Worship, Faith, and Ethics in Islam

As salamu alaikum, peace be upon you and welcome, ahlan wa sahlan! My name is Qays Arthur. This is where I teach and write about Islam.


I teach private and public classes on the fundamentals of Islam. Currently the following subjects are taught:  

Tawhid (Faith)

Basic Doctrine covers the fundamental beliefs of Muslims with a view to strengthening conviction and dealing with misgivings. Monotheism, Prophecy, and the Unseen are among the topics covered.

Ibadat (Ritual Worship)

Ritual Worship concerns the jurisprudence of the five pillars of the Religion: from ritual prayer to the pilgrimage. Both the practical legal details and the associated ethical lessons are addressed.

Istihsan (Ethics)

Ethics covers the legal and ethical rulings of matters like food, entertainment, and family life. The objective is to help develop a moral sensibility that is grounded in the Sacred Law or Sharia.

Adab (Decorum)

Decorum addresses, with examples from life and hadith, the social graces and proprieties that are mandated and encouraged in the teachings of the Quran and the luminous example of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Texts & Method

This is subject to change over time. Advanced subjects are not offered, and prospective students are asked to limit their inquiries to these texts only.

The following texts are offered (click for topics covered):

Al-Aqida al-Tahawiya

The blessed, fourth-century (Hijri) work of Sunni Creed by Imam Abu Ja’far al-Tahawi (Arabic text).

Ascent to Felicity

A primer on Creed and the five pillars by eleventh-century (Hijri) Imam Hasan al-Shurunbulali (Faraz A. Khan translation).

The King’s Preserve

Applied Ethics from a traditional Hanafi legal text by fourteeth-century scholar Muhammad Alau Deen Abidin (translation provided).

Decorum in Islam

A concise text on decorum by the contemporary Levantine alim, Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda (Arabic text).

Classes are conducted in a traditional manner where the text is read and discussed in its entirety. Attending (listening), asking, and acting are the keys to success.
Unless otherwise stated, classes are explained in English and are free of charge. Students may send honorarium payments if they so desire using the honorarium page.

About Qays

“Indeed this matter is Religion. So see well concerning whom you take it from.” Ibn Sirin

After becoming Muslim in the early nineties I then found it necessary to seek out the correct understanding of the details of the Religion. That search took me to Saudi Arabia and then Jordan where, later in the nineties, I learned Arabic and familiarized myself with sound Sunni creed and practice before returning to Guyana where I would serve in the education department at Guyana’s premier Islamic organization. In 2007 I left my native land again to return to Jordan.

Since that time I have been in Amman with my wife and children learning the Religion, and seeking out a spiritual path with upright and learned men of the Religion. I have read texts in Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Aqida (Doctrine), and other related areas and teach with the blessing of and according to the direction of my teachers. See my LinkedIn profile.


To make contact just send me an email by clicking on the address below.

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Please note that my social media pages are for updates only. I do not actively communicate via social media.

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