- 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.
The Prayer – The sign of a believer, the most ordered act in the Qur’an and the first to be judged by Allah. The act of worship that brings you closest to Allah and brings you to the true station of servitude. An act of worship that is more beloved to Allah than all the world and its contents. It is no wonder why the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam final advice before his passing was The Prayer, The Prayer.
An essential pre-condition to prayer is purification. When the billions from humanity stand on the plains of their reckoning, on that appointed day there will be only one way to spot them. It is the believer’s mark - the signs of light from the parts of their bodies that they had purified for their worship of Allah the Most High.
This course will cover all aspects of the prayer and the essential pre-condition to prayer, the mark of a believer – purification.
- All about the ablution solution
- Detailed discussion of impurities and its types
- Modern methods of purification and their rulings
- Medical conditions affecting purity and their islamic rulings
- All about the fiqh of menstruation
- Understanding the importance and value of the prayer
- Achieving piety and khushu (humility) in prayer
- Pre -conditions of prayer
- The pillars of prayer, its obligations and its recommendations in detail
- The nullifiers of prayer
- The adhan, the iqamah and the mu’addhin (call to prayer)
- Sujuud as-sahw (prostration of forgetfulness). Answering the most important and frequent questions that people have about prayer
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.