The Mark of a Jurist

The Rules of Fiqh

  • 17 April2018 - 31 December 2020
  • 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Online - Worldwide
  • Course Notes:
    Free folder with course notes complete with Quran and Hadith references
  • Course Audio:
    Free MP3 audio of each tutor session available to download
  • Breaks & Refreshments:
    Free refreshments provided during frequently held breaks throughout the course.
  • Q&A Session:
    Courses include Question and Answer session. Sisters only Q&A also available
  • Student Participation:
    Students encouraged to enhance learning via case based studies.

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How does the Shariah answer modern problems? How do jurists find answers to awe inspiring questions? Take a journey into the heart of fiqh and learn about the rules that govern it.

The essence of fiqh is based around certain golden rules which summarise for its student fiqh in all its vastness. Through these rules, a person increases in his wisdom, achieves scholarly insight, affirms the principles of fiqh, becomes aware of its specifics and, most importantly, these rules clarify to him the goals and purposes of Shariah.

“Nothing that I have ever studied about Islam, has changed my thinking and allowed me to mature in my thoughts about this deen and about what Allah wants from us from our life in the 21st Century, like the knowledge of the rules of Fiqh. A person who learns it grows wiser by the day and is rewarded with amazing insight into this religion.”
[Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury]

Introduction to the Rules of Fiqh

  • Importance of the Rules of Fiqh in the Shariah
  • Statements from scholars about the Rules of Fiqh
  • Differences between the Principles of Fiqh and Rules of Fiqh
  • Evolution of the Rules of Fiqh
  • Using the Rules of Fiqh to deduce rulings
  • Giving fatwa on the basis of the Rules of Fiqh
  • Importance of understanding the lofty Goals and Purposes of the Shariah
  • Some of the Goals and Purposes of Shariah

The Universal rules

RULE 1: All affairs are by their intentions

  • The Importance of this rule
  • Is the intention regarded in all types of actions?
  • Inter-joining intentions (2 or more intentions together)
  • Interchanging intentions
  • Subordinate rules that come under the first universal rule

RULE 2: Difficulty gives rise to ease

  • Types of difficulty
  • The level of incidental difficulty that gives rise to ease
  • Types of incidental difficulty
  • Types of ease
  • Important matters in applying ease
  • Subordinate rules that come under the second universal rule

RULE 3: All harm is to be removed

  • Conditions that must be fulfiled for the harm to be considered for removal
  • The manner of weighing benefits
  • The manner of dealing with harm
  • Subordinate rules that come under the third universal rule
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