FOUNDATION COURSE

Our foundational course is an introduction to the Islamic sciences. It is intended to give the participants a greater insight into the beliefs and practices of Muslims and Islam. It is divided up into two sections; one relating to what Muslims believe and the other relating to Muslim practice.
This module covers the six pillars of faith that are a requirement of all Muslims. It is intended to give more clarification on why Muslims believe what they believe. The Islamic faith encourages Muslims to ask questions and with this in mind, this module has been prepared to answer all the common question with regards to religious doctrine and remove any doubt or misconceptions. The module outline is given below:
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    Session 1

    Getting to know each other; Welcoming students; Module Outline; Introduction to knowing God

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    Session 2

    The importance of the testification; The origin of our belief in God

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    Session 3

    Proof of God’s existence; The essential attribute of God; Intro to Divinity

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    Session 4

    What God isn’t (Negating attributes); Brief explanation of the impossibilities for God

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    Session 5

    The necessary of God (Entitative attributes); Life, Power, Knowledge and Will

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    Session 6

    Entitative attributes; Hearing, Seeing and Speech; Summary of Divinity

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    Session 7

    Belief in the Prophets and Messengers; Sent by The Creator to creation with One Message; Elite 25

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    Session 8

    Belief in the Angels; 10 named angels; and belief in the Divine Books; Finality of Qur’an

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    Session 9

    Belief in the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter; Points of interest

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    Session 10

    Belief in Destiny and the Divine Decree; Types of Destiny; The Divine secret

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    Session 11

    The Prophet Muhammad; His rank and station with God and the creation; The merits of praising him

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    Session 12

    Rectification of the self; repentance; merits of the remembrance of God

This module covers the five pillars of Islam. It’s sole purpose is to provide an insight into the practices of Muslims and give an explanation of why these practices have been necessitated. It will cover some of the very foundations of Islamic practice that every Muslim must familiarise themselves with. The module outline is given below:
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    Session 1

    Welcome back; module outline; Brief explanation of the 5 pillars

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    Session 2

    The importance of the testification and its constituent parts, La ilaha ilAllah as well as Muhammad RasulAllah;

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    Session 3

    Divine Unity;  The principle of the Oneness of God (Tawhid)

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    Session 4

    The Prayer; its importance; integral actions of the prayer; What should be your primary focus in the prayer and how to increase concentration

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    Session 5

    The Prayer; The conditions, recommendations and what invalidates it; how to perform the prayer

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    Session 6

    The Prayer; recap of how to perform the prayer; Importance of recitation of Qur’an; Etiquettes with the Qur’an

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    Session 7

    Zakat (Charity); It’s purpose; Eligibility pertaining to giving and receiving; Test of faith

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    Session 8

    Fasting; The purpose of fasting; a summary of its rulings; The different levels of fasting

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    Session 9

    Hajj (The pilgrimage); When it is required; Journey of a lifetime; The different levels of Hajj

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    Session 10

    Acts of Worship; What necessitates an act of worship; Developing a relationship with God; inward and outward forms of worship; sign of acceptance

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    Session 11

    Challenges and the Devil; Why life is such a challenge; How to overcome life’s tests; Who is the Devil?

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    Session 12

    The perfect example; Following the Prophet Muhammad; What is his sunnah; Closing summary of the 5 pillars