Ilm EssentialsEssentials Program

Registration is now open! Classes begin Saturday, Sep. 16.

The Essentials Program is a 7-month course geared toward those who would like to gain the knowledge necessary to live their lives in accordance with the Shariah and Sunnah. The program focuses on the core fundamentals that every Muslim should be aware of. All course material will be presented in English.

Course Timings

Saturdays, 9-11:00 AM EST
Start Date:
September 16, 2017
End Date:
April 28, 2018
Khalid Abdul Sattar

Essentials Registration

Course Overview

The Essentials Program focuses on establishing a foundation in the three core areas of the din: islam, iman and ihsan. Starting with reminders about the importance of sacred knowledge, students concurrently study basic Aqidah (Islamic beliefs) and begin a detailed, practical study of Hanafi Fiqh, starting with Taharah (purification) and Salah (prayer), and then moving into Sawn (Fasting) and Zakah. A number of weeks are spent on understanding and learning about the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), with a focus on practical implementation and learning the various Sunnah duas which we should recite throughout the day. Students also cover a discussion on Following Qualified Scholarship.

Online Teaching

All classes will be taught live using the online learning tool Students can view the class materials through the online whiteboard and listen to the class lecture through their computer speakers or headphones. The chat feature is used for questions. Students will need a computer and high-speed internet access (3.5 Mbps+). Recordings will be available in case students miss a session.

Course Requirements

In addition to the time commitment of 3-4 hours per week, there are some other requirements to bear in mind. All students must:

– Review the lesson for that week and look ahead at the upcoming lesson.

– Have a quiet area where they can attend the class sessions.

– Have a computer/mobile device and high-speed internet access (3.5+ Mbps).