Belief in Allah's Names & Attributes
Instructor: Tawfique Chowdhury
In this course you will learn about why understanding the names & attributes of Allah correctly is so important. The names or Allah are beautiful and have an impact on the worship of a person who understands them correctly.
And to Allah belong the most beautiful names, so worship Him through them. (Sūrat al-Aʿrāf, 7:180)
Unfortunately through the ages many differing forms of opinion regarding how to understand the names of Allah began to be aired. This led to much confusion and division that still continues to this day. This course will take a historical look into these issues, upon what are these opinions based and how did they spread throughout the Islamic world.
The Prophet (ṣalla'llāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) said:
Allah has 99 names. Whoever enumerates them shall enter Jannah. (al-Bukhārī and Muslim)
Lets ensure that we understand the names and attributes of our Lord correctly so that we can know Allah in the way He described Himself. Join us in a theological history lesson that will open your eyes to truely understanding the Names & Attributes of Allah.
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury is the Chairman and CEO of Mercy Mission. He has, from an early age, excelled in academic studies, consistently being awarded prizes and accolades for his various achievements.
Sheikh Tawfique is a graduate of Medicine from the University of Bond, Australia, as well as a graduate of the college of Shariah at the Islamic University of Madinah.
Being a prolific speaker, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury has travelled internationally, sharing his knowledge worldwide. He is renowned for specializing in Islamic Jurisprudence - particularly Islamic finance, Muslim Family Law and Islamic Medical Ethics.
You can watch some of Sheikh Tawfique's recent lectures below.
University of East London
London E16 2RD
Please see the Transport for London (TfL) Journey Planner for the most up-to-date information and advice on how to get here.
By Tube / DLR
The Docklands Campus is directly opposite Cyprus DLR station. Trains to Beckton via Cyprus and Canning Town usually run at five-to-ten minute intervals.
Bus routes near the Docklands Campus include 101, 173, 262, 300, 366, 376, 474 and N551. A map of these bus routes is also available from TfL.
The Docklands campus is within a short walking distance of Cyprus station:
There is a car park on site which inshallah will be open for students to park in. However, this is also open to all of the public over the weekend, so we are not sure how many spaces will be available.
The surrounding roads are all permit holders and you will get a ticket if you park there. There is parking on roads, however they are about 10 minutes walk from the University.
1. Importance of learning about Allah’s names and attributes (tawḥīd al-asmāʾ wa'l-ṣifāt)
2. History of the deviance in ʿaqīdah
3. Causes for the rise of innovation in ʿaqīdah
4. Response of the Ummah to Ahl al-bidʾah
5. The basis of Ahl al-sunnah wa'l-jamāʿah’s principles in dealing with Allah's names & attributes
6. Ahl al-sunnah wa'l-jamāʿah’s principles in dealing with Allah’s names & attributes
7. Major forms of deviation
8. Difference in the methodology of the people of Kalām & Ahl al-sunnah
9. Golden rules regarding Allah’s names
10. Golden rules regarding Allah’s attributes
11. Proofs for some of the most important attributes of Allah
12. Doubts of the deviant sects & their refutations
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