The Islamic Intellectual Framework

“A high quality, distinguished work”

Sheikh Khalid Al-Mala, Head of the Iraqi Scholars Group

“I read the book and found it to be a call to unite the Islamic nation and to develop mankind.”

Sheikh Badr bin Salem bin Hamdan Al-Abri

“provide a focused vision for a well-developed awareness of the religion among future generations.”

Shaikh/ Haider Hoballah

“It represents a wonderful response to the need of the religious arena for the existence of curricula that advance religious thought as a coherent and integrated system, in clear academic language and an attractive contemporary style.”

Sheikh Hassan Moussa Al-Safar

“It is distinguished by a number of benefits.”

Sheikh Ali Al-Dahnin

This curriculum (together with the accompanying teacher's guide) seeks to present the Islamic intellectual framework in a coherent and integrated way through analytical discussion, in a contemporary style and language in order to enable students to critically think in the globalized concepts and culture that we receive via all the media channels and tools that are widely spread nowadays against the Islamic perspective, and enables them to establish their religious knowledge on a solid and coherent base.

The purpose of the curriculum is to avoid (to the extent possible) the sectarian peculiarities. Hence, it does not cover Islamic jurisprudence or historical Islamic topics. It also does not address many Islamic intellectual topics that are outside the curriculum’s objectives.

This curriculum has been designed to be taught in an approximately 30 hours of classroom time, either independently or within the general religious curriculum adopted by different institutions and organisations.​

SAID ABOUT THE BOOK

“A high quality, distinguished work. What particularly sets it apart is that it considers the Islamic dimension and the divine curriculum that Allah was seeking to establish by sending the Great Prophet Muhammad (PBUHF). The theses presented in this book—which are of great importance in this time and place—offer a rare chance for people to perceive and understand this curriculum.”

Sheikh Khalid Al-Mala, Head of the Iraqi Scholars Group

“I read the book and found it to be a call to unite the Islamic nation and to develop mankind.”

Sheikh Badr bin Salem bin Hamdan Al-Abri

“A successful venture. The wording is elegant, the goal of the curriculum is clear and worthy, and the style is highly compatible with its specific goal. I ask God to facilitate this curriculum so that this generation of Muslims may develop awareness of their identity and their position in civilization.”

Sheikh Shaqiq Jaradi, Director of the Institute of Al Maarif Al Hekamiiah (for religious and philosophical studies)

“Its theses remove much of the difficulty that emerging generations have in understanding the Islamic intellectual system.”

Sheikh Nazih Mohieddin

“It is distinguished by a number of benefits, each of which is testament to the good sense of the author. These include: the academic style that draws the reader into each topic; the simple, flowing language used throughout the book; the gradual progression of the argumentation as one idea segues into the next; the reinforcement of each idea with examples of the reality of life experienced by the young reader; the many citations of Quranic verses and narrations; and, finally, the provision of summaries that help the reader to confirm and consolidate the points in their mind and recall them easily as needed. This makes it easier for the recipient to pick up on the basic idea being explained by the writer.”

Sheikh Ali Al-Dahnin

“The scholar Abbas Al-Humaid attempts to provide a focused vision for a well-developed awareness of the religion among future generations. It connects them with the components of the religious system, allowing them to form a vocabulary to talk about religious issues in an interconnected way in the context of the various layers of Islam. This, it is widely believed, is what is sorely needed to enable believers to understand religion as an integrated entity, without dividing it into its component parts and separating them from the context of the Islamic system.

I hope that this book will help create an awareness of religion that places it in its systemic context, while at the same time raising our level of thinking in dealing with religious issues, in an age when humanity needs faith and morals more than ever before.”

Sheikh Haidar Huballah

“I read Abbas Al-Humaid’s “The Islamic Intellectual Framework” closely and with deep reflection and found it more than adequate for the purpose for which it was developed: as a method of foundational religious teaching. Indeed, it represents a wonderful response to the need of the religious arena for the existence of curricula that advance religious thought as a coherent and integrated system, in clear academic language and an attractive contemporary style.

Among the advantages of this worthy approach are its presentation of visions and ideas inspired by the verses of the Holy Quran—aimed at strengthening the Quranic culture and attesting to its origins—and citations of the hadiths and narrations of the Messenger of Allah (PBUHF), the imams, and the words of scholars and thinkers. The evaluation questions at the end of each topic have been carefully chosen to help students understand the ideas and develop their capacity for analysis and discussion.”

Sheikh Hassan Moussa Al-Safar

“I found it systematically structured, almost contract-like in the arrangements of its ideas. It shed light on various issues through the verses and narrations it cited and the argumentation it derived from them.”

Sheikh Abd Al-Karim Al-Haeri

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