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WINTER QUARTER 2023 (January 7 - March 14, 2023)

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

SATURDAYS

    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, in-shaa-Allaah.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Saturdays 7:30-8:30 AM
    • Fee: $140
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    Explaining Classic Texts: Ibn Hajar's Nukhbat al-Fikr on the Sciences of Hadith

    • This is the third and, in-shaa-Allaah, final quarter of a class covering one of the basic texts of our history: The Nukhbat al-Fikr by ibn Hajar. This is a primer on the sciences of hadith.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Texts to be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Saturdays 8:40-9:40 AM
    • Fee: $140
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    Independent Study

    • In this class, it will be the students/participants who will be doing the reading and the presentation, with comments from the instructor and others in the class. The reading will be chosen by the student/participant themselves, with the approval of the instructor. Note that both presenters as well as observers as welcomed to join the class.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Time: Saturdays 10:00-11:00 AM
    • Fee: $100
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SUNDAYS

    Concerning Women: “Oft-Misunderstood/Difficult” Verses of the Quran

    • 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 soorah al-Nisaa verse 34.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Texts may be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Sundays 7:30-8:30 AM
    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Required Text: Texts may be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah
    • Time: Sundays 8:40-9:50 AM
    • Fee: $150
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    Arabic 4C and 4C Lab

    • 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-4B or equivalent
    • Text: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Volume II by Peter Aboud and others.
    • Time: Sundays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Fee: $240
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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 topics such as signs that Allah loves an individual, those whom Allah loves, those whom Allah does not love…
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Time: Sundays 12:10-1:10 PM
    • 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 concentrate on the Islamic Conferences after the abolition of the Caliphate as well as the challenge to the concept of caliphate.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Texts may be provided by the instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Sundays 2:00-3:00 PM
    • 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 the discussion of the paper, “Faithful Activism: A Sunnah Framework” by Omar Suleiman
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Texts to be provided by the instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Sundays 3:10-4:10 PM
    • Fee: $140
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MONDAYS

    The Fiqh of Birth Control and Abortion I

    • In-shaa-Allah, this class will cover the most important fiqh topics related to birth control and abortion, with birth control being covered first.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Texts may be provided by the Instructor, in-shaa-Allah.
    • Time: Mondays 6:15-7:15 PM
    • Fee: $140
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    Topics in Islamic Legal Theory

    • This quarter will continue our discussion of istihsaan, focusing on the “final” formulation of the concept in the Hanafi school, in-shaa-Allaah.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Text: Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
    • Time: Mondays 7:30-8:30 PM
    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: None
    • Time: Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 PM
    • Fee: $140
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    In-Depth Study of the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi

    • Getting back into our discussion of justice, this quarter will combine “contemporary issues” with the running commentary, focusing on the question of nationalism/tribalism as well as other related issues, in-shaa-Allaah.
    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • Recommended Text: Commentary on the 40 Hadith of al-Nawawi by J. Zarabozo
    • Time: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 PM
    • Fee: $140
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