Youth Curriculum


The Seekers Youth Curriculum provides an answer to the lack of youth education globally. Through this program, our youth will learn and acquire sound belief and practice of their faith. The curriculum has been carefully thought out through consultation with experienced scholars. It covers topics ranging from Islamic creed, law, spirituality and much more! We aim to instill certainty and love for Islam in the hearts.

Our courses are designed to accommodate the specific age and level of the student. Level One covers what is obligatory to know regarding faith and correct practice. Level Two strengthens this foundation and introduces additional sciences to give the student a comprehensive understanding of Islam. We hope that through these courses our youth will learn to love and appreciate their faith, both spiritually and intellectually, finding in it clarity and guidance to aid them throughout their lives.

Students who apply themselves in this program will graduate with a Certificate of Achievement in Islamic Studies.

Level One
Level Two
Level Three
  • Level 3

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Foundations of Islam; Elucidation of Faith, Law ,and Spirituality

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  • Level 3

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The Gardens of the Righteous: Prophetic Wisdom for Youth

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  • Level 3

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The Rightly Guided Khalifs: The life of the First Four Leaders of the Ummah

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  • Level 3

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The Prohibitions of the Tongue for Youth: Guidelines For Protection From Harmful Speech

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  • Level 3

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The Qur'an Explained: Tafsir for Youth Pt.2

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  • Level 3

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The Prophet of Mercy Pt.2 : A Discussion of Nadwi's Text

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  • Level 3

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Spirituality - Risala al-Mustarshidin - al-Muhasibi [Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance]

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  • Level 3

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Advanced Fiqh for Youth: Ithaf al-Talib (Purification, Salat, Fasting)

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  • Level 3

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The Concise Creed: In-depth Look at Muslim Beliefs with Contemporary Challenges

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  • Level 2

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The Noble Companions: The Great Men and Women Around the Messenger

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  • Level 2

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Prophetic Gifts of Guidance: An Overview on Beautiful Character and Manners

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  • Level 2

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The Qur'an Explained: Tafsir for Youth Pt.1

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  • Level 2

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The Prophet of Mercy Pt.1: A Discussion of Nadwi's Text

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  • Level 2

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Haddad's Book of Assistance: Guidance on How to Turn to Allah

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  • Level 2

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The Fiqh of Worship for Youth Pt.2: The Rulings of Fasting and Zakat

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  • Level 2

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An Intermediate Look at Tahawi's Creed: Faith and Belief for Muslim Youth

Starting Live on September 14th  Monday and Thursday  10:30 - 11:30 PM (Eastern Time) Executive Summary The Aqidah of Imam Tahawi is a concise text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe and inwardly comprehend. This course offers a clear explanation of the core elements of our beliefs as Muslims in Allah, Prophets, Divine Books, Angels, Divine Decree, and the Last Day. By taking this course, the y...

Starting Live on September 14th

 Monday and Thursday 

10:30 - 11:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Executive Summary

The Aqidah of Imam Tahawi is a concise text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe and inwardly comprehend. This course offers a clear explanation of the core elements of our beliefs as Muslims in Allah, Prophets, Divine Books, Angels, Divine Decree, and the Last Day.

By taking this course, the young Muslim can establish firm roots in their faith which will help them remain firm and educated in the fundamentals of their faith.

Course Summary

This course covers the main doctrine taught by scholars for over a thousand years covering a rich and vast understanding of the faith of the Muslims. It is offered for the youth in a way that will allow them to develop an understanding of the religion that extends beyond the basics. This class is taught with the youth in mind, subject matters are condensed to make it appealing and dynamic, also easy-to-understand manner. This course is indispensable for our Muslim youth who are yearning to learn their religion and attain an appreciation of this vast faith and yet protect themselves from the pitfalls of doubt, innovation, confusion and misguidance.  This class covers a wide range of necessary key elements of true faith and Iman. The commentary will be supported with key ayahs and Hadiths that show the sources of our youth how we derive our guidance from the Quran and the sunnah.

Course Outline

Lesson One: Introductory Concepts: Iman (True Faith)

Lesson Two:  Allah and His Attributes Part  I Lesson Three:  Allah and His Attributes Part II Lesson Four:   Prophets and Messengers Lesson Five:  The Prophet Muhammad

Lesson Six: Angels, Divine Decree, Divine Books

Lesson Seven:  The Day of Judgement and Afterlife Lesson Eight:  AfterlIfe and the Eternal Home Lesson Nine: Praise of the Companions Lesson Ten: The Role of Major Sins Lesson Eleven: Innovation and Faith Lesson Twelve: Deviant Sects
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  • Level 1

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Introductory Hadith Studies for Youth: Selection of Short Prophetic Sayings

Executive Summary This is an introduction to the science of Hadith for youth. This course will cover the concept and history of Hadith collection; the imams-their works on collecting of hadith. The course will also sample brief and short Prophetic sayings of the beloved Prophet Muhammad compiled by Habib Umar bin Hafiz called  Mukhtar al-Hadith:  Selection of Noble Prophetic Traditions. Course Summary This class offers...

