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Foundations of Faith

A Guided Beginning to the Fundamentals of Islam

Our foundation of faith class is the perfect opportunity for new converts to Islam to learn more about the religion and its teachings. We offer a supportive community, with experienced instructors to guide you in your journey. Join us today and become an integral part of our Islamic community!
Join our fortnightly online classes where we will explore three key subjects every session, in order to equip ourselves with the essential beliefs and practices to be confident in our faith.

Three Key Subject Areas

What do we believe?

Book: Introduction to Islamic Creed (Risalat fi ‘Ilm at-Tawhid)
Author: Imam Ibrahim al-Bajuri

Translated by Rashad Jameer
How do we worship?

Book: Ark of Salvation (Safinat al-naja fi ma yajib ala al-abdi li-mawlahu)
Author: Shaykh Salim bin Abdallah bin Sumayr al-Hadrami al-Shafi’i

Translated by Musa Furber
Who is our Prophet ﷺ ?

Book: Muhammad the Best of Creation: A Glimpse of his Blessed Life (Ta’rikh al-Hawadith wa al-ahwal al-nabawiyyah)
Author: Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani

Translated by Amjad Mahmood
When: Every other Thursday*
Time: 8.00 – 9.15 PM (UK)
Fee: Free for all students
*Please check your fortnightly reminder emails for which week classes are running

Course Instructor

Originally from Singapore, Ustaz Zaki began his studies in a Yemeni Madrasah in Singapore, before embarking on a learning journey in Damascus, Syria, under the tutelage of prominent Syrian scholars. Under his present teacher, Dato’ Shaykh Muhammad Fuad Kamaludin, he received guidance on both inner and outer knowledge.
Ustaz Mohammad Zaki bin Ismail
Ustaz Zaki

What We Offer:

A welcoming environment for new converts and a space to learn more about Islam and its fundamentals.

Register for Foundations of Faith today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What language is the class taught in?
The classes are taught in English. Any Arabic terms will be explained clearly by the instructor.
Can I join the class without registering?
Foundations of Faith, unlike many of our other livestreams, is a closed class. It is delivered on Zoom. So you must be a registered student to join the class. It is completely free!
Are the classes recorded?
The zoom classes will be recorded and accessible for registered students to rewatch if they wish to revise.
Are there any fees associated with the course?
The course is free. The student will just need a good internet connection and a device such as a laptop or mobile to join the Zoom classroom. The course books can be purchased by students independently (they are all available on Amazon currently). Also, as a reminder, we will gift free books for any converts registered on the course.
Can I ask questions during the classes?
The classes will be interactive, and students will have opportunities to ask the teacher questions; especially in order to clarify anything covered in the class. We hope all of our classes across our syllabus are as accessible and clear as possible.
I’ve missed the start date, can I still join the course?
Yes you can still join the classes. We will work through the books from cover to cover, so you may have missed some information covered earlier in the book. However, this should not hamper you from still joining the classes as we have class recordings with which you can catch up on anything you have missed.
Do you have more questions? Please contact our support.