- 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
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!