Ḥadīth

Ḥadīth is the statement, action, affirmation, character or physical trait of the Messenger ﷺ. A ḥadīthis made up of a chain of narrators and the text. How do we determine if a ḥadīth is correctly attributed to the Messenger ﷺ? The scholars analyse the chain and pass a judgement on its authenticity.
In this foundational course, we will focus on and study the texts of authentic narrations, without mention of the chain

Book place for Diploma in Islamic Studies 2022-23

Module Overview:

This module introduces students to the spiritual aspects of the Sharīʿah through a selection of more than 300  authentic  Aḥādīth.  It  aims  to familiarise  students  with Aḥādīth  related  to  nurturing  faith,  self-reformation, morality, sincerity, ethics, etiquettes and increasing love for Allah and his beloved Prophet ﷺ leading to the ultimate success in the hereafter.

Objective:
This module should bring about a spiritual change in one's daily actions and relationship with the creator and his creation. It should strengthen faith and increase the desire to practice according to the sunnah.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

1. Have a foundational understanding of the position of hadith in the Sharīʿah
2. Know the rights of the Creator and the rights of His creation
3. Understand the importance of good deeds
4. Recall some statements and actions of the Prophet ﷺ relating to the topics learnt
5. Gain clarity on how to live life as a better Muslim
6. Remain motivated to stay on the right path until death, thus gaining the pleasure of Allah in this life and the hereafter

SYLLABUS

Year 1

Teacher: Mawlānā Muaaz
Day/ Time: Wednesday | 7.15pm – 8pm

Term 1

Rights of the Creator

Week 1- Introduction to the science of Ḥadīth
Week 2 - The etiquette of studying the words of Rasulullah ﷺ
Week 3 - The excellence of those who study Ḥadīth P1
Week 4 - The excellence of those who study Ḥadīth P2
Week 5 - Tawbah: The ruling and conditions of Tawbah
Week 6 - Tawbah: The importance of repentance and returning to Allah.
Week 7 - Tawbah: Dangers of delaying Tawbah
Week 8 - Ikhlaas – Importance of sincerity
Week 9 - Ikhlaas - The dangers ostentation (riyaa)
Week 10 - The reality of this Dunyā
Week 11 - Preparing for death
Week 12 - Al Ṣabr (patience and perseverance)
Week 13 - Al Shukr (gratitude)
Week 14 - Revision Week
Week 15 - End of Term Exams
Week 16 - End of Term Break
Week 17 - End of Term Break

Term 2

Rights of the Creation

Week 1 - Safeguarding one’s tongue
Week 2 - Backbiting
Week 3 - Rights of Parents
Week 4 - Ties of Kinship
Week 5 - Rights of Muslims
Week 6 - Rights of Muslims Continued
Week 7 - A Happy Marriage
Week 8 - Reading Week (No lessons)
Week 9 - A Happy Marriage Continued
Week 10 - Significance and Virtues of Ramadan
Week 11 - Excellence of Fasting
Week 12 - Excellence of Qur’an
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
Week 14 - Ramadan Break

Term 3

Virtues and Deeds

Week 1 - The Excellence of Wuḍū
Week 2 - The Significance and Virtues of the Aḍān
Week 3 - The Importance of Salah
Week 4 - Warning for those who neglect Salah
Week 5 - The Excellence of Salah with Congregation
Week 6 - The Excellence of Sunan Prayers
Week 7 - The Excellence of Adhkar
Week 8 - The Excellence of Supplication
Week 9 - The Excellence of Hajj
Week 10 - Prohibitions in Islam: Interest, Fornication, and Intoxications
Week 11 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 12 - Eid ul Adha Break
Week 13 - Revision Week
Week 14 - End of Term Exams
Week 15 - End of Year Break

Year 2

Teacher: Mawlānā Nadim Hussain
Day/ Time: Monday | 6.30pm - 7.15pm

Term 1

The methods used to preserve Hadīth

Week 1 - Definition of Sunnah and the Objectives of Studying Ḥadīth
Week 2 - The Definition of the Isnad and its importance.
Week 3 - Compilation of Ḥadīth and the Method of Preservation
Week 4 - Allegation Against Abu Hurairah (R)
Week 5 - Early Collections of ḤadīthBook in the first two centuries
Week 6 - Fabricated Ḥadīth and Ḥadīth Rejecters
Week 7 - Effect of Muslim Scholars in ensuring Authenticity of Ḥadīth
Week 8 - Principals of Ḥadīth (Sahih, Hasan and Da’if)
Week 9 - Reliable and Unreliable Ḥadīth collections
Week 10 - Brief history and biography on the six canonical books
Week 11 - Ilmul Riwayah
Week 12 - Our chains (Isnad) today
Week 13 - Biographies of Eminent Scholars
Week 14 - Revision Week
Week 15 - End of Term Exams
Week 16 - End of Term Break
Week 17 - End of Term Break

Term 2

Ḥadīth regarding the Prohibitions in Islam

Week 1 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Purification (Taharah) and Prayer (Salah)
Week 2 - Chapter of Spiritual illness (Evil eyes, Back biting, Hatred and Jealousy)
Week 3 - Prohibitions in the of Charity (Zakat) And Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Week 4 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Transaction (Buyu’) and the Severity of Interest
Week 5 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Maintaining Ties of Kinship (Birwasilah) And Marriage (Nikah) and Marital rights
Week 6 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Clothing (Libas)
Week 7 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Islamic Adab (Eating, drinking and Greetings)
Week 8 - Reading Week (No lessons)
Week 9 - Prohibition of music
Week 10 - Chapter of Major Sins in Islam
Week 11 - Prohibition of Shirk Prohibition of intoxicants (Drugs, Alcohol and others)
Week 12 - Prohibitions in the Chapter of Fasting (Sawm) and Religious Retreat (I’tikhaf)
Week 13 - End of Term Exams
Week 14 - Ramadan Break

Term 3

Hadīth regarding the Sunnah actions of The Prophet

Week 1 - Sunan Actions in the chapter of (Taharah), Prayer (Salah) and Fasting (Sawm)
Week 2 - Sunan Actions in the chapter of Charity (Zakat), Pilgrimage (Hajj) and transaction (Buyu’)
Week 3 - Sunan Actions in the chapter of Maintaining Ties of Kinship (Birwasilah) and Marriage (Nikah) and marital rights
Week 4 - Sunan Actions in the chapter of Clothing (Libas) and Islamic Adab(Eating, drinking and Greetings)
Week 5 - Chapters of Shamā'il Muhammadiyyah (Shamā'il al-Tirmidhi) (Characteristics ofthe Prophet ﷺ) Miscellaneous Sunnah Actions
Week 6 - Various Authentic Narrations on al-Sīra al-Nabawiyya (Prophetic Biography) and Prophetic Supplications (Duas)
Week 7 - Chapter of the Hereafter Part 1 (Death, Grave and Signs of the Day of the Judgement)
Week 8 - Chapter of the Hereafter Part 2 (Day of Judgement and Description of Paradise and Hell)

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