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Your Standard Salafi Curriculum Guide

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THM SADAQA GROUP ISLAMIC STUDIES COURSES

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Dear Student;

I welcome you to the THM Sadaqa Group, FTS Online, or InHousePA programs, Your Standard Salafi Curriculum Guide to Academic and Islamic Studies education for online and at-home assistance, and hope that you will enjoy your studies with us inshaAllah this coming year.

When you register, you will either receive in print or will have access to online (website) tutorials and class pages, providing you with a Welcome letter and schedule for the current year. The Welcome letter lists only those courses/programs that are available at the school on the date of registration. This list is updated continuously.

Students who do not have access to the Internet at home must state so when registering so that other available programs may be suggested to them by post via snail mail.

Check the courses available to you against the online schedule -see list below, calendar or class pages. Unless indicated otherwise (e.g. out of session or seasonal only courses), you should have received all the items listed in the welcome letter or schedule. Should any of the course items be missing, please proceed immediately according to the instructions given on the letter or contact the Administration immediately.

Hints and rules on writing assignments: length, reference system, format, etc will be made available to you.

The course pages will take you through the major topics that you will cover during this academic year. Read it very carefully and try to follow all the instructions and guidelines given. I should also warn you not to limit your reading to the class page, workbooks, eBooks, or reference books mentioned, as the field of Islamic and Arabic studies is very vast. The reading material and references suggested are intended to prepare you for the end of school exam and to enable you to participate in more advanced Islamic and Arabic course options (e.g. OIC); they are not “the final say”.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the Study materials or schedules please do not hesitate to contact the Administrator.

Department of Administration


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

 

THM Sadaqa Group, FTS Online, and InHousePA aim to offer a program of study, that is of an academic standard comparable to that of other institutions of education in the United States and to ensure that the program of study is sound based upon Quran wa Sunnah and the path of the pious predecessors by the will of Allah. We insist on the provision of a *cognitive-theory of learning experience, where the attention of the student is required. In addition, the program provides opportunities to engage in group interaction, research, advanced study webinars for both students, parents, volunteers and members of the faculty.

 

* 1. Individuals are actively involved in the learning process. They are not passive receivers of environmental conditions, they are active participants in that learning process. In fact, they can control their own learning.

ASSESSMENT

 

THM Method of Assessment

The assessment criteria are not attached to a particular schedule of implementation, since all classes are understood to operate at the required level and moving at a desired pace. The criteria are directly related to where the student is expected to be, in terms of the “academic characteristics of successful students,” at the end of each (5-week period), and these criteria are set out below for the three semesters of study:

 

Report 1: On completion of stage one (the first semester of study), students should be able to demonstrate that:

a.        They have some familiarity with the academic or Islamic course and procedures associated with a chosen discipline(s), and are able to present written work in a manner consistent with the skills presented for writing.

b.       They are familiar with the additionally required academic or Islamic courses associated with a chosen discipline(s) and any of the problems addressed in the sessions for the course, and are up to date with the course scheduled prerequisites or changes in agenda.

c.        They have a thorough grounding in appropriate and acceptable types of research

 

Report 2: On completion of stage two (the second semester of study), students should be able to demonstrate that:

a.        They have acquired an ability to evaluate personal narratives, which they have written in the program, and to determine the relative success of such writings.

b.       They have achieved competence in undertaking independent studies, to which end they should be capable in preparation and presentation of written papers, and the critique of papers presented by their peers.

c.        They are able to evaluate their own written works.

d.       They are familiar with the received literature and the author associated with text for their individual course structure.

 

Report 3: On completion (and the writing of final research papers), students should be able to demonstrate that:

  1. They are competent in handling advanced critical literature, connected to the taught course.

b.       They can demonstrate independence of thought with regard to the taught course, such that they can prepare a sound and achievable plan of implementing topics learned during academic or Islamic Studies.

c.        They are able to provide proofs and evidence for statements used in the received literature associated with the course.

 

d.       They are able to reflect in a mature manner upon the outcomes/conclusions of situations, and can be self-critical in assessing their individual contributions to independent studies made while learning.

 

e.        They can suggest alternatives and supposed plans for implementation of continued practice for subjects introduced, where appropriate.

 

Special Assessment

 

         i.            Essays are assessed for competence of the student in constructing a written assignment in relation to the learning objectives of the course it is compared to the original submission in the student portfolio.

 

        ii.            Final written works are assessed on the basis of completion and the fulfilment of the course objectives.  The final written work is to demonstrate the student’s ability to formulate an achievable outcome.

