- Learn the basic fiqh of worship that is personally obligatory for everyone to know
- Learn the answers to the most commonly faced questions relating to the validity of worship and put your worship of Allah, Mighty and Exalted on solid ground
- The course consists of pre-recorded audio lessons, weekly Live Sessions and quizzes.
About the Course
The course shall consists of a very precise book, and it is dedicated only to what the author deemed the most vital aspects of basic worship. The entire text, which shall be covered in 2 parts, includes ritual purity, prayer, and fasting. In Part 1 we cover the chapters of ritual purity and prayer. The primary focus of the course is to read and explain the text, as intended by its author: that is in a concise and clear manner. The detailed rulings of the text will be further explained through discussion of practical real-life scenarios that commonly happen in these acts of worship, and the students’ own questions. Although the text and the course are not intended for exposition of the evidence of the rulings or fine juridical distinction, the course will put the rulings in context and will explain important fiqh principles that help the student appreciate the eco-system within which Islamic jurisprudence functions.
Book of Purification:
Week 1: Introduction; Types and rulings of water; Using the lavatory
Week 2: Wudu’ : Integrals of wudu’, sunnan of wudu’, etiquette of wudu’
Week 3: Purificatory bath (ghusl); Dry ablution (tayammum)
Week 4: Menstruation & lochia; Filth and its purification; Wiping on the footgear, casts, and wounds.
Book of Prayer:
Week 5: Times of prayer; The call to prayer (adhan); Conditions and integrals of prayer (1)
Week 6: Conditions and integrals of prayer (2); Wajib and sunnas of prayer
Week 7: Composition of a complete prayer; The group prayer; Post prayer adhkar
Week 8: Invalidators & non-invalidators of prayer & disliked actions in prayer (1)
Week 9: Invalidators & non-invalidators of prayer & disliked actions in prayer (2); Prostration of Forgetfulness
Week 10: Final Examination
The course consists of supplementary pre-recorded audio lessons, weekly live sessions where selected topics are taught.. Students are required to have read the assignment pages from the course book before attending the Live Session. Students are assessed through quizzes and a Final Examination and 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
Outside the Live Session, the course requires an estimated 1.5 hours per week to listen to the pre-recorded audio lessons, and an additional 1-1.5 hours review the material and take notes.
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No background is required: all are welcome!
Who is this course essential for?
In short, all Hanafi Muslims. This knowledge pertaining to acts of worship is personally obligatory. The vast majority of questions people face in the beginning stages of learning fiqh revolve around details pertaining to the validity of acts of worship, and different scenarios that may invalidate the act. This course is therefore perfect for the person who wants to gain this knowledge and put their ibada on solid ground, firmly securing the validity of their worship of Allah, Mighty and Exalted.
Who is Imam Shurunbulali?
Imam Shurunbulali is Abul Ikhlas Hasan ibn `Ammar ibn `Ali al Shurunbulali al Wafa’i (964-1069), a major Hanafi imam and verifier (muhaqiq) whose works form an integral part of the school. Shaykh Muhammad I`zaz `Ali states in his commentary on the Nur al Idah, quoting Shaykh Muhammad Amin (d: 1111): “He was from the elite and distinguished scholars of jurisprudence (fuqaha) and the most preferred of his time. He was the greatest of the latter day scholars in possession of fiqh, the most knowledgeable of them in the texts and its principles, and the most bountiful in his writings and authorship.” (Nur al Idah bil Isbah, Pg: 7 Qadim Kutub Khana Ed.)