Ever find yourself at a loss with your spiritual growth?

Do you feel you have hit a spiritual plateau and

wonder how you can overcome it?

You are not alone! Imam Az-Zaruq faced these very same issues centuries ago and
laid out the principles on how to tackle them.

Shaykh Marwan el-Kateb will not only guide you through these principles,
but also show you how to apply these in the world we live in today.

This course covers the 40 essential principles of Tassawuf laid out by Imam Ahmad Zaruq, born 1442 CE in Morocco. He was a scholar who mastered both the outward and inward rulings of Islam. The explanations of the course are written by Shaykh Marwan El Kateb with additional commentary by Dr Shaykh Farouq from Al Azhar.

The course will be given in Arabic and will be split up into 4 classes a week with a total of 16 classes. There will be quizzes given at the end of each week to ensure the student has a solid understanding of the subject matter. At the end of the course, another final exam will be given. After successful completion of the course, students will be given a certificate from the Sheikh. 
The book will be made available online to students upon signing up.

The live classes can only be attended by male students. Female students can watch the recorded lectures and submit their questions in writing. 
We are working on offering Tassawuf courses for both male and female attendants.

Course Price

One-Time Fee: $35

16 classes


Your Instructor

Shaykh Marwan El Kateb

Sheikh Marwan has a master’s degree in Islamic theology and philosophy from istac Malaysia and has been teaching students, based on the Azhari methodology, in Jordan for over two decades. He has authored and edited several traditional Islamic books in various sciences and is co-author of Tuhfat el-Salikeen wa Tiryaq el-Muqbileen. Sheikh Marwan el-Kateb has studied with scholars globally, from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Mecca, Yemen, Malaysia, and others. He has been given ijaza’s in Tariq from Sheikh Abdel-Baqi Mufta in Algeria and Sheikh AbdelRahman Sha’ar in Jordan.

If you cannot afford our courses

Lote Tree Learning Roots aims to provide courses for everyone who wishes to study the deen. If you cannot afford one of our courses, please enquire if there are any scholarships available. Send us an email with subject header 'Scholarship Request' to [email protected], specifying which course you would like to take. Include an explanation as to why you are unable to pay the course fee. All students on a scholarship have to maintain a 70% score on all assignments and quizzes, as well as attend all lessons.