Finding Guidance in the Modern World
December 28th - January 1st

Our vast intellectual heritage produced by scholars throughout history addresses issues of faith and skepticism, science and theology, and civilization and law. By extending this knowledge to the contemporary context, we can cultivate a generation of critical minds and capable leaders.

his 5-day intensive educational program will explore the three fundamental questions related to guidance: Why do we need guidance? What is the guidance? And how do we follow the guidance? This symposium will provide an academic approach to these modern questions by focusing on the works of the classical scholar, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya.

An Optimized and Enriched Learning Environment

Spiritual Perception Symposium strives to provide a unique learning environment that will facilitate a deep understanding of the material through creative and personalized methods.

Food Included

Professionally catered lunch meals for all 5 days at the venue itself. 

7+ Classical Books Studied

 We will explore over 7 works of Ibn al-Qayyim and glean relevant insights for contermporary issues.

40+ Hours of
In-Class Learning

3 courses delivered by qualified teachers and experts in the field.

Personal Interactions with Scholars & Experts

Plenty of time for interaction throughout the day.

Small Group Projects & Assignments

Small group tutorials that will enable students to apply the knowledge learned in class

Public Speaking & Activism Training

Resources and opportunities to enhance student's public speaking 

Community Development 

Working groups for students interested in community activism.

Instruction in Islamic Research Methodology

An active approach to learning how to conduct sound Islamic research for advanced students. 

Meet the Instructors
Qualified teachers that will provide you with an interactive and dynamic learning experience:

Shaykh Musleh Khan

Born in Madinah, Saudi Arabia & raised in Toronto, Canada. Shaykh Musleh completed a diploma in Arabic, as well as a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Dawah and Usul Ad-Deen.

Born in Toronto, resides in Winnipeg. Member of the Manitoba Fiqh Committee. Medical doctor by profession. Ijazah in Islamic theology, Qur'an and Hadith. Founder of Spiritual Perception.

Dr. Nazir Khan

Shaykh Daood Butt

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada. B.A. in Da'wah and Usool ad-Deen at the Islamic University Madinah. M.A. International Islamic University Malaysia.

Born in Montreal, Canada and currently resides in Calgary. He has an associates degree in Commerce & Social Science, as well as a  BA in Islamic Law from the University of Madinah, with a specialization in Usool ul-Fiqh.

Shaykh Navaid Aziz

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada. B.Sc in Life Sciences with a minor in Psychology. M.Sc in Health Research Methodology. Ijazah in Islamic theology and Hadith.

Ustadh Zohair Abdur-Rahman

Class Timings

  December 28th: 9 AM to 6 PM 
 December 29th: 9 AM to 6 PM
 December 30th: 9 AM to 6 PM
  December 31st: 9 AM to 4 PM
         January 1st:  9AM to 6 PM

COURSE 1: Why do we Need Guidance?
Usool al-'Ilm: Islamic Epistemology

This course will establish the Qur'anic principles of how reality is to be known, and why human beings stand in need of God's guidance. It will deal directly with questions surrounding modern anti-religious ideologies, the debate on science versus religion, and the philosophical origins of modern atheism.

Books: Miftah Dar as-Sa'adah & Tareeq ul-Hijratayn

COURSE 2: What is the Guidance?
Usool at-Tazkiyyah: Spiritual Foundations

A comprehensive introduction to the spiritual system of Islam that informs the way a believer lives his life and sees his place in the world. An in-depth analysis will be undertaken that links emotions, values and behaviours with the spiritual tradition of Islam.

Books: Waabil as-Sayyib, Madarij as-Salikeen, Bada'i al-Fawa'id and 'Uddat us-Sabireen

COURSE 3: How do we Follow the Guidance? 
Usool ul-Fiqh: Principles of Islamic Law

Once we know about the Islamic system of guidance, how do we practically implement it in our lives? This course will address the very relevant questions about why we need scholars, identifying valid difference of opinion, and navigating contemporary confusion surrounding what is the 'real Islam.'

Book: I'laam al-Muwaqi'een.







Spiritual Perception provides you with the fundamentals in a variety of Islamic sciences in a structured manner, pointing you to the appropriate resources. With Spiritual Perception, you can actively reach the goals you set for higher Islamic Education. 

Sawsan El Darrat

Hamilton, ON

"Spiritual Perception is a marvellous cocktail of intellectual and spiritual da'wah. Dr. Nazir Khan's succinct yet comprehensive approach to fundamental questions conveys a deep and nuanced understanding of the Islamic message and provides a refreshing departure from retaliatory, albeit well-intentioned, religious rhetoric."

~ Zarak Aslam

McMaster MSA

Having attended a Spiritual Perception week-long event, I can say that it was very well structured and engaging. I left the week with a framework of Islamic Knowledge and the skill set to build on that knowledge. This is an opportunity that is very valuable (albeit quite rare) for a sister in pursuit of Islamic Education. 

~ Nagham Azzam

Founder of Mishka Social Services

"Spiritual Perception's presentation on the Quranic approach to skepticism was very enlightening and scholarly. I definitely recommend others to benefit from the tremendous work that spiritual perception is doing. 

~ Anand Shah

Winnipeg, MB

"Having attended sessions of Spiritual Perception, I can honeslty say the educational experience is rich and the students are kept well engaged. Overall a great learning experience and superb teaching staff."

~ Imran Tariq

Toronto, ON

"I believe that the approach spiritual perception provides in all areas of Islam is the way to advance Islamic knowledge in our times. All their research is scholarly and academic. It incorporates other bodies of knowledge while still being faithful to the Islamic tradition."

~ Abdul Malik Mohammed

Founder of Ilmster