Structured preliminary Islamic studies
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Imam ‘Ali (a.s.) said to Kumail ibn Ziyad:
“People are of three categories: “A divine scholar, a seeker of knowledge on the path of Salvation, and [the third are] savage mobs who follow any outcry and are blown with any wind. They have been deprived of being enlightened with the Light of Knowledge, and have not resorted to a firm pillar.”
This has been a great opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the foundations of Islam and has opened new avenues in their life. Having a taste of studying parts of what our Revered Scholars study and what is taught in the Islamic Seminary of the holy cities of Qom and Najaf. These classes have indeed opened up new avenues to their understanding of life, Islam and will leave a permanent positive impact on their personality.
Hawzah studies have now become a term referring to traditional Islamic Studies. Most of the traditional subjects taught at a Hawzah are interconnected and they supplement each other. For example, Arabic Grammar is very important to enter the studies of Qur’an, Hadith and History, or to complete the study of Fiqh, one must also study Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), or if one is interested in specialising in Islamic theology, it is necessary to study Logic and Islamic Philosophy, and so on.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Acquiring knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim. Verily, Allah loves those who seek knowledge.”
And: “Whoever chooses the path to seek knowledge, Allah will grant him the path to Heaven.”