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MASTERCLASS

22 Jul 2018 : Racial Equity: Non-Arab Companions
29 Jul 2018 : Following A Madzhab: Taqlid And Talfiq

Attendee can exclusively attend one MasterClass of interest of both of the MasterClasses. Scroll down to read overview of MasterClasses and register.


RACIAL EQUITY: NON-ARAB COMPANIONS

DETAILS

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018
2pm to 7pm

OVERVIEW

The Prophet ﷺ said:  “He is not one of us who calls to tribalism. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of tribalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of tribalism.” – Abu Daud

The Prophet ﷺ also said:  “Verily, Allah has removed from you the pride of the time of ignorance with its boasting of ancestors. Verily, one is only a righteous believer or a miserable sinner. All of the people are the children of Adam, and Adam was created from dust.” – Tirmizi

The social and communal conditions since the onset of Islamic history has always been multi-racial and non-homogenous. Islam is against all forms of racism and bigotry; on the basis of both revelation and reason. The teachings of the Prophet ﷺ and the historical realities of interactions between Arabs and non-Arabs are proofs of this fact. This program aims to shed light on to the lives of non-Arab companions of the Prophet ﷺ to provide a broader understanding of Islam and its social guidance.

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS MASTERCLASS

  1. Non-Arab companions
  2. Islam’s view on racism
  3. Historical survey of battling with racism
  4. Racial superiority vs racial pride

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Broaden understanding of Islam
  2. Instilling humility and respect
  3. Learn about social interactions during the Prophetic age

FEES

Standard Fees
$50 single MasterClass (‘Racial Equity’ only)
$80 for MasterClass combo (‘Racial Equity’ & ‘Following A Madhab’)

Concession Fees*
$30 single MasterClass (‘Racial Equity’ only)
$60 for MasterClass combo (‘Racial Equity’ & ‘Following A Madhab’)

To find out about Concession fees, click here.


FOLLOWING A MADZHAB: TAQLID & TALFIQ

DETAILS

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018
2pm to 7pm

OVERVIEW

Often do we hear slogans such as,

“Why do we need to follow a madzhab (school of thought) when we already have the Quran and Sunnah. Following a madzhab incites taqleed (blind imitation) and taqleed is unlawful. Since madzhabs were non existent at the time of the Prophet , following a madzhab can be considered an innovation.”

On the other side of the spectrum, we also hear statements such as,

“As the general layman has minimal ability to derive judicial rulings nor comprehend it’s fundamentals, it is a religious obligation that every Muslim to be affiliated to one of the four madzhabs to fully understand and practice the religion. As Singaporeans, we should follow the madzhab of As-Syaf’e as the state madzhab and should only comply to the rulings of the madzhab and not other.”

We are also aware of other sayings such as,

“It is important to adhere to the views of the madzhab, but it is our duty to study the differences of each madzhab and choose the most preferred opinion from amongst the reputable madzhabs. Relying on one madzhab limits our ability to truly appreciate the dynamics of the syariah and to fully respect differences of opinions at our disposal. Having diverse opinions in not a show of disrespect but rather it is an homage to the rich intellectual tradition of the deen.”

The function of madzhabs has been undisputed since its inception. Its institutionalised existence formed through years of dedicated scholastic rigour created the blueprint in which Muslims rely on as the basis of the Syariah. Having said, the availability of madzhabs inadvertently caused a level of academic laxity within the general masses due to absolute dependence on legal rulings assigned by madzhabs. This phenomenon gave birth to sectarian fanaticism and blind imitation which attributed to the degeneration of the academic tradition within the Islamic community.

This Masterclass aspires to explore the expansive discourse of Fiqh dynamics through the lenses of the renowned judicial school of thoughts (madzhabs). In the process, attempts to clarify the perennial issues revolving around the existence and purpose of madzhabs.

Participants will also be exposed to academic discussions regarding Taqlid (following a madzhab), Talfiq (synthesizing opinions from different madzhabs) and its applicability within the Singaporean framework as a case study.

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS MASTERCLASS

  1. The position of madzhabs in Islam, it’s history and evolution
  2. Ijtihad and Taqleed, definitions and considerations
  3. The reality of adhering to a specific madzhab  in the modern era: Fiqh applications and case studies from the Singaporean context
  4. The application of ‘talfiq’: discussions and implications

FEES

Standard Fees
$50 single MasterClass (‘Following A Madhab’ only)
$80 for MasterClass combo (‘Racial Equity’ & ‘Following A Madhab’)

Concession Fees*
$30 single MasterClass (‘Following A Madhab’ only)
$60 for MasterClass combo (‘Racial Equity’ & ‘Following A Madhab’)

To find out about Concession fees, click here.

  • Racial Equity: Non-Arab Companions
    July 22, 2018
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Following A Madzhab: Taqlid And Talfiq
    July 29, 2018
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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