A two-part course with Shaykh Faraz Khan on the sins of the heart from Imam Nahlawi’s Uncovered Pearls on the Lawful and Prohibited, A Manual on Ethics, Character, and Creed.
Imam Nahlawi was a Damascene scholar of the last century (d.1931CE/1350AH) whose book is a notable contribution to the Islamic legal and ethical canon. The sections discussed in this course are summations of earlier formative works on Islamic ethics, such as Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences.
Imam Nahlawi’s fascinating work expounds upon the lawful and prohibited related to food, clothing, gender relations, earning a living, and general sins of the tongue, heart and limbs. However, far from being just a fiqh text, it discusses the ethics and virtues related to these issues, providing a well-rounded understanding. Many of the questions you have about daily life will be answered through this manual; you will be exposed to those areas of fiqh rarely looked at, but that govern our everyday actions; and most importantly, you will gain confidence in your every act of worship.
Most of the major fatwā collections contain a chapter on the lawful and prohibited (hazar wa ’l-ibaha). This manual draws from the major works and is supplemented with ample evidence from the Qur’an and hadith. It has been used as a scholarly reference for decades. The rulings in this work are relevant to all Muslims seeking an authoritative Sunni manual on the halal and haram in Islam. [source]
This course was held over two Saturdays, March 19th and 26th, 2016 at MCC East Bay 5724 W Las Positas Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94588.
Resources for seekers:
- COURSE: Excellence in Faith & Action (from Ghazali’s 40 Foundations of Religion)
- COURSE: Islamic Law for Seekers (Hanafi): Marriage & Divorce
- ARTICLE: Ramadan, Eid and the Pursuit of Islamic Knowledge
- ANSWER: Jihad, Abrogation in the Quran & the “Verse of the Sword”