The Weekly Madrasa Programme

The OTKF Weekly Madrasa is pleased to announce the programme of the 2014 Fall term.

This weekly educational programme provides a basic yet comprehensive curriculum for the person seeking to deepen his or her faith and practice. Taught by traditionally-trained yet western teachers, the subjects and texts covered are universally regarded as central to an authentic, scholarly and spiritual understanding of the Islamic faith.

Classes are held every Sunday and are offered free of charge. While these courses are developed for adults, young adults and mature children who are able to sit quietly for the duration of the class and to learn are welcome.

2014/2015 TERM DATES

Fall Term
12 October – 14 December
Spring Term
19 April – 21 June
Winter Term
11 January – 15 March

VENUE

Oxford Quaker Meeting House
43 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LW

SCHEDULE

Exegesis (Tafsir) of Surat Ya Sin
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Description: An exegesis of Surat Ya Sin (sura 36), one of the most oft-recited chapters of the Qur'an.

Instructor: Sheikh Thaqib Mahmood

Course text: None.

Prerequisites: None.
Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Description: A reading and explanation of forty of the most central hadiths of Islam.

Instructor: Sheikh Thaqib Mahmood

Text: An-Nawawi's Forty Hadith.

Prerequisites: None.
Arabic I (Introductory)
Time: 3.30pm – 4.45pm
Description: This is a course for those who would like to improve their reading and understanding of the Arabic of the Qur'an.

Instructor: Sheikh Thaqib Mahmood

Course text: Access to Qur'anic Arabic, by Abdul Wahid Hamid. The book comprises three volumes; the additional audio CD is not necessary for the course, though students may find it helpful.

Prerequisites: Ability to read and write the Arabic script.
Arabic II (Intermediate)
Time: 5pm –6pm
Description: A grammatical analysis of selected passages from the Quran and aspects of rhetorical devices.

Instructor: Sheikh Thaqib Mahmood

Course text: Access to Qur'anic Arabic, by Abdul Wahid Hamid. The book comprises three volumes; the additional audio CD is not necessary for the course, though students may find it helpful.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed or done the equivalent of the text Access to Quranic Arabic by Abdul Wahid Hamid.

WEEKLY SYLLABUS

Syllabus for Exegesis of Surat Ya Sin
WEEK VERSE
Verses: 1–12 : Establish Prophecy: belief or disbelief
Week 1 1 Disconnected letters
2–5 Messengership of the Prophet supported with a use of an oath
Week 2 6–11 Responsibility of the Prophet
Reasons for disbelief and rejection
12 Unity of God, Resurrection
13–26 Example: Giving & Receiving the message
Week 3 13–19 Parable: The three messengers
20–25 Parable: Habib Najjar
Week 4 26–32 Paradise or Destruction
Week 5 26–27 Parable: Habib Najjar
28–32 Destruction: Those who reject
33–45 Signs of Resurrection
Week 6 33–36 Dead Earth - Place
Week 7 37–40 Sun and Moon - Time
41–44 The Ship
Week 8 45 Precaution
46–47 Why rejection
Week 9 46 Historical
Week 10 47 Practical example – miserliness
Syllabus for Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi

WEEK

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

TOPIC
Hadith 1: Intention
Hadith 2: The Mother Hadith
Hadith 2: The Mother Hadith
Hadith 3: Pillars of Islam
Hadith 4: Providence
Hadith 5: Innovation
Hadith 6: Lawful and unlawful
Hadith 7: Sincere advice
Hadith 8: Defense of Islam
Hadith 9: Avoiding excessive questions
Hadith 10: Allah is pure
Hadith 11: Leaving doubts
Hadith 12: Minding one's business