Classical Islamic Texts Diploma

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

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

From April 2014 to March 2015 | 16 Classical Texts covered in 20 Classes

Classes for the Diploma programme will be held in London, with satellite locations in Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham and Dallas (Texas, USA), as well as Online Worldwide.

Special 50% Discount for Full Diploma Programme for:
  • Students of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi
  • Imams and Teachers
  • Madrassa & Darul Uloom Students
  • Islamic Institute, College or University Students
  • Dawah/Education Organisation Members
  • University & College Students
  • Married Couples & Family Members Booking Together
  • Group Registrations of 4 or More 

If you do not qualify for any of the above categories. Please email diploma@meoc.org.uk for further information on how to qualify.

24 Page Colour Brochure: 
http://bit.ly/ClassicalIslamicTextsBrochure

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
  • Limited provision of recordings for missed classes
  • 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

Special Prices (per Person)
  • Standard Onsite or Online Attendance Price: £50 per Class
  • Discounted Onsite or Online Attendance Price: £25 per Class (Save £25 per Class)
  • Standard 30-Day Online Recorded Access Only Price £50 per Class 
  • Standard Onsite/Online Attendance PLUS 30-Day Online Recorded Access Price: £100 per Class
  • Discounted Onsite/Online Attendance PLUS 30-Day Online Recorded Access Price: £50 per Class (Save £50 per Class)

If you are from and a resident of South Asia (Bnagladesh, India, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka) you may be eligible for a for special price. Please email diploma@meoc.org.uk

Please note that the above prices are for the full diploma programme only. Individual classes cannot be booked at the moment. Enrolment is only confirmed when payment is made. The full diploma price is Price per Class x 20 Classes. Payment can be made in full or in up to 5 monthly instalments starting at enrolment.

Dates, Enrolment Form, Payment Details and a Frequently Asked Question section can be found below.

Questions about The Diploma: diploma@meoc.org.uk

Class Timing: 9:30AM - 6:30PM

Venues:
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • University of Cambridge
  • Salford University Manchester
  • Birmingham University
  • Doha Mosque, Bradford
  • Bayyinah Campus, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Online Worldwide
All 20 classes will be at all the venues at the same time. So you will only have to attend one of the venues for all 20 classes. [See FAQ 1-3 below]

Introduction to The Diploma Programme: 
https://vimeo.com/87968153 or http://youtu.be/SIk1C72KrwA



Individual Course Introductions: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShaykhAkramNadwi


Book your place now for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Diploma is granted by the Cambridge Islamic College and it will be helpful to gain entry for higher level studies at the College. Exams are held at the end of the course. Please read the FAQ section below for queries about the programme.

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 Quran
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 25 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 14 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 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)



Payment Information

Total Payment: Price per Class x 20 Classes

Onsite/Online Attendance Full Price: £1000.00 (£50 per Class)
Onsite/Online Attendance Discounted Price: £500.00 (£25 per Class)

Onsite/Online Attendance + 30 Day Recorded Full Price: £2000.00 (£100 per Class)
Onsite/Online Attendance + 30 Day Recorded Discounted Price: £1000.00 (£50 per Class)

Installment Plan (5 monthly installments)

Standard Ticket - 1st Installment - £200
Discounted Ticket 1st Installment - £100 

You can book via Eventbrite (3.5% PayPal and Eventbrite charges apply) or make payment directly to the bank account (without any charges) or pay directly via PayPal (only PayPal charges apply). Bank and PayPal details are below the Eventbrite form.



If you are paying via bank or PayPal directly please make the payment and fill out the short form below. 

Enrolment Completion Form

Bank Payments:

Bank Account Details
Account Name: MEOC Seminars
Sort Code: 401608 Account No: 94113012 
Bank: HSBC Cambridge City Branch
Reference: Classical Text Diploma

For International Payments:
BIC or SWIFT Code: MIDLGB2103J
International Bank Account No (IBAN): GB37MIDL40160894113012

Please send payment confirmation to diploma@meoc.org.uk

Paypal Payments (includes charges):

Email: paypal@meoc.org.uk

Price: Diploma Fees + 3.5% Paypal Charge

Select Applicable Price

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I have to travel to different cities to follow the classes physically?

No you only need to attend one of the locations for all of the 20 classes.

