Light of Knowledge 2020/2021
- Duration 2 Years
- Days Thursday & Friday
- Times 9:30am to 1pm
- Start Date September 2020
- Venue Online & On-site at Whitethread Institute 329-333 High Street (2nd floor) Stratford London E15 2TF
“During my search for increasing my understanding of my faith I have been fortunate enough to attend many courses. Each of those courses and places had a unique quality and atmosphere. However, with Light of Knowledge Course at Whitethread Institute the people I met on the course and the teachers were truly inspiring. One of the most beneficial aspects of the course was the way in which the teachers were always so passionate and approachable in terms of the questions and queries which I had. They were so generous with their time and they have left an impression on me which I will treasure for a very long time. The teaching was of such excellent quality that I would look forward to coming to class every week. I have no hesitation in recommending the Light of Knowledge Course with Whitethread Institute a hidden treasure which has been an immense blessing for me.”
Abida Naeem (student 2018-2019)
Are you eager to further your Islamic knowledge, but find it difficult to commit to a full-time Alimah program? If so, you should register for this new two year course offered to you by Whitethread Institute.
Successfully taught by experienced and qualified teachers, the classes are an ideal forum for women to gain knowledge and build on their iman and taqwa.
Topics of Study:
Tafsir – Students will work through selected surahs from the Qur’an in order to understand the meaning of the verses as well as the basis of revelation. Students will gain a familiarity with the blessed words of Allah Most High making them more meaningful in their daily lives.
Hadith – Students will delve into the study of hadith from the inspirational Provision for the Seekers hadith collection. The collection covers a wide-range of topics, including belief, jurisprudence, social matters, and spiritual issues, all of which pertain to our daily lives. There will also be an emphasis on the memorization of hadith for students.
Aqidah – Students will study the text of “Aqidah Tahawiyah,” by Imam Abu Ja’far Al-Tahawi, which has been used for centuries by Muslims throughout the world as a creedal text to understand Islamic beliefs. Students will obtain a principled understanding of what is meant by the oneness of Allah; what can and cannot be ascribed to Him or described of Him; an understanding of the absolute trustworthiness of His Messengers, as well as what constitutes a tenet of faith versus supplementary beliefs.
Seerah – Students will study the life of the Beloved Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace). The course will revolve on a critical reading and discussion of the well-known, “Muhammad” by Martin Lings or another biography. Students will also discuss various elements of the Prophet’s persona, such as his communication style, ethics, leadership, personality, etc.
Fiqh – Students will engage in the study of Islamic jurisprudence, covering the integrals of prayer, fasting, zakat and hajj. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the rulings associated with each topic and become more confident in their everyday worhship of Allah.
Purification of the Heart – Students will be introduced to the science of spirituality through the study of “The Path to Perfection” by Shaykh Masihullah Khan Sherwani. This text goes beyond simply diagnosing the spiritual ailments that afflict us; it puts forward the means of eradicating them, so that we as individuals, communities, and as an Ummah can reap the benefits of a spiritual way of life.
Arabic – Students will learn basic Arabic morphology and grammar. They will develop skills in reading, writing and speaking from a native Arab speaker.
Sisters Only Course managed by – Umm Huzayfah (wife of Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera)
Date & Time: Thursdays & Fridays, 9:30am – 1pm (starts Thursday 12th September)
Venue: Whitethread Institute, 329-333 High Street (2nd floor), Stratford, London E15 2TF
Online: Classes online will be live only (no recordings available)
Prices for onsite: £450 or £81.67 a month (Direct Debit over 6 months total to £490)
Prices for online: £499 or £90 a month (Direct Debit over 6 months total to £540)
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*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to on-going development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.