Alimiyya (Graduate Program)
Fiqh 06A-This course will cover the the sience of Qawa’id Fiqhiyya. The text used for this course will the Manhaj al-Muntakhib ila Qawa’d al-Madhab by Imam Ahmad Ali al-Manjur. Students will also be using the Takmila lil Manhaj by Sidi Mayyaara. Additional readings for this course would include the Kitab al-Furuuq by Imam al- Qaraafi. This course is in two sections. (part 1)
Arabic 06A- This course will cover the nadthm of Mughni Labib of Ibn Hisham entitled Fath al-Qarib al Mujeeb fi sharh Kitab Mudni Habeeb by Shaykh al Manaasi al Maghribi. The student will learn the sharh of the mufradaat of the Arabic language. A very beneficial course. This course is in two sections. (part 1)
Balagha 06A- This course continues the study into the science of Balagha. The text used for this course is the Jawharal Maknun by Sidi Abdur Rahman al- Akhdari. Students will use the commentary of Shaykh Damnhuri entitled Hilyatul Lubb al Masnun. This will enhance the students love and attachment to the beauty of the Arabic language. A necessary course for the understanding of the Quran and Arabic poetry. (part 1)
Aqidah 06A- This course will cover the seminal text in the Ash’ari Creed known as Idaa’atul Djunna by Imam al-Maqari. This book is known as “The Mother of Tawhid” in Mauritania and is the highest and last book studied in the manhaj there. This text has a lot of benefit and will establish the student as authority in the science of Ilm al Kalaam. This course is in two sections.(part 1)
Fiqh 06B- Qawaa’id Manhaj 06B (part 2)… see previous course description.
Arabic 06B-Mughni Labib/Ibn Hisham 06B(part 2)…see previous course description.
Balagha 06B-Jawhartul Maknun 06B Part 2…see previous course description
Aqidah 06B- part 2....see previous course description.
Arabic Grammar 07A– This course will cover the masterpiece from the Shaykh of Grammarians Ibn Maalik entitled Maqsur wal Mamdud. This text is anadthm that covers the grammatical aspects of the shortened and the elongated words, as well presents it in a style and grace covering aspects of spiritual aphorisms. A fascinating text for language students that exemplifies the eloquence of the Arabic Language. This course in in two sections. (part 1)
Usul al Fiqh 07A- This course will cover the science of Usul al-Fiqh. The text used for this course will be the famous Maraaqi as-Su’uud by Sidi Abdullah Ibn Ibrahim al-Alawi ash-Shanquitti. This text covers all the chapters of Usul and particularizes itself to the Maaliki school. The commentary used for this course will be the commentary by the author himself called Nashrul Bunuud ala Maraqi Su’ud. This an advanced text that the student at this level will appreciate. This course is in two parts.(part 1)
Tasawuf 07A- This course will cover the masterpiece of Tasawuf literature by the “Rectifier of the Ulema and the Awliya” Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq entitled “Qawa’id at-Tasawuf.” This text is beautifully written using wisdoms, aphorisms, logic, and philosophy of Islamic thought, all written in 225 principles. This text is a must for students to master the understanding of such an important subject. This course is divided into two sections. Part 1
Seerah 07A- This course will introduce the student to the science of the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The text used for this course is the dynamic nadthm entitled "Alfiyyatul Seeratul Nabuwiyyati li Iraaqi". The commentary for this course will be the book entitled "Al-Ujaalatul Saniyya" by Shaykh Abdur Raa'uf al-Manaawi ash-Shaafi'i. This course is in two parts.
Arabic Grammar 07B- Maqsur wal Mamdud (part 2)…see previous course description.
Usul al-Fiqh- Maraaqi as-Su’uud 07B (part 2)…see previous course description.
Tassawuf – Qawa’id Tasawuf. 07BPart 2....see previous course description.
