The goal of the Foundations curriculum is to teach the most essential religious knowledge that every Muslim must know. Upon completing Foundations, you will understand the Islam-iman-ihsan categorization of our religion. You will learn the most important personally obligatory religious knowledge that a Muslim living in the modern world needs to know. This will allow you to deal with the most commonly encountered situations. You will also appreciate what it means to learn knowledge using a classical manual and be prepared for future higher-level studies.
The knowledge in the Foundations courses is geared towards a Muslim living in the modern world, meaning that the material is taught in a manner that is applicable and understandable to our generation. Content is taught in a relevant manner.
You must complete 6 courses as part of the Foundations curriculum. The following list summarizes the courses:
- Essentials of Islam Hanafi (LAH101) or Shafi’i (LAS101)
- Introduction to Islamic Belief (BLF101)
- Introduction to Islamic Worship Part 1 (LAH111 or LAS111)
- Introduction to Islamic Worship Part 2 (LAH112 or LAS112)
- Introduction to Islamic Spirituality (SPR101)
Choose one of the courses below to enrich your knowledge:
- Commentary on Key Chapters of the Qur’an (QRN101)
- 40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi (HDT101)
- The Life of the Greatest Prophet – Mecca Period — Formerly known as The Dawn of Prophethood (HST101)
- The Life of the Greatest Prophet – Madina Period — Formerly known as The Rise of an Ummah (HST102)
After successfully completing the Foundations courses, you are eligible to apply for the Foundations Diploma. To receive full certification, first request a special code to take the course Muslim Scholarly Tradition for free. We’ll then send you a certificate stating that you completed the Foundations degree program successfully.