Essentials of Islamic Creed
This course is designed to equip students with basic essentials of Islamic Creed. Using Imam Ibrahim Al Bajuri's book entitled:
"رسالة في علم التوحيد ويليها منظومة في أسماءالرسل" which has been translated into English in a book simply known as "Introduction to Islamic Creed" .
Coupled with Shaykh Ahmad Saad Al Azhari's precision in presentation, it is sure to ground students with the right foundations with which strong understanding can be build upon
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
- Introduction to course
- Biography of Imam Ibrahim Al Bajuri
- Definition of Knowledge and Aqeedah
- The Muslim's Methodology
- The 2 Basic Rules
- Definition of a 'Claim and its 'Types'
- Change, Potential and Actualiser
- Rational Proofs
- What is Aqeedah?
- Importance of Aqeedah and the 'Three Questions'
- The 'Three Answers" to Who? Why? and What?
- Lesson Objectives
- Why know God?
- Knowledge & Faith
- Who is an Accountable Individual?
- The Necessities (A Rational Judgement)
- Possibilities (Acceptance of the Mind)
- Impossibilities (That's Absurd!)
- What an Individual needs to know
- Attributes of God Classified ( An Introduction )
- Classification 1: The Attribute of Self Significance ( الصفة النفسية )
- Classification 2: The Negating Attributes of God ( الصفةالسلبية )
- The Negating Attributes of God - Beginning-less ( القدم )
- The Negating Attributes - Continued
- The Negating Attributes - Endless-ness ( البقاء )
- Significance of Beginning-less ( القدم ) and Endless-ness ( البقاء )
- The Negating Attributes - Dissimilarity from Contingent Beings ( مخالفة للحوادث )
- Reconciling Quranic Verses for the Beginner's Mind - An Explanation
- The Negating Attributes - Self Subsistence ( القيام بالنفس )
- How can God be in No Need of A Location? - An Explanation
- Is it a problem not to absorb attributes fully intellectually? - An Explanation
- The Negating Attributes - Oneness ( الوحدانية ) in His Entity
- The Negating Attributes - Oneness ( الوحدانية ) in His Actions
- Proof of His Oneness - Explained
- Classification 3: The Qualitative Attributes (صفة المعاني ) An Introduction
- The Qualitative Attributes - Will ( الإرادة ) and Power ( القدرة )
- The Qualitative Attributes - Knowledge ( العلم )
- Will and Knowledge Relation - Judgement ( القضاء )
- Will and Power Relation - Execution ( القدر )
- The Qualitative Attributes - Continued
- The Qualitative Attributes - Life ( الحياة )
- The Qualitative Attributes - Hearing ( السمع ) , Sight ( البصر ) , Speech ( الكلام )
- Classification 4 : The Predicative Attributes ( الصفة المعنوية )
- The Predicative Attributes in Perspective - Explained
- Matters of Prophethood ( An Introduction )
- Difference between Messengers and Prophets
- Guidance After Seal of Prophethood
- Messengers : Necessary Attributes
- Messengers : Possible Attributes
Shaykh Ahmed Saad Al Azhari
Shaykh Ahmed Mohamed Saad Al-Maliki Al-Azhari Al-Hasani was born into a family of scholars whose lineage goes back to the Prophet ﷺ through his grandson Al-Hasan ibn Ali (radia Allahu anhu) in north Egypt. Following the family tradition, Shaykh Saad completed the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an at the age of ten at the hands of his father and studied basic Arabic and Islamic sciences with focus on the sciences of Arabic language (‘Ulum Al-‘Arabiyyah) before enrolling into Al-Azhar system of schools where he studied from 1988 to 2004 graduating with a B.A. Honours in Islamic Studies in English and finishing his post graduate years. Shaykh Saad delivered his first Khutbah at the age of 15, led his first prayer at the age of 13 and since then, he has been involved in Da’wah work and spreading traditional Islamic knowledge. Shaykh Saad was a guest of the ministry of Hajj amongst a selected delegation of 10 Egyptian students in 2000. During the visit, he performed Hajj alongside other selected students from Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria. They had the opportunity to meet leading Muslim scholars and engage in dialogue about the future of young Muslims.