The objective of this course is to take to the students through the names of Allah that He has used to describe Himself. These beautiful names will be looked at, the meanings explained and the spiritual benefits sought. The course will look into the linguistic meanings of the names and how they have been used in the Quran.
"He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, The Fashioner, to Him belong the most beautiful names: whatever is in the heavens and on earth, do declare His praises and glory. And He is the Exalted in Might, The Wise. (Qur'an 59:24)
In addition to learning the names and their deeper meaning we will look into how to use these names to supplicate to our Lord, using the example from the duas of the Prophet of Allah. In this way we hope to enhance our knowledge of Allah and strengthen our relationship with our Creator; this will in turn increase our faith and bring about life to our prayers and certainty to our duas.
"And to Allah belong the most beautiful names, so invoke Him by them..." (Qur'an 7:180)
The 99 Names of Allah – their beautiful meanings and life changing benefits is important because,
1. The knowledge of Allah is the most important subject that can be studied and is the main topic of the Quran.
2. The knowledge of Allah’s Names is a way of increasing in love of your Lord.
3. It will enhance your emotional connection in your worship and bring your prayers to life.
4. It will help you to appreciate Allah more and increase your faith.
5. It will give you an insight into the language Allah uses to describe Himself!
6. It will improve your character through understanding how these names impact your life
7. It will provide you with an invaluable tool in beseeching the creator in your supplications.
8. It will provide you with a solid foundation to explain who Allah is to your family and friends.
- Course Length: 16 hours
- Level: Intermediate
- Language: English
- Subject: Aqeedah
- Course Notes:
- 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.
Sajid Ahmed Umar
Sheikh Sajid Umar is the Chairman of AlKauthar Institute. He was born in Leicester, UK. He attended primary and secondary school and college in Harare (Zimbabwe), where he studied IT and obtained a first class degree. Having memorised the Quran at the age of 18 and successfully opening an IT business, he turned his attention towards Islamic studies. He travelled to Riyadh where he enrolled at Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University completing a University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. He continued his studies at al-Imam University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah, and a master’s degree in Judiciary (Qadha) from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-ali li’l-Qada) at al-Imam University. His Master’s Thesis was a Shariah based study of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement concept. He is now pursuing his PhD in the institute of Judiciary in Riyadh, specializing in Fiqh.
He has spent much of his semester breaks teaching various Islamic and development programs for the youth and adults worldwide. These classes ranged from lectures in Masajid, Conferences, Radio, TV and via Online mediums. He has also spent time working on syllabus and curriculum for use in Islamic schools based in the West. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Knowledge International University and a member of their Academic Management Team. His hobbies include building computers to customer specs, book collecting and reading.
Sheikh Sajid is also the ‘Director of Islamic Development’ for Mercy Mission World, AlKauthar and Student’s Guild Lecturer, Chief Islamic Editor for Little Explorers Magazine, and project manager for several media related programs specific to Islamic Satellite Channels.
Sheikh Sajid is married and has two sons, named Abdullah and Ahmed. He has a brown belt in karate, is a keen golfer, swimmer, footballer and cricketer, and has completed several articles and dissertations on the Islamic Sciences.