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The Fiqh of Muslim Life in the Modern Era � The Lawful and the Prohibited


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Course Overview

This course will cover an array of topical areas and contemporary issues, ranging from the�Ahkam�(rules) of the fundamental beliefs in Islam to the day-to-day dress code for believing men and women. The emergence of modern medicine will be covered in-depth, in addition to an introduction to the role of the individual in the family home.

Students will leave with an overview of the lawful and prohibited acts relating to everyday life.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Understand the essence of �Halal� and �Haram�
  • Understand the wisdoms behind commands and prohibitions in Islam
  • Understand the role of Local and Traditional Custom in Islamic Law
  • Understand the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) relating to Islamic beliefs and mannerisms
  • Understand the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) relating to food and drink
  • Understand the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) relating to clothing and adornment
  • Understand the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) relating to the basics of the family home

Course Content

  • The essence of �Halal� and �Haram�
  • Doubtful Matters
  • Islamic Beliefs and Customs
  • Oaths and Vows
  • Interpretation of Dreams
  • Superstition and Myths
  • Omens
  • Charms and Amulets
  • Mourning for the Dead
  • Cultural Customs in Islam
  • Food and Drink according to the Sunnah
  • Concept of Tayyib
  • Food of the People of the Book
  • The Islamic Manner of Slaughtering
  • Medicine, Drugs and Intoxicants
  • Prophetic Medicine
  • Blood Transfusion and Organ Donation
  • Alcohol Preservative
  • Clothing and Adornment
  • Haircutting and Beard Length
  • Cosmetics: Make-Up, Perfume and Plastic Surgery
  • Jewellery for Men and Women
  • Fashion and Hijab
  • Photographs, Paintings and Decoration in the Home
  • Animals as Pets
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Virtues of Employment
  • Employer � Employee Relationship
  • Interaction with Colleagues
  • Communication with Opposite Gender at Work