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Stairs2Bliss 2019 - Workshop 2Synopsis of the Science of AqeedahOne day intensive course delivered by an ʿAqīdah specialist: Mufti Taha Karaan.Monday Feb 18 9:00am to 1:00pmThis course focuses on the ʿAqīdah of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah as articulated in the sacred texts. The course will show the important tenets of creed that differentiate the Ahlussunah from others, and will examine the basis of the Ahlussunnah positions based on Qur'an and Sunnah. The course will highlight the historical emergence of straying sects and the faultlines of difference that caused them to deviate. Contemporary debates, differences and groups will also be examined when discussing issues such as the the attributes of Allah, the position of the four khalifs and their leadership, rationality and shari'ah, the finality of prophethood, etc.Please register online to ensure you get admittance. Limited space is available. One registration is required for each participant, including children.There will be a childcare facility available at a nominal cost ($5/session). Children under 8 years old must be cared for in the childcare rooms, either supervised by a parent / guardian 12 and older, or through our childcare facility.Note that additional workshop sessions are available as separate events. You must register for those workshops separately.About the InstructorMufti Taha Karaan is a Shafi’i scholar born in Cape Town, South Africa to a family renowned in both its maternal and paternal lineage for Islamic scholarship. His father, Shaykh Yusuf Karaan, is one of the oldest and most distinguished Islamic scholars in the Cape. Shaykh Yusuf – famous for his translation of many of Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi’s seminal works – currently sits as the chief Magistrate for Islamic Civil Matters in the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC).Mufti Taha completed his Qur’anic memorization in one year at the Waterfall Islamic Institute, the oldest Islamic seminary in South Africa. During his stay, he assisted in the editing of the Qur’anic prints that the Institute has become famous for the world over. After finishing four years of the ‘alim course in two years, he journeyed to the Indian sub-continent and Dar al-Ulum Deoband, graduating from there in 1991 with the highest of distinctions – as did his father – in a class of over 700 students. He then traveled to the Middle East and completed a two-year graduate diploma at the Higher Institute for Islamic Studies in Cairo, Egypt.Mufti Taha is the recipient of numerous chains of transmission (ijazaat) – from well-respected scholars in India, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, among others – in numerous fields of Islamic study.Currently, Mufti Taha is a member of the Ifta’ Department of the MJC, and sits as an executive member of the Muslim Personal Law Board and on the Islamic Advisory Board of ABSA, one of South Africa’s national banks. He is a sought-after speaker at Islamic symposia and conferences but attends them sparingly, preferring to spend most of his time at the Islamic seminary, Dar al-Uloom al-Arabiyyah al-Islamiyyah, that he founded in 1996. The educational thrust of the seminary reflects Mufti Taha’s own pioneering vision and commitment to squarely interface with the challenges of the modern age through the twin objectives of preservation and progress.
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