In the face of the present-day onslaught of varied ideologies and beliefs, this course will endeavour to introduce, at a basic level, the fundamental beliefs every Muslim must adhere to. It will begin with an overview of True Faith, or Iman, followed by multiple lessons on Allah and His Attributes. Other fundamentals of faith, such as the belief in Prophets, Divine Books, Angels, Divine Decree and the Last Day will be explored in a refreshing, relevant and easy-to-understand manner.

By taking this course, you will embark upon a journey to learn the necessary matters of religion which every Muslim is required to affirm and believe in wholeheartedly. This course will allow you to develop an understanding of the true meaning of Tawhid (monotheism) as intended by the Shari'ah and explained by the Pious Predecessors (Salaf).

Course Curriculum

    1. AQD107-Glossary-of-Terms

    2. AQD107-Required-Reading-Where-is-Allah

    3. AQD107-Recommended-Reading-Prophets-Are-Free-From-Sins

    1. Introductory Concepts: Iman (True Faith)

    2. Lesson 1 Quiz

    1. Allah and His Attributes: Part I

    2. Lesson 2 Quiz

    1. Allah and His Attributes: Part II

    2. Lesson 3 Quiz

    1. Prophets and Messengers

    2. Lesson 4 Quiz

    1. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

    2. Lesson 5 Quiz

About this course

  • 6 hours of video content
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Part of Islamic Essentials Certificate Program

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following outcomes:

  • Attain a true appreciation of Islamic belief and the scholarly heritage of the Ahl al-Sunnah

  • Build a solid understanding of Tawhid, the definition of True Faith (Iman), fundamentals of Allah’s Attributes, Resurrection, Day of Judgment, Afterlife and much more!

  • Avoid the pitfalls of innovation (bid‘ah) and disputation by saving yourself from incorrect and inconsistent beliefs

  • Understand the issue of “Where is Allah?”

  • Self-Paced Online Courses

    You no longer need to travel long distances for classes. Our flexible courses work around your schedule.

  • Authentic Islamic Scholars

    Our courses are taught by qualified Islamic scholars. All of them are experts in their respective fields.

  • Progress Tracking

    Set goals and monitor your progress through our dashboard. We track your accomplishments for you!


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.