ILM Essentials Level 1

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Course Description

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), Fiqh (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakah, Hajj ) according to the Hanafi Madhab, Quran Tafseer, Hadith & Seerah.

The key objectives of the course are:

  • Gain an understanding of core Islamic knowledge
  • Be confident in your Islamic beliefs and practices
  • Develop an insight into prophetic character and religious practice
  • Build a strong foundation to progress onto more advanced programmes

Assessment

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

Course Features

  • Lectures 99
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 1
  • Assessments Yes
  • Fiqh al Ibadat 0

    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.

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  • Tafseer 33

    • Lecture2.1
      1. Introduction Compilation of the Quran
    • Lecture2.2
      2. Surah Al Fātihah
    • Lecture2.3
      3. Surah Baqarah –
    • Lecture2.4
      4. Surah Baqarah –
    • Lecture2.5
      5. Surah Baqarah – 1-5
    • Lecture2.6
      6. Surah Baqarah – 6-30
    • Lecture2.7
      7. Surah Baqarah – 30-39
    • Lecture2.8
      8. Surah Baqarah – 49-56 Negative examples
    • Lecture2.9
      9. Surah Baqarah – 67-69 Sacrificing the Cow
    • Lecture2.10
      10. Surah Baqarah – 124-126 Prophet ibrahim (as)
    • Lecture2.11
      11. Surah Baqarah – 142-144 Change of Qiblah
    • Lecture2.12
      12. Exam week
    • Lecture2.13
      13. Surah Baqarah – 153-156 Patience and prayer
    • Lecture2.14
      14. Surah Baqarah – 177 & 180-182 Bequests
    • Lecture2.15
      15. Surah Baqarah – 178-179 & 187 Legal Retribution
    • Lecture2.16
      16. Surah Baqarah – 158-164 Symbols of Allah and monotheism
    • Lecture2.17
      17. Surah Baqarah – 183-186 Fasting Ramadan
    • Lecture2.18
      18. Surah Baqarah – 190-193 Self defence
    • Lecture2.19
      19. Surah Baqarah – 196-202 Hajj and Umrah
    • Lecture2.20
      20. Surah Baqarah – 215-216 What should they give
    • Lecture2.21
      21. Surah Baqarah – 217 Sacred Months
    • Lecture2.22
      22. Surah Baqarah – 219 Beer & Gambling
    • Lecture2.23
      23. al-Nasikh wa al-Mansukh
    • Lecture2.24
      24. Surah Baqarah – 222-223 Menstruation
    • Lecture2.25
      25. Surah Baqarah 226 – 228 Separation Limits
    • Lecture2.26
      26. Surah Baqarah – 229 – 230 How to Divorce, Khul’ah, Suckling, Maintenance for Widows
    • Lecture2.27
      27. Surah Baqarah – 249-251 Talut the King of Bani Israil
    • Lecture2.28
      28. Surah Baqarah – 255 Ayat al-Kursi
    • Lecture2.29
      29. Surah Baqarah – 274-276, 278-281 Usury
    • Lecture2.30
      30. Surah Baqarah – 282-284 Making a Contract
    • Lecture2.31
      31. Surah Baqarah – 285-286 Prayer of Steadfastness
    • Lecture2.32
      32. Summary of Surah al-Baqarah
    • Lecture2.33
      33. Exam week
  • Hadith 33

    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)

