Description: At the Foundational Level, students will learn about the early development of Islamic Sacred Law (fiqh), with particular reference to the Hanafi school. They will also study the lives of the founders and main figures in the early school. The introduction to Legal Theory reading via Mabadi’ fi ‘Ilm Usul al-Fiqh gently apprises students of basic terminology, leaving the details for later levels. al-Rawda al-Saniyya is comprised of a central section of the laws of worship interspersed with beautiful, transmitted sunnas of different aspects of life, the laws of the lawful and unlawful, and the adab and rules of speech, food and earning a living. The specialised text, Khulasat al-Kaydani, will allow the student to specifically learn the detailed rules of prayer in a logical manner and with precision. Then, the reading of Forty Hadith on the Prayer and the Prayer of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) will introduce a student to traditions (ahadith) which clearly support Hanafi precedent and practice. Finally, students will study the proper manners of students of sacred knowledge through a reading of the relevant section in Shir‘at al-Islam. The course will end with final assessments on each topic. Successful candidates may proceed to the next level. Read the FAQs here.
Author: ‘Ali b. Balban al-Farisi | Lutfu ‘Llah al-Nasafi | Akram Nadwi | Wa’il al-Hanbali | Ra’id al-Mulla | Imam Zada
Instructor: Tabraze Azam
Time: 10am – 12pm EST | 3pm – 5pm GMT
Starting: 10th January 2021
Length of course: 80 hours / 40 weeks (ex. breaks)
Level: Foundations (HLCP)
Topics: Sacred Law (fiqh), Legal Theory (usul), History (tarikh), Ethics and Traditions (hadith).
“I would highly recommend anyone wishing to begin exploring the Hanafi school in a systematic and traditional way to undertake this course. The instructor, Shaykh Tabraze, may Allah preserve him, has an excellent manner of teaching, ma sha’ Allah, and is very open to questions and discussion from the very outset. The distinguishing feature about the course content is its progressive and comprehensive nature, where one learns stepwise in a very structured manner. The teacher also imparts an all encompassing confidence in the madhhab, allaying and dispelling any misconceptions one may have seen or heard but unable to answer, laying a strong and conviction based foundation for further study.” – Student (UK)
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