21 April, 2018 | 5 Sha’ban, 1439 H

"Silence saves you from regret"

- Imam Ali (as)

Keywords

Core Curriculum

 
 

1 God, Religion and Islam: An Introduction


 
1.1 The Problem of Evil, Suffering and Pain
intellectual problem of evil emotional problem of evil evil in this world day of judgment

 
1.2 God, Allah and Religion
Allah special revelation Islam God in Arabic religionMuslim God

 
1.3 Introduction to Islam
basic beliefs muhammad abdullah prophet muhammad abraham moses jesus noah mecca devil day of judgment introduction to islam qur'an

 
1.4 What is “Religion” and What’s the Point of it Anyways?
purpose of religion function of religion islam way of life dīn Clifford Geertz Emile Durkheim Sigmund Freud deen what’s the point of religion polytheism monotheism

 
1.5 A Brief Introduction to the Prophet Muhammad (s), the Prophet of Islam
Hanif Ismāʿīl Jesus Abraham Abrahamic Qur’an Mecca polytheists idol worshipers al-amīn prophet of islam jesus moses noah adam meccans tribes war slave women prostitution

 
 

2 Foundations of Islam - Theology


 
2.1 Entering Islam: The Shahada
shahādah Islam Muslim Muhammad Prophet lā ilāhah ilāAllāh Muḥammadun rasūlullāh deen din religion becoming a Muslim how to become Muslim Islamic faith islam education entering Islam testimony testimony of faith God Allah Jesus Moses Abraham angels demons reborn Holy Household Ahl al-Bayt Imam Imams inner transformation.

 
2.2 The Usūl al-Dīn: The Fundamental Beliefs of Islam
faith Muslim faith testimony shahāda principles of faith principles of religion usul al-dīn usool-e deen usul-e-deen usul din tawhid adala imāma imāmat principles of the Islamic faith Muslim God Islamic God fundamental beliefs of Islam Qiyāmah Qiyāmat Day of Judgment tawhīd tawheed justice adalah adalat ʿadālah Maʿād resurrection belief & creed allah justice hell god and his justice hereafter god/allah imammat immamat kalmia/shahadat nubuwat usool deen tauheed

 
2.3 Tawhīd: The Unity and Oneness of God in Islam
tauhid Muslim religion faith shirk polytheism idol worship Islamic monotheism Muslim faith testimony shahāda principles of faith principles of religion usul al-dīn usool-e deen usul-e-deen usul din tawhid imāma imāmat principles of the Islamic faith Muslim God Islamic God fundamental beliefs of Islam tawhīd tawheed belief & creed god/allah kalmia/shahadat usool deen tauheed

 
2.4 Adala: Divine Justice in Islam
tauhid Muslim religion faith principles of faith principles of religion uṣul al-dīn usool-e deen usul-e-deen usul din tawhid adala principals of the Islamic faith Muslim God Islamic God fundamental beliefs of Islam Qiyāmah Qiyāmat Maʿād Day of Judgment tawhīd tawheed justice divine justice good evil adalah adalat ʿadālah belief & creed allah justice hell god and his justice hereafter usool deen tauheed

 
2.5 Nubuwwa: The Purpose of Prophethood in Islam
tauhid Muslim religion faith Jesus Moses Abraham David Adam Muslim faith testimony shahāda principles of faith principles of religion usul al-dīn usool-e deen usul-e-deen usul din tawhid adala imāma imāmat principles of the Islamic faith Muslim God Islamic God fundamental beliefs of Islam Day of Judgment tawhīd tawheed justice adalah adalat ʿadālah nubuwwa prophethood prophet Muhammad prophet messenger of allah messenger nabi nubuwat usool deen tauheed belief & creed

 
2.6 Imāmah or divinely guided leadership in Islam after the Prophet Muhammad.
imāma imamate usūl al-dīn usool deen usoolud deen fundamental beliefs of Islam divinely guided leadership imām imāms shiʿism sunnism Shia islam sunni islam sects ahl al-bayt Prophet Muhammad nubuwwa prophethood succession of the Prophet

