Linguistically, the word Aqeedah comes from Aqd, which means holding fast to something and being sure about it. In Islamic terminology, it is to believe in something with certainty. Therefore, the word ‘Aqeedah indicates what a person should do. It corresponds with reality. It is a correct belief; otherwise, it is a false belief. Allah mentions the verb aqd in the context of [the confirmation of] pledges “وَالَّذِينَ عَقَدَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ”, and oaths which you have sworn in earnest “وَلَـكِن يُؤَاخِذُكُم بِمَا عَقَّدتُّمُ الأَيْمَانَ.’’
Aqeedah is an Islamic term of Arabic origin that means “creed”. It is also called the Islamic creed and Islamic theology.
The Aqilah course has three levels:
The student receives a straightforward and clear explanation of Allah’s name, the name of our Prophet, and a simple description of the Five pillars of Islam. The student should be at least four years old. Itqan Quran prepared this course in both Arabic and English language.
A student will study the Islamic Aqidah book for Sheikh Waheed Bally, a series about belief in Allah, angels, messengers, and the hereafter Day. The student should be at least seven years old and pass the beginner level.
A student will study more detailed Aqidah books, training to read its language through the detailed explanation in the class. The student should be 12 years old or older and pass the intermediate-level test.
Basic requirements for enrolling in the Aqidah course:
Necessities vary according to the student’s level and age. He should be good at Arabic or English; Because our curricula have been taught in these two languages so far.
Beginner level requirements
The student should be at least four years old.
Intermediate Level Requirements:
The student should be at least seven years old.
Should be good at reading Arabic or English.
Advanced Level Requirements:
The student should be at least 12 years old.
He should pass a test confirming that he can read and write in Arabic or English.
Should give the intermediate level test.