AT-TAWHEED (THE CREED)
1. Course overview:
Tawheed is the foundation of the Islamic belief system, the rule, and criteria upon which all acts of worship are accepted or rejected, the set of principles that defines actions leading to the attainment of the Ridha or the wrath of the Creator. This course is designed to take the students through the importance of understanding the concept of Tawheed, types of Tawheed, things that nullify the Aqidah (creed) of a Muslim and the role of Tawheed in the daily routine of every Muslim.
2. Course objectives:
- Provide students with basic and adequate information about the Islamic creed.
- Provide students with guidelines on how and why the Manhaj (Al-Quran and Sunnah) of the prophet and the pious Salaf in Aqeedah is worth following,
- Inculcate the consciousness of living by the main purpose of life and creation in students.
3. Course outline:
|Introduction to Tawheed (Definitions and proofs)||Charms and omens||The covenants that God took on Mankind|
|The purpose of creation||Fortunetelling and sorcery||The Saved Sect|
|Types of Tawheed||Magic||The Six Pillars of Faith|
|The monotheism (Tawheed) of knowledge and evidence||Astrology||Tah’reef, Ta 'teel and Tamtheel|
|The monotheism (Tawheed) of intention and demand||Al-Wahyu (The Revelation)||Description of the Attributes of Allah|
|The Article of Faith (Conditions and Violations)||Seeing Almighty Allah||Affirmation and negation of Allah’s Attributes|
|As-Shirk (Definition, types and proofs)||Swearing by (something) other than Allah||Affirmation of Hearing, Seeing and Intention for Allah|
|The Fundamentals of Islam||Seeing the Prophet ( Physically and/or Spiritually)||The Attributes of Love and Justice|
|The Fundamentals of Iman||Al-wilayah (Saintship)||The Attributes of Mercy, Pleasure, Wrath, and Curse|
|Nullifiers of Religion||Saint worship||Affirmation of Face, Eyes and Hands for Allah|
|Al-Kufur (Definition and types)||Grave worship||Attributes of Allah regarding Grip, Planning (Makru’l-Lah) and Pardon|
|An-Nifaaq ( Definition and types)||Sources of Tawheed from the Sunni perspective||Attributes that Allah is exalted from|
|Al-walaa wal-baraaevidence||Affirmation of Transcendence and Istiwa’ for Allah|