Hijaz College

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BA Islamic Law & Theology

Our advanced course builds on the Foundation course and advances the student’s knowledge in all areas. This can also be offered to mature students depending upon demand and student ability. Students may be required to take a 1 year foundation course before being accepted.


This includes lessons in the following:

Hadith (Bukhari, Muslim, Riyaadus Saaliheen, Mishkaat)
Tafseer (Jalalain, Munir, Razi)
Fiqh (Noor-ul-Idah, Qudoori, Hedaya)
Usul-ul-Fiqh (Science of Fiqh)
Usul-ul-Hadith (Science of Hadith)
Usul-ul-Tafseer (Science of Tafseer)
Ilm-us-Sarf
Ilm-un-Nahv
Meerath (Inheritance Law)
Aqeeda
Seerah
Tajweed
Qur'an and Modern Science
Tasawwuf
Dissertations (3)
Interview
Character Assessment

The successful completion of this section of the course will result in an award of a BA in Islamic Law & Theology.  This requires a GCSE and A level in Arabic as well as 5 C grade GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

A diploma can be offered for those that are not able to complete the course under certain circumstances, provided a minimum level of learning is achieved

Our BA Islamic Law and Theology Degree – a Curriculum Critique

Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence)

Text book: Noor-ul-Eizah - This is the most basic form of enunciation of Islamic Legal Principles.  The fundamental pillars of Islam are covered.
Text book: Qudoori - Some of the more complex issues of Islamic Law are covered, which requires an in depth ability to be appraised of the complex principles.
Text books: Sharah Waqayah - This level includes the analysis of the text and its arguments and be able to analyse the strength and weaknesses of each Imam.
Text book: Hedaya - This allows the student to formulate his own thoughts about propositions of law advanced and the student should be able to criticise them and then to apply the same to the issues of the modern Ummah and know the intricacies of Ijtihaad.
The student is also taken through the basic parameters of Usool-ul-Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and the intellectual is sharpened to the extent of being to distinguish good or bad formulation of legal argument.  The main text book are Usool-ul-Shashi, Noor-ul-Anwar and Hussaini.

Arabic

Both modern and classical Arabic is taught at Hijaz. GCSE and A level Arabic is compulsory for all students ensuring that they have the necessary modern skills.  For classical teaching the basic principles of sarf and nahv are taught ensuring an understanding of the grammatical breakdown of the classical Arabic language.  Tajweed (Qur'anic recitation) and Tarjuma (Qur'anic translation) are also an essential part of the syllabus.

Islamic History

The student starts with the basic information of historical facts as part of the Ilme Deen course.  This includes an introduction to the rules of the four Khalifa's of Islam. This is then expanded into a detailed study at the GCSE level. At the Advanced level there is a detailed analysis of the early expansion of Islam and its effects, including Umayyad and Abbasid rule; the divergence of Islamic thought between the Sunni and Shi'a and its historical background and consequences.

Seerah

Similarly the student is given the basic qualities of Seerah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as part of the Certificate and Diploma level of Ilme Deen degree.  There is then a continuation of this examination of GCSE, A' Level in Islamic studies.  It is expected that by the time the student reaches the Under-graduate level in Ilme Deen degree or as part of the B.A. in Islamic Studies, they can then develop a level of appreciation of Islamic Studies.  This has a practical meaning and relevance not only as an example to modern society but to the role of the individual within the context of society which is now empty from morality and spirituality.

Religious Studies

Students need to obtain a fundamental understanding of other main religions. Diversity in belief is a fact of life that has to be appreciated by our future Scholars.