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ʿAqīdah Course: Essentials of Islamic Theology (المنهج الحق)

Shaykh Mūsá Richardson

A study of al-Saʿdī’s classic 65-lined poem on creed, methodology, and manners. This course took place between July 9th-July 18th, 2018 at Masjid al-Furqān (TROID), Toronto, Canada.

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Course List:

Lesson 01: Lines 1-4 – Introduction to Poem and Author, Allāh’s Oneness, Majesty, and Ascension, Love and Humility as Worship

Lesson 02: Lines 5-10 – Praises Due to Allāh, Denouncement of Partners, Likenesses, or Deficiencies, Affirming Divine Attributes without False Explanations

Lesson 03: Lines 11-14 – Allah’s Loftiness, His Closeness, al-Hayy, al-Qayyūm, His Generosity and Limitless Bounties, His Knowledge, Capability, Seeing, and Hearing

Lesson 04: Lines 15-23 – Allāh’s Dominion, Wisdom, Descending, Sending of Messengers, the Superiority of Muhammad, the Companions, the Speech of Allāh

Lesson 05: Lines 24-27 – Belief in Qadr, the Definition and Fluctuation of Īmān, the Affairs of the Day of Judgment

Lesson 06: Lines 28-36 – Contemplating the Creation, Signs All Prove His Greatness and Bounties, the Actions of the People of Paradise and Hell

Lesson 07: Review Session Covering Various Questions and Concerns

Lesson 08: Lines 37-43 – Fulfilling Religious Duties and Avoiding Disobedience, Sincerity, Conformity, Tawakkul (placing trust), Patience, Fear and Hope, Purification of the Heart

Lesson 09: Lines 44-48: Companionship of Righteous vs. Wicked People, Overlooking Offences, Distance from Worldly Indulgences

Lesson 10: Lines 49-65: Remembering Allāh, Benefits of Ẓikr, Supplicating for Success, Conclusion of the Poem

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Published: February 24, 2019
Edited: January 25, 2022


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