Executive Summary

This is an introduction to the science of Hadith for youth. This course will cover the concept and history of Hadith collection; the imams-their works on collecting of hadith.

The course will also sample brief and short Prophetic sayings of the beloved Prophet Muhammad compiled by Habib Umar bin Hafiz called  Mukhtar al-Hadith:  Selection of Noble Prophetic Traditions.

Course Summary

This class offers an introduction for the Youth on the concept of hadith or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ( Allah bless him and grant him peace). It is essential that every Muslim should know the concept and foundations of this science. The hadith and sunnah explain to us the teachings of the Quran in more detail. The Prophetic statements guide us to the light, it has always been the second of the sources of law and the richest after the Quran. In its wisdom and guidance, it provides us. One may take for granted and simply not notice the centuries of sacrifice and hard work of scholars to ensure that the teachings of Islam remain pristine and authentic. This class is the first of the journey of a young Muslim in appreciating and understanding this rich and unique aspect of the Islamic faith. Topics covered will be what makes a hadith reliable, how it was transmitted, who were the imams of this science and how we read a hadith and identify its narrator and chain as well as the content.

Course Outline

Lesson One: Introductory Concepts

Lesson Two: Development of Hadith

Lesson Three: History of Hadith Collections

Lesson Four: History of Hadith Collections: II

Lesson Five: Selected Hadiths (Part One)

Lesson Six: Selected Hadiths (Part Two)

Lesson Seven: Selected Hadiths (Part Three)

Lesson Eight: Selected Hadiths (Part Four)

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the tremendous blessing of the hadith collections
  • Learn the legal status of the hadith in the sacred law
  • Gain an understanding of the major works in this science
  • Familiarize yourself with Hadith terminologies
  • Learn short prophetic Hadiths on different matters related to guidance
   
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  • Level 1

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Know the Best of Creation: The Life of the Prophet Muhammad for Youth

Executive Summary The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. It is narrated that the Prophet said, “ None of you will truly believe until I am more beloved to him than his family, wealth and all the people”. Therefore, children should learn about the life and character of the Prophet during their early years. In this class, Imam Yama Niazi will embark on a journey with your children to gla...

Executive Summary

The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. It is narrated that the Prophet said, “ None of you will truly believe until I am more beloved to him than his family, wealth and all the people”. Therefore, children should learn about the life and character of the Prophet during their early years.

In this class, Imam Yama Niazi will embark on a journey with your children to glance at the best of mankind. This is the first class every Muslim youth should take so that may be able to learn about the messenger of Allah.

Introduction

The Prophet Muhammad is the most important person in the life of a Muslim. He is the one who taught humanity about God and His revelation, the Quran. Learning about the life of our Prophet, his external characteristics, his virtue, and his sacrifices are without a doubt a knowledge that no young Muslim should ever be deprived of. It is a story that connects our love and attachment to the best of mankind. In this course, we learn about the life of the Prophet Muhammad from his birthday to his final days, with a focus for youth on his love and concern for all of humanity. We shall learn about his wives, his companions, and his struggles in Makkah and Madinah. This course is an introduction to Sirah (prophetic biography) for the young Muslim.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Prophet Before Revelation Lesson Two  - Early Years and Marriage Lesson Three  - The First Revelation Lesson Four  - The Struggle of Calling to Allah Lesson Five - The Isra and the Hijrah Lesson Six - The Battle of Badr and Uhud Lesson Seven  - The Conquest of Mecca Lesson Eight - The End of the Mission

What You Will Learn:

  • Increase your love and respect for the Prophet 
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the Messenger and his companions
  • Deepen your understanding and connection to the Prophet
  • Be inspired to be like the noble Prophet
  • Understand the struggles of the early Muslims
Course Format: 8 Live Classes  
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  • Level 1

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Connecting to the Qur'an: An Introduction to a Lifelong Relationship

Executive Summary This is an introductory course to an overview of the Quran. It is tailored for our Muslim youth, as this course will set the foundations for the book of Allah. Join us as we delve into the themes of the Quran, how it was revealed, the manners and etiquettes one should have with the Quran, and much more. This class is necessary for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the last revelation as well as t...

