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Recently I have been looking around for a course that teaches the Fundamentals of Islam, i.e. the Fard al-‘Ayn knowledge that every Muslim is responsible for possessing. Unfortunately I was surprised to find very little out there that caters for this need. There are short courses, day intensives, and so on, on various topics that may cover parts of the Fard al-‘Ayn aspect of the Deen. However, there was nothing that was a comprehensive and structured course that covered the absolute basics of the Deen.
As a result of this, I was wondering if there was a demand for this type of course in London. If I was to arrange a venue and a suitable time (once a week), would people be interested in doing this type of course? If so please express your interest via the voting buttons above.
I was thinking to call it the ‘Fundamentals of Islam’ course that covers the absolute essentials of Islam, Iman, and Ihsan as per the Hadith of Gibril (AS) with a certificate to go at the end of the course.
I am not sure the length of time required for such a course but the following is just an idea/suggestion:
Fundamentals of Belief (Aqida/Iman) – 6 Weeks
To cover basic beliefs and the six pillars of Iman.
Fundamentals of Worship (Fiqh/Islam) – 12 Weeks
To cover the basic/necessary Fiqh of the five pillars of Islam
Fundamentals of Purification (Tazkiyyah/Ihsan) – 6 Weeks
To cover the basic aspects of Purification and Tazkiyyah and practical ways of developing Ihsan in ones actions.
If you have any ideas or suggestions please leave them in the comments box below.