 

      iii.            Elements required for the proposed final written work include:

 

a.        A cover page and title

b.       A literature review or summary of text used

c.        An outlined of the main research used for study/investigation

d.       A schedule of work for the work being submitted

e.        The learning objectives

f.        A bibliography

 

Point/Rewards system and examination admission

 

For the end of year examination, the student should have acquired 20 - 30 credit/points in each year. The student can either submit three satisfactory (pass marks = 75%) or two excellent assignments to earn Full credits:

 

75% - 100% = 20 - 30 credits

50% - 74% = 1 - 15 credits

 

Although the student only needs to submit two excellent assignments to obtain an end of year examination admission, we would advice the student to submit all three assignments so that she will be much better prepared for the examination.

 

The final examination is live and requires immediate submission of work once completed. Directions for the process shall be explained to students upon admittance.

 

Assessment Instructor:

 

The Assessment Instructor or Administrator is responsible for considering the performance of students in the Programs and for determining awards approved by the THM Sadaqa Group program.

 

 

The External Examiner(s):

 

The Administrator reserves the right to ask external examiners to provide advice on the effectiveness of the assessment process and the nature of the standards achieved with regard to the conduct of the assessment of the students on subject programs.  The External Examiner(s) will also consider the performance of the students over the academic year in question.

 

Contact with the Administrator

 

You are most welcome to contact us at the following address:

 

            THM Sadaqa Group

            Administrator of Academic & Islamic Studies

            United States

            admin@thmsadaqagroup.org 

COURSES OFFERED 2012-2013:

First-level Courses

(S1 = First Semester; S2 = second semester) 

1st Semester - FLCS101-M - An Introduction to Islamic Studies (S1 and S2),
A grounded view of Islam's beliefs and practices.  This course covers the following fields of study:

1                     Introduction to An Explanation of Usooluth Thalaatha/Memorization required

2                     Introduction to Quran/Tafsir Reading Vol. I

3                     Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari (Ahaadith) Vol. I

4                     Biographical Studies (Who do we take knowledge from - Previous and present day Scholars)

5                     Explanation of Important Lessons Part I (Memorization of short suwar required)

6                     Introduction to Islamic Manners and Character Building

7                     Dua Memorization (memorization required)

 

Prescribed textbooks:

1         Explanation of The Three Fundamental Principles buy the workbook here

2         Tafsir Ibn Kathir Vol. I by Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri (Darussalam Publications, 2000)

3         Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. I (this course provides Audio lectures for additional benefit)

4         Study Guide provided from various sources by THM Sadaqa Group

5         Introduction to Hadith (this course provides Audio lectures for additional benefit)

6         An Explanation of Important Lessons for Every Muslim

7         Hisnul Muslim (weblink used) book recommended  

8         Study Guide provided from various sources by THM Sadaqa Group

1st Semester Electives - Early history of Islam: (S1 and S2)
A descriptive background to pre-Islamic Arabia and early Islamic history, as well as a biography of the Prophet of Islam. The following areas are covered in this course:

1                     The History of Islam

2                     Biography of the Prophet (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) Seerah

3                     Introduction to the Caliphate and other Companions

4                     Introduction to the History of Mecca and Madinah Munawwarah

Prescribed textbooks:

9         The History of Islam Volume One by Akbar Shah Najeebabadi and Revised by Shaykh Safi-ur Rahman Mubarakpuri  (Darussalam Publications, 2000)

10     Knowing the “Mercy to mankind” by Dr. Saleh as Saleh (rahimahullah, 2006)

11     The Golden Series of the Prophet’s Companions by Abdul Basit Ahmad and edited by Aqeel Walker & Muhammad Ayub Sapra (Darussalam Publications, 2001)

12     History of Makkah & History of Madinah Munawwarah by Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri (Darussalam Publications, 2002)

Second-level Courses
(S1 = First Semester; S2 = second semester) 

 1st Semester – Intermediate Islamic Studies (S1 and S2)
An extensive study of Islam's authentic sources and classical legal texts:
In a thematic approach the course covers the meaning of the Qur'an using the Qur'an as the principle source. The contents of the Qur'an are dealt with under the headings of Tawheed, Prophethood, creation, worship, values, family and society, and the Correct Creed. The purpose of the course is to give students familiarity with the contents of the Qur'an and Ahaadith, and an understanding of its influence in a Muslim’s life so that they are able to begin the process of reflection. Students will be able to use the Qur'an for proofs, evidence and reference, identifying and understanding key passages in the major subjects.

