This course we will cover: The Belief of the Masses: This course focuses on what is necessary for a believer to know regarding faith in Allah, the Prophets and Messengers, and regarding faith in the Hereafter.
In this course, we will cover the tenets of faith that are obligatory for every Muslim to know. These tenets include the necessary attributes of Allah Most High, attributes which are merely possible for Him, and attributes that are inconceivable for Him to have. Likewise, we will cover the attributes of the Messengers (upon them be peace) and tenets of faith related to the Hereafter.
Such knowledge of Islamic beliefs is important because it is a necessary component for the Believer in their relationship with Allah Most High. Knowledge of Allah is the highest form of knowledge and the stepping stone to knowing Allah more intimately is knowledge of His attributes and why we desperately need a relationship with Him.
Through this course, students will gain clarity on Islamic beliefs, the reasons behind belief in God and the Hereafter, greater reverence for Allah, His Messengers, and Islam as a whole.
Lesson One: Intro into the Qualities of Allah on of Qualities of Allah
Lesson Two: Qualities of Allah
Lesson Three: Qualities of the Messengers
Lesson Four: Brief Description of the 25 Prophets
Lesson Five: Belief in the Angels and Jinn (10 Angels description)
Lesson Six: The Divine Books
Lesson Seven: Accepting and Submitting to Revelation of the Unseen/ Description of the Last Day
Lesson Eight: More Details of the Messenger, His Lineage, Birth, and Passing, His Children and Wives
Lesson Nine: Isra and M’iraj, Beholding Allah, closing of the Book, Q&A.
What You Will Learn:
– Essential beliefs regarding Allah Most High
– Essential beliefs regarding the Prophets; also brief description of each Prophet.
– Essential beliefs regarding the Angels and Divine scriptures
– Essential beliefs regarding what comes after death
– About the Prophetic family and those closest to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace)
About the Course Text
‘Aqeedah al-Awwam translated as ‘The Creed of the Masses’ is a famous poem in Islamic beliefs written for the general benefit for students of all levels.