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  • Level 2

Course

The Fiqh of Everyday Life for Youth: A Discussion of Halal and Haram Matters

Executive Summary In this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to act in accordance with the divine mandate and prophetic model. This course carves the way to upholding uprightness and following the Prophetic guidance. Youth will learn the etiquette and manners of following the sacred law in various...

Executive Summary

In this course, Yusuf Weltch will be covering the fiqh of everyday life for a young muslim. There are many challenging issues that confront our daily lives that challenge us to act in accordance with the divine mandate and prophetic model. This course carves the way to upholding uprightness and following the Prophetic guidance. Youth will learn the etiquette and manners of following the sacred law in various aspects of social conduct and daily routines.

Course Summary

This course discusses common aspects of our daily life in the light of the Sacred law. Guidelines are given shedding light on what is permissible, what is prohibited, as well as the Prophetic guidance that brings meaning to our lives facilitating for us to draw nearer to Allah Most High and attain success in this world and the next.

As Muslims, our purpose in life is to seek the pleasure of Allah Most High. This purpose is oft-understood as being restricted to acts of worship and abstaining from the prohibited. However, the pleasure of Allah Most High can be sought and obtained in every aspect of our lives. That is if we know the limits of Allah Most High in it. Therefore, with clarity of the limits of Allah Most High in each matter, we have a road map to attaining Allah’s pleasure.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Sacred law and the limits of Allah Most High Lesson 2: Dress & Adornment Lesson 3: Gender Interaction Lesson 4: Social Conduct: The Rights of Others Lesson 5:  Money Matters: Work, Money, and Earning a Living Lesson 6: Food & Drink Lesson 7: The Importance of Speech Lesson 8: Commanding the Good and Forbidding the Evil Lesson 9: The Seven Limbs Lesson 10: The Worship of the Heart Lesson 11: Places to Avoid (May be changed) Lesson 12: Outro: Moving Forward

Learning outcomes

  • A basic understanding of the rulings of each topic discussed
  • Practical guidance on how to prevent or deal with testing situations
  • Prophetic instruction on how to draw near to Allah Most High in our daily activities.
  • Attaining the pleasure of Allah in everything we do.
 
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  • Level 2

Course

Quduri's Mukhtasar: On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj)

Live Class Every Sunday:  2:30 - 4:00 PM [Toronto Time] remarkable-clocks.flywheelstaging.com/live Executive Summary In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the legal rulings related to worship according to the Hanafi school. This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worship. Introduction In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classica...

Live Class Every Sunday:  2:30 - 4:00 PM [Toronto Time] remarkable-clocks.flywheelstaging.com/live

Executive Summary

In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the legal rulings related to worship according to the Hanafi school. This course serves to provide a proper understanding of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of worship.

Introduction

In this course, Yusuf Weltch covers the chapters on Worships, relying on the great classical commentaries—including Maydani’s Lubab—and major reference works of the Hanafi School. Topics covered include ablution (Wudu), the ritual bath (Ghusl), Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, Hajj and other related issues. This is a level two course and is ideal for students seeking to make sound the performance of their worships. A previous study is recommended but not required. The diligent student will take from this class the knowledge required to make their worship sound and correct, guidance on difficult issues, and how to beautify one’s relationship with Allah Most High.

Curricular Context

  • This is a level two  course
  • Before taking this course, take The Absolute Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) and On Worship (Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj): Shurunbulali’s Ascent to Felicity
  • Take this course before all courses in Level Three

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction Lesson 2: Ablution (wudu) & The Ritual Bath (ghusl) Lesson 3: Water, Wells, & Tanning Lesson 4: Dry-Ablution (tayammum) Lesson 5: Wiping over Footwear (khuffs) & Bandages (jaba’ir) Lesson 6: Menstruation (hayd) & Lochia (nifas) Lesson 7: Filth/Impurities & Conclusion Lesson 8: Times, Adhan, & Introduction to Prayer Lesson 9: Prayer Contd. Lesson 10: Actions Invalidating the Prayer & Make-Ups Lesson 11: Disliked Prayer Times & Supererogatory Prayers Lesson 12:The Forgetfulness Prostration & Prayer of the Sick Lesson 13: Prostration of Recital & The Travelers Prayer Lesson 14: Friday & Eid Prayer Lesson 15: Other Prayers Lesson 16: The Funeral Prayer Lesson 17: Introduction Lesson 18: Zakat on Goods & Money Lesson 19: Zakat al-Fitr Lesson 20: Introduction to Fasting Lesson 21: Valid & Invalid Fasts Lesson 22: Introduction Lesson 23: Description of the Hajj Lesson 24: Qiran, Tamatu`, & Hajj Contraventions