1                     The Correct Creed

2                     An Explanation of Kitaabat-Tawheed Continued

3                     Quran/Tafsir Reading Vol. II

4                     Sahih al-Bukhari (Ahaadith) Vol. II

5                     Biographical Studies (Who do we take knowledge from - Previous and present day Scholars) Continued

6                     Explanation of Important Lessons Part II

7                     Great Righteous Women

8                     Introduction to Memorization of Juz 29, 30

Prescribed textbook:

1         Live lectures from Paltalk and WiZiQ

2         See previous list of textbooks

2nd Semester - FLCS202-N4 – Memorization of Text (S1 and S2)

1                     Quran

2                     40 Ahaadith by Imaam an-Nawawi

Prescribed Textbooks:

1         Study Guide prepared and issued by THM Sadaqa Group

2nd Semester Electives - FLHS102-N - History of Islam Continued: (S1 and S2)
A descriptive background of Islamic history, as well as a biography of the Prophet of Islam. The following areas are continued in this course:

1                     The History of Islam

2                     Biography of the Prophet (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam) Seerah

3                     Introduction to the Caliphate and other Companions

4                     Introduction to the History of Mecca and Madinah Munawwarah

 

1  - Our Religion and Research paper Assignment (S1 and S2)

Assumes that you are already aware of (or are currently studying) the what and the when of religion and proceeds to ask how and why. Topics covered include: Religion and society, Religion or Culture, Proof and Evidences. We will examine the major resources in the study of Islam:

 Example Topic: Explain according to authentic text the cycle of birth. Please provide detailed descriptions (history, circumstance, tafsir and timeline of events) with complete sentence structure.

Other 6th Grade to Adult Course studies

 

Students are expected to accomplish the following according to their age levels inshaAllah. The older you are, more will be required from you to study with completion. Academic instruction can be combined within the lessons inshaAllah. All course objectives have not been listed below. Current Guides will be given to students upon enrollment inshaAllah.

 

1. Surah- Tafseer Explanations/Memorization with word meanings
1.1 the purpose of reading and reflecting upon the book of Allah
1.1.1 Al-Isti’athah
1.1.2 Al-Basmalah
1.1.3 Al-Fatihah
1.1.4 The Benefits of Al-Fatihah
1.1.5 The meanings of Al-Fatihah
1.1.6 Three categories of Tawheed
1.1.7 Al-Fatihah word-for-word

1.1.8 An explanation of The Mu’awwadhatayn

1.1.9 An-Naas & Al-Falaq


1.2 Az-Zalzalah

1.2.1 The Meaning of Az-Zalzalah

1.2.2 Al-Adhiyaat

1.2.3 The Meaning of Al-Adhiyaat

1.2.4 Al-Qari’ah

1.2.5 The meaning of Al-Qari’ah

1.2.6 At- Takathur

1.2.7 The meaning of At-Takathur

1.2.8 Al-Asr

1.2.8 The meaning of Al-Asr

1.2.9 Al-Asr explained by the Ulema/Dars

 

1.3 Al-Humazah

1.3.1 The meaning of Al-Humazah

1.3.2 Al-Fil

1.3.3 The meaning of Al-Fil

1.3.4 Quraish

1.3.5 The meaning of Quraish

1.3.6 Al-Maun

1.3.7 The meaning of Al-Maun (possible audio)

1.3.8 Al-Kauthar

1.3.9 The Meaning of Al-Kauthar    

 

1.4 Al-Kafiroon

1.4.1 The meaning of Al-Kafiroon

1.4.2 An-Nasr

1.4.3 The meaning of An-Nasr

1.4.4 Al-Masad

1.4.5 The meaning of Al-Masad (Lahab)

1.4.6 Al-Ikhlas

1.4.7 The meaning of Al-Ikhlas

1.4.8 Oral Review of All Surahs

 

2. Dua/Supplications and ad-Dhikr

2.1 Supplication for when you wake up

2.1.1 When getting dress

2.1.2 for entering the bathroom

2.1.3 Making Wudhu/ablution

2.1.4 Completion of Wudhu/ablution

2.1.5 -

2.1.6 Remembrance for the Morning

2.1.7 Remembrance for the evening

2.1.8 What to say before sleeping

2.1.9 Oral Review

 

2.2.1 The benefits of Salaams

2.2.2 The Excellence of remembering Allah

2.2.3 On Sneezing you say

2.2.4 If you hear someone sneeze you say

2.2.5 Reply for the one who responds to your sneeze

2.2.6 Before Eating we say

2.2.7 After Eating we say

2.2.8 Supplications for Rain (during, after)

2.2.9 Oral Review

 

