ILM Essentials Level 1
The Ilm Essentials Level 1 course imparts the core Islamic fundamentals that every Muslim needs to practice their faith. In this level students cover Beliefs (integrated within the modules), Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakah, Hajj, Quran, Hadith & Seerah.
The key objectives of the course are:
- Gain an understanding of core Islamic knowledge
- Be confident in sharing Islamic beliefs and practices
- Develop an insight into prophetic character and religious practice
- Build a strong foundation to progress onto more advanced programmes
Students on the Ilm Essentials course are formally assessed twice a year during the biannual assessment weeks. Exams will be in written format, and students may speak to class teachers for information on specific details regarding the exam format for each subject.
As the course is condensed, students are recommended to revise their class notes on a weekly basis. Students may additionally be given tasks or projects by respective teachers to be carried out throughout the year. Outside of class, students are recommended to spend a minimum of 2-3 hours of study time per week. Students are given a recommended reading list that has been tailored to their program of study.
“My husband and I have both loved every minute of our lessons. They’re the highlight of our week! The relationship we’ve developed with our teachers has been unlike any other.” – Aisha Farooq, ILM Essentials Student
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Fiqh al Ibadat
This module includes Fiqh al ibādāt during the first year wherein students will learn the correct method of the core acts of worship. The fiqh course is based on the works of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi primarily, al-Fiqh al-Islami According to the Hanafi Madhhab, volumes I and II. The aim of this course is for students to cover the four key ritual of worship, Salah, Zakah, Siyam and Hajj. The course centres primarily on the Hanafi juristic school’s guidance with references to other schools of thought upon how these four pillars of Islam are to be performed. It is a primary objective that students understand what may invalidate their performance of each ritual, what they must do to fulfil their duty as a minimum, and what will gain them a higher reward; in this regard it is hoped that students will perform each ritual with confidence and know what must be done should they fall short or wish to gain a higher reward from Allah.
Tadabbur al Quran
This module is focused on contemplating the words of the Quran in order to access the deeper meanings of the verses. During each year, students will study and understand the tafsīr behind selected ayahs and surahs from the Quran.
Students will study the selection of 40 sahīh Ahādeeth of an-Nawawi with detailed explanations covering the different aspects of faith (Iman, Islam and Ihsan)
Students will study the details of the life of the prophet (pbuh) chronologically over the two years of study. There will be a focus on the incidents in Makkah in year 1 of the course, and a focus on the incidents in Madinah in year 2 of the course.
Start date: Saturday 14th September 2019
Class Day(s): Saturday
Class Timings: 9.30 am-2.15 pm
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Students who pay in single payments are eligible for a 10% discount if fees are paid before the course start date.
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