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Arabic Course Brochure


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Course Duration
Credits Needed to gain the
qualification
Max Credits that can be carried
forward from Awards

1 semester (12 Weeks)


4 Hours per week

Pre-requisite

40
Entrance test

Arabic Course
The Arabic Course for English-Speaking Students is a comprehensive and popular course for the teaching of the
Quranic and Traditional Arabic, originally devised and taught at the renowned Madinah Islamic University, catering for
the non-Arabic speaking students from all over the world.
students to become competent in their

Over the years, this course has enabled


use of the Arabic language and to

participate and benefit from scholarly

pursuits

exegeses, hadith, fiqh, Seerah,

history, and classical and modern

Arabic

literature.

It

combines

such

as

Quranic

modern

Arabic

Islamic terminology used in the

Quran

and

vocabulary

acquire an understanding of hundreds

of Quranic Ayahs, ahadith, Arabic

parables and poetry. Learning classical Arabic

effectively could not be easier than

Sunnah.

It

with
helps

this course of Madinah Islamic University. A tried and tested course over 40 years with proven track record of success, it
is ideal in terms of the topics covered and short time taken to learn.

Award(In(Arabic((Level(1)(
Faculty(of(Arabic(Language
Course Description
Award

in

Arabic is

one of a

series

of MIUs

comprehensive Arabic language programmes. This


classical Arabic course introduces the student to
grammar, reading, translation, vocabulary, writing, and
conversation. Students will begin to comprehend and
construct short sentences in Arabic, which will aid them
in understanding the Noble Quran and other Arabic texts. The programme incorporates modern and classical Arabic as well as
grammar. It is one of the most comprehensive coverages of classical Arabic and grammar available. Students who are looking for
serious and focused study of Arabic in order to access the language of the Quran and Hadith should seriously consider completing the
whole programme. MIU Arabic course, largely based on the Islamic University of Al-Madinahs Arabic Book 1, consists of approx. 40
hours of instruction along with online resources such as video tutorials, audio books, practice quizzes, unlimited class review, and
teacher support. Award in Arabic is the first of the courses and it incorporates an excellent introduction to the basics of the Arabic
Language. If you are considering this, you should certainly consider registering for the Certificate in Arabic so that you complete at least
one full year's curriculum.
Who is it for?
You must be able to read the Qur'an
fluently to be able to study this course and

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4

complete a basic module on writing


through self-study that we will provide. You

Unit 5

need to commit to 4 hours of contact time


week and at least a further 3 hours of

Unit 6

personal study
Unit 7

Unit 8
Unit 10

Unit 11

Unit 12

Unit 13

Unit 14

Unit 15

Unit 16

Unit 17
Unit 18
Unit 19
Unit 20
Unit 21
Unit 22
Unit 23

The phrase haadhaa, which means 'This is..'.


The phrase Dhalika which means 'That is..'.
The Arabic Definite Article - Alif Laam - which corresponds to 'The' in English.
Prepositions - i.e. words showing the relationship of one noun to another (e.g. to, from, in, at
etc).
Masculine and Feminine Pronouns - i.e. He and She.
Nominal and Verbal sentences
will
Expression of ownership - i.e. showing one noun owns another - e.g. 'The teacher's car'
Mabni - Indeclinable words which do not change their case with different causes and maintain
per
their vowel ending
Article to call someone (vocative particle) - e.g. 'Oh Umar!'
Feminine pronoun for 'This' - Hadhihi.
Masculine and Feminine nouns
Prepositions
The Demonstrative Pronoun for the Feminine Articles " #"
Use of Shadda and dropping of letter 'lam' of the definite article 'al' when used with solar
letters.
Revision Lesson
In this lesson we will InshaAllah revise all the grammatical rules we have learnt so far.
Possessive Pronouns
Five Nouns (exception)
New prepositions, pronouns when added to verbs.
Attaching pronouns to prepositions
Present Tense Verbs - Introduction
Object of a Verbal Sentence
How to have a discussion in Arabic
The conversion of a masculine verb into a feminine verb
The use of the feminine relative pronoun (that, who, which)
Plural form of the Demonstrative Pronoun
Sound Plural
Broken Plural
Plural form of the Demonstrative Pronoun ("That")
Plural form of the personal pronouns in the 3rd person
Plural form of the masculine and feminine verbs in 3rd person (e.g. He Went, She Went, They
Went)
Plural form of masculine personal pronouns in the 2nd person.
Plural form of masculine possessive pronouns
Plural form of the masculine verbs in the 2nd person (e.g. You went)
Plural form of the Personal and Possessive Pronouns (You / Your) referring to the feminine
nouns.
The plural form of the simple feminine verbs connected to the pronoun - i.e. !"%
The words for 'before' and 'after
The concept of rational and irrational nouns.
A new pattern for the broken plurals
The dual form in the Arabic language for demonstrative and personal pronouns.
The interrogative article used to ask 'how many' - "
The numbers for one to ten (as applied to masculine nouns).
The numbers for one to ten (as applied to feminine nouns).
Introduction to the diptotes.
The diptotes - continued
The types of noun in Arabic in detail

Certificate(In(Arabic((Level(2)(
Faculty(of(Arabic(Language

The demonstrative and relative pronouns in detail.

Course Duration

2 semesters (24 Weeks)

Contact Hours

4 Hours per week

Credits Needed to gain the


qualification

80

Pre-requisite

Entrance test or MHU Award


in Arabic

Introduction to /iraab/ declension and structure, and difference


between the declinable and the indeclinable words.
The composite numeral, including:

Course Description

Numbers from 1 to 10. Lesson 18, 19

Certificate in Arabic of MHUs comprehensive Arabic language

Numbers from 11 to 19.

programme. The programme incorporates modern and classical

Numbers from 20 to 99.

Arabic as well as grammar. It is one of the most comprehensive

Numbers 100, 200 1000.

Nouns with shortened ending

Nouns with curtailed ending

Nouns with extended ending


Past, present and imperative verbs

coverages of classical Arabic and grammar available. Students who


are looking for serious and focused study of Arabic in order to
access the language of the Quran and Hadith should seriously
consider completing the whole programme.

Verbs in past, present and future tenses


Masculine and feminine verb (past, present, imperative)

Course Content

Affirmative verb, negative verb and auxiliaries used for verb negation.

The Certificate in Arabic is the second course in the programme. It

The sound verb, the weak verb, and the weak letters

continues on from the award in Arabic introduces more grammar

The transitive and intransitive verbs

topics and more complex and varied vocabulary. The Certificate in

The active and passive verb

Arabic can be studied over 2 semesters (approx. 24 weeks) with 4

The five verbs


The cases/irb/ of the sound and weak verbs
The cases/irb/ of the five verbs
Structure of the present verb
Structure of the past verb
Structure of the imperative verb

hours per week of contact time. At the Certificate in Arabic level,


Madinah Book 2 from the Islamic University of Madinahs Arabic
language course will be studied, with the accompanying course
books that are taught in the faculty of the Islamic university of
Madinah. In this course the student is provided with an excellent

The interrogative nouns /man/, /m/, /mdh/, and /limdh/

introduction to grammar rules, grammatical analysis, morphology,

The interrogative nouns /mat/, /ayna/, /kayfa/, and /kam/

vocabulary and expressions.

The interrogative particles: /a/ and /hal/


Personal pronouns:

Objectives

Detached nominal and accusative pronouns

To teach grammar rules

Nominative attached pronouns

To equip student with the skill of analyzing the text.

