hajj Al-Akbar The Great Pilgrimage,” pg. 191
How to Know the Deep Secret Walking to Allah, “Benefits of Zam Zam Water,” pg. 43

Week 14 – Feb. 2nd

Carrying the Divine Love in this World

Murshid Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe, MD, MD(H),DD

“Know that to Allah, love is the ultimate goal of all the stations, and it is the highest utmost degree because there is nothing after the attainment of love.” ~ The Secret of the Love of God

Resources for those who would like to read more:

The Secret of Love of God, “Love is the Cause of the World’s Existence,” pg. 81-89, pg. 23-25, pg.240
The Spirit’s Path to Joy, “The Station of Love,” pg. 233-249
Secret of the Spirit, “The True Meaning of Love,” pg. 74-85
How to Know the Deep Secret Walking to Allah, Vol 1, “You Are the Tree of the Love,” pg. 330-343
The Religion of Unity, “Love is One,” pg. 203

    No books are required for the course.

    Most of the books listed as additional resources are available at https://sufimaster.org/store/
    Faculty, teaching times & topics are subject to change.
    For questions or suggestions, please reach out to Sara at 561-318-1372 or connect@unitypeaceprayer.org