- Course Length: 16 hours
- Level: Intermediate
- Language: English
- Subject: Quran
- 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.
Ever wonder why we are encouraged to read Surat Al-Kahf every Friday? There must be a hidden message that Allah wants us to decipher in order for us to reconcile and change. Change our relationship with Allah, with other creation and change within.
As we ponder and reflect through Surat al-Kahf, we find peace and tranquility of the heart, mind and soul in submission to Allah. In this unique course we will study the key stories in this surah to uncover hidden gems for a spiritual revival and personal empowerment. This is not your typical tafseer course. This is a highly action oriented analysis of the key stories found in this fantastic surah.
The 4 stories we will cover include:
- The youth in the cave
- Story of Dhul-qarnayn
- Story of Musa (as) and Khidr
- Story of the 2 friends
There are number of saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet ï·º concerning the virtues of reciting Surah al-Kahf during the day or night of Jumu’ah (Friday).
(i) From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).” [Narrated by al-Daarimi]
(ii) “Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.” [Narrated by al-Haakim]
All these virtues compel the believers to study this great chapter of the Quran with much thought and reflection. Join us for an in depth analysis of these stories and learn beautiful lessons for a revival of the mind and soul.
In our analysis we will draw 14 methodologies of practical change including:
- Methodology of gradual change
- Methodology of hope regardless of pain
- Methodology of analysis and solutions
- Methodology of research for actions only
- Methodology of reaching new heights
- Methodology of connecting causes and results
- Methodology of heavenly administration
- Methodology of combining the oceans
- Methodology of managing tests and trials
- Methodology of the elevation of worship
- Methodology of words leads to path
- Methodology of dialogue
- Methodology of choice between resemblance and differences
- Methodology of heavenly care
Sajid Ahmed Umar
Sheikh Sajid Umar is an educator researcher, and developer with a vision of ignited communities that benefit humanity upon the ethos of sincerity, excellence and steadfastness.
He was born in Leicester, UK. He moved to Harare, Zimbabwe, where he completed his primary and secondary schooling and pursued a first degree in Information Technology focusing on hardware, software, network design and implementation and security. He went on to successfully open an IT business in Harare before the age of 20. Alongside his contemporary studies, Sheikh Sajid graduated from a Qur’an Academy at the age of 18. Subsequently, he turned his attention towards Islamic Studies.
He travelled to Riyadh and enrolled at Imaam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University, where he initially completed a 3-year University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. His studies continued there over the next four years, attaining a Bachelors degree in Shar?’ah. He extended his studies for an additional three years, and achieved a Masters degree in Judiciary (Qadha), with a first class honours, from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-‘?li li’l-Qa’dh?) after training as a judge and successfully completing an academic thesis on the topic of Liquidity Management from a conventional and Islamic perspective, with a special focus on the famous Repurchase Agreement (REPO) contract, as well as it’s Islamic rulings and permitted Islamic alternatives. He is now pursuing his PhD in the Higher Institute of Judiciary at Al-Imam University, in a program that has some of the world’s best intellectuals as lecturers, and is researching Financial Risk Management with a special focus on Financial Hedging, from both a conventional and Islamic perspective..
Sheikh Sajid has spent much of his semester breaks teaching various Islamic and development programs for both the youth and adults worldwide, ranging from lectures in Masaajid to international conferences and live events, as well as via Radio, TV and online platforms.
His academic resourcefulness lead him to assisting in curriculum development used in English based Islamic schools and other educational establishments. He has authored several articles and dissertations in both Arabic and English pertaining to the Islamic Sciences.
His belief of putting knowledge into action has taken him onto lecturing at Knowledge International University since 2010 and progress onto being a senior member of their Academic Management Team. He has played an integral part in the start-up of the New Muslim Academy and enjoys continued participation as a lecturer and senior advisor.
Sheikh Sajid has also taken on an advisory role with Mercy Mission World as ‘Director of Islamic Development with a scope of application over high-impact projects such as the National Zakat Foundation and Charity Right.’ He is the chairman of AlKauthar Institute as well as an instructor for AlKauthar’s Weekend Courses and Student’s Guild Program, and in addition to that he is the Chief Islamic Editor for Little Explorers Magazine. Sheikh Sajid is no stranger on the multimedia front either, as he has project managed several media related programs specific to Islamic Satellite Channels and is the founder of Tanzeel; an exciting and engaging on-line program focussing on the Qur’an.
His hobbies include book collecting, reading, and keeping up to date with the latest information related to visioning, management, leadership and current affairs.
Sheikh Sajid is happily married and the father of three young children, Abdullah, Ahmed and Khadeejah. He is a keen golfer, footballer and cricketer, whenever a sporting opportunity presents itself!