Purification of the Soul

Rivers through Hearts classes are live-streamed on
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
(New York EST)

Your Educator

Shaykh Zakareeya Baksh
Shaykh Zakareeya Baksh

Shaykh Zakareeya Baksh is a young and dynamic instructor, khateeb, and is our newest addition to FKAD Institute. While residing in New York City, Shaykh Zakareeya completed his memorization of the Quran in only 1 year as well as completed his traditional studies of the Arabic language in depth. He has studied and memorized many classical Arabic texts in the Arabic language including: Al-Ajroomiyyah in Arabic grammar, Kitaab At-Tawheed & Al-Usool Ath-Thalatha in Aqeedah, An-Nawawi’s 40 collection & Mandhtoomah Al-Bayqooniyyah in the sciences of Hadith, Ad-Durar Al-Bahiyyah in Fiqh, Al-Waraqaat in Usool Al-Fiqh, Tuhfatul-Atfaal in the Sciences of Tajweed as well as other classical works. He is also Graduate candidate of the FKAD ADP program for Arabic and Islamic Studies as well. Currently, Shaykh Zakareeya is the lead instructor and curriculum developer for FKAD’s Arabic 360 program and a curriculum developer for the Masjid ‘Eesa ibn Maryam Saturday Children’s Program. He currently resides in Queens, NY.


Elevate your soul by taking this spiritual journey to purify your soul and heart.
The student will revive their iman by learning about what plagues and corrupts the heart and how to defend and cure the heart from such diseases.
The importance of the heart’s health supersedes physical health because spiritual well being has its effect in this world and the hereafter as well.


  • Types of hearts
  • The importance of tawheed
  • Showing off and its consequences
  • How to attain pure sincerity
  • How to deal with envy and jealousy
  • How to control anger
  • An explanation of a true reliance on Allah alone
  • Maximizing your du'aa and dhikr
  • And much more!

“The course drove me to be energized every week to come back and have my mind amazed as I learned how the Quran really worked."

- Hanan Aslam

"The timing of the classes are perfect for working families. Sunday mornings are a great way for spending time seeking knowledge."

- Nancy Hossain

The livestream classes make it possible for me to listen to the lectures at the comfort of my home at a time when I am free to listen and focus. If there is a technical issue, I am able to contact them by email and they fix it asap.
If I have any questions regarding the lectures, I email it to the lecturers and they respond and help me understand . I have recommended FKADLivestream to my family/friends.

- Nadia Irshad

"I had a career, a family, I tried my best to perform my obligations as a Muslim but I struggled with the “why.” One day, I walked in on a Sunday morning to taste the first class and years later walked out those same doors empowered to embrace the only path in life that matters."

- Ahmad Abdel Aziz

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