Friday, 10 December 2010

The Most Spiritually Uplifting & Intellectually Liberating Aqeedah Course

Introduction to 'Aqeedah Tahawiyyah

By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi (Oxford University)

Date: Saturday 29th January 2011      Time: 10AM - 6PM

Free Parking and On-Site Crèche/Childcare (at cost). Course Notes will be provided.

Al-Aqeeda of Imam al-Tahawi is a simple yet profound expression of the essential points of Muslim belief. In this course Shaykh Akram explains these points in an intellectually liberating and spiritually uplifting way showing, how they can be the basis for unifying divergent theological positions in this day and age. Undoubtedly this will be one of the best 'Aqeedah courses you would have ever attended InshaAllah.

The questions discussed in the text include:
  • The nature of Allah - The Most High, His Qualities and His Attributes
  • The nature of Iman (belief), Kufr (disbelief) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)
  • The nature of Divine Decree and the Will of Allah
  • The nature of Prophethood and the Word of Allah (Qur'an)
  • Discussion on Seeing Allah on the Day of Judgement
  • Discussion of heavenly phenomena such as Al-Mi'raj (Heavenly Ascension), Al-Hawd (The Pool), Al-Shafa'a (The Intercession), Al-Lawh (The Tablet), Al-Qalam (The Pen), Al-'Arsh (The Throne) and al-Kursi (The Chair)
  • Nature of Life in Grave and the Hereafter
  • Nature of Al-Sirat (The Bridge) and Al-Mizan (The Balance), Al-Jannah (The Garden) and Al-Naar (The Fire)
  • Nature of Good and Evil in people
  • Discussion of the preferred stance towards the Companions and the Family of the Prophet
  • Discussion of the Caliphate after the death of the Prophet
In addition to the text of the 'Aqeedah Tahawiyyah other issues discussed during the seminar include:
  • Definition of ‘Aqeedah and issues relating to it
  • Nature of discussion of 'Aqeedah at the time of Prophet and his Companions
  • The development of the science of ‘Aqeeda
  • Sources of knowledge of 'Aqeedah
  • The role of human language and reason in the formulation of 'Aqeedah
  • The reasons for the appearance of different sects with opposing ‘Aqeedah
  • Discussion of these sects highlighting their differences
  • The reason why Imam al-Tahawi wrote the book
  • Definition of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jam’ah and their approach to ‘Aqeedah
  • The reasons for differences within the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah
  • The different schools of 'Aqeedah and their propositions
  • The questions of ‘Aqeedah that trouble people today
  • The advice for the people in approaching the issues of ‘Aqeedah
  • The way to avoid divisions and sects

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