All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah the Most High from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whomever Allah guides cannot be misguided, and whomever Allah He leaves astray, cannot be guided. I testify that there is no true god worthy of being worshiped except Allah alone without any partner or associate, I further testify that Muhammad (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) is His true slave and Messenger. May Allah salah and Salaam be also granted to the prophet's pure family and to all of his noble companions.
Amma Ba'd: (To Proceed)
Islamic Studies Program for the Muslimah Only (3 Courses)
Exams/Test/Quizzes and Homework Submissions are given - Research papers and reports are required.
Topics vary but will include text from the following subjects:
1 Introduction to An Explanation of Usooluth Thalaatha, or Kitaabat-Tawheed
2 Introductions to Quran/Tafsir Reading Vol. I, 2, or 3
3 Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhaari (Ahaadith) Vol. I, 2, or 3
4 Biographical Studies (Who do we take knowledge from - Previous and present day Scholars)
5 Explanation of Important Lessons
6 Introductions to Islamic Manners and Character Building
7 Dua Memorization (memorization required)
What are the fees for this course?
It is necessary for students to start implementing structural writing habits. You will be asked to submit a written summary or benefit every week on what you have retained; including your benefit in each course. This is in addition to request from instructors about assignments, homework, quizzes or test inshaAllah.
Example of Personal notes:
notes and summary from Riyadhus Saliheen lesson 1 (link removed)
One Year of extensive study
As a Muslim, it is upon you to seek out pathways for successfully obtaining beneficial knowledge for the religion of Islam. You and you alone bear the responsibility of conquering this task to educate yourself and then your family with an open approach to learning the truth. Religion is not forced upon anyone; it is a choice to believe in what is correct and then acting upon that belief based upon proofs and evidence. Whether you are a new Shahadah, Just getting back on track, Seasoned Muslimah, Instructor, young adult, if you have children, or just need to brush up on your knowledge your responsibility remains, you must seek the knowledge.
It is the aim of this program to help ourselves and then you to remain upon this path of seeking sound and authentic knowledge from the Major Ulema, minor Scholars, Imaams, and Students of Knowledge. Without Allahs guidance we shall all be amongst the losers, (we seek Allahs protection from this, aameen) surely we do not want that for us and certainly not for you, our Muslim family. Barakallahu Feekum
We put emphasis on the following aspects:
We are committed to serving this Ummah, believing that Islam is the only way to Jannah, and that its commandments and prohibitions must be implemented to provide a healthy culture amongst Muslims. We therefore support positive dialogue between students, parents, scholars and Imaams, encourage tele-links and seminars with the Ulema and Students of knowledge and finally conduct our teaching according to general academic and Islamic rules. No particular commitment is presupposed or required to study with us, however, we do insist on an attitude of respect for the beliefs and practices presented to you based on authentic proofs, evidence, scholarly advices, and a complete submission to Quran wa Sunnah and the path of the predecessors.
Why do I need Islamic Studies?
Knowledge proceeds action and speech. With that knowledge and understanding of the religion of Islam you will find that it is particularly relevant to personal enrichment in any area, some examples are below:
Communication between Muslims, Teaching, Media (preventing challenges, falsehood, and misconceptions in general), Health (how to maintain good health to increase in acts of worship, the performance of hajj, etc.), Journalists (school newsletters, journals, magazines, books), Organizational communication (policies, procedures, rights of others) Legal Affairs (wills, inheritance, other), Business entrepreneurs (transactions, contracts, conditions), Medical (doctors, nurses, mid-wives, etc..) and many more.
The Islamic Studies program operates on a credit/points structure. Each course is allocated a fixed number of credit/points which gives an indication of the work associated with that course. The student will be expected to study and earn the equivalent of 2-3 credits/points in each year of study per course. A course can be described as an independent self-assisted component and the building block for a Certificate Completion or of Excellence.
The course will consist of a series of lectures/tutorials, assignments, and homework covering the syllabus of the subject concerned in a semester. Credit/points can be regarded as the points earned for certification and are instrumental in determining whether a student has studied and passed sufficient courses to enable him/her to qualify for a Certificate of Excellence. Each course is allocated a fixed number of credit/points that is indicative of the workload associated with that course.
What are the classes schedule for this course?
First-level Courses Courses for 5th Grade to Adult participation
(S1 = First Semester - 3 classes; S2 = second semester 3 classes; S3 = third semester 3 classes) a total of 9 subjects inshaAllah.
