ADIL Modules & Course Structure

In choosing the appropriate learning track, students are free to choose any of the modules from any level. ADIL believes in the independence of individual students to self-assess their learning needs. There are no entry requirements and students do not have to take all modules in any particular order.

The Baseline Module seeks to provide adult learners with baseline Islamic knowledge. Inspired by the philosophy of Islam, Iman, Ihsan & Ilm (knowledge) as important components of a Muslim’s life. It covers the common baseline knowledge for every adult Muslim in Singapore.

The Intermediate module is aimed to provide an in-depth discussion of various Islamic traditional sciences and the relevance and applications in the contemporary settings and challenges. The modules at this stage are designed for the intermediate level. It encourages a more thorough and expanded scope of discussion, as compared to the baseline level.

Learning Platforms
In addressing the varied needs of diverse students, the ADIL modules will be offered through the following format:

Weekly Modular Series

The duration will usually be between 4 to 10 hours per module.

Weekday Classes: Class will be held on weekdays, 2 credit hours per session. Generally, one module will take between 2 to 5 weeks to cover.

Weekend Classes: Class will be held on weekends, 2 to 5 credit hours per weekend. One module will typically take between 1 to 5 weeks to cover.

Workshop Series

Interactive workshop sessions focusing on specific topic on issues covered in the baseline level. The workshop series will also cover issues that affect Muslims of today. The duration will usually be between 4 to 8 hours per workshop.

Discourse Series

ADIL Knowledge Retreat:
Seasonal half-day closed-door session where contemporary discourse on the Islamic faith will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Show confidence to make personal moral judgments independently based on sound Islamic principles.
  • Confident to interact with other faith communities and Islamic sects and able to share knowledge on Islam.
  • Acquire in-depth foundation in matters of belief, worship, interpersonal dealings, and spirituality.
  • Understand the application of religion in social and professional life and the role of religion in a multi-cultural community and secular state

LIVING SOURCES: INTRODUCTION TO AL-QURAN & AS-SUNNAH
(WARISAN KENABIAN)

Module Description 

Al-Quran and As-Sunnah are the two everlasting legacies left by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. in providing the eternal guidance to humanity. Through the study of the Al-Quran, students will be introduced on ways to appreciate the specialty of Al-Quran – the sacred words of Allah that are well preserved today and acknowledge the importance of As-Sunnah as the foundation of Islamic knowledge.

This module will cover the special position of Al-Quran as the enduring miracle of our beloved Rasulullah s.a.w and bring attention to understand critical understanding of the historical phases of the Quranic revelation and its compilation. Through the study of his As-Sunnah, students will be introduced to important terminologies in the categorization of Hadith literatures and study the various historical phases in the process of Hadith compilations.

In this course, students will be expected to self-reflect their relations with Al-Quran and As-Sunnah and aimed to familiarize them with these two living sources in enabling them to appreciate the importance of the foundational sources of Islam.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To introduce students to the basic references of Islam
  • To enable students to appreciate the contents, teachings and importance of the Quran &the Sunnah
  • To highlight the comprehensive and holistic nature of Islamic religious texts
  • To inspire continuing search for knowledge of the Quran & the Sunnah

Module 1: Understanding the Quran (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Introduction: Understanding Al-Quran and Its Revelation
  • Understanding Miracles & Compilation of Al-Quran In The Era of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w
  • Compilation of Quran In Post-Prophetic Era
  • Understanding Revelation and The Categorization of Chapters (Surah) and Verses (Ayat )
  • Categorization of Makkan and Madinan Verses & Reasons of Revelation (Asbab Nuzul)
  • Major Themes of Al- Quran
  • Interactions with Al-Quran

Module 2: Understanding the Sunnah (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • The Role and Status of Al-Sunnah in Islamic jurisprudence
  • Understanding Categorization of Hadiths and Its Terminologies
  • Hadith Compilation In History
  • Interaction with Al- Sunnah

Module Fee:

  • Module 1: $50
  • Module 2: $50

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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A MUSLIM'S MANUAL: GUIDE TO THE PILLAR OF ISLAM & ITS ESSENCE
(MANUAL MUSLIM)

Module Description 

Central to the Islamic teachings and way of life are various obligatory acts of worship (ibadah) which are often referred to as the "Five Pillars of Islam." While the aim of each of these is the remembrance and glorification of Allah s.w.t., it must be emphasized that Allah’s majesty and glory do not depend in the slightest degree upon the praise or even acknowledgment of His creatures. Rather it is the human being who needs these recurrent forms of worship to keep his contact with his Lord.

