The Art of Differing

Principles related to Khilaf

The Art of Differing

Principles Related to Khilaf

This will be delivered as a LIVE course over 3 weeks.

This is the 8th retreat as part of our Sabeel Development Programme for sisters which consists of 9 retreats.

For dates and timings please scroll down.

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The Art of Differing - Principles Related to Khilaf

This course is presented with the premise that the existence of differences seems to be an unavoidable phenomenon, but intends to establish that Islam provides guidelines to deal with conflicting views.

The course explores whether we can avoid or lessen differences and how we can be united with the presence of differences. Learn how to identify an acceptable difference from one that is illegitimate. The course analyses the underlying causes that lead to differing and discusses the guidelines that rank differences into those that are major or minor and how we can practically deal with them. The course also responds to the question, what should our stance be concerning shadh (unusual/illegitimate) opinions even if they be from scholars?

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What you'll receive when you register:

Live and Interactive Discussions so that you can pick the brains of our instructors on their specialised expertise.

Course Notes that you can refer back to at any time in the future.

Course Recordings just in case you can’t make it to the live sessions.

Student Portal Area where you can access all your recordings and download all your resources - the best part is you have lifetime access to all of this - no expiry dates

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What will we cover?


Definitions & Related Terms

The nature of this worldly life

Dealing with permitted differences

Dealing with illegitimate differences

Irregular Opinions

Unity of the Ummah and its importance

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Dates and Timings

This course will be delivered over 3 weeks. Please see the dates and timings below:

Friday 2nd July 8:30pm-10pm

Saturday 3rd July 8:30am-2pm

Friday 9th July 8:30pm-10pm

Saturday 10th July 8:30am-2:00pm

Friday 16th July 8:30pm-10pm

Saturday 17th July 8:30am-2:30pm 

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What are our students saying...

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"I have to say I found it more useful than I could have imagined. The fact it was online meant I could slot it into my other commitments without needing to be away from them. It provided Iman boosting snippets that lasted the entire week."

"It was a very pleasant experience. My team and all the other sisters were very welcoming and inclusive. The Sabeel experience has boosted my Eemaan, my confidence, taught me so many skills along the way, presenting, speaking, critical thinking, creative skills, cooking and allowed me to set aside time for my own personal growth on my deen. I have made long term friends with all my team members Alhamdulillah"

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Pay as you go


One-off payment

  • Access to Usul al Khilaf retreat
  • Interactive discussions
  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • LIFETIME ACCESS to retreat recordings and course resources

Final 2 Retreats package


One-off payment

  • Access to final 2 retreats ( Usul al Khilaf & Usul al Bid'a)
  • Interactive discussions
  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • LIFETIME ACCESS to retreat recordings* and course resources
*In the instance that we are able to hold physical retreats than course recordings will not be available. Recordings will be made available for all online retreats. 

Still have more questions?

If you have any questions about the sisters' retreat that haven't been answered here than please get in touch with our dedicated sisters' team on the email below.

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