Islamic Studies (S1 and S2),
Receive a grounded view of Islam's beliefs and practices. This course covers the following fields of study some textbook choices may be substituted when other item choices are available for student usage online Each semester consist of three to four months of study depending upon the text; about (15) weeks:
1 Introduction to An Explanation of Imaam an-Nawawee's Forty Ahadeeth/Memorization required (3 points)
2 Introduction to Quran/Tafsir Reading Juz Amma or Juz Tabarak or other Juz (4 points)
3 Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari (Ahaadith) Vol. I or 2 (3 points), or for Bulughul Maraam
4 Biographical Studies/Research (Who do we take knowledge from) (3 points)
5 Explanation of Important Lessons (4 points) ...
6 Introduction to Islamic Manners and Correction of Character (3 points)
7 Hisnul Muslim (memorization required) (3 credit/points) or for al-Baiqooniyyah
8 Introduction to Qaa`idatun-Noor (Arabic- correct pronunciation of letters) or Memorization (4 points)
Exams/Test/Quizzes and Homework Submissions - Research papers and reports required (3 points)
Fees for the Islamic Studies Program - Currently these course options are free of charge to enrolled students. Enjoy akhawaat! All other participants pay $10 a month.
Your full course includes (3 hours of Instruction) per weekend day on Saturday:
It is a benefit for students or sisters in general to quiz themselves on what they are studying inshaAllah.
Here are some sample quizzes that you can use as a guide...
2. How much do you know about your salaat?
3. Explanation Of Important Lessons Part 1
The Conditions (Shurut) for Salaat
The Pillars (Arkan) for Salaat
The Obligatory (Wajibat/Fard) Elements of the Salaat
The Sunan Elements of the Salaat
Question to Saleh as Saleh (rahimahullah):
Assalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakhatahu (may Allah reward you) ameen. Is there any proof in the sunnah for the awrah of the woman being different from the awrah of the man? And if not where does the criteria for the women's dress come from? (This is a question for the New Muslimah Class inshaAllah)
Answer: The awrah, the Prophet (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) has said "al imratul awrah" the meaning which is the women entirely. She is a source of attraction and therefore a fitnah.
Details of Hijaab can be found in the sunnah regarding the dress. (Total Cover). Look in the Book of Hijaab and listen to the audio at the site
The Awrah of Women in the Presence of Other Women and Mahrems
Posted Shaban 1, 1427
|AUTHOR:||Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee|
|SOURCE:||Masaa'il Nisaa'iyyah Mukhtaarah (pg. 125-131)|
The Prophet's Prayer (sallallaahu 'alaihi wassalaam) Described -From Beginning to the End as though you see it, By Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaani translated by Usama Ibn Suhaib Hasan
The Book of Tawheed - Either of these books will due fine inshaAllah.
Kitab At-Tauhid by Shaykh ul-Islam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhab translated by the research team of Dar-us Salaam
Interpretation of Kitab At-Tauhid - The Destination of the Seeker of Truth by the Noble Shaikh Salih bin 'Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aali Shaikh
An Explanation of Muhammad ibn 'Abd al Wahhab's Kitab Al-Tawhid By Allamah 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sa'di
Recommended Audio/Bookstores Online
Recommended Articles of Benefit
Recommended Audio Lectures
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Sheikh al-Albaani rahimahullaah says:
An example, a women has to do ghusl (bath) of janaba (sexual impurity) and then she has noticed the haid (menstruation). She stayed in this state. Then she purified herself after her period. Is she to do one ghusl or two? One of them being the ghusl of janaba and the other being the ghusl of menstruation. If we know the principle that a waajib (obligation) cannot suffice another waajib then it is a must for her to do two ghusls. One of them being ghusl janaba and other being ghusl of menstruation.
Also this could happen to some of the men and I dont say all men. Whoever sees that the ghusl of Friday is waajib as has come in the saheeh hadeeth ghusl of Friday is waajib upon every adult and this adult man has become in the state of impurity whether by dreaming or by intercourse. So he became in the state of janaba on the Friday. Is it enough for him to make only one ghusl for the janaba and ghusl of jumah? I say that whoever sees the ghusl of Friday as being waajib as the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam has said, and this is what I personally agree with then he must do two ghusls. The first being for the janaba and the second being for the Friday.
As for the one who sees that the ghusl of jumah is not waajib and this is what most of the scholars see, then he can just do the first ghusl and that is ghusl of janaba and then he intends in his heart that he is doing with it the ghusl of jumah.
However, this one that sees the ghusl of jumah as sunnah and not waajib then he has three states, the most complete of them is that he does two ghusls as we have said for the one who sees the obligation of the ghusl of jumah. The reason being is that the reward will be written for him for the ghusl of janaba and for the ghusl of Friday
Shaykh Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee