Kitaab Academy

Theology

Introduction to the Islamic Worldview
Spring 2024 Dates: April 29 to July 7
Prerequisites
Course Objectives
Course Guidelines
Absences
Course Materials
Completion of Level 6 or equivalent course material
  • There are 134 points of creed in al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyyah. All the discussions in this course will be structured around these 134 points. Students will be expected to engage with the practical activities and reflective exercises in class. The teacher will present the ideas and engage the students in constructive dialogue and discussion to allow the learning to become personal and practical. Additionally, students will be required to critically engage with the ideas from class in their daily reflection questions.
  • Class Participation
  • Daily Reflection Question/Exercise based on the Arabic text of al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyyah
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Midterm
  • Individual Oral Final on the Main Proofs to why Islam is true
A maximum of three absences are allowed during this course.
  • The main text we will cover is the classical creed al-ʿAqīdah al-Ṭaḥāwiyyah through the notes and commentary provided by the teacher.
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Instructors

Basil Farooq

Instructor
Basil grew up in the UAE and the Bay Area. He completed his memorization of the Quran at the age of 14. Later, he completed his study of the ten canonical qirā’āt of the Quran and received authorization (ijāza) to transmit and teach them at Recite with Love. He completed BAs in Economics and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2019 and works full-time as an economist in the antitrust litigation industry. He has been pursuing higher Islamic education for over 5 years and is currently a ‘Alimiyyah student at Qalam Institute in Dallas. He has studied Tafsīr, Hadith, Fiqh (Shāfi’ī and Hanafī), Usul al-Fiqh, ‘Aqīda, Tajwīd, ‘Ulum al-Qur’an and Arabic Literature. He is also currently involved in conducting research and writing on various topics within Quranic Studies and Tafsīr under the guidance of his teachers. He most recently published a short book titled “Within its Depths: How the Canonical Recitations Affect the Meaning of the Qur’an”

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