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Aqeedah: The Muslims Creed


How can we make our understanding of faith more relevant?

 

How can we make our faith impact our actions and spirituality?

 

How can our faith make us more resilient to challenging ideologies?

 

A creed is a set of beliefs that guide a person's actions. Do we understand our faith in a way that guides our actions? Is it sufficient to know what the 6 articles of faith are and expect this basic knowledge to guide our thinking, our actions, and provide us with a worldview that will compete against rival worldviews and ideologies?

 

This course is extremely important to every Muslim. It is not just an explanation of what the articles of faith are but a reintroduction of faith in a manner that will guide you to a way of thinking, a way of being and living, and it will create resilience against ideas that challenge faith and sow seeds of doubt in it. By connecting our faith to our historical roots, our rationality and our spiritual and moral purpose in life, through this course our understanding of faith will become relevant, transformative, and validating.


By attending this course, you will not only achieve the above for yourself but your ability to convey your faith to friends and neighbours and your ability to impart it to your family will be greatly enhanced.


Start Date Time Duration Fees Discounts Gender Location    
Sun - 12/01/2019 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday & Sunday Weekend Intensive £50.00 £5 (10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT BEFORE 02/01/2019) Segregated Class Ebrahim College Whitechapel - SAT/SUN

Aqeedah: The Muslims Creed


A creed is a set of beliefs that guide a person's actions. Do we understand our faith in a way that guides our actions? Is it sufficient to know what the 6 articles of faith are and expect this basic knowledge to guide our thinking, our actions, and provide us with a worldview that will compete against rival worldviews and ideologies?

 


This course is extremely important to every Muslim. It is not just an explanation of what the articles of faith are but a reintroduction of faith in a manner that will guide you to a way of thinking, a way of being and living, and it will create resilience against ideas that challenge faith and sow seeds of doubt in it. By connecting our faith to our historical roots, our rationality and our spiritual and moral purpose in life, through this course our understanding of faith will become relevant, transformative, and validating.

 


By attending this course, you will not only achieve the above for yourself but your ability to convey your faith to friends and neighbours and your ability to impart it to your family will be greatly enhanced.

 

Topics Covered in This Course

 

  1. Our epistemology (how we know what we know)
  2. How our faith is preserved
  3. The difference between the absolute essentials of faith and subsidiary matters
  4. The building blocks of faith
  5. The existence of God (its necessity, and arguments for it)
  6. The nature of Allah (SWT) and His oneness
  7. The remaining articles of faith
  8. How faith impacts our lives, actions and spirituality
  9. The most pervasive ideas that challenge our faith.

 

The course will be taught in a discursive manner with plenty of time dedicated to questions

Shaykh Shams ad-duha


Shaykh Shams Ad-Duha Muhammad a hafiz of the Qur’an which he memorised partly in his own locality and then completed at the famous Darul Uloom in Dewsbury (Institute of Islamic Education). There he continued studying the Arabic language, Tajweed, Fiqh and other subjects that form the early years of the Dars Nizami curriculum. He then moved to Nottingham to continue his studies under shuyukh like Shaykh Fazlur Raheem, Shaykh Abdul Haq (hafidhahumaAllah, both students of the great Shaykh Hussain Ahmad Madani) and others, from whom he studied, advanced Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Ulumul hadith, Hadith and Tafsir. To complete his studies he travelled to Bangladesh in 1997 to study major hadith texts and receive ijaza under the late Shaykh Abdul Aziz Doymiri and the late Shaykh Nuruddin Goharpuri (Allah have mercy on them both) and other shuyukh, where he also came first in his graduation class. The Shaykh also holds an MA in Islamic Studies from the University of London, Birkbeck College.

Since graduation, the Shaykh worked with Shaykh Hasan Ali and others at Safar Academy during its formative years in North London and also served as Imam and Khateeb of Burdett Estate masjid where his work focussed on improving education and the youth. In September 2000, the Shaykh helped found the Mazahirul Uloom Secondary school where he worked as the Vice-Principal for two years. In December 2002, along with other respected Ulama Shaykh Shams founded Ebrahim College which has since been his primary focus and where he continues to hold a directorial role, spearheading all academic activities as well as teaching various courses. His particular teaching interests are fiqh and hadith. He is also editor of Islamique Magazine which is published by Ebrahim College on a quarterly basis.  

He is a well-known speaker in the community and is also one of the shaykhs on Islam Channel’s Islamiqa (fiqh show). The Shaykh is also currently authoring 2 books on Arabic Grammar, 2 books on Islamic creed and theology, which will soon be published insha Allah. Some work on Shah Waliullah’s stance on ijtihad and taqleed is also on going. He has also edited the translation of Ibn Rajab Hanbali’s Jami’ al-Uloom wa al-Hikam, published by Turath Publishing, and is currently working on the translations of Sharh Ma’ani al-Athar of Imam Abu Ja’far al-Tahawi, and the Qawaid fi Uloom al-Hadith and the Qawaid fi Usul al-Fiqh, of Shaykh Zafar Ahmad Uthmani. These will also be published by Turath Publishing inshaAllah

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