Introduction to Aqeedah
- To provide students with an opportunity to worship Almighty Allah through studying Tawheed.
- 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 as well as familiarize them with authentic evidences that dispel those controversies.
- To enable students to critically analyze the customs and culture that affects the implementation of Tawheed in Muslim countries today.
- To familiarize students with those practices that nullify Tawheed.
- To teach students correct approach to understanding the Islamic Creed.
Introduction to ‘Aqeedah
- Meaning of Tawheed,
- Categories of Tawheed,
- Reasons for the emergence of the Science of Tawheed
Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah (Maintaining the Unity of Lordship/Dominion)
Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat (Maintaining the Unity of Allah’s Names and Attributes)
Tawheed al-‘Ibaadah (Maintaining the Unity of Worship)
Definition of Shirk
- Shirk in Ruboobiyyah: 1. Shirk by Association & 2. Shirk by Negation
- Shirk in Asmaa wa Sifaat: 1. Shirk by Humanization & 2. Shirk by Deification
- Shirk in ‘Ibaadah: 1. Major Shirk & 2. Minor Shirk (Riyaa)
Allah’s Covenant with Adam
- The Barzakh,
- Pre-Creation & The Fitrah
Charms and Omens
- Qur’anic Charms
- Ruling on Charms and Omens
- Fa’l (Good Word Omens)
- World of the Jinn,
- Islamic Ruling on Fortunetelling,
- Visitation & Belief in Fortunetellers
- Muslim Astrologers,
- Islamic Ruling on Horoscopes
- The Reality
- Role of the Jinn
- Islamic Ruling on Magic
- Danger of the Immanence Concept,
- Natural Proof, Prayer Proof,
- Mi’raaj Proof,
- Qur’aanic Proofs,
- Hadeethic Proof,
- Logical Proof,
- Consensus of Early Scholars
- Allah’s Image,
- Moses Asks to See Allah,
- Did Muhammad See Allah,
- Wisdom of not Seeing Allah,
- Seeing Allah in the Next Life,
- Seeing Prophet Muhammad
- Allah’s Favor, Taqwa
- Ittihaad, (Union),
- Spirit of Allah
- Prayers to the Dead,
- Evolutionary Model of Religion,
- Beginning of Shirk,
- Excessive Praise of the Righteous,
- Grave Restrictions,
- Taking Graves as Places of Worship,
- Masjids with Graves