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Tafseer and ‘Uloom Al-Qur‘an

Course Description

This course is a survey of the principles of Quranic exegesis. The first half of the curriculum focuses on ‘uloom al-Qur’an (background knowledge required of anyone who undertakes explanation of the Qur’an, especially its use of the Arabic language). The second half is a survey of works of tafseer, including the major classical works of tafseer bil-ma’thoor and tafseer bil-ra’y as well as modern trends in tafseer, particularly thematic tafseer.

 

I. OBJECTIVES

1. To enable the student to understand the origins of the science of usool al-tafseer.

2. To familiarize the student with the nature of revelation and the unique qualities of the Qur’an, including its unparalleled preservation, it’s seven ahruf and its recitations.

3. To acquaint the student with the proper methodology for Qur’anic exegesis.

 

II. CLASS CONTENT 

     1. Introduction to the Science of Tafseer

     2. Books of Tafseer

     3. Translations of the Qur‘an

     4. Wahy

     5. The Revelations of the Qur‘aan

     6. Collection of the Qur‘aan

     7. The Qur‘aanic Text

     8. Dialects and Recitations 

     9. Reasons for Revelation

     10. Makkan and Madeenan Revelations

     11. Naasikh and Mansookh

     12. Muhkam and Mutashaabih

     13. Literary Forms of the Qur‘aan

     14. The Language of the Qur‘aan 

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

     Bilal Philips, Usool at-Tafseer

     Study notes by Riaz Ansary

B. Supplementary Texts:

     Yasir Qadhi, An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur‘aan

     Ahmad Von Denffer, ‘Ulum al-Qur‘aan (Eng. Trans.)

     As-Suyootee, al-Itqaan fee ‘Uloom al-Qur‘aan

     Az-Zarkashee, al-Burhaan fee ‘Uloom al-Qur‘aan

     Mannaa‘ al-Qattaan, Mabaahith fee ‘Uloom al-Qur‘aan

     Muhammad ‘Alee az-Zarqaanee, Manaahil al-‘Irfaan fee ‘Uloom al-Qur‘aan

Course Description
 

This course is a study in details of Yaa seen chapter, which verses contain a number of precious teachings, related to many fields of human life. 

 

I. Objectives 

  • Facilitating human understanding of the meanings of Allaah‘s words.
  • Familiarizing the student with the methodology of scholars of Tafseer who interpreted Allaah‘s Words in the Qur‘aan.
  • To enable the students how to dispute the allegations are made by enemies of Islam.
  • To acknowledge them with various ways of calling non-Muslims to Islam.
  • To acknowledge them with various logic evidences related to many matters of the Islamic faith.
     

II.  Class Content

Analytical Tafseer - Soorah Yaaseen
 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Bilal Philips, Tafseer Soorah Yaaseen     
     

B. Supplementary Texts:

  • Saifur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Tafsir Ibn Kathir (English Trans.)
  • Ibn Jareer at-Tabaree, Jaami‘ al-Bayaan
  • Al-Qurtubee, Al-Jaami‘ li Ahkaam al-Qur‘aan
  • Ar-Raazee, Mafaateeh al-Ghayb
  • Al-Aloosee, Rooh al-Ma‘aanee
  • Az-Zamakhsharee, Tafseer al-Kashshaaf
  • Abus-Sa‘ood, Tafseer Abis-Sa‘ood
  • Ibn al-Jawzee, Zaad al-Maseer
  • Ash-Shawkaanee, Fat‘h al-Qadeer



Sunnah and ‘Uloomul-Hadeeth

Course Description

This course is a survey of the principles upon which the study of hadeeth rests. The historical milieu that surrounded the developments of this science are taken into account and the methodology of this science that gradually appeared is rendered against its historical environment along with an analysis of its content. The various classification schemes are discussed and how the many developments of the science, although possibly seen independent of each other, are interconnected accumulating finally into a comprehensive critical appreciation of Islamic sources.

