EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM OF DAR AL MUSTAFA’S
ISLAMIC TRADITIONAL SCIENCES COURSE
BEGINNER LEVEL
1. AL QUR’AN AL KARIM
Memorization
Memorization of the 29th and 30th portion as well as the following chapters:
Al Waqi’ah, Al Dukhan, Yasin, Al Sajdah, Al Kahf, Al Baqarah
Exegesis
Exegesis of all that was memorized from ‘Tafsir al Jalalayn’ by
the two Imam’s Jalaluddin al Mahalli and Suyuti.
Tajwid
‘Taysir Ahkam al Tajwid’ by
Shaykh Doctor Yahya bin Abdul Razzaq al Ghawthani
2. PROPHETIC TRADITIONS
Narrative
Memorization and commentary of ‘Mukhtarāt al Hadith al Sharif’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
Memorization and commentary of ‘Nur al Iman min Kalam al Habib al Rahman’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
Memorization and commentary of ‘Qutuf al Falihin min Riyadh al Salihin’
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
‘Durus al Sirah al Nabawiyyah’ for primary level traditional sciences
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Musatafa
3. JURISPRUDENCE AND THE LAWS OF ISLAM
Branches of jurisprudence
‘Al Dhakhirah al Musharrafah’ for beginners by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Al Risalah al Jami’ah wa Tadhkirah al Nafi’ah’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Imam Ahmed bin Zayn al Habashi Ba Alawi
‘Safinah al Najah fi Fiqh al Shafi’i’
Shaykh Salim bin ‘Abdullah bin Samir al Hadrami
‘Mukhtasar al Latif fi Fiqh al Shafi’i’ by
Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al Rahman Balhāj Ba Fadl
‘Risalah Sullam al Tawfiq fi Fiqh al Shaf’i’ by
Imam al Habib ‘Abdullah bin Hussein bin Tahir
Or the equivalent of these texts from the school of thought of the
Ahl Sunnah wa al Jama’ah
4. FAITH AND CREED
Memorization of the pillars of faith with an easy commentary on their meaning including
the meanings contained in the following verses
Al Baqarah: 163, 284, 282, Al Zumar: 62, Al Ghafir: 19.
Including he meaning of ‘Muhammad !”# و %&'( و %) آ +”, و %-“, . ا 0( is the Messenger of
Allah and the seal of the Prophets’.
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Musatafa
Memorization and commentary if ‘Al ‘Aqidah al Mujmalah’ by
Imam ‘Allamah al Habib ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al Haddad
Memorization and commentary of ‘Mandhumah al ‘Aqidah al ‘Awām’ by
Imam Ahmad bin Ramadan al Marzuqi
”Aqidah al Islam’ by
Imam ‘Allamah al Habib ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al Haddad
‘Durus al Tawhid’ by
‘Allamah al Habib Muhamad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Summary of some of the proofs of the Ahl Sunnah wa al Jama’ah about those matters
which the innovators present’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Musatafa
5. PURIFICATION OF THE HEART AND CHARACTER
Memorization and commentary of ‘Riyadah al Sibyan’ by
Imam al Shaykh Muhammad bin Ahmed al Ramli
‘Bidayah al Hidayah’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin
Muhammad al Ghazali
6. ARABIC LANGUAGE
Dictation and Handwriting
‘Durus fi Qawa’id al Imlā”
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
‘Asasiyyat fi Tahsin al Khat al ‘Arabiyyah’ by
Ustadh Murad bin Ramadan Ba Khuraysah
Nahw (Syntax)
‘Durus al Asas fi al Nahw’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Al Ājrumiyyah’ by
Imam Muhammad bin Muhamad bin Ājurram al Sanhaji
7. METHODOLOGY OF DA’WAH
Introduction to the book ‘Al Da’wah al Tāmmah’ by
Imam ‘Allamah al Habib ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al Haddad
8. HISTORY OF ISLAM
‘Introduction to the foremost in faith from amongst the Migrants and Helpers, and who
entered the faith in the Year of Conquest and the Delegations’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
‘History if the Righteous Caliphs’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
PRIMARY LEVEL
1. AL QUR’ĀN AL KARIM
Recitation
Recitation of the complete Qur’an with application of the rules of Tajwid.
