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ADV1617 Fiqh al-Mughni (Book of Transactions)

Advanced Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Instructors

Shaykh M Akram Nadwi

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ADV1617 Fiqh al-Mughni (Book of Transactions)

Module 2: Islamic Law

Unit 1: Book of Transactions
Seminar 1: Introduction to Kitab al-Hujjah ala Ahl al-Madina
Seminar 2: Introduction to Kitab al-Umm
Seminar 3: Book of Marriage
Seminar 4: Issuing Legal Verdicts

Overview 

This module is a comparative study of Islamic law. The text chosen for this area of study will highlight some of the most profound legal thought from contrasting legal traditions. The module will introduce a dynamic way of approaching traditional Islamic law; taking the schools of law as a foundation whilst applying a rigorous scholarly method that truly considers how traditional fiqh can be analysed in light of principles of hadith, Arabic language and Islamic legal theory (usul al-fiqh).

Primary Text:

Al-Mughni

About the Text

Imam al-Muwaffaq Ibn al-Qudama’s al-Mughni is one of the foremost legal masterpieces of Islamic civilisation, with a superb documentation of the juristic findings of the Sunni schools of Islamic law. The ‘Sultan of the Ulama’, Imam ‘Izz al-Din b. ‘Abd al-Salam, said, ‘In terms of quality and research, I have not seen in Islam the like of al-Mughni by Muwaffaq.’ The Hanbalis narrate that Imam Ahmad was seen in a dream and said, ‘Your companion al-Muwaffaq has not been remiss in [his] commentary [entitled al-Mughni].’ Ibn Taymiyyah is reported to have said, ‘No one has entered al-Sham after al-Awzaʿai with more knowledge of Islamic law than Shaykh Muwaffaq.’

About the Author

His full name was Muwaffaq al-Din Abu Muhammad Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi. Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi was a noted Hanbali ascetic, jurist and traditionalist theologian. He authored many treatises on jurisprudence and doctrine. He was born in Palestine in Jammain in 541/1147. He received the first phase of his education in Damascus where he studied the Quran and hadith. He left Palestine with his maternal cousin, ‘Abd al-Ghani, for Baghdad in 561. In later life, Ibn Qudamah left Damascus to join Salah al-Din in his expedition against the Franks in 573/1187, participating particularly in Salah al-Din’s conquest of Jerusalem. He died on Saturday, the Day of Eid al-Fitr on 7thJuly 620/ 1223.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in comparative Islamic law
  • Appreciate the expertise, sophistication and open-mindedness that characterised early legal thought
  • Understand legal reasoning of the different legal schools, including ones outside of the four well-known Sunni legal schools of law

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

This course is part of the Advanced Level Islamic Scholarship Programme

Advanced Level Alimiyyah Course

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ADV1617 Fiqh al-Mughni (Book of Transactions)

Advanced Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Instructors

Shaykh M Akram Nadwi

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

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ADV1617 Fiqh al-Mughni (Book of Transactions)

Module 2: Islamic Law

Unit 1: Book of Transactions
Seminar 1: Introduction to Kitab al-Hujjah ala Ahl al-Madina
Seminar 2: Introduction to Kitab al-Umm
Seminar 3: Book of Marriage
Seminar 4: Issuing Legal Verdicts

Overview 

This module is a comparative study of Islamic law. The text chosen for this area of study will highlight some of the most profound legal thought from contrasting legal traditions. The module will introduce a dynamic way of approaching traditional Islamic law; taking the schools of law as a foundation whilst applying a rigorous scholarly method that truly considers how traditional fiqh can be analysed in light of principles of hadith, Arabic language and Islamic legal theory (usul al-fiqh).

Primary Text:

Al-Mughni

About the Text

Imam al-Muwaffaq Ibn al-Qudama’s al-Mughni is one of the foremost legal masterpieces of Islamic civilisation, with a superb documentation of the juristic findings of the Sunni schools of Islamic law. The ‘Sultan of the Ulama’, Imam ‘Izz al-Din b. ‘Abd al-Salam, said, ‘In terms of quality and research, I have not seen in Islam the like of al-Mughni by Muwaffaq.’ The Hanbalis narrate that Imam Ahmad was seen in a dream and said, ‘Your companion al-Muwaffaq has not been remiss in [his] commentary [entitled al-Mughni].’ Ibn Taymiyyah is reported to have said, ‘No one has entered al-Sham after al-Awzaʿai with more knowledge of Islamic law than Shaykh Muwaffaq.’

About the Author

His full name was Muwaffaq al-Din Abu Muhammad Abd Allah ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi. Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi was a noted Hanbali ascetic, jurist and traditionalist theologian. He authored many treatises on jurisprudence and doctrine. He was born in Palestine in Jammain in 541/1147. He received the first phase of his education in Damascus where he studied the Quran and hadith. He left Palestine with his maternal cousin, ‘Abd al-Ghani, for Baghdad in 561. In later life, Ibn Qudamah left Damascus to join Salah al-Din in his expedition against the Franks in 573/1187, participating particularly in Salah al-Din’s conquest of Jerusalem. He died on Saturday, the Day of Eid al-Fitr on 7thJuly 620/ 1223.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in comparative Islamic law
  • Appreciate the expertise, sophistication and open-mindedness that characterised early legal thought
  • Understand legal reasoning of the different legal schools, including ones outside of the four well-known Sunni legal schools of law

Ready to Enrol?

Course Fees: £299.00

I am interested in other courses offered by Al-Salam Institute

This course is part of the Advanced Level Islamic Scholarship Programme

Advanced Level Alimiyyah Course

Find out more >

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