Executive Summary

This is an introductory course to an overview of the Quran. It is tailored for our Muslim youth, as this course will set the foundations for the book of Allah. Join us as we delve into the themes of the Quran, how it was revealed, the manners and etiquettes one should have with the Quran, and much more. This class is necessary for anyone who wants to understand and appreciate the last revelation as well as to have a spiritual connection to the Quran.

Introduction

The Quran is the final revelation of Allah sent to all of humanity. It contains guidance and wisdom. It is filled with incredible stories and amazing lessons, yet very few Muslims (young and old) in our time really understand these beautiful narratives. In this class, Imam Yama will introduce Muslim youth to the Quran and its significance in the life of every Muslim. The course will cover how it was revealed and the various themes addressed. The etiquettes of the Quran will also be discussed. This class is meant to inspire our youth to appreciate the Quran and to foster a relationship that will last beyond this world. This course is a must for our youth to discover the history and importance of their holy book.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Qur'an and How It Was Revealed Lesson Two  - Themes Covered in the Qur'an Lesson Three  - Proofs That it is Miraculously from Allah Lesson Four  - Etiquette and Manners with the Qur'an Lesson Five - Breakdown and Classifications of Chapters and Verses Lesson Six - Common Misunderstandings about the Qur'an Lesson Seven  - The Miracles of the Qur'an Lesson Eight - How the Qur'an applies to our Lives

What You Will Learn:

  • Appreciating the greatness of Allah’s speech
  • Understanding the core themes of the Qur'an
  • Increasing in love for Allah and His messenger through the Qur'an
  • One will learn to take the Qur'an as a guide
  • One will grow in their love and connection to the Qur'an
Course Format: 8 Live Classes    
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  • Level 1

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The Beauty of Islam: Discovering God's Love, Mercy, and Rewards [Elective]

Executive Summary In this class, we will cover the sublime Islamic understanding concerning God, His Attributes and His Beauty--including the beauty of faith, and the beauty of the Prophet who taught us the meaning and application of faith.  Course Summary Many of our youth are confused and perplexed about the relevancy of Islam in the modern age.  Some of the challenging arguments directed at Muslim youth revolve arou...

Executive Summary

In this class, we will cover the sublime Islamic understanding concerning God, His Attributes and His Beauty--including the beauty of faith, and the beauty of the Prophet who taught us the meaning and application of faith. 

Course Summary

Many of our youth are confused and perplexed about the relevancy of Islam in the modern age.  Some of the challenging arguments directed at Muslim youth revolve around the notions of extremism, belligerency, and primitiveness. This class is meant to inspire and instill in our youth a sense of confidence in their faith, and increase their connection to Islam.  We will gaze into the vast green field of faith, a field that is filled with beauty that dazzles the eye. This is the faith of Islam.

Course Outline

Lesson One - The Beauty and Mercy of Allah Most High Lesson Two  - The Beauty and Perfection of the  Prophet Lesson Three  - The Beauty of the Prayer and It’s Secrets Lesson Four  -  The Beauty of Spiritual Practice  Lesson Five - The Beauty and Status of Women in Islam Lesson Six -  The Earth; Our Home and Our Witness Lesson Seven  - Allah Loves Beauty; Manifesting Beauty in Our Life Lesson Eight - Journey of The Hereafter; A Beauty Undiscovered 

What You Will Learn:

  • Discover the forgotten beauty of God, His mercy and love
  • Learn about the Prophet Muhammad’s exalted status and character
  • Increase in Love and awe of what Allah has created
  • You will change your perception about the world and your role in it
  • Your prayer and worship will have more meaning and realization
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  • Level 2

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Intermediate Hadith Studies: Understanding the Science of Hadith Preservation and Classification

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  • Level 1

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The Fiqh of Worship for Youth: Rules of Purification and Prayer

Executive Summary The prayer is described as "the key to Paradise." In this course, Imam Yama Niazi will give in-depth coverage of the practical rulings of purification and prayer in an in-depth manner—discussing how we can ensure our purification and prayer are valid, sound, and facilitated. He offers a thorough and reliable explanation of wudu’, ghusl, tayammum, the daily prayers, and Friday and Eid prayers as well. Thi...

Executive Summary

The prayer is described as "the key to Paradise." In this course, Imam Yama Niazi will give in-depth coverage of the practical rulings of purification and prayer in an in-depth manner—discussing how we can ensure our purification and prayer are valid, sound, and facilitated. He offers a thorough and reliable explanation of wudu’, ghusl, tayammum, the daily prayers, and Friday and Eid prayers as well. This course is essential to attain confidence that you are worshipping in a correct manner.