The purpose of Islamic acts of worship or practices is, therefore, to strengthen the individual's faith and submission to Allah, to enhance his character, to discipline him for his role as Allah’s faithful servant and steward on earth, to make it possible and easy for him/her to live in the manner ordained by Allah, and to reinforce the ties of brotherhood and affection among humankind. In this deeply self-reflective and interactive course, students will not only learn the fine details of the aspects of worship, but also their significance to sustain his appreciation and steadfastness in performing them.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To inspire confidence as Muslims and in practicing basic rituals of Islam
  • To appreciate and internalize the wisdom and significance behind the core practices of Islam
  • To be mindful of our relationship and obligations with Allah as with others around us
  • To understand the connection between what we do and why we do them
  • To learn the importance of our submission and obedience through actions and deeds

Module 1: Complete Guide to Syahadah & Solat (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • General Introduction and the 1st Pillar: Syahadah
  • 2nd Pillar: Solat – Its History, Importance and Benefits
  • 2nd Pillar: Solat – Its Essentials
  • 2nd Pillar: Solat – Practical

Module 2: Complete Guide to Fasting, Zakat & Hajj (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • 3rd Pillar: Zakat – Its Essentials
  • 3rd Pillar: Zakat – A Singapore Context
  • 4th Pillar: Fasting – A Catalyst Towards Positive Change
  • 4th Pillar: Fasting – Practical Understanding and Application
  • 5th Pillar: Hajj – Lessons On Sacrifice, Unity and Complete Devotion

Module Fee:

  • Module 1: $50
  • Module 2: $50

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LIGHT OF FAITH: UNDERSTANDING THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
(CAHAYA KEIMANAN)

Module Description 

Tawhid is the most fundamental foundation stones for every Muslims. This module attempts to bring the understanding of Tawhid in a more reflective, holistic and interactive manner. In any major religion, the concept of God rests at the core of its beliefs, tenets and practices.This course hopes to give an absolute understanding of six Pillars of Imaan (Arkaanul Imaan) which are Belief in Allah, Angels, Divine Books of Allah, Belief in Prophets and Messengers of Allah, the Last Judgment Day and the Divine Will of Allah.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To inspire confidence as Muslims.
  • To communicate the holistic and comprehensive nature of Islam.
  • To appreciate the importance and application of faith in daily lives.
  • To stimulate the continuing search for knowledge.
  • To instill confidence in articulating faith to oneself and to others.

Module 1: Understanding the Articles of Faith - Allah, The Angels & Divine Books (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • General Introduction and Overview of Islam
  • A Return to Islam and The Concept of Fitrah
  • Article 1: Belief in Allah
  • Article 2: Belief in the Angels of Allah
  • Article 3: Belief in Divine Revelations

Module 2: Understanding the Articles of Faith - The Prophets, The Last Day & Destiny (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Article 4: Belief in The Prophets & Messenger of Allah
  • Article 5: Belief in The Last Day and The Day of Judgment
  • Article 6: Belief in The Divine Will of Allah

Module Fee:

  • Module 1: $50
  • Module 2: $50

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THE CHOSEN ONE: A STUDY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. CHARACTER & VALUES
(INSAN PILIHAN)

Module Description 

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was sent as a mercy to the whole universe. He occupies a special position in the hearts of Muslims and had always been a central figure in the faith of Islam.

In harnessing his everlasting legacy in our contemporary time, this module attempts to explore the personality of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. through studying his physical traits, characteristics, values and ethics. Special attention is given to study Prophet’s individual actions in facilitating appreciation of teachings and values.

