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The certificate in Shariah provides a deep understanding of how rulings are derived from Quran and Sunnah. It enables a student to understand the Islamic legislation from the point of view of a scholar. This course revolves around the study of Fiqh and its sciences.
This Course deals with the Fundamental Integrals of Islam as mentioned to us in the famous Hadith: Islam has been based on five integrals, foundations. As we know the Religion of Islam has been based upon three principles: Knowing who Allah is, knowing his Messenger s.a.w and getting to know the religion of Islam by way of its detailed proofs from the Quran and Sunnah. It Also covers The Importance of imbibing Islamic etiquette in one’s life as a Muslim as this serves part of one’s religion. This course is ideal for the Muslim who intends to familiarize or re visit the basics of his religion. This Course is designed to equip the student with an understanding of the main integrals of Islam: The Testimony of Faith, The Prayer and its Pre-conditions, Zakat, Fasting the month of Ramadan and Hajj. It also enables the student to grasp the understanding of these basic aspects of his religion by virtue of its detailed proofs This course is seen as a primer for the beginner student of knowledge, enabling the student to fulfill the obligation of seeking knowledge with relation to those areas of his religion obligatory upon him to know as the Prophet s.a.w said: Seeking Knowledge is Obligatory upon every Muslim. It also serves as a gateway to the more detailed sciences of the religion. The main objective of this course is to enable the student to establish his religion upon insight and to actualize his worship in a manner required of him as well as imbibing in him the Islamic etiquette.
In this course, we will travel through the history of how the knowledge of the Sunnah has passed down from the 1st generation of Islam until the 9th generation of Islam. We will understand how the knowledge that he prophet Muhammad left to us has passed down unto his companions and from his companions to their disciples and so on and on.
Course Aims & Objectives The scholars of the past and the present have given importance to the study of history, as an enhancement to Islamic knowledge, for an understanding of people must be biased on the experiences of those people. The study of history does not teach us directly how to worship Allah, but it is a necessity to understand our present and a lesson for future. It is a stepping stone for students learning how to give Dawah, to stand up to the lies told about our past and to put our present in to historical perspective.
The Arabic Level I – Madinah course for English-Speaking students is a comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the Quraanic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Islamic University in Madinah catering for the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world. Over the years, this course has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Qur’anic exegesis, hadith, fiqh, seerah, history, and classical and modern Arabic literature.
In this course, the book ‘al-Waraqaat’ by Imam al-Haramain al-Juwaini (May Allah be pleased with him) will be taught with an in-depth explanation. Explanations will be based on the works of Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymin, Shaykh ‘Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad, Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Fawzan and others.
Tawheed in Arabic means attributing Oneness to Allaah and describing Him as being One and Unique, with no partner or peer in His Essence and Attributes. The Arabs say waahid, ahad and waheed, all meaning one. Allaah is Waahid, meaning that He has no rivals or peers in any way. So Tawheed means knowing Allaah is One, with none like unto Him. Whoever does not acknowledge Allaah in these terms and does not describe Him as being One with no partner or associate does not believe in Tawheed. With regard to the shar’i definition of Tawheed, it means believing in Allaah alone as God and Lord and attributing to Him alone all the attributes of Lordship and divinity. It may be defined as follows: Believing that Allaah is One with no partner or associate in His Lordship (ruboobiyyah), divinity (uloohiyyah) or names and attributes (al-asma’ wa’l-sifaat).
This course is designed to give the student a strong foundation in the basics of Fiqh, it is a requirement for both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Sharee’ah. It introduces the student to key concepts in Fiqh, important terminologies and Fiqh classifications. At this level, there will not be a heavy focus on evidences nor on conflicting opinions of the Fuqahaa, because the objective is to gain a solid foundation before delving into conflicting opinions. Upon completion a student will be able to transition to more advanced studies as well as delving into the classical books of the Fuqahaa. The student will have studied the majority of sub-topics in Fiqh of both brands of Ibaadaat (Worship) and Mu’aamlaat (transactions). Fiqh 1 is the first module in which an overview of the various sub-topics of Fiqh is studied. This, and the two following modules, will be divided according to classic Fiqh chapters. In the first module, the Fiqh of Tahaarah (purification), Salaah (prayer), Zakaah & Siyaam (fasting) will be covered.
The Arabic Level II – Madinah course for English-Speaking students is a comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the Quraanic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Islamic University in Madinah catering for the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world. Over the years, this course has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Qur’anic exegesis, hadith, fiqh, Seerah, history, and classical and modern Arabic literature.
Within Islam, there exists no complete set of commands and punishments that reads like a legal document. Muslims throughout history have endeavored to resolve societal, legal, political, and cultural problems by consulting the authoritative texts, the Qur’an and the sunna, as well as their own reason. Thus, Islamic law emerged, shaped and enhanced in this way by Muslim scholars, as a bulk of resources of revelation and a methodology for making rules. This Islamic jurisprudence literature (fiqh) is divided into two parts, the science of the methodology (usūl al- fiqh) and the science of the actual rules or legal field (furū al- fiqh).The methodology utilized for making rules is called usūl al-fiqh and it was developed in the classical Islamic period. The science of usūl al-fiqh is fairly thought to be the most significant research method organized by Muslim scholars. In this course, the book 'al-Waraqaat' by Imam al-Haramain al-Juwaini (رحمه الله) will be taught with an in-depth explanation. Explanations will be based on the works of Shaykh ibn 'Uthaymin, Shaykh 'Abdul Muhsin al-'Abbaad, Shaykh 'Abdullah al-Fawzan and others.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “None of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him than his father, his child and all the people.” (Bukhaari, 15; Muslim, 44) There has never been a human being so loved, well-respected and followed as Muhammad ?, the final messenger of Allah. There has never been a person who has changed world history so dramatically as Muhammad ? and his message. The Prophet ? was the single most important person in the history of the world. A journey through the life of the best of creation, the Prophet Muhammad ?. A look at his life, his struggles, his victories and how Islam was established. Beyond a shadow of doubt, the biography of Prophet Muhammad ? manifestedly represents an exhaustive embodiment of the sublime Divine Message that he communicated in order to deliver the human race from the swamp of darkness and polytheism to the paradise of light and monotheism. An image, authentic as well as comprehensive, of this Message is therefore only attainable through careful study and profound analysis of both backgrounds and issues of such a biography.
Bulugh al-Maram is the shortened name of the collection of hadith by al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani entitled, Bulugh al-Maram min Adillat al- Ahkam (translation: Attainment of the Objective According to Evidences of the Ordinances). It contains a total of 1358 hadiths., At the end of each hadith narrated in Bulugh al-Maram, al-Hafidh ibn Hajar mentions who collected that hadith originally. The Hadith are generally from Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, Jami at-Tirmidhi, 'Sunan al-Nasa'i, 'Sunan ibn Majah, Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal and other books of Hadith. Bulugh al-Maram holds a unique distinction in that all the hadith compiled in the book have been the sources for fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) rulings. Among the topic that this book covers are subjects ranging from marriage, business transactions to other more implicit aspect of the religion such as the five pillars. One more distinctive feature, along with others, is that the versions have also been shortened to present just the main purpose of the Hadith according to its classification under the chapter. Because of these preferential qualities, Bulugh Al-Maram has been accepted widely and is among the most sought-after books of Ahadith.
The Arabic Level III – Madinah course for English-Speaking students is a comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the Quraanic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Islamic University in Madinah catering for the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world. Over the years, this course has enabled students to become competent in their use of the Arabic language and to participate and benefit from scholarly pursuits such as Qur’anic exegesis, hadith, fiqh, Seerah, history, and classical and modern Arabic literature.