Seerah 07B part 2....see previous course description
Hadith Science 08A- The text for this course will be Al Jaami al Muharrar ala Nadthm ad-Darrar by Shaykh Muhammad Hassan al Khadim ash-Shanquitti. This text is a commentary on “Alfiyyatul Hadith” by Imam Suyuti. This a thousand line nadthm on the subject, along with the commentary by the living legend of Mauritania. This course is in two parts.
Fiqh 08A- This course will begin the students venture in the science of Qadaa'a. The text used for this course will be "Laamiyatul Zaqqaaq" with the commentary "Fath al-Aleem al-Khalaaq" by Sidi Mayyaara al-Fasi. This course is in two parts.
Arabic 08A- This course will continue the study of Sarf with Ibn Maalik's famous "Laamiyatul Afaal". The commentary used for this course will be the "Tura" by Shaykh Muhammad Saalim Wuld Addud. This course is in two parts.
Mantiq 08A- This course continues the study of Mantiq, or Logic with the advanced text entitled "Taybia fi Ilm al-Mantiq" by Abi Muhammad Abdus Salaam al Faasi, and its commentary "Tawshih wa Turra" by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Barri ash-Shanquitti. This course is in two parts.
Balaagha 08A- This course will complete the study of Balaagha. The text used for this course will be the nadthm "'Uqood al-Jamaan fi Ilmi al-Ma'aani wal Bayaan" by the renowned scholar of Islam, Jalaludeen As-Suyuti.
Seerah 08A- This course will explore the ghazawaat(battles) of the Prophet Muhammad(saws). This will be a fascinating venture for the student as it increases the love and knowledge of the leadership of the Messenger of Allah(saws). The text used for this course will be the nadthm of Ahmad Badawi al-Majlisi ash-Shanquitti, with the commentary "Rawdhu Nuhaat ala sharh nadthm al-Ghazawaat" by Shaykh Hammad Ameen ibn Muhammad al-Majlisi ash-Shanquitti. This course is in two parts.
Hadith Science 08B (part 2)- see previous course description.
Fiqh 08B- part 2 .....see previous course description.
Arabic 08B - part 2..... see previous course description.
Mantiq 08B part 2....see previous course description.
Balaagha 08B part 2. see previous course description.
Seerah08B. part 2...see previous course description.
Hadith Science 9A- This course will extend the students knowledge of the subject. The text used for this course will be “Thafarul Ma’aani bi Sharh Mukhtasar Syed al Sharif al-Jurjaani fi Mustalahal Hadith” by The Imam of Hadith and The Faqih, Shaykh Muhammad al-Laknawi al-Hindi. This book has the tahqiq of Shaykh Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah. This is an excellent text that will solidify the studies of Hadith Science.
Arabic 9A- This course will conclude the studies in Nahw with the seminal text by the Mauritanian scholar Mukhtar Ibn Buna entitled "Ihmirar Ibn Buna ala Alfiyya" with the commentary "Tura".This text is a combination of Ibn Maalik's two works in Nahw the Tasheel and the Khulasa. It is comprehensive and will solidify the students knowledge of Arabic Grammar.
Maqaasid ash-Shariah--Readings in The Muwafaqaat by Imam Shatibi in Maqaasid, the seminal text in the subject of Maqaasid ash-Shariah. It is a masterpiece that has no rival in Islamic literature. This will be the culmination of the study of the Shariah sciences.
Ilm as-Suluuk 09A- This course will be the culmination of entire program, as it requires the extensive knowledge of the aforementioned subjects. The text used for this course will be The Hikam of Ibn Ata'illah.
The commentaries will be read will be the commentary of Ahmad Zarruq and the commentary of Shaykh Ramadan al-Bouti.
Students will be required to write a 50,000-80,000 word dissertation on an approved topic by the senior scholars of Fayda Institute
Completion of the Alimiyya Program
All graduates will be given a special ijaza to teach Arabic and Maaliki Fiqh and Islamic Studies