A 12-Session Telecourse
Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai, an author and spiritual teacher who has lived with and studied with Shaykh Sidi Muhammad al-Jamal for many years and deeply embodies his teachings, will be teaching a 12-session telecourse for USHS on the Divine Names.
The English translation of her latest book, The 99 Healing Names of the One Love, will be released in fall 2014, and the course will draw on the material in the book.
Students will delve deeply into:
- The deeper meaning of each Divine name
- What to do with this knowledge
- How to use each quality to develop a deeper connection with the Divine
- Groups of qualities that can be used for healing ailments of the body and soul
Here’s how Fawzia describes the value of this work:
The divine names and qualities are like rivers of love, each showing and
activating a different aspect in us, calling us to flow towards the wisdom
and knowledge that Allah has laid in us, so that we become present to the
Divine center, able to stand up, accepting our individual destiny and
walking the path of Allah’s community of lover and beloveds.
These sessions are a deepening into the understanding and use of the Divine names for:
- Personal growth
- Reaching life goals
- Shifting your attitude toward the seen and the unseen worlds
- Healing of wounds: thoughts, images and feelings and knowledge–in other words, tools to walk the path of the All-merciful
The curriculum will include breathing and meditation exercises for an individual experience with each quality.
This is a college-level course, so expect to do some homework and be fully engaged and present during the sessions. The classes will be pre-recorded, and students can email questions to the teacher, who will field them on future sessions. Each session will build on the one before, so be sure to catch up before moving on to the next class session.
Dates: 12 pre-recorded sessions, beginning Wednesday, October 29th
Times: Students can listen at your convenience
*Payment plan available with 4 monthly installments of $249.75.
Links to new pre-recorded class sessions will be emailed to you on the following Wednesdays:
|October 29, 2014||December 10, 2014|
|November 5, 2014||December 17, 2014|
|November 12, 2014||January 7, 2015|
|November 19, 2014||January 14, 2015|
|November 26, 2014||January 21, 2015|
|December 3, 2014||January 28, 2015|
*Note the break in December for the winter holidays.
Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi Al-Rifai was born in Baghdad and spent her childhood in Iraq and Lebanon. Her grandmother initiated her into the culture and traditions of the Middle East where belly-dancing played a major part as an expression of the world of the feminine.
Fawzia Al-Rawi holds a PhD in Islamic studies. She completed her Arabic, Islamic and ethnological studies at the Universities of Vienna and Cairo. She then spent 12 years in Jerusalem where she brought up her children and worked at the Institute for the Promotion of Palestinian Agriculture and at the University of Jerusalem, while deepening both her theoretical and practical knowledge of Sufism under the guidance of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Al-Rifai. She has been living in Vienna with her husband and their three children since 2001.
Fawzia Al-Rawi has been teaching Sufism for over 20 years. She holds workshops in various countries and works particularly with women. Her teaching draws on a wealth of experience from a bicultural environment which uniquely enables her to build a bridge of understanding between different cultures, open a space where these can meet and thus contribute to peace.
She has published several books in Arabic, German, English and French.