Absolute Essentials

Sufficient provisions for the seekers of knowledge

The Absolute Essentials course is a one-year part-time course for adults (men & women) delivered by leading scholars on Saturday mornings. It is designed to provide them with the essential Islamic knowledge required as a practising Muslim.

This course is based on the fundamental Islamic Sciences: Islamic Creed & Philosophy, Jurisprudential Sciences, Spiritual Sciences and Purification of the Heart.

Currently in progress.

Next intake: January 2020

Course Overview

The Absolute Essentials curriculum has been developed in response to the learning needs of Muslims in Mauritius as follows:

  1. Aqeedah
    • The correct belief in Allah, His Angels, His Scriptures, His Prophets & Messengers, the Day of Judgement and the Predestination.
  2. Fiqh of Worship
    • Basics of Hanafi Law: Tahaarah (purification), Swalaah, Sawm (Roza), Zakaat and Hajj.
  3. Tazkiyah
    • Self-purification of the Heart.
  4. Kabaair
    • The Major Sins and how to protect ourselves from them.

Course Outcome

At the end of the one year of study, the participants will be adequately equipped to live their Deen as required. They will:

  • be firm upon the correct Aqeedah,
  • be equipped with the proper knowledge of Fiqh of Worship,
  • be aware about the major sins in Islam,
  • have a good overview of Good Conduct according to Islam, and
  • learn and practise Purification of the Heart.


Teachers

Ustadh Mubeen, Mawlana Abdul Mustwafa and Brother Arbaaz.


Eligibility

Entry Requirements:

  1. It is advisable to have a strong niyyah (intention) and sincerity to undertake the Absolute Essentials course till completion.
  2. Adults (both men and women, above 18 years old).
  3. Commitment to devote 3.5 hours per week for acquisition of knowledge of Deen.
  4. Basic computer skills: MS Office, internet, etc.


Period of Study

A 1-year course comprising of 2 semesters: mid-January to mid-June and mid-July to mid-December.

Classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:15 to 12:15.

Short breaks are allocated in between classes.


Assessment

  • No formal assessment is held for this course.
  • However, class attendance is monitored.
  • Repeated and unreasonable absences will lead to removal from the course.
  • At the end of the course, each student who has fulfilled all the course requirements (attendance, punctuality) will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Absolute Essentials course from Qadri Academy.