Our course terms run in 3 month periods and take place 4 times per year giving students the opportunity to advance themselves through levels in their selected discipline.
Qur'anic & Tajweed Studies
First Step to Qur'an
This course is for those students who wish to take their first steps into reading and writing the Arabic script of the Qur’an. Students will learn the alphabet with the correct pronunciation (Makhraj), will be able to recognise letters and vowels to read short verses from the Qur’an as well as essential supplications for Salaah. In this course we promise you will receive personal attention from an excellent teacher with special interpersonal and communication skills. Our aim in this course is to help you break down those barriers to vast oceans of knowledge.
Tajweed ul Qur'an Level 1
This level is for students who are able to read Arabic and know the Makhraj in detail. In this level students will start to add beauty to their recitation by learning certain fundamental rules of Tajweed; especially the nasal sounds. The following rules will be learnt in this course: Noon as Saakinah/Tanween, Meem as Saakinah, Laam as Saakinah and Qalqalah. Our aim in this course is to help students improve their recitation of the Qur’an and recite fluently with the rules learnt in class based on the Tajweed books by Shaykh Ayman and exclusively produced notes tailored for this level.
Tajweed ul Qur’an Level 2
This level is for students who have completed Tajweed level 1 or equivalent. Our aim in this level is to help students improve their recitation of the Qur’an and recite fluently with the new rules learnt in class. The following rules will be learnt in this course: Al Mudood, Hamzatul Wasl and the rules of Raa’. As with the previous levels, exclusive notes will be used to facilitate learning, with various dimensions of practical learning.
Tajweed ul Qur’an Level 2 (Advanced)
This level is for students who have completed Tajweed level 2 or equivalent. Our aim in this level is to further help students improve their recitation by applying the already learned rules in the previous levels, completing most of the rules of Tajweed and give sufficient theory and practice to recite to a high standard. This advanced level concentrates on knowing the characteristics of the letters (as Sifaat) and some exceptional rules.
Tajweed ul Qur’an Level 3 (Tarteel)
This level is for those students who have successfully studied all rules up to Tajweed level 2 Advanced and now wish to apply the rules through practice and learn how to recite the Qur’an in a slow measured rhythmic manner as ordered in the beautiful Qur’an “and recite the Qur’an in slow measured rhythmic tones “ [Surat Muzzammil, verse 4]. The rules pertaining to stopping and some exceptional rules will be taught. Students will be expected to memorise selected chapters of the Qur’an with the correct rulings as they near the end of the course.
Al Maqra'ah (Recitation Course)
This course focuses on developing the fluency of recitation as well as revising the Makharij. The course is suitable for students of all levels and especially recommended for those who have completed the First Step to Qur’an course. Students will be provided individual support based on their individual needs to improve on letter recognition, pronunciation of letters and overall flow of reading.
Hifdh ul Qur'an (Memorisation Course)
This course is for serious and committed students that can read the Qur’an fluently and have at least already studied Tajweed level 1 (rules of Tajweed) or equivalent. In this course students will attempt memorising their chosen Juzz with close monitoring and support from one of our qualified teachers. Successful students at the end of this course will progress onto memorising further chapters of the Qur’an within the Institute.
Arabic Language Studies
Arabic Language Level 1 (Part 1 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is intended for beginners with very little understanding of the Arabic language. However, the student will need to be able to read the Qur’an as this is not the 'First Step to Qur’an' course. In this course students will learn vocabulary in addition to reading, writing and speaking drills. This course is based on the Gateway to Arabic starter book followed by chapters 1 to 10 of the Madinah Book 1.
Arabic Language Level 1 (Part 2 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is for students who have completed Arabic level 1 (Part 1) or equivalent, are able to understand basic Arabic instructions and are familiar with writing Arabic . Students will learn vocabulary, memorise some Qur’anic ayats (verses) and short Ahadith. In addition to reading, writing and speaking drills students will be introduced to basic grammar. In this course students are expected to complete the full Madinah Book 1 from chapters 11 to 23.
Arabic Language Level 2 (Part 1 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is for students who have completed Arabic level 1 or equivalent, are able to understand basic Arabic instructions and are familiar with a basic level of Arabic grammar. Students will be required to memorise a set number of vocabulary, verbs, Ahadith, Qur’anic ayats, du’as and attempt basic Arabic-English and English-Arabic translation. A major ingredient of this level is the introduction of Nahu (grammar: the study of the language and the various rules governing the words as they appear in a sentence) and Sarf (morphology: dealing with the structure and formation of words e.g. the changing of the ‘asl (root word) to many different examples in order to find meanings that would not otherwise be achieved). This part of the course will be covering the first 15 chapters of Madinah Book 2.