 
2.7 Maʿād: The Day of Judgment in Islam
Day of Judgment according to islam qiyamah qiyama qiyaama maʿaad maʿad end of the world the Mahdi justice usul al-dīn usoole deen prophethood divine justice ʿadl end of times Muslims Muslim God Day of Resurrection

 
2.8 The Sharīʿa: Purpose and Practice
Sharīʿa law Shariah law Islamic law Prophet Muhammad Islam God’s will good and evil Muslim God self-discipline salvation way way of life surrender to God surrender to God’s commandments

 
2.9 The Islamic Concept of the Nafs: Battling the Human Ego
nafs the evil self ego inner self Islam Qur’an God Allah sins salvation mental illusions whims dunya alam love of the world

 
2.10 Satan, Jinns and Angels: Their Influence in the World
angels iblis iblees satan shaytan jinns demons islam Muslim nafs inner self good and evil whispers psychology Gabriel archangel archangels the devil lucifer

 
2.11 The Problem of Evil, Suffering and Pain
intellectual problem of evil emotional problem of evil evil in this world day of judgment

 
 

3 Foundations of Islam - Obligatory Acts


 
3.1 Accepting Islam: Putting Faith into Action
Sharīʿa law Shariah law Islamic law Prophet Muhammad Islam God’s will good and evil Muslim God self-discipline salvation way way of life surrender to God surrender to God’s commandments covenant ʿadāla belief & creed Faroo-e-Deen God and His Justice Islamic community sins Kalima / Shahadat Islamic ummah

 
3.2 Jihād in Islamic Law and Spirituality
God Allah Afterlife Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Imam Jaʿfar al-Sādiq Islamic law spiritual lives ummah Faroo-e-Deen nafs nafs al-ammārah nafs al-lawwāmah nafs al-mut’mainnah jihad greater jihad lesser jihad minor jihad jihād al-akbar jihād al-asghar struggle holy war

 
3.3 Salāt: Obligatory Ritual Prayers in Islam
Laws Practice and Worship belief hadith Islamic law furū al-dīn salāt salāt al-layl prayers supplication duʿā fajr ʿishā maghrib dhuhur ʿasr salāt al-mayyit funeral prayers satan nāfila recommended prayers ritual prayers obligatory prayers five daily prayers mustahab

 
3.4 Ritual Purity in Islamic Law: Understanding Tahāra and Najāsa
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community Islamic law Tahāra Najāsa ritual purity ritual impurity Janāba Tāhir Najis Ghusl Wudū Ghusl Irtimāsī Tayamum purification taharat

 
3.5 The Five Categories of Islamic Law
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community Muslim ummah wājib fard mustahab mubāh makrūh harām kifaya ʿayn niyya Islamic law sharīʿa heart spiritual heart

 
3.6 Tawalla and Tabarra, its Basics and Purpose
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community Muslim ummah Nahi anil Munkar Nahī ʿan al-Munkar amar bil maroof tawalla tabarra faroo-e-deen furūʿ al-dīn human commanding the good and forbidding evil

 
3.7 The Purpose of Zakat and Khums in Islamic Law
God Allah Afterlife Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Khums Zakat charity poor less fortunate more fortunate Imam ʿAlī Islamic law spiritual lives furu al-din salat ummah Faroo-e-Deen

 
3.8 The Hajj Pilgrimage
God Allah Afterlife Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Ahlulbait Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Hajj Muzdalifa Muzdalifah Umrah Arafah Arafat Eid al-Adha Adhah Adha Tawaf Safa Marwa Safa and Marwa al-Safa and al-Marwah Zamzam Hajar Hagar Ismāʿīl Ishamel Ibrahim Abraham salāt ritual prayer rituals hajj rituals counter clock wise furū al-dīn faro-e deen Islamic law hajj history history: before Muhammad Islamic community Islamic history

