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ISNAD Intermediate

For students seeking to deepen understanding of their faith, intermediate units introduce you to areas of study which underpin Islamic scholarship. It is suitable as a stand alone course or as a gateway to advanced/alimiyya level studies. Taught topics include, principles of hadith verification, principles of Quranic interpretation, basic Arabic grammar, logic and critical thinking, and Islamic legal theory.

Course Curriculum.

IAL3 – Arabic Logic Key Principles 2 months, 1 week

Introduction

Have you heard of the Translation Movement? Well, it was a Muslim Movement during the ninth century with its capital in Baghdad. It involved several Muslim scholars dedicating their efforts to preserve the tools of thinking; the intellectual instruments which built civilizations.

Logic is one of those instrumental sciences which the Muslim scholars preserved but also refined it to suit their Islamic needs. In this unit, within 10 weeks, you will be learn about the major themes in Arabic Logic and more importantly, how you can utilise it to benefit in everyday life or in academic study.

Learn how to, think critically, identify flawed arguments, how to construct sound and valid propositions and much more.

Unit Aims:

  • Equip learners with the tools of Arabic logic.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of logic to practical contexts.
  • Understand the use of logic as an instrument of learning.
  • Understand how key logical principles are applied in language studies, jurisprudence and theology.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • The influence of logic on other Islamic sciences.
  • Different views about knowledge and its types.
  • Two key processes for learning and acquiring new information.
  • Types of logical fallacies.
  • The nature of syllogisms.
  • Classical methods of classification and taxonomy.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Construct sound syllogisms.
  • Identify logical fallacies in arguments.
  • Assess the validity and soundness of given information.

ICA3A – Classical Arabic Grammar 2 months, 1 week

Introduction

Many people aspire to understand the Quran, to connect with it, and to uncover its rich meanings which have shaped humanity and great civilisations for the last fourteen centuries.

Using classical, proven methods combined with contemporary techniques, this introductory unit will equip you with an intermediate understanding of classical which can form the basis for further, advanced study.

Unit Aims:

  • Equipping learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue advanced study of classical Arabic.
  • Developing an awareness of some grammatical concepts in classical Arabic.
  • Enabling learners to understand and translate different types of constructions (simple and complex sentences, noun phrases, etc) from Arabic to English.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • The concept of verbs and nouns in Arabic.
  • Differences in word order across Arabic and English.
  • The effects of grammatical case.
  • How to identify verbal sentences and nominal sentences.
  • How to use a monolingual/bilingual Arabic to English dictionary.
  • Different ways of translating Arabic to English.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Read and translate basic written Arabic with the aid of a dictionary.
  • Construct sentences to articulate basic information.
  • Analyse and parse basic sentences from Quranic verses.
  • Read and understand formulaic constructions without a dictionary.

ICA3B – Classical Arabic Morphology 2 months, 1 week

Introduction

This unit complements unit ICA3a (Classical Arabic: Grammar) and allows you to look at how word form affects meaning in Classical Arabic, especially in the Quran.

How do you know if a particular word in the Quran is referring to past tense or present tense?

How can you quickly and efficiently maximise the amount of Arabic vocabulary you know without constantly looking into a dictionary?

The answer to these questions and many is simple: Morphology. This is a subject that has been used for centuries and is still used to allow people learning another language to efficiently learn new words from the target language.

Unit Aims:

  • Understand the relationship between word form and meaning.
  • Identify different types of verbs and nouns.
  • Analyse different types of verbs and nouns to identify an accurate meanings.
  • Increase Arabic vocabulary.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • Lexico-semantic relationships in Classical Arabic.
  • Different types of nouns, including, superlative, diminutive, exaggerative and collective nouns.
  • The concept of lexical roots in Arabic an how to use them when looking up words in Arabic dictionaries.
  • Sound and defective verbs.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Identify different types of verbs and their correct tense in Arabic.
  • Accurately conjugate/change given nouns and verbs to express a particular meaning.
  • Apply the rules of morphology to increase vocabulary acquisition in Arabic.

IHP12 – Hadith Methodology 4 months, 2 weeks

Introduction

The narrations attributed to the Prophet Muhammad are an essential source of guidance for Muslims, second only to the Quran. Yet, a lack of understanding of hadith nomenclatureand methodology can cause these narrations to be misunderstood, with some even constricting the entire hadith tradition to two books of hadith.

This course will cover everything you have wanted to know about Hadith, including thehistory of how hadith were compiled, their categories, levels of authenticity, how to determine their reliability and how scholars deal with conflicting hadith.This unit will equip youwith the necessary foundation to start your journey as a student of hadith and enable you to confidently access hadith literature.