Arabic Language Level 2 (Part 2 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is for students who have completed all contents in the Arabic Language Madinah Book 2 Part 1 (first 15 chapters) or equivalent. This part of the course will be continuing from chapter 15 of Madinah Book 2 and completing the full book by the end of the term.
Arabic Language Level 3 (Al Aajaroomiyyah) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This is an Arabic course covering the classical text in Arabic Grammar: Al Aajaroomiyyah by ibn Aajaroom (d.723h). Al Aajaroomiyyah, is the quintessence of Arabic grammar, its status is largely unchallenged as an excellent introduction to this first field of learning, which every scholar must master before delving into other Arabic literature. Hence, we find much attention has been paid to it amongst Arab scholars over a considerable period of time. Up until now, this text is taught across the world in traditional institutions and is recognised as a key stepping stone to studying detailed grammar.
This course is not designed for beginners, but for students who have already studied at least Arabic Level 2 or equivalent and are ready to tackle grammar in an intensive way. It is hoped by the end of the course that the student will be able to understand the basics of grammar and thus be able to deal with more advanced texts in grammar and literature.
Arabic Language Level 4 (Part 1 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is for advanced students who have studied the full Madinah book 2 or equivalent, this course will cover the first half of Madinah Book 3 containing many rules of grammar and morphology. The second half of Book 3 will be taught in part 2 of the course.
Arabic Language Level 4 (Part 2 of 2) - TEACHING MEDIUM: Arabic & English
This level is for advanced students who have studied Madinah Book 3 Part 1 or equivalent, this course will cover the second half of Madinah Book 3 containing many rules of grammar and morphology.
Arabic Language Level 5 - TEACHING MEDIUM: Fully Arabic
This course is designed for those who have completed the Madinah books and are ready to begin their Islamic Studies via the Arabic language focusing on Tawheed, Hadith and basic Fiqh. Future levels will focus on other subjects such as Arabic literature and poetry with all levels gradually increasing in difficulty.
Spoken Arabic (Part 1 of 2)- TEACHING MEDIUM: Primarily Arabic
Learning Arabic has many facets to it. Learning how to speak the language is one of those important facets other than grammar and morphology. This course will offer students who have at least studied half of Madinah Book 2 the chance to practice and develop their spoken Arabic skills with an experienced native Arab speaker. The text that will be used in the class will be the popular Al ‘Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk’ which is used all over the Arab world to teach non-native speakers the Arabic language.
Spoken Arabic (Part 2 of 2)- TEACHING MEDIUM: Primarily Arabic
This course will offer students who have at least studied half of Madinah Book 3, Spoken Arabic Part 1 or equivalent the chance to practice and develop their spoken Arabic skills with an experienced native Arab speaker. The text that will be used in the class will be Book 2 of the popular Al ‘Arabiyyah Bayna Yadayk’ which is used all over the Arab world to teach non native speakers the Arabic language.
The Three Fundamental Principles (Usool ath Thalaatha)
This course will cover a small treatise on the subject of Tawhid and Aqeedah called Usool ath Thalaatha (The Three Fundamentals) authored by Shaykh ul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahaab (d.1206h). The course will focus on:
1. Knowledge of Allah by His names and attributes.
2. Knowledge of the Prophet (saw).
3. Knowledge of the religion.
These are the three things everyone will be questioned about in the grave, thus it is vital that every believer is well acquainted with the knowledge of these matters.
The Book of Tawhid (Kitab At-Tawhid)
This course is a brief yet extremely beneficial explanation of Shaykh ul Islaam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahaab's (d.1206h) famous Kitab At-Tawhid with the explanation by the renowned scholar Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Naasir al-Sa'adi (d.1376h). The course will cover topics such as: the virtue of Tawhid (Oneness of Allah), that which negates it (i.e. shirk), the importance of worshipping Allah alone without associating partners with Him as well as highlighting many matters that have become common among Muslims even though they are clearly acts of shirk (associating partners with Allah (swt) not from Islamic creed).
Al Aqeedah At-Tahawiyyah
Written by Abu Ja'far at-Tahawi (d.321h), this text is considered as one of the acclaimed texts that clearly expound the beliefs of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa'ah. The text itself has received a high level of acceptance throughout the centuries. Studied throughout the Muslim world and increasingly in the west, the Creed of Imam Al-Tahawi serves as a sound basis for Islamic faith and is the most reliable of the early articulations of Muslim belief. This course is ideal for those who have studied the Aqeedah courses offered by Tayyibun in the past as it is considered a high level text, although it is not a prerequisite that one has to have studied other Aqeedah courses at the Institute in
order to enrol for this course.
