Course: Key concepts of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh

Confused with different Fiqh rulings and you’re not sure which one’s right? This course will enlighten you with in-depth knowledge on the essential concepts of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh.
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  • Instructor : Shaykh Allie Khalfe
  • No. of lessons: 10
  • Category: Fiqh
  • Online at your own pace
  • Full lifetime access

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the essence of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh; definition and functions in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah.
  • Discuss of the underlying subtleties of difference in opinion within the  four schools in Fiqh
  • Grasp the theory of legal maxims according to the Qur’an and Sunnah
  • Comprehend the higher objectives of the Sharī'a or Islamic Law (Maqasid).

About This Course

Learning Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh is an integral part of Muslim conduct. As Muslims, we have to abide by certain rules to guide the Ummah towards the straight path, in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah.The set of unchangeable rules is known as Shari’a (Islamic law), whereas Fiqh is the term for Islamic jurisprudence. It is a process by means of which jurists derive sets of guidelines, rules and regulations based on the Shari’ah. Generally, we have the  four schools in Fiqh, namely Syafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali. All Muslims with cultural diversities and customs from all over the world follow different schools of Fiqh.

Participants will be equipped with an understanding of the underlying subtleties within the four schools in Fiqh and will experience first-hand how the various texts work including the matn, sharh and hashiya. They will become familiar with the chains of transmission, major works written and timelines of scholars and will be equipped with the theory of legal maxims and higher objectives of the sharī'a (Maqasid). Participants will also be equipped with understanding of why there are differences of opinion within the four schools in Fiqh and learn how to appreciate these variances.

In this course, Shaykh Allie Khalfe will explain key concepts and terminology in Fiqh and Usul al-fiqh based primarily on the Shafi’i School and the classic Poem or Matn of Qadi Abu Shuja’. This course will take you from performing basic acts of worship to understanding the sources they are derived from and their purposes.

Entry Requirements

  • This course is open to all students, aged 16 and above. No prior knowledge is required.