Saturday 15 March 2014

16 Texts, 20 Classes, 35+ Cities, 100+ People - Have You Joined?

This is the first of its kind. It has never been done before and it is unlikely to be done again.**

Diploma in 'Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts'
A Historic 1-Year Intensive Diploma Programme

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

From April 2014 to March 2015

People have registered from over 35 cities all around the world, spanning from China to the USA. They include:

Birmingham, UK | Blackburn, UK | Boonton, New Jersey, USA | Cairo, Egypt | Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Cambridge, UK | Centre Moriches, New York, USA | Chittagong, Bangladesh | College Station ,Texas, USA | Derby, UK | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Gloucester, UK | High Wycombe, UK | Hong Kong, China | Hull, UK | Huntington Beach, California, USA | Karachi, Pakistan | Leeds, UK | Leicester, UK | London, UK | Luton, UK | Makkah, Saudi Arabia | Manchester, UK | New York City, USA | Queens, New York, USA | Nottingham, UK | Órgiva, Spain | Oxford, UK | Peterborough, UK | Piscataway, New Jersey, USA | Reading, UK | Singapore | South Bend, Indiana, USA | Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA | Vienna, Austria

** There will be no opportunity to repeat this as new programmes are continuously being scheduled.

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Haven't You Joined Yet?

If not, there are only 2 days left to gain the added benefit of a 50% DISCOUNT + INVALUABLE GIFT. Yes, you can get 30-day recorded access to any one of our past seminars that are available online absolutely free of charge.

These seminars include:
  • The Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi
  • Nukhbat Al-Fikar of Imam Ibn Hajar
  • Seminars from Juz 'Amma Series
  • A number of other seminars on various important topics
The full list of seminars available can be found at:

Please send an email to requesting access once you have enrolled and paid for the diploma. Those who have already enrolled and paid are also eligible for this offer. 

Please remember the deadline is midnight, Sunday 16th March 2014.

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Features of the 'Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts' Diploma Programme Include:
  • Taught in the English Language
  • Course Notes and Folder
  • References and Selected Lecture Transcripts
  • Live and Open Questions & Answers and Discussion with Shaykh Akram
  • Online Student Collaboration System for Discussion and Questions
  • Primary Location in London with Satellite Locations in Manchester, Cambridge and Birmingham
  • Online Live Access in all other cities
  • Repeat telecasts at different times within 24 hours to cater for different time zones at no extra cost
  • Option for 30-day recorded access for both onsite and online attendees with a discount
  • Option for payment in installments
  • Exam held at the end of the course
  • Diploma granted on successful completion by the Cambridge Islamic College

Texts Covered & The Dates

1. Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī [2 Classes - Weekend 12-13 April 2014]
The Abridged Collection of Authentic Hadith with Connected Chains
Muhammad ibn Ismā‘īl al-Bukhārī (195-256 AH)

2. Muwaṭṭa [1 Class - Saturday 10 May 2014]
First Major Collection of Hadith
Mālik ibn Anas (93-179 AH)

3. Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim [1 Class - Saturday 14 June 2014]
Hadith Collection with Authentic Chains
Muslim ibn al-Hajjāj an-Naysābūrī (204-261 AH)

4. Niẓām al-Qur'ān [1 Class - Sunday 3 August 2014]
Coherence in the Qur'an
Ḥamīduddīn Farāhī (1279-1348 AH)

5. al-Muqaddimah [1 Class - Sunday 7 September 2014]
An Introduction to History
Ibn Khaldūn Al-Ḥaḍrami (732-808 AH)

6. Kitab al-Risāla fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh [2 Classes - Weekend 13-14 September 2014]
Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence
Muhammad ibn Idrīs al-Shāfi‘ī (150-204 AH)

7. Sunan Abī Dāwūd [1 Class - Sunday 5 October 2014]
One of The Six Canonical Hadith Collections
Abū Dāwūd Al-Sijistani (202-275 AH)