Memorization
Memorization of the first half of the Qur’an from Surah Al Fatiha till Surah Al Kahf
Exegesis
Exegesis from Surah Fatiha till Surah Ma’idah by
the two Imam’s Jalaluddin al Mahalli and Suyuti
Tajwid
”Ilm al Tajwid Ahkam Nadhariyyah wa Mulahadhāt Tatbiqiyyah’ by
Shaykh Doctor Yahya bin Abdul Razzaq al Ghawthani
2. PROPHETIC TRADITIONS
Narrative
Memorization and commentary of the first half of ‘Riyadh al Salihin’ (from the beginning of
the book till the chapter on ‘Leaving adornment in one’s clothing out of humility’) by
Imam Muhyuddin Abu Zakariyya Yahya bin Sharaf al Nawawi
Hadith Methodolgy
‘Al Qawa’id al Asasiyyah fi Mustalah al Hadith’ by
Allamah al Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abbas al Maliki
Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
‘Durus al Sirah al Nabawiyyah’ by
Al ‘Allamah Habib Hadi bin Ahmed al Haddar Ba Alawi
‘Tarikh al Hawadith wa Ahwal al Nabawiyy’ by
Allamah al Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abbas al Maliki
3. FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE OF THE LAWS OF ISLAM)
Branches of jurisprudence
‘Al Muqaddimah al Hadramiyyah’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Muhaqqiq ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al Rahman Ba Fadl al Hadramilk
‘Al Ghāyah aw al Taqrib fi Fiqh ak Shaf’i’ by
Imam al Qadi Abu Shuja’ Hussein bin Ahmed al Asfahani
Or the equivalent of these texts from the school of thought of the
Ahl Sunnah wa al Jama’ah
4. FAITH AND CREED
‘Qawa’id al ‘Aqa’id’ from ‘Ihya al Ulum al Din’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin
Muhammad al Ghazali
5. PURIFICATION OF THE HEART AND CHARACTER
‘Risalah al Mu’awanah’ by
Imam ‘Allamah al Habib ‘Abdullah bin ‘Alawi al Haddad
6. ARABIC LANGUAGE
Nahw (Syntax)
‘Al Tuhfah al Saniyyah’ commentary on the ‘Ājrumiyyah’ by
Shaykh Muhyuddin Abdul Hamid
‘Milhah al I’rab’ by
Allamah Abu Muhammad al Qasim bin ‘Ali bin Muhammad bin ‘Uthman al Hariri al Basri
Balaghah
‘Durus fi al Balaghah’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
Dictation and Handwriting
‘Al Durus al Asasiyyah fi Qawa’id al Imla’iyyah’ by
Ustadh ‘Abdullah bin Salim Ba Khuraysah
‘Asasiyyat fi Tahsin al Khat al ‘Arabiyyah’ by
Ustadh Murad bin Ramadan Ba Khuraysah
7. METHODOLOGY OF DA’WAH
‘Maqāsid Halaqāt al Ta’lim wa Wasāiliha’
Prepared under the guidance of Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin
Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Al Tawali’ al Sa’diyyah fi Bayan Mahām al Da’wah al Fardiyya’ by
Al Da’iyyah al Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Abd al Rahman al Saqqāf Ba Alawi
‘Hakadha Fal Nad’u ila al Islam’ by
Allamah al Shaykh Doctor Muhammad Sai’d Ramadan al Buti
8. HISTORY OF ISLAM
‘Events in the life of the two grandsons of the Prophet !”# و %&'( و %) آ +”, و %-“, . ا 0(
and other notable figures of their time’
‘Concise history of the Amawi and Abbasid Caliphate period with a focus on notables and
the expansion of Muslim lands’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
9. MATHEMATICS
‘Lessons in basic math for the primary level traditional sciences course in Dar al Mustafa’
Prepared by Sayyid ‘Abd al Rahman bin Hāmid Bil Faqih and Sayyid Mihammad bin
Ahmed bin Sumayt
SECONDARY LEVEL
1. AL QUR’AN AL KARIM
Revision
Revision of 3 Juz’ every day of what has been memorized and the rest to be read normally
Memorization
Memorization of the second half of the Qur’an (from the beginning of Surah Al Kahf to the
end of Surah Al Nas)
Tajwid
‘Sharh Muqaddimah al Jazriyyah’ by
Shaykh al Islam Imam Abu Yahya bin Muhammad bin Ahmed bin Zakariyya al Ansari
Exegesis
Summary Of ‘Tafsir al Baghawi’ by
Shaykh’ Abdullah bin Ahmad bin ‘Ali al Zayd
2. PROPHETIC TRADITIONS
Narrative
Memorization and commentary of the second half of ‘Riyadh al Salihin’ (from the chapter
‘Recommendation of leaving adornment in clothing out of Humility, till the end of the book)
by Imam Muhyuddin Abu Zakariyya Yahya bin Sharaf al Nawawi
Hadith Methodolgy
‘Al Durrar a Bahiyyah fi Sharh Mandhumah al Bayquniyyah’ by
Allamah al Shaykh Muhammad Badruddin al Hasani
‘Al Manhal al Latif fi Usul al Hadith al Sharif’ by
Allamah al Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abbas al Maliki
Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
‘Hada’iq al Anwar wa Matali’ al Asrar fi Sirah al Nabiy al Mukhtar’ by
Shaykh al Allamah Muhammad bin Umar Bahraq al Hadrami
3. FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE OF THE LAWS ISLAM)
Branches of Jurisprudence
Memorization and commentary of ‘Mundhumah Safwah al Zubad fi Fiqh al Shaf’i’ by
Shaykh al ‘Allamah Ahmad bin Raslan al Shaf’i.
