Sept ’21 Modules

Our first semester starts on 6th September 2021. As per our programmes of study (Hawza Studies and Arabic), we will be offering the modules below in Semester 1.

Note: The flexible nature of our programmes means that you do not have to take all the modules that are offered in each semester. Whether you do the Certificate, Diploma, or Non-award, you can choose to take however many modules you like and progress through the course at a pace that suits you.

 

Islamic Theology 1

Lecturer

Course description
The two Islamic Theology modules on the programme aim to critically examine fundamental doctrines of Islamic belief from a Shi‘i perspective. The first of these modules focuses on God: His existence, His attributes, and His relationship with His creation. In addition to assessing rational arguments for and against Shi‘i perspectives about God, the module calls students to reflect on verses of the Qur’an and traditions to assess how far reason and revelation tell us the same thing about the Absolute Perfect Being. The module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skill to navigate through diverse perspectives on God in a logical and structured manner.

Course detail
Credits: 20
44 pre-recorded lessons, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £200.00
Non-Certificate Students: £400.00


Islamic Law 1

Lecturer

Course description
In line with the traditional format of the tawdih al-masa’il (manual of Islamic rulings), the Islamic Law syllabus of the programme is divided into two parts: the first concerns ritual acts of worship (‘ibadat), and the second covers transactions (mu’amalat). Following an introduction to the subject, Islamic Laws 1 systematically discusses nine major areas of Islamic jurisprudence. In each area, the most important rulings are carefully studied, including those which pertain to Muslims living in Western countries. The module investigates one’s legal duty in different scenarios and acquaints students with fundamental legal terminology and principles.

Course detail
Credits: 20
44 pre-recorded lessons, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £200.00
Non-Certificate Students: £400.00


Islamic Ethics

Lecturer

Course description
In its essence, Islamic spirituality is ‘the quest to be as God wants us to be’. This module examines the principles and practices that lie at the heart of such a quest. It reviews the approaches adopted in seminal works on Islamic Ethics and investigates the classical analysis of the soul in terms of its major faculties. The module also examines important concepts in Islamic Ethics, such as ‘God-wariness’ (taqwa), ‘sincerity’ (ikhlas), and ‘gratitude’ (shukr). A selection of ritual acts of worship is used to demonstrate how these rituals enable us to enhance our spirituality; and, following in a long-established Hawza tradition, the etiquettes of seeking knowledge, studying, and teaching are also examined.

Course detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lessons, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Life of the Prophet (s) – Before Hijra

Lecturer

Course description
This module surveys the life of Prophet Muhammad (s) from his birth until his migration to Medina. The second part of the course, which will be taught in the following semester, continues from the migration to the end of his life. Students will gain a familiarity with the major events of the Prophet’s life and the struggles he faced as he endeavoured to guide humanity. Special emphasis will be placed on events where Sunni historians have traditionally diverged from Shi‘i historians. Students will become familiar with each side’s arguments and learn techniques to wade through the debate without becoming lost in the quagmire.

Course detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lessons, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Arabic Level 1

Lecturers

Course description
Level 1 of the Arabic programme focuses on correct articulation of letters and words; understanding and using basic vocabulary and grammar; and composing simple sentences and paragraphs in spoken and written form.

Level 1 Syllabus

Course detail
Credits: 40
88 live lessons

Full Option:*
Certificate Students: £400.00
Non-Certificate Students: £800.00

Half Option:**
Certificate Students: £200.00
Non-Certificate Students: £400.00

*Full Option – 8 hours per week, completed in one semester
**Half Option – 4 hours per week, completed in two semesters

Academic staff

All our courses are taught by expert teachers who have not only been through
the hawza system but have many years of experience teaching
English-speaking students from all over the world.

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