Fiqh of Worship: Taharah / Purification (Manhaj As Salikeen)
The Prophet (saw) said: Purity is half of faith. Purification of the body from impurities is an essential pre-requisite for the acceptance of our prayers. In addition to that, a person must be in a state of spiritual purity as well. This course will cover the following matters: The different types of water, rulings on utensils, etiquettes of relieving oneself, removal of impurities, ablution, wiping over footwear, nullifications of the ablution, major ablution, dry ablution and menstruation. The course will be primarily based upon the teachings of the Hanbali school of thought and the book: Manhaj as Salikeen by Shaykh Abdur Rahman bin Nasir as Sa’di (1376h).
Fiqh of Dealings: Zakah & Business (Manhaj As Salikeen)
Wealth is a blessing of Allah (swt) that He has bestowed upon His creation that requires one to know how to manage their wealth according to the dictates of the law. From amongst the most important rulings pertaining to wealth are the rules of Zakah, which many Muslims are ignorant of. In addition to that, many people are ignorant of what types of transactions are impermissible. This course will seek to remove such deficiencies and misunderstandings by the permission of Allah. The topics that will be discussed are as follows: Conditions of Zakah, wealth that is subject to Zakah, recipients of Zakah, different types of transactions, matters which invalidate transactions, advance payments, security pledges, bankruptcy, partnerships, job wages & hiring, lost property, competitions, usurpation, lending items, trusts, pre-emption and endowments etc. The course will be primarily based upon the teachings of the Hanbali school of thought and the book: Manhaj as Salikeen by Shaykh Abdur Rahman bin Nasir as Sa’di (1376h).
Islamic History Studies
Seerah (Biography of the Prophet (SAW)
Studying the life of the Prophet (saw) was a habit of the pious predecessors to such an extent that they used to teach their children the Seerah just as they used to teach them the other vital sciences such as Fiqh and Qur'an. Ibn Hazm once said: ?Studying the magnificent Seerah of the Prophet (saw) necessitates belief in him that he was a Messenger of Allah (swt). If he (saw) had no other miracle save his (saw) Seerah, then that surely would suffice. Studying the Seerah has numerous benefits that cannot be enumerated, especially for us Muslims living in such turbulent conditions. This course will be based on a very popular book written by Mustafa Sibaa'ee, which covers the entire Seerah and focuses on the lessons and benefits that can be derived from the Seerah.
The Upright Moral Character (How to Understand and Develop Akhlaaq)
The Prophet (saw) said: ‘I was only sent to perfect good Akhlaaq’. For many, this might perplex them as they might assume that Akhlaaq only pertains to a certain aspect of our religion thus exposing their weakness in being able to understand the significance of Akhlaaq. Moreover, living in a society where there is an absence of high morality it is of paramount importance that we all understand the importance of Akhlaaq, its realities and how to achieve it. This course will cover all of those issues in addition to expounding upon the Akhlaaq of the Prophet (saw). The course will be based on the very beneficial treatise of Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (ra). In addition to that a selection of Hadith will be studied from Bulugh al Maram that pertain to good character.
Authentic Spirituality Studies
Weakness of Emaan (Symptoms & Cures)
Emaan (faith) is a believer's most prized possession for it is his key to salvation in this life and the hereafter. Knowing how to strengthen it when it becomes weak is of paramount importance, and more importantly; being able to recognise weak faith is essential since without such knowledge one would be unable to try and renew his faith. This course will by the will of Allah (swt) acquaint each student with practical knowledge as to how to increase one's faith. The course will be based on the well known treatise of Shaykh Muhammad Salih al Munajjid: The Weakness of Emaan: Symptoms & Cures.
An Explanation of the Names & Attributes of Allah
Allah (swt) says: The most beautiful names belong to Allah: so call on him by them. Nothing brings more joy to a believer's heart than loving Allah (swt) and being loved by Him. This can only truly occur through learning about Allah (swt) by reflecting upon the way He has described himself in the Noble Qur'an. Unfortunately, many are heedless of the meanings of His names and the impact knowledge of such names has on an individual. This course will cover an in-depth study of His beautiful names and attributes and focus on the benefits such knowledge has upon a believer. This course will be based on Shaykh as-Sa'adi's treatise: 'An Explanation of the Beautiful and Perfects Attributes of Allah' although many other classical and contemporary works will be consulted to maximise the benefit of the course.
All course materials are provided as a bound booklet form with folders and pens inclusive of course fees.