I. OBJECTIVES

1. Educating and training students regarding Hadeeth terminology specific to the Hadeeth sciences.

2. Understanding the rules used by the hadeeth scholars for grading hadeeths according to their reliability.

3. Developing in the students an ability to distinguish the hadeeth of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) from that which is not.

 

II. CLASS CONTENT

     1. Introduction: The Status of the Sunnah in Islamic Law

     2. Hadeeth Science and its terminologies

     3. Division of Narrations: 1. Mutawaatir and 2. Ghayr Mutawaatir

     4. Division of Narrations: 1. Maqbool and 2. Mardood

     5. Hadeeth Mawdoo‘

     6. Division of Narrations: 1. Marfoo‘, 2. Mawqoof and 3. Maqtoo‘

     7. Hadeeth Qudsee

     8. Sahaabah: Definition and their characteristics.

     9. At-Taabi‘oon and those who followed them until the end of the era of narration.

     10. Mardood due to faults in the narrators: Either due to lack of Integrity (‘Adaalah) or lack of Accuracy ( Dabt)

     11. Methods of Hadeeth Narration

     12. Conditions for Hadeeth Narration

     13. Textual Harmonization,

     14. Hadeeth Books,

     15. Women Scholars of Hadeeth

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

     Bilal Philips, Usool al-Hadeeth 

B. Supplementary Texts:

     Suhaib Hasan, An Introduction to the Science of Hadith

     Muhammad Siddique, Hadith Literature

     Mustapha Azami, Early Studies in Hadeeth Literature

     Ibn Katheer, al-Baahith al-Hatheeth

     Ibn Salaah, Tadreeb ar-Raawee

Course Description

This course is a detailed study of half of the Hadeeths collected by Imaam an-Nawawee in his Hadeeth compilation called The Forty Hadeeths.


I. OBJECTIVES

A. To widen the student‘s knowledge of Islamic moral principles and rules on cultural matters in the light of the Sunnah, the second source of Islamic legislation.
 

B. To familiarize students with the methodology used the scholars of Islam to extract and deduce rules of conduct from its sources.
 

C. To expose students to the methods of referencing Hadeeths and Hadeeth analysis found in dependable works of Hadeeth.

D. To enable the students to begin the memorization of a useful body of Hadeeths
 



II. CLASS CONTENT

Hadeeth 25 to 37

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

Jamaalud din Zarabozo, Commentary on the Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi, vols.2 & 3

B. Supplementary Texts:

Comments on the commentary of forty Hadeeths of Nawawee by Ibn ‘uthaimeen




‘Aqeedah: Islamic Creed

Course Description

 

This course is comprised of a study of the fundamental issues in the Science of Tawheed/ ‘Aqeedah most relevant today. It gives an overview of the categories of Tawheed and Shirk.

 

I. Objectives 

  • To enable the student to understand the origins of the Science of Tawheed.
  • To further develop the student’s grasp of the basic three categories of Tawheed and their antithesis Shirk.
  • To develop the student’s basic knowledge regarding some of the controversial issues related to Tawheed.
  • To enable students to critically analyze the customs and culture which affects the implementation of Tawheed in Muslim countries today.
  • To teach students correct approach to understanding the Islaamic Creed.

 

II.  Class Content

A. Definition of ‘Aqeedah

B. Importance of ‘Aqeedah

C. Unique Characteristics of Islamic ‘Aqeedah

D. Definitions of Eemaan and Islaam and their characteristics 

E. Belief in Allaah 
1. Proofs For Allaah’s Existence
2. The Appearance of Atheism in Modern Times
3. Tawheed: Ruboobiyyah, Uloohiyyah, & Asmaa wa sifaat
4. Kufr and its categories
5. Shirk and its categories
6. Nifaaq and its categories

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Bilal Philips, The Fundamentals of Tawheed, Bilal Philips,

 B. Supplementary Texts:

  • ‘Abdullah Al-Athari, Islamic Beliefs

 

This course is comprised of a study of the fundamental issues in the Science of Tawheed/ ‘Aqeedah most relevant today. It gives an overview of the categories of Tawheed and Shirk.

