This course is an introduction to fatwa methodology, the principles of issuing legal rulings
Uqud Rasm al-Mufti is a 74-verse poem, with rhyming couplets on fatwa methodology
The author, Ibn Abidin, is the most prominent Hanafi jurist from the Ottoman era
See how an accomplished Hanafi jurist, Dr. Ashraf Muneeb, explains the principles of ifta’
For more advanced students with sufficient background in fiqh and Arabic
About the Course
Uqud Rasm al-Mufti is the most advanced fatwa methodology book in the Hanafi madhab, that summarizes the necessary keys to issuing a fatwa in a poem of 74 verses.
This course will give you a solid introduction to fatwa methodology. You shall learn about various methods the salaf used for giving fatwa, the eleven principles of ifta’ such as how to choose between different opinions in a madhab or how and when legal rulings can be changed, which books you can and cannot depend on to give fatwa, when would it be obligatory or haram to give a fatwa, and so on.
Along with Dr. Ashraf’s other Arabic-based Hanafi fiqh, usul al-fiqh, and qawa’id al-fiqh courses, this fatwa methodology course will give students a solid grounding upon which to continue their advanced studies, for those who wish to become a mufti.
The course shall cover the entire 74-verse poem that comprises the text
مقدمة عن كتاب عقود رسم المفتي
مناهج الفتوى في السلف
طبقات مسائل الحنفية
قواعد رسم المفتي:
١- شروط أهلية المفتي
٢- إذا كانت المسألة ليس فيها إلا قول واحد للفقهاء الحنفية
٣- إذا كان في المسألة قولان عن الإمام أبي حنيفة
٤- الأخذ بقول أصحاب الترجيح
٥- الكتب غير المعتبرة
٦- الترجيح الصريح والترجيح الإلزامي
٧- صيغ الترجيح
٨- إذا رجح قولان
٩- إذا لم يثبت ترجيح من أصحابه
١٠- في اعتبار المفهوم
١١- العمل بالروايات المرجوحة
١٢- تغير الأحكام بتغير الزمان
Weekly Time Commitment
The course requires an estimated hour to an hour-and-a-half per week outside the live session to review the material and take notes.
Being conducted entirely in Arabic, the course assumes the level of proficiency required to attend a class, take notes, ask questions, and read a text in Arabic.
It is recommended that students have a solid background in fiqh and its usul before taking this course. Qibla’s Maraqi al-Falah, Usul ash-Shashi, and Qawaid al-Fiqh series taught by Dr. Ashraf, or having an equivalent background, is recommended.
What shall I know coming out of the course?
This course aims to teach you the keys needed to issuing a fatwa. You shall not be a mufti after having taken this course, but it shall give you a solid introduction to the tools and principles muftis work with, and a firm grounding upon which to continue your further studies.
Who is Ibn Abidin?
Ibn Abidin is the most prominent late jurist in the Hanafi school, as agreed upon by all the later scholars of the madhab. During the time of the Ottoman empire, he held the title of Amin al-Fatwa, the trusted custodian of the fatwa, in Syria. He composed over fifty works, and his most famous book of fiqh, Radd al Muhtar, is still considered the authoritative text of the Hanafi school today.
Why you mustn’t miss out on taking this course with Dr. Ashraf…
Dr. Ashraf is a Hanafi scholar with years of experience teaching, counseling extensively, and providing practical solutions for Muslims in the West. Possessing a deep understanding of the madhab and its practical application, at the same time possessing an acute awareness of the real-life issues facing modern Muslims in today’s world—he is ideally placed to teach a book on issuing fatwas, and impart to his students the wisdom with which it should be applied in our times.