FAQsPlease note, this course will now start on Sunday, 17th February 2013.
Please read ALL the questions and answers below before completing the CIL application form.
What is the Certificate in Islamic Literacy and Who is the CIL for?
The Certificate in Islamic Literacy (CIL) is an exciting new initiative by The Karima Foundation and Wycombe Mosque to be launched in February 2013. The aim of the Certificate is to cover the essentials of Islam that all adults need to function in the real world.
What is the duration of the CIL?
The duration of the CIL will be 40 weeks divided over four terms. Students will attend lessons for two hours each week.
When will the CIL start?
The CIL will start, inshaAllah, on Sunday 17th February for those opting for the Sunday session and Wednesday 20th February for those opting for the Wednesday session.
How will two subjects be taught each term?
CIL sessions will take place once a week for 2 hours. The first hour will be dedicated to one subject with the second hour dedicated to the second.
How much will it cost?
The fees of the CIL are £200 (non refundable). If more than one member of the same household* or a full time student is applying, the following fee structure will apply:
- £200 for first person.
- £150 for second person (spouse/same household*).
- £100 thereafter (for additional members of the same household).
- £180 for students in full time education.
Why do I have to pay for the CIL. Shouldn't basic Islamic knowledge be free?
The CIL has taken months to put together and organise. Many people have contributed, mostly on a voluntary basis. However, there are many costs involved in terms of resources etc. In addition, students show more seriousness when paying for something.
Can I pay in instalments and are discounts available?
Payment for course fees will need to be paid in FULL at registration. We cannot offer the 'pay in instalments' option for various reasons. For those with extenuating circumstances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on discounts, please see above. For financial assistance please contact email@example.com
When will teaching take place?
Students will have two options:
1-Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
2-Sunday mornings 10am-12pm
Both sessions will cover exactly the same content but are being offered so we can cater for as many students as possible. Students will be required to chose one of the above.
Where will sessions take place?
Wednesday's sessions will take place at Cressex School and Sunday's session at The Light House. Once you register, full address and details will be sent to you.
Will CIL students be provided with handouts or a course pack?
Students will be given handouts and a CIL folder at their first lesson.
Will I get an award/certificate at the end of the 40 weeks? Will there be an exam?
There will be optional exams at the end of each term. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the whole course.
Can I attend part of the CIL?
No. Students will be required to take all modules in the CIL and not pick and chose.
What if I register for the course and mid way through the term want to ‘drop out’.
If you drop out mid way through the course you will not be refunded your fees.
I am interested, how do I sign up?
Signing up for the CIL is simple and straightforward.
Complete the CIL Application form below. This is an online form and you will be required to make the full payment of fees. Once you are registered, you will be sent an email with details of the first term.
Those requesting financial assistance will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and each case will be reviewed and registration advice given.
Is there a deadline for registration of the CIL?
I didn't attend the Makkan Openings Course. Will this be an issue?
No. When the CIL was scheduled to commence in January the Makkan Openings was a prerequisite. However, since much time has passed since then, this is no longer the case (although it will be useful for us to know how many students registering did attend the weekend course, hence the question on the registration form).
I am a full time student/have a busy life. What will the workload be like?
If classes are attended regularly and understood, inshaAllah the workload will be manageable. It will be essential to review material each week but this should only take 30 minutes-1 hour a week. The course is not designed to be heavy.
Will there be a creche facility?
No. We are unable to offer this service.
What else can I expect?
We hope to offer additional optional courses each term-open to the wider community-to which CIL students will be entitled to a discount. Courses to look forward to will include Islamic Calligraphy and Rules of Qur'anic Recitation.
Registration FormRegistration is now closed. Please contact us for enquiries.
This course is a unique opportunity to study the basic rules of purification and prayer (which are essential for every Muslim to know) over a 2 day period. In addition there will be lessons covering the Qasida Muhammadiyyah of Imam al-Busiri and classes for advanced students who have competency in Arabic. Shaykh Tariq will be planning to teach students outside of this course both in High Wycombe and elsewhere.
Shaykh Tariq Sardar al-Makki (Makka, Saudi Arabia)
Sh Tanveer Hussain (Wycombe Mosque's resident English speaking scholar)
- 'The Beginner's Gift' (Fiqh of Purification and Prayer) by Imam Ibrahim al-Mulla al-Ahsai
- Explanation of 'Qasida Muhammadiyya' by Imam al-Busiri
- 'Bulgha al-Arib' of Imam Murtada al-Zabidi
Saturday Dec 22nd - Sunday Dec 23rd 2012
Course Fee: £20
Venue: Cressex School/The Light House, High Wycombe
A Unique Opportunity to Study a Beginners Text in Hanafi Fiqh from Saudi Arabia along with lessons with a Makkan Scholar.
