A program Of Studies For new Muslims
II: THE QUR' AN AND THE SUNNAH
II-100 AL-QUR' AN
1.1 The nature of wayh; Jibril and his role; different hadiths concerning how wahy came to the Prophet.
1.2 The first revelation; the Prophet's distress and Khadijah's faith; interruption and resumption of
- The compilation of theQur'an.
- TheQur'an'sTestimony about Itself.
- TheMakkanand the Madinan Surahs.
- The contents of theQur'an
5.1 The Unseen; legislation concerning permissible arid prohibited.
5.2 Muhkamat and mutashabihat.
5.3 Guidance of the Islamic movement; types of people (believers, rejectors, hypocrites, the rebellious, the thankless, those who love the world, the humble, the learned, the thankful, etc.).
5.4 Moral teachings; stories of the prophets and their peoples.
5.5 The general and the specific.
- The Style of theQur'an
6.1 "Teaching" -repetition with variety; emphasis on the main themes; the whole truth.
6.2 God's word is similar to God's work. Inimitable -only God could do it.
6.3 God's speech addressed to man.
- How to Read theQur'an
7.1 Reading for dhikr.
7.2 Reading for information or action.
- Summary of theQur'anicTeachings.
- Selections from theQur'an.
II-101 PRACTICE READING OF THE QUR' AN IN ARABIC
- Emphasis on reading correctly.
- Memorization of somesurahs.
- Principles ofTafsir
1.1 Words have meanings; far-fetched tawil can be misleading; apparent meaning and principles of tawil.
- Tafsirof al-Fatihah.
- Tafsirof Selected Surahs from Juzu 30.
- Tafsirof al-Baqarah, Ale-Imran, Al-Nisa.
- The Importance ofSunnah
1.1 From the Qur'an, from the Hadith, from the Companions, from the fuqaha, from the imams.
- Classification ofSunnah
2.1 Verbal (Hadith).
- Compilation ofHadith
3.1 The six Sahib's, and their compilers.
3.2 The difference between Hadith and Sunnah.
- Classification ofHadith.
- The Contents ofHadith.
- Selections fromHadith.
II-104 STUDY OF HADITH
A systematic study of Hadith under the guidance of some knowledgeable person.