Allah said: “I have not created jinn and mankind except to worship Me”.

As Muslims, we believe this life is a means for us to please Allah, obey Him and thank Him for His countless blessings and gifts. Our first obligation is to know Allah, understand the 6 articles of faith and the 5 pillars of Islam. Without seeking proper knowledge and having the right foundation, our worship and daily life may be doubtful at best, or worse, rejected. This course outlines the absolutely essential knowledge a Muslim needs to follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, in our worship and obedience to Allah The Almighty.

In this introductory course, participants will learn about the the Personally Obligatory (Fard al-‘ayn), the Communally Obligatory (Fard al-Kifayah) and the rulings of sacred law (the obligatory, the recommended, the unlawful, the offensive and the permissible).

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to build a solid foundation in understanding Islam, whether you are a born Muslim, re-observant Muslim, non-Muslim or convert/revert. It is also a recommended refresher course for Muslim parents living in contemporary Singapore.

The teacher will be using Al-Maqasid by Imam Nawawi and ‘Umdat as-Salik wa ‘Uddat (Reliance of the Traveller) by Shihabuddin Abu al-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn an-Naqib al-Misri as references.

The course will be conducted over 6 lessons, and notes will be provided! Limited spaces are available, so register early to avoid disappointment!

COURSE DETAILS
Commences on 17 August 2018 (Friday)
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Frequency: Friday (once a week)
Teacher: To be confirmed
Texts: Lets Pray (Darul Arqam Singapore)
Medium of Instruction: English
No. of Lessons: 6
Fee: $90 with book/notes
Venue: SimplyIslam.sg (152 Still Road)
Dates are subject to changes.

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Requirements
This course is open to all, ages 15 and above. No knowledge, exposure or familiarity to Islamic knowledge required. At the end of the course participants can expect to have a solid foundation on Islamic faith, essentials and practices at a basic level.

About the Teacher
To be confirmed

Course Details
Lesson 1
Divine Oneness, Attributes, and Revelation
Death, the Grave, and the Afterlife
Sins and Disbelief
Predestination and types of knowledge
The ranks of Prophets, Messengers and Companion

Lesson 2
Ablution
The Purificatory Bath (Ghusl)
Dry Ablution
Menstruation, post natal bleeding and dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
Types of filth and purification from them
Cleaning after relieving oneself
Adhan/Iqamah (call for prayer)

Lesson 3
The Obligatory Prayers
Times of Prescribed Prayers
Times when prayer is forbidden
Sunna Prayers
How to perform the Prayer
The Integrals of Prayer
The Main Sunnas of Prayer

Lesson 4
Forgetfulness Prostation (Sujud Sahwi)
Group Prayer
Shortening or joining prayers for travel or rain

Lesson 5
The intention of fasting
Things that invalidate fast
Conditions for a valid fast
Those not required to fast
Sunnas of Fasting
Days unlawful to fast
Valid excuses from Fasting

Lesson 6
Zakah mal
Zakah Fithrah
Deserving recipient of Zakah
How to perform the Prayer (Practical)
Ablution and dry ablution (Practical)