The religion of Islam is fundamentally based upon two prime sources: The Quran and Prophetic Tradition. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is seen as the ideal role model to emulate within the Muslim faith, it is therefore, incumbent upon every Muslim that they learn about this ideal role model, his traditions and apply his practices and values.
In this class, the famous commentary on the 40 Hadith collections titled: “Al Ar’baeen an-Nawawiya” is taught. The great Hadith scholar, Imam Nawawi has collected 40 Hadith (Prophetic Traditions) on all the important aspects of Islam. He mentions that he has only included authentic narrations in his work along with explanations to the difficult words and concepts in the traditions. Students will have an opportunity to go through the classical Arabic text of the classical book and then receive an in depth commentary of each tradition.
Aim of this book:
To familiarise students with the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as they journey through the book. Practices and advice on compassion, kindness, mercy and forgiveness will all be explored. Students will therefore have sound knowledge about each tradition and a wealth of morals and values that they can adopt in their lives and become exemplary members of society. They will also have opportunities to critically evaluate certain traditions of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and question why and how events unfolded throughout the Prophet’s life.
Class instructor: Imam Mohammed Hammad
Time & Day: Tuesday after Maghrib prayer
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“ If you do not know, ask people who know the scripture.” [Quran, 21:7]
Fiqh (Islamic Law)
Fiqh (Islamic Law) is the study of rules and regulations for worship. It is the most important subject to study because it enables a person to worship Allah (Most High) in the correct manner according to how the Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us.
At the Kirkcaldy Central Mosque, we teach a popular text titled: Islamic Way Of Worship by the erudite scholar Shaykh Imdad Hussain Pirzada. The book is compiled in an easy and accessible manner covering the 5 pillars of Islam, with all the rules and regulations to carry them out correctly.
The following topics are covered:
1. Taharah (cleanliness)
This includes rules pertaining to Wudhu (ablution), Ghusl (Bathing) and Tayammum (Dry Ablution).
2. Salah (Prayer)
This includes the study of the Adhaan (call to prayer), the Fard (obligatory prayer), the traveller’s prayer, Janazah (Funeral) prayer and other important prayers.
3. Sawm (Fasting)
This includes all the rules relating to a fasting person and its importance. The rules for I’tikaaf, (Ramadhan spiritual retreat for 10 days) is also studied.
4. Zakaah (Obligatory Charity)
This includes all the rules pertaining to the obligatory charity one must donate towards those who are poor, and those who are entitled to it.
5. Hajj (Pilgrimage)
The method performing the minor pilgrimage (Umrah) and Hajj (greater pilgrimage) are covered in detail along with their virtues and importance.
The class is conducted in an open and relaxed manner enabling students to ask questions openly and commence discussions. Practical exercises are also demonstrated alongside the theory information for maximum learning.
Class instructor: Imam Mansoor
Time: Immediately after Maghrib prayer
Aqeeda is an area of Islamic scholarship which covers the fundamental beliefs a Muslim must have. It is extremely important that a Muslim knows his / her beliefs because many of them are conditions for being Muslim. In this class, core beliefs are explained along with references from authentic sources such as the Quran and Prophet Traditions.
The core beliefs covered are of the following:
– Belief in Allah
– Heavenly scriptures
– Day of Judgement
Aim of the book
Students will be prepared to know the above beliefs in Islam. These beliefs are vital for their religion to stay intact. Students will be taught these beliefs along with their authenticated evidences and reasons to why they must acknowledge them.
Each section is carefully explained in a comprehensive manner by conveying the mainstream view of Islamic Theology. This ultimately will provide students to become well-grounded in their fundamental core beliefs.
Class instructor: Imam Mohammed Hammad
Day / Time: Tuesday after Maghrib prayers