Courses

Beginners’ Qur’an Reading Course

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This is a unique programme for people of all ages and all walks of life. Known as the “Beginners’ Reading Programme“, we use a proven method and an interactive learning environment where students are taught how to read the Qur’an in a systematic and simple way in a total class time of 16 hours. This course is unique in two ways:

1. The use of English as medium. Rarely do we get such courses using English in Singapore.

2. The duration. The nightly classes are held once a week over 12 weeks, making it a really quick Qur`an reading course. We also have day “crash” classes held over either 2 days or 4 days, with the latter in the morning or afternoons. So the flexibility to come and learn is there.

The current text that we are using is “Learn to Read Qur`an – Guidebook for Total Beginners” by Abdul Shakur Hadi, the Director of Wilayah Learning Centre. We believe the book is one of the easiest to use, with very good explanations with a healthy dose of reading practices. This book is a result of several years of research and experience in teaching Qur`anic reading. Lessons are all in English.

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Tajwid Course

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This is a follow-up programme for students who either have gone through the Beginners’ Reading Programme and have shown reading ability, or those who already are able to read but need to improve their knowledge of Tajwid. As with the Beginners’ Programme, this course is unique in two ways:

1. The use of English as medium. Rarely do we get such courses using English in Singapore.

2. The system. It is based on a 3-level¬†programme to suit the learner’s personal proficiency needs. From Basic, to Intermediate, and Advanced levels, each of them shall give a distinct level of understanding and aptitude for anyone wishing to excel in this science.

This system, which is also a feature in the Wilayah Method series, shall be ready in stages from late 2008 onwards, Insha Allah.

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Qur’anic Bridging

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This course is for students who have completed the BQR course and wish to take up the Tajwid courses. This bridging is aimed at helping students gain a good amount of fluency in their Qur`anic reading in order to make learning and applying Tajwid simpler. Students shall go through several sessions of intensive coaching under teachers who will help them better their reading before attending the Tajwid course.

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Islamic Spirituality

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This programme is focused on the learning and practices of Sufism, the spiritual side of Islam. With more emphasis within the Naqshbandi Sufi tradition, this part of our programmes include lessons on self-purification, remembrance of God, Maulid, Hadrah, Whirling Dervishes, and natural healing.

Included also are courses on Islamic Morals, Manners, and Etiquettes. These programmes shall take up a considerable amount of the total courses at WilayahLC.

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Qur`anic Studies

This is a series of courses ranging from ‘Ulum al-Qur`an (Sciences of the Qur`an), Asbab an-Nuzul (Origins for Revelation), Adab Hamalat al-Qur`an (Etiquettes for Handling and Reading the Qur`an), as well as Tafsir of certain chapters of the Qur`an in modular bases etc.

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Hadith Studies

This programme focuses on the various aspects related to the study of Hadith, but mainly in commentary. Some of the texts used include “Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith”, and various collections of 40 Hadiths by various scholars on various topics and issues.

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Tauhid

This programme is a series of multi-tier based courses on several books that shall be used to cover the various aspects of the subject. Some of the books that shall be used include “The Book of Tauhid”, “The Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith”, “Tauhid al-Khaliq”, “Umm al-Barahin”, as well as other books on Islamic creed (‘Aqidah) by traditional and contemporary scholars.

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‘Aqidah

This is also a series of multi-tier courses based on the Sunni creed, mostly of Imam al-Ash’ari and the rest of the established treatises of Sunni scholars. There shall be courses based on contemporary books like “Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine”, and others.

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Fiqh

The Fiqh course at WilayahLC shall focus more on obligatory duties of worship according to the Five Pillars of Islam. This covers the whole spectrum of Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Alms, and Pilgrimage. The books used are either traditional source texts from the Arabic or those already being translated into English or have been written in English.

Included also are seasonal courses, seminars, and workshops on various issues pertaining to Fiqh.

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