 
3.9 The Furūʿ al-Dīn: The Fundamental Practices of Islam
Sharīʿa law Shariah law Islamic law Prophet Muhammad Islam God’s will good and evil Muslim God covenant belief & creed Faroo-e-Deen God and His Justice Islamic community sins Islamic ummah

 
3.10 Fasting in Islam, its Purpose, Dos and Don’ts
siyām Islamic law God-consciousness taqwā poor community converts furūʿ al-dīn faro deen Islamic rituals quran eid

 
3.11 Other Obligatory and Forbidden Acts in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community Islamic law marriage zina ghiba nafaqa kabā’ir kabīra furūʿ al-dīn faroo-e-deen salāt prayer gambling punishment qurbatan ila-Allāh seeking closeness to God usury ribā

 
3.12 Niyya: Religious Intention as the Foundation of Islamic Practice
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community Muslim ummah wājib Islamic law good niyya bad niyya niyyat Qurbatan illa-Allāh

 
3.13 Commanding the Good and Forbidding Evil in Islam
God Allah Afterlife Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Imam Muhammad al-Bāqir Islamic law spiritual lives ummah Faroo-e-Deen nafs jihad greater jihad lesser jihad minor jihad jihād al-akbar jihād al-asghar struggle holy war self-defense amr bi al-maʿrūf nahī ʿan al-munkar amr bil maroof nahi anil munkar commanding the good forbidding evil

 
 

4 Prophethood in Islam


 
4.1 A Brief Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (s): The Prophet’s Childhood (PART I of III)
Hanif Ismāʿīl Jesus Abraham Abrahamic Qur’an Mecca polytheists idol worshipers prophet of islam jesus moses noah adam meccans tribes war slaves Abyssinia Abū Ṭālib Abū Tālib Banu Hāshim messenger of allah ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib Kaʿba Imāmate ʿAlī Ali qutb

 
4.2 Bio: The Prophet Muhammad as a Prophet of God (PART II of III)
Hanif Ismāʿīl Jesus Abraham Abrahamic Qur’an Mecca polytheists idol worshipers prophet of islam jesus moses noah adam meccans tribes war slaves Abyssinia Abū Ṭālib Abū Tālib Banu Hāshim messenger of allah ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib Kaʿba Imāmate ʿAlī Ali qutb

 
4.3 A Brief Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (s): The Prophet’s Character (PART III of III)
Hanif Ismāʿīl Jesus Abraham Abrahamic Qur’an Mecca polytheists idol worshipers prophet of islam jesus moses noah adam meccans tribes war slaves Abyssinia Abū Ṭālib Abū Tālib Banu Hāshim messenger of allah ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib Kaʿba Imāmate ʿAlī Ali qutb

 
4.4 The Prophet Muhammad (s) as Messenger and Teacher
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah

 
4.5 The Prophet and his Relationships
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah

 
4.6 The Prophet’s Sunnah and Hadith
Sunnah sanad Muslim God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah

 
4.7 Ghadīr and Arafah: The Two Last Sermons of the Prophet
Ghadeer Ghadīr Khumm Arafa Arafah Ahlul Bayt Muslim God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah

 
4.8 Jesus and Mary in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah

 
 

5 The Qur'an and Hadith


 
5.1 Islam and Other Religions
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah ahl al-kitāb mushrikīn people of the book polytheists idol worshipers

 
5.2 What is the Qur’an? A Short Introduction to Islam’s Holy Book
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community moral character muslim ummah holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an nature of the Qur’an Islam’s holy book guidance of mankind interpretation of the Qur’an

 
5.3 The Structure of the Holy Qur’an
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community muslim ummah holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an nature of the Qur’an Islam’s holy book guidance of mankind interpretation of the Qur’an laylat al-qadr shan al-nuzul imam jaʿfar al-sādiq