3. The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wa Jama’ah (Aqeedah)

3.1 Explanation of what the people of the Sunnah believe

3.1.1 Belief in Allah’s Lordship (Divinity Part 1)

3.1.2 Belief in Allah’s Names and Attributes

3.1.3 Belief in Divinity (Part 2)

3.1.4 Belief in the Angels

3.1.5 Belief in the revealed Books

3.1.6 Belief in the Messengers

3.1.7 Belief in the Last Day (Judgment)

3.1.8 Belief in the Pre Decree

3.1.9 Written Review

Taken directly from the lectures given by Dr. Saleh as Saleh http://www.understand-islam.net/

 

4. From the Important Matters

4.1 The Five Pillars of Islam

4.1.2 The Declaration of faith (Shahadah)

4.1.3 The Salaat (Prayer)

4.1.4 Paying Zakat

4.1.5 Fasting in the Month of Ramadan

4.1.6 Hajj (Pilgrimage to the House in Mecca)

4.1.7 Al-Ihsaan (worshipping Allah as though you see him)

4.1.8 Correcting your Niyyah (intentions)

4.1.9 Written Review

 

4.2.1 What is Wudhu?

4.2.2 What is Ghusl?

4.2.3 General Taharah (cleanliness)

* Students must complete first half of the  “Basic Principles on the Subjects of Tawheed, Fiqh and Aqeedah”

 

5. Cultivation/Manners/Character

5.1 What is considered to be bad manners?

5.1.2 Kadhdhab (Liar)

5.1.3 Spreading the Salaams

5.1.4 Kindness and Obedience to the Parents

5.1.5 Cheating Is not from Islam

5.1.6 Stealing (thief)

5.1.7 Being Truthful, Trustworthy and Honest (As-Saddiqun)

5.1.8 Respect for Allah, His Messenger and those who followed him (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam)

5.1.9 Written Review

 

6. Seerah/History 1

6.1 Mercy to Mankind Series - Muhammad (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam)

6.1.2 Written Review

 

7. Seerah/History 2 (May Allah have mercy upon all of them)

7.1 History of the Prophets

7.1.2 Adam

7.1.3 Nuh

7.1.4 Yusuf

7.1.5 Yunus

7.1.6 Ibrahim

7.1.7 Musa

7.1.8 Story of Musa & Khidr

7.1.9 Written Review

 

8. Seerah/History 3 (May Allah be pleased with them all)

8.1.1 Abu Bakr As-Siddiq

8.1.2 Umar Al-Khattab

8.1.3 Uthman bin Affan

8.1.4 Ali ibn Abi Talib

8.1.5 Khadijah bint Khawaylid

8.1.6 Saudah bint Zam’ah

8.1.7 Aisha bint Abi Bakr

8.1.8 UmmRooman

8.1.9 Written Review

Intermediate Level Students

1. Surah- Tafseer Explanations/Memorization with word meanings
1.1 the purpose of reading and reflecting upon the book of Allah
1.1.1 Al-Isti’athah
1.1.2 Al-Basmalah
1.1.3 Al-Fatihah
1.1.4 The Benefits of Al-Fatihah
1.1.5 Three Categories of Tawheed

1.1.6 An explanation of Ayaat ul Kursi 

1.1.7 Ayaat ul Kursi


1.2 Al-Baiyyinah

1.2.1 The Meaning of Al-Baiyyinah

1.2.2 Al-Qadr

1.2.3 The Meaning of Al-Qadr

1.2.4 Al- Alaq

1.2.5 The meaning of Al-Alaq

1.2.6 At-Tin

1.2.7 The meaning of At-Tin

1.2.8 Ash-Sharh (Alam Nashrah)

1.2.9 The meaning of Ash-Sharh (Alam Nashrah)

 Oral Review

 

1.3 Ad-Duha

1.3.1 The meaning of Ad-Duha

1.3.2 Al-Layl

1.3.3 The meaning of Al-Layl

1.3.4 Ash-Shams

1.3.5 The meaning of Ash-Shams

1.3.6 Al-Balad

1.3.7 The meaning of Al-Balad

1.3.8 Al-Fajr

1.3.9 The Meaning of Al-Fajr 

1.4 Al-Ghashiyah

1.4.1 The meaning of Al-Ghashiyah

1.4.2 Al-Ala

1.4.3 The meaning of Al-Ala

1.4.4 At-Tariq

1.4.5 The meaning of AT-Tariq

1.4.6 Al-Buruj

1.4.7 The meaning of Al-Buruj

1.4.8 Oral Review of All Surahs

1.4.9 Written Review of All Surahs

 

