Saturday, 15 December 2012 16:59
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.
For those applying for themselves plus their spouse/or one family member from the same household, please complete the registration form online. If three members of the same household are applying please contact email@example.com and a separate registration form will be sent to you.
*Same household refers to members of a family that live together.
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.
There are a number of classes that run throughout the week which are free and open to all to benefit.
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?
Yes. The deadline for registrations is Friday 15th of February. Despite the deadline, interested students are requested to register ASAP rather than leaving until the deadline approaches.
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.
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Saturday, 12 May 2012 06:10
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد الله رب العلمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد المرسلين، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين، أما بعد
The Beginner's Gift: A Classical Primer in Hanafi Fiqh from Saudi Arabia
"This is a clear translation of an excellent primer in the fiqh of prayer, with very useful commentary. Highly recommended."
Faraz Rabbani; SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org)
It gives the Karima al-Marwaziyya Foundation great pleasure to be involved in the publication of the following contribution to the growing corpus of classical Islamic literature, the details of which are as follows:
About the Book
Authored by the renowned 11th Century Ḥanafī scholar, Ibrāhīm bin Ḥasan al-Mullā, The Beginner's Gift is a concise primer on Islamic Law covering the elementary legal issues relating to purification and prayer. To supplement the text, the translator has added commentary based on the extensive explanatory notes of Shaykh Yaḥyā bin Muḥammad al-Mullā, a descendant of the author, editor and publisher of this text in Arabic. Also included are appendices related to supplications, background information on the area of al-Aḥsā’, history of the Ḥanafī school in al-Aḥsā’, the al-Mullā family, and an unpublished treatise on the Ḥanafī school by a recent eminent scholar of the al-Mullā family.
Imām Ibrāhīm bin Ḥasan al-Mullā, described as 'Mufti of the East' was a prominent Ḥanafī scholar hailing from al-Aḥsā’, located in the eastern part of modern day Saudi Arabia. He studied with the scholars of his city and then travelled to the Ḥijāz for further studies. Al-Muḥibbī said about the author in Khulāsah al-Athar (1/18-19), “Shaykh Ibrāhīm bin Ḥasan al-Mullā al-Aḥsā’ī al-Ḥanafī is from the major scholars and Imāms, adorned with the quality of conviction and engrossed with worship. He was a jurist and grammarian, well grounded in a number of sciences. He studied in his city with a number of scholars and studied in Makkah with its jurist ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Murshidī who wrote for him a detailed license indicating in it to his expertise in the Islamic sciences.”
Shaykh Yaḥyā bin Muḥammad al-Mullā is a Saudi born contemporary scholar of Ḥanafī fiqh who memorized the Quran and studied with his father along with other scholars in his native al-Aḥsā’. He also spent a number of years residing in the Two Holy Sanctuaries seeking knowledge from some of the senior scholars present there. These included Shaykh Muhammad Yāsīn al-Fādānī, Shaykh Yʿaqūb ʿAlī Murād al-Balūshī, Shaykh Aḥmad Jābir Jibrān, Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ahdal, Shaykh ʿĀshiq Ilāhī al-Barnī, and not least his uncle, the graduate of the al-Ṣawlatiyyah school, Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Mullā. He also benefitted from the circles of scholars such as Shaykh Ḥasan al-Mashāṭ, Shaykh Ismāʿīl Zayn al-Yamānī and Shaykh ʿAbdullah bin Saʿeed al-Laḥjī. He is a graduate in Shariah of the Ibn Saud University and currently supervises circles of study in al-Aḥsā’ as well as the editing and publishing of rare works.
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