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Part-time shari’ah Programme

Dar al-Safa, Part Time

The part-time programme focuses on the Islamic sciences with a view to training men to become imams. It is also open to men and women who wish to fulfil other pastoral roles in mosques and communities. The part-time Arabic programme is a prerequisite for the part-time shari’ah programme. The part-time programme has the same syllabus as the first two years of the full-time programme.

  • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of the Islamic sciences.
  • To enable students to develop the skills necessary to perform the role of imams (for men) and other pastoral roles in mosques and communities.

4 years part-time

Beginners’ level

 

Quranic Memorisation (Ḥifẓ al-Qur’ān)

  • Memorisation of Juz ‘Amma, Juz Tabārak and the following sūrahs: al-Wāqi’ah, al-Dukhān, Yāsīn, al-Sajdah and al-Kahf.

Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tafsīr)

  • Enables students to understand and assimilate the meaning of Juz ‘Amma and Juz Tabārak, as well as the following sūrahs: al-Wāqi’ah, al-Dukhān, Yāsīn, al-Sajdah and al-Kahf from Tafsīr al-Jalālayn. Students must also understand and assimilate the reasons for their revelation and the stories behind them.

Quranic Recitation (Al-Tajwīd)

  • Equips students to understand the principles of Tajwīd from the book Taysīr Aḥkām al-Tajwīd, and to apply them to their recitation of the Qur’an.

Memorisation of Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth Ḥifẓan)

  • Memorisation of aḥadīth from selected books, including Nūr al-Īmān min Kalām al-Habīb al-Rahmān and Quṭūf al-Fāliḥīn min Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn.

Commentary on Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth Sharḥan)

  • Enables students to understand and assimilate the meaning of selected aḥadīth from the above books, and to learn to read them with the correct pronunciation.

Prophetic Biography (Al-Sīrah al-Nabawiyyah)

  • Enables students to understand the meaning of the sīrah from the book Durūs al-Sīrah and to appreciate the greatness of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) in a way that increases their love for him.

Jurisprudence (Al-Fiqh)

  • Equips students to understand and assimilate the principles of Shafi’i fiqh as contained in beginners’ primers, including Al-Risālah al-Jāmi’ah and Safīnah al-Naja, and to apply them to their lives.

Memorisation of Faith and Doctrine (Al-Īmān wa al-‘Itiqād Ḥifẓan)

  • The memorisation of the following: Al-‘Aqīdah al-Mujmalah and Manẓūmah al-‘Aqīdah al-‘Awām.

Faith and Doctrine (Al-Īmān wa al-‘Itiqād Sharḥan)

  • Enables students to develop a clear understanding of the basic concepts and principles of ‘aqīdah in the above-mentioned books, and to become familiar with their foundations in the Qur’an and Aḥadīth, as well as the intellectual proofs for them. The course draws on commentaries of the above texts as well as others.

Explanation of the proofs of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamā’ah (Bayān al-Adillah)

  • Equips students to guard against the errors and dangers of those who are at odds with the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunnah, and enables them to answer questions regarding the proofs of these practices.

Memorisation relating to Purification (Al-Iḥsān wa al-Tazkiyah Ḥifẓan)

  • Memorisation of the poem Riyāḍah al-Ṣibyān.

Commentaries relating to Purification (Al-Iḥsān wa al-Tazkiyah Sharḥan)

  • Equips students to understand the principles and counsels contained in Riyāḍah al-Ṣibyān and Bidayah al-Hidayah, and to apply them to their lives.

Dictation (Al-Imlā’)

  • Provides students with the opportunity to develop the skill of taking dictation in Arabic accurately and without hesitation.

Syntax (Al-Naḥw)

  • Equips students to understand the text of al-Ājrūmiyah and to develop the skill of grammatical analysis (‘irāb) at an elementary level.

Calling to Allah (Thaqāfah al-Da’wah)

  • Instills in students the love of giving advice and benefiting others, as well as an appreciation of the importance of da’wah and its rank in the service of the religion.

Islamic History (Tārīkh al-Islām)

  • Equips students with an understanding and appreciation of the merits and righteous actions of the Emigrants and Helpers, as well as of the four rightly guided caliphs.

