Adab

(Islamic Decorum)

Past Courses

Level: Beginner

al-Adab al-Mufrad (Imam al-Bukhari)

Distinguished Decorum

 

Synopsis

 

Imam al-Bukhari’s highly acclaimed compilation of Prophetic sayings and statements of the Sahabah and Tab’ieen that comprehensively encompasses the essential aspects of ethical and noble behavior and characteristics that all Muslims must strive to acquire in the wholly complete ‘way of life’ known as Islam. al-Adab al-Mufrad is arguably the most illustrious of books on the subject of Islamic Decorum and contains 1322 narrations that cover all facets of a Muslim’s practical daily life. Themes such as the rights of parents, maintaining kinship, kindness to dogs and other animals, the upbringing of children, and compassion to humankind are just some of the affairs dealt with in this great work.

In a time of egocentrism, hedonism, downright licentiousness and indiscriminate killing how important has it become for us to remind ourselves of the qualities of altruism, discipline, modesty and forbearance, just some of the qualities that Imam al-Bukhari has included in this invaluable work that Cordoba Academy is honoured to bring to students worldwide through our weekly Ijazah program.

What’s in it for me?

 

By the end of the course, a student will be able to do the following:

 

Learn the most important and authentic Hadith related to a Muslim’s life.

Learning in great detail the distinct decorum required of all Muslims

Become familiar with the lives of the Sahabah and their contemporaries.

Expand your receptive vocabulary by learning commonly used Arabic words.

And much more…

Level: Beginner

Ayyuhal Walad (Imam al-Ghazali)

Dear Beloved Son

 

Synopsis

This concise classical text authored by the great theologian and philosopher Imam al-Ghazali [RA] offers 24 pieces of valuable counsel to students of the sacred sciences. It touches on all aspects of life, from material wealth and love of the dunya [worldly life] to adab and seeking knowledge. Imam al-Ghazali’s provides us with relevant quotes from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, as well poetry and logical reasoning to support his sincere advice.

 

What’s in it for me?

 

By the end of the course, a student will learn:

 

  • Internal and external acts of devotion that facilitate success for the traveler, in this life and the next

  • The importance of proper Aqeedah (Islamic creed) and firm adherence to the Shariah (Islamic Laws)

  • The foundation of rectification of one's character and the purification of one's soul

  • The importance of having a spiritual guide and upright companions

  • How to cleanse our hearts and acquire good character

  • And much more…

 

Student requisites

 

Students must be able to:

 

dedicate 2 hours per week

use PDF and Word files

attend weekly class

 

Materials provided

 

Arabic text with full tashkeel (Arabic Vowels) in PDF & WORD

Complete English translation of Arabic text.

Supplementary materials related to the science

 

Duration

 

This course will be completed within one term. If you are interested in studying this course and would like to know course dates, please register your interest by filling out the form at admissions or emailing cordobaacademy [at] gmail.com

 

Upon completion

 

This is an Ijazah course and students who attend and understand the principles covered in the text will be honored with a written Ijazah. For more detailed information please see FAQs.

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