Course Summary

This course covers important matters related to worship, particularly Salah (which is the second pillar of Islam). Young Muslims will be instructed on all the necessary matters pertaining to this incredibly important obligation which is of the greatest means of gaining nearness to Allah (The Exalted). This course will teach young Muslims how to perform wudū and pray correctly according to Islamic law. It will cover the topics of tahara, wudū, tayammum and the essential details of prayer. Furthermore, it will include the names, times and manners of performing the prayer, as well as practical advice on how to pray with excellence.  This course should be taken as a priority after completing the course on belief. This course is primarily directed to young Muslims.

Course Outline

Lesson One:  Virtues  and Importance of the prayer

Lesson Two:  Tahara or Purification

Lesson Three: Ghusl; Tayammum; and Wiping Over Foot Gear

Lesson Four:  Timings of the prayer, Adhan, Conditions of the Prayer

Lesson Five:  The Integrals and Mandatory Elements of the Prayer  

Lesson Six: The Emphasized Sunnas , The Proper Manners ( adab) of the Prayer, The Supplications of the Prayer

Lesson Seven:  Invalidators of the prayer, disliked matters, Making up the prayers

Lesson Eight:  Catching the Prayer, Friday Prayers, Eid Prayers, Disliked Actions of the Prayer What You Will Learn:
  • You will learn how to perform wudu and ghusl
  • You will learn the details of the prayer
  • You will learn how to identify mistakes and how to fix it
  • Improve on concentration in the prayer
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  • Level 1

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Purification of the Heart for Youth: Diseases of the Heart and Their Cure

Executive Summary In this course, Imam Yama Niazi will provide our younger generation with essential knowledge concerning the spiritual maladies of the heart and soul. This exciting course will provide our youth with a detailed outline of the various causes and remedies of the spiritual diseases that afflict the internal dimensions of human beings. Additionally, this course will serve as a road map in achieving a sound and pu...

Executive Summary

In this course, Imam Yama Niazi will provide our younger generation with essential knowledge concerning the spiritual maladies of the heart and soul. This exciting course will provide our youth with a detailed outline of the various causes and remedies of the spiritual diseases that afflict the internal dimensions of human beings. Additionally, this course will serve as a road map in achieving a sound and purified heart.

Course Summary

We are so eager to learn and teach our loved ones prayer (salah) and the proper manner in which one makes wudu; in order to purify our limbs before our Master.  It's been said, “I’m amazed at the one who washes his/her limbs multiple times a day and doesn’t purify their heart.” The heart is in greater need of purification.  When corrupt, the entire body becomes corrupt.  But one might ask, “What makes the heart sick, what are its diseases?” Our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said in a hadith, “Allah does not send down any disease, but He also sends down the cure for it.” Enrol in this course to learn about these sicknesses of the heart, their cures, and why diseases such as envy are bad for both for your worldly life (dunya) and your next life (akhirah). May Allah grant us pure, clean hearts

Course Outline

Lesson One:  Importance/ Virtues  of a Sound Heart

Lesson Two:  Adab with Allah, Envy, Arrogance, Ostentation

Lesson Three: Hatred, False Hopes, Heedlessness,  Anger

Lesson Four:  Displeasure with the Qadr, Desire for Wealth, Love of         Status

Lesson Five:  Miserliness, Negative Thoughts, Rancor, Blameworthy Modesty, Fantasizing

Lesson Six: Boasting, Obliviousness to Blessings,  Derision/Mocking Others, Dislike of Death, Relying on Other than Allah

Lesson Seven: Comprehensive Treatment and Actions Which Benefit the Heart

Lesson Eight:  The Root of All Diseases of the Heart/  Recommended Litany What You Will Learn:
  • You will acquire a detailed definition of a sound heart
  • You will learn the spiritual diseases of the heart
  • The cause and cures of the maladies 
  • Practical and spiritual guidance into achieving a sound heart 
  • Learn key verses of the Qur’an and hadith covering spiritual guidance 
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The Pursuit of Noble Character: Essential Hadiths on Adab and Akhlaq for Youth

Executive Summary The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) is reported to have said, “ I was only sent to perfect noble character” What was this noble character that he came to teach us? In this course, we will delve into some of the meanings of this Hadith and how it can be attained by youth in particular. This is our pursuit. Introduction “Adab is the reflection of wisdom.”  In this course, we will t...

Executive Summary

The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) is reported to have said, “ I was only sent to perfect noble character” What was this noble character that he came to teach us? In this course, we will delve into some of the meanings of this Hadith and how it can be attained by youth in particular. This is our pursuit.

