This course will introduce the style and composition of the Qur’an by studying the well known chapter of the Qur'an, Ya Sin. The Prophet (S) has stated that ‘Everything has a heart and the heart of the Qur’an is Ya Sin’.
Imam Nawawi’s 40 collection is from amongst the most famous of this genre and the chosen traditions have been described by religious scholars as being the “axis of Islam” or “half of Islam” or “the third of [Islam]”.
This course will provide an insight into the Prophetic existence and its various spheres enabling one to relate to the Prophet (S) on a personal level, identifying with his day to day conduct as well as the various trials, situations, and circumstances he (S) dealt with and the parallels to be found therein for oneself.
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'.