CIL - Certificate of Islamic Learning - 2020

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Gateway Lecture Hall, Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe Campus

Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe

HP11 2JZ

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CIL - CERTIFICATE IN ISLAMIC LEARNING - 2020. CIL1,2 & 3 - 40 weeks each - Modular based Islamic Studies Live Online access also available

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Proudly Presented by Wycombe Islamic Mission & Mosque Trust (WIMMT)

7th Year Running in High Wycombe

Structred into 3 seperate courses, each running for 40 weeks.

CIL 1 - Beginners

CIL 2 - Intermediate

CIL 3 - Advanced

All classes will run out of Bucks University in High Wycombe. Live Online learning will also be available to all students via the ClickMeeting App*, so you can access the live class from either your Phone or Laptop.

* There will be no retrospective vieweing of the classes or recordings available

Instructor: Shaykh Tanveer Hussain

Course Format: Classroom Based(& accessed live via Online App)

Length: 40 weeks/80 hours (2 hrs per week)

Details on each CIL Course are below:

CIL 1 - Every Monday - 7pm-9pm

Starting 13th January 2020

CIL 1 Modules Overview:

1. Perfecting Worship (Purity & Prayer)

No Muslim can do without this course! Everyone must perform Salah as an obligation; therefore, everyone must study about Salah. The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the laws relating to ritual Purity and Salah. The student will be provided with a detailed insight into the theory and practice of purity and prayer as well as their history. The students will further learn how to attain ritual purity and how to pray their Salah, as well as the spiritual aspects them both.

2. Aqidah (Islamic Beliefs)

This module looks at the three dimensions of our ‘Aqida: divinity, prophecy, and eschatology. Divinity takes an in-depth look at the foundational Islamic belief - the Oneness of God. It examines the nature of faith and of the Divine Attributes - what is logically necessary, possible and absurd to attribute to Allah. It also explores the limitations of human understanding of the Divine and interpretation of texts regarding it. Prophecy focusses on belief in the Messengers and what is logically necessary, possible and impossible for the prophets. Eschatology will look at 'Aqida from a scriptural and rational perspective, as well as belief in Angels, the Sacred Scriptures, the Unseen Worlds, signs of the end of time and the Day of Judgement.

3. Money Matters

This course is intended to equip students with the knowledge of how and when financial dealings are legitimate and pleasing to Allah Most High. This unique course is based on both classical and contemporary texts. Students will acquaint themselves with the rules pertaining to Zakah, monetary sadaqa, Udhiyya [qurbani], and the various methods of monetary expiation in Islam. Furthermore, we will look at some of the basic principles of Islamic finance; several contemporary issues will also be covered, such as investing in financial securities and Shariah-compliant financing.

4. Sirah (Prophetic Biography)

This module will explore the core events that took place during the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and some of the lessons to be learnt from those events. We will briefly study these events in a chronological order, first looking at the life of the Prophet ﷺ before prophecy, followed by the ‘Makkan period’, and finally the ‘Madina period’.

5. Family Life

Sayyidah ‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying: “The tie of kinship is suspended to the Throne and says: 'He who unites me, Allah would unite him. And he who severed me, Allah would sever him'” [Bukhari]. This module will acquaint students with the laws governing family life. This is a very important module especially for anyone presently married or looking to get married in the future because the module will cover topics like looking for a spouse, the marriage contract, maintenance, suckling, fostering, legal custody of children, separation, divorce and the importance of striving to maintain family ties.

6. Qur’an & Sunnah

This module looks at the miraculous nature of the Qur'an, how it descended upon the Holy Prophet ﷺ, its compilation and preservation to this day. We will also have an opportunity to shed light upon what hadith is, its compilation, the different types of hadith and its importance in Islam.

Also in this module we will study the commentaries of the following Surahs: Al-Fatiha, Ikhlas, Al-Falaq & An-Nas. For the remainder of this module we will focus our attention to the lives of some of the most important and instrumental Muslims-men and women- from the early blessed generations of Islam, like the four rightly guided Caliphs, along with a short biographies of Sayyidina Maryam, Aasia, Khadija & Fatima.

7. Halal and Haraam

This is a very informative module because it covers a broad range of miscellaneous subjects to do with Halaal and Haraam. There over 70 legal issues discussed in this module, some of the topics discussed are 20 rakahs of Tarawih prayer, tattoos, loud dhikr, reciting Qur’an for the deceased, kissing thumbs during the Adhaan, the Shi’a sect and their beliefs, chewing tobacco, gold teeth and the sins of the heart.

8. Islamic Etiquettes

The Prophet ﷺ told us in a hadith related by Imam Ahmed in his Musnad, that: “I was only sent to perfect noble character.” This module is designed to be implemented, thus following the Qur’anic command given to the Holy prophet [sallahu ‘alyhi wasallam]: “Proclaim, O Mankind! If you love Allah, follow me-Allah will love you and forgive you your sins-and Allah is oft-Forgiving, most merciful." [3:31]

The word Adab is an Arabic word that means respect and politeness, it encompasses all the good things a Muslim must do. This module focuses on the etiquettes related to a wide range of matters from our religion, ranging from respecting the Holy Qur’an to eating, walking, guests and so forth.

CIL 2 - Every Tuesday - 7pm-9pm

Starting 14th January 2020

The CIL 2 course is a smooth follow on from the CIL 1 course. It provides a gentle transition from the CIL 1 foundation course, whilst building and consolidating material covered by the students.

