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Some example and tentative LESSON plans

[to be adapted and revised as needed]


Week

Module/ Subject/ Major Points

WEEK 1
Introductio
n:
Subjects
Objectives
Resources
etc

Introduction:
Subjects, Objectives; Importance of
Aqeedah & Tauheed; Benefits;
Terminologies, Resources, [books
of Aqeedah, called Tauheed, or
Sunnah, or Iman, or Usul ad-Deen,
or Shareeah, Minhaj , etc]
Methodologies; ; Types of Books
and chapters [Ard (presentation),
Radd (refutation), and so on];
Important controversies; Necessity
of Arabic Language terminologies
(example Iman, Ibadah, Riba).
Necessity of knowing minimal
amount of Quran, Sunnah, Ijma,
Sirah and Tareekh (history);
Fitrah (natural inclination) and its
corruptions, ash Shareeah al
Mukamilah lil Fitrah (Revealed law
completing the natural inclination to
Islam); Hidayyah (Guidance) and
Dhalalah (misguidance); receiving
knowledge and Minhaj at Talaqi
(methodology of receiving
instruction and knowledge), Khabr
Wahid (narration from one source),
Beneficial Knowledge in Religion
of Islam knowledge as opposed to
harmful knowledge; Muhhkim wa
Mutashabih (entirely clear and less
clear); issue of Taqleed wa Itibaah
wa Ijtihad (blind following,
following with proof, independent
judgment) ; Qubool al Aml bil

WEEK 2
Fitra &
Ilm &
Hidayah

Reading/Assignment
s, and Topics
Read:
The Importance of
Aqidah, al Uthaimeen,
first section;
Principles and
Methodology of
Aqdah, al-Aql 1-10;
Aqeedat-at-Tauheed,
Fauzan, p 1o-15

Due
Dates
The
followin
g weeks
class

>Reading Packet #1

Read article, Fitra,


Eberle; Knowledge is
only by Learning,
Eberle;
>Reading Packet #2

Bi-Weekly Quiz/
Assignment

As
above

Ikhlas wal Mutabiah (Acceptance


of deeds with Sincerity and
Adherence); al Ilm wal Aml
(knowledge and Action); Imam
Ahmads appreciation of al Bukhari
and al Darami in their books;
Can we take from other sources like
Bible, Sages; Philosophy; History;
Science;
Shahadah (testimony) LA ILAH
WEEK 3
Shahadah ILLA ALLAH and four levels of
& Tauheed testimony; pillars (negation and
affirmation), Conditions of
Shahadah, Surah Fatihat al Kitaab;
Surat al Ikhlas; Tauheed
(Monotheism) in Quran and
Sunnah; Categories of Tauheed:
Tauheed Ilmi wa Amali
(monotheism of Knowledge and
Action); Tauheed ar Rububiyyah
wal Uluhiyyah wal Asma was-Siffat
(Lordship, Divinity, Names and
Attributes); Tauheed Itiba'a
(monotheism of following);
Tauheed in Quran and Sunnah;
comprehensive meaning of Ibadah
(internal and external worships);
acknowledgment of Rububiyyah
necessitates acknowledgment of
Ubudiyyah; Fruit of Tauheed
Uluhiyyah/ Ibadah (Worship)
permeates all religion of Islamic
faith, acts, and character.
Hadeeth (narration) Amru ibn
Abasa, etc.
WEEK 4
Rabb &

Issues of Tauheed al Khabari al


Ilmi (Information and Knowledge);
Tauheed al Rububiyyah wal Asma

Read Foremost
As
Obligatory Duties,
above
Tameemi, p.1-20;
Take your beliefs from
the Quran and Sunnah,
Zianoo 1-30, Fundamentals of
Islamic Faith,
Explained , alUthaimeen, 1-30,
Al Ubudiyyah Ibn
Taimiyah, first
section;
>Reading Packet #3

Read Guidance to
Correct Belief, alFauzan, related

As
above

Allahs
Names
Attrib

was Siffat); Major principles of


faith in Allah and His Lordship, and
His Names and Attributes;
Rububiyyah leads and necessitates
to Uluhiyyah; Allahs
Transcendence, Allahs Nearness,
Seeing Allah; etc; Proofs of Allah
existence; Allahs Names and
Attributes

Tauheed as opposed to Shirk


WEEK 5
(idolatry) and Taghoot; various
Shirk
&Taaghoot kinds of Shirk and Taaghoot and
why important to have detailed
knowledge to avoid; Ibadat ash
Shaitan wa Auliya`ahu; Asnam wa
Awthan (idols); Sunnah (Way) as
opposed to Bidah (Innovation) ;
Nawaqid al Islam; Riddah;

chapters; Aqeedat-alTauheed, al-Fauzan,


related chapters;
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
Tameemi related
chapters;
>Reading Packet #4
Monthly
Exam/Research Paper
Read Taghoot
Summary, Eberle;
Bidah Summary,
Eberle, Sharh
Nawaqid al Islam,
Tameemi,
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
Tameemi, ch 1-6.