To enrich student's vocabulary

To enhance student's language skills-hearing, speaking,

Accusative attached pronouns


Genitive attached
Latent pronouns:

reading and writing

General exercises and revision for the personal pronouns


Conditional nouns

writing and speaking

Verbal nouns
The noun with extended ending
The noun with curtailed ending
The noun with shortened ending
Sound feminine plural

To develop skills to communicate with Arabic speakers by

To create awareness regarding the aspects of Islamic culture

Diploma(in(Arabic((Level(3)(
Faculty(of(Arabic(Language
Course Duration

3 semesters

Contact Hours

4 Hours per week

Credits Needed to gain the

120

qualification
Pre-requisite

Entrance test or MHU


Certificate in Arabic

Course Description

Diploma in Arabic is one a series of MIUs comprehensive Arabic


language programmes. The programme incorporates modern and

Unit 1

The dual

classical Arabic as well as grammar. It is one of the most

Unit 2

The sound masculine plural

comprehensive coverages of classical Arabic and grammar available.

Unit 3

The five nouns

Students who are looking for serious and focused study of Arabic in

Unit 4

The nominal sentence

order to access the language of the Quran and Hadith should seriously

Unit 5

/kaana/ and its sisters

consider completing the whole programme. The Diploma in Arabic is the

Unit 6

/inna/ and its sisters

third course in the programme. It continues on from Certificate in Arabic

Unit 7

/laa/ of generic negation

and complete the key grammar topics necessary to access Arabic texts.

Unit 8

/kaada/ and its sisters

Students will also begin studying some Arabic texts, as well as develop

Unit 9

/dhanna/ and its sisters

Unit 10

The doer

Unit 11

The subject of the passive

Unit 12

The object

Unit 13

The absolute object

Unit 14

The causal object

accompanying texts from the Islamic university of Madinah.

Unit 15

The circumstantial object

Book 3 of Madinah Arabic is being used for the complete 3 semesters.

Unit 16

The concomitant object

Here, there is the continuation of Arabic grammar with analysis of verbs,

Unit 17

The status

past and present. A whole new array of vocabulary is introduced and

Unit 18

The distinctive preceded by kamm. Lesson 17

the student is encouraged to write and speak as the course proceeds.

Unit 19

The exclusion

One main feature is the topic of Morphology, where the student learns

Unit 20

The exclusion 2

the formation of words from verbs.

Unit 21

The exclusion 3

Unit 22

Prepositions, Meanings

Unit 23

Prepositions, Types

Unit 24

Introduction to the Followers: The Adjective

Unit 25

The conjunctions

Unit 26

The Substitution

To give the student the formative rules of morphology, which

Unit 27

Oral and Moral Assurance

opens a wider vista of the Arabic Language.

Unit 28

The vocative

To introduce the new grammar rules to the student.

Unit 29

The exclamation

To make student feel equipped, confident and more comfortable in

Unit 30

The persuasion and warning

dealing with Arabic language.

Unit 31

The praise and blame

Unit 32

The preference

Unit 33

The conditional Sentence

Unit 34

The demand (the imperative and interdiction)

confidence in I'rab translation and composition. The Diploma in Arabic


will be studied over 3 semesters with 4 sessions per week of study. At
the Diploma in Arabic level, book 3 of the Islamic university of
Madinahs Arabic language course will be studied, along with the

Objectives
To enhance the ability of the student to understand verbs and their
structures

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Quran Course Brochure


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The faculty of Quranic Sciences offers the following


courses:
The Quran Programme

Course Contents

Tajweed

The Qur`an Programme will help one learn how to recite the

Tafsir

Quran as it was revealed to the Prophet (SAW).

The Sciences of the Qur`an

Understand the sciences of the Quran and the practical

Award in Sciences of the Quran

usage of these Ayahs in our day to day life. Take a journey

Certificate in Sciences of the Quran

through the Quran and find out where and why these

Diploma in Sciences of the Quran

Ayahs were revealed. The Quran programme consists of 5

Advanced Diploma in Sciences of the Quran

modules. It takes one from the basic rules of recitation to


the advanced rules of implementation. It provides one with
the understanding of the history of the Quran and its role in
the life of a Muslim. Lastly, one will have the opportunity to
cover a summative tafsir of the Qur`an. One should be able
to read the Quran with full Tajweed at the end of this
course and have good knowledge of the course. The
modules consisting in this programme are:

Tajweed Level 1: Reading Practice

Tajweed Level 2: Basic Rules

Tajweed Level 3: Advanced Rules

Ramadan Qur`an Intensive (tafsir)

Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur`an

The Quran Programme


The Qur`an Programme will help one learn how to recite the Quran as it was revealed to the Prophet (SAW). Understand the sciences
of the Quran and the practical usage of these Ayahs in our day to day life. Take a journey through the Quran and find out where and
why these Ayahs were revealed. The Quran programme consists of 5 modules. It takes one from the basic rules of recitation to the
advanced rules of implementation. It provides one with the understanding of the history of the Quran and its role in the life of a Muslim.

One should be able to read the Quran with full Tajweed at the end of this course and have good knowledge of the course. The
modules consisting in this programme are:

Tajweed Module 1: Reading Practice

Tajweed Module 2: Basic Rules

Tajweed Module 3: Advanced Rules

Ramadan Qur`an Intensive (tafsir)

Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur`an

Tajweed(Courses(
Faculty(of(Quranic(sciences
The word Tajweed linguistically means 'proficiency' or 'doing something
well'. It comes from the same root letters as the word 'Jayyid' in Arabic
(meaning 'good'): Jeem, Waw and Daal. When applied to the Qur'an, it
means giving every letter of the Qur'an its rights and dues of
characteristics when we recite the Qur'an and observing the rules that
apply to those letters in different situations. We give the letters their
rights by observing the essential characteristics of each letter that never
leave it. And we give them their dues by observing the characteristics of
each letter that are present in them some of the time and not present at
other times.
The Qur'an was revealed with Tajweed rules applied to it. In other
words, when the angel Jibreel (AS) recited the words of Allah to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) he recited them in a certain way
and he showed the Prophet (SAW) the ways in which it was permissible to recite the Qur'an. So it is upon us to observe those rules
so that we recite it in the way it was revealed. At the time of the Prophet (SAW) there was no need for people to study Tajweed
because they talked with what is now known as Tajweed so it was natural for them. When the Arabs started mixing with the nonArabs as Islam spread, mistakes in Qur'an recitation started appearing, so the scholars had to record the rules. Now, because the
everyday Arabic that Arabs speak has changed so much from the Classical Arabic with which the Qur'an was revealed, even Arabs
have to study Tajweed.
The purpose of Tajweed
The Qur'an is the word of Allah, and its every syllable is from Allah. Its recitation must be taken very seriously. The purpose of the
Science of Tajweed in essence is to make the reciter proficient in reciting the Qur'an, observing the correct pronunciation of every
letter with the rulings and characteristics which apply to each letter, without any exaggeration or deficiency. And so through this the
reciter can recite the Qur'an upon the way of the Prophet (SAW) who received it from Jibreel who received it from Allah (SWT) in
the Classical Arabic dialect that it came down in.

