Essential Muslim Belief (Islamic Creed)

Essential Muslim Belief (Islamic Creed)

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A time of patience will come to people in which adhering to one’s religion is like grasping a hot coal.”

An introductory 8 week course covering essential Muslim belief (Islamic Creed) that a Muslim needs to safeguard their faith and navigate through the challenges of the modern world. In a postmodern age of rampant skepticism and diluted religious identities, this course will provide all facets of Western Islamic society, from students to professionals, with the tools and confidence required to solidify their faith in the face of modernist scrutiny.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2260

Timings: 7:30-9:30

Dates: 8 Wednesdays in a row after and including 19th of June

Venue: Castlefield Community Centre, Library

The Author and his text:

The Nasafi Creed is a celebrated text in Islamic Sunni theology. It was authored by the erudite scholar and Imam of the sixth century Hijri, Umar Najm al-Din Umar al-Nasafi (537 AH). The text itself is profound and solidly compact. It was authored at a time when Sunni theology had been precipitated into the form it was to remain for the next five hundred years without perceptible change, therefore, making it an important textbook for students throughout the world and subsequently attracting many super-commentaries and glosses. 

An overview of the text being covered:

Some of the main areas of kelam (philosophical theology) covered in the text:

  • Cosmology (the nature and origin of the universe)
  • Ontology (the nature of being and existence)
  • Epistemology (how we know things)
  • God, His Attributes and Acts
  • Natural Philosophy
  • Causality
  • Moral Ontology
  • The Nature of Sin and Redemption
  • The Nature of Faith
  • Prophetology
  • Eschatology (Signs of the end of times)


Shams Tameez is a graduate from an Islamic seminary in the UK, Jamia Al-Karam. He then completed the Diploma programme at the Cambridge Muslim College. After which, he travelled to Turkey and Yemen for traditional studies. He then completed a Masters degree in Islamic Studies from SOAS University, London.


Event Date 17-Jul-2019 19:30
Event End Date 14-Aug-2019 21:00
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 56
Individual Price Free
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