8. Sunan at-Tirmidhī [1 Class - Saturday 11 October 2014]
One of The Six Canonical Hadith Collections
Muḥammad Ibn ‘Īsá At-Tirmidhī (209-279 AH) 

9. al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharī’a [1 Class - Saturday 8 November 2014]
The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law
Abu Isḥāq al-Shāțibī (d. 790 AH) 

10. Kitab al-Muhallā bi'l Athār [1 Class - Sunday 7 December 2014]
The Adorned Treatise
Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Ḥazm al-Andalusi (384-456 AH)

11. Sunan an-Nasā'ī [1 Class - Sunday 28 December 2014]
One of The Six Canonical Hadith Collections
Aḥmad Ibn Shu'ayb al-Nasā'ī (214-303 AH) 

12. Hujjatullahi al-Baligha [2 Classes - Weekend 10-11 January 2015]
The Profound Evidence of Allah
Shāh Walīullāh Dehlavī (1114-1176 AH) 

13. Tahāfut al-Falāsifa [1 Class - Saturday 31 January 2015]
The Incoherence of the Philosophers
Muḥammad al-Ghazālī (450-505 AH) 

14. ar-Radd 'ala al-Mantiqiyyin [1 Class - Saturday 14 February 2015]
Refutation of the Greek Logicians
Taqī ad-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Taymiyyah (661-728 AH) 

15. al-Muqaddimah fī Uṣūl al-Tafsīr [2 Classes - Weekend 14-15 March 2015]
Introduction to the Principles of Exegesis
Taqī ad-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Taymiyyah (661-728 AH) 

16. Sunan Ibn Mājah [1 Class - Sunday 22 March 2015]
One of The Six Canonical Hadith Collections
Muḥammad Ibn Yazīd Ibn Mājah (209-273 AH)

Please have a look at Shaykh Akram's introduction to the programme:

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How will The Diploma in 'Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts' Help?

The knowledge and insights you will gain from this programme on its own are simply priceless. It is a unique programme that has never been done before in known history! In addition, this programme is a stepping stone for higher learning and it will be a foundation/requirement for more advanced and specialised programmes to be conducted by Cambridge Islamic Sciences Worldwide. These include:
  • Diploma in Classical Arabic Language (Starting September 2014 - Weekly)
    This will consist of weekly Friday evening classes beginning from the basics and progressing on to specialised texts in grammar and morphology. This programme will be offered online, with recordings available for one week after each class. 
  • Diploma in Introduction to Classical Spirituality Texts (Starting March 2015 - 6 Classes)
    This will cover History of Sufism, Al-Risāla al-Qushayriyya, Ihya Ulumuddin, Masnavi al-Ma'navi, Al-Ḥikam and Talbis Iblīs
  • Diploma in Introduction to Classical Qur'anic Tafsir Texts (Starting April 2015 - 8 Classes)
    This will cover Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī, Tafsīr al-Kabir (Razi), Al-Kashshaaf (Zamakshari), Tafsīr al-Qurtubi, Tafsīr ibn Kathir, Tafsīr al-Jalālayn and Ruh al-Ma'ani (Alusi) and a modern Tafsīr (Fi Zilal al-Qur'an) for comparison purposes. 
  • Diploma in Introduction to Classical Islamic History (Starting June 2015 - 6 Classes)
    This will cover the different stages and periods of Islamic/Muslim history - the Prophetic Period, the period of Khulafa Al-Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Post Abbasid Periods.
  • Diploma in Introduction to Classical Islamic Jurisprudence Texts (Starting July 2015 - 4 Classes)
    This will cover the introduction to the foundational texts in the popular four schools of thought.
  • Diploma in Introduction to Classical Islamic Thought & Philosophy (Starting August 2015 - 4 Classes)
All these Diploma programmes will be taught by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi himself. Diplomas are granted by the Cambridge Islamic College. These programmes will be helpful in gaining entry for higher level studies at the College. 

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