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Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences – Level 2

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Overview

Connect with the book of Allah (swt) by learning the principles of Tafsīr and get closer to understanding the Sunnah of prophet Muhammad [pbuh] by learning the principles of Ḥadīth. Using these essential knowledge unpack the complexity of Principles of Fiqh.

Consists of three modules (covered in 3 Terms of 12 weeks each) Module are as follows:

Term 1 – Uṣūl al-Tafsīr and ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān: This part of the course introduces students to the important and fascinating disciplines of Qurʾānic hermeneutics, Qurʾānic studies, exegesis and textual analysis. It includes practical exercises in the analysis of selected sūrahs (chapters) from the Qurʾān.

Term 2 – Uṣūl al-Ḥadīth and Hadith Studies: This module aims to introduce students to the important and fascinating field of ḥadīth methodological principles and ḥadīth criticism (the evaluation and authentication of ḥadīth). It includes a critical examination of classical and modern scholarly debates on the authority and authenticity of the ḥadīth corpus, and practical exercises in isnād and matan criticism.

Term 3 – Usūl al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies: This part of the course introduces students to the fascinating and important fields of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and principles of Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh), their origins, development and historical context, key classical texts, as well as their reception and recontextualisation in modern societies. It includes a discussion on the lives and seminal works of early legal pragmatists (fuqahāʾ), their legal theories and methods, schools of Islamic law (madhāhib), and their contexts.

 

Who is this course for? This level will not assume very much prior knowledge of the modules covered, so will be suitable for beginners in the field of Qurʾānic hermeneutics, ḥadīth methodological sciences, and principles of Islamic jurisprudence. However, the course builds progressively on Level 1. It is therefore strongly recommended that students wishing to attend Level 2 should first complete Level 1. A must for every teacher at Islamic Schools, Student of Islamic Studies and duaats.

Lecturer: The classes are taught [pre-recorded] by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi, Dean of Cambridge Islamic College. Further academic support is provided by the College’s Islamic scholars who are authorities in various specialist subjects relevant to the course.



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Course Structure

Start Date : 1st Sept 2018

  • Duration – 12 months
  • Per Term – 12 Lessons –One lesson per week
  • Each lesson – 3 hours in duration
  • Prerecorded lectures
  • Lectures – Every Saturday 7:00pm
  • Live Tutorial – Once every 2 weeks
  • Exam- End of each term
  • Diploma Certification provided upon the successful completion of exams
  • 108 hours of lectures + 18 hours of live tutorials

Term Details

TERM-1 Uṣūl al-Tafsīr and ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān 1st Sept to  17th Nov, 2018

TERM-1 BREAK : 17th Nov 2018 to 2nd Feb 2019

TERM-1 EXAMS : 1st Dec to 31st Dec 2018

TERM-2 Uṣūl al-Ḥadīth and Hadith Studies : 2nd Feb to  20th Apr, 2019

TERM-2 BREAK : 20th Apr to 1st May 2019

TERM-2 EXAMS : 1st May to 31st May, 2019

TERM-3 Usūl al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies : 1st Jun 2019 to  17th Aug, 2019

TERM-3 BREAK : 17th Aug to 1st Sept, 2019

TERM-3 EXAMS : 1st Sept to 30th Sept, 2019

Course Outline

Term 1 – Uṣūl al-Tafsīr and ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān: This part of the course introduces students to the important and fascinating disciplines of Qurʾānic hermeneutics, Qurʾānic studies, exegesis and textual analysis. It includes practical exercises in the analysis of selected sūrahs (chapters) from the Qurʾān. This course explores the unique style and arrangement of the Qur’an and the various ways in which people have tried to understand the meanings of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is unlike any other book. It is in this world but it does not belong to this world. It is the eternal word of Allah, The Most High. Not realising this many people approach the Qurʾān as they would approach any other book and this often leads to confusion and disappointment. This course will address the principles surrounding understanding, interpreting and reflecting upon the Qurʾān.

Modules

  • Introduction to Usul at-Tafsir (Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi)
  • Qur’an – The Book of Instructions – How To Understand, Reflect & Benefit from The Qur’an
  • Exploring the Pearls of The Qur’an – Detailed Study of Al-Fatiha & The Last Ten Surahs – Their Coherence, Meaning & Universal Message
  • Muqaddimah Tafsīr Niẓām al-Qur’ān – Introduction to Exegesis based on Coherence in the Quran (Maulana Farahi)
  • al-Muqaddimah fī Uṣūl al-Tafsīr – Introduction to the Principles of Exegesis (Ibn Taymiyyah) – Part 1
  • al-Muqaddimah fī Uṣūl al-Tafsīr – Introduction to the Principles of Exegesis (Ibn Taymiyyah) – Part 2

 

Term 2 – Uṣūl al-Ḥadīth and Hadith Studies: This module aims to introduce students to the important and fascinating field of ḥadīth methodological principles and ḥadīth criticism (the evaluation and authentication of ḥadīth). It includes a critical examination of classical and modern scholarly debates on the authority and authenticity of the ḥadīth corpus, and practical exercises in isnād and matan criticism. Hadīth sciences is truly one of the most advanced sciences in the history of mankind in any branch of knowledge. The precision and the sophistication in which the ḥadīth sciences operate is truly mind blowing. However many scholars and academics including Muslims themselves are unaware of this highly developed science.

Modules

  • Introduction to Usul al-Hadith (Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi)
  • Nukhbat Al-Fikar & Nuzhat Al-Nadhar – Imam Ibn Hajar on Science of Hadith – Part 1
  • Nukhbat Al-Fikar & Nuzhat Al-Nadhar – Imam Ibn Hajar on Science of Hadith – Part 2
  • Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi – Pearls of the Prophet – Part 1
  • Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi – Pearls of the Prophet – Part 2
  • Hadith Qudsi

 

Term 3 – Usūl al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies: This part of the course introduces students to the fascinating and important fields of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and principles of Islamic jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh), their origins, development and historical context, key classical texts, as well as their reception and recontextualisation in modern societies. It includes a discussion on the lives and seminal works of early legal pragmatists (fuqahāʾ), their legal theories and methods, schools of Islamic law (madhāhib), and their contexts. The main emphasis of this course is that for one to be competent in jurisprudence he or she has to be constantly researching, thinking and exploring, and that it is not enough to be just relying on certain set of books to formulate jurisprudential rulings. This is illustrated by the lives and works of the great jurists of Islam throughout the centuries. Many of these jurists are considered to be great thinkers who are independent and at the same time God-fearing.

Modules

  • Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh (Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi)
  • The Four Madhabs – Follow Them, Leave Them or Mix Them?
  • Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 1
  • Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 2
  • Kitab al-Muhallā bi’l Athār – The Adorned Treatise (Ibn Hazm)
  • al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharī’a – The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law (Shaatibi)

Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences – Level 2

Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences – Level 2

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