Islamic Studies

Spring Semester 2016

New Muslims Program
This 10-week course is an introduction to Islam for new Muslims that focuses on the
basics of belief and practice, and provides practical advice and emotional support to help ease the sometimes difficult transition. The course meets for three hours on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday April 23, 1:00-4:00pm
*Cost: $50
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer

 

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Praying with Peace
This 10-week course emphasizes the meanings and pronunciations of the words of prayer. Students will learn to focus and to connect with their Creator during both individual and group prayers.  The course meets for two hours on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday April 16, 4:15-6:15pm
*Cost: $50 before April 11, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Ustadh Tariq Ameer
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Aqidah Tahawiyyah
In this 6-week course, students will study ‘Aqidah using a classical text, Al-‘Aqidah At-Tahawiyyah. Topics covered in this course will include proper belief in Allah, His books, angels, prophets, and matters relating to the end of the world and the hereafter. Upon completing this course, students will have a firm understanding of the creedal matters of Islam.The course meets for three hours on Sundays.
Starts: Sunday April 24, 11:00-2:00pm
*Cost: $60 before April 11, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-Khattab
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Islamic Law: Hanafi Fiqh
Ascent to Felicity (Maraqis-Sa’adat) is a renowned classical text that spans the five pillars of Islam, as well as various other topics.  In this 10-week course, students will begin to study this important text in depth, and will gain a solid understanding of Islamic law. The course meets for an hour and half on Sundays.
Starts: Sunday April 17, 3:00-4:30pm
*Cost: $60 before April 11, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Imam Kemal Cecunjanin
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Tafsir al-Qur’an: Surah al-Imran
In this 10-week course, students will learn the meanings, along with a detailed commentary of Surah al-Imran. This class will focus on helping to better understand the words of Allah, and develop a stronger relationship with the Noble Qur’an. The course meets for an hour and half on Sundays.
Starts: Sunday April 17, 4:45- 6:15pm
*Cost: $60 before April 11, $70 thereafter
Teacher: Imam Kemal Cecunjanin
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Hadith Studies
The 40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi is one of the most valued collections of ahadith by one of the most eminent scholars in the history of Islam.  In this 10-week course, students will learn the ahadith in detail, and learn the importance and connection of them to our Beloved Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The course meets for one hour on Sundays.
Starts: Sunday April 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $50 before April 11, $60 thereafter
Teacher: Imam Kemal Cecunjanin
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Introduction to Arabic
In this 6-week course, students will learn the Arabic alphabet in its written form and with proper pronunciation. By the end of this course, students will be able to read words and begin their journey towards understanding the Arabic language. The course meets for three hours on Saturdays.
Starts: Saturday April 23, 11:00-2:00pm
*Cost: $120 before April 11, $130 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-Khattab
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Arabic 1
During this intensive 6-week course, students will learn the fundamentals of the Arabic language by focusing on building vocabulary, improving reading skills, basic grammar and simple conversation. The course meets for three hours on Saturdays.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Arabic or its equivalent.
Starts: Saturday April 23, 2:15-5:15pm
*Cost: $120 before April 11, $130 thereafter
Teacher: Hafidh Abdel-Rahman al-Khattab
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The Rules of Hayd
The laws pertaining to hayd (menstruation) affect a Muslim woman’s spiritual and worldly life in ways often neglected.  Thus, knowledge of the basic laws of menstruation is indispensable to the devout Muslim woman. This course offers a broad introduction to key concepts in the fiqh of menstruation.
When: Sunday June 12th, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Where: 4 West 43rd St. Ste 416, New York, NY 10036
Free admission* Registration is required
Teacher’s Biography
Ustadha Amina Khawaja studied the Islamic sciences in Damascus, Syria from 2003-7 at Ma’had al-Fath al-Islamiyah. There she studied Islamic Jurisprudence, Tafseer, Arabic, Tasawwuf, the Prophetic Biography, and other traditional sciences. Following her studies in Syria, she enrolled at the Islamic University of Islamabad in Pakistan. She dedicated a few years there to studying Arabic literary criticism, lexicon, grammar and rhetoric. She holds two masters degrees: one in Arabic Literature and another in Statistics. Currently, she works full time as a Statistician and teaches at the M.E.C.C.A. center during her free time.

To register email info@meccacenter.com   

No children under 12 please

 

 


General Enrichment

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