 

I. Objectives 

  • To enable the student to understand the origins of the Science of Tawheed.
  • To further develop the student’s grasp of the basic three categories of Tawheed and their antithesis Shirk.
  • To develop the student’s basic knowledge regarding some of the controversial issues related to Tawheed.
  • To enable students to critically analyze the customs and culture which affects the implementation of Tawheed in Muslim countries today.
  • To teach students correct approach to understanding the Islaamic Creed.

 

II.  Class Content

A. Definition of ‘Aqeedah

B. Importance of ‘Aqeedah

C. Unique Characteristics of Islamic ‘Aqeedah

D. Definitions of Eemaan and Islaam and their characteristics 

E. Belief in Allaah 
1. Proofs For Allaah’s Existence
2. The Appearance of Atheism in Modern Times
3. Tawheed: Ruboobiyyah, Uloohiyyah, & Asmaa wa sifaat
4. Kufr and its categories
5. Shirk and its categories
6. Nifaaq and its categories

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Bilal Philips, The Fundamentals of Tawheed, Bilal Philips,

 B. Supplementary Texts:

  • ‘Abdullah Al-Athari, Islamic Beliefs

Course Description

The course provides students with an opportunity to compare and contrast Islam with the theology, beliefs and books of Judaism and Christianity. A particular emphasis of the course will be an understanding of how the teachings, and practices of the Jews and Christians have evolved over time.

 

 

I. Objectives 

  • Providing the student with an understanding of the beliefs of the nations from the beginning of creation until today.
  • Clarifying the degree of influence of religion on the life of these nations.
  • Enlightening the Muslim missionaries to study these beliefs in order to be better grounded to fulfill their role.
  • Making students aware of the subtle effects of secularization and modernization and the fact that religion became complete with the prophethood of Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

 

II.  Class Content

A. Judaism

  1. History of Judaism
  2. Technical terms: Hebrews, Jews, Israelites
  3. The condition of the Jews when the Qur’aan was being revealed according to the Qur’aanic texts.
  4. Jewish Beliefs and Teachings: Hereafter, Sabbath, Yom Kippur, Jewish Festivals
  5. Jewish Religious Texts: Old Testament; its definition and books, Talmud: its history and teachings; Protocols of the Elders of Zion
  6. Jewish Sects


B. Christianity

  1. The historical background to the birth of Christianity
  2. The Messiah in the Qur’aan
  3. The Messiah in the view of Christians
  4. The most important beliefs of Christians: Divinity of Jesus, Crucification, Atonement, the Original Sin
  5. Christian Teachings: Baptism, Communion, The Last Supper
  6. Christian Religious Books: Gospels and the Letters of Paul
  7. Main Christian Sects: Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Jehovah’s Witnesses,  Mormons, Seventh Days Adventists, Born Again

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Mohammed Muhiyaddin, A Comparative Study of the Religions of Today
  • Rifkin, Ira, Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization: Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval 

 

B. Supplementary Texts:

  • Ash-Shahrastaanee, al-Milal wan-Nihal
  • Ahmad Shalabee, al-Yahoodiyyah wan-Nasraaniyyah

Muhammad Aboo Zahrah, Muhaadaraat fee an-Nasraaniyyah




Seerah Nabawiyyah

Course Description

 

This course entails a study of the most important events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) between his birth and migration to Madeenah. It explores the challenges he encountered and the manners with which he responded to them.

 

I. Objectives 

  • To enable the student to understand the personality and the character of the noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) both as a man and a Prophet.
  • To further appreciate the Prophet (Peace be upon him) as a model and guide.
  • To develop the student’s basic knowledge and understanding of the Qur’aan as it was enacted and practiced by the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
  • To enable the students to acquire the tools of tarbia (character development) and da’wah (Islamic propagation) as they were taught by the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
  • To enkindle love for the Prophet (Peace be upon him) in the hearts of students and inspire them to follow his footsteps.

