Spring 2020 - Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda - Part 2

Course Category: Aqida | Level 2 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Introduction to Islamic ʿAqīda with Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Code: AQD 202

InstructorAnse Dr. Tamara Gray

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: January 23 - April 30, 2020
Timings: Thursdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour 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.

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour earlier starting March 8.

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


  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 core course.
  3. Part 1 of this course is suggested but not required for Part 2.

Summary: 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. This course comprises an academic study of the tenets of Islamic belief, beginning in Part 1 with a study of the development of ʿilm al-kalām, a deep look into the meaning of tawḥīd (the Oneness of God), and a review of the messengers of Islam.

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

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

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

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

$20.00 late registration fee after January 18th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Required Texts:

  1. The Creed of Imam Bayhaqi by Abu Bakr Ahmad Ibn Husayn Al-Bayhaqi, Translated by Nasir Absussalam
  2. Fate & Predestination by Shaikh Mohammad M. Al-Sha'rawi
  3. Mary the Blessed Virgin of Islam by Shaikh Muhammad b. Alawi al Maliki al Hasani, translated by Suraqah Abdul Aziz
  4. The Story of the Quran by Dr. Ingrid Mattson
  5. The Concise Article by Babib Abu Bakr Al-Adani B Ali Al-Mashhur, translated by Mohammed Ahmad Mbaye

Recommended: 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.


For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org