Shaykh Ramzy Ajem, Imam Ramzy Ajem, Risalah Foundation, Masjid Vaughan
AN INTERMEDIATE STUDY OF AQIDA
Umm al-Barahin Explained
with Shaykh Ramzy Ajem
FIRST SESSION: Tuesday January 11, 2022
LAST SESSION: Tuesday May 3, 2022
TIME: Tuesdays 7:30PM - 9:00PM EST*
*Ramadan schedule adaptation TBD
DELIVERY: 20 Sessions*
*Online or In-person at Masjid Vaughan
INSTRUCTOR: Shaykh Ramzy Ajem
ACCREDITATION: Certificate of Completion
PREREQUISITES: Registration Required
COST: Donation to Masjid Vaughan
WHY STUDY CLASSICAL ISLAMIC THEOLOGY?
The defining characteristics of post-modern thought include critical theory, skepticism, and moral and intellectual relativism. These trends and perspectives present an array of difficulties for seekers of truth and theists. Post-modern atheism is often met with frail and inconsistent responses from untrained Muslims. Novel attempts to defend the faith using arguments that are divorced from an authentic connection with the tradition of Usul al-Din will not suffice. What is our position regarding the reality of knowledge, faith, reason and morality? Classical Islamic theology provides the intelligent Muslim with answers through a foundation upon which a modern discourse can be built. The timeless epistemological framework and sound methodologies laid out and elucidated by expert Muslim theologians in classical Islamic works await to be rediscovered by serious students who wish to learn and empower themselves to critically understand the world, its origin, our purpose and where we are headed.
The text of study, Umm al-Barahin (The Mother of Proofs), with Shaykh Ramzy Ajem, is an intermediate text in the science of Islamic theology written by Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Sanusi al-Hasani (832 - 895 AH). Students will cover Shaykh Ramzy's English translation of the entire text with his commentary, slide presentation and recommended reading resources in English. The course will be taught online and in-person within twenty 1.5 hour sessions, God willing.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will reliably demonstrate the ability to:
Shaykh Ramzy Ajem is a classically trained teacher in Islamic theology, and has over twenty years of experience in the field of Islamic Education, curriculum development, institutional management, and CVE in North America. He is the Executive Director of Risalah Foundation, a charity that is dedicated to developing, operating and governing the finest educational and religious initiatives for Muslim communities in the Greater Toronto Area.