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The Art of Tears:
Pathways to a Soft Heart

Fridays at 6:00 PM EST

Instructor: Imam Ali Hofioni 

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What will you learn?

  • Discover how a soft heart is vital in spiritual development and connecting with the divine.

  • Cultivate a deeper sense of empathy and compassion through the understanding of tears and a tender heart.

  • Learn how to integrate these teachings into daily life to enhance spiritual and emotional well-being.


Imam Ali Hofioni is currently serving the GTA community as an Imam, instructor, director and counselor at Ummah Nabawiah Masjid. He received numerous ijazah of transmission in all six famously authentic books of hadith from his teachers.



This class delves into the profound wisdom of ibn Abi al-Dunya's classic work, "al-Riqqah wal-Bukkāʾ," exploring the spiritual and emotional aspects of tears and a soft heart. The course offers insights into the reasons behind emotional tears and the significance of a tender heart in Islamic spirituality. Students will journey through traditional teachings, understanding how tears can be a gateway to spiritual awakening and a sign of a heart attuned to the divine.


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Live Sessions are Recorded 

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