'Alimiyyah Course Overview:

The flagship program of Sirat Seminary. The program has been meticulously constructed to provide students- upon completion, with a critical understanding of the religion, through the pathway of traditional study and modern technology. Students begin by essential foundation building or ta’sil in the most important ‘ulum al-was’il or supplementary sciences, as well as grounding in the ‘ulum al-maqasid or main sciences, through beginner primers or texts and all the way through more advanced texts. Prospective students can enter into this level directly, provided an acceptable competence in the Arabic language is present.

Tazkiyah, Tarbiyah & Character Development:

– The Key to the Saintly Path (Miftah tariq al-Awliya)– Ibn Shaykh al-Hizamiyyin (d. 711 H)

– Venerating Knowledge (Ta’thim al-‘Ilm– Sh Dr Salih al-‘Usaymi

‘Aqeedah/ Theology:

– Foundations of the Sunnah (Usul al-Sunnah)- Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal (d. 241 H)

– Al-Haa’iyyah- Ibn Abi Dawud al-Sijistani (d. 316 H)

Radiance of Faith (Lum’at al-I’tiqad)– Ibn Qudamah

Heresiology/ Study of Sects:

A Summary of Sects and Religions (Al-Mukhtasar fi’l Firaq wa’l Adyan)Dr ‘Isa al-Sa’di

Tafsir/ Exegesis:

Tafsir Surah al-Fatihah

This foray into exegetical Quranic studies will begin with a study of the meanings of Surah al-Fatiha. A number of essential exegetical sources will be relied on ranging from the  Tafsir of al-Tabari, Ibn Juzayy, Adwa al-Bayan, al-Tahrir wa’l Tanwir  and others, with emphasis made on the tafsir of Imam Ibn Juzayy al-Ghirnati (RH).

• Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an-  Ibn Juzayy

The introduction to the important exegete masterpiece of Imam Ibn Juzayy entitled: al-Tashil li ‘Ulum al-Tanzil,  serves as a summary and primer into the Sciences of the Qur’an.

 Tajweed:
• The Childrens’ Gift (Tuhfah al-Atfal)Sulayman al-Jamzuri

Qira’at:
The Quranic Modes of Recitation (Al-Qira’at al-Qur’aniyyah)‘Abdul Halim Qabah

Sciences of Hadith:

  • Mutun (texts) of the Sunnah
    The 40 Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi (Al-Arba’un al-Nawawiyyah)Imam al-Nawawi, including the addition of Ibn Rajab (rh)
  • Mustalah
    Chosen Thoughts in Hadith Nomenclature  (Nukhbah al-Fikr)Ibn Hajar (rh)

Usul al-Fiqh (with focus on the Hanbali Mathhab):
Al-Waraqat w/ Hashiyah Hanbaliyyah- Sh Dr Mutliq al-Jasir

History of Fiqh:
History of the Compilation of Fiqh
• Introduction to Fiqh & the Maththahib- Dr. ‘Amir Bahjat

Hanbali Mathhab:
An Epitome on Hanbali Substantive Law (Furu3 al-Fiqh)Ibn al-Mibrad

Maqasid al-Shari’ah:
A Summarised Introduction to the Science of Maqasid (Al-Mukhtasar al-Wajiz fi Maqasid al-Tashri’)‘Awad al-Qarni

Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah:
A Poem on the Legal Maxims of the Shari’ah (Manthumah al-Qawa’id al-Fiqhiyyah)- Sh Abdurrahman al-Sa’di

Islamic History:
100 Verses of Poem Regarding the Life of the Most Noble of Mankind (Al-Urjuzah al-Mi’iyyah)Ibn Abil’Izz al-Hanafi

Tazkiyah, Tarbiyah & Character Development:
• Fusul fi’l Adab- Ibn ‘Aqeel
• Ibn Taymiyyah & His Opposition- Sulayman al-Majid

‘Aqeedah/ Theology:
• Kitab al-Tawhid- Abu’l Faraj Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
The Creed of Wasit (Al-Aqidah al-Wasitiyyah) – Ibn Taymiyyah

Tafsir
• Tafsir Ibn Juzayy- Selected Suwar/ Ajza’
• Sciences of the Qur’an/ Usul al-Tafsir
• Al-Tahrir fi Usul al-Tafsir- Sh Dr Musa’id al-Tayyar
• Muqaddimah fi Usul al-Tafsir- Ibn Taymiyah

Tajweed
• Al-Jazariyyah – Ibn al-Jazariyy

Sciences of Hadith:
• Mustalah
• Al-Muqithah- al-Thahabi

Usul al-Fiqh
• Usul al-Fiqh acc. to the Jumhur, with focus on the Hanbali Mathhab:
• Al-Mukhtasar fi Usul al-Fiqh – Ibn al-Lahham

Fiqh:
• Hanbali Mathhab
• Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat-Ibn Balban
• Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah
• Al-Wajiz- Dr Muhammad Sidqi al-Burnu (Part 1 of 3)

Islamic History
• Al-‘Awasim min al-Qawasim- Ibn al-‘Arabiyy al- Maliki (Part 1 of 2)

Tazkiyah, Tarbiyah & Character Development:
• Al-Tuhfah al-‘Iraqiyyah- Ibn Taymiyyah

‘Aqeedah/ Theology:
• al-Tadmuriyyah- Ibn Taymiyyah

Tafsir:
• Tafsir Ibn Juzayy- Selected Suwar/ Ajza’
• Sciences of the Qur’an/ Usul al-Tafsir:
• Al-Muharrar fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an- Sh Dr Musa’id al-Tayyar

Sciences of Hadith:
• Mutun (texts) of the Sunnah
• Bulugh al-maram- Ibn Hajar (Part 1 of 2)
• Tadwin al-Sunnah- Dr Muhammad Matar al-Zahrani
• Al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil
• Dhawabit al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil- Dr ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ‘Abdullatif

Usul al-Fiqh:
• Hanbali Mathhab:
• Mukhtasar al-Rawdah- al-Tufi (Part 1 of 2)

Fiqh (Hanbali)
• Zad al-Mustaqni’- al-Hajjawi (Part 1 of 2)

Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah
• Al-Wajiz- Dr Muhammad Sidqi al-Burnu (Part 2 of 3)

Islamic History
• Al-‘Awasim min al-Qawasim- Ibn al-‘Arabiyy al- Maliki (Part 2 of 2)

‘Aqeedah/ Theology:
• al-‘Aqeedah al-Tahhawiyyah- Abu Ja’far al-Tahawiyy

Tafsir:
• Tafsir Ibn Juzayy- Selected Suwar/ Ajza’

Sciences of Hadith:
• Mutun (texts) of the Sunnah
• Bulugh al-maram- Ibn Hajar (Part 2 of 2)
• Usul al-Takhrij- Dr ‘AbdusSamad al’Abid

Usul al-Fiqh:
• Hanbali Mathhab:
• Mukhtasar al-Rawdah- al-Tufi (Part 2 of 2)

Fiqh (Hanbali):
• Zad al-Mustaqni’- al-Hajjawi (Part 2 of 2)

Qawa’id Fiqhiyyah
• Al-Wajiz- Dr Muhammad Sidqi al-Burnu (Part 3 of 3)

‘Alimiyyah- Level 1- Term 1 Thursdays 7pm to 9:30 pm.

  1. Registration will occur for the 4 terms (2020):
    1. Term 1: Concluded- available as an On-Demand Course
    2. Term 2: Until July 8th 2020
    3. Term 3: TBC
    4. Term 4: TBC
  2. 1 Term for Year 2021: TBC