'Aqeedah: The Rope of Faith

The Foundations of Islamic Belief: The essence of Islam is found in its belief system. Every culture and people has its practices, but where do these practices come from? The heart being the center of the soul, it is important to realize what is required internally for a Muslim to be a true believer, and not just someone who falls into cultural habits due to his/her surroundings. This class will teach you what makes Islam unique and how to perfect your faith.
Book Required:
1) The Destination of the Seeker of Truth
2) Kitab Al Iman
Prerequisite : NONE
Credit: 4
Total Number of Video Lecture with Power Point: 14

Student must complete all the lessons, homeworks, quizzes, midterm, final exam if applicable.

Upon completion of all the lessons student must take the final exam.

Understanding the Religion I

Deriving Islamic Law: "Fiqh" literally means understanding. So the study of Fiqh, or Islamic jurisprudence and laws is a derivation of the sources of Islam. In other words, if you truly understand Islam, you will understand how to extract rulings (or at least in your early studies understand how scholars came to the conclusions that they did). This class will teach you how to apply Islam in theory and give you a blueprint for fulfilling the duties of a Muslim.

The study material for this subject is the translation provided by Arees Institute.
Book Required: NONE
Prerequisite : NONECredit: 4Total Number of Video Lecture with Power Point: 14
Student must complete all the lessons, homeworks, quizes, midterm, final exam if applicable.
Upon completion of all the lessons student must take the final exam.

Taareekhatul Islaam - From the Beginning…

Contrary to popular belief, Islam did not start with the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Rather, it started with the creation of man, and with the first human being, Adam ‘alaihis-salaam. Follow the history of the Prophets, including a focus on the biography of the Final Messenger as well as his Companions and Followers radhi'allaahu ‘anhum. In order to truly understand Islam we need to see how it was revealed, practiced, and upheld by the original people it was sent to. Within their examples are our keys to success, for though they lived long ago, they were successful spiritually first and materially later. We as a nation are in a time of training and this class will help us study their lives and see how to shape ourselves so we may attain the true success as we follow the path they established.

Book Required: 1) When the moon split
Prerequisite : NONECredit: 2Total Number of Video Lecture with Power Point: 8
Student must complete all the lessons, homeworks, quizes, midterm, final exam if applicable.
Upon completion of all the lessons student must take the final exam.

'Uloom ul Qur`aan: The Sciences of the Holy Quran

Sciences of the Quran: This is a great opportunity to study with a Shaikh who has 2 ijazahs, has mastered all 10 recitations, and has the highest isnaad in the Americas. This class is an introduction to the divine book, its various fields of study, and is the basis of knowledge for any serious Islamic student.

Book Required: 1) Tafsir Ibn Kathir
2) An Introduction to the Principles of Tafseer
Prerequisite : NONECredit: 5Total Number of Video Lecture with Power Point: 16
Student must complete all the lessons, homeworks, quizes, midterm, final exam if applicable.
Upon completion of all the lessons student must take the final exam.