Revival of Classical Islamic Sciences
There does not seem to be a field left untouched by the great reviver and reformer of the present era. In his drive to revive the true Islam and put the Islamic world in a position to be the leading contributing factor to academic, intellectual and scientific developments in the world; as was the cases for centuries; Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has many projects running in various fields in order to transform this dream; considered by many to be unthinkable or impossible; in to a reality.
One of the many fields in which his organization, Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) (known as 'Tehreek Minhaj-ul-Quran' in Pakistan); is working on with 'full speed ahead' is the field of Education. Achievements in this field are not only impressive but leave all others way behind, such as the Minhaj University, dozens of Colleges and over 450 schools with in Pakistan.
New Project: Revival of Classical Islamic Sciences
In the field of education another project has been launched which will be beneficial to Muslims all over the world. The coming into to being of various organizations all over the world especially in the West, with their weird and wonderful beliefs and concepts, has undermined true Islamic teachings. In order to tackle this growing and troublesome disease which has infiltrated most Muslim communities all over the World, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri is teaching several key subjects in order to revive true Islamic beliefs and concepts as taught and practiced by the classical Imams and scholars and of Islam.
Although Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and his organization, through particular institutions have been working in various ways in reviving classical Islamic Sciences in particular through the College of Shariah and Modern Sciences (COSMOS), and his books and lectures; He has now for the first time started to teach these sciences himself in weekly classes in both English and Urdu. The weekly English Lecture is delivered to the students of the one year degree programme for foreign students at the Institute of Classical Islamic Sciences (ICIS). The same lecture is delivered in Urdu to the students of M.A. Islamic studies and Arabic in the College of Shariah and Modern Sciences (COSMOS).
The main topics to be covered by this weekly series of lectures are:
- Islamic Beliefs (Tauhid)
- Perfection in 'Ibadah' (Tazkiyyah / Ihsan)
- Modern Political Thought
Unique features of these classes are:
Comprehensive study of each individual subject in detail Issues will be targeted and tackled academically as well as intellectually, which is not possible in general run of the mill lectures Referential study: Extensive references of Traditions and quotations of Imams/scholars, given in the lecture, will be provided i.e. 15 references for a single Tradition / quotation.
Classical books of classical scholars will be extensively referred to Video recording, lecture notes and support material of every class will be available on the internet. The full lectures series with lecture notes and supporting material will be available on CD's, and Video / Audio Cassettes.
Classes Free for All
Being taught by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is a dream of many around the world yet not every one is able to take a year out and attend the course in the Institute of Classical Islamic Sciences (ICIS), Lahore, Pakistan. So the classes taken by Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri will be available on www.deenislam.com. These classes and lectures are unique in their nature in fulfilling the vacuum created by the lack of sound, scholarly material in answering many modern issues and misconceptions; it was the wish of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri to have these lectures and supporting material available to who ever wishes to benefit from them, via Minhaj-ul-Quran Websites.