 

Intermediate level

Quranic Memorisation (Ḥifẓ al-Qur’ān)

  • Memorisation of the first five juz’ of the Qur’an.

Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tafsīr)

  • Enables students to understand and assimilate the meaning of the surahs in the first five juz’ of the Qur’an, as well as the reasons for their revelation and the stories behind them.

Quranic Recitation (Al-Tajwīd)

  • Consolidates the principles and issues relating to Tajwīd, and enables students to become accustomed to applying them by practising them.

Principles of Exegesis (Usūl al-Tafsīr)

  • Introduces students to the main issues in Usūl al-Tafsīr and enables them to answer questions about them.

Memorisation of Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth Ḥifẓan)

  • Memorisation of the first half of Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn.

Commentary on Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth Sharḥan)

  • Enables students to consolidate their understanding of the meaning of selected Prophetic aḥadīth, as well as their ability to read the aḥadīth with the correct pronunciation.

Ḥadīth Methodology (Al-Dirayah)

  • Enables students to understand ḥadīth terminology and to memorise examples of each category of ḥadīth.

Jurisprudence (Al-Fiqh)

  • Equips students to understand and assimilate the principles of Shāfi’i fiqh and to apply them to the solution of questions as dealt with in Al-Muqqadimah al-Ḥaḍramiyyah, and commentaries on it.

Islamic Legal Theory (Usūl al-Fiqh)

Faith and Doctrine (Al-Īmān wa al-‘Itiqād Sharḥan)

  • Provides students with the tools to appreciate the greatness of Allah and His creation, as well as to understand and assimilate the principles of ‘aqīdah at an intermediate level through the study of the poem Jawharah al-Tawḥīd.

Purification (Al-Iḥsān wa al-Tazkiyah Sharḥan)

  • Focuses on Risālah al-Mu’āwanah by al-Imām al-Ḥaddād, seeking to enable students to understand its meaning and to apply it to their lives.

Beginners’ level

Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tafsīr)

  • Al-Imāmān Jalāluddin al-Maḥalli wa Jalāluddin al-Suyūṭi Tafsīr al-Jalālayn

Quranic Recitation (Al-Tajwīd)

  • Al-Shaykh Al-Doctūr Yaḥya bin ‘Abdul Razzaq al-Ghawthāni Taysīr Aḥkām al-Tajwīd

Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth)

  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba‘Alawi Mukhtarāt al-Ḥadīth alSharīf
  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba‘Alawi Nūr al-Īmān min Kalām al-Habīb al-Rahmān
  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba‘Alawi Quṭūf al-Fāliḥīn min Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn.

Prophetic Biography (Al-Sīrah al-Nabawiyyah)

  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb Hādi bin Aḥmad al-Haddar Ba’Alawi Durūs al-Sīrah al- Nabawiyyah
  • Educational Curriculum Committee of Dār al-Muṣṭafa Durūs al-Sīrah

Jurisprudence (Al-Fiqh)

  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba’Alawi Al-Dhakhīrah al-Musharrafah
  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Imām Aḥmad bin Zayn al-Ḥabashi Ba’Alawi Al-Risālah al-Jāmi’ah wa Tadhkirah al-Nāfi’ah
  • Shaykh Sālim bin ‘Abdullah bin Samīr al-Ḥaḍrami Safīnah al-Najā’  fī Fiqh al-Shāfi’i
  • Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-Rahmān Balhāj BāFaḍl Mukhtaṣar al-Latīf fī Fiqh al-Shāfi’i
  • Al-Imām al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdullah bin Ḥussayn bin Ṭāhir Ba’Alawi Risālah Sullam al-Tawfīq fī Fiqh al-Shāfi’i

Faith and Doctrine (Al-Īmān wa al-‘Itiqād)

  • Al-Imām Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Ḥaddad Al-‘Aqīdah al-Mujmalah
  • Al-Imām Aḥmad Ramaḍān al-Marzūqi Manẓūmah al-‘Aqīdah al-‘Awām
  • Al-Imām Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Ḥaddad ‘Aqīdah al-Islām
  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba’Alawi Durūs al-Tawhīd