The CIL 2 course consists of core modules that will help towards establishing a lasting connection with the Creator and His beloved Messenger Muhammad ﷺ. Students will be introduced to core ideas from the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, that will help them live a balanced life based on ageless principles that protect their faith from arbitrary and extremist distortions, whilst allowing the religious tradition the capacity of facing up to the challenges and demands of modern life.

CIL 2 Modules Overview:

1. 40 Hadith (Imam Nawawi)

The Al-Arbaeen An-Nawawi (40 hadith of Imam Nawawi), an unparalleled compilation of prophetic sayings by one of the most widely accepted scholars in the history of Islam. This is an excellent opportunity to study and reflect over a timeless collection of Prophetic sayings containing the essentials of faith, worship and spirituality.

These comprehensive prophetic sayings contain key principles of our religion–showing how to turn to Allah, and uphold excellence, beauty, virtue, and mercy that is the essence of the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ.

2. Tafsir (Short Surahs)

The Qur’an remains the fundamental basis of the Shari’ah in all its paradigms. It is the source to all branches of the Shari’ah and is the determining factor in all aspects of our religion, whether it is social, juridical or economical. Every branch of Shari'ah has its own unique classification and source code and likewise, Tafsir is the source code of the Qur’an.

In this module we will undertake a brief study of the commentaries of the short chapters of the second part of Juz Amma, summarized from classical Tafsir works. This will present you with an opportunity to form a connection with the Holy Book of Allah, the Majestic Qur’an, and also provide a wonderful opportunity in bringing more meaning in to your daily prayers.

3. Fiqh of Prayer & Purification

This module will be an extension of the module on Worship in CIL 1. It will be a good opportunity to increase one’s knowledge of the questions that worshippers face in their purity, prayer, in light of a comprehensive textbook of Hanafi law entitled ‘Nur-ul-Idah’, that students have used for centuries. The focus will be on the details beyond the core rulings of Tahara (purity) Salah (prayer) covered in the first year of CIL course.

4. Islamic Manners

The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him ﷺ said that he was sent to complete good character (Muwattaʾ Malik), which leads us to understand that sound religious practice results in good character. However, there are certain matters of conduct which one must learn from those who have them. Among such individuals was the great scholar, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghudda, who, after a life of learning, teaching and benefiting others, died in 1997. Amongst his works is his great book, Islamic Manners, In this book the great erudite hadith master of this time: Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghudda beautifully detailed much of the conduct believers need for gracious day to day dealings. The book brilliantly unloads crucial guidance on day-to-day matters ranging from cleanliness, visiting people, dealing with non-Muslims, to death and condolences.

CIL 3 - Every Wednesday - 7pm-9pm

Starting 15th January 2020

CIL3 Modules Overview:

1. Spirituality (Ihsan)

In this Book (Inner Dimmensions) Imam al-Ghazali covers those dimensions of Islamic rituals of Worship- Prayer, Almsgiving, Fasting, Pilgrimage, etc- Which are essential to the fulfillment of Inner quality.

This book will be of immense help to countless young men and women of our times, who are rapidly growing in their commitment to Islam.

2. Qur'anic Overview (Journey through the Qur'an)

The Qur’an remains the fundamental basis of the Shari’ah in all its paradigms. It is the source to all branches of the Shari’ah and is the determining factor in all aspects of our religion, whether it is social, juridical or economical. Every branch of Shari'ah has its own unique classification and source code and likewise, Tafsir is the source code of the Qur’an.

In this module we will take a Journey through the tafsir of all 114 verses of the Qur'an. Exploring their themes, examples, and how verses revealed related to the events of the time.

3. Shamail

In this module we will study a fascinating selection of hadith compiled by the ninth-century scholar at-Tirmidhi that humanizes the Prophet ﷺ for modern audiences, presenting him ﷺ through the eyes of contemporaries who comment not only on his ﷺ spiritual demeanour and qualities but also on his ﷺ physical appearance and mannerisms—including his ﷺ hairdressing, his ﷺ sitting posture, his ﷺ sandals and turban, his ﷺ armour, his ﷺ favourite condiments, and his ﷺ jests and laughter.

The course will introduce students to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ from a unique perspective. Learning about his ﷺ noble features, character, eating habits, laughter, manner of walking, clothing and other personal aspects, the course will present the intimate details of the Prophet ﷺ’s life, going beyond merely studying the events in his ﷺ life. The course should culminate in a student’s ability to construct a comprehensive picture of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in their mind’s eye and have a deeper understanding of the personality that has captivated hearts for centuries.

4. Islamic History

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet ﷺ said, “The best people are those of my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them. ” [agreed upon]

In this module we will study volume one of the prodigious works in Islamic history by the great Imam ‘Ibn Al-I’mad’, entitled ‘Shadharaat ad-dhahab fi akhbar man dhahab’ (Flecks of gold regarding those that have passed).

This is considered from amongst the most important works in Islamic history. The author compiled the most important events of the first 10 centuries of the Islamic calendar; like the wars, births, deaths of the most important individual of each time.

From the distinctive characteristics of this book are: the comprehensive nature of the work as it covers a millennium of events: nearly 300 years more than other history books like ‘The history of Islam’ by Imam Adh-Dhahabi, and ‘The beginning and the End’ by Imam Ibn Kathir and others.

During this course we will work through the first century of the Hijra calendar: from year 1-100 Hijra calendar. There will be a real emphasis on the biographies of Companions and Scholars of the first three generation mention therein.The course will enable the student to map out the main events of that epoch, also familiarise themselves with the names and important facts about most influential scholars of each of those early years of Islam.

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