Course Description:

This course  focuses on Islamic Creed. Students cover the category of Tawheed (Oneness of God) in His Names & Attributes (Tawheed Al-Asmaa was-Sifaat). The significance of belief in revelation, Understanding belief in Divine Destiny, Signs of the Last Day and the Day of Resurrection, Status of the Prophet’s Companions, Obedience to Rulers, and Abandonment of Deviants.

Course Code: AQE302

Credit hours: 3

Pre-Requisites: AQE101

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain in a presentation, the principles and rulings, with examples, concerning the correct understanding of the Divine Names and Attributes of Allah, citing proof from the Quran and authentic Sunnah.
  • Write an essay regarding the Fifth Pillar of Faith: Belief in the Last Day and its portents, along with its major and minor signs
  • Successfully present in front of their peers, an explanation of the Sixth Pillar of Faith: Belief in the Divine Destiny (Qadaa and Qadar).
  • Describe the significance of the status of the Prophet’s Companions, with short profile characteristics and their level of Iman, with examples.
  • List and discuss the proper rulings regarding obedience to Muslim rulers, judgment with regard to deviants and sinners, what Iman invalidates, and what happens when one converts from disbelief to belief and vice-versa.

Course Outlines:

a)  Basic of Faith; the six pillars of faith in details.
b)  Signs of the Day of Judgment; the minor and the major ones.
c)  Divine Destiny and how to understand it correctly.
d)  What Eemaan invalidates: converting from disbelief to belief and vice versa.
e)  Judgment with regard to sinners.

Main Textbook

The Book of AL-Eyman By Dr. Mohamad Nae’im Yasein 

Additional Readings:

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The Message of Islam

Grading and Evaluation:

  • Minimum passing grade 70%
  • Weekly Assignments: 30% (10 assignments, 3% each)
  • Attendance:  10%
  • Mid-Term exam:  10%
  • Final exam:  10%
  • Oral exam:  20%
  • Research paper:  20%

Guidelines for Research Paper:

 1- A part of the course requirements is to submit a research paper, except for certain courses.

 2- The chosen topic must be relevant to the course and approved by the Instructor.

 3- Joint project / research is allowed, up to 3 students, and upon the instructor’s approval.

 4- The paper must meet the following requirements:

  • Consider either MLA or APA guides for writing research papers
  • Follow the standard research paper structure with a Table of Contents, Abstract or Executive Summary, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusion, List of Reference
  • The Main Body should be organized into logical chapters and paragraphs
  • When quoting Hadeeth, a notation indicating its authenticity must be clearly

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  • View your grades.
  • All attempt must be made to submit assignments by the agreed due dates. Late submissions will be penalized.
  • Your work will be checked and graded on weekly basis, in sha Allah.

Vision Statement:

Guidance College shall be one of the top well-recognized universities in the United States that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in specialized Islamic fields aiming at preparing moral and well-knowledgeable leaders who provide research-based Islamic alternatives that enable the Muslims to contribute to the success of their country.

Mission Statement:

Guidance College is the place where students gain their undergraduate degrees in authentic and professional specialized Islamic knowledge that recognizes modern-time realities and allows them to examine different branches of knowledge from an authentic Islamic perspective which enables them to think ethically, logically, analytically, and critically while making responsible and moral decisions aiming at improving the quality of life for all inhabitants of the earth with a full understanding and appreciation of the cultural and human differences.