In bringing contextual relevance to the study of the Prophet’s life, this module will draw learning points in relation to current context, unique social environments and multi-religious setting. In enhancing understanding, social skills will be incorporated throughout this module.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To appreciate the lessons from the life of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w
  • To identify the enduring values taught by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w for aplication in today’s context
  • To strengthen our faiths to Allah s.a.w through emulating the best practices of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w
  • To increase our love towards Prophet Muhammad s.a.w

Module 1: The Study of Prophetic Characteristics and Manners Part 1 (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Introduction: The Study of Prophetic Characteristics & Manners
  • The Physical Traits of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w
  • Spirituality and Etiquette of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w
  • Perfect Role Model & Epitome of Mercy
  • Upholder of Justice

Module 2: The Study of Prophetic Characteristics and Manners Part 2 (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Champion of Human Dignity, Peaceful Co-existence & Environmental Ethics
  • Enduring Values of The  Prophet: Generosity, Endurance, Bravery & Humility
  • Teachings of Tenderness, Love and Respect (Part 1): Women
  • Teachings of Tenderness, Love and Respect Part 2: Children & the Elderly
  • Harnessing Legacy of Our Prophet & Concluding Conference

Module Fee:

  • Module 1: $50
  • Module 2: $50

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TRAVELLER'S FIQH: GUIDE FOR TRAVELLING MUSLIMS
(FIQH MUSAFIR)

Module Description 

As a Muslim, understanding and performing the commandments of Allah s.w.t. is vital in one’s quest to be righteous servant of The Almighty. Therefore, grasping the knowledge of Fiqh is imperative in enabling one’s to understand the rulings and practices as interpreted by the Muslim jurists (fuqaha’). The fiqh rulings serve as a manual and guide to ease Muslims in their religious rituals and practices in accordance to their circumstances and localities. In this eight-hour engaging workshop, participants will be introduced to the Fiqh concept of rukhsah (exemption from general rulings) with special focus on issues faced by Muslims when they travel. As Muslims form part of the world’s travellers, there is therefore a need to know how to perform their religious obligations such as praying (solah) and fasting (sawm). This course will explain guidance on taking ablution (wudu’) and praying while taking land transport such as tour buses and air travelling, such as when one is taking a flight.

Beyond the issues of praying, this course will also share information on dietary rulings, such as tips on finding food that is permissible for Muslims to consume while they are in countries with few or almost no halal-certified eating establishments. This course is relevant for frequent or occasional travellers and will equip them with relevant knowledge that will guide them to be confident with their faith as they travel to see the beauty of Allah’s creations in this vast world.

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding the Fiqh concept of Rukhsah (exemptions from general rulings)
  • Understanding Jama’ & Qasr - combining and shortening prayer
  • How to pray while travelling? (on bus, train and airplane)
  • Ways in determining the time of prayer
  • Finding direction of praying (Qiblat) while on moving transportation
  • Basic dietary guidelines – what to eat if there is no halal certified food?
  • Fasting while travelling – any exemptions?
  • Supplications for the Musafir (Traveller)

Module Fee: $50

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FIQH FOR THE SICK: ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR MUSLIM PATIENTS
(FIQH BAGI PESAKIT)

Module Description 

Muslims view illness and sickness as tribulations and trials from Allah s.w.t. Sickness is regarded as a kaffarah or expiations of sins. At the same time, Muslims are reminded to take care of their health as the wellness of their body is an amanah by Allah s.w.t. for them.

A healthy and strong believer is loved by Allah s.w.t and thus one should always strive to maintain one’s health and wellness. However, illness and sickness are inevitable in one’s life. Therefore, as Muslims, we are reminded to be prepared for any eventualities and that includes preparation in managing illness.

In this eight-hour engaging workshop, participants will be introduced to the Fiqh concept of rukhsah (exemption from general rulings) with special focus on issues faced by Muslims when they fall sick. From learning the ways on how one can perform the ablution or substitute it with tayammum, to understanding different methods of praying based on one’s health circumstances, this course will cover it all. This course will pay special focus to patients in hospitals and how best they can perform their obligatory prayers.

Beyond the issues of praying, this course will also discuss the issues of fasting when one is sick. Can the sick break their fast? What about those who can never fast in their lifetime - what can they do? This course is relevant for Muslims who wish to equip themselves with extended knowledge of Fiqh and is also highly applicable for healthcare workers and caregivers.

