Bidayat al-Hidaya Course

We are excited to offer a course on the transformative wisdom of Imam Ghazali’s “Bidayat al-Hidaya” taught by Ustadh Basil Farooq. This course unveils the fundamentals of God-consciousness (taqwa), offering motivation and guidance for a more enlightened spiritual journey. Course begins Monday January 15th at LGIC. Join us as we dive into this timeless manual and unlock the keys to a purposeful life. Sign up at

About Ustadh Basil Farooq

Ustadh Basil grew up in the UAE and the Bay Area. He completed his memorization of the Quran at the age of 14. Later, he completed his study of the ten canonical qirā’āt of the Quran and received authorization (ijāza) to transmit and teach them at Recite with Love. He completed BAs in Economics and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2019 and worked full-time as an economist in the antitrust litigation industry.

He has pursued higher Islamic education for over five years and is currently an ‘Alimiyyah student at Qalam Institute in Dallas. He has studied Tafsīr, Hadith, Fiqh (Shāfi’ī and Hanafī), Usul al-Fiqh, ‘Aqīda, Tajwīd, ‘Ulum al-Qur’an and Arabic Literature. He is also conducting research and writing on various topics within Quranic Studies and Tafsīr under the guidance of his teachers. He recently published a short book titled “Within its Depths: How the Canonical Recitations Affect the Meaning of the Qur’an.