What You Will Learn

  • The core rulings related to purification, prayers, fasting, zakat and hajj;
  • The wisdom and purpose of these legal rulings;
  • The practical implementation, with excellence, of Divine Guidance;
  • How legal reasoning works, to give a better understanding of “how Fiqh works;” and
  • The method of the Hanafi School.
Course Format: Weekly Live Session

About the Course Text

Imam Quduri’s full primer (matn) in Islamic law is so famous, that it is simply referred to as “The Book” (al-Kitab). For 1,000 years, it has served as the starting point for a full study of the science of Fiqh.
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  • Level 1

Course

Know the Best of Creation: The Life of the Prophet Muhammad for Youth

Executive Summary The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. It is narrated that the Prophet said, “ None of you will truly believe until I am more beloved to him than his family, wealth and all the people”. Therefore, children should learn about the life and character of the Prophet during their early years. In this class, Imam Yama Niazi will embark on a journey with your children to gla...

Executive Summary

The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. It is narrated that the Prophet said, “ None of you will truly believe until I am more beloved to him than his family, wealth and all the people”. Therefore, children should learn about the life and character of the Prophet during their early years.

In this class, Imam Yama Niazi will embark on a journey with your children to glance at the best of mankind. This is the first class every Muslim youth should take so that may be able to learn about the messenger of Allah.

Introduction

The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. He is the one who taught humanity about God and His revelation, the Quran. Learning about the life of our Prophet, his external characteristics, his virtue, and his sacrifices are without a doubt a knowledge that no young Muslim should ever be deprived of. It is a story that connects our love and attachment to the best of mankind. In this course, we learn about the life of the Prophet Muhammad from his birthday to his final days, with a focus for youth on his love and concern for all of humanity. We shall learn about his wives, his companions, and his struggles in Makkah and Madinah. This course is an introduction to Sirah (prophetic biography) for the young Muslim.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Prophet Before Revelation Lesson Two  - Early Years and Marriage Lesson Three  - The First Revelation Lesson Four  - The Struggle of Calling to Allah Lesson Five - The Isra and the Hijrah Lesson Six - The Battle of Badr and Uhud Lesson Seven  - The Conquest of Mecca Lesson Eight - The End of the Mission

What You Will Learn:

  • Increase your love and respect for the Prophet 
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the Messenger and his companions
  • Deepen your understanding and connection to the Prophet
  • Be inspired to be like the noble Prophet
  • Understand the struggles of the early Muslims
Course Format: 8 Live Classes  
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  • Level 1

Course

Connecting to the Qur'an: An Introduction to a Lifelong Relationship

Executive Summary This is an introductory course to an overview of the Quran. It is tailored for our Muslim youth, as this course will set the foundations for the book of Allah. Join us as we delve into the themes of the Quran, how it was revealed, the manners and etiquettes one should have with the Quran, and much more. This class is necessary for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the last revelation as well as t...

Executive Summary

This is an introductory course to an overview of the Quran. It is tailored for our Muslim youth, as this course will set the foundations for the book of Allah. Join us as we delve into the themes of the Quran, how it was revealed, the manners and etiquettes one should have with the Quran, and much more. This class is necessary for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the last revelation as well as to have a spiritual connection to the Quran.

Introduction

The Quran is the final revelation of Allah sent to all of humanity. It contains guidance and wisdom. It is filled with incredible stories and amazing lessons, yet very few Muslims (young and old) in our time really understand these beautiful narratives. In this class, Imam Yama will introduce Muslim youth to the Quran and its significance in the life of every Muslim. The course will cover how it was revealed and the various themes addressed. The etiquettes of the Quran will also be discussed. This class is meant to inspire our youth to appreciate the Quran and to foster a relationship that will last beyond this world. This course is a must for our youth to discover the history and importance of their holy book.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Qur'an and How It Was Revealed Lesson Two  - Themes Covered in the Qur'an Lesson Three  - Proofs That it is Miraculously from Allah Lesson Four  - Etiquette and Manners with the Qur'an Lesson Five - Breakdown and Classifications of Chapters and Verses Lesson Six - Common Misunderstandings about the Qur'an Lesson Seven  - The Miracles of the Qur'an Lesson Eight - How the Qur'an applies to our Lives

