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Usul al-Shashi with Shaykh Akram Nadwi

This four-part course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of the Principles of Jurisprudence based on the text Usul al-Shashi.

Usul al-Shashi is a well-known compendium on the principles of Islamic jurisprudence according to the Hanafi school. Despite its brevity and conciseness, the text is fit for a full, detailed study as it clearly articulates the position of the school, rather than the views and opinions of particular notable jurists. 

The study of usul al-fiqh focuses on the principles upon which scholars have expounded upon regarding Islamic jurisprudence. It also includes the study of the historical development of the discipline. The goal is to become familiar with the historical, social and religious factors in the development of Islamic legal schools and to become acquainted with the framework of jurisprudential discussion. Students who study this module should have completed some previous studies in the area, as tuition will be based around how the established sources of Islam have been utilised by Imams, and how they are used in the practice of ijtihad so as to form clear and delineated schools of thought.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:
• Demonstrate considerable understanding of the development of usul al-fiqh.
• Apply traditional usul al-fiqh to the modern era.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding of the methodology of Islamic lawmaking.
• Confidently recall the position of the Hanafi school of thought on different usuli principles.
• Understand the origins of the differences in the schools of Islamic law.

Key Information:

Location: London (E1) & LIVE Online
Time: 10am – 5pm
Duration: 4-day course (Sundays)

27th Oct. 2019
3rd Nov. 2019
24th Nov. 2019
1st Dec. 2019

Course Fees:

Early Bird: £80 
Full price: £100 

Online (includes livestream + 5 days recorded access):
Early Bird: £120 
Full price: £140 

Register before 18th October 2019 and SAVE £20 using discount code: earlybird

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