- Course Notes:
Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
- Course Audio:
Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
- Breaks & Refreshments:
Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
- Q&A Session:
Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
- Student Participation:
Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.
Strengthen your faith, soften your heart and learn how to deal with matters of the unseen.
This is The Book, wherein there is no doubt, a guidance for the God-fearing who believe in the unseen. (Surat al-Baqarah, 2:2–3)
How does Islam view these creations of Allah? What are their characteristics? Learn about their fascinating world and begin to understand details about this amazing aspect of the Islamic creed.
Verily, We have created all things with qadr (divine preordainment). (Surat al-Qamar, 54:49)
Discover the relationship between free will and predestination, empower yourself with the correct arguments to resolve puzzling questions around this subject.
Western philosophy largely denies the unseen - this class will help you to respond to the arguments it presents against this and help you understand the true nature of these obligator pillars of Islamic faith.
Section 1: Belief in the Angels
- The position of other faiths towards the existence of Angels
- The wisdom behind the creation of Angels
- Characteristics of the Angels
- The effects of belief in the Angels on the life of the Muslim
Section 2: Belief in the Jinn
- The position of other faiths towards the existance of the Jinn
- The Wisdom behind the Creation of the Jinn
- 3. Al-Shaytan (Satan)
- Characteristics of Jinn
Section 3: Belief in al-Qadar
- Definition of al-qadar
- The History of Innovation in al-qadar
- The Pillars of al-qadar
- Allah is the Creator of all things
- Wisdom behind the existence of calamities and sinfulness (in relation to the creation)
- Reasons sinfulness is allowed (with respected to the kafir)
- Al-Tawfiq and al-khudhlan
- Can qadar be changed?
- Religion and predestination do not contradict
- Benefits of belief in al-qadar
Sheikh Muhamad West, born in Cape Town, South Africa, spent most of his youth growing up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He went on to study a degree in Islamic theology and dawah at the Islamic University of Madinah while studying a degree in accounting science through the University of South Africa via correspondence. Sheikh Muhammad returned to Cape Town in 2011 graduating 2nd in the faculty of Dawah. He further qualified as a chartered accountant of South Africa after completing his articles. A devoted husband and father of three, Sheikh Muhammad is currently the Group Financial Accountant at one of the world's largest retailers. Sheikh Muhammad holds the position of resident Imam of the Boorhaanol Islam Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in South Africa. He is the Western Cape director of the Imam Development Project (IDP) whereby local Imams from underprivileged communities are given the necessary support and skills to further benefit the communities they serve.