About Course

The 40 Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi is one of the most popular books in the Islamic sciences.   In it, al-Nawawi gathers hadith that are considered the "axis of faith" since they cover the essence of the religion of Islam.  This course will take students through an explanation of the 40 hadith (in reality, 42 hadith) chosen by Imam al-Nawawi.

Students taking this class have two options:

1) Attendance for general interest (no ijaza);

2) Attendance to obtain ijaza (formal certification).  Students seeking ijaza must attend all sessions in their entirety and must be able to accurately read and pronounce Arabic text.


Instructor Bio:

Dr. Julie Lowe has ijaza in the 10 variant recitations of the Quran (ashara sughra & kubra) from Shaykh Uthman Khan, under whom she studied the Jazariyya, Shatibiyya, and other recognized classical tajweed texts. She has memorized the entire Quran in the recitations of Hafs and Shu’ba. Dr. Julie has been teaching tajweed at the Islamic Institute of Toronto since 2012. Dr. Julie completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in the area of Islamic law. Her previous studies include a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of London (UK), as well as a law degree (JD) from Queen’s University. She has studied Arabic and the traditional Islamic sciences in Amman, Jordan, as well as locally.

Dr. Julie Lowe