Ifta’ Specialisation Program
- Duration 2 Years
- Days Mon to Fri
- Times 8.30am-12.30pm
- Start Date September 2020
- Venue Whitethread Institute, 329-333 High Street, 2nd floor, London, E15 2TF
The Whitethread Institute Ifta’ Program Online Pilot for 2019-2020
The advanced Specialisation in Fiqh and Ifta’ Program is a rigorous two-year course for which only a dozen or so places are available. The course is now available online for the 2019-20 Academic year to students who can show a high level of competence in the field of Fiqh and can rigorously maintain a long-distant online studying schedule full time.
If you are interested please apply today!
A post-graduate course focussed on developing the ability of ‘alimiyya graduates to proficiently research and formulate legal responses (fatwa) to both complex and everyday issues (nawazil).
The course comprises the study of important texts on usul al-fiqh (legal theory), qawa’id al-fiqh (legal maxims), usul al-ifta’ (principles of fatwa giving) and juz’iat (derivative rulings).
Students study research methodology and the ifta’ process in depth to attain proficiency in research and answering questions according to contemporary demands and sensitivities. Over the course period of two years, students practice answering over a thousand questions on a variety of topics.
The second year of the course includes a specialisation in at least one of a number of important areas:
- Islamic Bioethics (Medical Ethics and Medicine)
- Islamic Family and Marital Law
- Islamic Food and Dietary Law
- Islamic Inheritance Law
- Citizenship, Integration, and Political Issues
- Islamic Trade and Commerce
- Women Issues (Menstruation, Post-Natal Bleeding, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding)
- Astronomy and Prayer Times
Regular Teachers include Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera, Mufti Zubair Patel, Shaykh Zeeshan Chaudri
Guest teachers: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (Darul Iftaa, Leicester), Mufti Zubair Butt (Al-Qalam), and Mufti Sarfraz Ahmad (Birmingham Fiqh Council Birmingham), who have promised short seminars as and when possible.
Please note that this is an intense post-graduate course open to graduates of the dars nizami or equivalent system, who are juridically inclined, can demonstrate an adequate grasp of fiqh (Marghinani’s Hidaya), and possess an advanced level of Arabic text analysing skills.
Due to the interactive nature of the course and the individual one-to-one mentoring required, only limited spaces are available.
The course is now available online for the 2019-20 Academic year to students who can show a high level of competence in the field of Fiqh and can rigorously maintain a long-distant online studying schedule full time.
Open to ‘alims and ‘alimas
*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 and timings.