 

II.  Class Content

A. Sources of Seerah – Reasons for studying the Seerah and importance of Seerah

B. Social and religious condition among the Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula prior to Islaam

C. From the Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) birth until the beginning of his prophethood.

1. His ancestry

2. Events at the time of his birth

3. His orphaning and adoption by his grandfather and uncle

4. His wet-nursing and the opening of his chest

5. Allaah’s protection of him from idolatry

6. His travels

7. The Fudool pact and early signs of his impending prophethood

8. His seclusion in Hiraa Cave

9. The coming of revelation, secret Da’wah, open Da’wah, methods of the pagans in opposition to the da’wah, and his sufferings

D. The first two Hijrahs to Ethiopia

E. His presenting Islaam to the tribes

F. His night journey to Jerusalem and his ascension into the heavens

G. The first pledge of allegiance at al-‘Aqabah

H. The second pledge of al-‘Aqabah and its consequences

I. The Hijrah of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) from Makkah to Madeenah

1. Reasons and goals of the Hijrah

2. The ruling regarding Hijrah and the virtues of Hijrah

3. Lessons derived

J. The Madeenah Period: Foundations of the New Community

1. Building the Mosque

2. The brotherhood of faith between emigrants and Muslims of Madeenah

3. Writing the Constitution
 
 

Point of Note

When teaching this course, care should be taken to firmly establish the facts from the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah and the more correct position on issues in which Seerah scholars differed while focusing on the lessons to be learned from the facts and events of the Seerah.

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Muhammad Ghazali, Fiqh us-Seerah
  • Safiur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar     

 

B. Supplementary Texts:

  • Mahdi Rizqullah Ahmad, A Biography of the Prophet of Islam: In the Light of the Original Sources
  • Zakaria Bashir, The Meccan Crucible, The Hijrah, Sunshine in Madinah,
  • Mustafa as-Sibaa’ie, The Life of Prophet Muhammad; Highlights and Lessons
  • Imaam Soyootee, The Caliphs Who Took the Right Way
  • Masud-ul-Hasan, History of Islam
  •  S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, Muhammad The Last Prophet

Course Description

 

This course entails a study of the most important events in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) from his arrival in Madina until his demise. It examines his persistent efforts to deliver the message of Islam and the examples he set for future generations to follow. It assesses the causes, conductand outcomes of his military campaigns and puts them in perspective.

 

I. Objectives 

  • To enable the student to understand the personality and the character of the noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) both as a man and a Prophet.
  • To further appreciate the Prophet (Peace be upon him) as a model and guide.
  • To develop the student’s basic knowledge and understanding of the Qur’aan as it was enacted and practiced by the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
  • To enable the students to acquire the tools of tarbia (character development) and da’wah (Islamic propagation) as they were taught by the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
  • To enkindle love for the Prophet (Peace be upon him) in the hearts of students and inspire them to follow his footsteps.

 

II.  Class Content

A. The Battles: Their causes, date, results, effects, and lessons to be learned

1. The Battle of Badr

2.The Battle of Uhud

3. The Battle of the Nadeer Clan

4. The Battle of Thaat ar-Ruqaa‘

5. The Battle of the Clans (Trench)

B. The causes, dates, results, effects, and lessons to be learned for all

1. The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

2. The Battle of Khaybar

3. Letters to kings and rulers

4. The Battle of Hunayn

5. The Battle of Taa’if

6. The Battle of Tabook

7. Year of the Delegations

8. Aboo Bakr’s Hajj with the masses

9. The Farewell Pilgrimage

10. Illness and death of the Prophet (Peace be upon him)

11. Aboo Bakr’s appointment as the Caliph

C. The Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) Household

D. The Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) Character and Manners
 
 

Point of Note

When teaching this course, care should be taken to firmly establish the facts from the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah and the more correct position on issues in which Seerah scholars differed while focusing on the lessons to be learned from the facts and events of the Seerah.

