What is the DEEP Fiqh course?

Everyone Muslim knows there are 5 pillars in Islam. Everyday a Muslim is expected to pray, every year to fast the month of ramadan, for those of a certain level of wealth to give zakat yearly and as well as performing the hajj at least once in their lifetime. None of these can be conducted correctly unless the prerequisite knowledge of their rulings are studied from a qualified teacher.

Traditionally, people would study a classic manual in the fundamental science of jurisprudence, ensuring the prayer was established properly, fasts were not spoiled, the correct amount of zakat was calculated and pilgrims would know how to perform their once in a life time experience correctly.

The science of Fiqh centres around the practical rules derived from the  sources which Muslims apply to to ensure their worship of their Creator is sound and accepted.

We at iSyllabus have curated a special course that will give you depth and appreciation of the Islamic tradition, while granting awareness of the relevance of classical works to today’s context.

Core Content

Written by the eminent 11th century Hanafi scholar, Abu ’l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali, Ascent to Felicity is a concise yet comprehensive primer in creed and jurisprudence. It spans all five pillars of Islam, as well as the topics of slaughtering, ritual sacrifice, and hunting. To supplement the text, the translator has added key explanatory notes taken from several reliable works on theology and jurisprudence. He has also added appendices that comprise numerous supplications related to the five pillars, presented in Arabic script along with English transliteration, as well as the etiquette of visiting the Messenger of Allāh (Allah bless him peace) in Madina. Although the text is a summary of the author’s more well-known text Nur al-Idah, which was taught across Muslim lands as a primary text in hanafi jurisprudence. This particular translation alongside the translators comprehensive notes makes this text extremely useful and practical for the 21st century Muslim.

The study of this text will provide a student with the ability to answer the majority of the every day questions a person faces. Not only will the student have the confidence in practising their faith, they’ll be equipped to answer common questions asked in their family and community settings too.

As well as an extensive study of this classical source, this course includes SIX additional LIVE tutorials with SHAYKH AMER, in which understanding of the development of Islamic jurisprudence from the hanafi school of law perspective is explored.

The course at a glance

  • 36 prerecorded premium lectures
  • 6 LIVE Q&A sessions
  • 6 end-of-module review quizzes to test comprehension
  • Additional lessons on the history of the hanafi school
  • Certificate upon successful completion
  • Content divided into 6 course modules

Detailed description of modules:

Module One: The first module will cover the chapter on ritual purity (taharah).. It includes all rules relating to wudu, ghusl, purification through wiping, menstruation, postnatal bleeding and purification of filth.  

Module Two: Thereafter, students will cover the chapters on the prayer. In this module we cover prayer timings, conditions of prayer (shurut), pillars (arkan) and obligatory acts of the prayer (wajibat), sunnah acts and etiquette of prayer, acts that invalidate the prayer and acts that are disliked in the prayer.

Module Three: The third module continues on the topic of the prayer covering: praying while traveling, the travel prayer, prayer of the infirm, obligatory and sunnah prayers, making up missed prayers, catching the congregational prayer, the prostrations of forgetfulness and recitation (tilawat).

Module Four: The fourth module continues on the topic of the prayer covering: The friday prayer (jummah), the prayers of eid, eclipses, rain and fear (kahwf). The funeral prayer and related rites. We also cover the chapter on the ritual sacrifice of ‘Id al-Adha’.

Module Five: Here we move on to the next two pillars, namely fasting and zakat. Topics covered include: definition of the fast and establishment of the Ramadan, things that invalidate the fast with or without the requirement of an expiation, things that are disliked and those that are not, the exemptions to the fast, the definition and conditions of zakat and the recipients of zakat.

Module Six: The final module covers the chapter on hajj. This includes the rules of umrah, expiations and the ziyarah.

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