Taught by Shaykh Anwar Wright

Foreword: What is Incumbent Upon the New Muslim to Implement and to Abandon

  1. Why did Allāh ﷻ create mankind and what is the proof?
  2. Why did Allāh ﷻ send Messengers?
  3. What is the ruling on the who one who disbelieves in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?
  4. Mention the proof from the Qur’aan that Allāh ﷻ will not accept from mankind any religion besides Islam?
  5. What is the first thing that must be uttered by the one who wishes to enter into Islam?
  6. Mention three things the New Muslim must abandon.
  7. What must the New Muslim do if they cannot relocate to a Muslim land?

Chapter 1: Actions are Judged by Their Intentions

  1. Which Hadith is typically used by scholars to begin their books?
  2. What does it mean to be sincere?
  3. Give two examples of actions that require a sincere intention.

Chapter 2: The Obligation of Seeking Knowledge

  1. What is the proof of the obligation of seeking knowledge?
  2. Complete the sentence: 
  3. “It is upon everyone Islamically accountable (for their actions) to learn ______________”
  4. Give some examples of obligatory knowledge.

Chapter 3: The Importance of the Correct ‘Aqidah

  1. What is “Aqīdah”?
  2. Why is it important to learn the correct Aqīdah?
  3. For the one with the correct Aqīdah, what are the two conditions required for an action to be accepted?
  4. Which verse did Imām al-Bukhārī use for his chapter “Knowledge Precedes Speech and Action”?
  5. List two benefits of having the correct Aqīdah.
  6. What parable does Allāh ﷻ give in the Qur’ān for the fundamental matters of faith?
  7. Are the people of theological rhetoric (Ahlul Kalam) upon the correct belief? Why or Why not?

Chapter 4: Tawhīd and its Types

  1. What does Tawhīd mean in relation to the Arabic Language and in relation to the religion of Islām?
  2. How many types of Tawhīd are there? What are they?
  3. What type of Tawhīd was affirmed by the disbelievers in the time of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ? What is the proof?
  4. Which type of Tawhīd was the source of disputes between the Messengers and their nations?
  5. What must we not do when affirming the Names and Attributes of Allāh ﷻ?
  6. List 2 Names of Allāh and 2 of His Attributes.

Chapter 5: Shirk and Some of its Manifestations (Associating Partners with Allāh)

  1. What is the opposite of Shirk?
  2. Bring one proof that Allāh will not forgive Shirk.
  3. How many categories of Shirk are there? Bring 2 examples for each type.

Chapter 6: Pillars of Islām in Brief

  1. How many pillars of Islām are there?
  2. What is the proof?
  3. What is the meaning of the testimony of faith?
  4. If an individual accepts all the pillars except for the testimony of faith, can that person be considered a Muslim?
  5. How many obligatory prayers are there in the day and night?
  6. What are they and when are they to be prayed?
  7. Explain what Zakāt is.
  8. Who is obligated to fast the month of Ramadhān?
  9. Complete the sentence:“Fasting is an act of worship which is done for Allāh alone by __________
  10. Who is obligated to perform the Hajj?
  11. How often must they perform it?
  12. What is the reward for the one who performs the Hajj sincerely for Allāh ﷻ and following the guidance of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

Chapter 7: Pillars of Īmān in Brief

  1. How many pillars of Īmān are there? What is the proof?
  2. What does it mean to have belief in Allāh?
  3. List three facts about the Angels.
  4. What must we believe as it relates to His Books?
  5. Can a person choose to follow the Zabūr instead of the Qur’ān? List some of those named.
  6. What is the role of a Messenger?
  7. How many Messengers have been named in the Qur’ān? List some of those named.
  8. As a Muslim, how can we learn about the events of The Day of Judgement?
  9. What four things does belief in al-Qadr consist of?

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