Explanation of the proofs of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamā’ah (Bayān al-Adillah)

  • Educational Curriculum Committee of Dār al-Muṣṭafa Mulakhaṣ b’aḍ al-Adillah Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamā’ah fī b’aḍ al-Masā’il allatī yata’araḍ lahā al-Mubtadi’ah

Purification (Al-Iḥsān wa al-Tazkiyah)

  • Al-Imām al-Shaykh Muḥammad bin Aḥmad al-Ramli Riyāḍah al-Ṣibyān
  • Ḥujjah al-Islām al-Imām Abu Ḥāmid  Muḥammad bin Muḥammad bin Muḥammad al-Ghazzāli  Bidayah al-Hidayah

Dictation (Al-Imlā’)

  • Al-Ustādh ‘Abdullah bin Sālim Ba-Kharīṣah Al-Durūs al-Asāsiyah fī al-Qawā’id al-Imlā’iyah

Syntax (Al-Naḥw)

  • Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Umar bin Muḥammad bin Sālim bin Ḥafīẓ Ba’Alawi Durūs al-Asās fī al-Naḥw
  • Al-Imām Muḥammad bin Muḥammad bin Ājrūm al-Ṣanhāji al-Ājrūmiyah
  • DTI Workbook

Calling to Allah (Thaqāfah al-Da’wah)

  • Al-Imām Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Ḥaddād Muqqadimah Kitāb al-Da’wah al-Tāmmah

Islamic History (Tārīkh al-Islām)

  • Educational Curriculum Committee of Dār al-Muṣṭafa T’arīf bil-Sābiqīn al-Awalīn min al-Muhājirīn wa al-Anṣār wa biman Aslam ‘Ām al-Fatḥ wa bil-Wufūd
  • Educational Curriculum Committee of Dār al-Muṣṭafa Mukhalaṣ Tārīkh al-Khulāfah al-Rāshidah

 

Intermediate level

Quranic Exegesis (Al-Tafsīr)

  • Al-Imāmān Jalāluddin al-Maḥalli wa Jalāluddin al-Suyūṭi Tafsīr al-Jalālayn

Quranic Recitation (Al-Tajwīd)

  • Al-Shaykh al-Doctūr Yaḥya bin ‘Abd al-Razzāq al-Ghawthāni ‘Ilm al-Tajwīd Aḥkām Naẓariyyah wa Mulaḥaẓāt Taṭbīqiyyah

Principles of Exegesis (Usūl al-Tafsīr)

  • Educational Curriculum Committee of Dār al-Muṣṭafa Mulakhaṣ fī Usūl al-Tafsīr wa T’arīf Mūjaz bil-Qirā’āt al-Sab’a

Prophetic Narrations (Riwayah al-Ḥadīth)

  • Al-Imām Muḥyīuddīn Abu Zakariyya Yaḥya bin Sharaf al-Nawawi Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn

Ḥadīth Methodology (Al-Dirayah)

  • Al-Sayyid Muḥammad bin ‘Alawi bin ‘Abbās al-Māliki Al-Qawā’id al-Asāsiyyah fī Muṣṭalaḥ al-Ḥadīth

Jurisprudence (Al-Fiqh)

  • Al-‘Allāmah ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-Rahmān Ba-Faḍl al-Ḥaḍrami Al-Muqaddimah al-Ḥaḍramiyyah

Faith and Doctrine (Al-Īmān wa al-‘Itiqād)

  • Al-‘Allāmah Ibrāhīm al-Laqqāni al-Māliki Jawharah al-Tawḥīd

Purification (Al-Iḥsān wa al-Tazkiyah)

  • Al-Imām Al-‘Allāmah al-Ḥabīb ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al-Ḥaddad Risālah al-Mu’āwanah

Islamic Legal Theory (Usūl al-Fiqh)

Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00

Registration

First registration: R800. Payment must be made at registration to secure a place.

Returning students: R500. Payment must be made at registration to secure a place.

Tuition

R4,800 per year

Payments may be made in a lump sum or by monthly instalments. The deadline for the final payment is Friday, 15th December 2020.

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