 
5.4 The Quran and Islamic law
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Spirit Islamic community muslim ummah holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an Islam’s holy book guidance of mankind interpretation of the Qur’an furūʿ al-dīn Islamic law ijmāʿ istinbāt ʿaql

 
5.5 The Qur’an, Allah and Humankind
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt Sin Sins Salvation Soul Islamic community muslim ummah holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an Day of Judgment Islam’s holy book guidance of mankind interpretation of the Qur’an mankind humanity relationship

 
5.6 Hadith and Sunnah, difference and variations
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt hadith hadith qudsī mustahabb Sunnah Sunnah mustahabba

 
5.7 The Reliability of Hadiths
God Allah Hereafter Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Religion Ahl al-Bayt hadith sahih daʿīf tawātur mutawātir chain of transmission

 
5.8 A Reflection on Verses of the Holy Qur’an
God Allah Hereafter Religion Sin Sins Salvation Soul moral character muslim ummah holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an Islam’s holy book guidance of mankind interpretation of the Qur’an yusuf yaʿqūb joseph Jacob

 
5.9 Hadith al-Thaqalayn
Messenger of Allah Ahl-al-Bayt Muslim God Allah Hereafter Religion Sin Sins Salvation Soul moral character muslim ummah Muslim community holy book holy scripture of Islam Qur’an hadith hadith al-thaqalyn hadith al-mubahala Fatima Imam Ali Imam al-Hasan Imam al-Husayn

 
5.10 Imam Ali (as) and Nahj al-Balagha.
Messenger of Allah Ahl-al-Bayt Muslim God Allah Hereafter Religion Sin Sins Salvation Soul moral character muslim ummah Muslim community holy Qur’an Imam Ali Nahj al-Balagha school of Ahl al-Bayt nahjul balagha

 
5.11 Taqlid and Tawḍih Al Masail Genre of Literature
Messenger of Allah Ahl-al-Bayt Muslim God Allah Hereafter Religion Sin Sins Salvation Soul moral character muslim ummah Muslim community holy Qur’an tawḍīh al-masā’il tawzīh al-masā’il Islamic law marja taqlīd

 
 

6 Measuring Good and Bad in Islam


 
6.1 The Effects of Our Actions in this World
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul moral character guidance Prophet Muhammad heaven hell sin sins khatta waswasa shaytān devil society Muslim community inherited sins anxiety panic attacks depression riyā ummah children

 
6.2 The Gray Areas of Islamic Law and Morality
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul moral character guidance Prophet Muhammad heaven hell sin sins Muslim community mubāh makrūh halal haram Islamic law and morality

 
6.3 Heaven and Hell in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul moral character guidance Prophet Muhammad heaven hell heaven and hell in islam ghayb Jahannam jannah eternity of hell eternity of heaven

 
6.4 Life and Death in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul moral character guidance Prophet Muhammad life and death in Islam life after death in Islam relationship with God reality of death

 
6.5 Guidance According to Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Sin Sins Salvation Soul moral character straight path sirāt al-mustaqīm hidāya guidance

 
6.6 Fate and the Consequences of our Choices in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul guidance Prophet Muhammad sin sins Muslim Community

 
6.7 The Effect of Culture and Environment in Shaping our Religious Choices
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul guidance Prophet Muhammad sin sins Muslim Community istiqāma

 
6.8 Major Sins in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Muslim Community shirk aq al-walidayn disobeying parents polytheism worship kabā’ir major sins minor sins

 
6.9 Why Allah Allows People to Sin
God Allah Hereafter Salvation Soul sin sins day of judgment hell heaven

 
6.10 Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community repentance shafa’ah tawbah hell day of judgment

 
6.11 The Three Kinds of Rights in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Muslim Community rights of people rights of God rights of the self haqq al-nās haqq Allah haqq al-nafs imam zayn al-ʿābidīn

