8 WEEK COURSE
Starts 2nd October
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL LOGIC (MANTIQ)
Based on Imam Athir al-Din al-Abhari’s Isagoje
The objective of this course is to give people, especially students of knowledge, a good foundational understanding of logic, its importance and its application in the academic sphere, whereby they are able to first think coherently prior to embarking on their journey towards critical thinking.
If mantiq has always bewildered you, this course will help you make sense of the important subject
Course Starts on 2nd October!
- Definition of logic (mantiq), its importance and main objective
- Brief history of its founder, its transition and subsequent development in the Islamic world
- Answering the objections surrounding its permissibility
- Its relevance, link with other sciences and application in the 21st century
- Brief introduction of the author and the text
- The two main discussions covered in logic: ‘tasawwurat’ (conceptions) and ‘tasdiqat’ (judgments)
- Introductory discussion of ‘tasawwurat’ – The Five Universals
- Objective of ‘tasawwurat’ – Definiens
- Introductory discussion of ‘tasdiqat’ – Propositions and their Rulings
- Objective of ‘tasdiqat’ – Syllogism (Qiyas)
- The need for signification (dalaalah) as a prerequisite to understand anything in logic
- The types of significations and which types are employed by the logicians
- The objective of studying the five universals
- The five universals and their definitions: genus, specie, differentia, common accident and particular accident
- The importance of constructing correct definitions using the five universals
- The method of according things their definitions which are both jami’ (comprehensive) and mani’ (preventative)
- The definition of a proposition and its role in a syllogism
- Types of propositions – categorical and conditional
- Rulings pertaining to propositions – contradiction and conversation
- The definition of syllogism, its types and various forms
- Deductive reasoning and its contrast to inductive reasoning
- The Five Skills (Sana’at khams)
- Islamic Epistemology
Course Starts on 2nd October!
|Shaykh Muhammad Yasir Al-Hanafi|
Course Start Date
|2nd October 2021|
|Saturdays 2pm to 3.30pm British Standard Time|
|Online (Recordings of the live sessions are available for this course)|
*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.
Shaykh Muhammad Yasir Al-Hanafi
Studied at Dewsbury madrasah where he completed his hifz & aalimiyyah class from 2001-2011. He then did a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Psychological studies. He also managed to complete his MA in philosophy at Warwick university. He is currently serving as an Imam at Masjid Toheed Ul Islam (Aylesbury) and the headteacher of maktab in the Mosque.