About this course
This course is for those who want to refresh and advance their knowledge in Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) and develop confidence in responding to normal everyday queries. ‘Alimiyya students sometimes lose touch with fiqh after the fourth year of the course or feel that they had not put sufficient effort into it during their earlier study of it. In fact many graduates who become imams or teachers start experiencing the practical demands and questions of the wider society and feel the need to reconnect with their fiqh or even undertake a fresh study of it.
If this has been your feeling then the Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence Program is designed for you.
The course will cover a detailed fiqh manual, an usul al-fiqh text, provide a better understanding of the Hanafi school, its development, objectives and its evidences, and provide detailed coverage of the most important rulings of purity, salat, funerals, fasting, zakat, hajj, marriage, divorce, and business.
This course is not as intensive or demanding as the “Specialisation in Fiqh and Ifta’ Program,” and therefore advanced students of Islamic sacred knowledge may also apply. However, sufficient Arabic skills to understand the Arabic texts covered is required.
This course is open to brothers and sisters and is also offered online.
Subjects covered (subject to change)
- A study of a detailed fiqh manual such as Al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab (a commentary of Quduri rich in furu’), especially focussing on the chapters generally not covered in all ‘alimiyya programs.
- A contemporary text in Usul al-Fiqh (Masarr al-Wusul ila ‘ilm al-Usul)
- An overview of the Hanafi school through madkhalworks, such as those by Naqib and Salah Abu ’l-Hajj
- A comprehensive coverage of modern day issues and questions related to tahara, salat, fasting, zakat, hajj, funerals, marriage, divorce and business from contemporary fatwa works
- Evidences of the Hanafi school through I’la al-Sunan, Nasb al-Raya and other works
This program taken along with the Advanced Islamic Theology Program is intended to create confidence in religious leadership, imamat, chaplaincy, teaching and generally dealing with the wider intellectual, sociological and religious challenges of our times.
Start date: Mid September 2018
Duration: 1 year
Cost £1,299.00 (discounted)
(A discount will be applied for taking the Advanced Theology and Jurisprudence Programs together. £2,299.00)
Direct Debit £1,499.00
(A discount will be applied for taking the Advanced Theology and Jurisprudence Programs together. £2,599.00)
Times: Monday to Wednesday 8:30am to 12:30pm British Standard Time (4:30am to 8:30am US Eastern).
This course is available online with recordings available for people in different time zones who cannot attend live.
Venue: Whitethread Institute
329-333 High Street (2nd floor)
London E15 2TF
(former site of Interlink College)
*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this advert is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to on-going development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.
“…In a nutshell, the course for me has served the purpose it set out to fulfil and has been the perfect stepping stone into the world of Islamic academia. I hope to continue reaping from future courses at Whitethread Institute…”
“Despite being an online student and not being in-person at the Institute, I have found that the course has helped me to make the jump from simply sufficing with the text I am studying to regularly referring to other texts and resources to verify my understanding and to gain more depth, both because of the teachers and other students…”
“…The course is an excellent refresher for those that have graduated but lost touch with their studies. I'd also recommend it for someone who wants to study the madhab of these lands under experienced teachers and hasn't necessarily studied it before…”
“…The instructors have clearly made a lot of effort in making the material relevant, teaching masaail from a contemporary point of view where needed. The Dalaail and Maqaasid course deserves special mention as I have never experienced anything like it before in my prior studies. We were taught to look at issues critically and investigate masaa'il by looking at multiple texts and view points. It was an intellectually thrilling experience, and resulted in a more nuanced appreciation of scholarship…”
“…The institute is built around a developed level of study, it broadens your mind to a new way of living. The style of teaching is very well adapted to the times we live in which is essential for any British Muslim seeking out Islam. I recommend the institute to all seekers of Islam and pray Allah makes it easy for you”
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