Tajweed Module 1: Reading Practice


Tajweed is the art of reciting the Qur'an correctly and beautifully; it is essential for every person who recites the Qur'an even if just
in Salah. Our recitation in Salah is directly addressed to Allah (SWT) and it is a pity that so many people make severe mistakes in it
because of a lack of implementation of Tajweed rules. This course is for beginners introducing basic rules of reading, and
elementary training under the teacher. This course will ensure that students recite their short surahs correctly and get them fluent in
reading Ayahs of the Qur`an with the correct pronunciation and basic stretches.
Tajweed Module 2: Basic Rules
This course continues on from the module1 course and mainly focuses on extended practice of recitation and Tajweed rules
implementation in reading. The course is suitable for anyone who has studied some Tajweed before at a basic level so that he/she
is aware of the common rules and is able to recite with some Tajweed application but now requires more prolonged training and
practice.
Tajweed Module 3
This course continues on from the level 2 course and focuses on developing students' ability to recite a greater number of surahs
with Tajweed as well as develop greater fluency in reading the Qur'anic text with Tajweed. One will also increase in the amount of
memorisation.

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Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur`an

Qur`an Intensive (tafsir)


This course will provide an overview of the structure, themes
and guidance provided in each of the 114 chapters of the

This one day intensive course looks at various aspects of the

Qur'an. Providing a systematic study of each of the Surahs as

science of Divine revelation, how the Qur`an was revealed,

follows will do this:

preserved, compiled and transmitted through generation after

How surah names are related to each Surah and the

generation. It also briefly covers the exegesis (tafsir) and

historical context of its revelations (Asbab al-Nuzul)

translation of the Quran. The Importance of such a subject is that

Inter-textual relationship and coherence (Nazm) between


the Ayahs of each Surah and the relationship with the

Cross-reference

to

other

parts

of

the

Qur'an

to

demonstrate how 'the Qur'an explains the Qur'an'

Discussion on linguistic and stylistic devices (Balaghah),


problems with translation/ interpretation and alternative
plausible interpretations

Explanation of key passages in each Surah

Practical guidance and lessons that can be derived from


each Surah

understand the circumstances that surround the message.


Although some part of this special knowledge can be derived from

preceding / following Surah

if one is to properly grasp the divine Message one needs to fully

the Qur'an itself, there remain other areas of knowledge that can
only be discovered by wider study and research. The branch of
knowledge, called 'ulum al-Qur'an will give one a complete
understanding of the message of the Qur'an, by understanding its
setting and circumstances. According to a general definition,
'ulum al-Quran denotes studies concerned with the book of
revelations sent down upon the last Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
namely:

Its revelation.

Its collection.

Its order and arrangement.

Its writing down.

Information about the reasons and occasions of revelation.

About what was revealed in Makkah and what in Madinah.

About the abrogating and abrogated Ayahs.

About the 'clear' and the 'unclear' Ayahs.

The term also covers Qur'an-related studies, such as:

The explanation of Ayahs and passages by the Prophet


himself, his Companions, their followers and the later
exegetes of the Qur'an.

The methods of explanation.

The scholars of exegesis and their books

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Shariah Course Brochure


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Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the


qualification
Max Credits that can be carried
forward from Awards
Pre-requisite

120 Credits
st

10 credits (1 Semester only)


Entrance test or Achieving MIU
Award

Course Description

Shariah, or Islamic law, is the "centerpiece and backbone of the religion of


Islam." It is based on the Quran, which Muslims believe is the revealed book of Allah given to Prophet Muhammad over 23 years,
ending in 632 CE, and the Sunnah, or example of the Prophet Muhammad, whom Muslims believe was divinely guided. The Hadith,
which are sayings of Muhammad and provide information about the Sunnah, were recorded in the two centuries after Muhammads
death in authenticated hadith collections. Islamic law prescribes Muslim behavior in every aspect of life from private matters between
the individual and God to relationships with others from the family or the widest community. The Shariah contains categories and
subjects of Islamic law called the branches of fiqh (literally, "understanding"). They include Islamic worship, Family relations,
Inheritance, Commerce, Property law, Civil (tort) law, Criminal law, Administration, Taxation, Constitution, International Relations, War
and Ethics, and other categories.

Was developed in response to a growing need for an understanding of the Islamic faith within global communities. The lack of formally
recognised training education in Islamic traditions was also addressed. The course provides Islamic education within the current global
context, while staying true to Islamic traditions. With the inclusion of the study and critical analysis of the origins, sources, and
principles upon which Islamic jurisprudence is based. The Certificate in Shariah Studies provides students with an advanced
knowledge of Islam that includes a highly developed comprehension of the theological, jurisprudential, historical and contemporary
aspects of Islam. Islamic sciences are studied from both a classical and contemporary perspective and students graduate with the
ability to understand and read from the religious texts covering detailed knowledge of Islamic Jurisprudence, in addition to an
understanding of Hadith science and related vocabulary. The course prepares students with an advanced insight of the Islamic faith,
which can prove beneficial for further academic study, or for a range of professions such as teachers, public servants, companies or
any individual or Islamic institutions.
Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Terminology of Hadith I

Terminology of Hadith II

Terminology of Hadith III

Principles of Jurisprudence I

Principles of Jurisprudence II

Jurisprudence II

History of the compilation of the

Jurisprudence I

Exegesis I

Sunnah

Syntax I

Islamic Finance

History of Legislation
12 lessons per subject per semester + 12 Tutorials subject per semester
Total Credits necessary to achieve Certificate in Shariah Studies = 120 Credits

Diploma(in(Shariah(
Faculty(of(Shariah
Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the qualification

120 Credits

Max Credits that can be carried forward


from Awards
Pre-requisite

None
Certificate in Shariah
Studies

Course Description
Sources of law. A branch of religious knowledge called fiqh, or
understanding, is the theoretical foundation of Shariah. Usul al-fiqh, or sources of law, defines the principles and methods on which it
is based. The recognized primary sources of Islamic law are the Quran and Sunnah. In matters that were not clearly spelled out in
these sources, Muslim jurists developed other methods of finding a solution to a question. The first is ijma or unanimous consensus
among jurists, and the second is qiyas, or decision by analogy. Unanimous consensus means that after making public a judgment
about a matter of law, jurists found general agreement with it, and no jurist made sound legal arguments against the ruling.
Unanimous consensus belonged mainly to the time when jurists and knowledgeable people were known to one another in the
growing Muslim territories. The principle of ijma is being debated today. It might apply to longstanding agreement of scholars over
time, or take on new importance with the possibilities offered by mass communication.
Analogy means using logic and reasoning to apply a known law to a new situation not covered in the original law. As an example of
analogy, Islam forbids Muslims to drink wine. Jurists have applied this prohibition by making an analogy to other intoxicating
beverages like whiskey and beer, as well as drugs such as opium. They stated that the Islamic sources gave as the reason for
prohibiting wine that it intoxicates. Thus, other intoxicating substances were also prohibited by analogy. If the answer cannot be found
by making an analogy from a known case, then other categories can be applied to select an acceptable solution or judgment. Istihsan
means deciding in favor of the public interest in a matter that is not otherwise prohibited. Another source is urf, or custom. Jurists
placed a value on preserving what is familiar to people in a certain place, based on established tradition. For example, people in
different geographic areas had long-standing customs about sharing irrigation water (some shared based on amount of time allowed
to irrigate, while others shared based on amount of water). Respect for custom became an important source of diversity in the
application of Islamic law over time and across geographic space, respecting ways that people did things according to their traditions
as long as they did not violate Islamic principles or standards.
MIUs Diploma in Shariah Studies aims to equip its students with knowledge and skills that will enable them to have an in-depth
understanding of the religion and civilization of Islam, as well as a closer comprehension of textual application of divine texts. The
Diploma in Shariah Studies, which is an advancement of the certificate in Shariah Studies, offers a multi directional and multi-optional
program that extends from Tafseer (exegesis of the Quran) to historical sociology of Muslim societies, from hadith (traditions of the
Prophet) to modern Islamic thought. The course not only opens doors to the great heritage of Islamic civilization for its students, but
also enables them to discover the philosophy and knowledge that are produced in the modern world. Includes a study of Usool al-fiqh
(the principles of Islamic jurisprudence). The main topics of study are the daleels that are universally considered authoritative,
followed by the controversial daleels (excluding those most relevant to al-Maqasid al-Shariah), linguistic issues relevant to
interpretation of the texts, the nature of Shariah rules, and issues concerning ijtihad.
Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Advanced Terminology of Hadith I

