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SPRING QUARTER 2024 (April 20 - June 25, 2024)

Note: All classes are online only. All times are Pacific Time.

SATURDAYS

    Arabic 1C

    • This class is an introduction to Arabic grammar. It covers modern standard Arabic and classical Arabic but does not touch upon colloquial Arabic. The goal is mostly to eventually give the student the ability to read and understand directly the Quran, hadith and other important Islamic literature.
    • Prerequisite: Arabic 1A-1B or equivalent
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume I by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Saturdays 8:00-9:20 AM
    • Fee: $165
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    Forty Hadith of al-Nawawi (Short Course)

    • This quarter is a relatively quick coverage of a number of the hadith from the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi. This quarter will begin with a continued discussion of Hadith #19 in-shaa-Allaah.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Saturdays 9:30-10:30 AM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    Explaining Classic Texts: Ibn Taimiyyah’s al-Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah

    • This is a class covering one of the basic texts of our history: ibn Taimiyyah’s al-Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah, a primer on Islamic beliefs. The class will continuing from virtually the beginning of the Aqeedah. This quarter will cover, in-shaa-Allaah, some of the most important principles related to the methodology of Aqeedah, as ibn Taimiyyah spelled them out in his introductory discourse.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Texts to be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Saturdays 10:40-11:40 AM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    AMJA Declarations: Presentation and Discussion

    • AMJA is a fiqh organization that deals in commentary fiqh issues. After each yearly conference, the AMJA fiqh committee develops declarations or recommendations on the chosen topic for that year. This class will be a presentation and discussion of various declarations. This quarter will start with a discussion of contemporary technology and its impact on acts of worship.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Texts will be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Saturdays 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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SUNDAYS

    Concerning Women: “Oft-Misunderstood/Difficult” Verses of the Quran: Soorah al-Nisaa Verse 34

    • In this class we shall attempt to discover, in-shaa-Allaah, the proper interpretations of verses that are seemingly often misquoted, misunderstood, or difficult to determine their exact meaning. In this quarter, in-shaa-Allaah, the focus will continue to be on the different portions of soorah al-Nisaa verse 34, emphasizing this quarter on the concept of al-nushooz.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Texts may be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Sundays 7:30-8:30 AM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    Parenting: Choice of Schools

    • In-shaa-Allaah, this quarter will continue our discussion of the choice between Islamic school, Muslim school, public school, home school, overseas school, or traditional madrassah. The main focus this quarter will be on public schools, in-shaa-Allaah, with a discussion of what Muslim children encounter in public schools, starting this quarter with the question of sex education.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Texts may be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Sundays 8:40-9:50 AM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $150
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    Arabic 5C

    • This class is an introduction to Arabic grammar. It covers modern standard Arabic and classical Arabic but does not touch upon colloquial Arabic. The goal is mostly to eventually give the student the ability to read and understand directly the Quran, hadith and other important Islamic literature.
    • Prerequisite: Arabic 1A-5B or equivalent
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume II by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 10:00-11:20 AM
    • Fee: $160
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
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    Arabic Class: Grammatical Parsing of the 30th Juz of the Quran (Juz Amma)

    • This “Arabic Class” will simply concentrate on trying to understand the grammatical construct of Juz Amma.
    • Prerequisite: Fundamental Understanding of Arabic Grammatical Rules.
    • Time: Sundays 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    Acts of Worship of the Heart

    • This class deals specifically with the acts of worship of the heart, focusing this quarter on love for the sake of Allah. In particular, this quarter will start with the proper love for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Time: Sundays 1:00-2:00 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    Modern Islamic Political Thought

    • After surveying the history of Islamic governments, this quarter continue the discussion of Modern Islamic Political Thought or the impact of the abolition of the caliphate. This quarter, in-shaa-Allaah, will wrap up the discussion of Wael Hallaq’s The Impossible State before moving on to the movements created after the fall of the caliphate.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Texts may be provided by the instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Sundays 2:20-3:20 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    The Yaqeen Institute Papers

    • In this class we shall read, analyze, discuss, and critique various papers that are currently being published by Yaqeen Institute. This quarter, in-shaa-Allaah, will start with a discussion of Yaqeen’s papers regarding the preservation of the Quran, in particular, Yousef Wahb’s “Can the Quran be Recited in Different Ways? The Meaning and Wisdom of Qira’at.”
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Texts to be provided by the instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Sundays 3:30-4:30 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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MONDAYS

    Topics in Islamic Legal Theory

    • This quarter shall continue our discussion of the concepts of “maslahah,” starting with an analysis of Imam Malik’s treatment of this concept in-shaa-Allaah.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
    • Time: Mondays 6:15-7:15 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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TUESDAYS

    A Study of the Tafseer of Soorah al-Baqarah

    • This quarter will focus on the first set of verses of the soorah, in-shaa-Allaah, starting with, “and believe in what was revealed to you.”
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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    In-Depth Study of the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi

    • An in-depth commentary on some of the most comprehensive statements of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). This quarter shall continue the discussion of Hadith#24, “Allah said, ‘O My servants, I have forbidden wrongdoing for Myself and I have made it forbidden for you…,’” with an emphasis on the concept of justice from an Islamic perspective. This quarter will be a continuation of case studies of dhulm.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays 7:25-8:25 PM
    • Audio or Visual Recordings will be Provided for this Course
    • Fee: $140
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