As
above

>Reading Packet #5
6 WEEK
Asma ad
Deen
Islam
Iman
Pillars

Arkan wa Wajibat wa Nawafil


(Pillars, Obligations,
Supererogatory ; Pillars of Islam,
Iman (Faith with Action), Ihsan
(Perfection) ; Belief in Allah,
Angels, Books, Prophets, Last Day,
Predestination;
Hadeeth Jibreel, Hadeeth Ibadah ibn
Samit; Definitions of Asma ad Deen
like Islam & Iman; Iman (faith and
belief with action) as opposed to
Kufr (ingratitude, infidelity
disbelief) and Nifaq (hypocracy),
Fisq (sinfulness) and Relationship
between them; issue of Takfeer
(declaring one a disbeliever) and
Apostasy;

Read Fundamentals of As
Islamic Faith,
above
Explained , alUthaimeen, p. 31-90
>Reading Packet #6
Bi-Weekly Quiz/
Assignment

WEEK 7
Uluhiyyah
issues emotion

WEEK 8
Uluhiyyah
issues sayings

Issues of Tauheed Uluhiyyah/


Ibadah: comprehensiveness of
worship in Islam; Misconceptions
about worship; Emotions or worship
like love, awe, fear, hope, hate,
trust; and concepts like Husn ath
Thun billahi. (good idea of Allah)

Read
Guidance to Correct
Belief, al-Fauzan, p.
1-30; Aqeedat-alTauheed, al-Fauzan,
related chapters;
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
Tameemi, related
chapters;

>Reading Packet #7
Issues of Tauheed Uluhiyyah/
Read Guidance to
Ibadah (worship): in sayings like
Correct Belief, alDua (Supplication), Dthikr
Fauzan, p. 1-30;
(Remembrance),Wird Tawassul
Aqeedat-al-Tauheed,
(Seeking means to come close),
al-Fauzan, related
Shafaah (intercession) Istianah
chapters;
(seeking aid), Istighathah (seeking
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
rain and help), Half (oath), Asma
Tameemi, related
(names) like Malik al Muluk king of chapters;
Kings), saying like Maa Shaa Allah Islamic Ruling on
wa she`ta, etc;
Tawassul (Nasr AlWriting is like saying;
Aql);

As
above

As
above

>Reading Packet #8

WEEK 9
Uluhiyyah
issues actions

Monthly
Exam/Research Paper
Issues of Tauheed Uluhiyyah/
Read Guidance to
Ibadah: actions like Tabarruk
Correct Belief, al(seeking blessings), wearing at
Fauzan, p. 1-30;
Tameemah (Amulet), as Sihr
Aqeedat-al-Tauheed,
(Sorcery), al Arafah (claiming
al-Fauzan, related
knowledge of unseen),at Tanjeem
chapters;
(astrology), ar Ruqya (cure by
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
incantation), al Quboor (graves),
Tameemi, related
Hayat al Barzakh (life of the grave); chapters;
at Tasweer (Surah -pictures)
>Reading Packet #9

As
above

WEEK 10
Uluhiyyah
issues actions

Issues of Tauheed Uluhiyyah/


Ibadah: actions like Salat, Zakat;
Sujud; Ruku; Tawwaf; Dthibh
(Sacrifice), Hukm (Ruling and
Judgments); Shareeah; al Amr bil
Maroof wa an Nahi an al
Munkar; Hijra; Jihad, Caliphate; Is
there something called Tauheed al
Hakimiyyah;

Read Guidance to
Correct Belief, alFauzan, p. 1-30;
Aqeedat-al-Tauheed,
al-Fauzan, related
chapters;
Kitab-At-Tawheed, al
Tameemi, related
chapters;

