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IFC211

Introduction to the Sciences of ‘Aqida, Fiqh, and Tazkiya

There are no prerequisites, however, any student who has enrolled into a total of 5 courses from either Level 1 and/or 2 will be awarded the Islamic Foundations Certificate.

Day Time Duration Date Instructor
Sunday 5:00pm – 7:00pm 12 Weeks May 15th – July 31st Sheikh Taha Abdulbasser

DESCRIPTION: This course commences a study of the foundational sciences of ‘Aqida, Fiqh, and Tazkiya, tracing their development, key concepts, and central texts. Participants will learn the knowledge of obligatory duties and key concepts related to these sciences, such as Allah’s names and attributes, rulings for ablution and prayers (salat), and distinguishing qualities relating to the refinement of personal character. Participants will have gained a holistic understanding of the essential sciences of Islam.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Think clearly about Islamic law, ethics, belief, and spirituality via the established cognitive frameworks (usul) of each science.
  • Distinguish between questions of Islamic law, theology, and spirituality.
  • Understand and practice the essentials (fard ‘ayn) connected to the foundations and pillars of Islam.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Muslims and Non-Muslims who have not formally studied obligatory knowledge of belief, practice, and spirituality.
  • Recommended for: Parents, teachers, Imams, chaplains, interfaith workers, or anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and ability to gain spirituality and teach others.

COURSE FEE: The general admission is $150 per one course. Then, $100 for each additional course. If you are a student, it is $100 per one for all students (including BIS students). Then, $50 for each additional course.

FINANCIAL AID: Please note that financial aid is offered on a first come, first served basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

If you have any questions, please write to info@bostonislamicseminary.org.

“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student