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Rekindlers of Islamic Spirit - Abu ‘l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi

Date(s) - 11/06/2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Center of Islamic Knowledge


A journey through some of the most influential personalities in the history of Islam.

About this Event

Lecture 7: ​Abu ‘l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi

​Date: Friday, November 6th

Presented by: Ustadh Ehsaan Ansari


This lecture series, based on the book Saviours of Islamic Spirit​ by the late Indian scholar and intellectual, Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, is a story of the ebbs and flows of this Umma; the challenges, the setbacks, and most importantly, the successes. It is a poignant story of the accomplishments, attainments, and triumphs that propelled the Umma forward. It is a story told through extraordinary figures: the revivers, men of courage, vigour, and zeal, an elect group who were graced with divine determination to safeguard the spirit of God’s religion on earth. In other words, they were the saviours of the Islamic spirit.

Drawing on the lives of the most influential personalities of Islam, from Hasan al-Basri, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Ghazali to Ibn al-Jawzi and Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, this lecture series offers comfort and much-needed perspective, given the current situation of Muslims around the world. It aims to inspire Muslim youth and others to virtue and love for Allah and to provide role models of intellectual and spiritual excellence, at a time when people are looking for motivation from other sources. This history reminds us that we are not in the direst of situations.


Ustadh Ehsaan Ansari was born and raised in Toronto. His journey for seeking knowledge began in 2003. He completed his Hifdh in 2005 and studied a few primers in the Islamic Sciences. He was accepted to the Islamic University of Madinah in 2008, where he went on to complete a diploma in Arabic. In 2015 he completed his BA in Islamic Law, specializing in Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Usool Al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence) from the Faculty of Shari’ah. In 2016, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Aqeedah (Theology) and Da’wah (Propagation) from the Faculty of Dawah and Usool Ad-Deen.

Ustadh Ehsaan has been active within the community delivering classes, Khutbas, courses, leading Taraweeh and Qiyam Al-Layl since 2004. He is also the advisor at and, helping hundreds of people accept Islam and helping New Muslims in their struggles. He has also hosted Radio Programs on Islam on 770 AM. He has worked with Dar el Salam Travel for many years, as a group leader for Hajj and Umrah

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