 
6.12 Sinning Against Others and their Delayed Punishment
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Muslim Community harām backbiting in islam lying in islam sinning against others ghībah zina delay in punishment for sins

 
6.13 Kufr in Islam
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Ahl al-Bayt day of judgment kufr kafir hell heaven

 
6.14 Trivializing the Harām
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Muslim Community halāl harām tāghūt trivializing the haram trivializing sins

 
6.15 Benefits of Islamic Law in this World
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation sin sins faith worship marriage alcohol children

 
6.16 Good and Bad Deeds: The Spiritual Consequences of our Choices
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul guidance sin sins Muslim community suffering

 
 

7 The Legacy of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Ahl al-Bayt (as)


 
7.1 Islam and Knowledge: the Importance of Islamic Education
Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Ahl al-Bayt knowledge in islam education in islam ʿilm tarbīyah taʿlīm

 
7.2 The Ahl al-Kisa
Allah Ahl al-Bayt Ahl al-Kisa Imam Ali Imam al-Husayn the Prophet Imam al-Hasan Fatima People of the Cloak

 
7.3 Imamah in the Qur’an
Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Allah Ahl al-Bayt Salvation Hereafter sin soul Holy Qur’an prayer Muslim community Imamah Twelve Imams Prophet Ibrahim Prophet Abraham Allamah Tabataba’i

 
7.4 Fatima al-Zahrah (as)
God Allah Hereafter Religion Salvation Soul sin sins Ahl al-Bayt 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Imam Muhammad al-Baqir Tasbih of Fatima al-Zahra Imam Ali Imam Husayn Imam Hasan Fadak

 
7.5 A Brief Look at the Lives of the Imams (Imam al-Hasan until Imam Muhammad al-Baqir)
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Imam Muhammad al-Baqir Imam Ali Imam Husayn Imam Husain Imam Hasan Imam Zayn al-Abidin Imam al-Sajjad Imam al-Baqir Karbala Shariah

 
7.6 A Brief Look at the Lives of the Imams (Imam Jafar al-Sadiq until Imam Hasan al-Askari)
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Imam Jafar al-Sadiq Imam Musa al-Kahdim Imam Ali al-Rida Imam Muhammad al-Taqi Imam Ali al-Naqi Imam Hasan al-Askari Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi Imam Mahdi 6th Imam 7th Imam 8th Imam 9th Imam 10th Imam 11th Imam Shi’ism

 
7.7 A Brief Look at the Life and Importance of Imam al-Mahdi (aj)
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Shariah Imam Hasan al-Askari Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi Imam al-Mahdi Imam al-Zaman Sahib al-Asr ghaybat al-kubra ghaybat al-sughra greater occultation minor occultation zuhur reappearance of the Imam

 
7.8 Salawat and Atonement in Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Salawat Atonement in Islam Mosque Masjid

 
7.9 The Companions (Sahaba) of the Prophet According to the Qur’an
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam 14 Infallibles Muslim Community sahabi sahaba shia sunni companions of the prophet ilm al-rijal abu hatim al-razi

 
7.10 Clerical Hierarchies in Muslim Communities
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam 14 Infallibles Muslim Community Hujjat al-Islam Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Ayatollah Ayatollah al-Udhmah Marja Alim Ulema maulana mujtahid ijtihad Shia community mosques masjids taqlid

 
7.11 Mosques in Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community mosques masjids iʿtikaf layat al-qadr night of power masjid al-haram hawza husayniyah

 
7.12 The Philosophy of Karbala and Majalis
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community Yazid Imam Zayn al-Abidin Imam al-Sajjad Fakhr Akhlaq Philosophy of Karbala Goal of Karbala Humayd ibn Muslim Philosophy of Majalis

 
7.13 A Brief Biography of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)
Qur’an Mecca polytheists idol worshipers prophet of islam Abū Tālib Abu Talib Banu Hāshim messenger of allah Imamate Imāmate ʿAlī Ali Imam Ali Ghadeer Fatimah assassination Medina Kufa