    • Lecture3.1
      1. Introduction to Hadith 1
    • Lecture3.2
      2. Introduction to Hadith 2
    • Lecture3.3
      3. Hadith 1 – Introduction, sincerity, ikhlās
    • Lecture3.4
      4. Hadith 3 – 5 pillars of Islam Hadith 21 – steadfastness Hadith 22 – halal and haram and staying steadfast on this
    • Lecture3.5
      5. Hadith 2 – Hadith Jibraeel – overview and hadith explanation
    • Lecture3.6
      6. Hadith 2: Aqeedah – Tawheed, qualities of Allah
    • Lecture3.7
      7. Islamic understanding of Angels, revealed scriptures, prophets and messengers
    • Lecture3.8
      8. Islam and a view of other religions – ‘ahl kitāb’ and other, Atheism.
    • Lecture3.9
      9. The Last day and the afterlife, including Jannah, Jahannam, al-a’raaf, the signs of the last day
    • Lecture3.10
      10. Qadr: Hadith 4 – qadr Hadith 19 – qadr Hadith 24 – Qadr Embryology
    • Lecture3.11
      11. Hadith 6 – Leaving the doubtful. The importance of the heart: Diseases of the heart, tazkiyah Hadith 11 – Leaving the doubtful
    • Lecture3.12
      12. Exam week
    • Lecture3.13
      13. Hadith 7 –The adab of giving advice Hadith 34 – adab of enjoining good and forbidding evil
    • Lecture3.14
      14. Hadith 10 – earning halal rizq and eating halal and tayyib¬ Touching on Hadith 22 again – halal and haram and staying steadfast on this
    • Lecture3.15
      15. Hadith 12 – minding one’s own business, gossip and meaningful speech Hadith 15: Speaking good or choosing silence, honouring the guest and the neighbour
    • Lecture3.16
      16. Hadith 8 – understanding the context and application of the hadith Hadith 14 – understanding the context and application of the hadith
    • Lecture3.17
      17. Hadith 16 – Anger, tips of controlling anger, good anger
    • Lecture3.18
      18. Hadith 17 – Ihsaan Hadith 18 – Fearing Allah, how to eliminate your sins, importance of good manners
    • Lecture3.19
      19. Hadith 20 – Hayā’ Hadith 27 – ask your heart
    • Lecture3.20
      20. Hadith 5 – Explaining Bid’ah Hadith 28 – bid’ah and the end times
    • Lecture3.21
      21. Hadith 23 – dhikr and qur’ān, sadaqah Hadith 25 – Sadaqah Hadith 26 – Sadaqah
    • Lecture3.22
      22. Hadith 29 – Righteousness
    • Lecture3.23
      23. Hadith 31 – Zuhd Hadith 40 – Zuhd, the blessings of health and life
    • Lecture3.24
      24. Hadith 32 – No Harm
    • Lecture3.25
      25. Hadith 33 – claims and oaths
    • Lecture3.26
      26. Hadith 9 – The art of asking good questions, asking good questions is from the deen Hadith 30 – halal and haram and refraining from asking unintelligent questions
    • Lecture3.27
      27. Importance of Brotherhood Hadith 35 –. Rights of a Muslim Hadith 36 – Helping a Muslim Hadith 13: Selflessness
    • Lecture3.28
      28. Hadith 37 – rewards of good deeds, intentions
    • Lecture3.29
      29. Hadith 38 – who is a wali of Allah?
    • Lecture3.30
      30. Hadith 39 – forgetfulness and mistakes, Allah’s forgiveness Hadith 42 – Allah’s forgiveness
    • Lecture3.31
      31. Hadith 41 – loving the religion
    • Lecture3.32
      32. Revision Week
    • Lecture3.33
      33. Exam Week
  • Seerah 33

    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.