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding the Fiqh concept of rukhsah (exemptions from general rulings) for the sick
  • Methods of performing tayammum due to surgical scar, bandage and other medical condition.
  • Performing wudu’ (ablution) in special circumstances
  • Performing prayer in various positions due to sickness
  • Combining prayer (jama’) for the sick
  • Contemporary medical issues, such as praying with a urine catheter
  • The rulings on fasting when one is sick
  • Supplications for the sick

Module Fee: $50

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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ARCH-PROPHETS: LESSONS FROM THE ARCH-PROPHETS (ULUL AZMI)
(RASUL PILIHAN - ULUL AZMI)

Module Description 

Stories of prophets are mentioned in various part of the Quran. As the Quran is a book of guidance, these stories should be reflected upon as it acts as a guide for us till the end of times. Among these prophets, there are those who showed extraordinary amount of patience and perseverance while facing God’s trials and tribulation in life. These prophets are called the Ulul Azmi or Arch-Prophets. They are prophet Nuh, Ibrahim, Musa, Isa & Muhammad. This module will study the different trials faced by the arch-prophets, how they overcome the challenges, and how we can learn to apply its lesson in our daily lives living in the context Singapore.

Module Outline (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Nabi Nuh a.s.
  • Nabi Ibrahim a.s.
  • Nabi Musa a.s.
  • Nabi Isa a.s.
  • Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.

Module Fee: $50

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PATH OF REPENTANCE: JOURNEY BACK TO ALLAH
(JALAN MENUJU TAUBAT)

Module Description 

It is our nature to make mistakes and sometimes fall into sins when making such mistakes. Thus, it is important for Muslims to understand the acts that may bring them to the sins so as to prevent themselves from such actions.

This course will explain the importance of a servant to turn back to Allah. It does not really matter how big the sins are because what matters most is that Allah is the Most Forgiving and His forgiveness and mercy are above our sins.

Among the matters to be discussed in this course include the notion of sin, manifestation of Taubah, the means or conditions to repent and stories that can be learned from the past to motivate one to do Taubah.

Module Outline (10 hours)

In this 10-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • The nature of man and worldly life
  • Appreciate Allah’s mercy
  • Categorization of sins
  • Lessons from the stories of repentance
  • Knowing the pillars of repentance
  • The concept of tawbah (actions of repentance)
  • Manifestation of repentance

Module Fee: $50

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BEING A MUSLIM IN SINGAPORE SERIES 1:
MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS RELATIONSHIP IN ISLAM
(ISLAM DAN HUBUNGAN MUSLIM & BUKAN MUSLIM)

Module Description 

It is innate in nature that human beings are diversely created thus making them different from each other in many aspects. They are different physically and intellectually, have different tastes, thoughts and many others. These diversity and differences are a matter of fact and could not be disputed.

With and due to the existing differences that human beings have from way back, they have become accustomed to leading and living an open and interactive life with others which in turn make them realise on the necessity of tolerance for communal survival.

This diversity also occurs in the faith that one chooses to hold on and believe in. The Quran has also clearly described this with regards to this matter.

Additionally, the Prophet (PBUH) who served as the messenger of peace sent by Allah to this world had also emulated positive behaviour in dealing with people who did not believe in his message or have the same belief as him

Today, diversity in faith continues to exist and becoming widespread. Does this diversity need to be constrained and that only Islam should be regarded as the only religion that can be accepted and practiced? What are the consequences from such assumptions?

With the existence of diversity and differences of faiths, human beings are strongly encouraged to interact among themselves in order to understand the differences that they have which in turn will lead to understanding and respecting each other’s faiths.

In Islam, the existence of diversity empowers Muslims with a sense of responsibility to share with others about Islam and to exhibit kindness and good virtues that Islam advocates so that the non- Muslims can have a good understanding about Islam.

To spread the message of Islam or better known as preaching (dakwah) is one of the natural behaviour that Allah has created for mankind and via that, they can get to know and understand each other. The Almighty Allah’s saying in the Quran “The is no coercion in religion” is the basis whereby no single individual has the right to force other people to embrace Islam. Even the Prophet (PBUH) himself did not shoulder the responsibility to make everyone during his time embraced Islam.

