Aqeedah: The Muslims Creed
What do you know about belief and disbelief? Did you know that one can become a disbeliever based on what they utter? Did you know that righteous actions without belief is fruitless? Allah (swt) says: “But if they had joined in worship others with Allaah, all that they used to do would have been of no benefit to them.” - Al-An’am (6):88
This course is extremely important for every Muslim. It covers the basic articles of Iman that are essential to one's faith as emphasised by the Prophet (SAW) in the hadith of Jibraeel: namely, belief in Allah, His angels, books, messengers, the last day and good and bad fate. Students will learn about the importance of correct beliefs and how the ulama developed this into a subject of study to preserve the correct beliefs of Islam. The courses briefly deals with sects, classical and contemporary differences of opinion without being polemical, but rather with a view to giving the student a perspective that will enable him/her to remain strong on faith and avoid getting sucked in to debates and polemics.
A student of knowledge must have firm knowledge of the fundamentals of our religion, before he/she can pursue a path to master Arabic langugae and delve into other detailed issues. Our belief is a critical support by which our deens stands upright. Its from our firm belief everything else develops and grows from.