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Diploma in Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies

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 Program Overview

Diploma in Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies explores the principles and the complexities of Islamic Jurisprudence in a way that is relevant to the modern context. The main emphasis of this course is that for one to be competent in jurisprudence he or she has to be constantly researching, thinking and exploring, and that it is not enough to be just relying on certain set of books to formulate jurisprudential rulings. This is illustrated by the lives and works of the great jurists of Islam throughout the centuries. Many of these jurists are considered to be great thinkers who are independent and at the same time God-fearing.

This course is suitable for those who are looking for a holistic understanding of Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh. It covers the principles using both modern and classical texts as well as exploring other classical texts of the fiqh and usul al-fiqh to understand the thinking of the authors in the context of their time. These works show how brilliant and advanced these imams were and how far we have lagged behind in our ways by just following the books without thinking. This course will help students to rekindle the spirit of intellectual rigour and scholarly integrity.








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Program Structure

 

  • Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh (Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi)
  • The Four Madhabs – Follow Them, Leave Them or Mix Them?
  • Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 1
  • Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 2
  • Kitab al-Muhallā bi’l Athār – The Adorned Treatise (Ibn Hazm)
  • al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharī’a – The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law (Shaatibi)

Program Prerequisites

  • None

Program Summary

Course 1 – Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh – Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi

 

Course 2 – The Four Madhabs – Follow Them, Leave Them or Mix Them?

The Four Madhabs is a life-changing seminar by Shaykh Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi that explores in detail the origins, principles, development, differences, application, spread and the influence of the four common schools of thought – Maliki, Hanafi, Shafie’ and Hanabali Madhabs – and some of the less known ones. It also looks at the “alternative Madhabs” such as the Salafi, Ahl al-Hadith and “Progressive” schools and concludes with the relevance of Madhabs in the modern world and our attitude towards them.

The topics covered include:

  • What is the difference between Islam, Shariah and Madhab?
  • What is the purpose of Madhabs?
  • Do we need Madhab when we have Qur’an and Sunnah?
  • How did the Madhabs come into existence?
  • How did the Madhabs evolve?
  • Why are there differences between the Madhabs?
  • Should one follow a Madhab or not?
  • Can one pick and choose between Madhabs?
  • How should people of different Madhab view each other?
  • Who are the founders of the Madhabs and how are they linked to each other?
  • What is Salafi and Ahlul Hadith Madhab?
  • Are Madhabs relevant today?
  • What should be our attitude towards Madhabs and “No-Madhabs”?

Course 3 – Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 1

Shafi`icomposed this work in response to a request from the leading imam `Abd al-Rahman b. Mahdi to explain the significance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and their relationship, for deriving the law. The Risalah is a brilliant exposition of the basic principles of and argumentation in Islamic law. Itis the first explicit formulation of the terms and discipline ofusul al-fiqh.We will highlight how this discipline evolved, and then how it developed in later centuries.

Course 4 – Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part 2

Shafi`icomposed this work in response to a request from the leading imam `Abd al-Rahman b. Mahdi to explain the significance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and their relationship, for deriving the law. The Risalah is a brilliant exposition of the basic principles of and argumentation in Islamic law. Itis the first explicit formulation of the terms and discipline ofusul al-fiqh.We will highlight how this discipline evolved, and then how it developed in later centuries.

Course 5 – Kitab al-Muhallā bi’l Athār – The Adorned Treatise (Ibn Hazm)

Kitab al-Muhalla bi-l-athar is considered one of the primary sources of the Zahiri or literalist school, and a masterpiece of fiqh. In it Ibn Hazm discusses each question of fiqh, separately citing the views of scholars of other schools and their evidence for those views. He then discusses why he judges their arguments incorrect, and puts forward his own argumentation and the evidences for that.We will explain the importance of this work and its methodology, and the impact it had on later jurists.

Course 6 – al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharī’a- The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law (Shaatibi)

This is the first comprehensive and coherent exposition of the objectives of Shari`ah. We will give a detailed introduction to this work and explain its contemporary relevance, how it has been misread in some respects by many Muslims (and non-Muslims), with emphasis on recent misunderstanding and misapplication of the concept of maqasid.

Important Dates – (Year – 2017)

[This Diploma is part of Term-3 : Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences – Level 2]

Classes           – (25th Nov 2017 to  10th Feb, 2018)

Study Break – (11th Feb 2018 to 9th Mar 2018)

Exams            – (10th Mar 2018 to 13th Mar 2018)

Class Time   – Every Saturday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

(On the dates specified in the table below)

Individual Class Start and End Dates (All Class lectures are delivered online on CIC LMS)

 Class Name

Session 1 & 2]

Session 3 & 4]

 Live Tutorial

Introduction to Usul al-Fiqh (Mabadi book of Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi) 25th Nov 2017 2nd Dec 2017  4th Dec 2017
The Four Madhabs – Follow Them, Leave Them or Mix Them ? 9th Dec 2017  16th Dec 2017 18th Dec 2017
Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part  1  23rd Dec 2017 30th Dec 2017 1st Jan 2018
Kitab al-Risāla – Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Imam Shafie) – Part  2  6th Jan 2018  13th Jan 2018  15th Jan 2018
Kitab al-Muhallā bi’l Athār – The Adorned Treatise (Ibn Hazm)  20th Jan 2018  27th Jan 2018  29th Jan 2018
al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharī’a – The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law(Shaatibi)  3rd Feb 2018  10th Feb 2018 12th Feb 2018

Any changes in the dates for the examinations, quiz will be published in the Learning Management System to the students enrolled.


Diploma in Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies

Diploma in Usul al-Fiqh and Fiqh Studies

 

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Access to Class videos 4 months
LMS Student Collaboration Yes
Exams Yes
Online Quiz Yes
Number of Courses 6
Live Tutorial once every two weeks Yes
Duration 4 months
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Discounted Price (upto 25% Discount – till 1st Oct 2017) £299.00
Normal Price £399.00
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