Hence, this module emphasises on the importance of understanding the fundamentals in living with each other, especially on the need to practice tolerance when addressing the issue of differences of faith.

The fundamentals whereby its basis is derived from the divine sources will be included in order to further explain on the extreme need to understand the relationship dynamics between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Singapore as a country with diverse society –be it race or religion- has to create and cultivate receptiveness towards the existing different faiths because it can result in greater acceptance in the society as well as instilling harmony in the community.

With the existing harmonious state that the society currently possesses, religious activities can be easily organised and executed without any feelings of fear or fear of being threatened.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To understand the true religious stance on the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in Singapore’s context.
  • To be able to explain the fundamentals of religion in order to produce a positive attitude in addressing the relationship issue between Muslims and non-Muslims.
  • To instil positive values in fostering good relationship between non-Muslims.

Module Outline (4 hours)

In this 4-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  1. Diversity of religions/faiths/cultures is God’s will and provision
    • Religions/faiths/cultures other than Islam will definitely exist
    • Not all people will be Muslims
    • The reason for diversity
    • Examples of diversity
  2. Relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims
    • The fundamental element in the relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim is peace
    • Not all non-Muslims are the same, i.e malicious, evil
    • Preaching does not necessarily mean making every single human being a Muslim
  3. Understanding the concept of Wala’ and Bara’
  4. The Mardin’s Declaration
  5. Issues regarding the relationship of Muslims and non-Muslims in Singapore’s context

Module Fee:$25

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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BEING A MUSLIM IN SINGAPORE SERIES 2:
MUSLIM AS A CITIZEN OF A NON-ISLAMIC STATE
(MUSLIM SEBAGAI RAKYAT NEGARA BUKAN ISLAM)

Module Description 

The existence of Muslims in Singapore is something that cannot be denied and avoided and this existence will continue in times to come.

The increase in the level of religious awareness among the Muslim society has lead to many of them enquiring on the Islamic view with regards to their presence, living in Singapore in order to ensure that their lives are lived out in accordance to the principles of Islam that they firmly hold on to.

The importance of this matter is further magnified by some of them when they experience or feel that there are obstacles –be it real or based on assumptions- that hinder or complicate the process of practicing certain Islamic religious acts in Singapore.

This fact becomes more crucial to be addressed due to the situation of today’s world whereby there seems to be no boundaries thus exposing Singaporean Muslims to various religious thoughts and opinions which have been derived in other countries based on their respective contexts which are very much different from Singapore’s context.

Such religious thoughts and opinions cause confusion and anxiety among some of the Singaporean Muslims as they feel as if there is fundamental conflict which exists between being a Muslim and being a Singaporean and also whether living in Singapore can ensure a Muslim to live a life that would  be in line with Islamic teachings thus attaining Allah’s blessings.

Besides that, the extremists and terrorists’ such as IS dedicated efforts in propagating their ideologies which are intended to instil hate between the Muslims and the non-Muslims, encourage the Muslims to fight against all non-Muslims wherever they are without exception and to pass ruling that living in a non-Islamic country and becoming its citizen is forbidden (haram) have added to the seriousness of the existing challenges faced.

All of the above factors demand a steady and coordinated effort for religious education to be reinforced in the Muslim society in order to eliminate confusion as well as to attain tranquillity and to protect oneself from the deception of these deviated groups.

This ADIL’s module which explains the important issues with regards to the relationship between Muslims and the non-Islamic country where he lives and resides in, is among the early steps undertaken to fulfil the necessity of understanding the dynamics of such relationship.

The module is constructed in such a way that it provides the understanding that Muslims are actually able to live in a non-Islamic country –with all of its imperfections and limitations that the country has- without having to jeopardise the principles of Islam. Being a minority does not necessarily lead to them being Muslims of a lower status in the eyes of God if compared to the Muslims living in an Islamic country. In fact, living in a non-Islamic country might be seen as an opportunity to gain a greater reward from Allah.

