COURSES / SEMINARY / SCHOOL OF AQIDAH


THEOLOGICAL SECTS
AND ORIENTATIONS


Your safety matters.
Due to COVID-19, all of our upcoming Seminary modules are temporarily being conducted online on Google Meet.

Overview

“Indeed, this is My Path. Perfectly straight. So, follow it, and do not follow any other ways, because it will separate you from His Way. This is what He has entrusted you with, so that you will be conscious.”
– [Surah Al-An’am, Ayat 153]

The keen observer of the global Muslim community is well-aware that there are various ideological inclinations that are prevalent in the Muslim world today. These ideologies have developed over the course of time, and can be traced back to early Islamic history, even as early as the first century of Islam. With such diverse ideas floating around from the very dawn of our religion, the study of theology presents an entire gallery of thoughts and abstractions that fight for our attention, gathering in an intense race of the minds, seeking for nothing but the truth.

It is no secret that societal influences and political interference are key players in the emergence of the various sectarian doctrines that have been propagated over the course of Islamic intellectual history. As seekers of the truth, it is of our significant interests to understand the contexts and bases that have served as a foundation for the diverse ideas that have been formulated to provide enhanced or alternative understandings of God’s religion. That is exactly what we will be doing in this module.

We will discuss the history and the roots of the prominent theological orientations and movements, examining their various principles and doctrines, hoping to understand the reasons for their emergence and subsequent traction and attraction gained within the Muslim world.

Wait no more. Join us, as we get to know the different schools of thought within the matters of belief, and witness an imperative intersection, between the human mind and The Undoubted Divine.

Date/Time

Tuesdays
8 weeks, commencing 18 Aug
7.45pm – 9.30pm
on Google Meet

Instructor

Ustaz Taufiq Bin Radja Nurul Bahri

Pre-Requisite

• There are no prior qualifications required to attend this course.
• Registrants are required to have access to internet on the day of tutorials. We will email an invitation link to all registrants 1 day prior to the course.

Schedule

WEEK DATE TOPIC
Week 1 18.8.20 Theological Divisions: An Introduction
Week 2 25.8.20 The Tenets of The People of The Sunnah
Week 3 1.9.20 The Khawarij: Rebellion Against The Pure Religion?
Week 4 8.9.20 The Shi’ahs: Politics & Mysticism
Week 5 15.9.20 Qadariyyah & Jabariyyah:
 The Destination of Doubting Pre-Destination
Week 6 22.9.20 The Mu’tazilahs: Putting The Mind Against The Divine
Week 7 29.9.20 Contemporary Thoughts: Intra-Faith Discussions
Week 8 6.10.20 Moving Forward, Towards The Straight Path

Fees

Standard: $100
Concession: $80

Concessions are valid for full-time students, NSFs, senior citizens aged above 65, the unwaged, people of disabilities and those require financial aid.

Payments of any amount may with the following methods:
1) Bank transfer to DBS digital/current bank account no. 003-954778-1
2) or PayNow to UEN no. T13LL2451C
Reference ‘Seminary‘ during the transaction.

Note: Please only make payment after registering.

Payment Mode

Admin and material fees are included.

Students are required to complete payment of fees within 48 hours after online registration. Registration will only be confirmed upon completion of payment. Please email us for payment extension.

Payment Modes: Interbank Transfer/PayNow. Interbank transfer and PayNow details can be found in the automated e-mail that will be sent upon online registration.

Instalment Payment

Instalment plan available. 
You may drop us an e-mail (info@alqudwahacademy.sg) to request for an instalment payment plan after registering.

Registration