The Australian Mushaf Uswah Academy (AMUA) has been established since 2014 to study Islam by understanding the link between Mushaf and Uswah conducting formal courses for the duration of one year.
AMUA teaches Mushaf and Uswah by delving into both the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
The Qur’an is the Word of Allah and the Sunnah is the saying and practices of the Prophet Muhammad (s). The difference is that the Qur’an is the Wahi Matlu (recited revelation) while the Sunnah is Wahi Ghair Matlu (non-revealed inspiration).
The following verse of the Qur’an supports this claim: ‘Nor does he speak (of his own) desire. It is only an inspiration that is inspired. He has been taught (the Quran) by one mighty power Jibra’eel.’ (Al-Qur’an, al-Najm, 53:3-5).
The significant tasks AMUA has carried out since its inception in 2014 have been:
- Understanding the life of the last Prophet Muhammad (s), who pioneered the full Islamic Order, changing the old Jahiliyah system.
- Studying and analysing the content of each chapter from 1 to 114 of the Qur’an from the analysis of the Word of Allah, the Qur’an in relation to the working of the Prophet.
- To acquaint ourselves with the combination of Qur’an (Mushaf) and Sunnah (Uswah-e-Muhammad) through the detailed study of the last Juz (Part 30) comprised of chapters 78‑114.
- We have become closer to the Qur’an and Sunnah through the direct study of the Mushaf verses in their respective chapters as well as the events occurring in the presence of the Prophet under his guidance.
In 2018, AMUA covered topics such as:
- Spending for the Sake of Allah
- Worldly life: A Deceptive, Unreliable Show
- Comfort and Trouble: Allah’s decisions; Believers’ role
- Teaching, Training and Power Framework
- Muhammad: The Last Prophet
- Pledge to Allah is a very serious decision
- Obedience to the Prophet: Surrender to Allah
- Ultimately the Prophet and Believers will become successful
The focus of the 2019 curriculum will inculcate how to study the Qur’an, with topics such as:
- Guidance from the Qur’an
- The Qur’an and the Sunnah
- Peculiar characteristics of the Qur’an that help in Understanding
- Understanding the Qur’an
- Ongoing Qur’anic Interpretations
- Importance of the Arabic Language
Lessons will be held on alternate Sundays from 8:30am to 10:30am starting 3 February 2019 to 8 December 2019 excluding school holidays.
The 2019 syllabus is based on the publication “How Best to Study the Qur’an”, by Dr Q Ashfaq Ahmad.
Any person who is interested in pondering, comprehending, and understanding the Quran (the word of Allah) from one’s own personal efforts and then getting help from reputed Tafaseer (interpretations) of the Quran by the Mufassireen should contact Mrs Fauzia Siddiqui (President of AMUA) at [email protected].
The syllabus for the year 2019 is as follows: