The knowledge of Ulum al-Quran, or ‘The Sciences of the Qur’an’ deals with the knowledge of those sciences that have a direct bearing on the recitation, history, understanding and implementation of the Qur’an. It is therefore, a vast field of Islamic scholarship, and one that is of primary importance. This will prepare the student for Quran Tafsir in which the knowledge learnt will practically be applied as the journey to understand the Quran begins.
Traditions (Hadith) are records of actions, statements and descriptions of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him and his family). As these traditions are a key source of Islamic law, thought, culture, and life – second only to the Qur’an itself – this course aims to derive points of benefit from the Prophetic traditions.
Theology (Aqidah) covers all beliefs and belief systems of Muslims, including sectarian differences and points of contention. Though theology is the cornerstone of the Islamic religion, it is often quite misunderstood by Muslims themselves in a modern era where classical works are neglected. Through detailed study and memorization of classical texts and proofs, as well as a study of Scholastic theology (Kalam), students become vested to navigate the landscape of polemics, inter- and intra-religious discussion, and contemporary with sound logic and perspective.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the study of an individual’s ability to perceive, understand and manage their own emotions. Following the prophetic model, Madina Institute seeks to teach the students how to cultivate personal development, professional leadership, and relationship success through recognizing the relationship between cognition, emotion and behavior.
Interfaith dialogue is an important part of the Muslim comminuty effort to integrate into society and develop relations with followers of other faith traditions. Muslim community leaders must possess the skills needed to develop such relations with the other faith systems in their communities.
There are many widespread philosophies in the contemporary world that influence and effect the world view of unaware Muslims. Therefore the study of philosophy plays a key role in facing contemporary challenges. This subject is designed to equip students with the tools needed to navigate such challenges. The courses offered under this subject will ground the student in a firm understanding of the history and development of Islamic Philosophy. They will also equip them with a proper understanding of the development of many western ideas by studying influential modern philosophers.
Developing the youth is an important duty of community and youth leaders. Is important for community and youth leaders who work with the youth to be trained in addressing certain problems that they may encounter in the teenagers that they work with.
This subject aims to provide a substantive understanding of nonviolence and peace studies’ foundations and applications from reliable academic sources. The course starts by understanding the sources of power in the hands of rulers in dictatorships and democracies alike and how the way we think of power defines how we react to violence. It later discusses the limits of violent and destructive strategies in achieving their stated ends, and how nonviolent strategies present themselves as better alternatives on both practical and moral measures.