The module also guides participants to believe that the reason for their existence is extended beyond their personal interest as a Muslim. The participants will be made to understand that striving to contribute to the general harmony of the society and the country is something that is encouraged by Islam as long as it is guided by the principles that have been outlined by the Shariah.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To understand the status of Singapore being a non-Islamic state from the viewpoint of Islamic rulings and perspective.
  • To be able to provide religious evidences which permit Singaporean Muslims to display a positive attitude towards their home country Singapore.
  • To inculcate positive attitude in Singaporean Muslims which then enable them to display that attitude towards Singapore –the country that they reside in- for the benefits of Islam.
  • To possess a positive spirit to contribute in ensuring Singapore’s harmonious state which is in line with the principles of Islam.

Module Outline (4 hours)

In this 4-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Introduction to the concept of Dar Al-Islam and Dar Al-Harb and a revisit to evaluate its application in today’s world.
  • Does jihad mean to wage war against all non-Islamic countries?
  • Fatwa and the Mardin’s Declaration
  • Hijrah (Emigration)
  • Living in a non-Islamic state
  • The issue of citizenship
  • Stance on secularism and democracy
  • To serve in a non-Islamic state

Module Fee: $25

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BEING A MUSLIM IN SINGAPORE SERIES 3:
ISLAM & INTER-FAITH DIALOGUES
(ISLAM & DIALOG ANTARA AGAMA)

Module Description 

Among the pertinent characteristics of communal living in Singapore is its cultural, ethnical and religious diversity that exist among its citizens.

This characteristic is expected to be continuous. In fact, observers predict that Singapore’s level of diversity will increase and become more complex in times to come. The reason for such is due to globalisation and economic demands which in turn pave ways for non-Singaporeans to emigrate to Singapore.

Besides that, the world has become more open as a result of the advance in info-communication technology which exposes Singaporean Muslims to various form of diversity and this includes religious diversity.

Various overseas incidents such as the conflicts happening in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine as well as the emergence of extremist groups such as IS and Al-Qaeda also pose challenges and affect the inter-religious relationship among mankind.

The negative implications arising from the challenges can be observed in other countries in the form of relationship tensions between Muslims and the non-Muslims, the increase in Islamophobia-related incidents, the movement of anti-immigrants who are of different belief from the citizens and other acts which are based on the sentiments of anti non-Muslims and anti-West.

One of the important initiatives –be it at the local or global platform- in addressing the challenges faced by the relationship between religions is to encourage efforts in initiating dialogues and interactions with the non-Muslims. This is done with the intention to foster mutual understanding and to eliminate prejudice between one another.

At the national level, there are IRCC groups at the grassroots’ level which involve the local Islamic bodies and mosques whereby their role is to establish relationship between the Muslims and the non-Muslims in the form of  initiating inter-faith dialogues and social interaction.

Even though the situation in Singapore is not as bad if compared to other foreign countries, proactive approaches which are based on Islamic principle should be taken to guide the Singaporean Muslims’ community in understanding and having the right attitude in facing these challenges so that conflicts will not be ignited which will then destruct the harmonious life that Singapore has to offer.

In fact, such efforts have started and been undertaken with the establishment of Harmony Centre by Muis which is centred at An-Nahdhah Mosque.

Various activities have been conducted since the establishment of this centre and the centre has received praises from various parties –be it local or international- for its commendable efforts.

It has become the icon of commitment and constructive contribution by the Singaporean Muslims in realising social harmony and positive inter-religious relationship.

Nevertheless, there is still a lot more that can be done such as efforts taken in socializing the idea of the importance of dialogues in order to foster positive relationship between Muslims and non-Muslim of all ages.

Surely as a Muslim, this must be done with the guidance of the Islamic principles itself and not merely based on blind following of the current trends or due to external pressure.

Based on the background mentioned above and to fulfil the objective of socializing inter-faith dialogues among the various groups within the Singaporean Muslims’ community as well as to instil awareness and understanding that inter-faith dialogue does have a basis in Islam and that it can be coordinated as long as it is guided by Islamic principles, the module is then developed and offered to the targeted audience of the ADIL Muis’s program.

Generally, this module will help in instilling understanding among the participants that Islam advocates its believers to firstly mould a positive attitude towards believers of other religions although there are differences in terms of the main principles that they have. Islam also encourages inter-faith dialogues with the non-Muslims whereby the dialogues shall be guided by certain specific principles.