Advanced Terminology of Hadith II

Advanced Terminology of Hadith III

Principles of Jurisprudence III

Principles of Jurisprudence IV

Islamic Economics II

History of Judiciary System

Exegesis II

Exegesis III

Morphology

Syntax II

Syntax III
0

Total Credits necessary to achieve Diploma in Shariah Studies = 120 Credits

Advanced(Diploma(in(Shariah(
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Maqasid Al Shariah: Principles of Shariah

Perhaps the most popular trend in contemporary Islamic legal and


political thought is to view Shariah as embodied not primarily in
specific rules or thorough extraction of those rules from the Advanced Diploma Course Description
revelatory texts according to the methods of classical legal theory
(usul al-fiqh), but rather as defined in terms of the overall

One of the leading classical scholars who developed this notion


purposes (Maqasid) for which Allah swt revealed the law, this is was Imam Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi, an Andalusian scholar who lived
known as the theory of the purposes of divine law (Maqasid Al- 1388 AD. Scholars over the years and to this day, have differed
Shariah).

over as to what constitutes a Maqasid (an objective), how many,


You will study general characterization of the Maqasid al- and how it is identified and whether textual or not. Al-Shatibis
Shariah and its origins in the Quran
argument was that maqasids are known from clear injunctions,

Classification of the Maqasid and a certain order of priority but can they also be known from a general reading of the text by
that is integrated into the structure of the Maqasid
way of induction? And determining what is beneficial and harmful

Historical developments and the contributions of some of the cannot be left to human reasoning alone (as most western
leading ulama, to the theory of the Maqasid
theorists advocate, as in the social contract theory and the

Differential approaches the ulama have taken toward the normative stakeholder theory).
identification of the Maqasid and the relevance of he
Maqasid to ijtihad and the ways in which the Maqasid can The Advanced Diploma in Shariah Studies is a progression from
enhance the scope and calibre of ijtihad

the Diploma in Shariah Studies with a deeper focus on the


subjects of Usool ul fiqh and its application. The objective of the

In terms of Shariah, there are five foundational goals (Maqasid al- course is to provide the students with advanced training in
Shariah). These are the preservation of:

academic research and writing within the Islamic context enabling

Religion / Faith

students to analyse and extract canons from divine texts. At the

Life (nafs)

end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate clear

Lineage / Progeny (nasl)

evidence of undertaking a detailed supervised study of a topic in

Intellect (aql)

Islamic Studies. Candidates research their projects with guidance

Property / Wealth (mal)

from an appropriate supervisor. This course will be examined by a


project of 10,000 words.

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Principles of Jurisprudence V

Syntax IV

Islamic Business Ethics

Rules of Jurisprudence I

Exegesis IV

Islamic Law of Contracts

Judiciary in Islam I

Judiciary in Islam II

Islamic Law of Inheritance

Research methodology

Rules of Jurisprudence II

Research Project

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Off course I love him! this is the answer of any Muslim when
asked, Do you love the Prophet (SAW), but do we really love him
(SAW)? Do we really know who he was enough to love him (SAW) It
is natural that when a person claims or displays love for another individual that he or she would want to know him better. In the
same way one who claims to love the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has to know this individual if he really claims this type of love.
Along with this reason there are many benefits and blessings associated with this matter

Allah commands us to follow the example of the Prophet (SAW)


We have been commanded by Allah in the Quran to follow the example of the Prophet (SAW). Allah (SWT) says in the Quran,
Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and
remembers Allah much. Surat Al-Ahzab (33) Verse 21

The Prophets (SAW) character is an excellent example for us to follow, and we can learn this example by studying the Seerah.
Muhammad (SAW) was a perfect model as a human being in each and every aspect of his life. He was a political leader,
military leader, an imam, a father, and a husband. And there is no example better than his to be successful in any of these
positions. His personality and character are like that of no other person and the best example for us to follow. Whose life is
better to learn from than to learn from the life of the best man to ever walk the face of the earth, the Prophet (SAW). And there
is no example better to follow than to follow the example of the man who Allah commands us to follow, the Messenger of Allah
(SAW).

Seerah increases our love for the Prophet (SAW)


Studying Seerah is a sign for our love for the Prophet (SAW) as well. When you love somebody you would want to know as
much as possible about that person. Similarly if you love the Prophet (SAW) there has to be an indication of your love for him
(SAW). And one of the signs of a mumin (believer) is their love for the Prophet (SAW). If a person loves the Prophet (SAW)
then he is a mumin and when a person has no love for the Prophet (SAW) then he is not a mumin. If a person claims to love
Mohammed (SAW) then there must be an interest in him or a reason as to why he loves the Prophet (SAW). There must have
been something special in the Prophet (SAW) that makes a person love the Prophet (SAW) over everyone else. We learn those
special things about the Prophet (SAW) in the Seerah.

The Seerah Programme


The life of the Prophet SAW is both inspirational and emotive and is yet full of lessons and anecdotes that continue to unravel
themselves to us to this day. Studying the life of the Prophet SAW is an absolute must for everyone.

Course specification
The definition of Seerah.
The importance of Seerah.
The sources of Seerah.
The top scholars of Seerah
The best books about Seerah

The life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is full of countless examples that show his status as a role model for Muslim
societies and individuals. His life is one that was dominated by a superior morality, good habits, noble and gentle feelings and
superior skills, all of which are characteristics that help prevent people from getting entangled in a web of sin. The rich and the
prosperous, the poor and the needy, the ruler and the ruled, the weak and the lonely, the conqueror and the victorious
commander, the teacher and the student, the preacher and the mentor, the merchant and the craftsman, the employer and the
employee - in other words, every sort of person can find truths in Prophet Muhammad's life that constitute an example for them to
follow.

Part two-From the birth till revelation

Prophet Ibrahim (as) to the birth of Mohammad (saw)

The prophets birth

The birth of Ibrahim (as) and his childhood.

His babyhood

His journey to Palestine and Egypt

His story with Bahirah, the monk

His journey to Arabia

His youth

The Sacrifice

His marriage to Khadijah

The marriage of Ismail

Quick look at the prophets house

The rebuilding of Al-Ka`bah

Rebuilding Al-kabah

Jurhum ruled Makkah

Quick look at the history of Al-Kabah

The war between Jurhum and khuza`h

Just before prophet hood

Introducing the idols and the beginning of shirk


The story of Qusai bin Kelab
The story of Abd Manaf, Hashem, Abdul-Muttaleb
The story of Zamzam, and Abdul-Muttaleb `s oath
The Sacrifice with Abdullah
The death of Abdullah
The story of Tubba`
The story of the boy and the king

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The fourth part: From migration till death

Stage one: The defence stage


Building The new Islamic society
The battles Pre Badr
Battle of Badr the great
The battles and the incidents between Badr and Uhud
The battle of Uhud
The battles and the incidents between Uhud and AlKhandaq
The battle of Al-Khandaq

Stage two: The offensive stage


The battle of Bani Quraizah

Part three-From revelation till migration


Stage one: The secret dawa
The early revelation
The early Muslims

The battle of Bani Al-Mustaliq


Al-Hudaibiyah treaty

Stage two: The open dawa


On the mountain of As-Safa

Stage three: The international dawa

An advisory council to debar pilgrims from the prophet

The letters to the kings

The persecution

The conquest of Khaibar

The first migration to Abyssinia

The compensatory umra

Omar became a Muslim

The battle of Mutah

The general social boycott

Breaking Al-hudaibiyah treaty

The year of sadness

The conquest of Makkah

Stage three: Dawa outside Makkah


Stage four: The final stage

His journey to At-Taef)

The battle of Hunain

The amassing nights journey

The battle of Tabuk

Offering Islam to the tribes

The delegations

Aqaba pledges

The Farewell

Migration of the prophet (Al-Hijra)

The start of the illness


The death of the prophet
The burial and farewell preparation to his honourable body
The end and the conclusion.