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

  • Muhammad Ghazali, Fiqh us-Seerah
  • Safiur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar     

 

B. Supplementary Texts:

  • Mahdi Rizqullah Ahmad, A Biography of the Prophet of Islam: In the Light of the Original Sources
  • Zakaria Bashir, The Meccan Crucible, The Hijrah, Sunshine in Madinah,
  • Mustafa as-Sibaa’ie, The Life of Prophet Muhammad; Highlights and Lessons
  • Imaam Soyootee, The Caliphs Who Took the Right Way
  • Masud-ul-Hasan, History of Islam
  •  S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, Muhammad The Last Prophet



Fiqh and Usool Al-Fiqh

Course Description

This course is a critical study of the history of Islamic legislation and the evolution of its various schools of law. 

A. Required Texts: 

Bilal Philips, The Evolution of Fiqh,
Bilal Philips, The Chennai Treatise

B. Supplementary Texts: 

‘Abdur Rahman Doi, The Shariah

I. OBJECTIVES

1. Providing the student with knowledge enabling him to understand the acts of worship and their correct ettiquette

2. Clarifying the wisdom behind the legislation of acts of worship and their effects on human behavior.

 

II. CLASS CONTENT 

A. Salaah.

     1. Tahaarah

    Minor and Major Purification and their rules

    Wiping Socks, Categories of Water, Ritual Impurity, Menstruation

     2. Definition of Salaah, Its Status, Importance and Wisdom

     3. Prayer Times

     4. Conditions for Validity

     5. Obligatory and Recommended Portions of Prayer, Invalidators

     6. Sujoodus-Sahw (Prostrations for Forgetfulness)

     7. Making up Prayers

     8. Recommended Prayers

     9. Congregational Prayers and their Rules

     10. Method of Salaatul-Mareed

     11. Funeral Prayers

 

B. Zakaah

     1. Definition, Status, Importance and Wisdom

     2. Conditions for Obligation

     3. Types of Wealth Requiring Zakaah

     4. Heads of Expenditure for Zakaah

 C. Sawm

     1. Definition, Status, Importance and Wisdom

     2. Conditions for Fasting

     3. Atonement for Invalidation

     4. Permissible Acts While Fasting

     5. Seclusion and its Rules

 

D. Hajj

     1. Definition, Status, Importance and Wisdom

     2. Obligation and Its Types: Mufrid, Muqrin and Mutamatti

     3. Obligatory and Recommended Acts of Hajj

     4. Scrificial Animals and Atonement

     5. Ruling Concerning Visitation of the Prophet’s Mosque

 

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

     Salih Al-Fawzan, A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence, vol. 1

B. Supplementary Texts:
 

     Sayyid Sabiq, Fiqh us-Sunnah I-V (Eng. Trans.)

Course Description

This course is comprised of a study of the fundamental issues of Islamic jurisprudence. Only fiqhul muamalaat (trade transactions) will be covered in this course. The sound sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) is presented with authentic conclusive evidence. Where ever required modern day examples are mentioned and incorporated. The dire need to know the Islamic rulings of techniques and systems in place in modern day businesses is not ignored.

 

I. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

     Salih Al-Fawzaan, A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence, vol.2

B. Supplementary Texts:

   Fiqhus Sunnah, Sayyid Sabiq,

Course Description

This course is a survey of usool al-fiqh (the principles of Islamic jurisprudence). The main topics of study are the daleels that are universally considered authoritative, followed by the controversial daleels (excluding those most relevant to al Maqaasid al-Shar‘iyyah), linguistic issues relevant to interpretation of the texts, the nature of Sharee‘ah rules, and issues concerning ijtihaad.

I. Objectives

  1. To enable the student to understand the origins of the Science of Usool al-Fiqh.

  2. To familiarize the student with the proofs for the authority of the various types of evidence recognized in Usool al-Fiqh and the arguments of those who reject various proofs.

  3. To acquaint the student with the main rules regarding interpretation of textual evidence as well as the most important controversies surrounding some of them.

  4. To give the student a clear framework for understanding the nature of rules employed in fiqh.

  5. To familiarize students with the methodology for dealing with apparently contradictory evidence.

  6. To acquaint the student with the main issues related to ijtihaad.

II. Class Content

  1. An introduction to the science of Usool al-Fiqh: Its origin and development and the difference between Usool al-Fiqh and Fiqh.

