HIS Spring Semester Classes
HIS will resume its spring semester classes this Thursday, February 23 with other courses from last semester starting soon as well inshaa Allah. The two classes are:
Climbing the Tree of Faith/Iman
Time: Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm
Location: Sever 107 (Temporary-likely to be changed for subsequent classes)
Taught by: Hafidh Na’eel Cajee ’10, HSDM ’14
About the Lecture Series
Imam Al-Bayhaqi’s 77 Branches of Faith provides a thorough understanding of Islam by articulating the necessary virtues that reflect true faith. Join us as we delve into the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to discover the beliefs, convictions, and actions of a believing Muslim. This class is suitable for those new to Islam as well as seasoned seekers of knowledge.
The concept of Iman/Faith in its entirety consists of three components: acceptance in the heart, on the tongue, and through the bodily actions of a person. To this ends, Imam al-Bayhaqi has divided the subject of Iman into 77 branches which fall within the following categories:
1. Concerns the intention, belief, and action of the heart
2. Concerns the uses of the tongue
3. Concerns the limbs of the body.
Widely accepted amongst Muslims globally, the Branches of Faith will offer beginning and advanced students an engaging systematic understanding of Iman/Faith itself.
Each week, one to two branches will be covered. Texts are available online in both English and Arabic.
Reciting the Word: the science and art of tajwid
Time: Thursdays 8:45 pm.
Location: HIS Musalla (3 minutes from Harvard’s T-stop) in the Canaday E Basement (Please be aware that the location might change depending on the attendance).
Taught by: Hafidh Na’eel Cajee
About the Class
Looking to improve your recitation and have Thursday evening open? Trying to memorize Juz Amma, but need direction?
Learning Tajwid provides you with the opportunity to draw near to the Divine through the articulation of His Word. The class will be divided between theory (25%) and practice (75%). Each class will begin with the theory of tajwid and will then consist of the teacher sitting with each student to help them work at their own pace. (whether their goal is to memorize Yaseen, Juz Amma, or to simply read fluently).