Stories of the Prophets


Week 1

Introduction:
The importance of knowing about the prophets and
the messengers.

Week 7

The Story Of Musa (AS):

His birth,

His life before prophecy,

His meeting with Shuaib (AS),

Receiving messenger ship, his miracles,


The Story Of Harun (AS)

Week 2

Adam (AS): The creation of Adam and Hawwa


The Story Of Idris (AS).

And mention Idris in the Book,

Surely he was a truthful man, a Prophet. And


We raised him high in heaven. (19:57-58)

Week 8

Week 3

Nuh (AS):

The beginning of worshipping idols,

Calling toward Allah,

The Ark and the flood.


Hud (AS):

Calling toward Allah, Debate of


polytheist,

The punishment.
Salih (AS):

The people of Saleh,

Thamood asks to see a miracle,

Killing the she-camel,

Destruction of Thamood.
Ibrahim (AS):

Breaking statues and thrown in fire,

Leaving to the holy land,


The Story Of Ismail (AS):

His birth,

The sacrifice,

His children.

Week 9

The Story Of Dawud (AS):

Dawood with Talut,

Dawood killing Jaloot (Goliath),

Dawood as a king and prophet, His


miracles,

His profession,

The holy book Az-Zabor


The Story Of Sulaiman (AS):

In the ants valley,

His kingdom,

His story with the queen of Sheba,

His death.
The Story Of Ayyub (AS):
The Story Of Dhul-Kifl (AS):
The Story Of Ilyas (AS).
The Story Of Il-Yasa`.
The Story Of Yunus (AS)

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

The Story Of Lut (AS):

Corruption of his people,

Angels at Luts place,

Destruction of his people by morning.


The Story Of Ishaq (AS):

His birth, his children.


The Story Of Ya`Qub (AS):

His journey to Iraq his children,

His title Israel.


The Story Of Yusuf (AS):

Yusufs dream,

From Kanan to Egypt,


The Story Of Shuaib (AS):

Delusion of the people of Madyan,

Warning of Shuaib,

Destruction of his nation.

the

Week 10

The Story Of Zakariyya (AS):

Zakareyya asking for a son in old age,


Allah responds to his retest.
The Story Of Yahya (AS):

The characteristics of Yahya.


The Story Of Isa (AS):

His birth,

His miracles,

His disciples,

Uplifting of Isa, His return at the end of


the time,

His book Al-Ingeel

Week 11

The Story Of Muhammad (SAW):

His life in summary, His status,

His virtues, his unique qualities,

His book Al-Quran,

Comparing between him and the other


prophets and the messengers.

Week 12

Conclusion:
All the prophets came with one religion, which is
Islam, the wisdom of sending different prophets;
There will be no prophet after Muhammad (saw).

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Course Description Usool Al Fiqh

Usool ul-Fiqh: it is the science concerning the comprehensive evidences of fiqh. Since fiqh consist of either
i)

Masaail (issues) concerning which the ruling by one of the five rulings is sought

ii)

It is the dalaail (evidences) employed in extracting and determining these masaail (issues)

So fiqh is actually knowledge of the masaail (issues) and the dalaail (evidences). These dalaail (evidences) are of two types: i)

Comprehensive evidences that encompass every ruling - from the beginning to the end of fiqh - of a single kind; such as our
saying: al-amr lil-wujoob (a command is indicative of an obligation). Or: an-nahee lit-tahreem (a forbiddance is indicative of
a prohibition). And other similar evidences. So these are part of Usool ul-fiqh.

ii)

Detailed evidences that are to be understood in the light of the comprehensive evidences. So when such is completed, then
the ahkam (rulings) can be resolved.

Thus, the ahkam (rulings) are in need of their detailed evidences, and the detailed evidences are themselves in need of comprehensive
evidences. So by this, we recognise the need and the necessity of knowing Usool ul-fiqh, and that it aids in the understanding of fiqh
itself, and that it is the foundations for deducing and making ijtihad in the ahkam (rulings).
Usool al-Fiqh Studies explores the principles and the complexities of Islamic Jurisprudence in a way that refers to classical scholarship
as a means of understanding contemporary issues and their rulings. The course will lead to some competence in jurisprudence
allowing the student to research further and give a basis for deeper understanding. This course for those who wish to understand Usool
al-Fiqh in some detail. It covers the principles of Usool using classical texts of Usool al-fiqh to understand the methods of extraction
and classification of rulings according to the rules of Shariah.

Objectives of the course

To enable the student to understand the origins of the Science of Usool al-Fiqh.

To familiarize the student with the proofs for the authority of the various types of
evidence recognised in Usool al-Fiqh and the arguments of those who reject
various proofs.

Rules regarding interpretation of textual evidence

Rules in fiqh.

How to deal with contradictory evidence.

Ijtihad and its rules

What is the difference between Islam, Shariah and Madhab?

How can we determine the Shariah ruling of an action

Linking ahkam to Maqasid Shariah

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Course Description
The principles Usool of Islamic Jurisprudence [fiqh] deals with the derivation of rulings [ahkam] relating to all matters of worship
[ibadah], dealings [muamalat] or any type of act conducted in this life from the Quran and the Sunnah of His Messenger, peace be
upon him. In order to do this accurately, a scholar must strictly adhere to certain principles and regulations: a science termed Usool alFiqh (the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence). Generally, the study of Usool al-Fiqh incorporates the study of the following four main
branches:
i)

Islamic sources (or evidences) on which all of the ahkam have been based. These are texts of the Quran and the authentic
Sunnah as well as the consensus of the Companions [Sahabah]. This also includes the discussion of proof their types and
their authority.

ii)

Rulings and what they mean, their types, what affects them, how they can be applied, and the conditions relating to their use.
The types of ahkam refer to obligations [wajib], prohibitions [haram], recommendations (Mustahabb), objectionable [Makruh]
and the sanctioned [Mubah]

iii)

Principles or rules available to the scholars to deduct and deduce ahkam based on the adillah aforementioned

iv) Qualifications and conditions required of the jurists [fuqaha] responsible for the correct application of Usool al-Fiqh. This is
sometimes referred to as the conditions of ijtihad.

Every action, word or movement that an adult does or utters, has a ruling set by Allah (SWT). Learn about these rulings and its
application in practical life by enrolling onto this programme.
The following courses are covered over 1 year:

Rules of Purification and Prayer

Love & Mercy: rules of Marriage and Divorce

The Lawful and Unlawful

The Pilgrimage

Fasting and Charity

Aqidah: The Muslims Creed

Course Content The Fiqh Programme


Every action, word or movement that an adult does or utters, has a ruling set by Allah. Learn about these rulings and its application in
practical life by enrolling onto this programme. The following courses are covered over 1 year:

Rules of Purification and Prayer

Love & Mercy: rules of Marriage and Divorce

The Lawful and Unlawful

The Pilgrimage

Fasting and Charity

Aqidah: The Muslims Creed

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The course will cover the following:

Introduction to Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) covering


aspects of Usool al-fiqh (principles of jurisprudence) and
the historical development of fiqh;

Zakah Course

Comprehensive study of the rules and methods of In Islam, one of the most important principles, is that all things
Purification
belong to Allah, and hence human beings in trust therefore hold
Comprehensive study of the of the Fiqh of Prayer
wealth. The word Zakat means both purification and growth.