  2. Identification of fields of knowledge that have contributed to Usool ul Fiqh i.e. the Qur’aan, Sunnah, Arabic Language, logic and Fiqh

  3. Examining the concept of Ijtihad as found in the early times.

  4. Issues regarding the Hukm Shar‘ee (Islamic Law) and what is related to it.

  5. Defining declarative law ( al-hukum al-wad’ee) in detail with its sub-divisions and ways of identifying categories when appropriate.

  6. Discussing the nature of Shariah Laws

  7. Role of intellect and free will in determining the legal capacity.

  8. An overview of types of evidence: Qat’ee and Zannee, Primary and Secondary, transmitted and rational

  9. Issues related to the Qur’aan

  10. The Issues related to Sunnah

  11. The issue of Abrogation (Naskh)

  12. The Language- Clarity of Language and linguistic issues

  13. Research on Command and Prohibition: Definition; ways that command and prohibition are conveyed in Arabic. The legal value of it, an order after a prohibition, and non-literal uses of it

  14. Research on the General and Specific: Definitions of the ‘Aam and Khaas, generalization terminology

  15. Research on the Unlimited and the Limited: Definitions of the Mutlaq and Muqayyid, the working relationship between the two.

  16. Research on the Textual Implications: The Stated (Mantooq) and Unstated ( Maskoot)

  17. Discussion on Ijmaa’: Definition, books on Ijmaa’ and the controversy on the authority of Ijmaa

  18. Study on Qiyaas: Definition, proof for those who reject the Qiyaas and the conditions pertaining to the original and new cases.

  19. Research on Istis-haab (Presumption of Continuity): definition, recognition and evidence for its authority and its types.

Textbook

  1. Required Text:

Bilal Philips, A Commentary on Usool al- Fiqh Made Easy

  1. Supplementary Texts:

Study notes by Riaz Ansary

Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee, Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence

Muhammad Hashim Kamali, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

This course focuses on an important area in Islamic Jurisprudence which is the discipline of legal maxims. The Subject of Islamic legal maxims aphoristically subsumes all the spectrums that purpose of Shari’ah is all about. There are six basic Islamic legal maxims agreed upon among the Islamic scholars on which the tenet of Islamic law is based. Each one of these six legal maxims has some subsidiary maxims which are either functioning as further explanation to the grand maxim or condition and restriction to it. This course attempts to analyze those six legal maxims and their sub-maxims in addition to some more comprehensive maxims.

I. Objectives

  1. Introduce the history, character and significance of Islamic legal maxims.

  2. Be familiar with the legal maxims of Islamic law and the various subsidiary maxims as well as other comprehensive maxims.

  3. Use the source materials of maxims of Islamic law.

  4. Introduce fundamental principles and applications of Islamic law.

  5. Comprehend Fiqhi issues based on legal maxims.

  6. Acquire knowledge of the particulars of Fiqh from various chapters of Fiqh.

II. CLASS CONTENT

  1. Introduction to Islamic Legal maxims: Defining the Maqaasid, identifying their importance, categories and sources.

  2. Relationship Between Islamic Legal Maxims and other disciplines of Fiqh thought.

  3. Role and History of Islamic legal Maxims: Role of Islamic legal maxims in common Ijtihad and in contemporary ijtihad and Historical development of Islamic legal maxims before compilation of Fiqh

  4. Study of Islamic legal maxims as distinct discipline

  5. An Overview of Major Maxims: Meaning, origins, history and application of each with its subsidiary and minor maxims.

  6. Other comprehensive and general maxims.

III. TEXTBOOKS

A. Required Text:

PDF notes

B. Supplementary Texts:

Philips, Dr Bilal, A compilation of Islamic Legal Maxims.

C. Recommended Texts:

Laldin, Dr Mohammad Akram, A Mini Guide to Shari’ah & Legal Maxims.

Al-Amiri, R S. (2003). Legal Maxims in Islamic Jurisprudence: Their History, Character and Significance, University of Birmingham, UK: Islamic Texts Society

Al-Bornu, M. S. Al-Wajiz Fi Idahi Qawa’idil Fiqh al-Kulliyah (Arabic version), 1998, Al-Risalah Publishers, Lebanon.




