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102 Principles of Faith II

 

Syllabus

Textbook: Book of Emaan According to the Classical Works of Shaikul Islam Ibn Taymiyah by Dr. Muhammad Naim Yasin.

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Audiotapes information

Student feedback

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Syllabus from Spring 2001

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Spring 2001 Course Schedule 1/15/01 - 4/15/01

Principles of Faith II (3 Credits)

EBA 102

Course Outline:

The focus of this course will be on the following articles of belief: the belief in the Angel, belief in the Divine Scriptures; the belief in Divine preordainment; and belief in the Hereafter.

Course Objectives:

  1. To believe in the Angels and to adjust faith in them in ways that will help to increase faith.
  2. To apply the teachings of Al-Qur'an as an authentic and preserved book of Allah.
  3. To avoid all the practices that lead to nullifying the faith.
  4. To make an effort to increase your faith

Course materials:

Textbook: Book of Emaan: According to the Classical Works of Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, by Muhammad Naim Yasin.

6 Audiotapes: Principles of Faith II by Ali al-Timimi and Dr. Anwar Hajjaj

Exam Schedule:

 

EXAM

STUDENTS RECEIVE

DUE TO INSTRUCTORS

MATERIAL COVERED

% OF GRADES

Exam 1

February 21, 2001

February 26, 2001

Pages 45-153, tapes 1 & 2

25%

Exam 2

March 28, 2001

April 2, 2001

Pages 154-271, tapes 3 & 4

25%

Term Paper:

 

March 27, 2001

 

25%

Oral Exam

 

April 5-15, 2001

Chapter 2 to the end of the book

25 %

 

Term Paper Topics:

  1. Angels: an Islamic Perspective
  2. The effect of belief in the Angels on the life of a believer.
  3. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): A mercy for all worlds
  4. The effect of belief in the Day of Resurrection on the life of a believer
  5. The effect of belief in either punishment or rewards in the grave on the life of a believer.
  6. The effect of belief in al-qadaa' wal-qadar on the life of a believer
  7. How does emaan increase and decrease?
  8. Sins, repentance, and forgiveness: An Islamic Perspective

 


Supplementary materials information

 None


 

Audiotapes information

Some of the audiotapes are by Br. Ali al-Timimi and some are by Dr. Anwar Hajjaj. A short summary follows.

Faith in Angels, discussion of the word malaikah vs. the word angels. 4 matters of belief in angels: 1) Faith in their existence. 2) their names 3) their characterstics 4)their duties. What is our attitude to the angels? What was other peoples' attitude? Discussion of false beliefs about angels. Benefits of belief in angels.

Faith in the Books. Definition. 4 points of belief: 1) Allah Himself Spoke them 2) we must believe in them. 3) we must believe in what is in the Qur'an. 4) Apply and fulfill the commands. What to do if something is mentioned in a previous scripture about which we don't know?

Faith in the Messengers: Difference between Rasul and Nabi; comparisons between these words and prophet and messenger. The nature of revelation. 5 highest messengers. How the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him received revelation. Wrong beliefs regarding the prophets and the revelation. The 'Isma of the prophets. Rights of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. His responsibilities.

Faith in the Day of Resurrection: Link between it and piety. The grave, signs of the hour, Details of the Last Day itself.

Faith in Qadaa wal Qadr: Definitions, Allah's creation, etc.


 

Student Feedback

 This is a very good class and I learned a lot. The first 4 tapes are by Ali al-Timimi and are very good as usual. The last two tapes are a reading of sections of the book by Dr. Anwar Hajjaj.

The book itself is excellent; it is detailed and very well organized. There is a good bit to read, so pace yourself so you can read it at least twice in the semester. The amount of material to cover is a lot, and that may be reason enough to spend more time than normal in this class.

 


 

Other Resources

Books

 

Audio

 There is an excellent audio for Predestination here from audioislam.com by Shaikh Waleed Basyouni

 


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