    • Lecture4.1
      1. Introduction
    • Lecture4.2
      2. Makkan period: Makkah before the Prophet
    • Lecture4.3
      3. Makkan period: Birth of the Prophet and Irhaas, Haleemah and childhood
    • Lecture4.4
      4. Makkan period: Life with Abdul Muttalib, Abu Talib Marriage
    • Lecture4.5
      5. Makkan period: Prophethood
    • Lecture4.6
      6. Makkan period: “Warn your family”
    • Lecture4.7
      7. Makkan period: Some makkan commandments (verses from the quran)
    • Lecture4.8
      8. Makkan period: Troubles in Makkah – the ban on banu hashim and other difficulties
    • Lecture4.9
      9. Makkan period: Leaders of quraysh make demands Abysinnia
    • Lecture4.10
      10. Makkan period: The year of sadness and other events
    • Lecture4.11
      11. Makkan period: The hijrah part 1 The meeting at aqabah The journey to Madinah part 1
    • Lecture4.12
      12. Exam week
    • Lecture4.13
      13. The journey to Madinah part 2 the hijrah part 2 reaching madinah
    • Lecture4.14
      14. Madinan period: Ansaar and muhajiroon, awz and khazraj Life in madina Building the masjid
    • Lecture4.15
      15. Madinan period: Badr Captives
    • Lecture4.16
      16. Madinan period: Uhud Martyrs of uhud
    • Lecture4.17
      17. Madinan period: Jews of madina
    • Lecture4.18
      18. Madinan period: Khandaq and other battles The hypocrites
    • Lecture4.19
      19: Madinan period: Aisha and the necklace Wives of the prophet and chronology of his marriages
    • Lecture4.20
      20. Madinan period: Hudaybiya
    • Lecture4.21
      21. Madinan period: The breach of the contract
    • Lecture4.22
      22. Madinan period: Hunayn and ta’if
    • Lecture4.23
      23. Madinan period: Tabuk
    • Lecture4.24
      24. Madinan period The farewell pilgrimage
    • Lecture4.25
      25. Madinan period The succession after the prophet
    • Lecture4.26
      26. Madinan period: The death of the prophet (pbuh)
    • Lecture4.27
      27: After Muhammad – abu bakr A summary of abu bakr’s khilāfah Umar – a summary of his khilāfah
    • Lecture4.28
      28: Uthmān and Ali, a summary of their khilāfah and the troubles
    • Lecture4.29
      29: Controversial questions about the seerah The captives The prophet’s marriages The revelation
    • Lecture4.30
      30: Lessons from the seerah – character of the prophet Descriptions of the prophet
    • Lecture4.31
      31: Revision Week
    • Lecture4.32
      32: Revision Week
    • Lecture4.33
      33. Exam Week

Term 1

Start date: 19th October 2020  Class days & times:  Mondays & Saturdays

Mondays:

Hadith & Aqeedah – 7.00pm -8.00pm

Saturdays:

Fiqh – 10.00am-10.50am

Tafseer – 11.00-11.50am

Seerah – 12:00-12:50pm

 

 

 

 

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EIIS - Panel of InstructorsWhen there is more than 1 instructor, a panel of instructor will show up as Course Instructor. This means, one or more of the following listed or unlisted instructor may teach you the subject but are fully qualified in their relevant field and teach at EIIS.Ustadh Nasar IshfaqUstadh Nasar is a chartered Architect by profession, having undertaken his Islamic studies under various scholars, including: Ustadh Kifayatullah, Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah (Fiqh and Adab), Shaykh Kehlan al-Jubury (Tafsir, Ulum al-Tafsir, Aqidah, Fiqh, Hadith and Adab), Shaykh Anis (Tafsir and Fiqh), Shaykh Abu Islam (Arabic) and Shaykh Awadallah Yusuf (Tajwid), and Shaykh Akram Nadwi (Fiqh, Sirah and Tafsir).Shaykh BilalUstadh Bilal Brown accepted Islam in 1999 and went to study Arabic in the Arab world in 2004 where he became fluent within 6 months. He graduated from 4-year intensive course in Shari’ah studies at the Al-Dawli Institute of Arabic and Islamic Sciences in Damascus in 2012 in addition to studying privately with scholars in Damascus. He then furthered his studies in the Shafi’i jurisprudence, Arabic grammar and self-rectification. He has studied and taught several texts in the Hanafi and Shafi’i schools of law and marriage and divorce law in the Maliki School. He also has 2 years of experience tackling alcohol and drug addiction as well as several further years of experience working with and teaching young people. He also has certificates in childcare, IT, social science, and counselling. He currently teaches Arabic and Islamic sciences in Oldham, Rochdale, Manchester, and online in England in the UK as well as conducting chaplaincy, translation, and community work.Ustadh ShuaibUstadh Abu Sundus

1. 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 rituals 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 fulfill 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.

2. Tafseer

Students will study and understand the tafseer behind selected ayahs and surahs from the Quran. In the first year we follow a reflective summary of the key verses of Surah Al Baqarah & Ale Imran

3. Hadith & Aqeedah

Students will study the 40 sahīh Ahādeeth of an-Nawawi with detailed explanations covering the different aspects of faith (Iman, Islam, and Ihsan)

4. Seerah

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.