Unit Aims:

  • Understanding the history of Hadith compilation and the key figures involved.
  • Understanding the preservation, transmission and authentication of hadith.
  • Understanding hadith terminology and differentiating between levels of authenticity in hadith narrations.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • The etiquettes of teaching and studying Hadith.
  • The stages of hadith compilation and the different types of works compiled by the Hadith scholars.
  • The terminology used in Hadith classification.
  • The classification of Hadith based on the source of transmission,scale of transmission, and authenticity.
  • How hadith are used to derive legal rulings and the issues involved with this.
  • The methods and approaches for dealing with seemingly conflicting hadith.
  • The mistaken understanding of hadith which oriental critics have forwarded against Islam.
  • The reasons for hadith being classified as rejected.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • List the main scholars involved in compiling and classifying hadith and mention their hadith works.
  • Define, use and distinguish between the specialistnomenclatureused by Hadith scholars.
  • Differentiate between the different hadith types using a variety of frameworks.
  • Explain the criteria used to classify hadith as concurrent and authentic.
  • Analyse the factors which render a hadithweak.
  • Recite from memory the famous didactic poem on Hadith Principles; ‘The Bayquniyya’ in Arabic or English.

ISH1 – Muhammadan Beauty 2 months, 1 week

Introduction

Muhammad :The individual who Allah adorned every beauty; inner and outer, hidden and apparent, subtle and manifest. Some companions said thathis face was brighter than the moon, while others found no words to describe him except, “we did not see anything like him; not before him, nor after him.”

This is his outer form and physical appearance which left nations in awe. What about his inner beauty and character? Allah Himself declares in the Quran, ‘And indeed you [Muhammad] are upon an immense character”. [Surah Qalam: 4]

The companions preserved everyintricate details about both these aspects of the Prophet , from his physical features to his noble character. In this course, we take a journey through several narrations (hadith) known as Shamai’lMuhammadiyya.

Unit Aims:

  • Understandingouter and inner characteristics of the final Messenger of Allah .
  • Understanding why he is the best of creation and increasing in reverence for him .
  • Developinga deeper and stronger connection with the Prophet .
  • Understanding how to emulate the Prophet .

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • The physical description of the Prophet , including his height, complexion, hair, countenance, physique, walk,and much more.
  • The items used and worn by the Prophet , including his garments, rings, scent,utensils, armour, swords and much more.
  • The food and drink the Prophet preferred and his manner of consuming it.
  • The manner in which the Prophet sat, spoke, slept, prayed, fasted and more.
  • The noble characteristics of the Prophet , including his modesty, his humility and his interaction with others.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Describe the physical appearance of the Prophet .
  • Explain the detail in which the all aspects of the Prophet’s life have been preserved.
  • Understand the prophetic diet and its benefits.
  • Apply the prophetic manners and etiquettes of eating, drinking, reclining, speaking and sleeping to your own life.
  • Embodysome of the noble prophetic character traits.
  • Develop your knowledge and reverence for the Prophet .

IUF12 – Islamic Legal Theory 4 months, 2 weeks

Introduction

Have you ever wondered where the legal rulings of Islamcome from? Why are some prayers obligatory while others are recommended?

What is a school of though and do you need to follow one?

This course will open the doors to the vast world of Islamic Legal Theory (Usul Al-Fiqh). It will give you an insight into the comprehensive system codified by the great Islamic jurists to derive legal rulingswhich Muslims across the globe have been adhering to for centuries over 1400 years.

Importantly, this course will leave you in no doubt as to why it iscritical to understand how Islamic Jurisprudence really works and why it’s impossible to issue legal verdictswithout it.

Unit Aims:

  • Understanding the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence.
  • Understanding the sources from which legal rulings are derived.
  • Understanding the framework used for employing these rulings.
  • Appreciating the complexity of deriving Sacred Law rulings and the sagacity of the great Imams.

What will I learn?
You will learn about:

  • Different types of legal rulings.
  • The four primary sources from which legal rulings are derived.
  • The juristic divisions of the Quran.
  • Different usage of Quranic words, such as literal, metaphorical, direct and allusive and their legal implications.
  • A variety of frameworks used to derive rulings from the Quran and Sunnah.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • Understand the principles and methodologies upon which Islamic legal rulings are based.
  • Evaluate the frameworks and methodologies by which scholars derive rulings from the Quran and the other primary sources.
  • Describe the methodology for dealing with apparently contradictory evidences.
  • Explain why there are differences in the schools of Islamic Law.

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  • Duration: 8 months
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