Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies

The Islamic Studies program covers a wide range of subjects that are essential for every Muslim including but not limited to Aqidah (Creed), Fiqh, Science of Tajweed, Science of Hadith, Tafseer and Islamic History. Each subject is divided into several levels that go from basic knowledge to advanced knowledge. The structure of the Islamic Studies is as follows:

Islamic Studies at IQRA Network is divided into the following areas:

(1) Quran: The syllabus is divided into sub-areas that include Memorization, Recitation, Tajweed and Tafseer. The recitation syllabus is divided into 8 levels with the goal to master the letters and their phonetics, understand the characteristics of every letter and their articulation points and enable students to read the Quran without errors. The Tajweed syllabus enhances that with precision in pronouncing every letter to perfecting even the amount of breath that is released with every word. The structure of the recitation and Tajweed programs is as follows:

Recitation and Tajweed Structure

(2) Hadith: The hadith represents a personal source of divine guidance which Allah granted his prophet which was similar in its nature to the Quran itself. Since the prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was guided by revelation in his personal life, his character and social interactions became prime examples of moral conduct for Muslims until the last day. It is with the study of authentic hadiths that we can understand how to apply the Quran in our daily lives. At IQRA, the Hadith syllabus studies the primary sources of authentic hadiths such as the sahihs and books like Riyaad Ulsalheen.

(3) Aqidah: A comprehensive syllabus that is designed to cement articles of faith such as belief in Allah (God) and Tawhid (monotheism),belief in the angels, belief in the holy book and prophets, belief in the Resurrection and belief in predestination. IQRA provides a course name Aqidaty (My Aqidah) that focuses on the essentials of Aqidah as well as study of advanced topics.

(4) Fiqh: The syllabus is designed to develop deep understanding in the different matters of Islamic law. It interprets rules of Allah that concern actions, what is required (Wajib), sinful (haraam), recommended (mandub), disapproved (makruh) or neutral (mubah). The syllabus is divided into Fiqh Essentials and Advanced Topics that covers the opinions of the four prominent schools (Malki, Shafi, Hanfi and Hanbali).

(5) Islamic History: The Islamic History Syllabus covers the full history of Islam from the beginning of creation until recent history. The syllabus is designed to develop identity and pride in Islamic History and recognizes the achievements of Muslims across the ages.