In this course we will cover the five chapters relating to Worship.The work is authored by Abu'l-Hasan Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn la'far ibn Hamdan al-Quduri al-Baghdadi, the Hanafi jurist, born 362 A
By covering this creedal work it is hoped those attending will obtain a principle understanding of what is meant by the oneness of Allah; What can and cannot be ascribed to Him or described of Him; an understanding of the infallibility of His Messengers and the necessity of this.
A Meccan sura which gets its name from the Sleepers of the Cave, whose story takes a prominent place in the sura (v9–26). This sura also deals with other stories such as Moses’ meeting with an unidentified figure (v60–82), the story of Dhu ’l-Qarnayn (v83–99) and the the parable of the luscious gardens (v32-44).
During this course, Dr Akram will read and provide a commentary to book 8, 'Virtues of the Qur'an' in Mishkat al-Masabih. This book contains some 114 Hadith, and they mention the virtues about those who learn and teach the Qur'an.
In this course, Shaykh Babikir will guide us through a section of the Shifa by Qadi Iyad. This book is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which the Prophet's peace be upon him life, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail.
In this course, Professor Kennedy will discuss 'The Legacy of Ibn Khaldun: life, ideas and influence' and 'Baghdad and the House of Wisdom'.