‘Al Miftah li Bab al Nikah fi Fiqh al Shaf’i’ by
‘Allamah al Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Takmilah Zubdah al Hadith fi Fiqh al Mawarith’ by
‘Allamah al Habib Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Al Mandhumah al Rahbiyyah fil Mawarith’ by
Shaykh Muhammad bin Ali al Rahbiy
Or the equivalent if these texts in the school of thought of the Ahl Sunnah wal Jama’ah
4. USUL AL FIQH (PRINCIPLES OF JURISPRUDENCE)
‘Sharh al Waraqāt fi Usul al Fiqh’ by
Allamah Muhyuddin al Mahalli
‘Lubb al Usul’ by
Shaykh ak Islam Imam Abu Yahya Zakariyya bin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Zakariyya al
Ansari
5. FAITH AND CREED
‘Sharh Mandhumah Jawharah al Tawhid’ by
Allamah Ibrahim al Laqqani al Maliki
‘Al Hikmah fi Makhluqat Allah’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad al
Ghazali
Summary of the chapter on the ‘News of the Barzakh and Afterlife’ from ‘Ihya Ulum al Din’
Summarized by Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
6. PURIFICATION OF THE HEART AND CHARACTER
‘Minhāj al ‘Ābidin ila Jannat Rabb al ‘Ālamin’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad al
Ghazali
‘Fath Basa’ir al Ikhwan fi Sharh Dawa’ir al Islam wal Iman wal Ihsan wal ‘Irfan’ by
Imam al ‘Allamah al Habib Abd al Rahman bin Abdullah bin Ahmad Bil Faqih Ba Alawi
‘Iydah Asrar Ulum al Muqarrabin’ by
Imam al Habib Muhammad Jamal al Din bin Abdullah bin Shaykh al Aydarus Ba ‘Alawi
7. ARABIC LANGUAGE
Nahw (Syntax)
‘Al Mutammimah al Ājrumiyyah’ by
‘Allamah Muhammad al Ra’ini al Hitab
‘Sharh Qatr al Nada wa Ball al Sada’ by
‘Allamah Abu Muhammad Abdullah Jamaluddin bin Hisham al Ansari
Balaghah
‘Al Balaghah (Al Ma’ani, Al Bayan, Al Badi’)’ by
‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin ‘Alawi bin Abu Bakr al Kaf Ba ‘Alawi
8. METHODOLOGY OF DA’WAH
‘Duties of the student and the teacher and the signs of the scholars of the hereafter and
the scholars of evil’ from ‘Ihya Ulum al Din’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad al
Ghazali
‘Summary of the methodology of Da’wah’ from the perspective of:
• Gentleness and open-mindedness in dealing with the texts and understanding as
opposed to strictness and narrow-mindedness thereof.
• Keenness to adopt the positive trait above and abstaining from the negative.
• Foundational connection of the Da’wah to knowledge as opposed to not being concerned
thereof.
• Strength of the connection of the Da’wah to spiritual purification as opposed to its
weakness or non-existence thereof.
• Connection of the Da’wah to a chain of narration back to the
Prophet !”# و %&'( و %) آ +”, و %-“, . ا 0( as opposed to its being severed thereof.
• Its encompassing all adherents of the religion and their countries as opposed to it being
constricted to only some thereof.
• Its accepting of difference of opinion in subsidiary issues and maintaining harmony as
opposed to rejection thereof.
