with The Action-Based Prayer Course
The course has helped me to be made aware that we are standing in front of our Creator and that is awe inspiring. But I still need to work on remaining focussed. I would like to tell everyone that buying a snack, a drink and an ice cream is not the solution to reach our main goal but prayer is. Barak Allah feekum for the beautiful site, layout and follow up.
Before the course, I felt not so good about my prayer and I really had a lot of trouble with it. The course has motivated me a lot to pray back in time for Alhamdulillah and to be able to come closer to Allah s.w.t. I would recommend the course to everyone because the lessons are really instructive Masha Allah. Don't hesitate to follow the lessons because you can learn a lot and it 100% helps to get back more spiritual and closer to Allah s.w.t.
Before the course, I felt distracted, lacking focus and khushoo in my prayer. The main benefit I got out of the course is clarity , motivation, practical steps. My favourite feature is the questions/points to reflect/act upon after each video. In the past I have used books/articles but they are soon forgotten. I would recommend the course to all muslims in the west, as we are too distracted. This is probably one of the best investments you will ever make in your entire life, as the results will be eternal inshaAllah.
Before this course, I felt my prayers rushed. I would recommend this course to all those struggling with prayer because so many common issues are addressed.
A sublime approach - after having read many books and followed many courses I have never heard it in this way. It adds such an enormous dimension to the prayer. This changes my mindset from movements to movements and spiritual experience. Barak Allah feekum.
The course is so practical, easy to understand. I love the teacher's methods, of points and repeating them. Plus the comments, I learnt from them as well.
10 hours of teaching delivered over 6 weeks
Direct responses to all your questions by Imam Van Ael
2 Live Classes with Imam Van Ael to answer your questions
Summaries & Explanatory Diagrams for lessons
The 7-step strategy to finding God in prayer
The 5-workout series for prayer strength
Through extensive readings and study of the Qu'ran, Sunnah and scholarly works, I have developed an action-based approach for finding God in your prayer and your life, strengthening your prayer and removing unnecessary thoughts. I will soon launch these methods as an online course.
This is not a rule-based approach to prayer. I am not going to teach you fiqh rulings.
It is not a make you feel good course about prayer where we are going to go through the beautiful spiritual fruits of prayer and the amazing stories of the spiritual upliftings of the prayers of righteous people in our history.
Imam Van Ael is the founder of the Ark of knowledge and the former chaplain of London School of Economics, Imperial College, and SOAS, and Professor at University for Applied Sciences Rotterdam. Born in an atheist Dutch family in 1976 he embraced Islam at the age of 18. He memorized the Qur'an in the desert of Sudan and traveled around the world in search for traditional knowledge. He has been authorized in the 10 qira'at and many books of hadeeth, and was the first European convert to have been employed by the Government of Jordan as a Khateeb (Friday ceremony deliverer) and Imam at the Ghufran Mosque. He has a Bachelor in Theology and pre-Master in Islamic Mental health. His works were covered by Al Jazeera and CNN. His main interest is connecting people to God Almighty through the Book and the Sunna, through traditional knowledge within a contemporary framework.
Imam Van Ael
I prepare myself now to speak to the King. But I won’t talk, I’ll praise Him, and mention that He is my lord and the lord of all!
I wait for his reply: In awe, hope for Him to turn to me, "My servant praised me!" He said. I feel shy, I can’t just stand there, I want to prostrate, but He has not yet given permission.
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