Setting aside a proportion for those in need purifies our

Fasting Course
"The month of Ramadan, in which the Quran was brought
down, a guidance for the people, and clarification of the
guidance and the criterion. Therefore, those of you who witness
the month shall fast it. And those who are ill or travelling, then
an equal number of other days. God wants ease for you, and
He does not want hardship for you, and so that you may
complete the count, and to exalt God for guiding you, and that

possessions. .
Zakat is the amount of money that every adult, mentally stable,
free, and financially able Muslim, male and female, has to pay to
support specific categories people. This category of people is
defined in surah at-Taubah (9) verse 60:
The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who
collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to
free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and

you may be thankful." [Quran 2:185]

(for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is knower,


Wise. [Quran 9:60]

The fourth "pillar" or foundation of Islam is the fasting of the


month of Ramadan. As with all other aspects of the religion, all
The Zakah Course:

the details related to Fasting are found in the Quran.

virtues, rules and etiquettes;

The Fasting Course:

The importance and benefits of Zakah;

Zakah payers and recipients;

Assets subject to Zakah and exempt assets;

When to Pay Zakah;

reprehensible acts and nullifiers of fasting; and the

Conditions for the Validity of Zakah;

reasons for which an ongoing fast can be broken;

Zakah on Debts and monies owed;

Fasting and medication, and other miscellaneous

Zakah calculation workshop;

issues;

Tax and Zakah;

Making up for the missed fast, expiatory fasts and

Q&A.

Virtues and benefits of fasting, the month of Ramadan


and lailat al-qadr;

Types of fasting;

Conditions,

essentials,

redemptive payments;

Zakah, Sadaqah and other forms of giving: differences,

The fiqh of I'tikaf;

'Eid and Sadaqatul Fitr;

Q&A

sunnahs

and

etiquettes,

Aqidah: The Muslims Creed


The firm belief (i'tiqaad) that one's heart is strongly attached to and which is settled and
fixed in the heart without any wavering or doubt approaching it. It excludes any
supposition, doubt or suspicion.

Aqidah: The Muslims Creed

This course is extremely important for every Muslim. It covers the basic articles of Iman
that are essential to one's faith as emphasised by the Prophet SAW in the hadith of
Jibraeel: namely, belief in Allah, His angels, books, messengers, the last day and good
and bad fate. Students will learn about the importance of correct beliefs and how the
ulama developed this into a subject of study to preserve the correct beliefs of Islam. The
courses briefly deals with sects, classical and contemporary differences of opinion
without being polemical, but rather with a view to giving the student a perspective that will
enable him/her to remain strong on faith and avoid getting sucked in to debates and
polemics.

In the Muslims Creed - the following will be covered:

Classification of Islamic knowledge

A brief history of the development of ''ilmul aqaid

The definition of 'ilmul aqaid

The source of the deen (religion)

Understanding faith and practice in the two sources

Understanding differences in the Ummah on beliefs

Division within Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamah

The groups within Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamah

Islam and iman (faith)

The first pillar of faith: belief in Allah

Is there a cause for Allah?

The oneness of Allah (SWT) (Tawheed)

Allahs attributes & names

Ambiguous references to the attributes of


Allah

Angels of Allah

Belief in the prophets and messengers

The need for prophets and messengers

The proofs of Prophet hood

Believing in the last day

Belief in Qadar

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The science of the principles of religion

A"science"that"enables"a"person"to"prove"religious"beliefs"by"stating"appropriate"evidences"and"by"warding"
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Usool Al Deen
This course is comprised of a study of the fundamental issues in the
st

Science of Tawheed / Aqeedah most relevant in the 21 Century. It gives


an overview of the categories of Tawheed and Shirk.

Aqeedah refers to Islamic theology, which is one of the core branches


of Islamic studies relating to the beliefs associated with Islam. Any
religious belief system, or creed, can be considered an example
of Aqeedah.

The Arabic word Aqeedah stems from the root aqada, which conveys
meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc. Aqeedah refers to
those matters, which are believed in with certainty and conviction, in ones
heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty.
The objectives of the course are to:

To provide students with an opportunity to study in Tawheed from


the classical texts and scholarship.

To understand the origins of the Science of Tawheed it roots and


emergence.

To categories the three categories of Tawheed and.

Authentic evidences that will dispel the controversies associated


with contemporary understanding of fiqh.

To analyse the cultural misconceptions and that affects the true


comprehension of Tawheed in Muslim countries today.

Nawaqid ut Tawheed

Definition of Aqeedah

Earliest mentions of Aqeedah and Tawheed

Classification and categorisation of Tawheed

What is kufr

Takfir and its rulings

Roots of Tawheed and its branches

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Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the qualification

120 Credits

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Pre-requisite

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Entrance test or Achieving MIU Award

Course Description
The certificate in Islamic sciences was developed in
response to a growing need for an understanding of the
Islamic faith within global communities. The lack of
formally

recognised

training

education

in

Islamic

traditions also being addressed. The course provides


Islamic education within the current global context, while
staying true to Islamic traditions.
The inclusion of the study and critical analysis of the origins,
sources, and principles upon which Islamic jurisprudence is

Objectives of the course

based is a fundamental element of this course.

Analysis of text and its implication on validity of Hadith

The Certificate in Islamic Sciences provides students with an

The major Hadith masters and their collections.

advanced knowledge of Islam, which includes a highly

Details on why a Hadith is authenticated or rejected.

developed comprehension of the theological, jurisprudential,

Chain of narration and its implication on validity of Hadith.

historical and contemporary aspects of Islam.

The various classifications of Sahih Hadith

Islamic sciences are studied from both a classical and

Chains of narration

contemporary perspective and students graduate with the

Derivation of rulings from Ahadith

ability to understand and read from the religious texts covering

The various classifications of daeef Hadith

detailed knowledge of Islamic Jurisprudence, in addition to an

You will study general characterization of the Maqasid alShariah and its origins in the Quran,

understanding of Hadith sciences and related vocabulary.


The course prepares students with an advanced insight of the

priority that is integrated into the structure of the Maqasid,

Islamic faith, which can prove beneficial for further academic


study, or for a range of professions such as teachers, public

Classification of the Maqasid and a certain order of

servants, companies or any individual or Islamic institutions.