2. Dua/Supplications and ad-Dhikr

2.1 Supplication for when you wake up

2.1.1 When getting dress

2.1.2 for entering the bathroom

2.1.3 Making Wudhu/ablution

2.1.4 Completion of Wudhu/ablution

2.1.5

2.1.6 Remembrance for the Morning

2.1.7 Remembrance for the evening

2.1.8 What to say before sleeping

2.1.9 Oral Review

 

2.2.1 Leaving the home

2.2.2 Returning home/ entering

2.2.3 Going to the Masjid

2.2.4 Entering the Masjid

2.2.5 Leaving the Masjid

2.2.6 What to say when you hear the Adhan

2.2.7 Supplication at the beginning of Salaat

2.2.8 Supplications after completing the prayer

2.2.9 Oral Review

 

3. The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wa Jama’ah (Aqeedah)

3.1 Explanation of what the people of the Sunnah believe

3.1.1 Belief in Allah’s Lordship (Divinity Part 1)

3.1.2 Belief in Allah’s Names and Attributes

3.1.3 Belief in Divinity (Part 2)

3.1.4 Belief in the Angels

3.1.5 Belief in the revealed Books

3.1.6 Belief in the Messengers

3.1.7 Belief in the Last Day (Judgment)

3.1.8 Belief in the Pre Decree

3.1.9 Written Review

 

4. From the Important Matters

4.1 The Pillars of Islam

4.1.2 The Pillars and Branches of Faith

4.1.3 Categories of Tawheed and Shirk

4.1.4 The levels of Ihsaan

4.1.5 The conditions for prayer

4.1.6 The Pillars of Prayer (Arkan)

4.1.7 Obligatory Elements of Prayer

4.1.8 An explanation of the Tashahhud

4.1.9 Written Review

 

4.2.1 The Sunan Elements of Prayer

4.2.2 Sajud As-Sahw (Prostration for forgetfulness)

4.2.3 Actions that are disliked during the prayer

4.2.4 Actions that Nullify the Prayer

4.2.5 Conditions of Wudhu

4.2.6 Obligatory Elements of Wudhu

4.2.7 Actions that nullify the Wudhu

4.2.8 Written Review

 

* Students must complete second half of the “Basic Principles on the Subjects of Tawheed, Fiqh and Aqeedah”

 

5. Cultivation/Manners/Character

5.1 Approaching Someone with a Smiling Face is Sadaqa

5.1.2 Kadhdhab (Liar)

5.1.3 Spreading the Salaams

5.1.4 Kindness and Obedience to the Parents

5.1.5 Cheating is not from Islam

5.1.6 Stealing (the thief has not been patient)

5.1.7 Being Truthful, Trustworthy and Honest (As-Saddiqun)

5.1.8 Respect for Allah, His Messenger and those who followed him (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam)

5.1.9 The excellence of using your right hand or beginning from the right.

 

5.2.1 Sabr

5.2.2 Fulfillment of Promises

5.2.3 Sincerity (Khushoo)

5.2.4 Jealousy/Envy can lead to destruction

5.2.5 Assisting the Elderly

5.2.6 Choosing the best companion

5.2.7 Mockery of the Religion

5.2.8 Good treatment of orphans

5.2.9 Giving your neighbors their rights

 

6. Seerah/History 1

6.1 Review Brief Summary of the Seerah - Muhammad (salla allahu alaihi wa salaam)

6.1.2 Biography of Imam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab

6.1.3 Biography of Allamah Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di

6.1.4 Written Review

 

7. Seerah/History 2 (May Allah have mercy upon all of them)

7.1 History of the Prophets

7.1.2 Adam

7.1.3 Nuh

7.1.4 Yusuf

7.1.5 Yunus

7.1.6 Ibrahim

7.1.7 Musa

7.1.8 Story of Musa & Khidr

7.1.9 Written Review

 

8. Seerah/History 3 (May Allah be pleased with them all)

8.1.1 Abu Dhar Al-Gifari

8.1.2 Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam

8.1.3 Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah

8.1.4 Amr bin Al-Aas

8.1.5 Bilal bin Rabah

8.1.6 Zainab bint Jahash

8.1.7 Umm Salamah

8.1.8 Umm Aiman

8.1.9 Written Review 

 

9. Arabic

These lessons can be taken directly from the al-Madinah website, please see Arabic page

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