2. How is Shaykh Akram Nadwi going to teach in more than one location at the same time?

This is a well kept secret that will only be revealed on the first day of the class! But here is a hint - "technology". If you have a choice between different locations please choose London. [Secret: Shaykh Akram will be teaching from London and other locations are linked up via satellite. Students can also also follow live from anywhere in the world via Internet.]

3. Will the experience be the same in all locations?

Yes you will have a similar level of experience at all locations and you will be interacting with the Shaykh. You will see, hear and feel the teacher!

4. Is the Online option live or recorded? How do you cater for different time zones?

The Online option is live and you can ask questions live. However to cater for different time zones we will also be telecasting the recordings at different time intervals (within a 48 hour period).

5. How can I obtain recordings?

Students are eligible for 30-day unlimited access to high quality video recordings at an additional £25 per class. This is a 50% reduced price from the standard 30-day recorded access price of £50 per class.

6. How can I catch up if I miss a class for an unavoidable reason?

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure attendance. Cambridge Islamic Sciences Worldwide has no obligation for anyone if they miss classes. However as a courtesy we may provide free one-off access for up to 2 missed classes (10% of classes) if an application is made giving reasons. Beyond that students will have to purchase the standard 30-day recordings for catching up any missed classes. This applies for both onsite and online attendance.

7. How can I make payment?

You can either make payment via bank transfer or Paypal. Please note that Paypal will incur additional 3.5% charges. Please note that payment made is not refundable.

8. Can I make payment in instalments? 

We prefer full payment before the enrolment deadline as this will help us manage our finances better. However as a courtesy we can allow for payment in up to 5 monthly instalments starting from before the enrolment deadline. Please note when you enrol for the diploma you are liable for the full diploma fee. Instalment payments are only to ease the financial burden for those who require it. Instalment do not cover payments for individual or groups of classes. Therefore you will have a liability or a debt to Cambridge Islamic Sciences Worldwide until full payment is made regardless of your attendance.

Instalment payment can be arranged either via monthly standing order for bank payments or Paypal subscription. Please email diploma@meoc.org.uk if you wish to arrange instalment payments.

9. Can I share the online access with others?

No the online access is for the registered student only. It would be a violation of the condition of enrolment and a violation of trust to share the access with anyone else in any form including watching together as a group or family. Anyone who wishes to follow the diploma programme needs to enrol. There are discounts for family and groups.

10. How are the students assessed?

Students are assessed through exams. The exams are held online via our learning management system. Students are allowed up to 30 days after the last class to complete the exams. There will be two 2-3 hour exams. They are open books exams testing the general understanding of the material taught. Diplomas are awarded to those who successfully complete the exams. Exams can be taken from anywhere in the world.

Optionally, the student are also encouraged to write an essay of minimum 2000 words on any two selected texts comparing the purpose, history, methodology and the effect. The best three essays as judged by a committee comprising of Shaykh Akram will be awarded prizes and may be published.

11. What is the medium of instruction? Does one need to know Arabic?

The medium of instruction is English. The knowledge of Arabic language is NOT essential for this programme.

12. How will this diploma programme help me?

The knowledge and the insights you will gain from this programme is simply priceless. Also it is a unique programme that have never been done before in the known history! This programme is also a stepping stone for higher learning. This will be a pre-requisite for advanced programmes that are planned by the Cambridge Islamic College.

13. Where can I find more information about the programme?

Please watch the following video by Shaykh Akram Nadwi:
https://vimeo.com/87968153

14. Will this diploma programme be repeated?

No we do not have the privilege of repeating any of the programmes as newer programmes are being continuously scheduled. Therefore this is the only opportunity to learn this from Shaykh Akram Nadwi.

15. Are there any pre-requisites for enrolling for this programme?

The only pre-requisite is that you have the desire and the motivation to learn, think and understand.

16. Is this Diploma accredited?

Yes it is awarded by the Cambridge Islamic College which is launching in Cambridge soon for advanced Islamic Studies. Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is the Dean and the Academic Director of the College.

17. Can I enrol for individual classes?

No the enrolment is for the full diploma programme only. The diploma is very popular and we expect the places to be filled soon. There will be no places for individual classes.

18. What are the timings for the classes?

The classes are held from 9:30AM to 6:30PM (UK time) with a 1-hour lunch break from 1:00PM - 2:00PM. There will also be shorter breaks (10-15 minutes) for prayers and refreshments at regular intervals.

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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