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
‘Iydah al Dalalah’ by
Sayyid Zayn bin Abd al Rahman bin Yahya Ba Alawi
9. HISTORY OF ISLAM
‘Concise summary of the most important events in Muslim history throughout the ages’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
UNIVERSITY LEVEL (BACHELORS)
1. AL QUR’AN AL KARIM
Recitation
Recitation of 3 juz’ everyday from memory
Ijazah
Taking license in one of the seven modes of recitation
Exegesis
‘Safwat al Tafasir’ by
Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Ali al Sabuni
Principles of Tafsir
‘Fayd al Khabir wa Khulasah al Taqrir ‘ala Nahj al Taysir Sharh Mandhumah al Tafsir’
by Allamah al Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abbas al Maliki
Sciences of the Qur’an
‘Zubdah al Itqan fi ‘Ulum al Qur’an by
Allamah al Sayyid Muhammad bin Alawi bin ‘Abbas al Maliki
2. PROPHETIC TRADITIONS
Narrative
‘Al Taj al Jami’ lil Usul’ by
Shaykh Mansur bin ‘Ali Nasif
Hadith Methodology
‘Nuzhah al Nadhar fi Tawdih Nukhbah al Fikr fi Mustalah Ahl al Athar’ by
Hafidh ibn Hajar al ‘Asqalani
‘Muqaddimah Ibn Salah’ by
‘Allamah Abu ‘Amr ‘Uthman bin Abd al Rahman al Shahrazuri’
Sirah (Prophetic Biography)
‘Al Sirah al Nabawiyyah’ by
Imam Ahmad bin Zayni al Dahla
3. FIQH (JURISPRUDENCE OF THE LAWS OF ISLAM)
Branches of Fiqh
‘Al Yaqut al Nafis fi Madhhab Ibn Idris’ by
Allamah al Habib Muhammad bin Ahmad al Shatri Ba Alawi
‘Al ‘Uddah wa al Silah fi Ahkam al Nikah’ by
‘Allamah Shaykh Muhammad bin Ahmad Ba Fadl al Hadrami
‘Futuhāt al Bāhith bi Sharh Taqrir al Mabahith fi Ahkam irth al Warith’ by
Allamah Sayyid Abu Bakr bin Abd al Rahman bin Shihab Ba ‘Alawi
‘Durus fi al Falak’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
4. USUL AL FIQH (PRINCIPLES OF JURISPRUDENCE)
‘Al Luma’ fi Usul al Fiqh’ by
Imam Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin ‘Ali bin Yusuf al Shirazi
5. FAITH AND CREED
‘Kubra’ Yaqiniyyāt al Kawniyyah’ by
Allah Shaykh Doctor Muhammad Sai’d Ramadan al Buti
‘Mukhtārāt min Dala’il al Nubuwwah li al Bayhaqi’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
‘Iljam al ‘Awam ‘an ‘Ilm al Kalam’ by
The Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad al
Ghazali
‘Summary of some of the proofs of the Ahl Sunnah wa al Jama’ah about those matters
which the innovators present’
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
7. PURIFICATION OF THE HEART AND CHARACTER
‘Qabas al Nur al Mubin min Ihya’ Ulm al Din’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Miftah al Sara’ir wa Kanz al Dakha’ir’ by
Imam al Allamah Shaykh Abu Bakr bin Salim Ba Alawi
‘Al Kibrit al Ahmar’ by
Imam al Allamah ‘Abdullah bin Abu Bakr al ‘Aydarus Ba Alawi
8. ARABIC LANGUAGE
Nahw (Syntax)
Memorization of the ‘Alfiyyah ibn Malik’ by
Imam Allamah Jamal al Din Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Malik al Ta’iy
‘Awdah al Masalik ila Alfiyyah ibn Malik’ by
Allamah Jamal al Din bin Yusuf bin Ahmad bin Hisham
Adab (Literature and Poetry)
‘Al Maqamāt al Hariri’ by
Allamah Ab Muhammad al Qasim bin ‘Ali bin Muhammad bin ‘Uthman al Hariri al Basr
Balagha
‘Ulum al Balaghah’ by
Shaykh Abu al Wafa’ Mustafa al Muraghi
9. METHODOLOGY OF DA’WAH
‘Silsilah Ma’alim al Du’ah’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Sharh al Wasiyyah lil ‘Amilin fi Sufuf al Da’wah al Muhammadiyyah’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
‘Tawjih al Nabīh li Mardah al Barīh’ by
Al ‘Allamah al Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafidh Ba Alawi
10. HISTORY OF ISLAM
Selections from:
‘Tarikh al Kabir’ of Imam Bukhari’
‘Mir’āt al Jinan’ by Imam ‘Abdullah bin As’ad al Yafi’i and
‘Al Futuhat al Islamiyyah’ by Sayyid Ahmad Zayni al Dahlan
Prepared by the Educational Curriculum Committee of Dar al Mustafa
N.B
THE BEGINNER AND PRIMARY LEVELS ARE STUDIED AT DIFFERENT
BRANCHES OF DAR AL MUSTAFA LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CITY OF
TARIM
DAR AL ZAHRAH HAS THE SAME CURRICULUM METHODOLGY
EXCEPT THE UNIVERSITY (BACHELORS) LEVEL

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