Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence Program - Whitethread Institute

Academic Year 2022-2023

Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence Program

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 starts September 2022

On-site and Online

Course Fee


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Course Starts September 2022!

What our students say about the course

"…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."

Shirin Sheth

“Alhamdulillah very pleased to have joined this course. A must take for grads of Dars e Nizami courses. The lessons create confidence for those serving their communities as imams, teachers etc. and make up for the deficiencies/laziness from the days of studying in madrassah. Masha’allah I can only describe the teachers as Gems, full of knowledge and also ready to help. Taking this course has opened up to me just how much more there is to learn!”

Zayd Mehtar, UK

“The Advanced Jurisprudence course has been a very beneficial experience for me. Not only are the instructors demonstrably knowledgeable in their respective fields, but they are great teachers. Students are encouraged to ask questions in class and instructors make themselves available through discussion forums”

Umm Abdillah

"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. It has also enabled me to understand the abwab of Fiqh much better than I had before, which in turn has increased my confidence when needing to convey masa’il to others."

Imran Ahmed

"Immensely beneficial and completely interactive course, gave me the right understanding and confidence of even the most complex masa’il. In buyu’ (trade), it gave good insight in dealings with contracts of sharikah, mudarabah, waqf, hiba, wakalah, Kafalah, etc…… This course taught me to be responsible, liable, scrupulous and accountable in my everyday actions, dealings and speech. My personal message to Alims and Alimas is … take up these courses and develop yourselves in a short span of time, and become a source of guidance and spread the noor of this ilm in your community …. No words can do justice for what this course gave me. Alhamdulillah."

Nassuha Ebrahim, Saudi Arabia

Course Content

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 madkhal works, such as those by Naqib and Salah Abu ’l-Hajj
  • Comprehensive coverage of modern-day issues and questions related to tahara, salat, fasting, zakat, hajj, funerals, marriage, divorce and business from contemporary fatwa works
  • Evidence of the Hanafi school through I’la al-SunanNasb 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.

Course Starts September 2022!


Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera, Mufti Zubair Patel, Mawlana Zeeshan Chaudri


1 Year

Course Start Date

September 2022


Monday to Wednesday 8:30am to 12:30pm British Standard Time (4:30am to 8:30am US Eastern)


On-site and Online (Recordings of the live sessions are available for this course)

Course Fee


Monthly Instalments

£499.66 / month for 3 months
£249.83 / month for 6 months

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course 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.

Dr. Abdur-Rahman Mangera

A British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later undertook studies in ifta’ at Madrasah Zakariyya, South Africa, under Mufti Rada’ al-Haqq, and then at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India, under Mufti Muhammad Tahir Ghaziabadi. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His PhD research was a critical edition of Shaykh Abu ‘l-Layth al-Samarqandi’s Kitab al-Nawazil, hailed as the first fatwa collection in the Hanafi school. He holds an honorary fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College and at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Mufti Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West.

Mufti Zubair Patel

Mufti Zubair Patel graduated from the Alimiyya and Ifta’ at Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda Blackburn in 2005. He subsequently was selected to teach at the same institute for 3 years. Since leaving Blackburn, He has been teaching at Imam Zakaria Academy, Forest Gate, London where he holds a senior post and is well loved by both students and teachers alike, along with teaching at Jamia Al Rawda nearby.

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri

Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri began his studies in the Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury where he enrolled into the Alimiyya program. He then transferred to Imam Zakariya Academy, London where he completed the program. Thereafter he completed an MA in Islamic studies at Markfield Institute of Higher Education. He is currently a teacher at Imam Zakariya Academy in the Alimiyya program and a second year PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Shaykh Zeeshan is known for his avid love for reading and research and is therefore in charge of library and literary resources development at Whitethread Institute.

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