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ADV1617 Objectives of Islamic Law (Hujjatullah al-Baliga)

Advanced Level, Islamic Scholarship Programme

Instructors

Shaykh M Akram Nadwi

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ADV1617 Objectives of Islamic Law (Hujjatullah al-Baliga)

Module 5: Objectives of Islamic Law

Unit 1: Objectives of Islamic Law
Seminar: Introduction to al-Muwaffaqat

Overview

This module will cover the great work of Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi, Hujjatullah al-Baligha (The Profound Evidence of Allah). The text is monumental due to its balance and depth in explaining the wisdom of Islamic rulings through a study of the Prophetic hadith. Through critical analysis of the text, students will be able to put Islam into context and make a connection between each juristic ruling, because the Hujjat makes all the parts of Islam whole. The study of this work refines the intellect; and by studying how the author addressed the hadith corpus to the challenges of his time, we will be better prepared to apply the same corpus to the challenges of the present era. Similarly, students will discuss the dangers of attempting to make the wisdom or higher objectives (maqasid) of the Shari’ah into independent sources of the Law.

Primary Text: 

Hujjatullah al-Balighah

About the Text:

The magnum opus of Shah Wali Allah, Hujjatallah al-Baligha, is a comprehensive and cogent work presenting a synthesis of the Islamic creed, devotions, transactions, morals, social philosophy, statecraft and spirituality. Few works can compare with the compendious yet clear and cohesive exposition attempted in the text, which laid the foundation of a new dialectical theology for the modern age of reason.

About the Author: 

Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi was born in 1703 C.E. four years before the death of the ruler Aurangzeb. His father, Shah Abdur Raheem was among the leading Hanafi jurists and a distinguished scholar of Islam in Delhi. Shah Wali Allah was introduced to Islamic education at the age of five and completed the recitation of the Quran by the age of seven. At the age of 23 he travelled to Makkah for pilgrimage. During his stay in Makkah he received training and Ijazah in hadith from various leading scholars of the Hijaz. Upon his return to India, he remained busy in teaching and writing until his death on 20th August, 1762.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the objectives of Islamic law
  • Critically evaluate the usage of the ‘maqasid’ as a source of Law
  • Understand the priorities of different rules in Islam
  • Articulate the reasoning for the differences in the development of the major legal schools

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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 Objectives of Islamic Law (Hujjatullah al-Baliga)

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 Objectives of Islamic Law (Hujjatullah al-Baliga)

Module 5: Objectives of Islamic Law

Unit 1: Objectives of Islamic Law
Seminar: Introduction to al-Muwaffaqat

Overview

This module will cover the great work of Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi, Hujjatullah al-Baligha (The Profound Evidence of Allah). The text is monumental due to its balance and depth in explaining the wisdom of Islamic rulings through a study of the Prophetic hadith. Through critical analysis of the text, students will be able to put Islam into context and make a connection between each juristic ruling, because the Hujjat makes all the parts of Islam whole. The study of this work refines the intellect; and by studying how the author addressed the hadith corpus to the challenges of his time, we will be better prepared to apply the same corpus to the challenges of the present era. Similarly, students will discuss the dangers of attempting to make the wisdom or higher objectives (maqasid) of the Shari’ah into independent sources of the Law.

Primary Text: 

Hujjatullah al-Balighah

About the Text:

The magnum opus of Shah Wali Allah, Hujjatallah al-Baligha, is a comprehensive and cogent work presenting a synthesis of the Islamic creed, devotions, transactions, morals, social philosophy, statecraft and spirituality. Few works can compare with the compendious yet clear and cohesive exposition attempted in the text, which laid the foundation of a new dialectical theology for the modern age of reason.

About the Author: 

Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi was born in 1703 C.E. four years before the death of the ruler Aurangzeb. His father, Shah Abdur Raheem was among the leading Hanafi jurists and a distinguished scholar of Islam in Delhi. Shah Wali Allah was introduced to Islamic education at the age of five and completed the recitation of the Quran by the age of seven. At the age of 23 he travelled to Makkah for pilgrimage. During his stay in Makkah he received training and Ijazah in hadith from various leading scholars of the Hijaz. Upon his return to India, he remained busy in teaching and writing until his death on 20th August, 1762.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the objectives of Islamic law
  • Critically evaluate the usage of the ‘maqasid’ as a source of Law
  • Understand the priorities of different rules in Islam
  • Articulate the reasoning for the differences in the development of the major legal schools

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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