One Year Introduction to the Islamic Sciences Program

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The “One Year Program” in the Islamic sciences is an introductory program that covers one basic classical text in the main Islamic sciences. This program is based upon the traditional methodology of study used in the Islamic world for centuries, which is to study a basic, abridged text in every science before moving on to the second level texts in each science and so on until once has achieved mastery of the science. The texts taught in this program have been taught all over the Islamic world for centuries and continue to be taught today. Exceptional students will receive ijāzah to narrate the text with a connected chain back to the author upon successful completion of an examination. This program is suitable for those who wish to continue their studies in the more advanced programs, as well as for those who only desire the basics of the most important sciences of Islam.

Texts:

  1. Fiqh (Jurisprudence): “Bidāyat al-ʿĀbid” or Equivalent in Other Schools
  2. Muṣṭalaḥ al-Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition Nomenclature): “al-Bayqūniyyah”
  3. Tawḥīd (Monotheism): “al-ʾUṣūl al-Thalāthah”
  4. al-Farāʾiḍ (Inheritance Laws): “al-Raḥabiyyah”
  5. ʾUṣūl al-Fiqh (Legal Theory): “al-Waraqāt”
  6. al-Naḥw (Grammar): “al-ʾAjrūmiyyah”
  7. ʾUṣūl al-Tafsīr (Principles of Exegesis): “Muqaddimah Fī ʾUṣūl al-Tafsīr”
  8. Balāghah (Rhetoric): “Miʾat al-Maʿānī Wa al-Bayān”
  9. Ṣarf (Morphology): “Matn al-Bināʾ”
  10. Tajwīd (Qur’anic Recitation): “Tuḥfat al-ʾAṭfāl”
  11. Sīrah (Prophetic Biography): “al-Mīʾiyyah”
  12. ʿAqīdah (Creed): “Lumʿat al-ʾIʿtiqād”
  13. Manṭiq (Logic): ““al-Sullam al-Munawraq”
  14. Ḥadīth (Prophetic Tradition)- “al-ʾArbaʿīn al-Nawawiyyah”
  15. Qawāʿid Fiqhiyyah (Legal Maxims)- “Manẓūmat al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah”
  16. Tafsīr (Exegesis) -Juzʾ ʿAmma from “Tafsīr al-Jalalayn”