History of Sufism and Introduction to Classical Spirituality Texts is a ground-breaking programme for the first time in the English language that explores in detail the history and the sources of sufism. This is a 6 month Diploma programme (6 days of lectures spanning over 6 months) with Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi.
Explores explores the second half of the Juz Amma from Surah al-A’alaa to Surah al-Naas. These last 28 surahs are the shortest in the Qur’an, yet they are the most powerful.
Explores explores the first half of the Juz Amma from Surah al-Naba’ to Surah al-Tariq, these surahs are short in length but very weighty in meaning, carrying the core essential message of the Qur’an
This is an intensive course on Female scholarship in Islam. Selected set of Female islamic scholars biography will be studied in great detail so we can understand, learn, benefit from their contribution to islam in the past
Explores the second half of Juz Tabarak from Surah al-Muzzammil to Surah al-Mursalat. This part contains two striking surahs that teach the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam how to prepare and carry out his mission of da`wah. Then the rest of the surah alert us the reality of this world and more importantly the reality of the afterlife.
Explores the first half of Juz’ Tabarak from Surah al-Mulk to Surah al-Jinn. These are some of the most powerful surahs in the Qur’an. These surahs of the Qur’an are the ideal places to start as the surahs therein are succinct, yet with very deep and profound meanings that would shake and change the thinking of the people.
Diploma in Hadith and Sunnah Studies aims to introduce students to different aspects of the hadith sciences. It will explain: the methodology used by traditionalists to authenticate hadiths; the practice of hadith study:travelling for hadith; taking notes; reading and hearing; and the compilation of hadith compendia; adducing and juxtaposing hadith texts to inform understanding of the religion as practice (norms and laws);
Diploma in Usul al-Tafsir and ‘Ulum al-Qur’an 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.
Diploma in Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies explores the principles and the complexities of Islamic Jurisprudence in a way that is relevant to the modern context. 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.
Diploma in Theology, Logic and Philosophy is a unique course dealing with one of the most intellectually demanding subjects in Islamic education. The complexity of these subjects is multiplied by the fact that throughout the Islamic history there have been many different schools of theology at odds with each other. This was given rise by the emergence of different philosophical approaches to knowing God and understanding revelations.
Diploma in Essential Fiqh for Modern Times is a programme that deals with the most challenging questions of jurisprudence and practice in the modern world. The world is becoming ever more complex with many new forms of economic, political, social and technological phenomena imposed on the lives of people. The sad reality is that some of the scholars and preachers are still set in their old and traditional way of thinking.
Diploma in Seerah of the Major Prophets explores the universal message and the particularities of the major prophets mentioned in the Qur’an. The prophets are chosen by God and are guided to accomplish the most important mission one could imagine. Their mission is to inform mankind of what they could not know by themselves with their knowledge, reasoning or experience. This include how to worship God, how to live in this world, the reality of death and the life after death.
Diploma in Usul al-Deen is a unique programme dealing with the fundamentals of Islam at an extraordinarily deep level. The programme consists of courses on the pillars of Islam as well as dawah to help encapsulate and present the fundamentals to the people around us. The main feature of this programme is that it not only covers the outer dimensions of the pillars of Islam but more importantly the inner dimension which are rarely discussed among the Muslims and non-Muslim alike.
Diploma in Usul al-Hadith and Hadith Studies explores one of the most advanced sciences in the history of mankind in any branch of knowledge. The precision and the sophistication in which the hadith sciences operate is truly mind blowing. However many scholars and academics including Muslims themselves are unaware of this highly developed science.