What You Will Learn:

  • Appreciating the greatness of Allah’s speech
  • Understanding the core themes of the Qur'an
  • Increasing in love for Allah and His messenger through the Qur'an
  • One will learn to take the Qur'an as a guide
  • One will grow in their love and connection to the Qur'an
Course Format: 8 Live Classes    
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  • Level 1

Course

The Beauty of Islam: Discovering God's Love, Mercy, and Rewards [Elective]

Executive Summary In this class, we will cover the sublime Islamic understanding concerning God, His Attributes and His Beauty--including the beauty of faith, and the beauty of the Prophet who taught us the meaning and application of faith.  Course Summary Many of our youth are confused and perplexed about the relevancy of Islam in the modern age.  Some of the challenging arguments directed at Muslim youth revolve arou...

Executive Summary

In this class, we will cover the sublime Islamic understanding concerning God, His Attributes and His Beauty--including the beauty of faith, and the beauty of the Prophet who taught us the meaning and application of faith. 

Course Summary

Many of our youth are confused and perplexed about the relevancy of Islam in the modern age.  Some of the challenging arguments directed at Muslim youth revolve around the notions of extremism, belligerency, and primitiveness. This class is meant to inspire and instill in our youth a sense of confidence in their faith, and increase their connection to Islam.  We will gaze into the vast green field of faith, a field that is filled with beauty that dazzles the eye. This is the faith of Islam.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Beauty and Mercy of Allah Most High Lesson Two  - The Beauty and Perfection of the  Prophet Lesson Three  - The Beauty of the Prayer and It’s Secrets Lesson Four  -  The Beauty of Spiritual Practice  Lesson Five - The Beauty and Status of Women in Islam Lesson Six -  The Earth; Our Home and Our Witness Lesson Seven  - Allah Loves Beauty; Manifesting Beauty in Our Life Lesson Eight - Journey of The Hereafter; A Beauty Undiscovered 

What You Will Learn:

  • Discover the forgotten beauty of God, His mercy and love
  • Learn about the Prophet Muhammad’s exalted status and character
  • Increase in Love and awe of what Allah has created
  • You will change your perception about the world and your role in it
  • Your prayer and worship will have more meaning and realization
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  • Level 2

Course

An Introduction to Arabic Poetry: The Burda Explained

Introduction Cover a word-by-word explanation of the Arabic of the Qasida al-Burda, a much-celebrated poem written in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). The text will be explained from a grammatical, morphological, rhetorical, and prosodical point of view, and the historical and religious references will also be unpacked. As an introduction to Arabic poetry, the course also introduces the conce...

Introduction

Cover a word-by-word explanation of the Arabic of the Qasida al-Burda, a much-celebrated poem written in praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). The text will be explained from a grammatical, morphological, rhetorical, and prosodical point of view, and the historical and religious references will also be unpacked. As an introduction to Arabic poetry, the course also introduces the concept of poetic metre. This is extremely important for the Arabist and Talib ilm as most of the literature that is used to explain the Quran and Sunna are in poem form. The Burda has been chosen as a case study because it is one of the most common metres of Arabic poetry (al-basit), it demonstrates common rhetorical devices, and has a deeply spiritual and religious theme.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: The Original Burda; Poetic Metre Lesson 2: Style and rhetoric in the Burda Lesson 3: Chapter 1: On Yearning Lesson 4: Chapter 2: On Warnings about the Caprices of the Self Lesson 5: Chapter 3: On the Praise of the Prophet Lesson 6: Chapter 4: On His Birth Lesson 7: Chapter 5: On His Miracles Lesson 8: Chapter 6: On the Exalted Stature and Miraculous Merits of the Qur’an Lesson 9: Chapter 7: On the Ascension of the Prophet Lesson 10: Chapter 8: On the Struggle of Allah’s Messenger Lesson 11: Chapter 9: On Seeking Intercession through the Prophet Lesson 12: Chapter 10: On Intimate Discourse and the Petition of One’s State.

What You Will Learn:

  • What poetic is
  • What poetic styles influences Imam al-Busiri’s Burda
  • How the poem translates line by line

About the Course Text

The poem is celebrated praise of the Prophet in poem form.
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