Historical developments and the contributions of some of


the leading ulama, to the theory of the Maqasid,
differential approaches the ulama have taken toward the
identification of the Maqasid and the relevance of the
Maqasid to ijtihad and the ways in which the Maqasid can
enhance the scope and calibre of ijtihad

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Terminology of Hadith I

Terminology of Hadith II

Shamail Al Muhammadiya

The Books of Hadith (Bukhari)

The Books of Hadith (Muslim)

Ilm Ar Rijaal

Principles of Jurisprudence I

Principles of Jurisprudence II

Exegesis I

History of Legislation

Jurisprudence I

Syntax I

12 lessons per subject per semester + 12 Tutorials subject per semester


Total Credits necessary to achieve Certificate in Islamic Sciences = 120 Credits

Diploma(in(Islamic(Sciences(
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Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the qualification

120 Credits

Max Credits that can be carried forward

None

from Awards
Pre-requisite

Certificate in Islamic
Sciences

Course Description

Objectives

MIUs Diploma in Islamic Sciences aims to equip its students with


knowledge and skills that will enable them to have an in-depth

To enable the students to understand the origins of the


Science of Usool al-Fiqh.

understanding of the religion and civilization of Islam, as well as a

closer comprehension of textual application of divine texts. The

authority of the various types of evidence recognized

Diploma in Islamic Sciences, which is an advancement of the in

in Usool al-Fiqh and the arguments of those who

Islamic Sciences, offers a multi directional and multi-optional


program that extends from Tafseer (exegesis of the Quran) to
historical sociology of Muslim societies, from hadith (traditions of
the Prophet) to modern Islamic thought. The course not only opens
doors to the great heritage of Islamic civilization for its students, but
also enables them to discover the philosophy and knowledge that
are produced in the modern world. On top of offering the curriculum

reject various proofs.

Rules regarding interpretation of textual evidence

Rules in Fiqh.

How to deal with contradictory evidence.

Ijtihad and its rules

What is the difference between Islam, Shariah and


Madhab?

taught in the universities of Madinah MIUs Diploma in Islamic


Sciences offers courses that aim to bring its students in contact

How can we determine the Shariah ruling of an


action

with the history and classics of Islamic studies. Includes a study of


Usool al-fiqh (the principles of Islamic jurisprudence).

To familiarize the student with the proofs for the

Linking ahkam to Maqasid Shariah

Hukm taklifi wajib mandoub fard haram Makruh

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Advanced Terminology of Hadith I

Advanced Terminology of Hadith II

Introduction to Al- Jarh wat-Tadeel

Introduction to Takhreej

Principles of Jurisprudence III

Exegesis II

Highest ranking hadith of Bukhari

Syntax II

Morphology

History of Judiciary System

Ahadeeth al- Adaab wa- Raqaiq wa


Zuhd

Principles of Jurisprudence IV
12 lessons per subject per semester + 12 Tutorials subject per semester
Total Credits necessary to achieve Diploma in Islamic Sciences = 120 Credits

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Course Description
The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Sciences is a progression from
the Diploma in Islamic Sciences with a deeper focus on the
subjects of Usool ul fiqh and its application. The objective of the
course is to provide the students with advanced training in
academic research and writing within the Islamic context enabling
students to analyse and extract canons from divine texts. This
course is designed and tailored to equip students with the main
fundamentals of the various sciences of Hadith, and to connect the
student with the classical texts of the scholars of Hadith

Objectives

comprehensively. It also focuses to build the aptitude of the

Hadith theoretically, practically, and analytically with sound

To enable the student to understand the origins of the


Science of Usool al-Fiqh.

comprehension. From the essentials of the course is for the


student to identify and acknowledge the achievements of the

To empower the students to worship Allah Almighty


correctly

student by allowing the student to implement the sciences of

To familiarize the student with the proofs for the authority

scholars of Hadith by them serving the sciences of Hadith, the

of the various types of evidence recognized in Usool al-

anatomy of the compilation and perseveration of the Hadith,

Fiqh and the arguments of those who reject various

throughout the different ages of Islam. An indispensable objective

proofs.

is to engineer students academically to defend the Sunnah &

To acquaint the student with the main rules regarding

Hadith. It also focuses to cultivate and help the student to be able

interpretation of textual evidence as well as the most

to examine critically by implementing the principles of the scholars

important controversies surrounding some of them.

of Hadith related to the chains of transmission and its text and

the nature of rules employed in Fiqh.

recognize the grading of the scholars of Hadith upon the narrations


with its explanation. Lastly, it also aims to clarify the concept of the

To familiarize students with the methodology for dealing


with apparently contradictory evidence.

connection between Fiqh & Sunnah. The Fiqh Madhab of the


scholars of Hadith has always been present and co-existed with

To give the student a clear framework for understanding

To acquaint the student with issues related to ijtihad

the other Fiqh Madhabs.


This course will be examined by a project of 10,000 words. The
undergraduate tutor must approve the topic before the student is
allowed to embark on this course.

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Advanced Terminology of Hadith III

Criticism (Naqd) in Hadith

T Islamic Business Ethics

Books of Jarh Highest Wa-Tadeel

Judiciary in Islam I

Islamic Law of Contracts

Rules of Jurisprudence I

Rules of Jurisprudence II

Takhreej II

Research Project

Research Project

Research methodology

Total Credits necessary to achieve Advanced Diploma in Islamic Sciences = 120 Credits

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In just one year learn your history from Adam (as), the
golden ages of Islam, to the righteous Companions of the
Prophet Muhammad (saw) up to the Four Great Imams.
Find out about the great prophets of the past and the lives
of the Companions of the Prophet (saw) and pious

Stories of the Prophets

predecessors.

It's time you know what happened to the great prophets of Allah

In this Srah: Life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

(swt). Have you ever wondered about the stories of the previous

Stories of the Prophets

prophets and their people? A course covering the stories of the

Lives of the khulafa al-rashidun: The Four Rightly

lives of over 12 prophets who were sent down before

Guided Rulers

Muhammad (SAW) by Allah (swt) to spread the true message of

The Lives of the Companions

the oneness of Allah (swt). How much do you know about the

The Four Great Imams

story of Adam (as)? Why was Yusuf (as) thrown into a well?
What happened with Musa (as) and the Pharaoh? Was 'Isa (as)

Programme you will cover the following courses:

crucified? How did Yunus (as) end up in the belly of the whale?
This course will answer all of these questions. Growing up in the

Course Content - The Islamic History Programme

UK we often hear the stories of our prophets through the

In just one year learn your history from Adam (as), the

narrations of Christianity. Isn't it time we know what Islam tells

golden ages of Islam, to the righteous Companions of the

us about our prophets?

Prophet Muhammad (saw) up to the Four Great Imams.


Find out about the great prophets of the past and the

Srah: Life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

lives of the Companions of the Prophet (saw) and pious

This course will trace the life history of our beloved prophet

predecessors. In this programme you will cover the

Muhammad SAW from the days before the advent of Islam,

following courses:

known as the time of ignorance. The course follows his birth

Srah: Life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

and upbringing through to his receiving of prophet hood, the

Stories of the Prophets

spread of Islam in Makkah and the immigration to Madinah

Lives of the khulafa al-rashidun: The Four Rightly

including his many struggles and battles. The life of the Prophet

Guided Rulers

SAW is both inspirational and emotive and is yet full of lessons

The Lives of the Companions

and anecdotes that continue to unravel themselves to us to this

The Four Great Imams

day.

The Four Rightly Guided Rulers


This course covers the early post prophetic era and looks at the
lives and rule of the four successors to leadership of the
Muslims after the passing of the prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Students will learn the history and have the opportunity to
understand and examine how the condition of Islam and the
Muslims compared against politics and other worldly influences
in the beloved Prophets legacy.

The Lives of the Companions

The Four Great Imams

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Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the


qualification
Max Credits that can be carried
forward from Awards
Pre-requisite

120 Credits
st

10 credits (1 Semester only)


Entrance test or Achieving
MIU Award

Course Description
Allah has sent Prophet Muhammad (SAW) with the guidance and religion of
truth that it may prevail over all falsehood. Furthermore, he has been
commanded to present all of the religion of Islam to mankind. So Allah
revealed to him the Quran and the Sunnah and commanded him to explain
to the people what has been sent down to them, in order for them to ponder
over, act upon and benefit from. Thus, the Quran and the Sunnah are the 2 sources by which Allah has provided and establish
the proof against His slaves and upon these two sources is built the ruling of belief and action. Anyone who wishes to use the
Sunnah as a source of proof has to be certain that it fulfills two important conditions;
1.

