Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda | Part 2 - Spring 2018

Islamic Sciences ~ Level 2 Core Courseribaat level 2 icon

View a short segment of this course: Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda with Anse Tamara Gray

Course Code: AQD 202

Instructor: Anse Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: January 25 - May 10, 2018
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.


  • Students should be women above the age of 17.
  • Successful completion of at least one Ribaat level 1 core course.
  • Part 1 of this course (AQD 201) is suggested but not required.


The course will continue in Part 2 with a detailed look at revelation, the unseen world, the Day of Judgment and qaḍāʾ and qadar, concluding with a look at variant beliefs and some theological dimensions of law.

The development of ʿaqīda in the heart and mind of the believer is the development of her way of life and the ability to communicate and spread the joy of faith to those around her.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, complete papers and projects as assigned by the instructor, and review and sit for a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after January 20th (if seats are available)

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1. Fate and Predestination  by Shaikh Mohammad M. Al-Sha'rawi
2. Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam by Shaikh Muhammad b. Alawi al Maliki al Hasani, translated by Suraqah Abdul Aziz
3. The Story of the Quran by Ingrid Mattson
4. The Concise Article by Babib Abu Bakr Al-Adani B Ali Al-Mashhur
Translated by Mohammed Ahmad Mbaye
Notions that Must be  Corrected
by Shaikh Muhammad b. Alawi al Maliki al Hasani, translated by Suraqah Abdul Aziz

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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