This understanding is then strengthened with examples of inter-faith dialogues that have been conducted which had garnered utmost support from the contemporary scholars.

As the issue of inter-faith dialogues is usually linked to the issue of freedom of religion, this module shall also discuss on the contemporary scholars’ stance on the freedom to embrace a particular religion, which also comprises of the ruling of a Muslim who denounces his faith in order to embrace other religions; taking into consideration the Singapore’s context.

Module Objectives

This module aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • To understand Islam’s fair stance on the efforts taken in initiating inter-faith dialogues according to the Singapore’s context.
  • To be able to clearly state the juristic evidences which advocate having a positive attitude towards inter-faith dialogues which are widely initiated in Singapore.
  • To instil a positive attitude towards efforts in realizing inter-faith dialogues in Singapore.

Module Outline (4 hours)

In this 4-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

Definition of inter-faith dialogue and its objectives.

  • Juristic evidences on the permissibility of initiating and conducting inter-faith dialogues.
  • The rational argument supporting the importance of inter-faith dialogues.
  • The fundamental principles in conducting inter-faith dialogues.
  • “A Common World” initiative which has received support from scholars all over the world.
  • Inter-faith dialogues in Singapore.
  • The contemporary perspective of Islam’s stance on the issue of freedom of religion and apostasy.

Module Fee: $25

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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FIQH OF PLANNED GIVING: WEALTH PLANNING & DISTRIBUTION IN ISLAM
(FIQH PERANCANGAN HARTA)

Module Description 

Many things should be put into consideration in order to maintain the purity of our property in accordance with the policies and guidelines of the Shariah.

By understanding how to plan our economies and finance, it is hoped to implement the objectives of Sharia in society, business and finance that will bring prosperity and happiness to every individual in the community.

This comprehensive course will provide a clearer picture with regards to the money management in the eyes of Islamic law alongside with current issues, case studies and fatwas.

Areas that will be touched are the concept of wealth, its importance as well as the dimensions of wealth planning which includes wealth accumulation, protection, purification, cleansing and disposition.

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Ethics of estate and planned giving in the Quran
  • Introduction to Faraidh (Intestate inheritance law)
  • Contemporary fatwas: Instruments of Planned Giving during lifetime in Singapore
  • Fatwa on Joint-Tenancy
  • Fatwa on Joint Account
  • Fatwa on CPF Nomination
  • Fatwa on Insurance Nomination
  • Fatwa on establishing trust for dependents with special needs

Module Fee: $50

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY IN ISLAM: GUIDE TO ETHICAL STEPS IN APPROACHING ARGUMENTS AND THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS DISAGREEMENT
(PENGENALAN KEPADA KEPELBAGAIAN DALAM ISLAM)

Module Description 

This module attempts to bring the understanding of diversity in a more reflective and informative manner. In this course, students will be taught how the Prophet, his companions as well as past scholars deal with differences in opinions. Students will also be equipped with the ethical steps in approaching arguments and the right attitude towards disagreements wherever it takes place, both physically and virtually.

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding Diversity
  • Religious Diversity in Islam
  • Qur’anic Perspectives of Inter-Faith Dialogue
  • Understanding Qur’anic verses which may lead to feelings of animosity towards ‘others’
  • Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question
  • Diversity of Muslims in the Contemporary World (Intra-Faith)
  • Acceptance of Diversity in today’s world
  • Lessons from the Quran, Companions & Scholars
  • The Amman Message
  • Ethics of Diversity

Module Fee: $50

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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INTRODUCTION TO MAQASID AL-SHARIAH: UNDERSTANDING THE HIGHER PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES OF THE ISLAMIC LAW
(PENGENALAN MAQASID AL-SHARIAH)

Module Description 

This introductory module to Maqasid al-Shariah (Objectives of Islamic Law) is aimed to promote the need to be conscious on the overarching intent of the Islamic Law. Through appreciation of the concept of maqasid, we will will be able see the relevance of Islamic Law beyond the specificities of a particular ruling. Maqasid al-Shariah allows us to explore the dynamism of Fiqh and ensure that the hukm and fatwa issued in the contemporary times do not diverge from the foundational intent of the Shariah.

