- Complete your study of prayer from Part 1 of this course
- Develop a strong understanding of the important details of Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj
- Answer commonly faced questions related to these acts of worship
About the Course
Imam Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Sa’adaat (Ascent to Felicity) is an intermediate-level text on the fundamentals of worship according to the Hanafi school. Unlike much longer texts, such as Shurunbulali’s own Nur al-Idah, this text will not overwhelm you with its detail. At the same time, all important and every-day details are clearly discussed.
This course on intermediate Hanafi fiqh will give the student a solid presentation of everything one should know to make one’s worship valid, sound, and proper, and to know how to deal with the common matters and situations that affect one’s worship. In accordance with traditional modes of teaching, the instructor will unpack the words of Imam Shurunbulali, explaining his intent and clarifying details. Students will develop a sound understanding of prayer, Zakat, fasting, and Hajj.
- Week 1: Introduction; The Traveler’s Prayer, Prayer on Transport, and the Sick Person’s Prayer
- Week 2: Making Up for Missed Prayers; The Congregational Prayer
- Week 3: The forgetfulness prostration, the prostration of recital and the Friday Prayer
- Week 4: Various Sunna Prayers and Praying in the Kaaba
- Week 5: The Funeral Prayer and Burial; Mid-Term Examination
- Week 6: The Fiqh of Fasting
- Week 7: The Fiqh of Zakat
- Week 8: The Fiqh of Hajj – Part 1
- Week 9: The Fiqh of Hajj – Part 2
- Week 10: Final Examination
The course consists of weekly Live Sessions, pre-recorded audio lessons and quizzes on select weeks, handouts, and Mid-Term and Final Examinations. Students are highly encouraged to post their questions in the Forum over the course of the week, which are answered during the Live Sessions.
Weekly Time Commitment
The course requires an estimated 1 to 2 hours per week outside the live session to review the material and take notes. Weeks containing pre-recorded audio lessons may take more time.
The text of the course is Imam Shurunbulali’s Maraqi al-Sa’adaat (Ascent to Felicity, Translated by Faraz A. Khan). Students are responsible for sourcing their own copy of the text.
It is recommended students have taken LAH 101: Essentials of Islam (Hanafi) or LAH 111: Introduction to Islamic Worship (Hanafi) – Part 1 before enrolling in the course, however it is not a required pre-requisite to enrolling.
Students specifically interested in the Fiqh of Zakat or Hajj can thus enroll without having taken either of the recommended courses above.
Do you have unanswered questions regarding the practical nitty-gritty of Fasting, Zakat and Hajj?
How much money do I need to have for Zakat to be obligatory on me? Is it okay for me to give Zakat to build a masjid? If I forgetfully eat something, is my fast broken? Am I required to wake up before dawn to make my intention to fast that day? If I get my menstrual flow 20 minutes before Maghrib, is my fast still valid? What are the integrals of Hajj? What is haram to do when one is in a state of ihram during Hajj?
What shall I know coming out of the course?
The above are common questions many people have about Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj – questions they face in the course of practice. A proper understanding of these matters is important for us to ensure that we are properly fulfilling our obligations to Allah. This course will help you understand and answer these and many other practical questions related to Prayer, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj.
How shall this course help me on my way to mastering more advanced texts of fiqh?
This text also acts as a useful bridge for more committed students of knowledge. Before studying a more detailed fiqh book, it is highly useful to have all the essential details clearly learned and understood. This way, the nuances of longer texts are more likely to be mastered. This graduated approach is fundamental to sound traditional learning.