Arabic Language

Course Description

 

Arabic Grammar Level 1 introduces students to Arabic grammar in a unique way based on the frequency of vocabulary usage. Level 1 focuses completely on the major nominal grammatical constructions. Its lessons are taught using English as the medium of instruction in order to give the student a basic understanding of Arabic grammar from an English grammatical perspective.

I. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

  •      Bilal Philips, Arabic Grammar made easy (Book One)

Course Description

This course, originally designed for adults by King Saud University, Riyadh, develops Arabic reading and writing skills gradually and logically without requiring the learner to memorize all 28 letters of the alphabet plus their 112 variations before learning to read and write. It has been modified with English explanations and presentations to further simplify the learning process for adult English speakers.

ARB 100 (Reading and Writing) is a noncredit and optional course for those who do not know how to read and write Arabic script.


I. Objectives

  • To enable the student read and write Arabic.

II. Textbooks :

A. Required Text:

  • Bilal Philips, Arabic Reading and Writing Made Easy
III. Fees: 
 
Course fee of ARB 100 will be applicable according to the sliding scale below for the students of the Bridge Diploma to MAIS program. This fee is separate from the regular semester fees:
 
a. Very High Human Development Country : $25 USD
b. High Human Development Country : $20 USD
c. Medium Human Development Country : $15 USD
d. Low Human Development Country : $10 USD
 
The amount payable has a flexibility such that a BMAIS student who enrolls into ARB 100 may pay this fee any time before entering the semester when they enroll into the final Arabic course of the curriculum (201 level): ARB 201 or BM ARB 201.

Course Description

I. OBJECTIVES 

  • The knowledge/study of the most important legacy books of grammar.
  • The knowledge/study of some of the classical - scholars of grammar - OR - grammarians.
  • Manner of understanding grammatical texts written in the Arabic language properly
  • Correct/sound aloud reading/recitation of Arabic grammatical texts
  • Appointment of the Arabic grammar in understanding the Noble Quran.
  • To study about the most important schools of Arabic grammar.
  • Knowing the most important signs which distinguishes the noun, verb and the particle.
  • The learning of the different types of inflection.
  • Knowing of the difference between the triptotical [fully inflected] nouns and the diptote nouns.

II. CLASS CONTENT 

  • Introduction about the author and the meaning of the book‘s name.
  • The subject of Arabic Grammar and the benefits of studying it
  • Introduction Of Nahw
    1. Lexical and Terminological meaning
    2. Kind of Nahw between the Arabic Sciences
    3. The injunction of the Islamic law of studying Nawh
  • Study of Al- Kalam
    1. Definition, lexical and terminological meaning
    2. The main conditions of Arabic Speech
    3. General questions of Al-Kalam
  • Parts of Speech
    1. The noun: Definition, lexical and terminological meaning
    2. The verb: Lexical and terminological meaning, kinds of verb and meaning of each
    3. The Particle: Lexical and terminological meaning
    4. General Questions
  • Signs of the Noun
  • Signs of the Verbs
  • Signs of the Particles
  • Inflection (baabul A‘raab): Lexical and terminological meaning, kinds of change in inflection
  • General Questions regarding
    1. With shortened ending
    2. With curtailed ending
  • Knowledge about the signs of inflection
  • Diptote noun or Not fully inflected noun: Kinds and Cases

III. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

  • At-Tuhfatu Assaniyyatu bisharhi Almuqaddimati Al-ajroomiyah by Dr. Mohammad Mohyy Al Deen Abd AlHameed

 Course Description

I. OBJECTIVES 

  • The knowledge/study of the most important legacy books of grammar.

  • The knowledge/study of some of the classical - scholars of grammar - OR - grammarians.

  • Manner of understanding grammatical texts written in the Arabic language properly

  • Correct/sound aloud reading/recitation of Arabic grammatical texts

  • Appointment of the Arabic grammar in understanding the Noble Quran.

  • To study about the most important schools of Arabic grammar.