 
7.14 The Battle of Karbala: A Brief History
Imam al-Husayn Karbala Yazid Yazid ibn Muawiyah Imam al-Hasan Kufa Caliph justice battle of Karbala Iraq Ashura Day of Ashura

 
 

8 Islamic Relationships, Sects and Conflicts


 
8.1 Misconceptions about Shi’ism
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Shia Muslims Sunnis Shias Distortion of the Qur’an Tahreef Tahreef al-Qur’an Shias believe Imam Ali (as) is God Shias don’t believe in zakat shias worship stones jibreel made a mistake in revelation misconceptions about Shi’ism.

 
8.2 Major Sects of Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community

 
8.3 Islam and Religious Conflicts
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community religious conflicts conflicts within religious traditions islam xenophobia religious tensions

 
8.4 Islam and Rights
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community haqq huquq truth according to islam women’s rights in islam non-muslim rights in islam

 
8.5 Sunnism and Shi’ism, beginnings and historical developments.
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt salvation in Islam Muslim Community Sunnism Shiism Shi’ism Proto-Sunnism Abu Bakr Umar Uthman Ali Righteous Caliphs Ismaili Shias eternity of the Qur’an Saqifa Ayesha Wives of the Prophet Imam Jafar al-Sadiq Imam Muhammad al-Baqir Muhammad ibn al-Hassan al-Tusi Allamah al-Hilli Shaykh al-Tusi four caliphs companions of the Prophet Sunni Shia Yazid Karbala Imam Ali Sahih al-Bukhari Sahih Muslim
Special Topics

 
 

9 Independent Topics


 
9.1 Muslim Converts – Welcome to Islam!
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community loneliness despair muslims giving islam a bad name

 
9.2 Basic Dos and Don’ts of Being a Muslim
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community waking up for fajr ghusl and sexual relations zabiha zabiha of sunnis tawzeeh al-masa’il

 
9.3 Halal Food and Zabiha
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community zabiha halal food halal meat halal restaurants halal meat market vegetarian diet hand slaughtered ahl al-kitab zabiha of the ahl al-kitab

 
9.4 Family, Parents and Marriage in Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community Salvation prophets of God healthy families properly functioning families usul al-deen Islamic creed adolescents in Islam active role model for children

 
9.5 Marriage in Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Muslim Community Salvation marriage sex Islamic law zina maintenance nafaqa good parent

 
9.6 Islam and Sex
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Prophet Muhammad Messenger of Allah Muslim Community Salvation marriage sex Islamic law zina liwat homosexuality in islam homosexual acts homosexual orientation fornication adultery

 
9.7 Modesty in Islam
God Allah Ahl al-Bayt Muslim Community hijab khimar men’s hijab men’s modety women’s modesty in islam modesty in islam modesty in behavior modesty in dress burqa chador niqab

 
9.8 Women’s Menstruation in Islam
hayz menstruation in Islam menstruation in Islamic law istihada menopause in Islam ritual impurity

 
9.9 Music, Alcohol, Drugs and Pork in Islam
music aql zina ritually impure Abrahamic religions fornication

 
9.10 Islam and Science
faith vs science islam and the scientific method materialism naturalism epistemology morality scientism

 
9.11 A Reading List of Islamic Knowledge
Tawdih al-Masa’il Tawzih al-Masa’il Nahj al-Balagha al-Sahifat al-Sajjadiya translation of the Qur’an Jamiʿ al-Saadat The Collector of Felicities Mizan al-Hikma Scale of Wisdom Islamic knowledge

 
9.13 Ritual Prayers and Supplications in Islam
duʿa salat al-eidayn eid al-adha eid al-fitr salāt al-ayāt

 
9.14 Death & Burial Rituals in Islam
death in islam death rituals in islam salat al-mayyit ghusl kafan salat al-wahsha dafan burial prayer for the dead ghusl al-mayyit washing of the dead body barzakh tahnit camphor munkir and nakir purgatory Muslim funeral

