An on-demand Course With Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad
– On-Demand Course
– 15 Hours Altogether
– Q&A and Chat
– Slides and Additional Reading
– Access anytime anywhere
- What is our faith in Islam based on?
- How is Islam’s claim to truth proven?
- How is knowledge preserved in Islam?
- How do we know Muhammad (saw) is the true Prophet of Allah.
- What causes people to doubt Islam and how do we face these doubts?
- Is religion rational or not?
- What is Islam’s answer to evolution, the problem of evil, and other causes of doubt?
- If you have doubts about Islam, or don’t believe any more, you are welcome without judgement or prejudice. Allah is the guide to truth. We only seek it
How can we learn about our faith in a way that protects us from the questions that challenge it and cause doubt in our minds? How can we learn to talk about faith in a way that protects our children in the same way?
Many Muslims do not know what the challenging questions are – let alone their answers. This is not acceptable in this day and age. This negligence can be the reason why, Allah forbid it, we allow doubts to creep in to our minds or our children develop doubts because we do not know how to talk to them about faith.
According to a survey in the US, 23 percent of born Muslims have left Islam, the majority have become atheist. A statistic like that should make us panic. But we seem completely unfazed. Yet 23% is almost 1 in 4. That means, on average, almost every family is affected. We simply don’t know it because the majority of ex-Muslims leave their faith in secret.
Are these people leaving because Islam is a weak religion that does not have the answers to the questions that have caused doubts in their minds? Or is it simply that they do not know the answers, do not know how to source the answers, or were never taught their faith in a way that made them more resilient to the intellectual, social, and psychological challenges that are bombarding faith communities in this day and age? This course aims to answer these questions for you insha’Allah.
Who is This Course For
- Muslim’s who want to understand how Islam works, the whys and the nuts and bolts of our claim to truth; and become informed, confident and resilient believers
- Muslims who have doubts about Islam or religion.
- Anyone who has left Islam but still sincerely seeks truth.
Mode of Delivery
On-demand course with:
- Detailed video lessons recorded during a live course,
- recommended reading,
- Continuous access to Shaykh Shams on telegram.
Registration is only available via the website.
My world crashed down on me when my young son told me he doesn’t believe in Allah. He was a good practicing Muslim who was keen on memorising the Quran but somewhere along the way he lost his imaan. He also lost his path and as a single mother I went through all the emotions of anger, frustration and blame but Instead of pushing him away or turning away from him I frantically looked for someone to help and guide him. I knew in my heart that InShaAllah with the right guidance he will come back.
For three years I cried to Allah SWT to bring him back into the folds of Islam. I even left my home, my work, my friends and my family. All in the hope that something in him will change. I tried to contact many Sheykh’s and learned people but I wasn’t getting anywhere.
I had lost all hope of him ever getting the help he needed until Mawarid lifestyle was recommended to me by another Sheykh.
When we spoke to Sheykh Shams Adduha he recommended us both to access the saving iman course.
This was the turning point and transformed my sons way of thinking, giving him answers to his questions.
Before we finished the course my son re-affirmed his shahada.
Allah SWT has softened his heart to let the light in. Alhamdulillah!
This Interactive Course is an amazing resource that provides Proofs for Muslims to solidify their faith in Allah (God), Muhammad peace be upon him (Prophet) and Islam (Religion). It provides the rationale and foundation for the beliefs of a true Muslim and therefore for the subsequent actions of a true Muslim.
In addition, the same reasonings are also the answers to questions posed by those who have any deep questions, those who have any doubts and those who challenge the truth, on intellectual, social and psychological levels.
In short, this course provides lots of Answers.
And it will appeal to thinkers who would love to have the knowledge, tools, answers to establish and solidify their own faith as well as to help others on their journey.
Jazaakumullahu Khayran Shaykh for designing and teaching this course.
May Allah put Barakah in your teaching as well as in the learning of all the students. Aameen.
As a believer, I often get the questions about my faith such as how do I know God exists and if God is merciful why is there so much suffering in this world. And honestly, prior to taking this course I didn’t know how to answer such questions nor did I feel confident verbalizing my beliefs.
Alhamdulillah through this course I have gained an intuitive understanding on how to address such questions, those that arise from myself and those that arise from others. The course content and discussions provided me with a deeper understanding of how we affirm our faith from our experiences, both subjective and objective. And through the discussions I learnt that Islam, contrary to popular belief does not contradict science rather it upholds it to the highest standard, applying a systematic method of verifying truth and authenticity.
I highly recommend this course for any one interested in understanding the basis of the Islamic faith. The course should serve as good food for thought.
I signed up for this course as my colleagues and more recently my son were asking me questions I wasn’t able to confidently answer.
I wanted to know the facts and how our faith related to science.
The course covered a lot of information which was delivered expertly by Shaykh Shams in concise chunks that were easy to understand and absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective; and you can tell Shaykh has put a lot of thought into designing it.
I didn’t just learn ‘how’ to protect imaan in today’s climate- the ‘what’ and ‘why’ to so many questions also became much clearer; which I feel is so important in this day and age.
I can’t speak highly enough of this course and recommend it to everyone. I can confirm it is money well spent.
|Brief Synopsis of Topic
|How do we know?
|What is the Islamic method for evaluating knowledge and claims to truth? This topic is about Islamic epistemology or theory of knowledge.
|Why do we believe? Mortality and the divine
|A discussion around mortality and how it affects the human reality and in contrast a discussion about the Divine and how the two things come together to compel billions of people to adopt or remain in faith.
|Why do we believe? History and the Prophet
|How Islamic history and the person of the Prophet combine to make a compelling case for Islam.
|Principles of faith
|A rational discussion about the principles that govern how and why we believe in Islam. Why are Muslims so categoric and resistant to change while other faiths are changing beyond recognition?
|Articles of faith
|A discussion regarding some of the other articles of faith such belief in Tawheed (Allah’s oneness), the hereafter, and in Qadar (predestiny).
|Faith and spirituality
|How spirituality is metaphysical force for faith and for many Muslims, it is the most compelling proof.
|Major causes of doubt
|What are the main causes of doubt and confusion in the minds of Muslims and how do we tackle them? Science, evolution, various philosophies, shifting of political power, and a new global order.
Brief Teacher Bio
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad
Shaykh Shams Adduha Muhammad is a co-founder and the former director of Ebrahim College (EC), an Islamic seminary in East London that trains Muslim faith leaders of the future.
Shaykh Shams has led EC to become a leading contemporary Muslim seminary and one of the largest adult Islamic education providers in the UK. After 17 years at EC, he left to focus on consulting and grass root work. He set up Mawarid Lifestyle (ML).
Shaykh Shams is himself an Islamic seminary graduate and has an MA in Islamic studies from the university of London. He has also worked as an Imam, a teacher and deputy head of an independent Islamic school, and a translator of classical Islamic works.
Shaykh Shams is particularly interested in contextualising traditional Islamic studies for British Muslims and faith leaders. Currently, he teaches courses at Mawarid Lifestyle, mentors young people on ML’s Youth Mentoring Programme, and counsels people who are struggling with doubts in their iman. All of his current work can be accessed at mawaridlifestyle.com.