Course Overview 

The first in a series of courses which covers one of the four main primers of the Hanafi school; Imam Nasafi’s Kanz al-Daqa‘iq. It gathers issues from several of the key works of the school to summarize its issues. The purpose of this class is to consolidate previous foundations on the subject and to deepen the understanding of the rulings of worship, covering the chapters of purity, prayer, fasting, charity, and Hajj.

Allah Most High says, “I have not created jinn-kind nor mankind for any purpose other than to worship Me.” (Qur’an, 51:56). All Muslims need to know and understand the rulings of worship—after all, it is engaged in every day and is a defining hallmark of being Muslim. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The first thing the servant will be asked about on the Day of Judgement is his prayer.” 

The outcomes of this course are to clearly know the rulings related to worship at an intermediate level and consolidating one’s previous study of the subject. The Kanz al-Daqa‘iq is a precise, nuanced and comprehensive text that prepares students to study the advanced works of the Hanafi school.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the rulings related to worship at an intermediate level
  • Clearly understand the rulings related to worship 
  • Complete the study of an intermediate work in the Hanafi school
  • Be primed to study the advanced works of the Hanafi school of law