Shaykh Tariq Sardar al-Makki: Shaykh Tariq is a respected Hanafi scholar from Makka who previously taught various Islamic sciences at the historic Madrassah al-Sawlatiyyah for ten years. He completed the study of various texts with the senior scholars of the Hijaz such as Shaykh Ahmad Jabir Jibran, Shaykh Ahmad al-Ruqaymi, Shaykh Hamid al-Kaf, Shaykh Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki, Shaykh Ismail al-Zayn and Shaykh Sibghatullah Ghulam Nabi amongst others.
Shaykh Tanveer Hussain: Shaykh Tanveer is a talented young scholar who was born and raised in the UK. After preliminary studies in the UK he travelled to Damascus (Syria) to deepen his knowledge. After years of study he graduated from the reknowned Mahad al-Fath al-Islami in Damascus. He has been actively involved in Islamic education in the UK since his return and regularly organises specialised courses for imparting knowledge. He is currently employed as Wycombe Mosque's resident English-speaking scholar.
Students Applying from Outside of High Wycombe
Students from outside Wycombe are welcome to apply. Accomodation is available at a couple of large hotels situated in the town centre, which also has a range of Halal resteraunts. Your accomodation and food will be your own responsibility to arrange, however we are more than happy to answer any queries you have regarding this. In addition, High Wycombe is connected to London and the Midlands via Chiltern Railways but please check train times for the Christmas period.
|Cressex School||9 am||
|15 min break|
| End of Morning Session
|Jubilee Rd Mosque||6.00-7.00 pm||Commentary Qasida Muhammadiyyah|
|Break for Isha Prayer|
|7.30-8.45 pm||Commentary Qasida Muhammadiyyah|
|8.45-9.15 pm||Qasaid/Musalsal Hadith|
Wycombe Mosque in partnership with the Karima al-Marwaziyya Foundation are launching a one year 'Certificate in Islamic Literacy' (CIL) which will cover the essential knowledge all Muslims must have for their daily lives, ranging from financial matters to family life. The Makkan Openings, Gateway to Knowledge Course will also serve as a compulsory access course for all interested students wishing to pursue the CIL. Further details of the CIL will be posted shortly.
Muhammad (peace be upon him)
The Man, The Message
The life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon) is a blueprint for how we should live our lives, it presents to us the perfect embodiment of the Qur'an. Join us for an inspiring afternoon where we will learn about and celebrate the life of the best of creation (peace and blessings be upon him)
A Gift for Rabi al-Awwal
Date: Saturday, 18th February 2012
Overview: Shaykh Yahya bin Muhammad al-Mulla will join us for the evening where he will give a short lecture on a topic related to the blessed life of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). This will be followed by the narration of musalsal hadith to the audience which will link those attending back to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) which is a rare and unique event, especially as Shaykh Yahya narrates from the great scholars of the Hijaz and al-Ahsa. The evening will finish off with the recitation of some chapters from the Mawlid al-Barzanji, Qasaid and signing of ijazahs for those attending.
BiographyAbout the Guest Speaker: Shaykh Yahya bin Muhammad al-Mulla is a Saudi born scholar of the Hanafi school who descends from the companion Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (Allah be pleased with him). He was born and raised in the historic city of al-Ahsa located about 900km from the Haramain. He memorized the Quran and studied with scholars of his city notably his father. After his fathers passing away he was sent to Makka to study in the school of the great Makkan scholar of hadith: Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Fadani. Whilst in Makka he attended the lessons of numerous ulema such as Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat, Shaykh Ahmad Jabir Jibran, Shaykh Ahmad al-Ruqaymi, Shaykh Abdullah bin Saeed al-Lahji and others. He later graduated with a degree in Shariah from the Imam Ibn Saud University and spent 2 years residing in Madinah al-Munawwarah where he also studied a number of works with the scholars present there. In his native al-Ahsa he continued to benefit from major ulema such as his uncle Shaykh Abd al-Rahman bin Abi Bakr al-Mulla. Shaykh Yahya currently oversees study circles in his native al-Ahsa, aswell as himself teaching in addition to his full time work. He also holds a unique position of having meticulously edited and published a number of classic works on Hanafi fiqh and Hadith. His ijazah and edited works are highly sought after by students and scholars alike, therefore this event is an opportunity which is not to be missed.
VenueCressex Community School,
High Wycombe, Bucks,
There will be facilities for men and women including a wudu area.
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Also, there will be copies of the text, Shama'il al-Tirmidhi (the English translation accompanied by the Arabic) available to buy on the day for £6. Only a limited number of copies will be available which will be sold on a first come basis.
What: Shama'il Lesson followed by a Mawlid
When: Saturday 4th February 2012, 4:30pm
Where: Castlefield Communtiy Centre, Rutland Ave
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Please be on time and see you then!
Those of you who have attended any of Amanda's sessions will know what a brilliant and lively instructor she is. We will be running a course of 7 sessions for £40. Pre booking is necessary as there are limited places. If you would like to attend but not for the 7 sessions, you can pay the per session rate which will be £7.
Archery for All
We're looking at holding a monthly archery session but would like to gauge numbers, if are interested then place fill out the questionnaire below and we'll get back to you insha'Allah.
Classes are likely to take place on a Sunday morning.