Introduction

“Adab is the reflection of wisdom.” 

In this course, we will take a journey into the lush gardens of radiant flowers that grew from the waters of knowledge of the life-giving Muhammadan springs. Youth will learn what it means to have good character and etiquette, not only regarding the pursuit of knowledge, but also in interacting with others and honouring their parents, teachers, and neighbours. Through rich content, this course seeks to instill in young muslims the excellent qualities that the noble prophet left as a legacy to be emulated and followed in our daily lives.

Course Outline

Lesson One - Virtues of noble character Lesson Two  - Personal manners/adab Lesson Three  - Manners towards parents Lesson Four  - Manners Towards teachers/ scholars Lesson Five - Manners with guests and neighbours Lesson Six - Manners with friends and other  muslims Lesson Seven  - kinship bonds and keeping ties / cutting ties Lesson Eight - Comprehensive description of good character What You Will Learn:
  • Learn the virtues of noble character
  • Gain insight into the character of the Prophet   (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  • Youth will learn how to emulate a  noble character
  • Key hadith encouraging moral excellence
  • Youth will attain an understanding of Islamic morals critical to their spiritual growth
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The Essentials of Belief for Muslim Youth

Executive Summary Our children are the most precious gift and blessing from Allah Most High, yet this entails that we must fulfill our trusts by educating them in the most important aspect of our faith which is a sound creed or Aqidah. This series of lectures expounds on the core essential elements of a sound creed, and focuses on what is known as the “Articles of Faith.” Introduction It is often mentioned in most text...

Executive Summary

Our children are the most precious gift and blessing from Allah Most High, yet this entails that we must fulfill our trusts by educating them in the most important aspect of our faith which is a sound creed or Aqidah. This series of lectures expounds on the core essential elements of a sound creed, and focuses on what is known as the “Articles of Faith.”

Introduction

It is often mentioned in most texts of Aqidah that the first obligation upon those who reach the age of puberty is to know Allah (the Exalted). However, we find that most of our youth when they reach the critical age of adolescence have often been neglected. Whilst they learn to recite the Quran and memorize a few chapters they are not taught the foundational matters of creed which are obligatory upon all muslims. In this course, the focus is to teach the core beliefs that all muslims must hold on to, and align their hearts and minds with. The concepts covered in this course include knowledge of the divine and the purpose of life. It also covers the day of judgement, the afterlife, paradise and hell, angels and prophets, as well as the “Qadr” or predestination.

Course Outline

This course is divided into 8 lectures covering topics described below. 1. Discussion on Iman, Islam and Ihsan 2. Correct Beliefs Concerning Allah (the Exalted) 3. Prophets and Messengers 4.  Angels, Jinn and Revealed Books 5. The Day of Judgement 6.  Paradise and Its Descriptions 7.  Hell and Its Torments 8.  Qadr or Predestination   What You Will Learn:
  • The foundational creed of Muslims as mentioned in the hadith of Jibreel.
  • The beliefs concerning God, His prophets, angels, the hereafter, heaven and hell as well as the divine decree.
Course Format: 8 downloadable lessons,  and a monthly live session.
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Becoming a Man: The Young Muslim’s Guide to Growing Up

Introduction Are you a young boy? Do you have young boys in your family? This course seeks to empower young Muslim youth with the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the religion of Islam. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin gives young Muslims the tools to be exemplary and confident people of faith in modern times. Coming of age can be awkward, challenging, and confusing for both parents and their children. Although man...

Introduction

Are you a young boy? Do you have young boys in your family? This course seeks to empower young Muslim youth with the guidance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the religion of Islam. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin gives young Muslims the tools to be exemplary and confident people of faith in modern times. Coming of age can be awkward, challenging, and confusing for both parents and their children. Although many of the changes are biological, they have religious implications as well. This course seeks to provide a framework for young men to learn about the qualities of a true man of faith. By contextualizing the wisdom and example of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and his companions to deal with contemporary issues, young men will gain insights into the practice, spirituality, and virtue of the believer.

What You Will Learn:

  • Coming of age and how it affects your life
  • Being like the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him
  • Obligatory knowledge and the importance of seeking it
  • The physical changes, moral responsibilities, and masculine qualities
  • Private parts of the body and fiqh
  • Qualities of good friends and brotherhood
  • Drugs, alcohol, and dealing with peer pressure
  • Friendships with girls, pictures, and lowering the gaze
  • How to treat girls, parents, and elders
  • The masculine virtues of manliness, strength, chivalry, forbearance, service, and mercy
  • The great historic role models
  • The path of knowledge, devotion, and da’wah
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