The Sunnah been transmitted is truly connected to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) (i.e. the Hadeeth is authentic).

2.

The Tafseer (explanation) of the Hadeeth points to the proof, which is been established by the Hadeeth.

So due to the first point, it was necessary to formulate a set of rules and principles as guidelines to differentiate between
narrations which were authentically transmitted from the Prophet of Allah (SAW) and those which had been falsely attributed to
him. The Scholars of the past have under taken this enormous task and responsibility in collecting the various rules and principles
regarding this subject, under the title: Mustalah al Hadeeth (the study/science of narrations).
This course is designed and tailored to equip students with the main fundamentals of the various sciences of Hadith, and to
connect the student with the classical texts of the scholars of Hadith comprehensively. It also focuses to build the aptitude of the
student by allowing the student to implement the sciences of Hadith theoretically, practically, and analytically with sound
comprehension. From the essentials of the course is for the student to identify and acknowledge the achievements of the scholars
of Hadith by them serving the sciences of Hadith, the anatomy of the compilation and perseveration of the Hadith, throughout the
different ages of Islam. An indispensable objective is to engineer students academically to defend the Sunnah & Hadith and to
refute the deceptive doubts and false arguments of the orientalists and rejecters of Hadith.

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Terminology of Hadith I

Terminology of Hadith II

Terminology of Hadith III

The Books of Hadith (Bukhari)

The Books of Hadith (Muslim)

The Books of Hadith (Tirmidhi)

History of the compilation of the

Fiqh of Hadith (Ibaadat)

Fiqh of Hadith (Ibaadat)

Sunnah

Shamail Al Muhammadiya

Ilm Ar Rijaal

Aqeedah
12 lessons per subject per semester + 12 Tutorials subject per semester
Total Credits necessary to achieve Certificate in Hadith Sciences = 120 Credits

Diploma(in(Hadith(Sciences(
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Course Description
The Sunnah (the actions, sayings and confirmations of
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the second source of Islamic
legislation and must be in complete agreement with the first
source (i. e. the Quran). The term Sunnah comes from the root
word sanna, which means to pave the way.

Sunnah can be used to describe a path that people follow. In Islamic terminology, Sunnah applies to a prophetic way, which includes
references to the Prophets sayings, actions, approvals, physical features and character traits. His actions pertain to anything he did,
as authentically reported by the Companions, May Allah be pleased with them. His silent approvals on different issues meant he didnt
oppose or mind what he saw, heard or knew of the actions or sayings of his Companions. Sunnah also includes everything
authentically narrated concerning the Prophet's physical features and his traits. The Quran and the Sunnah complement each other.
Without the Sunnah, Islam is not complete, likewise without the Quran, Islam is not complete.

This course is designed and tailored to equip students with the main fundamentals of the various sciences of Hadith, and to connect
the student with the classical texts of the scholars of Hadith comprehensively. It also focuses to build the aptitude of the student by
allowing the student to implement the sciences of Hadith theoretically, practically, and analytically with sound comprehension. From
the essentials of the course is for the student to identify and acknowledge the achievements of the scholars of Hadith by them serving
the sciences of Hadith, the anatomy of the compilation and perseveration of the Hadith, throughout the different ages of Islam. An
indispensable objective is to engineer students academically to defend the Sunnah & Hadith and to refute the deceptive doubts and
false arguments of the orientalists and rejecters of Hadith. It also focuses to cultivate and help the student to be able to examine
critically by implementing the principles of the scholars of Hadith related to the chains of transmission and its text and recognize the
grading of the scholars of Hadith upon the narrations with its explanation. Lastly, it also aims to clarify the concept of the connection
between Fiqh & Sunnah. The Fiqh Madhab of the scholars of Hadith has always been present and co-existed with the other Fiqh
Madhabs. It has its principles, which are implemented in order to deduce and derive correct Fiqh rulings solely based upon the Hadith.

Course Duration

3 Semesters

Credits Needed to gain the qualification

120 Credits

Max Credits that can be carried forward


from Awards
Pre-requisite

None
Certificate in Hadith
Sciences

Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Advanced Terminology of Hadith I

Advanced Terminology of Hadith

The Books of Hadith (Abu

The Books of Hadith (Nasai)

Dawud)

Fiqh of Hadith (Muamalaat)

Fiqh of Hadith (Muamalaat)

Introduction to Takhreej I

Introduction to Al-Jarh watTadeel

Semester III

Advanced Terminology of Hadith

The Books of Hadith (Ibn Majah)

Ahadeeth al-Adaab wa-Raqaiq wa


Zuhd

Islamic Finance

12 lessons per subject per semester + 12 Tutorials subject per semester


Total Credits necessary to achieve Diploma in Hadith Sciences = 120 Credits

Advanced(Diploma(in(Hadith(Sciences(
Faculty(of(Hadith

Course Description
Allah preserved the Sunnah by enabling the Companions and those after them (may Allah be pleased with them) to memorise, write
down and pass on the statements of the Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and the descriptions of his Way, as
well as to continue the blessings of practising the Sunnah. Later, as the purity of the knowledge of the Sunnah became threatened,
Allah caused the Muslim nation to produce outstanding individuals of incredible memory-skills and analytical expertise, who
journeyed tirelessly to collect! hundreds of thousands of narrations and distinguish the true words of precious wisdom of their
Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) from those corrupted by weak memories, from forgeries by unscrupulous
liars, and from the statements of the enormous number of ulama, the Companions and those who followed their way, who had
taught in various centres of learning and helped to transmit the legacy of Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) all of this achieved through precise attention to the words narrated and detailed familiarity with the biographies of! the thousands of
reporters of Hadith. Action being the best way to preserve teachings, the renewers of Islam also revived the practice of the blessed
authentic Sunnah.

This course is designed and tailored to equip students with the main fundamentals of the various sciences of Hadith, and to connect
the student with the classical texts of the scholars of Hadith comprehensively. It also focuses to build the aptitude of the student by
allowing the student to implement the sciences of Hadith theoretically, practically, and analytically with sound comprehension.

From the essentials of the course is for the student to identify and acknowledge the achievements of the scholars of Hadith by them
serving the sciences of Hadith, the anatomy of the compilation and perseveration of the Hadith, throughout the different ages of
Islam. An indispensable objective is to engineer students academically to defend the Sunnah & Hadith and to refute the deceptive
doubts and false arguments of the orientalists and rejecters of Hadith.It also focuses to cultivate and help the student to be able to
examine critically by implementing the principles of the scholars of Hadith related to the chains of transmission and its text and
recognize the grading of the scholars of Hadith upon the narrations with its explanation.

Lastly, it also aims to clarify the concept of the connection between Fiqh & Sunnah. The Fiqh Madhab of the scholars of Hadith has
always been present and co-existed with the other Fiqh Madhabs. It has its principles, which are implemented in order to deduce
and derive correct Fiqh rulings solely based upon the Hadith.
Compulsory Modules
Semester I

Semester II

Advanced Terminology of Hadith

Advanced Terminology of Hadith

Books of Jarh Wa-Tadeel

Highest Ranking Hadith of

Fabrication and the Fabricators

Research techniques

Semester III

Advanced Terminology of
Hadith

Bukhari

Takhreej II

Criticism (Naqd) in Hadith

Islamic Business Ethics

Research Project

Research Project

Total Credits necessary to achieve Advanced Diploma in Hadith Sciences = 120 Credits

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