ILM Essentials Level 2
Having previously covered the core fundamentals of Islam we now cover the branches of the four primary sources in Usul al-Din, Aqeedah, Tazkiyyah, Fiqh al-Mu’amalat and Tafsir and Dawah.
Our focus in level 2 is to enable students to formalise their understanding and practice of Islam by developing themselves to critique, produce and propagate the knowledge, faith and practice of Islam to others. To achieve this the course has been designed to elaborate upon often neglected subjects within Islam.
We hope that students will be able to partake in the practice and propagation of Islam in the UK via interpersonal and digital dawah. We aim to help students become confident in their practice of Islam and their ability to navigate Islamic texts, methodologies and contemporary issues.
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.
“Attending the Ilm Essentials classes has given me the much needed focus and structure I have been seeking in Islamic Studies. It’s comprehensive, covering a range of topics from Seerah, Tafsir, Tazkiya and Fiqh. The teachers are engaging, responsive and encourage discussion. You get a sense of belonging and familiarity with fellow students on a weekly basis and I very much look forward to my Saturday mornings and time spent with EIIS”- Roshanara Islam, ILM Essentials Student
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Fiqh al-Mu’amalat: Trade, Marriage & Inheritance
Fiqh al-Mu’amalat consists of the major chapters of Islamic ethics and morality covering Islamic laws pertaining to buying and selling, forming contracts and inheritance amongst other subjects. The EIIS endeavours to offer students a practical and balanced approach to dealing with these sometimes challenging topics by using recognised and authoritative texts and contemporary research papers to stimulate student discussions and learning. It is our primary objective that students understand which acts may invalidate or delegitimise their dealings with others and the morality and ethics behind the Islamic injunctions. While personal and social agreements appear to be individual matters that concern one’s life choices they form the majority of one’s actions and therefore constitute the largest portion of one’s good or bad deeds. It is therefore essential that every Muslim learns how to maximise their reward in the fulfilment of their life choices.
Tafsir: Surah Yunus – Surah al-Nas
Building upon the suwar covered in ILM Essentials 1, we now further our journey through the Qur’an by covering the central verses within each surah from Surah Yunus to Surah al-Nas.
In this module students will cover Usul al-Fiqh, Ulum ul-Hadith and Ulum al-Qur’an. Usul al-Fiqh: We will cover the various principles through which laws are determined to be part of the practice of Islam. Students will also study the maxims (Qawa’id) that form a consistent interpretive tool to realise the Islamic law in the absence of an explicit text. Ulum al-Hadith: The methodology through which a Hadith can be determined to be authentic or not. Students will also be introduced to the method of interpreting Hadith and combining between seemingly contradictory or implausible texts. Ulum al-Qur’an: The formation, cataloguing, drawing and interpretation of the Qur’an. Students will overview the salient details of the language, style, miraculous and unique aspects of the Qur’an.
We delve deeper into the Aqeedah – Looking at contemporary issues that effect belief e.g evolution, humanism, securalism, atheism, as well as historical development of schools of Aqeedah and sects.
This module is an insight into the implementation of spirituality in the modern era. The aim is for students to learn how to build a better connection with their Creator in both their private and public life. Adab: Learning the personal characteristics and qualities emphasized in the Qur’an and by the Prophet Muhammad (Alayhi Salam). Students will learn how to improve their manner and learn to embody Islamic etiquettes. Sunan: We will cover the various norms of the Prophet (Alayhi Salam) that form the daily rituals and habits of a Muslim.
Dawah what it is, obligation and methodology: Students will develop an informed approach to propagating Islam in their given context through learning how to best utilise modern technology and digital media.
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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