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DIPLOMA INTRODUCTION TO

Classical Islamic Texts HISTORIC ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

By Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

APRIL 2014 to MARCH 2015

CAMBRIDGE ISLAMIC COLLEGE

London, Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham, Dallas Texas & Online Worldwide



Contents

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Introduction to the Diploma

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Introduction to the Teacher

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Testimonials on the works of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi

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16 Classical Texts Covered in 20 Classes

Introduction to the Texts... 10.

Hadith & Sunnah

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Fiqh & Usul Al-Fiqh

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Philosophical Approaches

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Tafsir & Usul Al-Tafsir

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Introduction to Cambridge Islamic College

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What will you gain from the Diploma?

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How to Register

Introduction to the Diploma The ‘Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts’ is a diploma programme that has been carefully designed and structured to give a meaningful introduction to the major classical Islamic texts related to the Qur’an, the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, Fiqh, Usul al-Fiqh, Philosophy, Logic or the Refutation of Philosophy and Logic, and History. In our time, people often say ‘Bukhari’ or ‘Muslim’ but they do not really understand the value of Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim. People often mention names such as Waliullah Dehlawi but they do not appreciate who these individuals really were and what their contribution was. Very often in madrassas these days, teachers don’t encourage students to ask questions, to discuss, to argue a point - to think and to understand. Studying Islamic sciences has become simply a matter of collecting information and knowing the texts only at a superficial level. The Muslim mind has become idle - not thinking, not understanding, unable to challenge any opinion, unable to prove anything and unable to refute anything. This diploma programme will look at the early Muslim scholars - the Mujtahideen or thinkers of Islam - those people who were known not only for collecting information and teaching something new but also for their thinking, understanding and analysing of the information to support someone or to approve something, to refute or to differ from others, to debate, to discuss and to develop. Through the study of these great scholars, their great minds, their advanced methodologies and sophisticated work, we can begin to understand the true depth and breadth of real Islamic scholarship. No longer will we think of the Islamic Sciences as something superficial but rather we will learn how to think properly, understand things deeply and follow the way of a true scholar. Full video introduction available at: www.youtube.com/ShaykhAkramNadwi 

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Introduction to the Teacher Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi is from the Indian city of Lucknow and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah. Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in Ilm ul Rijal [the study of the narrators of Hadith]. He has Ijaza (licenses) from many of the most renowned scholars of our time including Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Shaykh Akram Nadwi has a doctorate in Arabic Language and has authored and translated over 25 titles on Language, Jurisprudence, Qur’an and Hadith. In May 2010, he completed a monumental 57-volume work on the lives of female scholars of Hadith in Islamic History. He is the recipient of the Allama Iqbal prize for contribution to Islamic thought. He is a former Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University and is widely recognised as one of Western Europe’s leading Islamic scholars.

Testimonials on the works of Dr Mohammad A