 
9.15 The Battle of Armageddon: An Islamic View
sufyani imam al-mahdi end of times end of the world Armageddon anti-christ al-masih al-dajjal

 
9.16 The Muslim Calendar
Safar Rabi al-Awwal Rabi al-Thani Jumada al-Awwal Jumada al-Thani Rajab Sha'ban Ramadan Shawwal Dhu al-Qa'dah Dhu al-Qi'dah Dhu al-Hijjah Islamic calendar Muslim calendar Hijri calendar Hijrah

 
9.17 Muslims and non-Muslims in the Shariah
Muslims non-Muslims Muslims living under non-Muslim governments jizyah jizyah tax

 
9.18 A Timeline of Major Events in Islamic History
Saladin Genghis Khan Persia Safavids Shah Ismail Safavi Ottoman Empire Islam reaches the Philippines Muhammad Abdul Wahhab

 
9.19 Introducing the Qur’an: Why it is the way it is
Quran Surah Ayah Ayat Juz Equal Sections of the Qur’an Abu al-Qasim al-Khu’i how to recite Qur’an revealed book of Allah

 
9.20 The School of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq
School of Jafar al-Sadiq Imam Muhammad al-Baqir school of ahl al-bayt formative period of Islam

 
9.21 Major Fields in Islamic Studies
ilm al-kalam falsafah philosophy law fiqh akhlaq science of akhlaq logic mantiq Irfan Islamic mysticism usul al-fiqh Islamic legal theory

 
9.22 The Caliphate in Sunni and Shia Islam
khalīfah caliph caliphate in sunni islam caliphate in shia islam abu bakr imam ali (as) nass prophet Muhammad muawiyah ghadir

 
9.24 Islam, Racism and Anti-Semitism
islam and anti-semitism islam and gender racism against Jews Islam’s position on racism equality of all human beings islam and misogyny

 
 

10 Islam, Religion, and Modern Controversies


 
10.1 Modern Fallacies about God: where Theists and Atheists Agree
God Tawhīd Tawheed Khoda atheism theism Islam mythology usool-e-deen usool deen usul al-din greek gods hindu gods Richard Dawkins Twelver Shiʿism Muslims Muslim Muslim God Islamic God

 
10.2 Tawhīd: The Muslim God according to the Prophet Muhammad and the Ahl al-Bayt (as)
Islamic God Islam Prophet Muhammad Ahl al-Bayt Tawhīd Tawheed contingency Necessary Existent atheist atheism theism theist why can’t I see God evidence for God Imam Ali Nahj al-Balagha Allah.

 
10.3 God’s Existence: The Argument From Being (Wujūd)
Islamic God Islam Prophet Muhammad Ahl al-Bayt Tawheed contingency Necessary Existent atheist atheism theism theist why can’t I see God evidence for God Allah logic ‘aql intellect māhīyah wujood wujūd

 
10.4 God’s Existence: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

 
10.5 God’s Existence: The Argument From Design
argument from design teleological argument fine-tuning argument fine-tuning of the universe multiverse

 
10.6 The Problem of Evil, Suffering and Pain
intellectual problem of evil emotional problem of evil evil in this world day of judgment

 
10.7 Why did God Create Us? The Purpose of our Creation
day of judgment angels purpose of our creation purpose of our lives

 
10.8 Why Humans Need Religion according to Islam
dā’ina old Persian why humans need religion imaan īmān straight path unto God salvation eternal salvation

 
10.9 Jahl and Spiritual Ignorance in Islam
ignorance jāhil safaaha hikmah wisdom knowledge ilm al-kafi usul al-kafi

 
10.11 Do Non-Muslims Go to Hell?
do non-Muslims go to hell hell non-muslims family doesn’t convert to islam