This module will discuss on the origins and history on the concept of Maqasid al-Shariah. It will also discuss the ideas promulgated by various scholars that emphasized on the notion of maqasid. This module will also deliberate of the various categories of maqasid and bring into sharp focus the contemporary fatwa as case studies of modern application of maqasid.

Module Outline (4 hours)

In this 4-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  • Understanding Key Terms
  • Understanding The Need for Maqasid Al-Shariah
  • Maqasid Al-Shariah in Islamic Tradition
  • Categorization of Maqasid Al-Shariah
  • Maqasid Al-Shariah: The Way Forward
  • Contemporary Application of Maqasid Al-Shariah
  • Maqasid Al-Shariah in Singapore Context (Fatwas)

Module Fee: $25

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.
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FARDHU AIN: BASIC KNOWLEDGE ON PILLARS OF ISLAM
(BENGKEL ASAS RUKUN ISLAM)

Module Description 

Fardhu Ain by ADIL comprises of a summarised version of ADIL’s Baseline module A Muslim’s Manual. Specially tailored for those who wishes to learn Islam from its basic beginnings and those who would like to refresh their understanding of their Deen.
 
In Islam, Fardhu Ain refers to obligatory acts that must be performed by each individual Muslim, including prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage. It is a form of Individual obligation and is contrasted with communal obligation, ‘Fard Al-kifayah’. All of us are required to learn the Fardhu Ain of Islam. This means, a sound and basic Aqidah/Creed and knowledge of basic Fiqh – with a proper commentary. 

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  1. Purification- including tahara, najasa, how to clean yourself etc.
  2. Prayer – Its pillars and what is fard, mandub, sunna etc.
  3. Fasting & its rules
  4. Zakat-how to pay it, what to pay it on, when it is due
  5. Hajj & its rules

Module Fee: $50

*The module will be adjusted to 4 hours during special free classes arrangement.

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.

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SOLAT: AN INTENSIVE GUIDE TO PERFORMING PRAYERS
(PANDUAN INTENSIF PERLAKSANAAN SOLAT)

Module Description 

Solat Workshop by ADIL is for participants who wish to learn basic understanding of the Solat rituals or wish to revisit their understanding of Solat. 

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  1. The Importance of Solat
  2. Pre-Requisites of Performing Solat
  3. Integrals (Rukun) of Solat
  4. Recitations in Solat
  5. Contemporary Issues in Solat (Q & A)

Module Fee: $50

*The module will be adjusted to 4 hours during special free classes arrangement.

Payment should be made directly to the mosque.

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FIQH RAMADAN: ESSENTIAL GUIDE FROM PRE-RAMADAN TO POST-RAMADAN
(PANDUAN INTENSIF PERLAKSANAAN SOLAT)

Module Description 

Fiqh Ramadan by ADIL is a specially tailored workshop catering to our students who wishes to be fully equipped with knowledge pertaining to all of the ibadah pre-Ramadan, during and post-Ramadan.The month of Ramadan, the month whereas Muslims we fast during the day, and increase prayer during the night, is in essence a month that call for us to rethink our day-to-day conduct. A month of discipline, a month that serve as an annual training period to reinforce good behaviors and exemplary conduct.

Ramadan is a month identified as the month of mercy and forgiveness. A month where good deeds will be multiplied in its reward. A month that provides splendid opportunities for spiritual enhancement. A month of deep devotion and reflection. 

Module Outline (8 hours)

In this 8-credit hours' course, students will be covering the following topics:

  1. Preparations prior to Ramadan
  2. Fasting during Ramadan
  3. Zakat Fitrah
  4. Terawih prayers
  5. Qiyamulleil prayers
  6. The Night of Destiny ‘Lailatul Qadr’
  7. Frequently Asked Questions about Ramadan & Other contemporary issues
  8. Eid Prayer and the Takbir
  9. Eid fitr celebrations
  10. Steadfastness post-Ramadan

Module Fee: $50

*The module will be adjusted to 4 hours during special free classes arrangement.

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Last updated on 30/5/2018