  • To study all the signs of the various I’raab.

  • To study verbs in all of its tenses and its various conditions.  

  • To do an in depth study of  the various nominative nouns

II. CLASS CONTENT 

  • Continuation of signs of I’raab

    1. Continuation of diptote nouns ,& signs of Jazm

    2. Case endings  with  vowels & case endings with letters 

 

  • Verbs

    1. past tense & command verb

    2. Present tense verb & its  accusatives 

    3. Jussives of the present tense verb 

    4. Conditional sentences &  nominative nouns

 

  • Nominative nouns

    1. Definition, lexical and terminological meaning

    2. The subject of the verbal sentence-clear & pronoun subject

    3. The substitute of the subject

    4.  The subject & predicate of the nominal sentence

    5. The noun of the verb    كان   

    6. The predicate of إِنَّ

    7. The noun and predicate of the verb ظَنَّ

    8. The followers of the nominative noun

 

III. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

  • At-Tuhfatu Assaniyyatu bisharhi Almuqaddimati Al-ajroomiyah by Dr. Mohammad Mohyy Al Deen Abd AlHameed

 

Course Description

I. OBJECTIVES 

  • The knowledge/study one of the most important books of grammar.
  • The knowledge/study of some of the classical - scholars of grammar - OR - grammarians.
  • Manner of understanding grammatical texts written in the Arabic language properly
  • Correct/sound aloud reading/recitation of Arabic grammatical texts
  • Appointment of the Arabic grammar in understanding the Noble Quran.
  • To study about the most important schools of Arabic grammar.
  • To study all the signs of the various I’raab.
  • To do an in depth study of  the various nominative nouns
  • To do an in depth study of  the various accusative nouns
  • To do an in depth study of  the various genitive nouns

 

II. CLASS CONTENT 

  • Continuation of nominative nouns
    1. Continuation of the followers of the nominative noun- the adjectival phrase  
    2. The definite noun and its various types
    3. The indefinite noun and its types
    4. Continuation of the followers of the nominative noun- conjunctions
  • The particles of conjunction
    1. Continuation of the followers of the nominative noun- corroborative noun  
  • Types of the corroborative noun
    1. Continuation of the followers of the nominative noun- substitute noun
  • Types of the substitute noun
  • Accusative nouns  
    1. Definition, lexical and terminological meaning
    2. The direct object
    3. The infinitive or absolute object
  • Types of the absolute object
    1. The time and space qualifiers
    2. The circumstantial qualifier
  • The conditions of the circumstantial qualifier
    1. The specifying element
    2. The specifying element
  • The conditions of the specifying element
    1. The exception
  • The various words of exception  
    1. Absolute negation with لا
    2. Thevocative
    3. The object of reason
    4. The object of accompaniment
  • Genitive nouns
    1. Definition, lexical and terminological meaning
    2. The types of genitive nouns

 

III. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

  • At-Tuhfatu Assaniyyatu bisharhi Almuqaddimati Al-ajroomiyah by Dr. Mohammad Mohyy Al Deen Abd AlHameed

Course Description

Arabic 201 is specifically designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mastering proper pronunciation and conversing in everyday situations while introducing relevant vocabulary.

I. Objectives 

  • To enable students to read and understand basic modern standard Arabic.
  • Correcting the student’s reading and conversational skills as well as developing his ability to express his opinions and thoughts in correct phrases.
  • To enable students to carry out basic conversations with their fellow students of Arab origin.  

II. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

 Al-Arabiyatu Bayna Yadayk Volume 1 

Course Description

Arabic Grammar Level 2 develops knowledge of Arabic grammar in a unique way based on the frequency of vocabulary usage. Level 2 focuses mainly on the morphology of verbs in the perfect tense and their grammatical constructions. Its lessons are taught using English as the medium of instruction in order to further develop the student's basic understanding of Arabic grammar from an English grammatical perspective.

I. TEXTBOOKS 

A. Required Text:

  •  Bilal Philips, Arabic Grammar made easy (Book One)

B. Supplementary Text:

  • Slideshow Presentation


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