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One-Year Foundational Program in Islamic Studies

Islamic Creed & Logic

Aqidah

Objectives:

The ‘Aqidah & Mantiq classes are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the Creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah. Dubbed as the Fiqh al-Akbar (“The Highest Understanding”) by the scholar Imam Abu Hanifa, the study of ‘Aqidah at Madina Institute SA aims to provided candidates with an informed and coherent representation of the tenets of the Islamic faith. Close readings and explanations based on authentic and mainstream sources such as Al-‘Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah will shed much needed light on the timeless principles that underscore the Islamic faith while concurrently allowing the Tradition the capacity of facing up to the demands of modern life.

Outcomes:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and elements of Islam
  • Will be able to expound the principles and characteristics of Tawhid
  • Relate the significance of the Quran, Sunnah and Tawhid to Islamic worldview and ‘Aqidah
  • Discuss the challenges arising from within the Muslim Ummah (global Muslim community) as well as those emanating from outside the Ummah, with the necessary confidence, dignity, compassion and empathy required of a Muslim

Discipline-Specific Skills:

  • Gain an understanding of Creed of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah
  • Gain access to the correct terms and their usage within the specific discipline
  • Obtain knowledge of this important science via authoritative sources and whose authority extends to the Noble Prophet of Allah, Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam

Textbooks Slated:

  • Fiqh al-Akbar by Imam Abu Hanifa
  • ‘Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah by Imam al-Tahawi
  • Jawharat al-Tawhid by Imam al-Laqqani
  • Sharh al-‘Aqidah al-Nasafiyyah by Imam al-Taftazani
  • Al-Farqu Bayn al-Firaq by Imam Abdul Qaher al-Baghdadi
  • As-Sullam fi ‘Ulum al-Mantiq (Science of Logic) by Sadr bin Abdur-Rahman al-Akhdar