The Nabi Akram (s.a.w.) Islamic Centre has been successfully running Hawzah program every Sunday morning and Wednesday Night. These structured classes have acquainted students with the the basics of preliminary Islamic studies and have allowed them to increase in their faith, knowledge and understanding of their Religion.
Begineers Program ( Wednesday Night )
Class: Arabic Grammar
Study Text| Al-nahu al Wadhih
Time: 7pm- 8:30pm
Beginners Program (Sunday Morning)
Class 1| Fiqh | Tahrir Al-Wasilah by Imam Khomeini
Time:9am - 9:40am
Class 2| Theology | Theological Instructions by Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi
Time:9:50am - 10:30am
Class 3 | History of Prophet Muhammad | A Glimpse into Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) Life by Shaykh Muhammad Muhammad Estahardi
Time: 10:30am- 11:15am
Advanced Program (Sunday Morning)
Class 1| Fiqh | Shara'i Al-Islam by Al-muhaqqiq Al-Hilli
Time:8am - 9am
Class 2| Ahklaq | Awsaf al Al-Ashraf by Sheikh Tusi
Time: 9am - 9:15am
Class 3| Theology | Al-Babu al-Hadi `Ashar by Allamah Hilli
Time: 9:15am - 10am
Class 4| Irfan | Handouts
Time: 10am- 10:30
Combined Class | Quranic Studies | Handouts
Time: 10:30am- 11am
Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) said to Kumail ibn Ziyad:
“People are of three categories: “A divine scholar, a seeker of knowledge on the path of Salvation, and [the third are] savage mobs who follow any outcry and are blown with any wind. They have been deprived of being enlightened with the Light of Knowledge, and have not resorted to a firm pillar.”
This has been a great opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the foundations of Islam and has opened new avenues in their life. Having a taste of studying parts of what our Revered Scholars study and what is taught in the Islamic Seminary of the holy cities of Qom and Najaf. These classes have indeed opened up new avenues to their understanding of life, Islam and will leave a permanent positive impact on their personality.
Hawzah studies have now become a term referring to traditional Islamic Studies. Most of the traditional subjects taught at a Hawzah are interconnected and they supplement each other. For example, Arabic Grammar is very important to enter the studies of Qur’an, Hadith and History, or to complete the study of Fiqh, one must also study Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), or if one is interested in specializing in Islamic theology, it is necessary to study Logic and Islamic Philosophy, and so on.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Acquiring knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim. Verily, Allah loves those who seek knowledge.”
And: “Whoever chooses the path to seek knowledge, Allah will grant him the path to Heaven.”
ü The classes are open for all Brothers and Sisters from the age of 16+.
ü All texts will be available at Nabi Akram Islamic Centre
ü It is necessary to register for attendance and nominal fees apply.