As
above

>Reading Packet #10


Bi-Weekly Quiz/
Assignment
Read Summary of al
As
WEEK 11 Relaxation of al Wala wal Bara
(loyalty and disavowal) to Islam,
Wala wal Bara, by
above
Al Wala
Iman and to Shahadah of LA
Qahtani; al Wala wal
wal Bara
ILAHA ILLA ALLAH; alliance and Bara, by al Fauzan; al
disavowal in daily life; Ukhuwwa
Firqan baina Auliya,
(brotherhood) of Ummat al
Ibn Taimiyah
Islamiyyah (community of Islam);
Reading Packet #11
Love and Hate and Giving and
Refusing for the sake of Allah;
Taqiyyah, Tuqya (Dissimulation of
faith under duress);
Walaiyah (friendship, alliance,
sainthood).
Sectarian Issues and major divisions Read The Importance As
WEEK
and sects; Ideologies antithetical to of Aqidah, al
above
12
Uthaimeen, last
Al Firq wal Islam (secularism, capitalism,
liberal democracy, etc); Wasatiyah
section; Sectarianism
Adyan
(middle way); Hizbiyyah (sectarian Understanding
partisanship); Muslim Unity as
sectarianism, its
opposed to partisan sectarianism; al causes and ways of
Firqa an Naji`ah (saved Sect); at
protecting against it,
Ta`ifa al Mansoora (Victorious
By Dr. Nasir Abdul
Group); al Ghuraba`a (Strangers);
Kareem al-Aql,
Dawah (invitation) including
Summary of Bidah.
Principles and Methods (to Muslims
and non Muslims); Deen (Adyan >Reading Packet #12

religions and comparative study);


Call to unification of Muslims and
Non Muslims; Identify and
tolerance issues; Tazkiyat an Nafs
(purification of the soul); Zuhd
( abstinence, asceticism); Qiyas
(analogy) Mantaq (Logic) and
related controversies;
WEEK 13
Examples
Aqa`id as
Salaf

Examples of Aqeedah of Salaf:


Aqeedah of Humaidi; Ibn Abi
Asim; al Bukhari; at Tahawi, etc;
Wasitiyyah of Ibn Taymiyyah ; Principles and Methodology of
Aqdah Ahl us Sunnah wal Jamah,
by Nsir al-Aql; others;

Monthly
Exam/Research Paper

Read Mountains of
As
Knowledge in selected above
passages leaders
Sunnah,; Aqeedah
Humaidi; Note on
Tahawiyah
>Reading Packet #13

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NOT to READ below; just some notes and ideas

Personal subject notes ; issues ; topics

See the detailed weekly lesson plan below. (Terms in Arabic without their English
meanings; to be explained and studied): Allah; Rabb; Deen; Ibadah; Islam; Iman;
Ihsan; Shahadah; Tauheed; Shirk; Taaghoot; Sanam; Wathan; Kufr; Kufr al Akbar
wal Asghar; Nefaaq; Fisq; al Fitrah; Hidiyyah; Dalalah; Sunnah; Bidah; al
Itibaah (al Mutabiah); al Taqleed; al Khulafa ar Rashideen; as Sahabah wat
Tabaeen; as Salaf wal Khalaf; Aqeedah; Minhaj; Akhlaq; al Uluhiyyah; ar
Rububiyyah; al Asma was Siffat; Mali`kah; Jinn; Shaitan al Ins wal Jinn; al Kutub;
ar Rusul wal Anbiua`a; an Nubuwwat; as Sameyyat; al Wahi; al Mujizah wal

Karamah; Yaum al Akhira; ad Dunya; Alamat as Saah al Kubra was Sugra; al


Qiyyamah; al Jannah wa Jahannam; al Qada`a wal Qadr; Usul ad Deen; Ilm al
Kalam; al Mutakalameen; al Falasifah; al Ilm wal Amal; Tark al-Aml; an Niyyah;
al Ikhlas; al Yaqeen; as Sidq; al Mahabah or al Hubb; al Inqiyaad; al Qabool; al
Arkan; al Wajibat; an Nawafil; an Nawaqid; al Wala`a wa Bara`a; at Tuqya wa
Taqiyyah; al Wali (Awliyah); al Wilayyah; al Khawajij; ash Shia; al Qadariyyah;
al Jibriyyah; al Muji`a; al Jahmiyyah; al Mutazilah; as Sufiyyah; az Zuhd; ; al
Ashariyyah; al Matureediyyah; ad Deobandiyyah; at Tazkiyah; at Tasfiyyah; ar
Raqa`iq; Wahdat al Wujood; al Fana`a; ad Dua; ad Dawah ash Shareeah; al
Haqeeqah; al Hukm (al Hakamiyyah); at Tabarruk; as Sihr; at Tama`im; at
Tanjeem; ar Ruqya al Quboor; at Tasweer (Surah), al Wasitiyyah; Ahl as Sunnah
wal Jama`ah; al Ikhtilaf; at Tafarruq; al Ahwa`a; al Itibaah; al Itisam; al Istidlal;
al Hujjah; al Ijtihad; an Nafs; ar Ruuh; Hayat al Barzakh; al Waseelah; as
Shafaah; al Mantaq; al Qiyas Dalalat al Iltizam wa Tadamman wa Mutabiqah; al
Firqa an Naji`ah; at Ta`ifa al Mansoora; al Ghuraba`a
Also English (Greek) terms like Monotheism, Polytheism, Atheism, Dualism,
Trinity, Anthropomorphism, Monism, etc. Also: Theology; Epistemology;
Ontology; Teleology; Eschatology, etc.

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