The CIL 1 course is a modular programme designed to give students a basic foundation in fard al-ayn knowledge, knowledge that is essential for every Muslim to learn. It is divided into 8 separate modules; the first seven each deal with a core Islamic discipline and are aimed to equip the student with the absolute required knowledge of that particular discipline. The eighth module focuses on other important miscellaneous topics that it is necessary for one to study.
The course is based on a traditional understanding of Sunni doctrine and the Hanafi school of law, and is taught by a traditionally trained and authorised teacher. Upon completing the programme, students will have acquired a good foundational knowledge in the core disciplines as well as an exposure to formal Islamic studies.
So what is unique about this course?
1. Shaykh Tanveer has agreed to deliver an established course over 40 weeks- 2 hours every week.
2. EIGHT different Islamic sciences and disciplines, as well as numerous contentious modern day issues.
3. 40 week course will be broken down into 10 week modules for those who prefer the modular format.
Instructor: Shaykh Tanveer Hussain
Course Format: 40 live sessions
Starts On: Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Length: 4 terms - Each term 10 weeks
Any questions email cil [at] wycombemosque.com
Is CIL 1 for me?
This will be the third year the CIL course will be running in High Wycombe. It is principally a three year course, but has been designed in a modular basis which provides the students with ample flexibility in how they complete the three years or just suffice with one.
The course is suitable for anyone over 16 and has a keen interest to learn their religion, whether they are,Students
Who should attendAny Muslim who desires to draw closer to their Lord.
Anyone who wishes to live with confidence, purpose, and clarity.
Anyone who wants to become a better person by means of following the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Those that want to know the relationship between knowledge, faith and action.
1. Perfecting Worship – the laws of purity & prayer
No Muslim can do without this course! Everyone must perform Salah as an obligation; therefore everyone must study about Salah. The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the laws relating to ritual Purity and Salah. The student will be provided with a detailed insight into the theory and practice of purity and prayer as well as their history. The students will further learn how to attain ritual purity and how to pray their Salah, as well as the spiritual aspects them both.
2. Aqida - Islamic Beliefs
This module looks at the three dimensions of our ‘Aqida: divinity, prophecy, and eschatology. Divinity takes an in-depth look at the foundational Islamic belief - the Oneness of God. It examines the nature of faith and of the Divine Attributes - what is logically necessary, possible and absurd to attribute to Allah. It also explores the limitations of human understanding of the Divine and interpretation of texts regarding it. Prophecy focusses on belief in the Messengers and what is logically necessary, possible and impossible for the prophets. Eschatology will look at 'Aqida from a scriptural and rational perspective, as well as belief in Angels, the Sacred Scriptures, the Unseen Worlds, signs of the end of time and the Day of Judgement.
3. Money Matters
This course is intended to equip students with the knowledge of how and when financial dealings are legitimate and pleasing to Allah Most High. This unique course is based on both classical and contemporary texts. Students will acquaint themselves with the rules pertaining to Zakah, monetary sadaqa, Udhiyya [qurbani], and the various methods of monetary expiation in Islam. Furthermore, we will look at some of the basic principles of Islamic finance; several contemporary issues will also be covered, such as investing in financial securities and Shariah-compliant financing.
4. Sirah - Prophetic Biography
This module will explore the core events that took place during the life of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and some of the lessons to be learnt from those events. We will briefly study these events in a chronological order, first looking at the life of the Prophet ﷺ before prophecy, followed by the ‘Makkan period’, and finally the ‘Madina period’.
5. Family Life
Sayyidah ‘A’isha reported Allah’s Messenger ﷺ as saying: “The tie of kinship is suspended to the Throne and says: 'He who unites me, Allah would unite him. And he who severed me, Allah would sever him'” [Bukhari]. This module will acquaint students with the laws governing family life. This is a very important module especially for anyone presently married or looking to get married in the future because the module will cover topics like looking for a spouse, the marriage contract, maintenance, suckling, fostering, legal custody of children, separation, divorce and the importance of striving to maintain family ties.
6. Qur’an & Sunnah
This module looks at the miraculous nature of the Qur'an, how it descended upon the Holy Prophet ﷺ, its compilation and preservation to this day. The module sheds light upon what hadith is, its compilation, the different types of hadith and its importance in Islam. The module will also focus on the lives of some of the most important and instrumental Muslims from the early blessed generations of Islam, like the four rightly guided Caliphs, the Imams of the schools of fiqh, and the authors of six famous books of hadith.
7. Halal and Haraam
This is a very informative module because it covers a broad range of miscellaneous subjects to do with Halaal and Haraam. There over 70 legal issues discussed in this module, some of the topics discussed are 20 rakahs of Tarawih prayer, tattoos, loud dhikr, reciting Qur’an for the deceased, kissing thumbs during the Adhaan, the Shi’a sect and their beliefs, chewing tobacco, gold teeth and the sins of the heart.
8. Islamic Etiquettes
The Prophet ﷺ told us in a hadith related by Imam Ahmed in his Musnad, that: “I was only sent to perfect noble character.” This module is designed to be implemented, thus following the Qur’anic command given to the Holy prophet [sallahu ‘alyhi wasallam]: “Proclaim, O Mankind! If you love Allah, follow me-Allah will love you and forgive you your sins-and Allah is oft-Forgiving, most merciful." [3:31]
The word Adab is an Arabic word that means respect and politeness, it encompasses all the good things a Muslim must do. This module focuses on the etiquettes related to a wide range of matters from our religion, ranging from respecting the Holy Qur’an to eating, walking, guests and so forth.