Firm Faith – ADP ’17 Spring Semester

Event details

  • Thursday | May 30, 2024
  • All Day


Course Summary

With the help of Allah (swt) we will be going through Imam Tahawi’s treatise explaining what every Muslim should know and believe in at a basic level.

The importance of this lies in the fact that we will be corroborating the views of Imam Abu Hanifa the founder of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, that have come down to us from different sources.  Imam al-Tahawi summarizes the views of the great Imam and shows that they were in conformity with the traditional views of the orthodox school.

This short treatise on ‘Aqida (Islamic theology) written by Imam al-Tahawi though small, is a basic text for all times, listing what a Muslim must know and believe.

Course Details

This brief course aims to maintain a considerable degree of simplicity, avoiding technical discussions that are not relevant to the average person.  The focus is explaining the correct belief rather than involving the reader in the intricacies of debate around theological issues. Verses of the Qurʾān and narrations of Ḥadīth will be briefly quoted in support of the doctrines listed by Imām Tahawī.


While the permanent relevance of the statements of belief in the ʿAqīda are obvious, the historical weight and relevance of certain of these statements can be properly appreciated only if the work is used as a text for study under the guidance of some learned scholar.  Mufti Niaz will be providing such insight to this text as part of this course. Since the present book is intended exactly as one such aid towards understanding the details of Islamic belief with clarity, it is hoped that it will be of benefit to the attendee.

Course Policy

Students are responsible for ensuring that they are on the class email list Assignment submissions should be in hard copy form or by finishing them online as applicable. Email submissions cannot be accepted. 

The final exam will be cumulative. Both homework and readings will be covered.


Tuition: $199

Financial Aid is available.

January 17th, 2017 – April 25th 2017

1st Class is FREE!

Limited Seats Available

Instructor: Mufti Niaz Hannan

Location: IQRA Institute

2550 Eisenhower Ave, Suite B205

Trooper, PA 19403


screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-11-57-35-amAbout Mufti Nian Hannan:

Mufti Niaz Hannan is the Imam and Religious Director at ICSJ (Islamic Center of South Jersey) in Palmyra, NJ. Shaykh Hannan studied in the UK at Madinatul-Uloom Al-Islamiya and graduated as a ‘Ālim in the Islamic Sciences from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda. He completed a MA in Islamic Studies from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) and attended the Cambridge Muslim College, where he completed a Diploma in Contextual Islamic Studies in Leadership.

About IQRA ADP Program:

The IQRA ADP in Islamic Studies is a comprehensive program, held weekly on topics that covers the crucial beliefs, jurisprudences and sciences of Islam as well as the reading.  The IQRA ADP Program is semester based with Fall and Spring Semesters.

The IQRA ADP curriculum covers many important and valuable facets of Islam including: Quran and Hadith studies, Seerah & History (Tareekh), Spiritual Purification (Tazkiyah), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Faith (Aqeedah), Prayer (Salah), Propagation (Dawah) and community development (Tarbiyah).  The IQRA ADP curriculum is unique and specifically developed for the American Muslim living in the 21st century while adhering to the everlasting Quran and the Prophetic methodologies.

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