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New Muslim Series Part 2: Pillars of Islam
Instructor(s): Ustadh Abdul Latif Al-Amin
Course Format: 12 downloadable sessions, 3 live sessions
Starts On: Not currently offered.
Length: 1 term(s) - 12 weeks
Course ID: NEW102
Department: New Muslims
Course is currently not offered.
Summary

This course will cover the “Five Pillars of Islam”, which are essential to every Muslim’s practice. This course is the second in a series designed especially with new Muslims and the newly practicing Muslim in mind. The series is focused on those things that all Muslims must know and strive to act upon.

Details

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Islam is built upon five things - on testifying that there is no God but Allah, and that Muhammad is His Messenger; on performing prayer; on giving the charity; on pilgrimage to Mecca; and on fasting during the month of Ramadan."

This course will cover these “Five Pillars of Islam”, which are essential to every Muslim’s practice. This course is the second in a series designed especially with new Muslims and the newly practicing Muslim in mind. 

Topics covered:

  • The testimony of faith
  • The Prayer
  • The Qur’an
  • Obligatory Charity
  • Fasting
  • Pilgrimage to Mecca

This highly accessible course is presented in video format and makes use of a forum by which students can ask questions and engage in beneficial discussions.

Lesson Overview

Lesson 1 Introduction

  • The five pillars of Islam
  • Importance of intention and sincerity
  • Inward and outward actions

Lesson 2 Testimony of Faith

  • How one enters Islam
  • The merit of the the testimony of faith
  • Joining Muhammadan Rasulullah with La ilaha ila Allah

Lesson 3 Importance of Prayer

  • Objective of every act of worship
  • Many merits of the prayer
  • Prayer is the foundation of Islam

Lesson 4 Prayer is at the prescribed times

  • What should be one’s focus in the  prayer
  • What is meant by “ Establishing the Prayer”
  • Reciting from the Qur’an

Lesson 5  Qur’an

  • The Qur’an is to be recited
  • Proper manners with the Qur’an
  • Developing a  relationship with the Qur’an

Lesson 6  Zakat

  • Prayer and zakat mentioned together in the Qur’an
  • Paying zakat helps to purify one’s wealth
  • Paying  zakat is a test of one’s faith

Lesson7  Fasting

  • Objective of Fasting
  • Different levels of Fasting
  • Fasting teaches one self-restraint

Lesson 8  Hajj

  • Summary of Hajj
  • Obligation for those able
  • Hajj as a trip of a lifetime


Lesson 9 Acts of Worship are many

  • Developing a heart that is attached to Allah
  • Acts of worship have an inward and an outward
  • Acceptance not known in this life

Lesson 10 Du’a (Supplication

  • Du’a demonstrates one's neediness to Allah
  • Proper manners of du’a

Lesson 11 Having Humility in all of one’s actions

  • Seeking no worldly benefit
  • Intention of doing actions only for Allah

Lesson 12 Following the Prophet Muhammad

  • Following His way in all of one’s actions
  • What is the Sunnah
  • Review of the importance of the five pillars
Requirements & Prerequisites

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