View Full Version : Introduction to Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence | Dr M Akram Nadwi | London

12-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Course Overview:
This course will cover the main areas of principles of Islamic jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh), and the historic, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools. The focus will be the four primary sources of Islamic law, together with the supplementary sources used in the practice of ijtihad (independent legal deduction).

Primary Text:
Mabadi Fi Usul al-Fiqh by Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi

About the Text:
Mabadi Fi Usul al-Fiqh by Shaykh Akram Nadwi is part of a series of five books written by Shaykh Akram Nadwi in order to introduce the sciences of Quran, Hadith, fiqh and Arabic language. The book provides an introduction to Usul al-Fiqh in a concise yet comprehensive way making a suitable book for a beginner.

Teaching Method:
During the course the primary text will be read in Arabic along with its translation, commentary and relevance to the wider field. There will be an encouragement for the teaching to be interactive, with questions both posed of the students and welcomed from them.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the development of usul al-fiqh
Show an understanding of the methodology of Islamic law-making
Critically discuss the primary and supplementary sources of Islamic law
Analyse the arguments and propositions used in legal rulings (fatwas)

Course Content:
The course will cover the following topics:
History of Islamic law
Factors involved in the emergence of the Islamic legal schools
Ijtihad (independent legal deduction)
The first source of law: the Quran
The second source of law: the Sunnah
The third source of law: qiyas (analogical reasoning)
The fourth source of law: ijma' (consensus of the community)
Supplementary sources of law
Differences in the methodology of various legal schools

Sunday 20th December 2015
Venue: Whitechapel, London E1
Online: Live & On-Demand
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
For more Info and Register:
alsalaminstitute. org / mabadi-fi-usul-al-fiqh/


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