- 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.
This course discusses every issue related to the best day in the life of a Muslim – The Day of Jumu’ah. In this course we will start off by discussing the lofty status of this day as stated in the Qur’an and Sunnah, major historical events, many fiqh related issues concerning it, how to pray the Jumu’ah prayer and even how to deliver a ‘khutbah’.
"O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu'ah, then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leavetrade. That is better foryou,if you only knew." [Surah Jumu'ah, 62: 9]
The course will cover a detailed study of the Khutbahs of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), current issues regarding Jumu’ah, issues to avoid when delivering a khutbah, how to benefit from a boring khutbah and much more.
In this course, you will,
- Understand the importance and status of the Day of Jumu’ah.
- Identify the various subtopics related to the Day of Jumu’ah.
- Understand all the issues and actions before and after the Friday khutbah and prayer
- Strong understanding of the fiqh of the Khutbah and Prayer.
- Identify the opinions of scholars regarding various issues of Fiqh related to the Day of Jumu’ah
- Study those matters that are to be avoided on a Friday.
- Answering the most important and frequent questions that people have about Prayer of the Day of Jumu’ah.
- How to deliver an effective lecture on the Day of Jumu’ah.
- A detailed study of the Khutbahs of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
- Current issues regarding Jumu’ah
- Basic overview of Surah Kahf
- Public speaking tips
- Issues to avoid when delivering a khutbah
- Top ten terrible khutbahs
- How to benefit from a boring khutbah
- Writing your own khutbah!
Sheikh Bilal Ismail was born in Durban, South Africa. He is one of three siblings and comes from a religious traditional hanafi family.
He memorized the Quran while studying at school and went on to complete high school in 1998. Sheikh Bilal then went on to do a diploma in Computer Science in 1999, as well as qualifying as a Microsoft certified systems engineer. He was accepted into the Islamic University of Madinah in 2001 where he completed his Diploma in Arabic followed by a BA in Islamic Law from the faculty of Shariah. He is currently completing his masters degree.
After graduating from Madinah, he returned to South Africa where he had been teaching Fiqh and Tafsir weekly classes in Durban since the summer of 2007 and says he is still a student of knowledge - and will always be!
Sheikh Bilal joins our academic team as an instructor and as the academic head of the Students Guild and has quickly become a favourite of AK students around the world.